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The Milky Way core is returning back around. This was about​ 35 minutes from town outside of Mesa, AZ.
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Clouded moon through a hickory tree.
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On Saturday evening just after sunset, I was able to photograph the zodiacal light at the Deerlick Astronomy Village, which is about 100 miles east of Atlanta.

Zodiacal light is sunlight reflecting off dust particles that circle the Sun in the inner solar system. These particles are thought to be left over from the processes that created the Earth and the other planets of our solar system approximately 4.5 billion years ago.

It looks like a pyramid of light extending upward from the horizon.

It is visible throughout the spring in the evenings in the northern hemisphere, and in the mornings in the fall. It's sometimes referred to as "false dawn" when seen before sunrise. For our southern hemisphere friends, the visible times and seasons are reversed.

Canon 80D
Sigma 18-35mm lens
ISO 800
F/1.8
20 seconds
On Saturday evening just after sunset, I was able to photograph the zodiacal light at the Deerlick Astronomy Village, which is about 100 miles east of Atlanta.

Zodiacal light is sunlight reflecting off dust particles that circle the Sun in the inner solar system. These particles are thought to be left over from the processes that created the Earth and the other planets of our solar system approximately 4.5 billion years ago.

It looks like a pyramid of light extending upward from the horizon.

It is visible throughout the spring in the evenings in the northern hemisphere, and in the mornings in the fall. It's sometimes referred to as "false dawn" when seen before sunrise. For our southern hemisphere friends, the visible times and seasons are reversed.

Canon 80D
Sigma 18-35mm lens
ISO 800
F/1.8
20 seconds
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Here's a shot of Messier 81 - Bode's Galaxy that I captured at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, RI on Tuesday morning. Residing at 11.8 million light years distant, Messier 81 is part of a neighboring group of galaxies to the Local Group, which is where the Milky Way resides.

Photo Details:
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
1370mm
f/9
ISO: 5000
Exposure: 180 seconds * 40 sub images
This is a sigma-clipped composite of 40 sub images.

-Scott
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