Dark Sky Sanctuary
status has been awarded to Great Barrier Island by the International Dark Sky Association in 2017. I went to the official launch and wrote about my experience and what this status means. Have a look at Dark Sky Sanctuary Award for Aotea for more information and photos. Today, I want to share with you one image of the Milky Way I made in August 2017. Currently, the Milky Way is not visible, and I plan to make more astrophotography in autumn and winter in 2018. With a bit of imagination, you can see the “Kiwi” in the sky in the following photo. I congratulate the people involved going forward with a “simple” idea. While some feel differently, and they have understandable reasons, I find it good when more people visit Great Barrier Island. Particularly to spend time here to enjoy the brilliant, dark sky. If you’re interested in photography, check out the exposure details of this photo. It is a single frame with a shutter time of 120 seconds.
Best wishes, Ben Assado