Astro photography

 Milky Way in 30 seconds, August 16, 2006

Milky Way in 30 seconds, August 16, 2006. There are still a few places left in North America that are free of light pollution, and we can enjoy the beautiful night skies as our ancestors did.

This photograph of the Milky Way between Vega and Altair was taken while visiting a friend's cottage on an island in Georgian Bay. This isn't a long, deep exposure, or even an average of several photos, but rather a single 30 second exposure. I didn't even use a tripod; the camera was simply propped up on the boathouse railing.

This photograph was featured on the SkyNews website.

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