It was clear. It was August 16th. It was a welcome exception in the parade of bad weather that has marched through Connecticut in the past several months.
Taking advantage of this small window of opportunity in the middle of the dog days of summer I geared up and headed for a dark sky site in Colchester, Ct.
The Miky Way was an outstanding naked eye sight right after 10:00pm. Andromeda galaxy was an easy target as it rose above the treeline, and multiple Messier objects were visable in Saggitarius/Scorpio without even trying.
Here’s a wide angle shot of the Milky Way done with a 14mm Nikon Lens at f/5.6 for 3 minutes at iso/asa 800.
It is a shame that the light pollution from the Middletown area takes away from the true beauty of the Milky Way.
Here’s another shot of the North American Nebula which was also visable with averted vision with the naked eye. It’s 4 exposures of 2 minutes each from a 85mm Nikon Lens, and my Canon 20d modified camera.
I will post some more later this week when I have a chance to work on them.
Clear Skies Everyone!