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Stargazing - Winning Image, People and Space Category

Update 9/8/2011 - This image won the People and Space category in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011 competition conducted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian).

 

My daughter Nicole Sullivan won Runner Up (second place) in the Young Astronomer category. They sent a film crew up from Los Angeles and interviewed her for 7 hours! Here's the video: www.vimeo.com/28740663

 

Full results including all awarded images: www.nmm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/astronomy-photographer-of...

 

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This is a self portrait under the Milky Way.

 

I was having too much fun pursuing Milky Way and star trail photos to sleep, but after catching sunrise I eventually caught a couple of hours of sleep from 6:15am-8:15am.

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Taken on June 30, 2011