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    Astronomy Picture of the Day

    Hi all,

    I'm a happy chappy today, because this image has been selected as NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" for April 26th 2012

    This is not my first image published, but it's the most high-profile to date. If you're interested, here it is:

    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

    Cheers,
    Stephen
    Last edited by StephenM; 26-04-2012 at 7:58pm.
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    Congratulations, a wonderful image. Well done and keep up the good work and keep sharing, please.
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    a great result, congratulations

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    Well done, cracker of an image!
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    WOW... WOW! .. that is amazing Stephen .. well done .. did I say WOW? I cant think of anything else to say .. but WOW!!
    oh .. except ...I think could you give a run down on how to do that? I would love to give something like that a go .. please?
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    good work Stephen. A nice little pat on the ol back.
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    Fabulous!
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    Its great as it shows how the position affects the "shadow" part of the moon, well done!
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    Thanks guys! It was nice to have that image featured as an APOD. The archived link is:

    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120426.html

    Daz, I basically set the camera up on a tripod and took an image every 3 minutes for about 1 hr, and then stacked them all using the free software Startrails (www.startrails.de).

    Cheers,
    Stephen
    Last edited by StephenM; 27-04-2012 at 1:16pm.

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