This is a panoramic image of the Milky Way arch seen from Re Alberto hut near Vajolet Towers (on the left, partially covered by the fog). The hut is placed in the Gartl hollow, on the Rosengarten group, in the Dolomites of Trentino-Alto Adige, in Italy. Gartl hollow is one of my favourite places in the Dolomites, a location where one can feel lonely – in a good way – and separated from the rest of the world, especially the social life. Due to its position, this is a location among the best to admire the night sky.
We were photographing at an altitude of 2620 meters from sea level. It is amazing to photograph at such elevations as it is always so greatly dark there.
It was an almost clear night even if the fog came and went every ten minutes, which is clearly visible behind the building.
I asked my friend to stand in the distance and illuminate Andromeda with a head torch, it was not easy to study where exactly she had to be placed but we managed do it.