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The Milky Way rising above an old farm building in Palermo, Maine. Photographed June 10, 2013.
Beyond the North end of the Milky Way - Andromeda, Pleiades, Capella. A photograph from the Maine Bold Coast in the Bog Brook Preserve/Moose Cove area.
The Milky Way extends through the middle of this image, accompanied by M31-better known as the Andromeda galaxy (the fuzzy light to center right) and the open star cluster M45-better known as Pleiades, below it and closer to the horizon. Polaris, the North Star is just out-of-frame on the left at about the same height as Andromeda.
This is one frame from a short time lapse I set up in the Bog Brook Preserve area on Maine's Bold Coast. There was quite a bit of airglow present during this shoot. The light pollution on the horizon is coming from Grand Manan Island and other points further Northeast in Maine and Canada. I did some quick light-painting of the foreground rocks with my flashlight. This image has been processed through Lightroom 4 & Photoshop CS5.
The Bold Coast of Maine is a beautiful and rugged area of spruce-fir forest, peat bogs, dynamic rocky cliffs, and cobblestone beaches. Thanks to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land & the Bog Brook Preserve are part of the largest contiguous area of conservation land on the Maine coast outside of Acadia National Park.
The Moon and Orion shine brightly over the Atlantic Ocean in this shot from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Photographed September 27, 2013.