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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    That is a puzzling observation to me. Not disagreeing exactly but why not seeing 'more of the infinite present'?

    Well, it is really both.
    What you're seeing is the light that left there a long time ago, and is at present, visible to you.

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    Absolutely beautiful!!!! Amazing pictures, bae. Thanks so much for sharing.

    They remind me of this site, which I visit every day - Astronomy Picture of the Day: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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    Beautiful and mind-bending!
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    I keep coming back to look at these - so beautiful!!!!
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    Last night, 2AM, from my driveway, looking up. No fancy gear involved, or signal processing, just a simple 30 second exposure with a digital camera and wide angle lens. This time of year I only get one hour and fifteen minutes of actual "dark" dark to work with, and luckily the fog blew away a bit for a few minutes.


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    That is breathtakingly beautiful!!!
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    That is an art beyond. Thank you so much for posting this beautiful image. I don't have access to 'dark' dark anymore as I remember seeing as a child and being entranced by the sky at night.
    As Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

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    Nice! Wonderful picture, bae!
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    Don't think I have ever seen anything like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Don't think I have ever seen anything like it.
    There is a teeny bit of magic. Your eye, by the time it becomes nicely dark adapted, loses a lot of its color vision ability. The camera however doesn't have this problem, so it records the colors quite a bit better.

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