The Castles and The Milky Way

2017 | Milky Way | Constellations | Light Pollution | Saturn


   Hohenschwangau - Ostallgäu, Bayern (DE) Hohenschwangau - Ostallgäu, Bayern (DE)
   Nikon D750 - ISO2500 Exp 15s F/2.8 Nikon D750 - ISO2500 Exp 15s F/2.8
   14.08.2017 08.14.2017    22:43 10:43 p.m.
EN This picture was captured in Ostallgäu region, located in the state of Bavaria, one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the background, we can see the mountains of the Alps, really close to the border of Austria. The light pollution originates from the lighting of public streets of Hohenschwangau and also from its famous castles: Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein - yellow light to the right and white light to the left, respectively. Between them, it’s perceivable the Milky Way arch on the Sagittarius constellation (on the horizon); moving upwards, the Scutum and part of the Aquila. To the right, there’s the Scorpius constellation with the tail hidden. In the projection of the yellow flare of the Hohenschwangau Castle, we can see the Saturn planet, lit to almost 100% and with an apparent magnitude of 0.33. Lastly, note the light trail from the cars circulating on “St. Coloman’s” road, by the catholic church with the same name.