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#1 blind daniel

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:40 AM

http://www.petapixel...-the-night-sky/

http://media.skysurv...e360/index.html

#2 Vondragonnoggin

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:07 AM

Wow! That is the coolest picture. I like the interactive stuff. I recognize so many of those nebula and clusters too.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

Incredible. I could spin hours wondering through that panoramic image. It's fun trying to find the constellations, too; I've managed to identify Orion, Ursa Major, Leo and Virgo, so far.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:28 AM

That is indeed an awesome interactive photo! Love it! Thanks for posting it.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:36 AM

Yes, couple of familiars: in addition, I like the M31, M32, M33 areas, Orion and M42, Pleiades, the whole winter hexagone, Leo triplet and M13 are in (zoom), did not find M57, the veil, N-America, double cluster in Perseus are in, the big Auriga Messier clusters ... uncountable objects ...
Castor shows a slightly oval shape: suggest the double.
M35 looks great.
You can zoom on M81/M82, with Pinwheel, whirlpool etc, these are interactive: clicking them sends to wiki info +++
This is a tremendous tool to exercise orientation on the night sky.
Just click on the "info" button to display the constellations ...
Sorry for easy excitement. :tonofbricks:
Great stuff, many thanks for sharing.

#6 Scopyfrank

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:38 AM

To the mods and admins: this thread could be referenced in the "best of Beginners".

#7 Maverick199

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 09:54 AM

Spectacular. Too bad cannot save it as my background.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:43 AM

Spectacular. Too bad cannot save it as my background.


Sure you can.
Different sizes are at the bottom of the page here .

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#9 Joe Cipriano

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

To the mods and admins: this thread could be referenced in the "best of Beginners".


Done.

#10 Maverick199

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:02 AM

Spectacular. Too bad cannot save it as my background.


Sure you can.
Different sizes are at the bottom of the page here .

dan


Thanks dan. I got a new background now. :)

#11 benschphoto

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 10:19 AM

Thank you for this. It's awesome.

#12 ronaldbrownjr

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

That is a truely impressive pic.. I am impressed.. Thanks for sharing

#13 newtoskies

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

WOW that is very impressive.

#14 Erik30

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

What a great picture!! Thanks for posting it.

#15 northernontario

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

Stunning.

Absolutely stunning.

Thank you so much.

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#16 Doc Willie

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Have never seen Orion that way anywhere.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:13 AM

WOW! That is amazing! And to think, he did that all with a 6" dob and a cell phone....hehe...just kidding...

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

This is great! Thanks for posting.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

Very nice thanks for sharing.

#20 GeneT

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Amazing!

#21 wky46

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Amazing! Whats the large red nebula between Ophiuchus and Scorpius? Kinda looks like Santa's face

#22 smasraum

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

Very cool! Not really on the same scale, but reminds me of a photo by Rogelio Bernal Andreo that I believe has been posted here before, but is at http://blog.deepskyc...d-to-Toes.html.

It's a large photo of the majority of Orion with some really amazing detail.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Delete the period in the link:

http://blog.deepskyc...ad-to-Toes.html


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