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Amateur Astronomer Captures Beautiful Photos of Space from His Front Yard

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Reddit user tirceol‘s father is an amateur astronomer who captures some amazing photographs of space from his front yard by hooking up a camera to his telescope’s eyepiece. He uses everything from a webcam to a Meade camera to capture the images, which are sometimes composites created using multiple photos. The above image shows the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million light years away.

Saturn (pretty close):

Triangulum (3 million light years):

Jupiter (pretty close):

Orion (1500 light years):

(via Reddit)

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