Gegenschein over mountain hut

13. March 2021


Dreamy conditions in the Low Tatras mountains (Slovakia) allowed me to capture this faint glow in the iconic Leo constellation. Counterglow, or gegenschein is a barely visible with the naked eye, so it’s even quite challenge to photograph. I have been waiting for the exact conditions over half of the year. This testifies about the fact, that skies are never the same. Thanks to the higher altitude of 1.740 m above sea level, no airglow, clouds, or dust, and really clear atmosphere, the night offered a beautiful opportuninty to observe and photograph whole zodiacal light and gegenschein itself.
Gegenschein is a part of the zodiacal light and it’s located right opposite the Sun. As the name says, this glow is created by the backward-reflection of the zodiacal light scattered on the interplanetary dust.


Location: Mountain Hut under Dumbier peak – Low Tatras (Slovakia)

Equipment: Canon 6D mod, Sigma Art 28mm, Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer

EXIF: 30″, f/2.2, IS0 5.000

Category: Tracked Pano

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