|The Lagoon and Trifid Nebula, shot at shot at the Bateson Observatory, are uncovered by stitching together 40 individual photos. To reduce noise and introduce as much detail as possible Astrophotographers stitch together multiple images as possible into photos use the process of stitching in planetary imagining. Photo by Randall Evans|
Thursday, July 31, 2014 — The clean air and gorgeous vistas of Plumas and Lassen Counties are only two of the many charms the area has to offer. Often, by simply stepping outside their doors residents are greeted with overwhelmingly peaceful surroundings, making it difficult not to stop and “smell the roses.”
Daytime photos taken from many of the county communities flood the media – both in print and online. Many pictures accompany sentiments of how blessed the photographer is to live in the area. Once the sun sets however, pictures are few and far between, despite the areas prime conditions for astrophotography.
Although it can add to the experience, it’s not necessary to own an expensive camera or large telescope to witness the beauty that is Lassen and Plumas Counties’ night skies.
For the full story and more photos, read the Tuesday, July 29, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.