La Silla Residence
The La Silla Residence offers some pretty spectacular views of the night skies, a metaphorical billion star motel. Above the residence the various observatories of La Silla dot the hill, culminating with the NTT and 3.6 meter telescope sitting atop the rest. I'm still blown away by the ridiculous airglow that dominates the southern hemisphere sky, every night we were in Chile it seemed I was getting some ridiculous airglow in my images. It almost appears as clouds in this shot, you can barely make out the Small Magellanic Cloud above the horizon. It's an incredible experience looking at the night skies from here, bucket list item checked off!
24 exposures went into this image, all taken with a Nikon Z7 and Sigma Art 35mm on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini tracking mount. All exposures were 2 minutes at ISO 800 and f2.8, tough tracking the sky when the core is directly overhead!