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Old 01-08-2021, 04:13 PM
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Window to the Universe

Something a little different...

This is the view, looking south, at night, from our new place high up in the Tinderry Mountains NSW

I wanted to capture the magnificent view we have from inside our loungeroom, looking out the the huge glass window at the southern end of the Nissen Hut design, in a natural realistic representation that is as close to what we see in real life as possible with the lights off inside. So, this is a simple, single 30 sec exposure of me sitting and taking in this awe inspiring vista, with just the slow combustion fire place providing a soft red glow. It looks just like this, just minus the colour and you can see the lights of Cooma, under my right arm, 55km to the south

Window on the Universe

This is the daytime view out of the same window with views out to over 80km but....we can quite legitimately say, our home actually has a 200,000 light year view!

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Old 01-08-2021, 07:57 PM
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Isn't it great to just look out of your door and see a wonderfully dark sky
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I agree, it's magical ...I just never expected to have that...from INSIDE my bloody house...through a window....while lounging on the sofa...with a fricken beer...

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million dollar view!!
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million dollar view!!
Was just talking about it with a work colleague and lamenting the fact that the cone cells in our retina didn't evolve to be more sensitive to colour at low light levels ...or.. that we didn't evolve to have 8" aperture F1 eyeballs..or both!

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you've got the whole Universe, in your Hands

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Wonderful. The light from Cooma won’t bother you too much when it comes to imaging.
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you've got the whole Universe, in your Hands
Certainly feels like it when sitting there....see mobile phone snap attached, taken by my mate Alex

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Wonderful. The light from Cooma won’t bother you too much when it comes to imaging.
Oh not at all, it is 56km away, any light dome is virtually undetectable with the naked eye, unless there are low clouds above the town, as there was this night

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Stunning, simply stunning Mike. Strongman becomes Mr Universe! That 2nd image taken by Alex could easily be the cover of a book....your book of a life among the stars?
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Stunning, simply stunning Mike. Strongman becomes Mr Universe! That 2nd image taken by Alex could easily be the cover of a book....your book of a life among the stars?
Yeah could be Pete ...we've had a good run of clear nights up here over this New Moon, 5 out of the last 7 nights so far have been clear and tonight is perfectly clear again and deathly still, not a sound can be heard, with good seeing and not too cold @2.4deg C and just 60% humidity at the moment 11pm. Sitting inside for a bit having a warm cuppa in front of the fire, looking out at that incredible vista...life's good

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