July 25, 2011

Something Wonderful: Milky Way Over Abandoned Kilns

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The Ward Charcoal Kilns:

Built in the 1870s in rural Nevada, USA to process local wood into charcoal, the kilns were soon abandoned due to a town fire and flooding, but remain in good condition even today. The above panorama is a digital conglomerate of five separate images taken in early June from the same location. Visible above the unusual kilns is a colorful star field, highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy appearing along a diagonal toward the lower right. Many famous sites in our Galaxy are visible, including the Pipe Nebula and the Dark River to Antares, seen to the right of the Milky Way. The origin of the green mist on the lower left, however, is currently unexplained. -- APOD: 2011 July 25 -

Posted by Vanderleun at July 25, 2011 10:49 PM
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Gerard, you post the most beautiful things. I'd sleep like a normal person, at night, but then, I'd miss all these beautiful things you post! That and bakery work. Still...I like blaming you.

Posted by: Jewel at July 25, 2011 11:10 PM

My photo of the ovens is a lot more pedestrian, with a little bit of snow on the shady side, and with the 1992 Accord we drove to see them one cool March morning.

Posted by: pfsm at July 27, 2011 12:52 PM