Tuesday, July 29, 2008

binbrook milky way image

here's a nice scenic night in binbrook, from Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn's astrophotography collection at weather and sky photography.


she took a series of images then digitally added them together to create the detailed milky way image across the sky and the delicate reflection of both stars and the galaxy in the lake. the bright object toward the left is the planet jupiter. you can also see the orange glow of a town on the horizon.

6 comments:

Steve Jeffery said...

Oh nice. I saw the image this morning on APOD but I hadn't hunted down the source. Another one of those sites that makes me wish I had half a dozen monitors to accommodate all the gorgeous candidates for desktop wallpaper.

astropixie said...

desktop wallpapers are transient features! change them wisely and often ;)

Steve Jeffery said...

Wise words. I've fallen into that trap before. It's going to take an impressive sight to shift the view of Eta Carinae I have going at the moment.

Steve Jeffery said...

... oh often, doh! Hmm, perhaps. ;-)

Davin said...

OH, that's too weird - this morning I was looking for an image just like that to accompany a poem by Mary Oliver I posted on my blog. I didn't check APOD because I thought "what are the odds that today's APOD would be a landscape ohoto of stars reflected in a pond?" Wow - time to play the lottery!!

Tom said...

This is way too awesome. Is this photographer your friend, amanda, or you just came across this?

I'm thinking about going to this big oregon star party thing end of aug. where are you these days?