On Sunday we finished our 2018 season with our second workshop partnering with Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura
): "Death Valley After Dark: Astronomy and Photography in the Backcountry." On our last night of shooting, we saw and photographed the Milky Way as it rose over Badwater Basin. And co-leader and astronomer Tyler Nordgren (@spacearttravelbureau
) noticed a bonus: zodiacal light, seen here to the left of the Milky Way! National Parks at Night's Chris Nicholson @photographingnationalparks
, who was also co-leading the workshop, captured this shot.
We had a little rain, we had a little cloud cover, but we also had amazing views of half the universe -- stars, Milky Way, zodiacal light, Comet Wirtanen, Andromeda, the Orion Nebula, Venus, Mars and even Mercury! We observed these things and many more from far-flung locations in the park, including The Racetrack, Eureka Dunes and the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns.
📷 - Nikon D5
🔘 - Irix 15mm f/2.4
🎞 - ISO 6400
🔘 - f/2.8
🎞 - 20 seconds
🌕 - Waxing Crescent