The night sky is an essential part of nature and not just an astronomer’s laboratory. However, for many people who live in urban light dominated areas, this part of nature is completely lost. Astrophotography in any form and level, either by only a photo camera and tripod or a complete set of telescopic equipment, helps to reclaim the forgotten beauty of the night sky.

There are few other scenes in nature that astound me so deeply in the way that the rise of the Milky Way does. I have photographed such fiction-like starry scenes from bizarre locations of the planet; from the boundless darkness of the African Sahara when the summer Milky Way was arching above giant sandstones, to the shimmering beauty of the Grand Canyon under moonlight, ...

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