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Declan Mc Cormack AKA Dogstar fronts A&S Magazine

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I would like to give a big well done to Declan Mc Cormack AKA Dogstar from the boards. On his image been the cover story on the up coming Astronomy & Space magazine.
Here is the image.



Also to Anthony Murphy from mythical Ireland on the great article to complaiment Declan's images.

Well done Lads Great Read.
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Well Done Declan.... that has to be the best ever star trail image I have ever seen..... Brilliant composition!!!
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If you have a "wheel" on your mouse you can make the star trails appear to "rotate" by moving the image up and down the screen!

Excellent image Declan.
Mark.
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Hey Carl thanks so much,that was the last thing i
was expecting to see on the cover of the mag and
i think as you've stated Anthony's article is a great
read.It offers the reader a more in dept prespective
on what is a more complex form of astronomical
observations than what first appears to the eye.

Steve as always thanks for your kind words and
appreciation.The best startrail image you've ever
seen........... wow thanks man i can't top that :lol:
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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Hey Mark i must try that :lol: and thanks for the kind
words.I have actually made a small time lapse video
representing the image if you like i might put it up on
my gallery at webtreatz.com/
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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A superb image indeed. Well deserved of a place on a front page of a magazine.

that has to be the best ever star trail image I have ever seen

Got to agree with that.
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You have only "arrived" as a Rock Star when you make the cover of "The Rolling Stone" Magazine.

Equally you only "arrive" as a Supermodel when you make the cover of "Vogue" magazine.

Dogstar is our very own "Rock Star Supermodel".
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I'll certainly agree with those who rate this as the best ever star trail photo - top quality work, well done Declan!
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Declan,

Please accept my congrats as well for such a fine photo and deserved honour!
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Well done Declan. It really is a fine shot!
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Thanks a million once again guy's. I think when
you take an image of your own it sometimes
takes a wee while before you appreciate it as well
as some others might at least thats the case with
me. But I'm finally realising it is a special image
so thanks once again for the encouragement. Mark, Rock
star i like the sound of that as for the supermodel
........well lets just say we obviously have never met :lol:

Hey PJ i know you don't miss much and you have
a keen eye for these images so thanks a lot.

Anthony,Frank and Paul comeing from guys who produce
stunning results on a regular basis your comments mean
a lot so thanks ever so much
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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Hey PJ i know you don't miss much and you have
a keen eye for these images so thanks a lot.


I've been told that my everyday terrestrial digital images are pretty damn good..............(i guess i have an eye for a good image). When it comes to astrophotography..................i know less then next to nothing.

I am simply admiring a top class image like this one. In MY opinion.........this image cant get any better.

Infact......................have you thought about having it professionally blown up to poster size?

I think quite a few of us here would be interested in buying a copy to hand on the wall.
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re:

Declan, a big congratulations on one fine image, my A&S just arrived in the letterbox with your shot on it's cover. Your composition is excellent against the backdrop of the stone, and shows the layman how the sky really works !

I hope this will inspire you to go for more great images !

Keith..
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PJ once again your too kind but thanks for the kind
words I'm flattered :oops:

Keith I'm glad you like it i have been recieving lots
of messages since A&S went on sale.And most of
them are like yourself asking me to keep making
this art work.I have plans on hosting my own site
soon so there will be lots more images to come
and thanks for the kind words and appreciation
of the achievement.
oh wise man why is the universe so perfect?ah because symmetry loves herself.

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Looks greak on the cover of july's A&S. Interesting article too an ancient irish astronomers.
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Well done Declan :D

The first time I saw one of your Neolithic/Astronomy images I was blown away. This one of the Polar trails though is a real stunner. Simply couldn't be better - superb composition, exposure etc. etc.
Clear Skies,
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