The Davis Mountains in West Texas are legendary for their dark night skies and they are home to the McDonald Observatory which is well worth a trip to visit.
This image was made from a series of 400 photographs taken over the course of two and a half hours.
The camera is facing Northwest, with the North Star just off the right of the frame and the ecliptic just off the left side, creating a series of peaceful concentric circles as the Earth slowly rotates.
A late night car returning from the McDonald Observatory Star Party lit up the hillside. Either that or it was an alien spaceship's landing lights!

Want to see it in motion?

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