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    Amazing how the stars are even visible during daytime.
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    The 589.2 nm yellow laser beam emitting from the telescope is used to create a artificial guide star at an attitude of between 80105 km in the mesosphere as a wavefront reference so as to allow the adaptive optics to compensate for atmospheric blurring.
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    Amazing how the stars are even visible during daytime.
    Don't think that was daytime, probably it's the moon somewhere illuminating the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Don't think that was daytime, probably it's the moon somewhere illuminating the sky.
    The sun seems to be setting at 6:20 with the blue sky getting darker and darker. Though you may be right, long exposure can be deceiving and it could just be a moonset instead?

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    Yes that looks like the moon setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    Yes that looks like the moon setting.
    looks like some scifi scene from gundam! shooting lasers hahaha!

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    Default Re: Night Sky Timelapse in 720p From The Paranal Observatory

    do u guys believe i took this at 12midnight ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    do u guys believe i took this at 12midnight ?

    wow... super long exposer plus how many stack of shots combined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealDreamWalker View Post
    wow... super long exposer plus how many stack of shots combined?
    planned 120 shots at 30 secs exposure each... but after 60+ shots, the lens gets fogged out... and 10+ shots was wasted that way... so only combined about 40 shots.

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    Thanks for sharing
    I cried a lil too watching...
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    (Full Resolution / Uncropped Photo Available Here)

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    The Helix In New Colours At 2012-01-17

    Helix Nebula "Eye of God" (NGC 7293) as captured in Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrum through Y, J and K filters by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory.
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    thanks for sharing this image ..... totally mind-blowing
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post

    (Full Resolution / Uncropped Photo Available Here)

    European Southern Observatory (ESO),
    The Helix In New Colours At 2012-01-17

    Helix Nebula "Eye of God" (NGC 7293) as captured in Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrum through Y, J and K filters by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory.
    wow! jaw dropping good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post

    (Full Resolution / Uncropped Photo Available Here)

    European Southern Observatory (ESO),
    The Helix In New Colours At 2012-01-17

    Helix Nebula "Eye of God" (NGC 7293) as captured in Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrum through Y, J and K filters by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory.
    wow! jaw dropping good!

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    Awesome!!!
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    European Southern Observatory (ESO),
    The Helix In New Colours At 2012-01-17

    Helix Nebula "Eye of God" (NGC 7293) as captured in Near-Infrared (NIR) spectrum through Y, J and K filters by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at Paranal Observatory.

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    look like 'the eye' from LOTR..

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    Those radial streaks of cometary knots emanating from the Planetary Nebula Nucleus (PNN) does remind me of the intricate iris in the human eyes.
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    Looks like Rayleigh Taylor instabilities, but with the likely presence of shock waves probably richtmeyer meshkov instabilities as well.

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