La Silla has a 3.6m telescope that sits atop the highest hill at the observatory complex, it's a striking building that draws the eye. Normally the setting of an extremely dark area, the eclipse brought hundreds of tourists which demanded the facility to provide pathway lighting. After the eclipse ended darkness fell rather quickly, the lights came out and from our viewpoint for the eclipse we were positioned perfectly to capture the Milky Way rising behind the 3.6. As Paul Davies and I took our first exposures an extremely slow and bright meteor dropped over the Observatory, right through the middle of the core. We were beside ourselves with our luck, high fiving and laughing like kids, what an incredible sight as both our cameras captured the meteor. Bright airglow burns as red in the sky overhead to nicely accent the whole scene, a day to never forget.
9 exposures for this image, all shot with a Nikon Z7 and Sigma Art 35mm on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini tracking mount. Sky exposures are 2.5 minutes at ISO 800 and f2.8, foreground exposures are 60 seconds at ISO 800 and f2.8.