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Photographer:

Wschwarz

Email:

wschwarz1985@outlook.com

Location of Photo:

Botetort Virginia

Date/Time of photo:

11/04/2016

Equipment:

Celestron CGE, full spectrum Canon 550d with clip in astronomik uv/ir cut, SMC Pentax-K 50mm F1.7 lens stopped to F4

Description:

This photo contains two of our neighboring giant galaxies, M33 Triangulum and M31 Andromeda. They are sitting amongst a thick molecular cloud of dust know as the IFN, Integrated Flux Nebula, which is an intragalactic object illuminated by the light put out by our milkyway. I find the IFN to be particularly fascinating because the light that we are able to collect has been emitted from our galaxy across space, reflected off of this dust and then back to earth across the milky way, these photons had been on quite an adventure before they were finally absorbed by the CMOS sensor in my Canon!

Website:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmnosunsetdeluxe/

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