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Our Beautiful Universe - Photos and Videos

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  5. Jul 26, 2016 #130

    Andy Resnick

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    4 nights of good viewing in the past few weeks has yielded the veil nebula:

    veil_1h_8mRGB-2_zps8pv4qrsr.jpg

    Deets: 400/2.8 lens, 15s ISO800 exposures, total integration time = 68 minutes.

    A few details of the various parts:

    veil_1h_8mRGB-3_zps1voiheoe.jpg

    veil_1h_8mRGB-4_zpsyqhbmwti.jpg

    veil_1h_8mRGB-5_zpsyp06eult.jpg
     
  6. Jul 26, 2016 #131

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    Very impressive, @Andy Resnick! :smile:
     
  7. Jul 27, 2016 #132

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    Ok, now I'm posting a long video here (1 hour 40 minutes), but it is worth watching for those who are interested in astronomy/astrophysics and particularly gravitational waves:
    Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins (World Science Festival)
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2016 #134

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    Top 15 Space Station Earth Images of 2015
    The following images were taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station. This Top 15 list was selected by NASA Johnson Space Center's Earth Observations team.

    Page is here: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/top-15-earth-images-of-2015
    Examples:

    Red Sprites, northwest Mexico
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    Rivers and Snow in the Himalayas, China and India
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    Scandinavia at Night
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  12. Aug 1, 2016 #137
    I love that shot, the zoomed in telephoto images are great, I tried posting that one a bit ago but got an error message that said file to large, you must know a trick I haven't learned yet.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2016 #138

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    I clicked with the right mouse button over the photo on the NASA page and then selected "copy image location". After that I pasted the copied image location into the image url box that appears when you click the button "image" in the PhysicsForums post toolbar... (my computer runs Windows as OS and Firefox as browser)... :smile:
     
  14. Aug 1, 2016 #139

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    I saw a similar image yesterday:

    kids.doing.science.jpg

    At first, I thought it was some silly photoshop type thing.
    But then, I discovered, that it was real.

    ps. I'm pretty sure that mom or dad had some hand in this, as the headline said it was a couple of kids, aged 9 & 11, that were responsible for this experiment.
    [ref]
     
  15. Aug 1, 2016 #140
    Mom or dad get a passing grade as well as the kids. :thumbup:
    That must be Banks lake to the left of cat.
     
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  19. Aug 17, 2016 #144

    Andy Resnick

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    A few recent images taken during vacation:

    Andromeda galaxy taken with 50mm lens (whole frame, then 1:1 crop). 90 4s images (I don't lug my tracking mount to the beach!)

    50mm%20andromeda-1_zpssxp4djym.jpg

    50mm%20andromeda_zpsl7kvfgiv.jpg

    And a stitched panorama (15/2.8 lens) of the entire sky visible from the deck: 15 stacks, each 50 x 10s. First is fisheye projection, next is equirectangular projection, then some 1:1 crops, one of a few Messier objects near the horizon, the next of a region in Cygnus near zenith, and the last one is of Andromeda. The original images are about 15k x 15k pixels...

    milky%20way_fisheye_zpssakyuij9.jpg
    milky%20way_equirectangular_zpshoevi8vt.jpg
    milky%20way_equirectangular-1_zpshn7s6etr.jpg
    milky%20way_equirectangular-2_zpsbpaxlma5.jpg milky%20way_equirectangular-3_zpstmhoxh6v.jpg
     
  20. Aug 17, 2016 #145

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    Source page: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160817.html.

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  21. Aug 19, 2016 #146

    Andy Resnick

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    I think I 'got' this one as well:

    DSC_2478_zpsjzq0ye9m.jpg

    I smell a homework problem.... my location was Latitude: 35.228824 | Longitude: -75.626187 (sea level), where was Fritz?
     
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    My posting seems to be glitching
     
  23. Aug 19, 2016 #148
    Here is a nice one from down APOD August 16th
     

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  24. Aug 23, 2016 #149

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    A panorama from Mars....
    Source page is here.

     
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