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The really faint Gegenschein
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Instrument   30 mm focal length, composite of 16 pictures
Exposure & film   10 s with digital camera Canon 30D + Sigma 30 EX 1:1.4
Date & place   October 19, 2007, Pleyben
Three days after I took the previous photo, I'm back in the Monts d'Arrée to try to catch the Gegenschein: it's a very faint glow at the exact opposite of the Sun displayed from dusts in the ecliptic plane. This glow is like an inconspicuous halo elongated along the ecliptic plane.
In this picture, the Gegenschein appear just above the oak, like a pale and colorless band tilt toward the lower right. Some thin cirrus mask it partially. It is visible at the same place in the previous photo. If you can't see it, it's normal :o)
Higher are the Andromeda Galaxy and in the Milky Way, the W of Cassiopeia with its double star cluster. There are also many other objects like the Triangulum Galaxy and star clusters.
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