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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Milky Way

For an asteroid hunter, the Milky Way is much like a street light - too many stars make the asteroids we want to detect hard to find in the forest of stars. But despite that, I still have to admit that it sure is pretty this time of year, seeing the galaxy we live in rise into the sky. This image shows the Spacewatch 1.8-m telescope dome looking southeast as the Milky Way rises over it. The exposure was taken with my 24mm lens on my 20D with an exposure of 30 seconds at f/1.8, ISO 800. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

Cool picture.

The milky way never shows itself in Seattle.

Bob (from Woodway)

Jim said...

Thanks! Is that my old buddy Bob from Woodway? I do seem to remeember seeing the Milky Way from the Seattle area, but you had to get out of town. Up on one of the islands in Puget Sound, for example.....