Congratulations to my daughter on completing her astronomy class with some great marks. Over the past few months, I tagged along for the field labs in the wee hours of the morning (mainly to make sure she was safe). While she was camped out in the back of the SUV with her books, laptop and telescope and hot tea.... I was off standing in a field taking pics of the aurora or milky way.
It’s Official: #Astronomers discovered two new Earth—
like planets near one of our closest stars, just 12 light
years away! — s‘. in the habitable zone! . Their data clearly show the existence of two
planets. "The two planets resemble the inner planets
of our solar system,ll explains lead author Mathias
Zechmeister of the Institute for Astrophysics at the
University of Gottingen. "They are only slightly
heavier than Earth and are located in the so—called
habitable zone, where water can be present in liquid
. The astronomers suspect that the two planets
could be part of a larger system. "Many stars are
apparently surrounded by systems with several
planets,ll explains co—author Professor Stefan
Last year, after seeing Ryoji Ikeda’s Spectra installation illuminate over @tasmania’s capital as part of @dark_mofo, an idea was formed. I kept it to myself, never knowing if or when it would be possible. Unfortunately weather prevented its attempt… until Monday morning, minutes before the installation was turned off, and after 2 weeks out of the state. I love it when a plan works out after patiently waiting to try it, and especially under such pristine conditions. What a way to welcome myself home. ⠀
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Pretty proud of these shots. They're the result of waiting outside for what seemed like an eternity, in sub zero temperatures high up in the mountains; trying to get that perfect shot! We also quickly found out taking pictures of stars is actually pretty difficult! But they did actually look like this, and that is actually the milky way you can see! It was pretty special. These are the best 4 pictures we got, I know they're pretty blurry, but cut me some slack! I also thought I'd include both edited (first four pictures) and their respective non edited versions (last four) - swipe to see them all. I think New Zealand needs to be on everyone's bucket list!
Light-pollution washes out the glow of stars, especially in cities. Up here in the mountains we are fortunate with almost no light-pollution. Especially on New-Moon nights, when the sky is darkest, lounging on our balconies and watching the sky can be a profound experience. #stargazing
Noctilucent Clouds, Reflections, and Silhouettes. Sometimes it's night on the ground but day in the air. As the Earth rotates to eclipse the Sun, sunset rises up from the ground. Therefore, at sunset on the ground, sunlight still shines on clouds above. Under usual circumstances, a pretty sunset might be visible, but unusual noctilucent clouds float so high up they can be seen well after dark. Normally too dim to be seen, they may become visible just after sunset during the summer when illuminated by sunlight from below. Noctilucent clouds are the highest clouds known and thought to be part of polar mesospheric clouds. Featured here as they appeared two weeks ago, a network of noctilucent clouds was captured not only in the distant sky but in reflection from a small lake just north of Zwolle, Netherlands, with trees in stark silhouette across the horizon. Unusually bright noctilucent clouds continue to appear over much of northern Europe. Much about noctilucent clouds has been discovered only over the past decade, while how they form and evolve remains a topic of active research. Gallery: Recent noctilucent clouds over Europe Copyright: Peter Simmering. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190626.html #astronomie#astronomy#sterrenkunde#space#apod#universe#stargazing#astronomia#astrophysics#sterrenkunde#stargazing#astrophotography#universe#stars#planets#nebula#telescope#astrophotographer#nature#science#nightsky#cosmos#astrophoto#nasa#nightphotography#starrynight#astrofotografie
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Enjoy these beautiful animated illustrations of the 12 zodiac signs!
Download these astrology video loops from https://www.freeloops.tv/category/astrology-pack-1/
This is my first attempt at Jupiter using my new ZWO ASI120-MC planetary camera. It's a long way from where I'd like it to be but you have to start somewhere I guess. 🙂
It pays to remember that despite its massive size, Jupiter is so far away that it appears to us just 2.6% as large as the moon does to us here on earth.
This was taken through my Skywatcher 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian at a focal length of 1000mm and is a stack of roughly 3000 frames.
Future improvements will be to incorporate a Televue 4 x Powermate focal extender for 4 x the image scale, better focusing and stacking more frames. 😉
Scoperti due nuovi esopianeti potenzialmente simili alla #Terra 🌍. Non sono lontani dal Sistema Solare (12 anni luce) nella costellazione dell'Ariete, in orbita attorno alla stella #Teegarden ⭐. Le due 'sorelle' della Terra, battezzate Teegarden B e C, orbitano intorno alla propria stella madre in 4,9 e 11,4 giorni. Scoperta nel 2003, la stella Teegarden è una nana rossa, il tipo di stella più diffuso nella #ViaLattea . È 10 volte più piccola del #Sole ☀️, 1.500 volte meno luminosa e con una temperatura circa la metà della nostra stella. Poiché la Stella di Teegarden irradia molta meno energia del nostro Sole, le temperature su questi due pianeti dovrebbero essere miti e in teoria potrebbero trattenere acqua liquida sulle loro superfici, in particolar modo il pianeta c, che è il più esterno dei due. Seguiranno aggiornamenti e nuove osservazioni.
The breathtaking Iris Nebula, 🌸✨🌌 by Federico Pelliccia.
The Iris Nebula is a bright reflection nebula located about 1,300 light-years away from Earth, towards the northern constellation of Cepheus, the king. The object is so named because it evokes the imagery of a flower. It is lit by a 7th magnitude star listed as SAO 19158.
The blueish tint comes from starlight being reflected by dust from the nebula. Historically, there has been much confusion as to its official designation, but the object is referred to as NGC 7023 & Caldwell 4. The nebula spans about 6 light-years across. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1794
Imaging telescope or lens:FSQ-106ED
Imaging camera:CCD KAF 8300
Software:Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Extended, Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7
Filters:Blue, Green, Red, Luminance
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