Under the Milky Way
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Very fresh air in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, a magical place far away from everything... which is good for night shots, and rockets.
I just used a tripod and long exposure with a 16mm lens, wide open at f2.8 and ISO800.
Comments from an astronomer:
The dark sky applet shows that Black Rock Desert is in one of the least light-polluted parts of the United States.
It's eerie to think that the 3-million solar mass black hole lurking in the center of the galaxy is just to the right of the bright star cloud in this photo near the boundary between Sagittarius and Scorpius.
The photo also shows Jupiter within a few degrees of Antares -- a nice illustration of the fact that Jupiter appears slightly brighter than the brightest stars.
Newton used this similarity in apparent brightness to get the first ball park estimate of the distance to the stars. He assumed that the stars are similar in brightness to the sun, and assumed that Jupiter (whose distance he knew) is a perfect reflector of sunlight...
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