Linda Spadero captured this photo in July, 2015, at Kenosha Pass Colorado. She wrote:
Last summer, I was learning to take pictures of the night sky and learning about astronomy at the same time. After I would take a picture I would go back to see what I had captured by bringing up the Stellarium software and trying to match my photo with the labels provided in the program.
I was overjoyed to see my amateur camera caught both the Andromeda and the Triangulum galaxies.
And the Milky Way! Thanks, Linda!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.