Is This the World's Best Stargazing Destination?

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by Mark Molloy, The Daily Telegraph, December 12, 2016

The beauty of the glittering Milky Way has been captured in these stunning time-lapse composite images.

Landscape photographer  Grey Chow, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, has shared many of his sensational starscape photos on social media.

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The 30-year-old has travelled through Indonesia and Malaysia in search of stunning scenery for the perfect nightscape shots.

“Being able to capture the real thing – the beauty of the night sky – is just amazing,” he explained, the BBC reports . 

One of the photographer’s most impressive time-lapse creations is of the iconic Mount Bromo, the active volcano in Indonesia.

So how does he create the impressive shots?

“Me and my friends spent six days and five nights in Java Island, Indonesia, hunting for Milky Way and sunrise (shots),” he explained. 

“On the fourth night of the trip, we left at 7am and reached the Penanjakan 1 view point at around 8pm [and] spent the whole night there until sunrise.

“It was cloudy when we were there, and the wait in an open view at the peak area was quite an unpleasant experience, it is just too cold for Malaysians like us that [are used to living] in a tropical country, especially with the cold wind.”

He took a total of 120 photos of the star trails over a two-hour period before creating the final image using photo editing software. 

Earlier this year,  a stunning blood red moon over New York was captured in these spectacular photos .

Can you spot the planets in this stunning photo of the Milky Way?

Milky Way 

This article was written by Mark Molloy from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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