Mars, Saturn and the Milky Way Rising

Mars, Saturn and the Milky Way Rising - 3/14

Mars is the golden orb towards the left of frame, Saturn is the bright point above the first hill about a third of the frame up, and the glorious Milky Way rising out of the second hill. The faint green and red is airglow.

Keen-eyed stargazers will note Scorpius has just cleared the second hill.

My polar alignment on the Polarie was pretty spot on, with only a 2 pixel shift over the course of 32 minutes. The tracked images were average combined using Canon's Digital Photo Professional (composite tool) and the stationary image was then composited in Photoshop.

Photographed from the west side of The Rock, near Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Canon EOS-5D Mark III, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
4 x 480s f/5.6 at 17.0mm iso800 (tracked for the sky)
1 x 480s f/5.6 at 17.0mm iso800 (stationary for the hill)