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johnhennessy

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Good Site for the Milky Way?
« on: April 05, 2022, 09:50:28 pm »

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good site from which to photograph the Milky Way, especially in or near Northern California? I can deal with some light pollution if necessary. What I am looking for is a clear shot of the east to south quarter of the sky with a low horizon. Thanks.
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degrub

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Re: Good Site for the Milky Way?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 10:22:40 pm »

Sounds like you want to be on top of a volcano away from the cities.

Hiking involved or drive up ?

How about Lassen either Mount or Volanic NP ? LVNP even has a shot of the Milky Way on their web page.
Or Crater Lake ?

Are the high meadows open in Yosemite , East side ?

High desert in Nevada ? Death Valley ?

A little further South - Bryce Canyon or Canyonlands NP ?

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dreed

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Re: Good Site for the Milky Way?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2022, 11:22:45 pm »

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good site from which to photograph the Milky Way, especially in or near Northern California? I can deal with some light pollution if necessary. What I am looking for is a clear shot of the east to south quarter of the sky with a low horizon. Thanks.

Time of year is more important than location for Milky Way photography.
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Peter McLennan

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Re: Good Site for the Milky Way?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 02:47:50 pm »

Sounds like you want to be on top of a volcano away from the cities.

Hiking involved or drive up ?

How about Lassen either Mount or Volanic NP ? LVNP even has a shot of the Milky Way on their web page.
Or Crater Lake ?

Are the high meadows open in Yosemite , East side ?

High desert in Nevada ? Death Valley ?

A little further South - Bryce Canyon or Canyonlands NP ?

My limited experience is that high elevations in DVNP show significant light pollution from both Los Vegas and Los Angeles.
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