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Our Beautiful Universe - Photos and Videos

  1. Oct 6, 2017 #281

    ISamson

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    Black holes rule!

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  2. Oct 7, 2017 #282
  3. Oct 11, 2017 #283
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    Captured in one of NASA's observatory in 2016. It is 20,000 light years away.
    This is called the Art of Science.
    Not literally. But this is very beautiful. Majestic.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2017 #284

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    can you please give a link to the origin of that image ( a good thing to always do)
    I would like to identify it
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 #285
  6. Oct 15, 2017 #286

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    Deep Star Maps
    Visualizations by Ernie Wright Released on January 17, 2012
    (from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio)

    "This set of star maps was created by plotting the position, brightness, and color of just over 100 million stars from the Bright Star, Tycho-2, and UCAC3 star catalogs. The constellation boundaries are those established by the International Astronomical Union in 1930. The constellation figures also come from the IAU, although they're not official."

    Page with downloadable contents: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3895
     
  7. Oct 24, 2017 #287

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    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
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  9. Oct 24, 2017 #289

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    My mistake. It should have said APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). Just click the link in the original post.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2017 #290

    ISamson

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    Ah. Nice.
    Thanks.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2017 #291

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  13. Nov 14, 2017 #293

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    stsci-j-p1739a-f3600x2025.png

    This artist’s illustration represents the scientific capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Both imaging and spectroscopy will be central to the Webb mission.
    Credits: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)
     
  14. Nov 14, 2017 #294

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    I'm goofing off too much. My first thought at seeing that was Settlers of Catan. :oldeyes:
     
  15. Nov 29, 2017 #295

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    The Pleiades are coming into view (for me) now. it also warmed up a bit, so being outside wasn't totally unpleasant:

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    A cropped and de-scaled version of the original [2h 20m total integration time, 400/4 (to get the 'sunstars') ISO 800].
     
  16. Jan 8, 2018 #296

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  17. Jan 20, 2018 #297

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  18. Jan 23, 2018 #298

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    Warning! The following link may steal more time from you than you intended. :)
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    astrometry - astronomy group on Flickr, 7000+ members, 73'000+ photos, 163 discussions
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/astrometry/pool/

    Example:
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  19. Feb 27, 2018 #299

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    After a long winter's nap, the weather is becoming more conducive for astrophotography here in cleve-o. Last night I got this image of the Flame and Horsehead nebulae in Orion:

    2h%2017m-1.TIF%20RGB-1_zpssr1vnkt8.jpg

    2h%2017m-1.TIF%20RGB_zps2cm10qss.jpg

    Total acquisition time: 2 hours with my 400/2.8 wide-open. Single frame info: 10 s, ISO 800. Not bad for urban viewing conditions!
     
  20. Mar 19, 2018 #300

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    Rosette nebula:

    2h%20RGB-1_zpsxsrla8wu.jpg

    2h total acquisition time @ 400/2.8, ISO 800... this is definitely one of the trickier ones.
     
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