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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Night Sky of Sicily by GiuseppeGiacoppo
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Night Sky of Sicily

November 7th, 2013

Stars above a little village near Messina in Sicily, Italy.

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.

Photo Settings: 50mm, f/4, 8 seconds, ISO 3200.

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astronomy » black » blue » dark blue » italy » long exposure » messina italy » night » photography » siciliy italy » silhouette » sky » stars »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: smak910
about 10 years, 8 months ago
I wonder if that big bright patch is a galaxy? Andromeda perhaps? Does anyone know... I love this photo for my iPad background. Darker images help me see the letters on below icons much better.
Posted By: patashnik
about 10 years, 8 months ago
smak910, I don't believe Andromeda is visible with the naked eye (maybe in a few hundred million years). That might be a neighbouring dwarf galaxy like one of the Magellanic Clouds. It would be strange to see that and not the Milky Way side-on.

Anyway, the tone and gradient are beautiful, and what a picturesque silhouette! The skies are so clear down there!
Posted By: bocceball63
about 10 years, 8 months ago
Love this picture. My grandparents were from Sicily and I've always wondered what the sky looks like at night. Please take some more photos of Sicily and post them. Beautiful!
Posted By: GiuseppeGiacoppo
about 10 years, 7 months ago
Hi I'm the author of this photo :) That bright patch is the orion nebula

Andromeda is visible with naked eye :) I took other photos that night and in one of them you can see andromeda(very small), this is my flickr account with my photos:

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