If you've been stargazing as part of your at-home activities since the pandemic began, tonight you will have noticed the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. Supermoons occur when the moon is within 90% of perigee,which is its closest approach to Earth in orbit.
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Tonight’s pink super moon as of several minutes ago. Go outside and look up :)
4 hours ago
The Horsehead Nebula and the Flame Nebula (far left) taken at Delaware Park🐴🔥...
I have to say, I was very surprised at how this turned out considering the severe light pollution of Delaware Park.
I’ve got a long ways to go of course but at least this is a start. It gives me hope of keeping my deep sky astrophotography close to home for convenience.
The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of Alnitak, the easternmost star of Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex that includes the Orion Nebula.
Light Frames: 15x240sec
ISO 800 (1 hour total)
Dark Frames: 15x240sec (1 hour total)
Telescope: William Optics SpaceCat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9 + Optolong L-eNhance Filter
Mount: iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
Farewell to Orion for the year! Here’s a wide field narrowband image I captured with the 14mm rokinon lens. I had plans to go much deeper on this image, but due to shipping delays from the virus, this is all the data I will get for the year. I only captured hydrogen and oxygen data for this one. There are a huge number of popular targets in this field that show up well, I can’t even name all of them. Let me know which ones you can spot :)
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YOU WERE BUILT FOR ANYTHING.
This warmer weather has us like 😎😎
1 hour ago
Fireside stargazing is one of many perks of getting out on a PRG Unplugged trip. Add a glass of Malbec and call it a night.
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The Pleiades star cluster with an incoming conjunction with the planet Venus (shiny object). This happens only every 8 years! Taken on April 1st. This was no April fools joke...Repost from @matt.costanza_astro
The funny thing is that I didn’t know what that shiny object was but thought it was annoying so I almost cropped it out. That would’ve been a major mistake...
My original intention was to just photograph the Pleiades. I wished I got more exposure time for it to reveal more of the distinct blue dust before the clouds rolled in.
At least I was able to photograph the Pleiades conjunction with the planet Venus. You never know what you will find in the night sky!
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the star clusters nearest Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.
Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. As the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, Venus can cast shadows and, rarely, is visible to the naked eye in broad daylight.
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I will still be here stargazing, I will still look out for love.
Have you been looking at the Moon or other parts of the night sky while under quarantine? The Moon and Venus have been putting on a dazzling display in the evening and the triad of Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all shine in the morning sky (all weather permitting of course)
Lower's nebula (Sh2-261) is found on the outermost edge of our Milkyway between the Orion and Perseus arm. Sh2-261 is a large faint region of predominantly ionized hydrogen on the outermost edge of our Milkyway. The nebula is named after Harold and Charles Lower who discovered this nebula in 1939.
I captured Lower's nebula with narrowband filters to help battle against light pollution in the Detroit area and processed in the Hubble Palette.
These are my setup details:
Explore Scientific ED127 Refractor (952 focal length)
ZWO ASI1600MM Cool
MoonLite 2.5" Focuser with Motor Auto-Focus
HoTech 2" SCA Field Flattener
Astronomik Ha: 138x240" (gain: 139, offset: 21)
Astronomik OIII: 145x240" (gain: 75, offset: 15)
Astronomik SII: 141x240" (gain: 139, offset: 21)
Integration: 28.27 hours
Venus wanders through the Pleiades.
Once every 8 years, the brightest planet, Venus, appears to pass right through the brilliant Pleiades star cluster, and April 3, 2020, was the night of this spectacular conjunction. ✨
This incredible time-lapse was photographed by Lowell Observatory electrical engineer Michael Collins. He grabbed his tripod-mounted sequence from his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was using a Canon EOS 80D and Canon 100 mm f/2.0 lens at f/4.0, with 2-second exposures at ISO 2000. The sequence spans just over an hour, from 9:08 pm to 10:14 pm local time in Flagstaff.
Here’s the eagle nebula, a late riser at this time of year. Only above the horizon for me at 2:00am. This part of the sky is an active star forming region, and if you zoom in to the middle you can see a couple of famous objects that everyone knows at this point. This image is ten hours of data shot with the 183mm! Hope you enjoy.
1 day ago
The pink super moon! Stargazers enjoyed the emergence of what is known as the pink moon 🌕 The pink super moon name is a Native American reference to early blooming wildflowers!
Videography | @davidphotosnyc
Curated by @ianharper
Once I got to know that 7th April is going to be a pink moon day, I got excited and thought of capturing it. On 7th evening once I stepped out it was pouring and it continued and continued. I waited till 2 AM but still I can't see the Moon as the sky was cloudy. On 8th when I was on call with a friend, in our conversation he mentioned that he was on roof top and staring at moon and it was full and very bright. So, then I took my gear to capture the beauty. All I can capture is this. I always mess up capturing the moon. One day I will capture you to the fullest.. till then Ciao bella...!
i’m taking my daughter stargazing. is that allowed? i’m making it allowed.
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This is M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy and in my case this object was quite hard to process. When shooting broadband in the city (LRGB filters) you very likely end up with some nasty gradients. And i don't know but with the Pinwheel it was tough and I still don't know, if I'm happy with processing but for now I leave it like this. I just posted it because of @astrophoto_ygk 's great pinwheel also from a light polluted area, check him out!
Hope you like it, swipe for widefield, details and an earlier edit.
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M42 the Great Orion Nebula and Sh2-279 the Running Man
The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun.
Sh2-279 (alternatively designated S279 or Sharpless 279) is an HII region and bright nebulae that includes a reflection nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is the northernmost part of the asterism known as Orion's Sword, lying 0.6° north of the Orion Nebula. The reflection nebula embedded in Sh2-279 is popularly known as the Running Man Nebula.
Captured throughout January, February and March 2020
60 second exposures for 12 hours. Altair Hypercam 183C,
L-Enhance Filter, Skywatcher 72ED Pro on EQ3 Mount, edited with Pixinsight and Photoshop.
I’ve been procrastinating getting some of my prints up on the website for so long, but alas...they’re up! 🖤✨🖤
2 days ago
FYI there will be a super moon tonight! If you have clear skies go out and appreciate it. This is an image I captured last night off of my 80mm telescope. I got 2,000 frames per color channel, which allowed me to use some intense drizzling and saturation to show plenty of minerals and details. The stars were composited in for taste. Hope you guys enjoy!
One day, I’ll be living in the sky
With you ✨
This image is a combination of the deep space master @astrofalls shooting the crazy star forming nebulous regions of the Southern Hemisphere skies, snapping simple foregrounds with my favorite human bean @jordynschedler on some of our adventures, and a return to the dreamscape genre that I’ve contributed to over the years.
Being out under the night sky makes you confront the infinity of our universe and that can have a seriously profound impact on the way you think and your perspectives- it sure has for me 😌 And I believe my life is much better for it. Many of the images I’ve created over the years are a product of some sort of appreciation for the good the night sky has done in my life and a passion to inspire others to seek out their own journey under the stars, out in nature, or just be inspired enough to start enjoying and pursuing the things they personally find interesting- and the personal journey and transformation along the way. And I miss the days when I used to create with that in mind. It’s about time to come back.
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1. Look At me
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1. Wake up
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1. Sweet sweet https://twitter.com/oloading1/status/1248377258458267656 …
One of the many advantages of living in Gila County is that even during a stay-at-home order, you can still be surrounded by beauty. Just look up! 🌙
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