This picture is a lousy example of night-sky photography. There’s a ton of haze still in the skies around here from the fires, and it was enough to ruin even a 10-second exposure. I never bothered mounting the equatorial drive for a longer exposure, since it would have been pointless.

But! This picture does have something that none of my others have: a cat keeping careful watch over the Milky Way. As it should. And that’s why this is today’s lunchtime photo.

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