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#79 - marchinghurdler (10/17/2013) [-]
Honestly, the skies wouldn't look exactly like this. In order to see this much of the stars, we'd need to slow down the rate at which our eyes see. These images were taken with long exposure times, and so even without light pollution, we'd never get as good a sky as that.
User avatar #116 to #79 - SirMartin ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
You can see just like Newyork and Tokyo
#80 to #79 - humorouswaste (10/17/2013) [-]
have u ever seen a starry night sky outside of the city?
#81 to #80 - marchinghurdler (10/17/2013) [-]
Yes. I've been to the Greenbank Radio Astronomy Facility in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. There's nothing more than a few small towns within a hundred kilometers. And although it's the darkest sky I've ever seen, and there are more stars than anywhere else I've been, it didn't look as vibrant as those images.
#82 to #81 - humorouswaste (10/17/2013) [-]
what was the moons phase?
#84 to #82 - marchinghurdler (10/17/2013) [-]
Either New or Highly crescent. Regardless, it wan't in the sky.
#85 to #84 - humorouswaste (10/17/2013) [-]
I'm perplexed. I went to camp an hour from edmonton and the sky was more vibrant than those pictures.
#92 to #85 - marchinghurdler (10/17/2013) [-]
You saw the Milky Way with the same clarity as those pictures? I doubt that, but I'm not gonna call you a liar.
#100 to #92 - humorouswaste (10/17/2013) [-]
Maybe it was a mental mishap from enjoying the camp. If I ever go back I'll try to remember to take a picture with a normal camera and see what's up.
#106 to #100 - marchinghurdler (10/17/2013) [-]
If you can adjust the exposure time, the human eye is usually around 1/30th of a second per image. Like I said, those images probably have several second exposure times to let in all the light and give off the vibrant detail. There may be some places in the world where you get the level of clarity that you find in those images, but it'd have to be as isolated as an island in the Pacific or some such place.
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