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#26 tcraig

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 12:07 AM

:bow: :goodjob: :bow:

#27 daniels

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:14 AM

It made it to APOD. Congrats m8! :)

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:03 AM

Woohoo!!!! :jump: :yay:

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#29 Claire Lee

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:15 AM

WOW that's amazing, congratulations!! I got goosebumps when I saw that pic :D
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:52 AM

Goes to show how the stars above us can shine on the meek.

That shot is a one in a Billion.... Absolutely Awesome.

Great job!!

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:31 AM

Awesome!!! It doesn't get any better then that!!! Great shot!! :waytogo:

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:04 AM

your on Apod!!!!!!! Congrats :band: :yay: :yay: :yay:

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:39 AM

Wow! 31 replies, thanks for the kind words people. Yeah, how lucky was I.

I say to people that you have to be lucky to be outside on a clear night and see something like this, then you have to be even luckier to have camera equipment with you, but to be exposing the exact part of sky that this upper stage rocket decides to blow up in has gotta be in the millions.

I'm getting a lotto ticket this week because my luck is up.

Just so everyone understands the physics of that photo, it started off as a point of light (where it is smallest on the right, this is where the explosion happened), then it slowly moved to the left and expanded. Because this was a thirty minute exposure it has given the impression of a fast moving meteor or comet, though this is wrong. This object was moving very slowly and moved from right to left.

I have been inundated with emails from all over the world, it has been amazing. Two emails came from NASA (not including APOD), one from NASA's Orbital Debris Program asking me when and where I was. It's been a real buzz.

Regards

Ray aka Raydar

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:10 PM

And to think.... this was done with FILM, which this site has officially stated is "dead". :whistle:

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:13 PM

Congratulations!
Awesome photo.

Film is definitely not dead!

Now if they could just make a home developer that could process photos cheaply.

:idea: :waytogo:

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

Awesome capture Raydar! Great work, that is such a neat shot. Congrats on the APOD too!

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 08:34 PM

Now if anyone poo poo's film, just have them go to APOD!
Congratulations.
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#38 FebStars

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 10:33 PM

That was one outta sight piece of serendipity!!! thanks for the Buzz!!
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Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

I like how you framed the shot so the booster breakup didn't cover the nebula. Well planned... :D

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:39 PM

One of the best shots I've ever seen.

#41 daniels

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:11 AM

I have to say, nice present for your birthday :).

Happy Birthday!

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:36 AM

great photo !

#43 raydar

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for the kind words people.

I like how you framed the shot so the booster breakup didn't cover the nebula. Well planned... :D


lol, yes I had one hand guiding the telescope and the other on the detonator. I just waited until it was where I wanted it.:roflmao:

#44 David Pavlich

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 04:26 PM

Whoa! If ever there was a wall hanger!

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 05:05 AM

That is just so stunning. Heart felt congratulations. :)

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 01:14 PM

Major kudos! :waytogo:

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 09:30 PM

Kinda looks like a bright comet to me. Great image! :cool: :bow:


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