Winter stars … and Vega?
Raimie Hedman in Oregon contributed this photo to EarthSky and wrote:
I was camping along the coast for a week with my dog Vega, and each night Orion and his dogs would be hanging high in the sky above our camp when we went to bed. This particular night was unseasonably clear; the few thin clouds that spread across the lower sky were easily pierced by Sirius and Procyon. Vega (my dog — not the summer Harp Star, of course) even showed up clearly in the 15-second exposure because she was watching intently for raccoon invaders that lived in the brush behind the truck. The glow is from the cities of Florence and Reedsport, Oregon.
Thank you, Raimie!