can i possibly use this picture for a layout on howrse.come? i will credit you of course. if not, i understand
great work you're doing here! you're an amateur astronomer or a pro?
I'm definitely an amateur. Professional astronomy is more experiments and number crunching to explain interstellar phenomena. Amateur astronomy lets me take pretty pictures of whatever I want. I pursue astrophotography from an artistic direction primarily, but I feel that understanding the science can add to the appreciation of the subjects I am imaging.
lovely! lovely! lovely!
Thanks! I'm pretty much in awe anytime I'm under a starry sky, and I'm glad I'm able to share that feeling with others.
this reminds me of how amazing this world we live in is.
240 minutes? Wow! That's awesome. Especially to keep it that clear.
Yeah, and I actually shot it on two different nights with different telescopes - one at 800mm and one at 1400mm. Getting all of the data to merge together correctly was a real pain, but it worked out well in the end.
Unbeleivable, great stuff