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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure View Post
    Cosmic dust? hahahha.. nice one. .....
    Didn't want opulant to blow a blood vessel over it. So Cosmic Dust or Cosmic Cloud. Just to please him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Didn't want opulant to blow a blood vessel over it. So Cosmic Dust or Cosmic Cloud. Just to please him.
    Thanks Firefly, my blood pressure is still round 125/80 which I reckon won't be blown so soon, not sure about BP of you guys.

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    No, you CANNOT photograph the milky way...

    You cannot take a picture of milky way simply because we are inside the milky way. Whatever pictures that were taken cannot represent milky way, the pictures may represent a very very tiny part of milky way only.

    If I can use an ant and elephant to illustrate what I mean…

    If the ant wanted to take a picture of the elephant, the ant must take a picture from a distance of the elephant. If the ant is crawling on the skin of elephant, whatever pictures it takes are not the pictures of the elephant. The pictures may show a very small part of the elephant skin texture, a tiny part of the ear, etc, etc but the pictures shown are DEFINiTELY NOT how an elephant should look like !!...
    Btw, I am writing to someone in this area to seek his opinion. (This someone is someone who trained in this area, not a star ambassador or something like that !!... )

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    Firefly. .. which galaxy does your Cosmic dust image belong to? You should label it properly in case people are wondering. :P
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    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.

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    A fellow Malaysian living in Australia just got his capture featured in the media..
    https://open.abc.net.au/explore/275976?v1 Superb shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    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.
    Just imagine this, you have a sunny side up fried, and an ant drops on it at the fringe when it's on your plate. What do you think the ant will see if it's facing the yolk? other than your hand or spoon going in to scoop it out.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    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.
    Go try photographing the Perseids meteor. should be this weekend.
    https://amp.space.com/23066-perseids.html

    Am off to Pahang to try to catch that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Go try photographing the Perseids meteor. should be this weekend.
    https://amp.space.com/23066-perseids.html

    Am off to Pahang to try to catch that.
    ada dapat?
    “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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    shot this last Saturday. no meteor but lots of haze. only managed 10 shots before the clouds came in. my first of the year.....probably the last for the year too

    Milky 11Aug18 - 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mick123 View Post
    ada dapat?
    3 airplanes and 1 meteor.


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    Bentong, Pahang. Was busy helping others that I didn't manage to really compose the shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    .. I didn't manage to really compose the shot...
    Never mind composition .. that is an awesome shot... Wow !! Keep sharing my fren

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    Never mind composition .. that is an awesome shot... Wow !! Keep sharing my fren
    Season coming to an end. The earth will soon face away from the center. Quarter moon now. hopefully in about 18 days, it's still visible, then go seek it a last time.

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    no shooting stars so i shoot the milk

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