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Top Milky Way Photography Tricks That Aren’t Tricks!

Inspiration strikes from the weirdest places. One night I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when a targeted ad for Michigan pops up. The ad featured...

SpaceX Starlink Satellite ‘Train’ Offers Rare Photographic Opportunity in our Night Sky right now!

This Satellite Train won't last forever, so get out there fast! Credit: Dr. Marco Langbroek (sattrackcam.blogspot.com)LINK TO VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ytUygPqjXEc After...
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Milky Way Fakery – Art or Just Fake?

We don't usually post to other news sites, but PetaPixel recently published an interesting article about a photographer that augmented the Milky Way by cloning large sections...
The Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Warrenton, Oregon.

Writers Wanted!

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. Quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Notebook E: Epigrams, Wisecracks, and...
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Nature First Photography.org

Since today is Earth Day, I thought it was appropriate to discuss our part on how to make the Earth a better place for all of us...

Tidbits From The National Park Service

Created on August 25, 1916, The National Park Service oversees 61 national parks in the United States. I would imagine most of us are familiar with...
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Monday Motivation – Alyn Wallace’s YouTube Channel

Every week, I am going to bring to you nuggets of Milky Way photography information that I find from around the web. These nuggets can include...
Bert Kaufmann from Roermond, Netherlands, Chicago (2550963495), CC BY 2.0

Save Our Night Skies from Light Pollution

As a child, I remember seeing the Milky Way when visiting my grandparents in rural Klickitat County, Washington. It dominated the night sky in the summer, stretching...
This map shows the location of the north magnetic pole (white star) and the magnetic declination (contour interval 2 degrees) at the beginning of 2019. Courtesy of NOAA NCEI/CIRES.

Magnetic Declination and Drifting Poles – the Earth’s Compass is Shifting

You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?You may be asking yourself - why is there an article about magnetic declination and the Earth's magnetic field on a web site about Milky Way Photography? Isn't that a bit too nerdy for a photography website?
Atmospheric refraction distorts the Sun's disk when it is low to the horizon. The unevenness of the distortion is due to variations in the atmosphere. Photo Credit : Brocken Inaglory (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Green_flash_121007.JPG), „Green flash 121007“, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

Sunrise, Sunset – When Exactly Is It?

As a Milky Way or landscape photographer, you quickly realize that the Sun (or Moon or Milky Way) rise time is highly dependent on where you are....

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IRIX Edge Light Pollution Filter Review

The IRIX 95mm Edge Light Pollution Filter costs about USD 179.00, which is a lot of money for a specific purpose filter. (It's also available in 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm diameters.) While no filter can remove all light pollution, I wanted to see if this light pollution filter could help with my Milky Way photography.