Stunning Astrophoto: The Milky Way Seen in ‘Daylight’

Article written: 10 Jun , 2013
Updated: 23 Dec , 2015
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Ever seen the arc of the Milky Way in daylight? Astrophotographer Miguel Claro came as close as possible by capturing this view of ‘Via Lactea’ at dawn on May 11, 2013, with the stars of Saggitarius and Scorpius clearly visible, while the sky is slowly turning blue. The image was taken with a rocky region of the resort area of Portinho da Arrábida, in Portugal, visible in the foreground. Also visible is the Red Supergiant star Antares.

See Claro’s website for an annotated version of this image that identifies the various features.

Miguel used a Canon 60Da – ISO 1600; Exp.15 Sec; f/2.8; 24mm. The image was taken on May 11, 2013 at 5:14 AM local time.

What a great way to start the day!

Thanks to Miguel Claro for sharing his images.

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