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Oct 31, 2018 06:27:37   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
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 (a regular here)
 
Wow! I'll have to get a more expensive camera! : )

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

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Nov 1, 2018 06:13:02   #
Doddy (a regular here)
 
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 (a regular here)
 
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   #
nikonbug (a regular here)
 
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 (a regular here)
 
Thank for posting these great photos!

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Nov 1, 2018 12:59:05   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
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 (a regular here)
 
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 (a regular here)
 
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
 
Thanks for sharing.

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Nov 1, 2018 19:11:25   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
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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