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Tasmania, Australia. 20th of May, 2013

After the fog rolled in at the location where I shot my images "Tranquility" and "Iris", and with the dawn hour rapidly approaching, I headed to this sheltered bay and setup up for a time lapse showing the aurora slowly receding over the horizon. This is the first frame from the sequence.

The bright star just above the cloud and being reflected strongly in the water is Canopus the second brightest star in the night sky behind Sirius. The Large (lower) and Small (upper) Magellanic Clouds are above that, and are small satellite galaxies of out own Milky Way. The slightly pinkish bright spot in the band of the Milky Way is the Carina Nebula. A massive star forming region that is brighter and four times bigger that the famous Orion Nebula, but it is much less well known due to its close proximity to the south celestial pole making it not visible from the Northern Hemisphere.

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