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Old 2018-07-21, 20:37   #1
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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 shortlist – in pictures | Science | The Guardian
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Wow- some of those are incredible. Something for me to aspire toward...

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Old 2018-07-29, 15:43   #3
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I am hoping to have some chances on our upcoming trip for such attempts. On the second extended stopping point we will be staying at a place which claims to be the furthest north lodging on the Michigan Upper Peninsula, looking North over Lake Superior. The moon will be new. With three nights, I am hoping for at least one clear one. It should be truly dark, at least.
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The galactic centre seemed to be a fixation of the judges. Personally I preferred the galaxies in And and Cam. The wide-angle view of the LMC and SMC was also impressive, as was the detail seen on Saturn.
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In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 - BBC News

I was especially impressed by the quality of the planetary photos in the composition asembled by the fellow observing in Hertfordshire, UK ... not that I want to undermine Paul's rationale for relocating his observatory to the Canaries, or anything. :)
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In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 - BBC News

I was especially impressed by the quality of the planetary photos in the composition asembled by the fellow observing in Hertfordshire, UK ... not that I want to undermine Paul's rationale for relocating his observatory to the Canaries, or anything. :)
Absolutely no offen{c,s}e taken. It is possible to do good astronomy from anywhere and at any time where there are clear skies, including in broad daylight --- and I don't mean outside the visible spectrum. Examples of daylight optical astronomy on request.

Please remember that entries to such competions are judged almost entirely on their {,a}esthetic appeal and hardly at all on their contribution to the science of astronomy.

I've recently been in contact with "the fellow observing in Hertfordshire, UK" about his contributions to this year's and last's. By far the most astronomically interesting of those images was in third place in 2017.

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I hope this is an appropriate place to put this:
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Stars trail behind the dome of the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory. The dome and its 107-inch telescope were dedicated during a winter storm on November 26, 1968. [Ethan Tweedie Photography]
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Very nice- thanks for pointing that out. I think I visited McDonald back in the 70s; some very nice dark skies out there, a long way from city lights (back then, at least).

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