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Exploring the Home Galaxy
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Location: La Silla Observatory, Chile
Date: 2014 April 5

Exploring the Milky Way, our home galaxy of over 300 billion stars. In the foreground is the New Technology Telescope (NTT) on La Silla (means the chair in Spanish), a site of the European Southern Observatory. The image is made with a fisheye 15mm lens and 45 seconds exposure tracked at 1/2 speed (starscape mode) with Polarie star tracker. Babak Tafreshi, ESO,