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From Our Back Porch.


I’m really into astronomy.  Always have been.  I got my first telescope when I was 8 and couldn’t figure out how to use the darn thing.  Got my second when I was 13 and could barely find the Moon.  I should also note that both were $20 telescopes from Wal-Mart, but that’s not the point.  I’ve been mesmerized by all things space (and pretty bummed when Pluto was no longer considered a planet. True Story) for a long time.  So, here’s to hoping I can operate any future telescopes that I might be lucky enough to get  😛

 For the past couple of months, I’ve been on a mission to photograph part of our Milky Way.  I’ve watched tutorials, did my research on which constellations to look for, drove to clear fields at midnight hoping to get that awesome shot and that I didn’t get robbed (Mom just ignore that part), but it wasn’t happening.  Last night, I read something that completely changed the way I was searching……… I was looking in the wrong direction.  Yep, since July I’ve been pointing my lens in the wrong direction.  So, last night I got the good ole’ tripod out, pointing my camera towards the South and snapped away.

   Here are two of those images, overlaid on one another.  Both were taken from my back yard, both taken 30 seconds apart.

Isn’t it so pretty??!!

Now, this is far from the shot that I’m hoping to get, but I think it’s pretty good for a rookie.

Just gotta keep practicing 🙂

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