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An Eta Aquarid fireball meteor streaks through the sky while I was capturing the reflections of the Milky Way and some trees in a local pond. The orange hue on the horizon is light pollution in the light cloud cover. This image was chosen as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day for May 9, 2014.
In this image the Moon is close to setting just after midnight on the road to Goblin Valley State Park near Green River, Utah. Photo Tip: Always look behind you when photographing anything! Processed through Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS5.
This is a 10 shot panorama covering over 180 degrees of sky view from North (left) to South (right) while looking East and featuring the full Spring arc of our Milky Way galaxy, a bit of unexpected aurora color and the orange hue of light pollution. This image was processed through Lightroom 5 (twice, once for the sky and once for the foreground) & Photoshop CS5 and stitched together via PTGui. Photographed about 20 miles outside of Augusta, Maine.
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 14mm
f/2.8 - 10 x 30 secs - ISO 4000
05/08/14 – 3:00AM