How Many Stars Does it Take to Get to the Center of the Milky Way?

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For my wife's birthday we headed out to one of my favorite fairly close low-light pollution locations near Encampment, Wyoming off Sage Creek Road. With no moon to interfere and great viewing conditions I am thrilled with how crisp it came out, especially how well the Andromeda Galaxy rendered on left and the bright meteor showing up conveniently on right (and an additional dim one too, heh). It's just too bad the aspen were not anywhere near peak, but I happen to like green ones too. ;-)

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  1. ms.lume 31 months ago | reply

    The Ahhh and the awe... such intense beauty, thank you for this sharing...

  2. Austin H. 31 months ago | reply

    I can't think of good enough words to complement this...

  3. focomama 31 months ago | reply

    WOW - this is beautiful!

  4. photofool 31 months ago | reply

    what a shot!

  5. Osama Moh 31 months ago | reply

    Terrific photo

  6. James Duckworth 31 months ago | reply

    This is really nice Michael.. Well worth the effort and everyone seems to like it! Including me.

  7. Robin-Wilson 31 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!!!.....way cool you have M31 visible!

  8. Synapped 31 months ago | reply

    AWESOME!!!! I wanted so badly to try for this shot while on this trip, but I got too worn out to stay up!

  9. Eric Rousset 31 months ago | reply

    Fantastic sky mate, you find the right subject from the ground

  10. eric endow 31 months ago | reply

    Amazing... and even more so in light box! So glad I came across your awesome photostream!

  11. TheAnaspot 30 months ago | reply

    Pretty good work!

  12. philipleemiller 30 months ago | reply

    stupendous image

  13. .Luigi Mirto/ArchiMlFotoWord 30 months ago | reply

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  14. philipleemiller 30 months ago | reply

    superb creation and rendition. highly creative


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  15. aumbody images 30 months ago | reply

    Amazing and amazingly beautiful. I now have monty python’s galaxy song going around in my head

  16. Rozanne Hakala 30 months ago | reply

    I took a few shots of the milky way while in Yellowstone. It was my first time trying such a thing, and I don't have any special noise-reduction software, so I don't know how mine will turn out. I'll post one of them at some point and we'll see. I've always loved your night skies, moonlit images and milky ways!

  17. Jacks0n Yan 29 months ago | reply

    wow, amazing sky.

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