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The Astronomer by Alexbalix The Astronomer by Alexbalix
I venture up every other Saturday to the Onizuka visitor center where my father and I volunteer. This night was the Perseid meteor shower and hundreds of people had shown up to view the heavens. Every night we give tours of the night sky and that is what this man is doing. Overhead you can see the center of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

Thank you so much for your recommendation and beautiful comment ~Monastor :hug: And thank you to ^KevLewis aswell for actually featuring it! :giggle:

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Camera Nikon D50
Lens Nikkor 20mm 1: 2.8
F 2.8
ISO 1600
Exposure 30 seconds
Touchup in Photoshop
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The Astronomer by ~Alexbalix Comment by ~Monastor "one of the most impressive astronomy-related photographs I have ever seen. It is just different. Not only does it show the unique beauty of our galaxy itself, but it also features the people admiring the beauty. The combination of humans and stellar objects in one shots creates a surreal feeling, which is further echoed by the blur caused by the movement of the observers. It is not just our world, it's the presence of it among thousands of other worlds and thousands of moments of time... all in one shot. It gives a whole new look at our existance in space." ( Suggested by Monastor and Featured by Photosbykev )
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hushpuppy669 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very VERY VERY NICE!
I would like to ask if you would like more exposure for your artwork?  I will give a credit/link to your site if you agree.  My direct contact is LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com    Thank you for your kind consideration.
Dirk Ross...Tokyo
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synax444 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
So this is exactly what you saw that night? That is fucking nuts. Fuck light pollution.
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Iron-Keyboard Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
what a beautiful sight to behold:eager:...CURSE YOU LIGHT POLLUTION!!!:cries:
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Jake1313 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I love this shot; everything it says in the DD is completely true. One question though: what do you think of the 20mm lens? I've been looking at one.
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sidh09 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely brilliant!!!
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Alexbalix Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :highfive:
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
wonderful vision of the astronomer immersed in the heavens they study
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Alexbalix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, it looks like he's fishing for stars - fantastic.
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Alexbalix Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yea but they never bite...
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