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.