NGC-253

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  1. =BF=

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    In a galaxy far far away ....


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    All those stars that are round, are in our galaxy.
    All those stars that look oblong/fussy, are really other galaxies, just a lot further away.
     
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    Insane!!!!!!

    Awesome shot!

    What kind of setup/gear would I need to take photos like this or let alone enable me to see this ?
     
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    You can see this galaxy with binos from a dark site but you won't see the colour, it'll look gray. I added Ha light to this image which punches up the red and shows the areas in the galaxy that are producing stars. 253 is a young galaxy, still forming, mostly dust.
     
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    Nice :thumbup: I spy a quite a few background galaxies there too :cool:
     
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    Sweet! I just read a few blogs, I never knew regular binos were enough to see stuff like this!

    Did you some how take this using binos ? Or a telescope ? Or something else ? :p
     
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    It kinda depresses me that we still do not have warp drive.
     
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    Or hoverboards.
     
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    Back on topic though... how do you do a photo like this? I have a good idea on how to do star trails, but what is the process for this?
     

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