K9 and the Sky

Back up at Monument Rocks again.  This time we are looking north away from the core of the Milky Way.  Because the Milky Way runs SW to NE at this time of year, it still passes through this shot, but it is the outer region of the galaxy and it is much more difficult to see.  The cool thing about this shot (and I didn’t see it until I processed it) is not only is Jupiter in this scene (the brightest “star” in the sky), but if you look directly above the head of the dog you will see another galaxy, Andromeda.  Andromeda is a spiral galaxy much like the Milky Way.  If you search for a picture of Andromeda, you will be able to appreciate the core in this shot with a hint of “haze” extending out from the core which is the spiral aspect of the galaxy.  Didn’t think I would be able to pick that up at 14mm.

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9 responses

  1. Wow Scott, this is just amazing! I can definitely see the other galaxy, incredible!

    October 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

  2. Love the hint of light on the rocks. Nice one Scott.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am

  3. Fantastic shot Scott.

    October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

  4. I like how Jupiter is cupped nicely in the rock. I wish we would be able to travel to these distant worlds in my lifetime, but as that’ll no happen, I’ll just sit here and imagine it thanks to this shot. Great stuff!

    October 20, 2011 at 9:09 am

  5. Dude… just wow man. Before my next trip I’m gunna hit you up for some pointers on this if you don’t mind!

    October 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    • Absolutely bud. Be happy to tell you everything I know.

      October 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  6. Very cool!

    October 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

  7. Fantastic shot! I have a few of these that I shot over the weekend and was amazed that I could pick out Andromeda even at 18mm.

    October 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

  8. Rick

    Very cool! Your astrophotography is getting really good!

    October 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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