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Milky way by astrofireball Milky way by astrofireball
Composite made of about 40 frames taken in Chile, Las Campanas Observatory.
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40-Eridani Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
this is wonderful, I love it!Heart 
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Elandria Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Speechless! This is stunning!
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It is indeed, especially from the southern hemisphere... :)
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damienfleming Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Wow !
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crh Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant conception, awesome execution!! very unique view of the MilkyWay!
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Carcaneloce Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow
I was always charmed with splendid shots of distant galaxies, couldn't even imagine we have such a beauty right above our heads :love: Usually all I'm able to see is a pale unclear light of it...

'upper' horizon looks like a volcanic eruption :clap:
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TiKy2010 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing!! :+fav: Wish I could do the same but the city nearby is to bright at night...
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astrofireball Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately one need very good skies to see and photograph the Milky Way in it's full splendor. And Chile, almost 20 000km away from my home, is a perfect place for that! :) I'll move there soon, I hope!
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TiKy2010 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, that's true!! The farest distance to any civilization is the best for such shots!
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MinaHope Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
That is a sweet picture! So beautiful too.
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insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
SWEET Image
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:iconastrofireball:
astrofireball Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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insomniaworks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
My pleasure. I love the horizon to horizon view!
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:iconastrofireball:
astrofireball Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No, I haven't submitted the image yet to the astro mags, but I will do that soon, I think :) Thank you for your appreciation!
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think that I have ever seen this view of the Milky Way. (A quick Google Image search confirms this) Have you submitted this to any of the astro mags ([link])? The inclusion of the two horizons makes this absolutely mind blowing. The fact that we are at 90o to the galaxy really strikes home
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astrofireball Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, sorry for the slight delay in answering :D So, I did not submit it yet to any of the astro mags, but it is a good idea indeed. I will do that, thanks :)
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atreyu64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Oh............. my............... god..................
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RockyFS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Very nice shot!
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It was a lot of work as I was also observing on the Yale Telescope and I had to run from the control room to the frozen ground outside but it was definitely worth it! :)
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StarvingArtist313 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
wow. amazing. :wow:
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I'm happy to live in such a nice galaxy. M 89 is in a very bad neighborhood! :D
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StarvingArtist313 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
M 89? im sorry, i dont quite understand. :confused: but yes, amazing. :D
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
M 89 is a quite violent galaxy, therefore not very friendly to our type of life. We are quite lucky to be at the periphery of our own galaxy because closer to the center it's quite dangerous....
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StarvingArtist313 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
really? i dont know as much as i would like to about space.
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Tourdumondiste Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Brillant shot, never seen anything like it. Very well done.
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, thank you! I've never seen such a beautiful Milky Way as I did when I took this picture. Chilean skies, the greatest! :)
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Tourdumondiste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So you went to Chile?!
I dream about going there, to see the VLT (Very Large Telescope).
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I went there... It was a dream of mine also to see that beautiful country and those observatories... and it came true, except for the VLT. Next time, for sure!
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Tourdumondiste Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I do appoloise for the late responce there.
So how did you organise your trip, I mean, can you actually visit the observatories? Is it possile to visit the VLT?
I hope to visit Chile one day.
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astrofireball Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am an astronomer and I had observing time so it wasn't a tourist visit. I know that the VLT is open to public though, they even have a big swimming pool there! You should definitely go if you have the chance...
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FrosinaIlievska Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
featured here :aww: [link]
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SunsetSam Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I have featured this photo in [link]
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PolaristheCepheid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
bravo....superba imagine :D
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Smattila Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009   General Artist
What a beauty
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Chrissyo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome image!
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kagiso Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Beautiful work!
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