Cherry Springs State Park is a 106-acre Pennsylvania state park in Potter County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The park was created from land within the Susquehannock State Forest, and is on Pennsylvania Route 44 in West Branch Township. Cherry Springs, named for a large stand of Black Cherry trees in the park, is atop the dissected Allegheny Plateau at an elevation of 2,300 feet (701 m). It is popular with astronomers and stargazers for having “some of the darkest night skies on the east coast” of the United States, and was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of “Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks”.
So now that we got that out of the way, the important bit to remember that this is “the place” to go to if you want to see the stars at night. Here is another good reason to go. I left my house with temps at 80(F). Arriving at Cherry Springs State Park the temp was 68(F).
So my goal for the night was some of the more advanced astro-photography techniques. Mainly time lapse stacking & some time lapse video. We threw in a bit of light painting but that type of photography has a lot of experimentation involved and I have nothing to show at this time. Here are the end results of the session.
And as always if you are looking for a print just follow the link.