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    Space images by Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh

    "These incredible images are not the latest pictures from NASA's Hubble space telescope, but are in fact the work of amateur British stargazer Martin Pugh"

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    Re: Space images by Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh

    I wonder how he does that, shooting over several days.
    Film I presume.
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    Re: Space images by Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I wonder how he does that, shooting over several days.
    Film I presume.
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    No, almost all deep space photography is digital. The make many short exposures over many days and then stack them with software.

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    Re: Space images by Astronomy Photographer of the Year Martin Pugh

    I dabbled with astrophotography a couple years ago and would take a series of images (up to 50 per night) that was then stacked in software before sending it to photoshop. You need a very dark night, a telescope capable of tracking your target and a way of capturing the image. I remember freezing various parts off while doing this but getting great images - none like Pugh.
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