Meteor explosion. Congratulations to Matthew Vandeputte, an Aussie who works out of London & Sydney. “A bolide is a meteor that explodes upon entry of our atmosphere. They are extremely bright and are often referred to as fireballs,” says Matthew. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
MORE from Matthew: The lingering trail you see at the end of it is called the 'persistent train' which scientists believe is caused by ionising the gases in the upper atmosphere, stripping away electrons from their parent atoms. As they slowly recombine they emit light, just like in those colourful neon signs we all love to shoot. I was lucky enough to have my camera running to capture this one in the La Sal mountains in Utah on our recent trip. I'm almost done editing and can't wait to show you much more beautiful night sky footage. Leave a comment if you're looking forward to it!
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Two open star clusters from another galaxy, NGC 2044 & NGC 2050. They don’t have exciting names but that doesn’t make them any less cool. This is also the region where Supernova 1987A occurred and it was the very first Supernova that astronomers were able to scientifically observe very soon after it happened.
What’s your favourite open star cluster? #astrophotography#astrophoto#astronomer#amateurastronomy#astronomy
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Beautiful shot by @erictheastrojunkie
No shortage of phallic shaped rock goblins in Utah, that's for sure, here's another from Goblin Valley. I'm really liking these small led light balls for foreground lighting, they provide a nice low level/subtle amount of light which accents the rocks nicely. Plus they are super easy to pack, weigh nothing, and last a really really long time. People (including me) are always exploring fancy ways to light foregrounds with various panels, lume cubes, strobes, etc. Sometimes it's the simple random $5 amazon purchase that makes the biggest impact.
8 exposures went into this image, 4 for the sky, 4 for the foreground, all shot with my Nikon Z7 and Sigma Art 40mm on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer mini. All exposures are 90 seconds at f1.8 and ISO 800.
I went out to see what I could capture from the Woodbury fire that is decimating the desert wilderness east/northeast of Phoenix. This is currently one of the largest fires in the country at the moment having burned more than 120,000 acres and is 48% contained. Experts say this is area has not seen a major fire in almost 70 years so the overgrowth is rapidly fueling this blaze. Here are few shots from tonight's excursion.
Incoming! 🚐💨 Do you know there are approx 250 billion stars alone in the Milky Way? 😵
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“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
~ God’s gift is better. #アーメン 📷
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
~ Whatever your problem is, God loves you. #アーメン 📷