Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Smile and wave!

I found the website of this very talented astro-photographer, Sean Goebel, who has an incredible time lapse video of the telescopes on Mauna Kea. See the video here.

This is a still image from his video of the Andromeda galaxy at the top of the picture with a Perseid meteor streaking across the sky. It is the closest galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy and it will actually collide with ours in some 4 billion years.

Next time you are outside at night and catch a glimpse of Andromeda, wave back, someone is up there looking back at us.

Check his page out here and read some fascinating things about the work he does, including the story behind the laser shooting out from that telescope.

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