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Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:33 PM

Stunning Astrophoto: The Milky Way Over Death Valley




High School Physics teacher and photographer Jeff Moreau took this incredible photo of the Milky Way over Death Valley. Jeff planned his photo on a night where the Moon had already set, arriving in Badwater Basin at Death Valley around 3:30 am.
Regarding his image, Jeff says, “As a high school physics teacher, I love astronomy. I frequently am showing my students current astronomy news and images as there is so much that is so easily fascinating going on out in space.”
The image shown above is comprised of 7 photos, which do an incredible job of covering the extent of the Milky Way. According to Jeff, if he were to do this image again, he would take more images, possibly some shot horizontally, so that there would be a little less visible star trails on the top of the image.


Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/103838/stunning-astrophoto-the-milky-way-over-death-valley/#ixzz2aZhYRUeZ


http://www.flickr.com/photos/95912567@N02/9368937469/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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Reply Stunning Astrophoto: The Milky Way Over Death Valley (Original post)
n2doc Jul 2013 OP
heaven05 Jul 2013 #1
LiberalElite Jul 2013 #2
heaven05 Aug 2013 #3
JimboBillyBubbaBob Aug 2013 #4
grantcart Aug 2013 #5
RT Atlanta Aug 2013 #6
Moostache Aug 2013 #7

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:48 PM

1. me

 

and my telescope. It does allow me to leave this place(earth) periodically. The universe has a cleansing component to it's vastness. I really do feel cleaner when returning, after being 'out there'.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:51 PM

2. Would a telescope

help where I am in NYC area where I can see a constellation here and there (like Orion in the winter) but the rest is blocked by light pollution?

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 09:25 AM

3. nope

 

as little light as possible is always better. With our atmosphere, light pollution blocks everything. I go out into the rural areas around here. Have a friend with a farm. The darker the better. Higher ground, also, if that's possible for you. Have fun.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:42 AM

4. Simply

breathtaking.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:33 PM

5. wow

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:47 PM

6. Cannot beat Nature

I love stargazing in rural dark areas. I cannot imagine seeing something like this however... just breathtaking.

Although we don't "know," I always look into the heavens feel very confident that there are other intelligent beings out there - it makes me happy and so curious about what we "don't know."

Wow is right!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 01:27 AM

7. Stunning photo...thanks for posting that!

I sometimes get depressed looking out at the night sky, so many stars, so much distance and so little hope of ever living to see or contact intelligence from out there. My heart is near certain that it exists - maybe even a little like a religious person being "sure" of their chosen or forced deity - but it makes me sad to know that the physics of motion and relativity and the sheer size of it all.

But it sure is wondrous to look at!

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