Take this impossibly gorgeous night sky and the alien huts below and you might mistake this for a movie set. But, this otherworldly scene is actually a site of historic significance…in Nevada:
Built in the 1870s in rural Nevada to process local wood into charcoal, the kilns were soon abandon due to a town fire and flooding, but remain in good condition even today. The above panorama is a digital conglomerate of five separate images taken in early June from the same location.
Visible above the unusual kilns is a colorful star field, highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy appearing along a diagonal toward the lower right. Many famous sites in our Galaxy are visible, including the Pipe Nebula and the Dark River to Antares, seen to the right of the Milky Way.
Click the image below to see a massive version of Tom McEwan's incredible shot.
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