Astrophotography near The Grand Canyon

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Astrophotography near The Grand Canyon (Havasupai Point) May 16, 2017
With Milky Way season upon us, it is every photographers goal to capture it with their cameras. However, sometimes it is easier said than done depending on your location. Metropolitan areas light up the sky with light-pollution making it very difficult to see the stars above us with out own eyes. It is usually necessary to plan a little adventure towards more secluded areas with little to no light pollution, thats how Havasupai Point came into play.

It is very easy to find out where the nearest dark skies are by using a website like darksitefinder.com but getting there is usually the problem. I was able to coordinate this location with un-paved roads and began to plan my trip. From HWY 69 just south of The Grand Canyon entrance there is the town of Tusayan. There you will turn West off the highway and head towards the Havasupai Indian Reservation. It is 16 miles from the hwy and once at the gate you will pay a $25 (per person) fee. With permission from the natives, you begin the 22 mile drive to Havasupai Point. High clearence and 4x4 highly recommended.

Once there, you get to enjoy one of the most amazing views of the canyonlands in complete seclusion. As of today, Havasupai Point is rarely mentioned on the internet, meaning it hasnt become a popular destination for this area.
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planxty says:
Many congratulations on your featured review today, very well deserved, well-written and the images are stunning.

I agree with Brian's comment that a blog on your astrophotography would be of great interest to mny of us.
Posted on: May 23, 2017
spocklogic says:
Would be great to hear more about your astrophotography here, perhaps a blog about it.
Posted on: May 16, 2017
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