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    Posted July 2, 2014 by
    uforias
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    Castelões, Portugal
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    Your views of space and stars

    Milky Way over Castelões

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     An avid astrophotographer, iReporter Carlos Soares tries to get out under the stars at least twice a month. He tells CNN that this particular photo was shot on the night of June 30, just north of Portugal, near the city of Braga. “This is widefield astrophotography with many targets, taken with a DSLR camera and a lens. We can see several constellations including Cygnus, the Lyra and the Eagle.”
    Soares explains that from those constellations, the brightest stars (Deneb, Vega and Altair respectively) together make up well known asterism, the “Summer Triangle.”
    He adds: “There are also a few well know nebulas shown, namely North America Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, the Veil Nebula and IC1396”
    - lmoorhouse, CNN iReport producer

    Partial view of the Milky Way over Castelões, Portugal
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