A Christmas eve night sky, including a few stars, a couple of passes of the international space station, and lots of aircraft.
It’s light and fluffy with a denser centre. Any guesses?
Spending the weekend on lake Pokegama (Po- Keg-Ama, not Pokey-Gamma) in Grand Rapids gave a nice opportunity to get some really dark skies for astronomy and astrophotography. The first evening was overcast until well past my bed-time. The second evening was pretty special.
Around 10pm, the milky way was glowing overhead, the constellations were hard to pick out as there were many more background stars than a London based sky-watcher normally sees.
I took some photographs, of course. The settings were 18mm focal length, infinity focus, 20sec exposure time, and remote control shutter release (to avoid camera shake).