Lukas Gallo Photography submitted this photo to EarthSky Facebook:
The galactic core of Milky Way over Lake Tekapo in New Zealand, an International Dark Sky Reserve.
Nikon D7200,Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art
25sec x 12 images stacked 18mm ISO 1600
Thank you, Lukas!
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