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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    You started your argument with this, right after mick123 put up a photo of the Milky Way..
    For the record
    - mick123 put up the photo on 24 June
    - I posted my comment on 31 July..

    I am not sure what is your meaning of "right after" ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    ..You did not say edge-on

    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.

    And thus we can see and photograph the milky way
    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 !!

    Hope you get the point now...

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    Thank you for telling us how you think

    I used to tell one of our formerly active members (now inactive but still staying in USJ)
    that this forum contains a fantastic cohort for anyone wishing to observe and study sociological and psychological behaviours

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    ... 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?
    If you like to put words into others' mouth, then you can continue with your assumption.

    Obviously, you either do not read my posts or you cannot understand simple English..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    ...I used to tell one of our formerly active members (now inactive but still staying in USJ)
    that this forum contains a fantastic cohort for anyone wishing to observe and study sociological and psychological behaviours
    Yes, please don't forget to tell him/her to observe yours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    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.

    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?
    Why you accused me with such allegations ??

    I find you belong to a group of people who are very reluctant to different ideas. When there is a new/contradictory opinion to your “standard understanding”, you will quickly switch on your defensive mode and start to put allegation into people mouth !! Not sure whether this is caused by your upbringing or your language/academic background.

    Fyi, I came across this idea – “ we cannot take a picture of milky way simply because we are inside milky way” from an English assessment papers published by NSW University, Australia. The article is one of the essays in the 2017 ICAS English exam. ICAS is the acronym for International Competitions and Assessments for Schools.

    https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/

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    in the meanwhile...........................

    I'm sleeping under the stars somewhere in Batu Pahat
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    after bringing a group of crazy people along to shoot the stars and the moon
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    a sky full of stars

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    Solar Eclipse? I oso got

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    according to wiki, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse over Malaysia in the year 2042. hope to be able to witness it then
    “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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    July 14th 2018... Super bright Mars on the left, Saturn above the "teapot" and Jupiter on the far right.

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    The moon and Venus before sunset on July 15, 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure View Post
    July 14th 2018... Super bright Mars on the left, Saturn above the "teapot" and Jupiter on the far right.
    Nice shot. I see the milky way in the center. Didn't know Mars would be brighter than Venus !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang View Post
    I see the milky way in the center.
    Simpletons think what they see is milky way when the solar system is inside milky way ...

    Wonder how some people can see the exterior of a house when they are inside the house... !!

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    Cosmic Dust as seen from earth.


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    Cosmic dust? hahahha.. nice one.

    Hi Chang, Mars is super bright for a while... and it is a great time to look at the planets. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essent...ometimes-faint
    If you look between Mars and Jupiter, the quite bright silvery 'star' is Saturn. I was being lazy that night and didn't even bring out tripod until i told myself i will regret not taking pics after i get home. Thank goodness i took pics. hehehe.. That area is less than an hour drive from my hse. Oh .. Chang, my hubby who is a physicist by major, and is a Solar System Ambassador with NASA/JPL confirms it is the Milky way and yes we are in it , but it is IT, except for Andromeda.
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