Uploaded 29-Apr-11
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Airglow at the Milky Way

The two Magellan Clouds below the southern Milky Way near the south celestial pole.

The green streaks near the horizon are produced by airglow.

The Tarantula nebula is visible as a bright spot at the top right of the Large Magellan Cloud.

The globular cluster 47 Tucanae is visible as a diffuse star just next to the Small Magellan Cloud.

Featured as Optics Picture of the Day by Atmospheric Optics.

Rio Negro, Argentina
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1 @ 50 mm, 30s, ISO 3200, No Flash

Airglow at the Milky Way