Some Out of This World Talent

My good buddy, Ryan Hannahoe, has yet again captured an image that blow my mind. This is a 35 hour, six panel mosaic of the Nebulae Scorpius that he just got finished and posted on his blog. Talk about time devotion to one photograph. I love seeing his work because I know it’s the one area of photography that I will never get too, so it’s nice to see someone else achieving such far reaching goals.

Rayn's Nebulae

Astronomical Proportions

A good friend of mine does this kind of photography through the use of telescopes he controls in Australia. To me this is one of the ultimate kinds of cool. I mean using a computer to control billion dollar telescopes in another country is pretty freakin awesome. Right now he’s in DC working with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum but is returning to Bozeman to teach this year which is great because i will finally get to learn how he does this kind of photography. This is one of his newer images he posted a couple weeks ago. Check out more of his work here.

His Head in the Skies

For the past year I’ve had the privilege of knowing a guy that spends most of his time working with the stars. His name is Ryan Hannahoe, researcher, teacher and astronomer. Ryan spends most of his time processing data acquired by half a dozen telescopes that he runs remotely, capturing images of far away places that most of us have never even heard of. Like this one above, one he just published a few days ago after spending 60hrs processing it. It’s really freaking cool what he does and puts a whole nother meaning on star trail photography. When he’s not behind the computer gathering information on constellations, galaxies and nebulas; he spends his time working with kids giving lectures and talks on what it is to be an astronomer, the challenges he has faced, and best of all why we should keep dreaming for the stars. He has some pretty cool stuff so check out his site.

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