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Andromeda, The Seven Sisters and The Mist

One of my favorite astrophotography works that I’ve done, this photo is actually a two photo panoramic composite. It is taken from Vine St. in Galax looking back towards the Pipers Gap area. Aside from the fog lying beyond the trees, it also contains two prominent astronomy icons. The Andromeda Galaxy in the upper center and The Pleiades just above the trees.

Andromeda, The Seven Sisters and The Mist

Matthews Milky Way

Mattherws Milky Way

This photo was taken on November 14, 2015 at the Judge Matthews house. It was a very cold night, but it made for brighter stars. I particularly liked the old tree in front of the house in this photo. There was just enough traffic on 58 to illuminate the house.