Galactic Center of milky way [Video]

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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I was browsing the web when I came across this time-lapse movie showing the galactic center of the milky-way rise above a star party in Texas. It's quite amazing (and so simple to achieve).

Have a little look (action kicks in a 20 seconds).

View Video on vimeo here


Enjoy!

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[edit on 18 May 09 by Gools]




posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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I didn't realize you could see things like that without telescopes!

I need to get out of the city!



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:32 PM
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It's quite amazing what you can see when out of the lights.

If you can take a camera with a M mode then you can get a great shot with about 15 seconds exposure and no star-trails. If you can then load into photoshop then its amazing what you can get out of the 'blackness'.

In this image the guy had the filter in the camera removed which gives much more detail. You can still get fab results though without this modification.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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reply to post by AlwaysQuestion
 


WOW, excellent footage. Great post, star and flag. It is amzaing the things you can see without light pollution. That Milky Way "Swaft" (the center) is where our galaxy got its' name from.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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wow

that's all i was going to put, cos sometimes less is more. I dunno, I wish I could see stuff like that, I live sort of half in the countryside, but there's enough light pollution to keep out the good stuff like that.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:41 PM
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Thanks - I am always impressed with the images that come out of the star-parties in the states.

Makes me want to go outside tonight but knowing blighty it will be wet, cold and cloudy!



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Have yourself a flag and a star : )

Awesome video!



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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Are you an astronomer (amature or otherwise)?



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Thought I would post a pic of the center here on the thread...



Coutesy of astrosurf.com



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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Amateur dabbler!

I have a nice scope which I will be getting out again soon. Still, sometimes there is nothing like a good pair of binos or a DSLR with wide lens......



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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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Wow...so beautiful

Thanks for sharing!



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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reply to post by AlwaysQuestion
 


Cool, what kind of telescope do you have? I am going to school to be either a Cosmologist or Astrophysicist but don't take time to visually observe the stars like I should. Last year in my Astronomy class we went out a few times and saw some decent objects.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:18 PM
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reply to post by AlwaysQuestion
 


Ah yes, the story of Lucifer, that morning star, who sought to replace God, the father, in the throne of heaven....



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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Very cool find S&F
Thanks for sharing that



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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I'm in awe, nothing much more to say there.
I really need to be in the middle of nowhere... Maybe come summer...



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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I'm pretty sure it is impossible to see the center of the Milky Way from Earth



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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I think its an amazing video to say the least. I wasn't aware that one could see the center of the Milky Way like that. I'll have to get out my video camera one of these nights and see what I can see to the ESE.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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I think, in this video, we are seeing a cross section of the plane of the Milky Way. You would need infrared vision to see the actual center, as it is obscured by Nebulae.


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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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Yea, no actually you can see it from Earth. Of course this is only the center, or core plane of our galaxy, we are seeing it from our view in the galactic plane. We can not actually see the core however due to interstellar dust interference. What is being seen is the plane throughout the center of the galaxy.Obviously you can not see the galaxy as a whole since we are in the galaxy.

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Oh ok, I see what you are saying...we are looking towards the Center, but not seeing the core...





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