…well into the second 5 year mission!

How Dark Is Dark?

Natural Bridges National Monument is set in the middle of a large “dark skies” area, noted (and notable) for the low level of light pollution.  I was here in early 2010, but did not have what is needed to photograph the night skies.

Well, I now have better tools.  My camera can be pushed to an ISO setting of 7200.  My new lens is a fast f2.8. Combine those with a 13 second exposure, and the sky is revealed.

Natural Bridges NM Milky Way 2015-09-08_2

That faint red glow at the bottom is from Page, AZ, 95 miles away.  Yeah – that is a dark sky.

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One response

  1. Anonymous

    Wow! What a shot. Thanks for the picture. That’s an amazing night sky.

    Like

    November 17, 2015 at 1:50 am

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