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Cloud clover can destroy a Milky Way photography trip fast. I had a conversation a couple of years ago with another photographer. During that conversation, I...
Light Pollution Filter Mega-Comparison by B&H Photo Video

Light Pollution Filter Mega-Comparison by B&H Photo Video

9 Light Pollution Filters Tested: Do They Really Work? Light pollution is the bane of Milky Way photographers. The garish yellow, orange, or...
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....
Martian Sunset - Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist. See The Best Vacation Spots in Our Solar System

See The Best Vacation Spots in Our Solar System – Wanderers by Erik Wernquist

there's a film that shows all my dreams and more come true! Made in 2014 by Swedish film maker Erik Wernquist, the film Wanderers shows what it could be like to travel around our solar system. Wernquist, a digital artist and animator, took actual images from NASA spacecraft and combined them with live action and computer generated graphics. The film shows tourists exploring and experiencing the beautiful vistas across our solar system.
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Earthrise – A View of Our Home from the Moon

As I write this, it's Christmas Eve, 2018 - the 50th anniversary of the famous "Earthrise" photograph taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. It was the...
Gateway to Astronaut Photography

Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

It's probably not hard to guess that readers of this site love space. Especially photography of space. I know I do. Well I just ran across an...
The Summer Triangle connects the stars Deneb, Vega, and Altair. Star Field courtesy of stellarium.org

The Summer Triangle

Learning about the Summer Sky When out shooting the Moon or Milky Way, make sure you take a little time to look around and...

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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.