Oh what a night!

I finally went ‘home’ about 3:15am.

These are the darkest skies I’ve ever seen, excepting when Carol and I  watched the sky one night on a mountain in North Carolina. Here’s a sampling of photos from last night.

The sky is so dark, I saw more of the Milky Way than ever before.

The Milky Way looks like ‘steam’ from the teapot of Sagittarius  in this brightened shot.

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Canon XS on tripod 50mm lens f/2 10 second exposure ISO 800, quick auto brighten in Picture Manager.

If you can’t find the teapot. Here’s a ‘mistake’ when the focus slipped, making the brighter stars larger….

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More later. We have a seminar on taking scenic astro photos all day today.

 

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