French mills haloed by the Milky Way
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At the top of a panoramic hillock not far from Saint-Émilion (France), 5 mills dating from the 16th century stand proudly. Two of the five winged mills have been renovated and magnify the Bordeaux vineyards. Three of the five mills can be seen here... including the two most beautiful!
Located more than 40 km from Bordeaux, this site is ideal for astrophotography. Nevertheless, the light pollution of the city of Libourne is visible to the left of the central mill, in the form of a very luminous white halo which masks the heart/bubble of the Milky Way...
The Milky Way is very high in the sky at the moment, the constellation Cygnus, with its numerous red nebulae, is at its zenith. To the right of the Milky Way, you can see the Andromeda galaxy, located very close to its neighbour, the Triangulum galaxy. Or, further down, the Pleiades and the California Nebula...... And so on...
This panoramic photograph was taken with a Sigma 28mm f1.4 and a Canon 6d astrodon. More than 50 images were needed to form this large puzzle..... A final image of more than half a billion pixels... So the computer suffered a lot (and so did I
)... So here is a very (very very) compressed and cropped view. Ps: for the purists, no stacking
I hope you'll like it! Have a good week
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