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Wales is located on the western part of the island, the section that looks a bit like a pigs head.

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Deep Space Photography

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Photo by Isaac Roberts (d. 1904), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Isaac Roberts in 1901 by Collins, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Isaac Roberts, born 1829 from Denbighshire, Wales, invented the technology to take deep space photography.  Because of the distance and lack of light, photographing the night sky requires very long exposure time.  Couple that with the earth rotation and photos will become blurry unless the camera is moving at the same rate as that of the earth.  


Roberts mounted his camera and lens on a larger equatorial mounted telescope (made by an Irishman, Howard Grubb) and in 1888 was able to take the first picture of what is now known as the Andromeda Galaxy. 

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Top Photo: Ynys Llanddwyn island 

Photo © Zagzig

Celebration background: The mountains and lakes of Snowdonia Photo © Rixiel  

Inset: Whitewashed front of church in the sea eglwys cwyfan  Photo © by fatmanphotouk

Inset:  Sign at Marazion - Pauline Eccles, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Llanrwst Bridge Photo © LenGreen