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While much of New England is trashed with light pollution little pockets like Ashfield still exist where you can see the milky way. Here's a four minute exposure of it! [2048x1365][OC]

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588 points · 1 month ago

How do you do a 4 minutes exposure and do not get a huge streaking?

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Original Poster1.1k points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Awesome question! I use an iOptron Skytracker Pro. What that does is, after aligning the device with the north star (Polaris) it rotates your camera at the speed of the earth. The better your alignment, the longer you can run your exposures for (I've seen people go up to 20 minutes). This let's you shoot SUPER long exposures at fairly low ISO so you can keep your noise down. If you're an avid astrophotographer you can typically pick one up with a 50mm prime for less than a new Rokinon or Sigma lens and take insane images.

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318 points · 1 month ago

Excellent shot, excellent explanation. Thanks.

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Original Poster169 points · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Thank you, I'll check it out! So I guess you then stacked it with a second photo of the foreground.

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Original Poster63 points · 1 month ago

No problem! And correct. When the tracker is on it blurs the earth so typically you just replicate the same exposure but with the tracker off for the foreground and blend the two.

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Interestingly, I think we can actually see what the streaking would have been, the edge of the trees is blurry on the left, I assume on a width that corresponds to the would-be streaking. Am I correct?

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Original Poster12 points · 1 month ago

You are correct!...and now I need to go make sure it's perfect before I print...

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28 points · 1 month ago

This is the mechanical solution, but you can still attempt this without a skytracker by taking multiple much shorter exposures (say 15-20 seconds with a wide angle) and combine them (stack them) afterwards in software designed for this.

But, startrails are pretty, and tell a story, so don't always kill them.

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Any recommendations for software?

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12 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

iOptron Skytracker Pro

Ah yes, I also watched Transformers once

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How do you get your image of the milky way so bright. Even after editing, it still isn't as bright as yours!

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Original Poster12 points · 1 month ago

Awesome question. Color dodging and burning! I'm making a video tutorial of my editing process to give to people who are interested on Reddit and hope to be done soon. I'll cover it in that. But until then, Derek Sturman's Zion National Park tutorial is great to learn it as well.

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Dude that is awesome. What's the typical buy in to go from zero equipment to this picture capable?

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Original Poster8 points · 1 month ago

If you want the absolute cheapest rig possible, I would probably use a 35mm prime or a 50mm prime and shoot a panorama of the milky way out of it when you want a bigger FOV. That being said:

You can get a 35mm or 50mm prime on r/photomarket for between 50-100$. Just stalk the page. The iOptron Skytracker Pro is the cheapest tracker I've seen at around 250. If you're just using a prime you don't need a counterweight set. You need a sturdy tripod to make things easier and reduce shake but when I started I used an Amazon basics tripod for 10$. A shutter release cable for between 10-25$ on Amazon. A DSLR. I use the Nikon D3300 which can also be found on r/photomarket for less than 300ish$.

If you're feeling even more bold to jump down the rabbit hole, I use a Hoya red Intensifier light pollution filter. Those are incredibly useful and come for between 25+ depending on the filter thread.

All in all: You can so everything from start to finish in 600ish. Hope that helps!

Also I can't help myself so; Equipment? 600$. Experience? Priceless.

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What lens specifically did you use? I tried some night sky photography this past weekend with my Tokina 11-16 f2.8 and had minor success but had the hardest time getting a good focus on the stars. Any tips for good, sharp focus?

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I'm just starting out trying astrophotography so maybe there are better ways, but what I'll do is put my camera on live view and point it at the moon, or a really bright star, and zoom in really close on the view screen then manually focus so it's sharp.

If there's no moon or you're not having luck with a star, I will usually crank up my ISO super high so I can do a bunch of test shots with a faster shutter speed and start with my focus all the way on infinity and then just tweak it in small increments until I can zoom in on the photo and the stars look sharp.

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Awesome suggestions!!

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

Prior comment is absolutely correct! Always zoom on the brightest star and try and get pin point stars. I also use the Tokina 11-16 for many of my shots. Great lens! Razor sharp when focused. What you need to do if you're positive you're in focus by checking live view, is also make sure your exposure isn't causing any minor trailing. You need to follow the 500 rule to avoid star trails but honestly I always get a LITTLE but of trailing that looks like star bloat when I use exactly the number that the equation gives (500/(crop factor*focal length)). So typically I'll do a couple seconds below that.

The Tokina also has coma and distortion on the edges. It's a pain to use lens corrections to fix that. At that point shooting at 11mm, just crop it to 18mm and keep the sharp stars.

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If the moon is out that works, but just as an FYI, if your goal is to photograph the stars, Milky Way, meteors, etc., you want to do it when the moon isn't present. In that case, you would manually focus on a bright star until it's just a pinpoint in the viewfinder.

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Shouldn't the trees be a bit blurry if the camera's rotating to the sky?

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There's another image of the foreground stacked on top

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That technology sounds amazing, I've never thought of that problem and solution until the other guy mentioned it. Thanks for the explanation.

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My boyfriend and I were just in Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania this past weekend. My boyfriend got some great shots but he doesn't have your device. I think I know what to get him for Christmas.

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Mine was a Christmas gift last year haha! So fair warning, It SUCKS aligning and takes like 20-30 mins. It's hard to pick "the right dot out of all the dots" in the sky to align to and typically at dark sky sites bugs will keep tryna fly into you while you're at it. Use Ursa Major and Ursa Minor to keep track of the North Star and just practice. Once you get good at it, and see that first aligned 5minute exposure, its like nothing else and he'll be hooked.

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Thanks you.

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you can typically pick one up with a 50mm prime for less than a new Rokinon or Sigma lens and take insane images.

a quick google search explains why you used terms instead of numbers to relay that info. It's a serious hobby.

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12 points · 1 month ago

Looks a little cold to be streaking.

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I second this question...

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Much of New England is trashed with light pollution

My friend, you need to visit the mountains to the north (green or white, pick your poison).

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Or most of Maine

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Yeah but only like ten people live in most of Maine.

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25 points · 1 month ago

That's the reason there is very little to no light pollution in Maine.

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But we're awesome.

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Can confirm: mainer as well

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so, there are us 3... who are the other 7?

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I live in rural Montana. You cannot see any lights from our house and any town or city is on the other side of mountains.

After growing up in Chicago, it never ceases to amaze me every time I look up, and I been looking up most every night for over 20 years.

PS. Very nice photo!

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While much of New England is trashed with light pollution

Not true, New England is massive and has large amounts of rural areas. New England is more than just the city of Boston. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, etc, all have enormous amounts of rural areas

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Yep. Maine is the most densely forested and among the most sparsely populated states in the country. About 50% of our land is just forest and logging roads, and another 30% after that is tiny little towns nestled in the forest.

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Totally. Least densely populated state east of the Mississippi. Our 2 southern most counties hold about 1 million people, meaning the rest of the state which is about the size of Ohio has roughly 300,000 people scattered across it. Shit is empty yo.

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New Hampshire is the most densely forested of the lower 48 and it's not even close.

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However it is more densely populated than Maine and maybe Vermont.

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Seems there are conflicting reports from the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, which claims Maine as the most densely forested at 89%, showing NH at 77%. But the conflicting reports make me think the data is inconclusive.

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Much of Western Mass is pretty clear as well. I grew up in Sunderland and the summer nights were all stars.

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Username checks out

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You may be right

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Original Poster81 points · 1 month ago

True, I should've specified Massachusetts. However relative to the west and areas like Utah and Colorado, we're got very few bortle scale 2-0 dark sky spots while many exist there.

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You should head up to the Baxter State Park area in Maine. On a moonless night I've seen the northern lights.

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I’ve seen the Northern Lights while camping in Northwest CT too.

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I'd love to know when and where. Live in NW CT and northern lights on my bucket list. The thought of seeing them at home is exciting!

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Or deep in the Adirondacks. Hell I'm a few miles off Lake George and on a moonless night the stars pop like crazy.

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My family goes camping in the woods (Cliff Lake campsite to be specific) and the night skies are the prettiest I’ve ever seen!

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17 points · 1 month ago

Currently in Edgartown, MA, near Katama (the south facing side of the island - it looks at open ocean, not the mainland) and we get Milky Way views every clear night. If you shift over to the north side, nada (despite being 70 miles from Boston and 7 or so off the mainland).

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Nantucket has clear starry nights all over

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I grew up in Massachusetts, the part west of Worcester that everyone forget exists. It's extremely easy to not be bothered by any light pollution there.

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5 points · 1 month ago

West of Worcester? Try living north of it... Nobody knows.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I live in Hampshire County so yeah I know what you're referring to. BUT when you get serious into astro, you'll see that even a little light pollution goes a long way. In terms of areas that are dark enough to really avoid a yellow haze at the bottom of your shots, I've lived here my entire life and all of Western, MA does not offer that, pretty much about a quarter does I would say.

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60 points · 1 month ago

If the scale of the map is in bortles, most of NH/VT/ME are around 2 Bortles or less...

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Raise em

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The "few" is a relative concept its still hundreds of small towns looking at a bortle map, almost all of northern NH VT and huge swaths of ME are basically dark

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classic Masshole, assuming Massachusetts = New England...

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Wait so Ashfield is the only place you can see the Milky Way in Massachusetts? You should travel out of ashfield some day.

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You can go to Allegheny forest in Western PA there is one of the darkest spots in the 48 United States there!

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My partner and I recently moved to Rhode Island. Can you recommend any good camping spots around Ashland?

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I was getting ready with the pitchfork as well when I read this but I looked up a Bortle Scale Map and OP is correct, even dark ass Maine is pretty bright compared to most states west of the Mississippi. Crazy.

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Yeah I was gonna say, I'm in Standish which is relatively sparse in terms of population and 'town' areas but the light pollution still makes it hard to see the stars at night. Which is super unfortunate for me

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7 points · 1 month ago

The entire state of CT is pretty much FUCKED, look at a light pollution map, it’s garbage

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Connecticut is the Ringo Star of New England, we acknowledge them because legally we have to but otherwise they can suck it for being pseudo New Yorkers

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Really just 95 and 84 - the northwest corner of the state (Litchfield) is quite rural. Heck, even near NY the 2-acre-zoned towns between Norwalk and Danbury (Wilton, Weston, Ridgefield, etc) have minimal street lighting and are actually quite decent for stargazing.

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Yeah but I grew up in northern CT right on the border of western MA and the sky is incredibly clear at my parent’s home. They live in a very rural area. Not all of CT is polluted with light!

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2 points · 1 month ago

Thank god, i was losing hope

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Exactly what I was thinking

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As someone who has never seen the milky way in person, can you actually see it as is shown in the picture or is this some enhanced technique photographers use?

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Original Poster163 points · 1 month ago

Prior comment is absolutely correct. Unfortunately cameras just pick up more detail than we can with our eyes, especially on something like this which is a four minute exposure (more time for more data to reach the sensor from far away). BUT that being said, that doesn't make it any less grand to see in real life, it's just grand in a different way. In real life it sort of looks like a cloud made out of stars which wraps around the sky. As well as that, it's HUGE and it's incredibly humbling to experience the sheer scale of it in real life. I would wholeheartedly agree that everyone should see the milky way in a true dark sky site. It honestly feels like standing in outerspace and every time I've gone to shoot I've seen multiple shooting stars which makes it even more special.

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Wow that was beautiful to read. It's always been on my bucket list to go somewhere to see the milky way, and I'm glad to know it's worth it.

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You can actually “see” in the White Mountains in NH. The purples, the center, the millions of stars. Make a trip on a clear night with no moon. I think it’s possible here due to the extremely low light pollution and elevation.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Goals is to go there next! I just have to get over my laziness and hike haha. Pros of Acadia was that the entire park was just off the main road (no pun intended).

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The camera sees it that way, the human eye cannot.

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The human eye can see it pretty similarly with one huge difference: it sees it basically in black and white.

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Even with the darkest skies it's a little too faint to make out the colours. Even down south here at 56 degrees North where there's a lot of light pollution you can see it once you're out from under the streetlights - but right now it doesn't get dark enough at night to see it clearly.

In the winter when you get really cold clear nights you can just about make out a greenish or pinkish tinge to bits of it. Either that or I have some untreated eye defect.

If you've got good dark night skies (if you're in America you're so far south that it'll get dark at night all year round) get out from under the streetlights, even just a couple of miles, and look up. You'll see it.

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One time on a very cold night in a place with no light pollution on a cloudy night, there was a hole in the clouds and you could see the colours vividly of the Milky Way. It was beautiful.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

So much beauty in all these comments.

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Here's the problem.

I went out West once to see friends, unfortunately the two nights I was away from cities was cloudy. You'll get a lot of differences in what to expect but http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/interestingasfuck/comments/4nlww4/this_is_how_the_milky_way_really_looks_to_the/?utm_source=reddit-android seems to be close to what I've seen people say.

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Québec city and Québec province is two things! My friend has an observatory in Saint-Come-Linière. Look it up. If you ever find yourself there I’ll hook you up!

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Original Poster13 points · 1 month ago

Wow, my apologies for the ignorance. I really need to explore more of Canada as I've only been to Quebec City and Montreal. I will definitely take you up on that some time in the future though! Thank you so much for the offer!

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That's cool! What is it you're standing in?

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Original Poster16 points · 1 month ago

Thanks! This is a sort of man made rocky platform jutting into Chapel Falls. It makes for pedestrian access to the waterfalls that would be behind me.

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I thought this was Chapel Brook Falls! Beautiful spot, I live in the area and hike/bike through there often. Great pic, OP - do you have a website or another way to follow your work?

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Any certain time of the month to see it? Just make sure to check the weather for a clear sky? I’m about 2hr from Ashfield and I’d love to see the Milky Way for the first time...

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I live in Saint-Georges, Quebec, right across the border from Jackman, Maine. From my city all the way down to Skohegan is just deep forest. Over 150km of nothing but trees. The sky is so dark you can see everything. Definitely the best place in New England for star gazing.

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I loved the new englander defense mode that was activated by the title.

I sunrise hike year round through the Whites and I'm so proud of my area.

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Hey friend in Ashfield, can you bring me some country pie pizza?

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best pizza ever

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Haha I'm a Amherst guy sorry! Maybe next time I'm out there though?

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Is that an actual view of the Milky Way?!

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Original Poster16 points · 1 month ago

Yes and no haha. While the milky way lines up there it unfortunately looks different in person than it does on camera. DSLRs can pull out a lot more detail than we can typically see so it's less detailed when you actually see it. However, that doesn't make it anywhere less grand and amazing. With the naked eye to me it kind of looks like a giant cloud of stars wrapping around the sky. It's also huge which makes it even more humbling.

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First time I saw it, I saw a giant whale swimming through space.

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This may be random, but you would be a great writer! So enthralled by the comment replies!

Fantastic picture too! So beautiful.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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RIP Ashfield.

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See that purple one? Thanos is coming.

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Western MA is a boundless wildernesss and legends say that people actually live out there 😱.

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Pic or it didn’t happen.

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OP has never been to Western MA, NH, ME or VT.

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Not sure where you go in new england but i live in ct and besides like 2 cities it’s all beautiful nature

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it's weird to see anyone else from CT on the internet

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If you want a place with no light pollution, just go to Old England!

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8 points · 1 month ago

Or try the entire state of vermont. Our cows help stave off light pollution.

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I love chapel falls. Also one of my favorite rock climbing spots!

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Can the milky way be seen with the naked eye??

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Yup! Not this bright, but go to a dark area and you'll see it on a clear moonless night

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It's sad that people aren't aware of light pollution in general.

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I live in Maine which is roughly 50% of new England. There is little to no light pollution here except for maybe Portland but even in portland you can see stars. So, not really sure where you're getting your statistics from.

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

So many people are really really defending New England in the comments and referring to me as a "masshole" so I wanted to put this up here and address it head on.

I did NOT mean for the "trashed" verb in my title to be taken so seriously. I was born and raised in NE and it's AMAZING. I love it here, and this will always be home for me.

"Trashed" was an aggressive verb to use, and in retrospect I should've picked lighter terms. My title really should have been,

A lot of New England has areas of really intense light pollution, but many pockets still exist to see the stars. Here's a four minute exposure of one from Ashfield, MA.

I did not mean to attack NE in any way shape or form or really attempt to generalize MA as all of NE. I meant only to point out the discrepancy in light pollution between the western and eastern United States as seen by www.lightpollutionmap.info.

Hopefully this comment makes it clear what I was shooting for and once again I apologise for the confusion.

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This is a misleading title. " much of New England is trashed with light pollution " is just not a true statement. Most of New England's land area is made up of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine (which are mostly rural populations with a few large population centers), with the other NE states being small states that are mostly populated on the coasts. CT, and MA (the next two largest states of NE) have really large areas where they are mostly rural populations.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Once again, this was 1000% my mistake. I did NOT mean to generalize NE with such an aggressive verb the way I did and I apologise for this. I did not mean to attack ANY of NE whatsoever. Having grown up here I am very proud of the area where I live. It was simply a poor choice of words at a late hour and I wish I could've stopped it in it's tracks.

I've honestly never had this sort of backlash over title before. I've also never experienced this degree of publicity with a post before so I've never felt the urge to consider the implications of poorly worded titles. While I can't fix it now (I tried to put a comment out to do it but let's see), it's a lesson I will take VERY seriously from here on out.

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By area I'd say probably about half of New England is dark enough for milky way views.

Don't forget how empty most of Maine is.

Even in MA there are stellar views in the berkies, and out near the quabbin, even on the Worcester side. And of course from the cape cod national seashore and off of the more unpopulated islands off Chatham and Woods Hole.

Nowhere in Rhode island though I bet

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I definitely did not consider most of Maine when I wrote this title and BOY am I feeling it now. Thank you for the suggestions though! There's so many locations in the comments which I'm excited to try out.

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while this is a great shot...I would never consider New England to have much light pollution

I've never seen an area that's so anti-streetlamp

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It's great when star gazing with your eyes for sure, but when you're taking long exposures the slightest light pollution becomes extremely apparent.

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Looks like the Greta van fleet album cover

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I love ashfield, and that whole little corner of the country. Thanks for posting!

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Serious (and probably stupid) question here. Are new Englanders welcoming to people of different ethinicites and religion? Is there any group of people that won’t feel welcome? I’m asking out of curiosity as I would love to visit and I’m neither white or Christian or Jew. Im scared to visit the south for this reason.

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3 points · 1 month ago

You can't see it without the camera, however.

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Does it look like this with the naked eye?

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There are plenty of nice, less populated areas in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Western Mass...

If you live in Providence RI, then I can understand why you associate New England with trash lol

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Thought that was an asteroid illusion for a sec or two. Lol

Beautiful shot.

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What camera?? I'd love to do this but my nikon wont touch a 4+ minute exposure

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How does it look with no exposure ?

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Well...pitch black on DSLR. But to the naked eye, like a cloud or haze of stars arcing across the sky.

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Infinity stones

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Beautiful

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2 points · 1 month ago

That forest reminds me of The VVitch.

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What an amazing shot!

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2 points · 1 month ago

I swear this shits a gif, it’s moving man

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I really love this! Absolutely beautiful, as is the rest of your work that I've seen so far. Please keep taking awesome pictures!

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Holy shit. Move your phone back and forth. It looks like it pops out.

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I'm a novice at night photography. How do you take a 4 minute exposure without stars streaking? It seems I can't leave the shutter open more than 30 sec or so without the stars moving. Genuinely curious. Thanks!

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2 points · 1 month ago

Nice shot, great technique and super awesome of you to answer everyone's questions.

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cries in belgian

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Phone wallpaper, thanks.

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This is one of the things I love about living in the countryside, here in Old England. It's such a shame that so many people never get to see the ancient, astral beauty of the heavens for themselves.

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2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I took my first Milky Way pic this past Friday. Though I didn’t know what I was doing it was an amazing and got to see a few meteors flashing by. You can see the MW with your bare eyes up in the white mountains in NH on a clear night. Ride up the Kangamagus off of 93 and stop along the south side. Not much to add in the background for a photo but still amazing to see.

Thanks

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Oh wow. Absolutely stunning photo!

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im using a canon rebel , but from what i can tell i can take only max 20-30 seconds. Is there some kind of override button to take 4 minute exposures or do i need a special camera . Also what does BULB mean?

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2 points · 1 month ago

Bulb mode lets the photographer to take a picture for as long as the shutter is pressed down.

For a 4 minute exposure though, you wouldn’t want to be standing there pressing down the shutter for 4 bloody minutes so I recommend you get a cable release which are usually 10 dollars.

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Wow mother of God. Thank you so much . Mind blown . Youre my hero for the day .

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Wow! I’ve tried this many times without getting anything close. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. I stay out for easily to four minutes without blinking and only see a couple of stars.

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whoah I've spent so much of my life in Ashfield, never thought I'd see it on popular

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Just go to anywhere north of Auburn, ME. Most forestland in the U.S.

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Now imagine a bunch of eyes appearing in those trees

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I can't even comprehend the explanation from the comments...amazing shot...hope I understand ihow to take it oneday

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Under His Eye

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I can usually see Andromeda Galaxy w/ naked eye in So. Maine.

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You must have spectacular vision then

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Stunning. We live in a quiet village in the Berkshires and enjoy nights like this.

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2 points · 1 month ago

Buckland's night sky is slightly better

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2 points · 1 month ago

So, no one is going to talk about the tree down to the right?

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Atleast you are.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Haha foreground was a panorama with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens. Good eye!

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Nice one. 👍😎

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TIL more people than I could have ever imagined have not seen the Milky Way and think it’s some kind of rarity.

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Love chapel falls! Very cool!

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Hey! Shameless plug for where I live, but it's a very short hop to come to the Isle of Man, which has the highest concentration of dark sky sites in the British Isles! Beautiful place to visit too, if you like weird people and big water wheels :)

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Ok, so, back in the day before the age of industry and stuff, would this be an average night sky the typical nomad would see? Because god damn that's beautiful.

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Thought this was a painting or a video game at first..

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This isn't really earth porn but great shot anyway.

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Ashfield is a beautiful spot. Beautiful photo as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Do you have any tips for seeing the Milky Way? Times of night, does the moon need to be not up etc?

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To think that the ancients would look up at night and see this all the time.

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In this picture, what's the actual perspective relative to the Milky Way. Are we looking inward facing its center, or are we looking outward, towards the edge and beyond?

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I hope you got a good glimpse of the Perseids!

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Is that the infinity stones I’m seeing in the sky?

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This is great. You should really make a trip to the North Maine Woods if you can. Either into the Allagash, Baxter State Park, or the new national monument. Some of the darkest places in the country. https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=5.707232619126946&lat=5703499&lon=-7670075&layers=B0FFFFTFFFF

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I was about to say that North Carolina is not in New England and then I realized I’m an idiot. Gorgeous pic.

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I reeeeaaaalllllyy need to get my Nikon a remote...this is rediculous.

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Exceptional

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2 points · 1 month ago

This looks like something hing from No Man’s Sky. I do like a good Space picture though!

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Ahhh beautiful town...where I got my only speeding ticket haha

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for a moment was sure its was a painting jobs

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2 points · 1 month ago

Here, you dropped this:

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I’m in a part of upstate NY where you can actually see a bit of Milky Way with the naked eye. It’s pretty great

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beautiful

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is that the pet sematary?

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2 points · 1 month ago

I recently moved to a rural town in North East CT from a suburb of Hartford and about a month in I looked up and was just amazed by all of the stars. Every night the sky is clear I get a little treat :)

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That treeline though

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Ahhh, home sweet home - the Berkshires! Hubby and I sit out on our deck in Peru, MA most nights and can see the milky way, shooting stars, etc....it's amazing, we feel very lucky that we're able to see them!

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2 points · 1 month ago

every now and then i think to myself "man, i wish we lived in a part of the galaxy where the night sky is vibrant and beautiful..." I keep forgetting that it is and we just can't see it where we are.

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2 points · 1 month ago

This looks like a teaser poster for The Witch 2

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Rare glimpse of amazement !

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Reminds me of the red dead redemption 2 trailer

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I can see the mind and power stones

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2 points · 1 month ago

Hey I was just in Ashfield! How was Double Edge?? :)

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Gotta go farther north in New England then bro. Entire NEK, northern NH and Maine is very sparse.

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2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Incredible shot. Something about that crude man-made stone staircase really centers the whole image for me. Is the foreground a cutout from a different image taken from the same camera position?

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Another great New England spot to see the stars in Block Island. Miles off the main land, there isn't so much as a traffic light on the island. No light pollution, it makes for a wonderful view of the night's sky.

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