Lassen - First Night

It's the first night on my photo trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California.  After flying all day, then battling traffic out of San Francisco, we arrived with about 20 minutes of daylight left.  I took a few photos along the park road but nothing inspiring.  But we did hear that the night sky in Lassen is amazing.  So after a dinner of tortilla chips and cookies, we headed back out into the park.  We set up next to a group of astronomy hobbyists with the biggest telescopes I have ever seen.  Above is a photograph of the night sky showing the Milky Way and a lucky shot of a meteor in the right side of the photo.

It's midnight Pacific time and the wake-up call is 4:45am.  It's going to be a long day tomorrow!  I may post a couple images during the trip.