I do believe we can see Milky Way until I read an article published by NSW University which pointed out that we are not able to take a picture of Milky Way from earth as we are inside the Milky Way. Whatever we see as "Milky Way" in the sky, it is not how the Milky Way looks like as explained in post #602
Firefly. .. which galaxy does your Cosmic dust image belong to? You should label it properly in case people are wondering. :P
Just in case some people find it very difficult to understand why we can't see Milky Way, here are two simple questions which might help (hopefully simple enough to these people) :
1. Can you see the earth planet while you are standing on earth.. . ??
2. We can see the moon from earth, why ??
What you see as Milky Way are some very very very very small portion of Milky Way.... and should not represent how Milky Way looks like..
It's like we can see the Mars, Jupiter or other planets in the solar system but we cannot see the solar system as a whole because we are inside the solar system.
A fellow Malaysian living in Australia just got his capture featured in the media..
https://open.abc.net.au/explore/275976?v1 Superb shot!
opulant is no longer in the Forum
I have tolerated his opinion on the Milky Way
He was entitled to his opinion
No need to debate the view of the Milky Way
I encourage the sharing of photos of the night skies from all you star-gazers.
Am off to Pahang to try to catch that.:D
Bentong, Pahang. Was busy helping others that I didn't manage to really compose the shot.