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Shoreline of the Universe

Shoreline of the Universe

A black and white view of the night sky I recently took from atop the dune line looking out over the shoreline of the Atlantic - Hatteras Island, North Carolina USA. Featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140920.html

This monochrome image reminds me of the 1950's sci-fi movie genre and could have been titled "It Came From Beyond the Dunes". It also brings to mind the long history of monochromatic astrophotography. One way astronomers use #monochrome photography today is by taking a series of images through RGB filters and then combine them to create a color image.

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