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Omid Ghadrdan
Zavare, Isfahan Province, Iran
03/08/2019
04:40 am

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Fujifilm X-E2 + 12mm f2.0 Samyang lens,

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A slight edit has been done with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop

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On Thursday and Friday morning ( March 7 and 8, 2019), I attended a Messier Marathon. Over 150 stargazers started this dusk-to-dawn competition to look for the Messier objects with their telescopes in the small holy monument near the city of Zavare in Isfahan Province (33.4739632 N, 52.6184811 E). During this contest, around 4:40 a.m. in the Friday morning, Hubble Space telescope passed above us. It was amazing how NASA joined our competition with its Telescope in the final hour before dawn. This stargazing Marathon is being held every year around Spring Equinox.

Read more about the Messier Marathon: https://www.messier.seds.org/xtra/marathon/marathon.html