The night sky is amazing and seeing a photo of it that has so much detail is hard to find! Now these amazing sights can be captured on film by amateurs in their Sydney, Australia backyards.
Australia’s astro-photographers are using rapid advances in technology to take advantage of some of the best stargazing skies in the world and we wanted to share some of their awesome photos with you that we found on the Herald Sun.
“You’d swear that some of these pictures were taken from spacecraft, but they’re not,” said John Sarkissian, from the Parkes radio telescope.
Mr. Sarkissian said cameras from 20 years ago used to capture only 2 per cent of the light and detail that they do now. With that said, now photographers can stitch together dozens of images, which have been captured over 60 hours of lens exposure.
These images are just some of the 24 being entered into the 2016 CWAS David Malin Awards which is named after the famed photographer, who brought galactic photography to mainstream Australia.
Photographer James Stone said that Australia is able to see the Milky Way better than most other countries on Earth. We hope you enjoy all these photos as much as we do!
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