Salt Flats Milky Way Arch
The Arch of the Milky extends high into the night sky above what appears to be a nuclear bomb going off in the distance. Actually that's just the light pollution dome of Salt Lake City, roughly 100 miles away. We were hoping to get some nice reflection shots off the flooded salt flats west of the city, but a near constant breeze prevented any smooth water from forming. Instead we were treated to incredible airglow and what turned out to by some very faint aurora showing up in the north sky. If you look above the horizon on the left in this image you can see some of the pinks and oranges from that Aurora, as well as Andromeda rising above the horizon. All in all a gorgeous night from a picturesque place.
15 exposures for this image, 10 for the sky and 5 for the foreground, shot with a Nikon Z7 and Sigma Art 40mm on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer. All exposures are 2 minutes at ISO 800 and f1.8.