Light in the Dark
Milky Way arcing over a restored oak savanna on a State Wildlife Management Area near Buckman, MN.
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.
This is a 4-image stiched panorama, using luminosity blending & masking during post-processing. 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?
Truly awersome to contemplate that there are between 100 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way, not to mention that some of the light we see in the night sky originated millions of years ago. Even some of the light we see from our home galaxy is over 100,000 years old! When we look into the night sky, we are looking at ghosts of the universe's past.
From Star Photography