This is the photo my south-facing camera took on Wednesday night out at Pedernales Falls State Park and shows the Milky Way as it appeared around midnight. The image was generated using a dozen or so stacked frames shot with the camera on a star tracker, and a single frame of the foreground taken with the tracker turned off.
The skies at Pedernales Falls are very much clearer than from my home since it’s 20 miles or so farther from Austin’s light pollution. The glow on the horizon here is likely (I guess) to be light from San Antonio.
As in Friday’s star trails picture, the foreground in this shot is horribly noisy but, once again, I know where I went wrong and will fix it next time I’m out there and have a workable remote release solution that will allow me to take bulb exposures.
For the technically inclined...
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