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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Jun 09, 2014

Stars reflecting in Unity Pond, Maine

A four-shot panorama featuring the springtime arc of our Milky Way galaxy reflected in the calm water of Unity Pond, Maine.

Stars reflecting in Unity Pond, Maine by Mike Taylor.  Thank you, Mike.  Visit Mike Taylor Photography.

Stars reflecting in Unity Pond, Maine by Mike Taylor. Visit Mike Taylor Photography.

Mike Taylor contributed this image, which he captured on May 7, 2014 at 2:45 a.m. He wrote:

This image is a four-shot panorama featuring the springtime arc of our Milky Way galaxy reflected in the calm water of Unity Pond, Maine. The structure on the left is a train trestle located on the unused train tracks. This is a tough spot to shoot from because of the rocky and marshy terrain but well worth it.

There is quite a bit of green airglow in the sky and the orange hue on the horizon is light pollution.

Processed through Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS5 and stitched via PTGui.
Nikon D600 & 14-24 @ 15mm
f/2.8 – 4 x 30 secs – ISO 4000 – WB Kelvin 3570

Thank you, Mike!

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