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Milky Way Doughton Park

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Rescheduled from June 24th due to weather conditions.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Doughton Park
Friday Night, June 23, 2022
The weather didn’t cooperate with us last year, so let’s try it agin this year. Sunset is 8:46 pm so the Milky Way should be visible starting about 10:30. We’ll meet at the Doughton Park Picnic Area about 8:00. We’ll choose shooting locations (foregrounds) and have a chance for a nice sunset shot or two. The images below were shot at different locations within Doughton Park.
If you are new to night sky photography, here is a link to a tutorial that will help prepare you. (How to Photograph the Milky Way – Lonely Speck) We will also have some veterans on hand to help you get started.
Equipment Checklist
DSLR or Mirrorless camera
Wide-angle lens (the faster the better)
Remote shutter release (self timer works too)
Headlamp/flashlight (preferably red light or very low white light)
Dew heater-optional (handwarmer & rubber bands works just fine)
Please RSVP to Cashwell8886@gmail.com by Thursday night (6/23) so he knows who to expect in case of change or weather cancelation. If you are looking to carpool, either needing a ride or willing to provide a ride, please send a note to Don Brown (debrown@msn.com) and he will coordinate.

Chris Cashwell

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June 23, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Doughton Park Picnic Area
45338 Blue Ridge Parkway -Exit at Milepost 229.7,248.1
Laurel Springs, NC