Pole to Pole Stars

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    Pole to pole stars in the Milky Way -- a starry night sky. The red glow is light "pollution" from nearby (5 miles) McCall, Idaho. (NOTE: the sky is lacking contrast because the moon has not completely set behind me.) Six hours later, I will point my camera 180-degree, in the opposite direction, and get this photo. The small town of McCall will now be on my right, and the earth's rotation will have turned the Milky Way about 60-degrees.

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    suziqb, Damir Smoljan, Steve-h, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Pablin79 86 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot, excellent colors and silhouettes!

    2. marcellociappi 86 months ago | reply

      Bellissima foto, molto ben catturata !!!
      Ti auguro una buona serata.

    3. pamelalong 86 months ago | reply

      This is just spectacular!

    4. Spinool 86 months ago | reply

      beautiful, well done!

      Found in a search. (?)

    5. suziqb 86 months ago | reply

      The pink glow on the left is fantastic!!

    6. Damir Smoljan 86 months ago | reply

      Incredibly blue sky and the stars on it!

    7. Steve-h 86 months ago | reply

      wonderful !

    8. wild prairie man 86 months ago | reply

      Another beauty! Your recent night work is exceptional...

    9. Photocre8 86 months ago | reply

      What an amazing sky edged by trees!

    10. Maureclaire 86 months ago | reply

      Just amazing !!!

    11. Aspenbreeze 86 months ago | reply

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      Smashingly good

    12. Shannonsong 86 months ago | reply

      I haven't seen the milky way in a while, this is a gorgeous capture of it, incredibly beautiful series!!!

    13. zulbaning 86 months ago | reply

      another amazing shot

    14. Anoop Negi 86 months ago | reply

      this is superbly captured.
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    15. New Yorkled 86 months ago | reply

      Always find such shots so very impressive.

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    17. ORIONSM 86 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot. An instant fav.

    18. Larry Daugherty 86 months ago | reply

      Cool image for sure!!!!!!! Amazing!!!

    19. lhg_11, 2million views. Thank you! 86 months ago | reply

      Wow! Stunning! How vast it looks and to think its only one of billions of galaxies in the universe!I'm in Awe. Great shot Royce!

    20. Zoom Lens 85 months ago | reply

      I saw this photo in The Stars at Night --

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