It’s rare to get such a clear night in the mountains, but last weekend, July 6-7, provided a couple of ideal nights.
This image combines about 180 exposures, each 45 seconds long, stacked to create a single image of long star trails setting into the west behind Bow Glacier in Banff. The result records the sky’s motion over nearly two and a half hours. Running at right angles across the descending stars are vertical streaks from a bright meteor (left) and a satellite (top, centre).
Light from the rising waning Moon provides the illumination.
— Alan, July 16, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer