Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Galactic Core

One of the coolest things I have seen in a long time

A photog at the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis Texas took the incredible sequence of images above, check the original video here and read through the comments to see how he did it, it has to do with disabling a stock lens filter for one that permits hydrogen alpha infrared, as the party nears dawn the Milky Way rises with the galactic center displayed prominently. If you have ever been out in true darkness and seen the galaxy and the satellites above then you will appreciate this, what you see in this video could not have been visible to the naked eye.

Enjoy your Saturday, I am currently unemployed and sequestered in a remote cabin in Cecil County Maryland with a stash of whiskey and surrounded by Eagles fans, feel free to drop a comment or send an email with one liners for the Philadelphia crowd.

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