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Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Yanna Research Station, south of Madison, WI
Date: Sep 30, 2005
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 240 seconds
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2005

The "great nebula in Andromeda" as Hubble used to call it, before we knew enough to call those faint fuzzy things galaxies. Taken with the 70-200 f4 riding piggyback on a tracking telescope for tracking and stability.

This is a single frame of several I shot that night, processed for sky darkness and star illumination using curves and levels only. Used KODAK GEM for noise removal. Cropped to center galaxy, rotated 180 degrees.

Due to an accident of celestial alignments, our Milky Way would look much like this to an observer living in the Andromeda galaxy, thus, it represents in an extreme sense "our corner of the world."

Place: 85 out of 299
Avg (all users): 5.8191
Avg (commenters): 6.4615
Avg (participants): 5.7672
Avg (non-participants): 5.9028
Views since voting: 1354
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 188
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/28/2007 02:18:27 AM
For now, yes.
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02/11/2006 11:41:06 PM
Have no idea what voters were thinking ... AMAZING shot .. at first I thought it was totally bogus until I read the comments
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11/13/2005 01:24:09 PM
i dont know how your average can be so low, this is one of the best astrophotos ive seen! Sorry i didnt vote i was feeling lazy that week. How much did your setup cost curiously?
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10/10/2005 09:13:16 PM
It's too bad this didn't score higher; perhaps it's because of the challenge topic (look at all those under-5 scores). Anyway, I thought it was mind blowing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 01:09:07 PM
i wonder how this done?
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10/07/2005 07:21:55 PM
Is that Andromeda? - Nice idea for the challenge. Although I didn't score it very highly as I have seen better astrophotographs of Andromeda than this one; and that's all I have to compare it to. But I do know how difficult these shots are to get right - and it is a good effort. I'd like to hear what setup/processing you used for this.
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10/07/2005 08:10:41 AM
simply amazing, i want your telescope... please :)
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10/06/2005 09:25:17 AM
Wow! Now that is one stunning shot of Andromeda! I've tried to capture the same view several times with an 8" SCT and Canon 350D, but haven't managed anything close to this. I demand the details! 10
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10/05/2005 03:52:06 PM
Great astro photo. M31 I presume ?
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10/04/2005 08:41:33 AM
This type of photography absolutely eludes me! Great capture!
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10/04/2005 06:05:29 AM
10 because its cool
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10/03/2005 11:50:09 PM
Professional setup? or your own telescope? How much would a setup like this cost me? great shot"! 10
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10/03/2005 07:22:52 PM
This just doesn't meet the challenge to me. It doesn't say your corner of the universe...
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10/03/2005 06:12:37 PM
? How could you take this one?
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10/03/2005 04:02:29 PM
This is excellent from a single frame and great for this challenge. It must be very dark where you are, mine are always orange from streetlights. 10, out of this world.
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10/03/2005 12:43:26 PM
Wow. I hope the voters appreciate what's involved in obtaining such an image! This is one of my top picks.
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10/03/2005 11:22:29 AM
I'm amazed at the ability to capture the cosmos such as this. WOW
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10/03/2005 11:11:39 AM
I wonder how you did that.
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10/03/2005 11:08:54 AM
very cool
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10/03/2005 01:55:01 AM
Very nice shot, not too messy like a lot of star shots are.
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