Photo of the week: mega galaxy above San Pedro de Atacama

Galaxy above San Pedro

We journeyed to San Pedro de Atacama partly in search of its promised cosmic vistas of our local neighbourhood galaxy. One night we took a guided ‘star tour’ out of the town to gaze through a dozen telescopes( ranging from the modest to the elaborate) at star clusters, nebulae, breathtakingly bright binary stars and saturn, rings and all. We set the camera on the ground and left it for the longest possible exposure to capture this picture of the Milky Way above us. This is our home.

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Victoria in Chile, Destinations, Photo of the Week 3 Comments

3 Responses to Photo of the week: mega galaxy above San Pedro de Atacama

  1. Amanda

    Amazing shot! Wow!

     
    • Victoria

      Thanks Amanda! Steve had a photo like this as his screensaver so it was pretty special to be able to take one himself.

       
  2. Flora

    Absolutely stunning :)
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