Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. 7/02/2016
Spent a night out at my favorite place to sit and watch the world go by last weekend. I wanted to catch all the unaided eye planets and the rising central bulge of the Milky Way in the one panorama. With a crescent Moon rising on the horizon and slightly lighting up the landscape I had to work fast before the sky got too bright from the approaching dawn.
There are six planets in this image. Can you spot them all?
20 image panorama. Canon 6D, 24mm, F/2, ISO 6400, 15 second exposures.
my friends 3d printing me a adapter for my camera to go to my telescope .
I know I see Venus, shining brightly far above the rock structure on the left (fun fact: Venus is the only celestial object outside of the Sun and the Moon that casts light onto Earth).
Mars I think is the brighter, larger object to the left of dead center of the image.
Jupiter and Saturn I think are the two brighter objects to the left of the center of the Milky Way, stacked nearly vertically.
Mercury . . . Mercury usually stays close to the horizon, I'm guessing it's that slightly brighter, larger object above the right most yellow light spill near the horizon on the left.
And the sixth, ah, a trick question as Uranus and Neptune are not visible to the unaided eye from Earth. However, there's a whole lot of Earth in this image.
Great shot, I'm in awe.