Astrophotography 9/29/2016

It was such a beautiful early fall evening, I decided to head to my dock with my DSLR (Canon T2i) and fast f/1.8 lens to photograph some stars. These photos were taken using a tripod and a 15 to 30 second exposure.

My biggest challenge when taking clear photographs of the sky is dealing with light pollution in the Twin Cities metro area.

Due to the recent solar storm, I was hoping to observe the Northern Lights, but that was not in the cards tonight.

Polaris, the North Star

Polaris

Mizar & Alcor, a binary star system in the handle of the Big Dipper

Mizar & Alcor

Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia

Vega

Vega

Altair

Altair

Capella

Capella

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