Friday, August 13, 2010

Astrophoto Friday - the Milky Way

It has been a busy week, but I did manage to take a moment to snap this photo of the summer Milky Way on Wednesday evening:

It was a beautiful evening, but you can certainly notice the light pollution coming from the many lights of San Diego County.

Due to an active marine layer San Diego has had a colder than normal summer this year. This has generally been good news for the observatory as the low coastal clouds often effectively block the light produced by the cities below, giving the observatory darker skies.

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