By Mark and Miriam Raftery
Photo, left: Milky Way galazy and dragon sculpture in Anza Borrego Desert; © Dennis Mammana/dennismammana.com
July 4, 2015 (Borrego Springs) – Stargazing guru Dennis Mammana has been photographing the night sky for nearly a half century and leading night sky tours for nearly thirty years. He also teaches workshops that provide in-depth tips on how you can photograph everything from the Milky Way to constellations – and as we discovered last weekend in Borrego, you don’t have to have a backpack full of professional camera gear to come up with some gorgeous images.
Borrego Springs in 2009 became the first designated International Dark Sky Community in California--thanks in part to the efforts of our helpful host, teacher and guide. That means there are no bright lights at night to interview with your night-sky viewing pleasure.