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Following David Culp's excellent list about his astrophotographs(http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/34056/item/723028#item...), I thought I'd create a list for all the BGG astrophotographers (if more than David and I!) to post their images. This is a really fun hobby that I think a lot of BGGers will enjoy if they ever wanted to try it -- it somehow scratches the same itch for me as BGs (or at least sci-fi BGs).

I'll start this list with a few of my images. Unlike David, I mainly do solar system objects.
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1. Board Game: Saturn [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:3305]
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Image from Jan 08. Amazing that something like that is actually real. Notice the two moons (Rhea and Dione) and a storm (small white dot) in the Southern hemisphere.
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2. Board Game: Mission: Red Planet [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:514]
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Mars, Jan 08. Clearly visible are the white northern polar cap (consisting of water and CO2 ice) and tenuous bluish clouds around the edge. The two slightly brighter spots on the mainland (at 10:30 o'clock 2/3rds of the way from center, and at 2:30, almost at the edge, barely visible) are volcanoes. The latter is called Olympus Mons and at 30km in height is the largest volcano in the solar system.
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3. Board Game: Victory by Any Means: Jovian Chronicles [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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. Two views of Jupiter, one with the giant red spot, and one without. The giant red spot is a storm bigger than our Earth with unfathomable windspeeds and has been going on for at least as long as people have been looking at Jupiter with a telescope (400 years).
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4. Board Game: Lunar Rails [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1777]
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Two views of the moon, at low and high zooms.
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5. Board Game: Orion [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:6039]
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I don't have a camera that could do pictures as such... heck I don't even own my own telescope. But time-to-time I look up into the sky and sometimes I'm lucky to see my favorite constellation - Orion.
It's shame it's only viewable in winter when You don't lay on the ground much.


In Estonian folklore the constellation is known as rake and flail. Rake is composed of three lined stars and one to the lower right and the flail is the three triangle-shaped stars above it.

Unfortunately this picture doesn't show the shield and sword...
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6. Board Game: Moon Melee [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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your pictures are amazing. I own a very small telescope that allow me to see most of the solar system, but not as neat and big as you.

Here is my small contribution with the moon... (again)





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7. Board Game: Jupiter [Average Rating:6.08 Unranked]
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Another image of Jupiter, from Oct 15 2009. The black spot to the left of center is one of Jupiter's moons, Ganymede, that happens to be much darker than Jupiter itself. It's also the largerst moon in the solar system, though not much larger than Earth's moon. The orange oval a little lower and right of center is a huge storm the size of Earth that's been going on for at least 400 years. It's officially known as GRS which stands for "giant red spot". Yes, astronomers have no imagination with names.
 
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8. Board Game: Exploring the Depths of Uranus [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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Since some of you guys seem to have a Uranus fetish, I am only too happy to oblige. This world is featureless, smaller than Jupiter and Saturn, and farther away, so that's why my image is just a small disk. But I like its color.
 
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9. Board Game: Neptune Ruler of the Sea [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The outermost planet in the solar system is too far to resolve into anything more than a fuzzy dot with my telescope. But the color is pretty, and interesting to compare to Uranus.
 
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