Sagittarius and Sagebrush
By: Alan Dyer
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D Mark II|
Sagittarius and Scorpius shine above the pines and sagebrush of the summit of Mount Kobau, BC.
I’m still working through images I took last week at the Mt. Kobau Star Party. This one looks south toward Washington state amid some smoky air, toward the centre of the Galaxy.
Note the dark lanes in the Milky Way, particularly the prancing “Dark Horse.”
I shot this image the first night I was on the mountain, using a new Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracking system.
The image is a stack of five 5-minute tracked exposures with a 24mm lens. The ground is from just one of the exposures to minimize blurring of the ground from the moving camera.
It nicely captures both the sagebrush and the stars of the Milky Way, a quintessential Kobau sky scene.
– Alan, August 5, 2014 / © 2014 Alan Dyer