Southern ways

Southern ways

Southern ways

When you travel from south to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, the highway leads you across the mountainous part of the Atacama desert. Staying about 55 km (32 miles) south from Chajnantor Plaetau, home of the ALMA observatory, you can spot the summit of the volcano Miñiques. Surrounded by very slightly illuminated clouds by the setting young Moon, it makes perfect foreground for the Milky Way with wonderful emission nebulae close to the southern sky pole. This way is ostensibly directed the highway, getting your view trough the front car window to the majestic Large Magellanic cloud. As a bonus, an isolated gravity waves appeared in airglow just below the dwarf galaxy. This image was captured during ESO UHD expedition on 10 April 2016. Used Canon 6D Baader IR modified, Samyang 24 mm, f2.8, ISO 10000, 18x15s panorama from tripod.