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650 Billion Stars


wolfman_55
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I took this image with my TS-65 scope and QHY8L camera. I reckon there's at least 13 galaxies in the frame, probably a few more. If an average galaxy has 50 billion stars, that means there's at least 650 billion stars in this image. Makes you feel kind of small:

 

http://astrob.in/330506/B/

 

Hope you like it.

 

Dave

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Its a nice image Dave.

 

Do you have a Flickr account you could use and copy / paste them on here ?

The astrobin link shows quite a small image.

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Lovely image with superb detail. :thumbsup:

 

For me, the Astrobin link allows much greater unpixellated zooming than the pic in the post above. If you double click the Astrobin image it allows very deep zooming Rob. :)

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1 hour ago, Tweedledee said:

Lovely image with superb detail. :thumbsup:

 

For me, the Astrobin link allows much greater unpixellated zooming than the pic in the post above. If you double click the Astrobin image it allows very deep zooming Rob. :)

Ditto about the Astrobin link...

A great image! It shows loads of galaxies! It does make you think just how much space and stars are out there!

Great stuff ?

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8 hours ago, Stephen said:

That is a very nice image and detail Dave

Thanks Stephen, I'm suddenly quite enthused about galaxy fields. Next reasonably moonless night, I'm going to use Stellarium to find a really rich area for galaxies and give it a go. See how many and how faint I can go. Can't wait.

 

Dave

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18 minutes ago, wolfman_55 said:

Thanks Stephen, I'm suddenly quite enthused about galaxy fields. Next reasonably moonless night, I'm going to use Stellarium to find a really rich area for galaxies and give it a go. See how many and how faint I can go. Can't wait.

 

Dave

Great idea. :thumbsup:

 

Looking forward to seeing your results.

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