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Cold Night on the Yellowstone

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This is one of the first Milky Way shots of 2019, taken in the middle of March when the temperature was well below zero. It incorporates more than 24 individual photos, all shot from the same location, between 3am and 5:15am. 

In the early spring, the core of our galaxy is visible above the horizon in the very early morning. In order to get proper light on this scene, I shot one series of photos before the moon had set, using relatively quick exposure times of 45 seconds. When the moon fell under the western horizon, I took another entire series of images using an equatorial mount to allow exposure times of 3 minutes. Finally, for the reflection in the slow bend of the river, I again shortened my exposure to 20 seconds, while boosting ISO significantly. 

It takes many hours of editing to properly align all images, but the end result is worth it. 

This is available in two sizes, both as a photographic print and also on Pure Art Printer's aluminum, an outstanding, ready-to-hang way to display this photo.