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The Sedona Public Library is hoping to catch local would-be stargazers with a new exhibition, “Looking Off Into Space: 32 Views of the Cosmos,” a collection of photos by astrophotographer Mike Cadwell.Jack Berger, of Sedona, makes a stop in Sedona Public Library on May 6 and admires a steel print of the Rho Ophiuchi region of Ophiuchus, one of the most colorful regions of the Milky Way, on display until Tuesday, May 27. Mike Cadwell created the  astrophotography and has several pieces up for display with an  information center at the entrance of the library.

The photos allow viewers to see nebulae, galaxies and other cosmic bodies in a way that cannot be seen by the naked eye, thanks to specialized astrophotography equipment.

“I have, actually, three different telescopes that I use, and what I do is I use a camera. It’s actually called an astronomical camera. It’s real similar to a regular camera,” he said. “The only difference is it’s cooled, so we’ll get it down to minus 30 degrees and that helps us get rid of the noise and get a real nice picture of the sky without getting a lot of noise in there. It’s very faint material.”

By noise, Cadwell is referring to the level of grain in a photograph.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 14, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.


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