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Jeff Andrew
Summit County, Colorado, USA
08:15 pm

Equipment Details:

Camera: Nikon Z7II
Lens: Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
Focal Length: 14.5mm
Exposure: 6 seconds
ISO: 5000
Aperture: f/2.8

Post-processing Details:

Processed in Lightroom to brighten the foreground, correct the color balance and reduce noise.

Image Details:

A nice display of Zodiacal Light that appears to emanate from the setting planet Venus, but in reality is a glow of diffuse sunlight scattered by interplanetary dust. The light extends towards and past the Pleiades open star cluster and the Taurus constellation ending near the planet Mars. Also visible in this image is the Orion constellation, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Perseus constellation, the Double Star Cluster in Perseus, and the Aries constellation. In the foreground is the snow covered Gore Mountain Range of central Colorado.