I've always had a draw to the stars and our wonderful Milky Way neighborhood. What mysteries lie up there? Surely there's more than just gas & rock. Answers to ancient questions?
Here's some food for thought. Earth orbits around the sun, as most would agree, in an ellipse. However, most of us forget that the sun is orbiting in an ellipse around the center of our Milky Way galaxy, dragging us with it. On top of that, our Milky Way galaxy is hurling toward the largest galaxy in the system, Andromeda at a little over 100km per second.
So, even though your Earth birthplace is stationary, and you can visit where you're from, the fact is, none of us have or ever will be where we were born again. Think about that next time someone asks, 'Where are you from?'
I was inspired by @Stumblebum to create this shot, having seen his amazing stargazer images. This was my first astrophotography go with the Sony A7Riii, shot around 8:15pm (pretty early, but I like the results). I learned a lot from the few frames I shot, such as next time either turn on LENR or shoot black frames. #hotpixelclonemadness
Once I get this camera a little more dialed in, I'll head to the summit of Haleakala for a night of shooting.