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David Hoskin
Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia, Canada
07:50 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Canon EOS T3i with 14mm Rokinon lens (ISO-1600, f/2.8, 20 second exposure)

Post-processing Details:

Software: Sequator for stacking 6 subs, Photoshop for contrast, brightness, and colour adjustment, and MS Photo for final tweaking of image.

Image Details:

Zodiacal light, seen in this image, is a faint hazy cone of light that extends from the western horizon along the ecliptic. The light cone points towards M45 and Mars. Zodiacal light is caused by sunlight reflecting off dust and ice particles within the plane of the solar system. In the spring zodiacal light is visible just after twilight under dark skies.