Monday night at the Nebraska Star Party (NSP), the days storm moved through revealing a blazing Milky Way. The star filled sky was spectacular, the detail in the Milk Way stunning. My first taste of the NSP sky and I was mesmerized, it had been many months since I had seen a sky this good. That first hour I spent more time enjoying the wonder of the night sky than polar aligning my scope.
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|Location||Nebraska Star Party, Merritt Reservoir, by Valentine, NE|
|Lens||Canon 24mm f2.8 @ f2.8|
|Camera||Canon 5D Mark II|
|Exposure||30 seconds at ISO 3200|
|Notes||Outstanding transparency, temperature around 62°F, good seeing.|
Initial RAW conversion in Lightroom 2.0, additional processing in Photoshop CS2.