milky way

Three Planets and a Milky Way from Green Bank Star Quest 2018

In the early morning hours of July 14, the astronomers at the Green Bank Star Quest, who were still awake, had a great view of three planets distributed across the sky in nearly equal segments with the Milky Way blazing vertically toward the zenith.   A great non-telescopic vision to be sure.  I hope you can get out under a dark sky this summer to enjoy the beautiful heavens.  

 

Image acquisition is with a modified Canon T1i and Tokina 11-16mm zoom at 11mm and f2.8 for 30 seconds on a tripod.