Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Space.com gave me the title "Skywatcher," that's pretty boss!

Ok, so anyone can submit a photo to Space.com for consideration for a story - especially around an event like a conjunction. Out of all the photos that were submitted, however, mine was 1 of 3 chosen for an accompanying write-up of the event, titled "Close Encounter of Jupiter and Moon Wows Stargazers."

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My image on Space.com, 15 seconds of fame!

It's always fun to see my name in print, especially when I'm introduced as Skywatcher Eric Teske. I guess Skywatcher is the first level in the imaginary merit badge system I'm picturing in my head. The ranks would be something like this:

Skywatcher > Amateur Astrophotographer > Astrophographer > Astronomer

For some reason, Skywatcher reminds me of World of Warcraft. It has a mystical sound to it, like a lvl 50 Night Elf priest. (LFG need Tank).

What fun! I'm definitely going to submit more photos in the future (hopefully ones with round stars).

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