(Of course, I'm trying to protect our window to this view; I don't claim to be personally saving the galaxy.) I was trying to photograph Scorpius, but I couldn't help getting a part of Sagitarius and the milky way.
This photo was taken in the desert under a cresent moon. I think the exposure was around 3 minutes with a 28 mm lens.
Of course, I'm over-joyed when writers speak to the topic of light pollution:
- Mark Ritter: Sometimes it's not so good to see the light, The Californian 7/26/10
- Mark Ritter: Let there be less light, The Californian 8/9/10
And I followed up with a letter: Light pollution letter, The Californian 8/18/10.