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Southern Cross Over Church of the Good Shepard

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247 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a church under a starry night sky; astrophotograph created by John Freeman in Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

Southern Cross Over Church of the Good Shepard

247 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

The Church of the Good Shepherd, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo amongst the natural beauty of the lake and the mountains. The Lake Tekapo area is recognized as one of the darkest sky areas in the entire world, ideal for night photography

Before we departed on our trip to Australia and New Zealand I had done extensive planning for this photo. Using Photo Pills I determined that it should be possible to find a location near the church that would allow me to have the Southern Cross, which is part of the southern Milky Way, directly above the church.

Visible directly above the church is the Southern Cross. The two cloud-like patches of light in upper right are the neighboring galaxies known as the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic Cloud and are only visible in the Southern Hemisphere skies. They are about 170,000 light years away and the Large Magellanic Cloud contains about 10,000 million stars. These are the closest galaxies to our own and are a stunning sight whether viewed with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. They are considered to be satellite galaxies linked by gravity to the Milky Way.

Date & TimeJanuary 11, 2019:  11:30pm
LocationLake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand
Coordinates-44.002567, 170.482194
Focal Length35mm
Aperturef/2.8
Shutter Speed13 sec.
ISO3200
Number of Exposures30

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Total Pixels247,010,668
Horizontal Pixels18,596
Vertical Pixels13,283
Aspect Ratio1.4 : 1
File Size1,411 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.17 feet
Height @ 300ppi3.69 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)10.33 feet
Height @ 150ppi7.38 feet

Date & TimeJanuary 11, 2019:  11:30pm
LocationLake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand
Coordinates-44.002567, 170.482194
Focal Length35mm
Aperturef/2.8
Shutter Speed13 sec.
ISO3200
Number of Exposures30

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