"A Galactic Evening" original photo by Babak Tafreshi
The bright central bulge of the Milky Way emerges from the fading twilight over the the Caldera de la Taburiente. The 10-km wide volcanic crater (with walls tower 2000m above the caldera floor) dominates a large part of the island. The caldera is originated some 2 million years ago with a massive shield volcano. On the top of the caldera (visible to the right), 2400m high, is the Roque de los Muchachos astronomical observatory. The image is made during Astromaster La Palma, the TWAN annual international workshop & photo tour on the island. Babak Tafreshi, The World At Night.
This beautifulprint is printed on the highest archival quality paper with vivid color and exceptional detail, suitable for museum or gallery display and is digitally signed by the artist.Dimensions:12''X18''.
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Babak Tafreshi, isan award winning photographer works with National Geographic, Sky & Telescope magazine, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and is the founder of the international astrophotography organization The World At Night (TWAN). Babak is also a freelance science journalist and astronomy communicator using all media. On any given day he could be anywhere on the planet, from the Sahara to the Himalayas or Antarctica. In 2009, he received the Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most recognized award for scientific photography, for his global contribution to night sky photography. He currently sits on the board of directors at AWB.