South Carolina is not exactly an ideal place for astrophotography but it still has a handful of places that are worth checking out. I had been planning a 180 degree shot of the Milky Way on Edisto Beach outside of Charleston for a while. The issue is that the back side of the Milky Way has a lot of light pollution coming from Charleston itself. There is no way around it so I decided to embrace it with this shot. One bonus I did not anticipate was the beautiful crescent moon that rose above the horizon shortly before sunrise.
Sky was 4 image pano at 14mm. Foreground was taken 40 minutes later with the same 14mm lens but was a single shot. All setting where the same in both shots except the sky was at 150 seconds per frame and foreground was 2 seconds.