Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Galaxy Cove Vista
Posted on 05/07/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera. Patience was needed in searching out just the right place and waiting for just the right time. A short hike was needed to reach this rugged perch above a secluded cove in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in California, USA. And a camera was needed for the long exposure required to bring out the faint light from stars and nebula in the background Milky Way galaxy. Moonlight and a brief artificial flash illuminated the hidden beach and inlet behind nearby trees in the above composite image taken about two weeks ago. Usually obscured McWay Falls is visible just below the image center, while the Pacific Ocean is in view to its right.
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[Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)]
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How beautiful. It looks like a painting.
Beautiful! These Astronomy posts are such healthy posts. Thanks.
At first... I thought this may be an artists rendition of a magical place and time. It is a REAL picture?!! Wow.. Sunky! Once again, you amaze and awe us!