Saturday, August 18, 2007

MOUNTAINS AND STARS

From my favorite astronomy site. The mountains are the Grand Tetons in the Rockies. You have the Milky Way on the left. The bright star nearby is Arcturus. And on the other side you have the Big Dipper.

This is a composite of five digital shots, turned into one. Probably been worked over to bring out the stars a little better. That's ok, but the Big Dipper looks almost fake. Sky looks different away from the cities.

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

My little boy and I were just out watching the meteor showers, so we got to see the stars over the mountains, too. Nice way to spend an evening. --Cin

toonguykc said...

That does look pretty ... but kinda fake.  Maybe I'm just jealous because the light pollution is so bad here.  grrr

xx
Russ

rdautumnsage said...

The sky is indeed different from outside city limits. It's vast and omipresence keeps you watching the stars for hours on end. (Hugs) Indigo