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Scorpius Rising from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Observer
Peter Anderson
Time of observation
09/04/2011 - 12:45
Object
Scorpius rising
Observing location
Maleny Queensland looking east and south east
Equipment
Canon G11 camera 6.1mm (28mm equivalent)
Exposure
1600ISO 15 seconds at F2.8
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The occasion was the reception after my first son's wedding. The reception place is near Maleny, a town in the mountains behind the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. It overlooks the Sunshine Coast which is to the east. Looking towards the lights of the Sunshine Coast the volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse mountains (named by Cook), are thrown into profile. This is a panorama of two images  of 28mm equivalent focal length and the join is faintly visible because of the difference in illumination.  On the left hand side Scorpius is rising with the milky way below. 

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