The Pleiades are visible from my yard this time of year:
Earth as seen from Mars
(image resized by me to fit forum thread width)
"This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth."
Source page: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17936
A clever and unusual edit of a timelapse (with fixed stars in the clip):
Time Lapse Sky Shows Earth Rotating Instead of Stars
This is the original clip:
VLT (Very Large Telescope) HD Timelapse Footage
Wow! what a cool perspective. Thanks.
Prawn (Nebula) is on the menu.
This seems appropriate as we pass another Solstice, a lot of work went into this clip, I really enjoyed the perspective it gives.
A "beautiful" megamaser, compliments of Hubble.
I always thought I understood Lunar phases, these clips changed that thought, very cool.
A break in the clouds this past weekend; even though seeing was poor I could get decent images of the Orion nebula by stopping down my 400/2.8 to f/4:
Edit: better non uniformity correction....
NASA images of Pluto!
They're not new, but I haven't seen them before, so they are new to me, and I think new to many others.
Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail (NASA, Jan 30 2017)
Here's some more to browse, Really great imaging going on lately.
A couple of my favorites here, First, Enceladus and Tethys.
And an F ring Jet along with Pandora in the lower right corner.
First clear night in a month or so- my first real attempt at the Horse Nebula (25m @ 400/2.8, ISO 1600)
It's an emission nebula, so my camera response is poor. Even so, not bad for an hour spent in the cold....
One thing I've learned, I'm better off imaging extended objects without the 2X tele; capturing images in DX mode (smaller files) and then stacking with 2X dither to get more magnification if I want.
Nice, @Andy Resnick! By the way, do you use any dedicated software for photostacking, and if so, which software, I wonder?
I use Deep Sky Stacker- it's free.....
Thanks, I will check it out! I don't do any advanced astrophotography (yet?), but I'd like to check out stacking software anyway for other types of photos (e.g. making macro/close-ups more sharp overall).
'Focus stacking' is a little different than 'astrophotography stacking'. For focus stacking, I use CombineZP (also free) It's a little tricky and I generally don't get 'awesome' results, but it's better than nothing. Let me know if you find something better....
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