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The northern sky with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) frames a volcanic peak in Big Bend National Park, tX., 





    
        

            RichR

The northern sky with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) frames a volcanic peak in Big Bend National Park, tX.

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Resolution: 6455x7157

Dates:Feb. 28, 2018

Frames: 2x90"

Integration: 0.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.77%

Astrometry.net job: 2460276

Locations: Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, TX, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This nightscape involved two separate trips to this unusual volcanic ruin site in the western part of Big Bend National Park. The exposure of the landscape was done solely by the light of the full moon as it rose in the eastern sky one evening. I returned another time to expose the Milky Way and Andromeda on a dark, moonless night. The two exposures were composited together in Photoshop. The rose colored area in the sky was naturally occuring, but I don't know what caused it to appear in that manner. My guess would be something to do with airglow. I haven't seen it before or since then.

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The northern sky with the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) frames a volcanic peak in Big Bend National Park, tX., 





    
        

            RichR