Looking south into the heart of the Milky Way
Looking south into the heart of the Milky Way

Last night’s clear skies beckoned, and I set up my camera out in the front field at around 10:00PM. The Milky Way stretched above me from north to south. In this shot, we’re looking south into the center of our galaxy. The brightest clump of stars directly of the above the trees in the center of the frame are in the constellation Sagittarius and mark the center of the Milky Way. Interstellar dust creates dark lanes in the stars as they arc north and east.

Nikon D600, Nikon 18-35mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 15 second exposure.

 

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