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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park is a very popular site for sunrise. This image was made well before sunrise in deep twilight. The Milky Way galaxy parallels the arch and at lower left above the arch is the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), also elongated horizontally. Just above the Milky Way is the constellation Lyra.
Technical. This is an 11 frame mosaic made with a Canon 1D Mark IV 16-megapixel digital camera, a 20 mm f/2.8 lens at f/2.8, ISO 1600, 30 second exposures. Light on the arch was by a flashlight pointed at the ground at my feet, so reflected off the ground, making a red color, then reflecting off the arch, making redder color. Final image is 13678 pixels high by 11696 pixels wide. The field of view is over 90 degrees wide and 120 degrees tall.
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Image ID: mesa.arch.c04.22.2012.c45i8426-36t1.i-1024v.jpg
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Last updated May 29, 2019