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Old 09-10-2010, 06:34 AM   #1
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Space, in pictures

BBC Web site link .... Audio Slide show : Seeing Space ...

In Space, no one can hear you scream ... just marvel, instead, at the powerful imagery it can create....


From back-garden enthusiasts to professional photographers - the Royal Observatory in Greenwich received hundreds of entries for its 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

The winning images have now been announced - and they include solar eclipses, close-up views of the moon, and vast distant galaxies in deep space. Take a look at some of them with one of the ten judges - Dr Marek Kukula, the Royal Observatory's Public Astronomer.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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Beautiful! If only my attempts at astrophotography came out like that!
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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Stunning stuff indeed! Geoff.

(Is the Jupiter photo upside down?)
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Stunning stuff indeed! Geoff.

(Is the Jupiter photo upside down?)
Most astronomical telescopes produce inverted images. Orientation is entirely arbitrary for such things, so there's really no "right way up". The Great Red Spot is in Jupiter's southern hemisphere, but if you look at photographs of it you'll find it's pretty much 50:50 which "way up" the photograph is.

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:20 AM   #6
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Spectacular photo's Geoff. Would not have seen them only for ya.
Thank you.

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Enjoyed viewing the brilliant photography.
I especially liked the beautiful aurora images.
Thanks for the slide show, Geoff.



Here is a collection of pictures that were taken by the Hubble telescope:

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I always find space photos very relaxing, however sometimes the the right photo really saves my bacon when I get lost while traveling...





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