A comet that shows up once every 6766 years? I made what I thought was a reasonable assumption, that I probably won’t be around in the year 8786, so I should probably slam an energy drink and haul out my astrophotography gear!
We’re located just outside Vancouver BC, which, as you may expect, is pretty damn bright. But thankfully there are some darker areas out in our suburbs. The north areas of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge are largely flat and dark berry farms, so we figured that would be the best area to go.
We settled on the Alouette River in Pitt Meadows, just off of Harris Road. We found a spot that would give us a fun composition (I love my reflections you know!), cracked a beer, and got to work. The reflection of Neowise and Burke Mountain in the Alouette River looked pretty awesome.
Now, are you wondering where to look? For us, it was somewhere between north and northwest, right over Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain. You could see it with the naked eye, but BARELY. Good technology definitely helps!
And since I was there anyway, I wanted to shoot a star trail photo! We’re still at the Alouette River here, but I pointed my camera east towards Golden Ears in Maple Ridge.
I do have to say ONE positive thing about Covid – no planes in the sky means that creating star trail photos are MUCH easier!
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