Milky Way Season is On!

…If you don't mind getting up in the middle of the night! Fortunately the Milky Way rise time moves earlier in the night each month, until it gets downright reasonable and is in the sky after evening twilight for my night photography workshops from June through October.

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Departing Clouds in Bodie

In the summer, the Eastern Sierra often has afternoon thunderstorms, driven by heat and monsoon moisture. Fortunately once the "engine" for the convection, the heat of the sun, goes away, the clouds tend to break up and/or drift eastward, leaving a stunningly clear view of starry skies.

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Departing Clouds in Bodie
In the summer the Eastern Sierra often has afternoon thunderstorms, driven by heat and monsoon moisture. Fortunately once the “engine” for the convection, the heat of the sun, goes away, the clouds tend to break up and/or drift eastward, leaving stunningly clear starry skies.

I live not far from the authentic Wild West “ghost town” of Bodie State Historic Park, so each summer I lead five night photography workshops there.

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Milky Way Rise (time-lapse video)

Here's one of the time-lapse videos I created, using 470 images captured over 4 hours, from when the Milky Way rose until the approaching dawn brightened the sky.

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“Milky Way Rise Over Joshua Trees in California’s Mojave Desert” by jeffsullivan. Archived and rights managed by Nimia.
The camera pans to follow the Milky Way as it rises over the eastern horizon, behind Joshua trees in the Mojave Desert.

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Airglow and Milky Way from Mono Basin

This was how the Milky Way moved across the sky from that ridge +Lori Hibbett and I camped on a couple of nights ago.  This time-lapse video which she produced is best viewed on YouTube, selecting HD1080p quality at the lower right and watching full screen!

We're excited to be attending the +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory launch of the OCO-2 satellite this coming Monday night.  There's a live +Discovery News G+ hangout on now discussing the launch:
https://plus.google.com/events/c9foud0rus0eho1km5a5o1735ro
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Milky Way Rise Over Wild Iris

Last week was the time of year when the Milky Way rises relatively flat to the horizon after evening twilight.  Around the next new moon it will have risen and will be tilting up as the night progresses.  

Here are a couple of all night time-lapse clips I captured on a Nevada ranch not far from Bridgeport, CA in the Eastern Sierra last Thursday night: http://youtu.be/Y1vp5EaNSoY
For one of the clips I adapted a star tracking mount to follow the Milky Way along the horizon instead of tracking the stars as they rose and tilted in the sky.
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Milky Way rising over Bodie ghost town

An image from a time-lapse sequence I shot during our last Bodie night photography workshop May 25: http://youtu.be/bfu7GS-ne4c
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An image from a time-lapse sequence I shot during our last Bodie night photography workshop May 25: http://youtu.be/bfu7GS-ne4c

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Satellite and Milky Way Over Natural Arch

This was captured last Wednesday morning at 4 am in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

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Natural Arch in Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Ghosts in the Machine

An old truck is given new life in the ghost town of Bodie State Historic Park, California.  This was taken at 9:30 pm on August 24 last year.  We'll be back again on August 30 this year, when  the moon will be a 17% crescent gently illuminating the town until it drops behind the nearby hills around 9:45 pm.  Then we'll enjoy dark, starry skies for stunning Milky Way shots until we depart at 1 am.   That many weeks after the summer solstice, we'll have have a lot more time for night shooting than we would during the longer days closer to late June.

We'll have other Bodie workshop dates available in 2014 as well.  Check my blog for details: http://www.jeffsullivanphotography.com/blog/bodie-night-photography-workshops/
#Bodie   #nightphotography   #photoworkshops   #milkyway   #astrophotography  

Night Photography workshop in Bodie State Historic park, California.
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