Milky Way vertical panorama featuring the Andromeda Galaxy

Photo: David Kingham

Photographer David Kingham originally set out to Mount Chapin in Rocky Mountains National Park to document the Taurid meteor shower, but instead, he came home with this jaw-dropping vertical panorama featuring not one, but two galaxies!

Taken with an 85mm/f1.4 Rokinon lens, this astrophotograph is actually a composite of 16 different images.

Want to learn how to capture shots like this? Kingham teaches immersive, on-location night photography workshops in Death Valley, Grand Teton and Arches national parks.

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Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vista
Believe it or not, there are two different galaxies visible in this stunning vertical panorama.