Mike's Astro Photos
Jun.20 2012

Milkyway From Truckee Calforinia

by , under Stars

After the eclipse we left Lake Tahoe and went over to my friend Jose’s house in Truckee California. He was nice enough to take us to a remote location in Truckee on the top of a mountain. We had to hike for about 15 minutes through the dark and wilderness before we got to a clearing near the peak. It was worth the walk though. No moon, high elevation and dark skies made for some nice Milkway Photos.

Milkyway From Truckee California

In the picture below, the glow behind the tree in the center is the city light from Reno, NV.

Milkway and Reno Lights

There was a big boulder that one of the guys climbed up on. I thought it would make a cool shot so I told him to stand still.

Pondering The Stars

Then the other guys gave it a try.

Fallon in Truckee

Jose Burning Man

The skies in truckee are the nicest I’ve ever seen.

Fisheye Milkyway - Truckee, CA - May 20th, 2012

This observing and photography session was a great way to end our solar eclipse day.  I’m very thankful to have had this opportunity and to have met Jose while meteorite hunting in Coloma, CA. I really appreciate Jose taking me out in the middle of the night to a remote location to take these pictures.


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