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Milky Way over the Major Sentinel

"Monjes de la Pacana” or Pacana Monks are located in “La Pacana” a Miocene age super volcano-caldera which happens to be in a big uninhabited silicic...
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"Monjes de la Pacana” or Pacana Monks are located in “La Pacana” a Miocene age super volcano-caldera which happens to be in a big uninhabited silicic ignimbrite volcanic field area relatively close to the Chilean-Argentinian border.

These gigantic stone pillars were formed after the giant Atana ignimbrite, the fifth larger eruption known, an intense volcanic activity between 3.8 and 4.2 million years ago and after additional million years of erosion, the pillars took the shape we can appreciate now.

In the image, we can see the "Centinela mayor" or Major Sentinel pointing directly to the NGC 5139 Omega Centauri globular star cluster, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Canopus to the right, Crux and NGC 3372 Carina Nebula above to the right, an intense green and reddish airglow lighting the horizon, and last, but not least, the Milky Way arc all over the scene just “touching” the pillar edge.

EXIF:
ISO 3200, F1.4, 13 sec
Camera: Sony A7III Full Spectrum using Visible + H-Alpha filter
Lens: Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM
Place: "Monjes de la Pancana” or Pacana Monks
Location: Antofagasta Region, Chile.
Date 03-31-2022 between 03:56 to 04:11 UTC
Elevation: 4400 m - 14435 ft

Technique: Panorama 38 singles images (no tracking or stacking)
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