Interesting Photo of the Day: Milky Way Lighthouse

At night, lighthouses can seem magical. In this case, a lighthouse appears to be light painting the Milky Way into the sky:

Milky Way rising over lighthouse

“Milky Way Lighthouse” by Trevor Dobson (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

The image by photographer Trevor Dobson is a composite of the Milky Way. It was shot near the Guilderton Lighthouse in Western Australia, near the city of Perth. The photo—or rather photos—were shot using a crop sensor Nikon D5100, which was paired with a 35mm lens. The settings used were ISO 3200, f/2 and 13 seconds, and the finished image has a humongous 150 megapixel resolution and stretches 200 degrees from east to west.

Amazingly you can even see some small and large magellanic clouds above the light pollution created by the city in the background. Excellent post-production, too.

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