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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018
Oct 31, 2018 06:27:37   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Some amazing images here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-45978380

I don't really understand how the winner got such a great MW shot with such a bright sky.

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Oct 31, 2018 06:29:19   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Wow! I'll have to get a more expensive camera! : )

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Oct 31, 2018 07:04:39   #
AllenDpics Loc: Williamsburg Virginia
 
The winner’s image is breathtaking.

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Nov 1, 2018 06:13:02   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
Incredible images. I have stood in the middle of the Castlerigg standing stones (lake district UK) and it would be hard not to get a decent shot because of its location.

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Nov 1, 2018 06:46:30   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
And there are the backgrounds for future images.... how marvelous they are.

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Nov 1, 2018 07:12:23   #
olsonsview
 
Inspirational, thanks for sharing the URL repleo !

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Nov 1, 2018 08:18:04   #
SonyBug Loc: Nashville
 
repleo wrote:
The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Some amazing images here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-45978380

I don't really understand how the winner got such a great MW shot with such a bright sky.


When you take long exposures, it looks like it is light out, but not so. It probably had very dim moonlight in that shot.

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Nov 1, 2018 10:33:44   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Thank for posting these great photos!

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Nov 1, 2018 12:59:05   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Thanks for the link. Those are exceptionally well done.
--Bob
repleo wrote:
The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Some amazing images here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-45978380

I don't really understand how the winner got such a great MW shot with such a bright sky.

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Nov 1, 2018 14:51:17   #
bwana Loc: Bergen, Alberta, Canada
 
repleo wrote:
The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Some amazing images here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-45978380

I don't really understand how the winner got such a great MW shot with such a bright sky.

Too many Milky Way, Aurora and Solar pix for a true Astronomy Photography contest!

bwa

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Nov 1, 2018 17:13:00   #
hassighedgehog Loc: Corona, CA
 
repleo wrote:
The winners of the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual photography competition have been announced. Some amazing images here.
https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-45978380

I don't really understand how the winner got such a great MW shot with such a bright sky.


I don't think the sky is really that bright. If you read the caption the object that is so bright near the center is the Andromeda galaxy. Since Andromeda is blown out, apparently it was taken with a very high ISO and the landscape was either illuminated by the moon in back of the photographer, or just by starlight.

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Nov 1, 2018 17:26:37   #
Rich Maher Loc: Sonoma County, CA
 
Thanks for sharing.

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Nov 1, 2018 19:11:25   #
repleo Loc: Boston
 
hassighedgehog wrote:
I don't think the sky is really that bright. If you read the caption the object that is so bright near the center is the Andromeda galaxy. Since Andromeda is blown out, apparently it was taken with a very high ISO and the landscape was either illuminated by the moon in back of the photographer, or just by starlight.


Ahaa! Yes, I missed the reference to the Andromeda galaxy. I thought it was the moon and couldn't figure out how he did it since one usually has to wait for a New Moon to see the MW properly.

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