Pink skies and the hidden galaxy

Pink skies and the hidden galaxy

Pink skies and the hidden galaxy

Well known ESO’s La Silla observatory lies just under a very colors-active sky. Due to „southatlantic anomaly“ can be the upper atmosphere there more impacted by particles from the Sun and bring various colors of airglow there. Unfortunatelly, the colors are invisible to the human eyes, but sensitive camera can easily capture that. Besides the airglow, another colors in the sky come from more distant Universe as emission nebulae like the large one in the top of the image. If you take a closer look in the open dome of 2.2-m MPG telescope, you can also literally reveal a dwarf galaxy. Well, not that dwarf – it’s the well know Large Magellanic Cloud. Captured on January 19th, 2015, on Canon 6D Baader Modified, Samyang 24 mm, f2.8, ISO 10000, 41x15s panorama (from tripod).

Check out more in video: ESOcast about Airglow
(produced by by European Southern Observatory)