Night in Mala Fatra - 20 August 2009

I have spent three days in beautiful mountains Mala Fatra with my son. Each day was full of hiking. We spent nights at chalets. As during the day as during the night the sky was absolutely clear. Milky Way was excellent. People should not use too much light in their town but stare at stars.

It took me several minutes to take in bright of Milky Way. I noticed several meteors - Perseids, of course. After that I was taking some photos from tripod. Unfortunately I did not have any mount with me – it is too heavy for three-day hiking tour. I think I will come back and try to use this black sky in the future for some faint object in the sky.

Technical information:
Optics:Canon EFS 18-55
Exposure:12x3 min
Date & time:19 August 2009 at 23:26 UTC
Location:m above the sea
Atmosphere:Chalet under Chleb (1415 m above the sea)
Camera:Canon 350D
Some from daylight.