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MarkS

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Faked Milky Way in National Geographic
« on: May 09, 2019, 09:27:06 »
Wonderful example of a faked Milky Way, this time in National Geographic:
https://petapixel.com/2019/05/07/this-milky-way-photo-on-nat-geo-is-raising-eyebrows/

Not only has the dark Pipe Nebula been clone stamped multiple times but the right hand side of the Milky Way now has 2 dark lanes!

In the Nat Geographic article, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/diamond-nights_beth-moon/ the Quiver trees photo from Namibia includes Cygnus, i.e. a Northern hemisphere Milky Way!

[Later Edit] Someone else has identified quite a lot more cloning in the same image: http://disq.us/p/21nu5xu

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« Last Edit: May 09, 2019, 10:19:06 by MarkS »

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Re: Faked Milky Way in National Geographic
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 14:14:53 »
It's purely a an artificially created image and should state so.

As many of the comments state it is an insult to decent astrophotographers, especially if she got paid for this.

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