NightScapes: Chasing the Light across the night sky. Exploring the techniques of capturing one of Natures most exciting photographic opportunities. We'll look at still photography, deepsky photography, and time lapse photography. We'll talk about navigating across the Constellations to identify what we discover. We will keep it as simple as possible and try to have some fun along the way as we explore techniques and contraptions, capturing and processing, posting and sharing, and maybe throw in a workshop or two. Join me as I set sail across the ocean of the sky...it's gonna be fun!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Just thought You'd like to Know...
The center of the Milky Way Galaxy is located just above the peak of the barn roof where the bulk of the white stuff is. The right center rearing upward is the Dark Horse of the Milky Way, a massive cloud of dust that blocks the view of the stars behind it. We, that is the earth, are located on one of the outer spiral bands of the M.W. orbiting the sun slightly canted from the center line of the Milky Way. During the Spring and Summer our night sky (northern Hemisphere) is facing toward the center portion of the spiral. In the Fall and Winter it is facing away from the center. That is why the Milky Way in all of its grandeur is visible mostly during the summer and not so much so during the winter. Just though you'd like to know...:)