"A full 360 by 180 view of the night sky over Lake Clearwater in Ashburton Lakes. We often see only part of the Milky way in photos, especially in panoramic shots it appears as an arc. Shooting it this way gives us a clear undistorted view.
This being the southern hemisphere features the small and large Magellanic clouds, the bright lights of Christchurch 120kms away and a bizarre and relatively rare phenomenon of gravity waves causing lines of colour in the air glow.
This is a stitch of 33 frames taken at 24mm on a canon 6d."