Prime Focus
May 25, 2010 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Prime Focus
A little tumblelog about astrophotography, both professional (e.g., the Hubble and other space- and ground-based observatories) and amateur, with a certain amount of geeking out about the equipment and the science. I set this up to prevent my personal blog from being completely taken over by look-at-the-pretty-space-pictures posts, which I'm now doing here with reckless abandon.
posted by mcwetboy (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Very well, I will follow your tumblelog, but my reader is already getting too full.

Loved the mobile phone pic you posted today, I had no idea that was possible.
posted by Think_Long at 12:18 PM on May 27, 2010

I always wonder with deep space photography whether there's any objective "right" or "wrong" to which way up the picture goes. I mean, the right way up relative to what?

Is there any generally-agreed system dictating which way is up that space photographers all stick to? Or is orientating the photo just a matter of the individual photographer's aesthetic judgement when he decides how to present his work?
posted by Paul Slade at 2:11 PM on May 27, 2010

I doubt there is, Paul; I've seen nebulae and galaxies from all angles. I have no idea whether it's a conscious choice or a result of the telescope's position on the planet (switch hemispheres and everything's upside down, for example), plus the way the telescope flips the image.
posted by mcwetboy at 2:31 PM on May 27, 2010

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