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Oasis of Light in the Endless Void
1st PlaceOasis of Light in the Endless Void

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Challenge: Infinite II (Archival) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Location: The Westport Observatory
Date: Nov 24, 2017
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 5250 seconds total
Galleries: Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2018

This is the Triangulum Galaxy, and one of my favorite astrophotos to date. It's the 3rd largest member of our Local Group of galaxies (the Milky Way is #2), and lies about 3 million light years away. With good vision and a really dark site, it's the most distant object visible to the naked eye.

The image was captured using my Astro-Tech apochromatic refractor as the camera lens (644mm @ f/5.6) and processed from a stack of 80 individual exposures in Pixinsight, with further color and contrast editing in Photoshop, and noise reduction with Noise Ninja.

Place: 1 out of 53
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Avg (commenters): 8.8333
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Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 1052
Views during voting: 90
Votes: 46
Comments: 12
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04/21/2018 06:53:04 AM
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04/19/2018 07:07:56 PM
Congratulations Shannon. Fantastic photo!
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04/18/2018 09:00:26 AM
I had no idea you did these kind of photos, really amazing.
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04/18/2018 07:33:21 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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04/18/2018 01:34:55 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2018 05:47:13 PM
One of my favorites of the challenge. Sums up infinity and beyond. See ya on the front page!
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04/17/2018 11:06:00 AM
Magnificent Scalvert!
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04/16/2018 12:48:31 PM
Nice nebula or whatever it is. Truly infinite space.
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04/15/2018 07:19:52 PM
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04/15/2018 01:43:19 PM
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04/13/2018 07:38:59 PM
That is a fine image.
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04/11/2018 10:34:23 PM
I learned my lesson: this IS real!
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