Friday night was perfect for stargazing. Lacey was at the sitter, 70 degrees, the sky was clear, the moon was hiding and the Milky Way is in view. So I took a drive out to Observatory Park.
Observatory Park has permanent distinction from the International Dark-Sky Association as a Silver Tier Dark Sky Park. As of December 2017, it was one of only 39 Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and 55 in the world.
Most of these shots are composites of multiple exposures - one for the sky and one for the foreground. I set up with a Platypod Ultra to get low behind the rocks and my iPhone provided illumination for the rocks.