Local Photographer's Photo Chosen as NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day"

By: News 10
By: News 10

"The image was made in the early morning of March 5th, 2014. From about 2:30am to 5:30am to show the Milky Way rising. Shot at Delicate Arch, which is with Arches National Park in Utah. I shot this with a rig I made of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses. One camera pointed n each direction to show the whole sky and make a 360 degree panorama. In this case each camera did 156 60 second exposures. Making for 2 hours and 36 minutes of startrail movement. The final exposure was layered on top to bring out the Milky Way and point to show directional movement of the stars. I then merge each cameras image into one, then blend the four images together to make the panorama, then do a little tweaking in Photoshop. I've made several of the 'Planetary Panoramas' over the past 12 months or so."

Vincent Brady

A local photographer from Grand Ledge, Vincent Brady, recently had one of his photographs selected by NASA as their "Astronomy Picture of the Day."

The photo was taken in the early morning hours of March 5, 2014 at the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah.

NASA's site features a different image or photograph of stars, galaxies, and other celestial phenomena, each day, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Vincent graduated from LCC's photography program in May of 2013. He has been traveling and shooting pictures since his graduation.

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