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Quick post, but I couldn’t resist putting up this beautiful picture which was Astronomy Picture of the Day last week. It also gives me chance to shamelessly plug the APOD site where you can get a different astro-fix every day!

The image itself is a composite of a downwards pointing fisheye view stitched together with wide angle shots of the surrounding area. It manages to combine the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia with lots of night-sky features and a rather nicely shaped tree. It was created by Alex Cherney from Terrastro, and there’s also an unstitched, interactive, version here.