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This is a 9 image panorama covering 180 degrees of sky view from North (left) to South (right) while looking East. Featuring the Spring arc of our Milky Way galaxy, this was photographed at Unity Pond, Maine along the unused train tracks. There is a bit of green airglow in the sky and the orange hues on the horizon are light pollution.
This image is a composite of 65 frames from a static time lapse of the Milky Way moving across the sky. I stacked the frames of this sequence to make a standard star trails image and then blended/masked in a single frame of the Milky Way. I jumped into the last frame and pointed at the sky. Shooting straight into the light at a lighthouse tower is always difficult but I like the final result here.
The Milky Way rising above the Atlantic Ocean taken next to a creek on the East side of Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine. The foreground was light painted during the exposure.