The usual thinking of night sky and Milky Way images is that you must travel a good distance away from the lights of towns and cities to get any decent shots.
I don’t live near big city, Seattle is 65 miles away, but there are several towns grouped together where I live. But I decided to head up to a local promontory called Big Rock to see about a few night sky images last weekend during the last New Moon.
These three images show that although the lights DO wash out the details of the stars there is still a chance to get some interesting images.
Mount Baker is visible as a small bump on the horizon. The green glow is the aurora borealis, adding some alien color to the edge of the sky.
The next New Moon is October 12th. If you’d like to register for the next Night Sky Photo Tour, here is the link.