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Capturing photons

Capturing photons

Setting up to capture the ancient light of the Universe.

A quick photo of my widefield Astrophotography gear, while I was setting up for a long weekend of Astrophotography at the annual Kambro Star Party (Northern Cape, South Africa).

When we photograph the Universe, Telescopes are like time machines that look back into the distant past. It allows one to capture the very distant faint light of Nebulae, Galaxies and Stars that took thousands, millions, and even billions of years to reach us.

“The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home." - Carl Sagan.

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Photo taken on 11 August 2018 (© Martin_Heigan / Flickr)

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