Some favorite shots of the night sky.
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Light in the Dark
Milky Way arcing over a restored oak savanna on a State Wildlife Management Area near Buckman, MN. This image required luminosity making techniques to fully expose the light of our home galaxy.
Heavy tripod, high IQ full-frame camera sensor, cable release, fast & sharp wide-angle lens required, in addition to a fair amount of planning and lack of sleep.
It's amazing what a good sensor with high sensitivity and low noise is capable of capturing!
Can you name some of the major stars and constellations in this part of the Milky Way?
It boggles the mind that there are 100 to 400 billion stars in our galaxy alone, and the oldest star is nearly 14 billion years old.