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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 01-31-2010 20:39

Came upon this recently and was gobsmacked! I've got to attempt something like this in the near future. I'm not 100% but I think here in merrie Englande I will not get such a great view of the galaxy crossing the night sky, I'll have to check with Stellarium.
Galaxy Rising

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 02-01-2010 00:55

I want one.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 02-01-2010 14:51

That's really cool. You almost can't see the seams in the glass domes... =D

I should think it would be possible to get some great piccies with the right camera, on a clear night, so long as you're a coupla' hundred miles from the nearest source of light (ie- cities).

When I was living out in the sticks of Ireland, I used to love looking up at the sky; miles from the nearest town, and many more from any cities, surrounded by mountains, on a clear night, you'd lose count of the stars between your fingers at arm's length. My night vision became so acute that I could see great swathes of colour across the night sky, and walk easily by starlight (even during New Moon) while visiting friends from the city (Dublin or London) would swear they were completely blind, stumbling into ditches because they were too proud to let me take their arm.

So, if you fail to find a good spot for something like that in England, perhaps a little trip along the Macgillycuddy Reeks would do... if you can ever find a clear night, that is. Bring waterproofs.

By the way: If you add "&fmt=22" to the link, it will open directly at 720p!


(Edited by White Hawk on 02-01-2010 14:59)

Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Nov 2010

posted posted 11-12-2010 19:49

now this is cool. so cool i had my doubts. can galaxies actually be viewed or photographed like that. please ignore me if i sound absurd but im jut a noob who doesnt even own a camera yet. i've been promised one by my girlfriend for christmas. she must be the only person in the world who thinks i have a talent for photography. after seeing what people here are capable of i feel like a dimwit! great find btw. no harm intended.

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