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M A Y A  Save the stars βœ¨πŸ“· πŸ‘½ Tucson, AZ _ 🐢: @axamillion_dollar_dog _

@ellen.m.worth, 46p Wirtanen and the Geminids = magic ✨
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14 mm 2.8 10 seconds iso 5000
Canon 6D

I’m happiest in the desert with my girl gang @thesagstucson πŸŒ΅πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ thanks to these ladies for being such amazing friends πŸ–€
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πŸ“· @mattbuster killin these shots!
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Sneak peak of @thesagstucson Christmas card! πŸŽ„πŸŒž Dm me your addy if you’d like one πŸ˜‹
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Friendship courtesy of @bumblebff

Pretending to be a hoodoo πŸ‘½
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Single image - Rokinon 12 mm 2.8 25 seconds iso 6400 πŸ“·Canon 6D

Is there anything better than the desert, your momma, and the stars? πŸ–€

SKYGLOW
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Moab’s year round population is around 6000 - yet the skyglow visible to the left of Turret Arch is overwhelming almost a third of the horizon.
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A gateway community to 2 national parks, one state park, and innumerable public land areas, it’s important that Moab work to control the light pollution coming from the *small* town.
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These night skies bring so many tourists to the area - and these are the kind of tourists we want. Astro-tourists actually have to spend the night in the area- increasing their spending in the community. A study from Missouri State University purports that astrotourism brings over 2.5 billion dollars to the Colorado Plateau economies over a 10 year period.
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We’re lucky to have the Moab Dark Skies group working hard to save our skies in Moab. Go like their Facebook page! ✨

Looking up 🌌
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I got to spend some time in my hometown as I was driving up to SLC for the @idadarksky #Agm2018 and #alan2018
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I’ve never shot in Arches before, and as I suspected it was filled with astrophotographers. I’m glad people are appreciating the beauty of a naturally dark sky
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Being under double arch at night felt like being under a giant spider. It was overwhelming at first, the grandeur of the landscape intimidating to my small being. But when the stars came out, the largeness of the formations seemed to parallel the giant scale of our universe. The rocks seemed to curve almost as if they were embracing me.
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I hope everyone can have experiences under dark skies like these. They help me understand my connection with the universe, and remember that I am not the center of it all, but that I am part of something so incomprehensibly vast. We are made of stardust ✨

Putman Observatory
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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This personal observatory uses a CCD camera to capture images of astronomical objects
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The sky gets blue when the moon comes out outside of the frame πŸŒ™
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Looking up is so important. It’s easy to forget we are all just starstuff πŸ’« I love the night sky because it smacks you in the face with its infinite wonder.
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What the hell are we doing here and why do we exist are questions we so easily forget to ask ourselves in the hustle and bustle of work and responsibilities. It’s been my personal goal to connect to gratitude about the amazing universe of which we are a part.
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I don’t want to live in a world without mystery πŸ–€

πŸ–€ Love under the Milky Way πŸ–€
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@shelbymstock and @astropgr have to be the cutest Astro couple in the whole world. βœ¨πŸ’πŸ’«
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Here’s to people who give me hope that love still exists πŸ˜‚
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Also y’all seem to like silhouettes so guess I’ll keep it up!
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Canon 6D Rokinon 14 mm f 2.8 iso 5000 20 seconds

Soooo, went up to Lemmon to shoot some portraits of my friends, and they forced me to get in front of my camera.. 😟 I feel super uncomfortable on the other side of the shutter, but I kinda like how this one turned out. Letting that Leo mane fly at windy point. 🦁 Thanks for clicking the shutter @allieallgeyer - for @thesagstucson πŸ˜‚

Not sure which I like more, dark silhouette or the red light illumination from nearby stargazers? πŸ–€βœ¨
Either way, that park ranger hat is too iconic not to share πŸ•πŸ˜
@cedarbreaksnm with light pollution from St. George

Damn, my friends are hot πŸ”₯
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@maddierus for @thesagstucson
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First time shooting portraits, what do y’all think?
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Helps that my model is so damn fly πŸ–€

In case y’all wanted to know what I look like πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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Photo cred goes to the talented @juliavollman .
Also follow @thesagstucson for more πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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