Happy Trails (astronomy desert sky trees nighttime ). Photo by mcgino

Happy Trails

Uploaded by: mcgino

Friday February 15, 2013

Polvadera, NM (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Having awoken at 2:30 AM and an hour later realizing there was no hope for more sleep, I decided to drag my camera into the front yard and take a star trails image. This is a 90 minute exposure looking north toward Polaris and the Big Dipper. Note to self: remove those pesky lights around the base of the trees before you do this again!


About mcgino


As a former astronomer I am an avid sky watcher. I have lived in New Mexico for a dozen years and am constantly amazed by the beautiful skies. My favorite subjects to photograph are the skies of course, cats (I rescue strays), and robots (I have a HUGE collection). If you would like to see more photographs of any of the above be sure to visit my photo galleries at or Thanks for looking! Colleen

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