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Hopping over the Big Dipper | by jurvetson
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Hopping over the Big Dipper

The air is so incredibly clear that the nighttime star field looks like the opening to Star Wars. I have never seen so many stars (a few of which are bright enough to be seen in this exposure).

 

Barry Dobyns launched a string of night rockets, some with Aerotech Redline motors. The rockets are festooned with blinky lights that look like satellites as they drift by parachute across the pointillist starscape.

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Taken on September 23, 2006