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Shooting the Core of the Milky Way (Trona Pinnacles)

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Shooting the Core of the Milky Way (Trona Pinnacles)

Let’s shoot the core of the Milky Way. This time let’s aim at the sky from the Trona Pinnacles. I’ve never been to Trona Pinnacles. But based on the Clear Sky Chart, it’s one of the places in California that is still rated at Bortle 2.

The plan is to be at the shooting location at 7:00 PM. But I’ll try to get there earlier to shoot some daylight scenes.

I also plan to stay past midnight and into the early morning. And I might shoot deep sky objects if I can bring my DSO imaging rig. But anyone who attends this event may choose to tailor one’s own schedule.

Sky quality forecast near the vicinity is:

Recommended Items to Bring:

-DSLR/mirrorless camera
-Lens (Preferably wide-angle and fast prime lens)
-Remote shutter release or intervalometer
-Lens warmer (in case conditions are too cold)
-Camera batteries
-Memory card
-Lens blower
-Headlamp/Red light
-Trail/hiking shoes
-Warm clothes

-Star tracker to be able to shoot longer than what the “500 Rule” permits without getting star trails

June 04 2021


Start: June 4 @ 7:00 pm
End: June 5 @ 3:00 am
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Trona Pinnacles

California, CA US

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