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In this photograph taken at sunset, the Cruz del Milenio de Coquimbo can be seen just right of center. This cross, a landmark in Coquimbo, is about 70 kilometers (45 miles) in distance and has a height of 83 meters (272 feet) and a width of 40 meters (131 feet). The structure was dedicated on May 5, 2000. Ariel Lopez, lead SSA at Gemini South, took this photograph from Cerro Pach贸n. The exposure is 1/50 second at f/5.6 with an ISO of 1,600 using a 200 millimeter focal length lens.



Issue 38 - June 2009