Milky Way — Sept. 16, 2023

The Milky Way above the prairie.

Last night the sky was clear, so I went south with my cam­eras. I got some good pho­tos of the Milky Way just off of High­way 2.

There was a haze to the north, too, so I aimed one of the cam­eras that way. It was­n’t a ter­ri­bly great show—not while I was out—but I did sneak a quick shot of the auro­ra and the PLeaides.

A green band of aurora, and the Pleaides star cluster

On my way home, the auro­ra picked up a bit, so I detoured onto a dark side road for a few more min­utes. I think I missed the best part of the show, but I did get to dri­ve into a fog­gy val­ley and back out again, so at least there’s that.

It was a pret­ty decent evening, and I was home not long after midnight.

(Head­er image: 12-image panora­ma of the Milky Way; each image is 11mm, 30 sec­onds, f/2.8, ISO 3200.)

Inter­est­ed in prints of my pho­tos? Let me know, and we can work some­thing out.