Image Credit & Copyright: Mikey MacKinven (Mikey Mack).
Here’s a beautiful shot from Mikey Mack of the 3151 meter (10,338 ft.) tall Mt Sefton bathed in freshly set moonlight with the Milky Way galaxy stretching high overhead. In this image you can really see some great nucleus detail in the Milky Way as the light from the core is shrouded by the thick dust lanes within it. Near top left you can clearly make out red supergiant Antares in the constellation Scorpio. This is a view I’d love to see and whether or not it ever gets checked off I can’t tell you but it will remain on the bucket list for a long time to come.
Mt Sefton resides over Mt Cook Village in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and it’s one of the country’s most beautiful sites and it affords the ability to hike a 3000 meter peak without any aid from vehicle, etc. In Maori legend, Takiroa (Mt. Sefton) is the guardian of Aoraki (Mt Cook).
Incredible image from Mikey as usual and check out more of his work in the links below.
Mikey MacKinven: http://mmackinven.carbonmade.com/