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Sparkle of Taurus

The Pleiades and Hyades crest the rim of Sunset Crater while the Milky Way hosts the bright stars of Perseus and Auriga. This image was taken along Lava Flow Trail and features the fallen snags, wild flowers, and ponderosas that decorate this stunning landscape. The image is composed of five overlapping exposures to average out noise in the sky and to provide sharp focus for both sky and foreground.

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