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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Time-lapse photos of Milky Way Galaxy

I had no idea the center of the galaxy could be seen in the sky like this:


Time-lapse videos here: http://www.wlcastleman.com/astro/tsp09/video.htm

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 12:26 PM
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The sky in Tazmania looks like this almost every night, it's incredible. You're far enough away from major cities that there's no light pollution or smog. Cradle Mountain National Park had the nicest night sky view I have ever seen.

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Years ago, when I was a kid, this is the way you could see it in Upper Michigan on a clear night. Not quite as bright as that, but you could see the "spine" clearly.

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