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Celestial Gems
Celestial Gems
Pascal


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Kariani, Greece
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 20.333 min (total)
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

It is not easy to choose your supposed best image. Anyway this is my submission, the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae area in Sagittarius.

Telescope : Takahashi FSQ106ED
Mount : Takahashi EM200 Temma II Jr
Camera : Canon 350D Baader modified
Exposure : 10 x 122sec
FOV : 96.66% of the original

Statistics
Place: 188 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1487
Avg (commenters): 7.1061
Avg (participants): 6.1912
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 817
Views during voting: 714
Votes: 511
Comments: 70
Favorites: 4 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:19:39 PM
Just a gentle reminder of how important we are in the big picture.
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03/17/2009 08:55:58 PM
I can't even begin to imagine capturing such a detailed image of the sky. Well done.
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03/17/2009 08:20:02 PM
There are probably only two DPCers even capable of such an awesome astrophoto. Great job!
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03/17/2009 07:35:48 PM
Fantastic shot. Beautiful.
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03/17/2009 05:54:02 PM
great. i love this kind of photos !!!
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03/17/2009 05:53:05 PM
Trifid and the Lagoon Nebulas?
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03/17/2009 05:11:51 PM
Great capture 10
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03/17/2009 02:50:28 PM
Out of this world.
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03/17/2009 02:28:22 PM
Stunning celestial shot, there are so many stars in this it is just jaw-dropping.
03/17/2009 02:08:28 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1121 images, I gave 98 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 98, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

There is something about celestial photography that I find awe-inspiring. It has intrigued my since I was very young, reading glossy books that were an Atlas of the skies, with fantastic astronomical images. I don't believe that this is the best celestial image of the challenge (one of my 10's went to the Cone and a Hidden Fox), but nonetheless, it's still an excellent and inspiring image.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/17/2009 01:41:43 PM
Stunning
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03/17/2009 12:09:24 PM
Great shot for sure!
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03/17/2009 03:27:28 AM
8


regards
brano ;D
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03/16/2009 11:13:05 PM
OK. Words fail me. 10. <---that's not a word.
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03/16/2009 03:58:36 PM
Good shot, shows the night sky off well
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03/16/2009 02:17:18 PM
very impressive
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03/16/2009 11:12:49 AM
stunning sky - a very rare capture at dpc - well done
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03/16/2009 02:16:50 AM
I love astro photography and this does not disappoint.
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03/15/2009 10:49:18 PM
I find it hard to assess astronomy photos in the way I would photos of any other subject, considering their specialized nature. This looks quite professional and attractive, however.
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03/15/2009 07:19:12 PM
Wow! I'm always amazed at these images - Great colors and composition!
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03/15/2009 01:39:37 PM
astral photography fascinates me, nicely done
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03/15/2009 10:18:50 AM
Amazing how you can capture this.
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03/15/2009 09:29:41 AM
I am always in awe of these types of photos. Beautifully captured.
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03/15/2009 09:24:11 AM
This is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
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03/14/2009 11:06:17 PM
I gotta go to a workshop to learn how to do this (not that I can afford the equipment, nor get far enough away from Chicago--but it would still be fun!)
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03/14/2009 09:52:16 PM
Take me up there. Nice.
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03/14/2009 03:43:59 PM
Great shot, I am always impressed with these kind of shots of the sky.
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03/14/2009 02:32:40 PM
Beautiful!
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03/14/2009 12:46:46 PM
John, is that you ?? again wonderful shot. Thanks for sharing ... 7
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03/14/2009 11:34:32 AM
wow, how di you take this, it's amazing, this has made my favorites, 10
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03/14/2009 10:18:04 AM
Incredible. I find it amazing that you can get this level of detail.
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03/14/2009 09:00:56 AM
Beautiful photo of the stars! Also very nice colors.
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03/14/2009 06:25:18 AM
Wow - Excellent Photo. You must have been very happy with this.
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03/14/2009 03:57:50 AM
I really like astronomical photos, we don't see enough of them here! Thank you.
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03/14/2009 12:41:39 AM
wow great capture of the stars!
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03/14/2009 12:13:03 AM
Lovely! 7
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03/13/2009 10:30:41 PM
Nice
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03/13/2009 04:41:48 PM
I really like astrophotography, and this is no exception. Nice shot.
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03/13/2009 11:48:46 AM
Oh, sure! Pull out that 6000mm zoom lens!
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03/12/2009 11:53:23 PM
Out of this world! Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 10:47:25 PM
Love these astronomy shots, well done!
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03/12/2009 09:45:29 PM
clever and nicely done
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03/12/2009 09:10:55 PM
Great image. could never see this many stars normally.
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03/12/2009 08:18:19 PM
Cool celestial picture! Interesting to photograph I bet! Good detail and tones. Very natural looking.
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03/12/2009 07:56:58 PM
I really like the astronomy shots. Keep them coming. Wish it was a bit closer though.
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03/12/2009 07:49:23 PM
stars...
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03/12/2009 04:33:02 PM
They are - it's amazing out there :)
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03/12/2009 04:23:19 PM
nothing short of a magnificent feat
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03/12/2009 03:02:22 PM
That is a SERIOUSLY long lens.
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03/12/2009 12:39:59 PM
Stellar work :)
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03/12/2009 12:09:59 PM
Oh these always blow me away. I hope the dpcer's give you the credit you deserve in this challenge. Awesome image.
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03/12/2009 11:25:59 AM
I wish I could do these type photos. Nice capture.
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03/12/2009 09:38:54 AM
Brilliant. I love astorphotography and this is an awesome one.
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03/12/2009 08:44:27 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/12/2009 08:41:32 AM
I can see a face in the texture of the sky
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03/12/2009 07:47:45 AM
these shots amaze me 10
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03/12/2009 12:10:29 AM
wow
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03/11/2009 05:57:22 PM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 05:10:43 PM
this is an amazing shot...will be very interested in seeing what you use for equipment
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03/11/2009 04:13:11 PM
I'm amazed this can be done with a digital camera - or any camera for that matter. I don't understand the mechanics behind it but I'm quite grateful that you do and that you share these with us!
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03/11/2009 02:14:07 PM
I'm the is a lot of skill to taking a shot like this.
03/11/2009 11:19:31 AM
A real stunner I love the depth to this shot
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03/11/2009 10:33:07 AM
Nicely done, congratulations!
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03/11/2009 09:17:09 AM
Ahhhh... mr pascal, such incredibly tight stars in this dense star field, a great all around capture, love that blue reflection nebula up there with the trifid.
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03/11/2009 06:39:07 AM
IMpressive!
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03/11/2009 05:37:03 AM
You need to get your sensor checked as I can see about 1,000,000 hot pixels.

Oh, they're stars.

Just kidding, I love shots like this. What nebulas are these?
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03/11/2009 04:34:56 AM
great capture .... makes you wonder where the edge is doesn't it!
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03/11/2009 03:37:16 AM
cool capture
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03/11/2009 01:52:40 AM
Astrophotography is so cool. I think the subtlety of the detail will be lost on "showier" shots for this challenge.
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03/11/2009 01:16:04 AM
Technically brilliant - But sorry, just does nothing for me. I'm just be honest.
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