• meteor?
    [Royce: Nope, it's a satellite--see my comments below]. - Robyn Hooz
  • is this area related to light-pollution from a nearby town?
    [Yes. -Royce] - Robyn Hooz

Stars in the Milky Way, 1 of 2

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Starry night sky - stars in the Milky Way on a clear, bright night near McCall, Idaho. The magenta glow to the right comes from the lights in that little town, 5 miles away. NOTE: the streak going through the Milky Way, near the top of the photo is a man-made satellite (<< click for a close-up). Here's a meteor I captured the same night (with an explanation on how to tell the difference in your own photos).

See the awe-inspiring NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another!

Please visit me every Thursday to see a new ''NightScape'' image. Read the Huffington Post story about my NightScape photography. You can also read the technical how-to stuff here.

Technical, how-to stuff
Behind the scenes: The NightScape Story

(Original file: stars-milky-way_McCall_3945.jpg)

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  1. idashum 32 months ago | reply

    Light pollution adds a cool color tint (sadly). A different kind of aurora borealis! Loving your night shots of the Milky Way!

  2. Steve-h 32 months ago | reply

    amazing shots !!

  3. James Neeley 32 months ago | reply

    Fantastic series!

  4. suziqb 32 months ago | reply

    These are outstanding

  5. Shannonsong 32 months ago | reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful..... wow, a satellite and the magenta is lovely!!!!

  6. zulbaning 32 months ago | reply

    this is awesome ............ my fave

  7. amillionwalks 32 months ago | reply

    Incredible Royce!!

  8. alfonso-tm 32 months ago | reply

    Magnifico trabajo

  9. olideguzman 32 months ago | reply

    breathtaking... nice shot!

  10. chris'pic's51 32 months ago | reply

    Well done. Nice contrast in the black trees.

  11. Wim Stam [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    It's a great serie.
    Beautiful work!

  12. ORIONSM 32 months ago | reply

    WOW....Stunning shot Royce. I gotta learn how to do this :-)

  13. Robin-Wilson 32 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot Royce!.....the meteorite is an excellent bonus to this capture!

  14. Little Grey 29 months ago | reply

    Beautiful and clear shots of this amazing sky...

  15. Karol Franks 22 months ago | reply

    this is so awesome

  16. Karol Franks 22 months ago | reply

    i will be in McCall in July, visiting my uncle. I hope to see lots of stars

  17. Badge McVid 19 months ago | reply

    sensational scene. well done

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