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The Gegenschein at the end of the night
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Instrument   30 mm focal length, composite of 11 pictures
Exposure & film   10 s with digital camera Canon 30D + Sigma 30 EX 1:1.4
Date & place   October 21, 2007, Plovan (Finistère)
The Gegenschein is actually very difficult to catch. This is one of the best picture I have for this phenomenon. By pushing the contrast, it is possible to see a pale band tilt by 30° regarding the vertical, beginning above the small tree in the middle of the horizon and extending toward the Pleiade (the bright and undefined patch above left of the picture center). The light pollution and its orange halo don't facilitate its observation.
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