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The Milky Way - Over the Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Imaging cameras:Canon EOS 6D Canon 500D

Software:Adobe LightroomAdobe Photoshop

Resolution: 1080x1350

Integration: 0.0 hours job: 2648283

Data source: Traveller


Losing a piece of history is sad, indeed. No matter the circumstances, I will always find inspiration in the human drive to rebuild after suffering significant loss.

This image is a carefully placed composite of the Milky Way over Paris, showing the Notre Dame Cathedral roofline and spire that was destroyed by fire on April 15, 2019. Modern light pollution would never allow such an image, but with today’s technology we can visualize a surreal scene from centuries ago.

As an astrophotographer, composites always make me a bit uncomfortable, but this is not pure fantasy. I took some care in determining this astronomical alignment could technically be possible in the morning hours of April in Paris (or at least something very close to it).

It's a beautiful view. Enjoy !



Jason Guenzel
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The Milky Way - Over the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, 


            Jason Guenzel

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