Naka - did you take those photos? More likely from website? - I can see the "Michel Goh" watermark which is not your name... did you get his permission? If not please get permission or I will remove the photos because I am serious about using copyrighted material
I was aware of this matter.
That was why I wrote his name in post #583 & I got his photos freely from google.
'Here is Michael Goh's Milkyway at The Pinnacles.'
I did not use my name.
Michael Goh should be happy because I promoted his photographic ideas and skills which many of us are lacking.
If you are not an astronomy enthusiast you not have thought much about what galaxy do we live in. So depending on that the answer may surprise you. If you know anything about galaxies you know that they are groupings of stars that number in the hundreds of billions. The most famous is the Milky Way. It is from this galaxy that we even have the term. The simple point is that the Earth is part of the Milky Way even though if we see it in the sky it looks like we are observing it from the outside. Why is that? To understand you need to know exactly where we live in neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy.
As we are part of the solar system Earth pretty much follows the path of the sun as it goes through its own orbit around the galaxy.
The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy type so it has arms sort of like an octopus. The Sun is located near the outward tip of the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way. This makes Earth about 28,000 light years from the galactic core of our home galaxy. "
01-08-2017, 11:44 AM
Another article that described the solar system is WITHIN the milky way... and why we can't see/take picture of the milky way.
" The Solar System (and Earth) is located about 25,000 light-years to the galactic center and 25,000 light-years away from the rim. So basically, if you were to think of the Milky Way as a big record, we would be the spot that’s roughly halfway between the center and the edge. "
" In truth, all the pictures that depict our galaxy are either artist’s renditions or pictures of other spiral galaxies, and not the result of direct observation of the whole. Until recently, it was very difficult for scientists to gauge what the Milky Way really looks like, mainly because we’re inside it.It has only been through decades of observation, reconstruction and comparison to other galaxies that they have been to get a clear picture of what the Milky Way looks like from the outside. "
" Earth lies about 27,000 light-years from the galactic center in the midst of a galaxy 1,000 light-years thick. From this position – the beautiful image of the galactic core with arms spiraling out – is impossible to take from the Earth. Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is only now at the edge of the solar system after thirty-five years of travel. Even if we did have a camera positioned outside of the Milky Way Galaxy, it would take thousands of years to receive image data.
Here is the fantasy crushing fact: every top-down image of the Milky Way you have seen is an artist’s rendering.
These renditions, however, are not without merit. By studying the density of neutral and ionized hydrogen as well as the rotational motion of stars, we know that the Milky Way is a barrel spiral galaxy. We can also take top-down images of nearby galaxies, like the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), NGC 3344 , and the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51). These images help inform the mesmerizing top-down reconstructions of the Milky Way Galaxy we often see. The renditions are likely a very good approximation of how our galaxy looks from the outside, but they are not photographs.. "
02-08-2017, 01:28 PM
You started your argument with this, right after mick123 put up a photo of the Milky Way
Originally Posted by opulant
..What puzzle me is why people think they can take a photo of milky way when they are inside milky Way ??..
... obviously this was your reaction to the pictures taken and posted to the Forum
Originally Posted by opulant
Since when I talk about edge-on view ??...
You did not say edge-on
But ALL the photographs either here or taken by other people on Earth are actually edge-on views (nothing else). NOBODY said or claimed they have the complete face-on pictures of the whole spiral galaxy.
But since you make such a comment on the very thread that had all the photos of the Milky Way, my clarification was just to say that we CAN photograph the milky way. However, due to the position of our Solar System (which is within one of the spiral arms of the galaxy), what we can see (and hence to photograph) is only an edge-on view.
Therefore we CAN see and photograph the milky way
Are you disputing the authenticity of all the photos taken of the Milky Way? And now claim that they are not true and this whole thread on the celestial photos of the Milky Way are imaginations of our photography gurus?