Winter Milky Way from South Carolina

Hi Everyone,
My wife and I are on a holiday in South Carolina this week and as it turns out, the spot we picked to catch some sun and warmth is not bad for star-gazing. We are on the NE side of Harbor Island between Charleston SC and Savannah GA. Our condo has a nice dark beachfront facing the Atlantic Ocean.

The image below is the view of the Winter MW I took on the first night (and only good one so far). The waxing gibbous moon spoiled the show later in the evening but it provided for a nice moonrise beneath reddish clouds. The moon image looks a bit different, because it is a composite image. Exposing for moon features requires a very short exposure and the red sky needs longer. So I pasted the moon image onto the sky image. It is definitely an interesting view, if not quite real.
John.


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