Death Valley one of top places to view Milky Way?

2 months 2 days ago #666175 by Paul Velasco
My wife was just reading an article that listed Germany, Nibia, Australia and Death Valley as top places to view Milky Way.  What time fo the year is best for photographing Milky Way in Death Valley?


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2 months 2 days ago #666188 by Nikon Shooter
I would not have included Germany in the list — as the worst
atmospheric condition is high humidity. All the others are fine.

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2 months 1 day ago #666191 by effron
If you want to include the Milky Way's galactic center, from April through September would be best in the northern hemisphere...(Death Valley)

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2 months 1 hour ago #666477 by Sean Lamber
I thought from December to Feb was the best time?


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1 month 4 weeks ago #666507 by effron
That's a good time if you don't want to see the galactic core from the northern hemisphere.....

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1 month 4 weeks ago #666513 by garyrhook

Sean Lamber wrote: I thought from December to Feb was the best time?


That's the best time to visit DV based on temperature. Not the sky.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #666577 by Zach Mosher
So can the Milky Way be seen out there during this time of the year?  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #666578 by garyrhook

Zach Mosher wrote: So can the Milky Way be seen out there during this time of the year?  


You can use a sky map app to figure out where the Milky Way is from any location on the planet, on any day.

The bright galactic core is not visible from the Northern hemisphere at this time of year. Only the dimmer arm.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #666581 by Zach Mosher
Is it defined enough to look cool?  Actually with out the bright core, I can't imagine anything else would look nice.  

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1 month 4 weeks ago #666599 by Alex

garyrhook wrote:

Sean Lamber wrote: I thought from December to Feb was the best time?


That's the best time to visit DV based on temperature. Not the sky.



:agree:  Isn't that the truth brother!

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1 month 4 weeks ago #666813 by NormNYC
This time of the year, photographing everything else must per a breeze out there with no crazy heat cooking you and your gear.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #667001 by CatherineW
Beautiful place to visit during the winter months, but Milky Way is much better during late spring. 

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1 month 3 weeks ago #667608 by Don Granger
give it 2-3 months and you'll have your window


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