Milky Way over my house

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Here in Arizona we do get some clear skies. This image was taken September 27, 2015, the night of the lunar eclipse. I was photographing the moon with my Canon DSLR, but when the moon was mostly dimmed out by the earth’s shadow I saw the Milky Way (our own galaxy) pop out above me, so I quickly changed lenses and grabbed this 16 second exposure with a Rokinon 14mm lens at ƒ4 and ISO 6400. We are looking almost straight up, with the peak of the roof off to the right.  The glow at the bottom of the photo is the city lights of nearby Tucson. It’s a pretty good view from my semi-urban area. 

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