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Kernhofer Gscheid with Moon and Pleiades

Kernhofer Gscheid with Moon and Pleiades

Notes: A photo of the eastern sky at a remote astrophoto site: The Kernhofer Gscheid, a mountain pass with a peak altitude of 970 m above sea level in the Lower Austrian Pre-Alps. The moon at the image center was actually a small sickle, but appears blown-out in this 15 second exposure. Directly above the moon are the Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters or Messier 45. The greenish spot below the moon is a lens reflex of the moon. The moon is nicely framed by fir trees.

See also an timelapse video of the southeastern sky at Kernhofer Gscheid including Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars of the same night (YouTube Link). Many cars passing by and my red headlight often light up the trees in the foreground.


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