Rocky Mountain Star Trails



Rocky Mountain Star Trails

Copyright 2004

Photo by Scott Kindt

Fox Park is a small community at 9,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Wyoming. Far away from any lights, it is a favorite site among local astronomers.  Here the Milky Way shines with a brilliance that can only be found in the thin air of the Rocky Mountains. 

This star trail photograph was taken with a Pentax 6x7 camera.  The camera was set on a tripod and aimed at the North Star Polaris.  The shutter was set to B and locked open for twenty minutes.  The very faint glow on the horizon is from Laramie Wyoming.

About the Photograph:

Date:  June 13, 2004

Location:  Fox Park, Wyoming

Camera:  Medium Format Pentax 6x7

Lens:  70 mm

Film:  Kodak E200

Exposure:  20 minutes