Image Credit & Copyright: Tanja Schmitz (Sund).  Look below for more links to her amazing work.

First of all, Tanja and Cory if you read this; allow me to congratulate you on your recent marriage and best of luck!

This beautiful Milky Way image was captured in Sutherland, Northern Cape-South Africa in the Karoo along the path of a now dried up stream and water fall.  This location sits at 4760 ft. (1,450 km) above sea level, thus it boasts some of the worlds clearest and darkest skies as well as some of the most stunning views of the southern hemisphere skies.  The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) also resides in Sutherland which houses the massive 11 m South African Large Telescope (SALT) as well as some eight or nine other observatories at the site.

If you ever get the chance to head out there (which I recommend) you must bring your binoculars and camera at the very least and take in that amazing sky.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it.  If you want more information and image choices hit the links below and go wild!  Please feel free to let me know what you think as comments are always welcome and if you wish follow me on my blog and Twitter @DanSpace77.

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