Milky Way and Galactic Core

19th October 2014 9:35pm NZST

 

This panorama was taken on the rail trail near the Kaituna quarry. I had forgotten my panorama head, so this was taken on a ball head tripod which meant that the camera rotated over a distance of about 10cm - ie it didn't rotate about the no-parallax point. There is light from Christchurch and Lyttelton affecting the image near the horizon. The pink glow to the SW is most likely from weak auroral activity.