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#UMPlus - IC 1954
The spiral galaxy IC 1954 covers the entire field of view in an image taken by the instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy, which is approximately 45 million light-years from the Milky Way, is located in the direction of the Horologium constellation and is about 50,000 light-years across. IC 1954 features a bright central bar and lazily meandering spiral arms dotted with.....
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Pew pew! Here's a pic of the #MilkyWay I took a few years ago from ESO's Paranal Observatory in #Chile. The four yellow lines are lasers from the Very Large Telescope –– we use them to excite sodium atoms high up in the atmosphere, creating artificial "stars" that allow us to correct atmospheric turbulence and get very sharp images.

Occasionally we also use the lasers to play with cats on other planets 🐱

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An image of the night sky sprinkled with thousands of stars. A bright orange band crosses the image diagonally like a river, split in two by a central dark band of dust. Many other thin dusty filaments fill up the image, like smoke. Bright nebulae with vivid colours like yellow or magenta are spread throughout the image. Four bright yellow lasers appear from the bottom, converging towards a point at the centre of the image.

#UMPlus - V* V2423 Ori
This Image taken by the Very Large Telescope shows the young stellar object V* V2423 Ori, located in the Messier 42 Orion Nebula. It is the sharpest image ever taken of this object. The wavy magenta structure is a stellar phenomenon known as Herbig-Haro, a jet of matter called HH 524 that is ejected near the star and takes on a peculiar shape. Very young stars are often surrounded by disks o #astrophysics #astrophotography

We finally made it! This is the result of a group of 15 amateur astronomers (which I am part of) who have shared their data in an effort to get as much data on this pair of galaxies as possible. The result is over 400h of exposure time (where over 200 are in narrow band Hydrogen-Alpha).

This allowed us to create the deepest and most detailed image of M81 and M82 probably done by amateur astronomers ever! The red, faint Hydrogen "exploding" outwards from Messier 82 is truly a sight to be seen.

For more details and a full-resolution image check the my website or the official AstroBin post:

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#UMPlus - Galaxy swarm
A field of galaxies crowds this image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, along with bright stars capped with Webb's characteristic six-pointed diffraction spikes. The large spiral galaxy at the base of this image is cataloged as LEDA 2046648, and is accompanied by a somewhat smaller galaxy called SDSSCGB 45689.6. In addition, the field of view shows a carpet of.....
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#UMPlus - Ka 364
Ka 364 is a jellyfish-type galaxy, astronomers call galaxies that leave material behind as they move through space. Either because they rotate rapidly or because they travel at high speeds, which may be due to interactions or gravitational tugs from a nearby cluster of galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope image shows Ka 364 displaying dust, gas and star calvings turned into.....
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#UMPlus - RCW 24
RCW 24 has this designation because at first it was confused with an HII region, later it was discovered that it was a planetary nebula, so it was cataloged as PN G258.5-01.3. It is a type I bipolar planetary nebula, which is located in the direction of the Puppis Constellation and is located at a distance of about 3,260 light years from Earth, the estimated distance has a fairly large margin of.....
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#UMPlus - Menzel 4
Menzel 4, also known as PN Mz 4, is a distant galaxy located in the direction of the Tucana Constellation. The Menzel Catalog was compiled in 1922 by Dr. Donald Howard Menzel when he was 21 years old while studying the Norma Constellation in the southern hemisphere. This catalog initially consisted of three planetary nebulae, now well known to all amateur astronomers. Later they were included.....
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Aurora from just outside Tucson, Arizona.

Colors enhanced to bring out structure.

This was just _barely_ visible with the naked eye, like a tiny hint of red in area with light pollution (yellow-ish in the picture).

Equipment: Nikon D750 w/ Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
Settings: ISO 400, f/1.8, 30s

#astrophotography #aurora #northernlights #solarstorm
Nighttime desert landscape with two triangular mountains in the distance, and a hill-slope in the foreground; there's a distinct purple aurora visible.

#UMPlus - UGC 2890
The somewhat amorphous spiral galaxy UGC 2890 is shown edge-on in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, which was used for research on type II supernovae, exploring the vicinity of such supernovae to discover the ages and masses of stars in the neighborhood. Bright foreground stars also appear in the image, covering the field of view. This galaxy is.....
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My first post! I’m sharing photos I processed for this winter’s NASA Data Challenge of the pillars of creation. The photos were made editing Spitzer Data. The Spitzer takes photos in infrared so hot/warm gases and dust is visible. 💫 #astronomy #astrophotography #astrophysics #Space #art

I see some new faces from the #TwitterMigration so here's an #introduction for the newcomers.

Hi! I'm an astronomer and science communicator at the European Southern Observatory. I used to work in #Chile with big telescopes like the one below (I'm also an avid astrophotographer!) but now I work full time in #scicomm as ESO Media Officer in #Germany.

So follow (at your own risk 😅 ) for cool #astronomy news and #astrophotography
A long exposure night image showing a telescope dome in front of a starry background. The telescope is shooting four yellow-ish laser beams, and the dome is partially bathed in that yellow light. In the background, the density of stars is higher in some areas: part of the Milky Way and two smaller smudges, the Magellanic Clouds.

#UMPlus - Gum 21
The Gum Catalog contains data referring to 85 nebulae visible from the southern hemisphere, which was compiled in 1955 by Australian astronomer Colin Stanley Gum using the Mount Stromlo Observatory. Entry 21 in this catalog is Gum 21, a small annular nebula surrounding the stars RW 14 and HD 76556. This cloud and its associated stars lie in the same direction as the.....
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The Sagittarius Dwarf Tidal Stream
Credits: David Martinez-Delgado, MPIA, IAC
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The Sagittarius Dwarf Tidal Stream

The Flame (NGC 2024) and Horsehead Nebula (IC 434)

I've added 40 minutes more exposure time to this, which was my first image with a new telescope, an Astro-Tech AT115EDT 115mm APO triplet refractor.

This is 70x60s exposures.

Neither night was perfect — clouds the first and poor seeing the next. Still, I'm happy!

On AstroBin:

#astrophotography #astronomy #space #nebula #photography #astrodon #astronomy #astrophotography #space #mastoart
The Horsehead Nebula and the Flame Nebula in a field of starts. A dark cloud in the shape of a horse’s head set again a lane of red dust, with a bright start to its left. Below that bright star in the frame is the Flame Nebula, dark tendrils against a light orange/brown cloud reminiscent of flame.

The Sombrero Galaxy - New Image!

The Sombrero Galaxy, or Messier 104, is an odd galaxy, roughly 31 million light years from Earth.
This family of stars is noted for its massive brightly lit center, surrounded by dark, intricate lanes of dark dust.

#astrophotography #astronomy #galaxy #M104 #SombreroGalaxy #science #space #telescopes #AmateurAstronomy #TelescopeLive
The Sombrero Galaxy, looking like a reddish flying saucer, surrounded by a black band.

Cometa C/2022 E3 (ZTF), imagen sin comentar.
Cometa C/2022 E3 (ZTF), imagen comentada.

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A band of clouds lessens the colour here. But the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus is something to behold. #nunavut #arctic #Astrophotography #photography
Venus and Jupiter brush against each other, well appear quite close together. Foreshore ice jumbles in the foreground. The sound is frozen and snow covered. The St. George’s Society Cliffs peak in the left side of the image. The sky is an indigo at the top lightening as you approach the horizon. Light pink wavy clouds complete the scene.

#UMPlus - Reflection nebula VdB 125
VdB 125, seen here in an excellent image by astronomer Astrophotography by Emil Ivanov, is a very faint reflection nebula. The illuminating star in this cloud is HD 182830 of magnitude 8.08 and spectral type F0 E, the larger of two stars that shine together in the direction of the Constellation Aquila. HD 182830's companion is HD 182866 at least bright, with magnitude 8.25 and.....
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#UMPlus - Messier 78 By Tony Hallas
The image of Astronomer Tony Hallas shows Messier 78, also cataloged as NGC 2068, is a reflection nebula located in the Orion constellation. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his popular catalog of diffuse objects that same year. M78 is the diffuse nebula of brighter reflection of a group of nebulae that includes NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and.....
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Night skies are getting 9.6% brighter every year as light pollution erases #stars for everyone.

The situation is dire for astronomers, astrophotographers, and everyone else who is interested in looking up and taking a look at the tranguility of the ocean of stars.

The stars in the sky taught us #mathematics and #physics, but now we are collectively forgetting its beauty.

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Part of the starry sky seen as pristine and from a light-polluted area.

#UMPlus - Caldwell 58
Caldwell 58, also cataloged as NGC 2360 and Melotte 64 among other designations, is popularly known as the Caroline Cluster, Caroline's Cluster in English. This name was coined because it was discovered by the German astronomer Caroline Hershel on February 26, 1783. Caldwell 58 is located at a distance of about 3,700 light years from Earth and is located in the direction of the.....
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#UMPlus - NGC 7
NGC 7 is a barred spiral galaxy shown edge-on from our perspective. It is located in the direction of the Sculptor Constellation. Like other visible objects in the sky, its observation is best with peripheral vision, without looking directly at it. It lies so far south in the sky that it is difficult to see from populated regions on Earth since it never rises more than 17º above the horizon. NGC 7 is.....
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#UMPlus - PK 009+05 1
The Universe is full of mysterious objects. Many of them are as strange as they are beautiful. Among these objects are planetary nebulae, they are probably one of the most fascinating objects to behold in the night sky. No other type of object has such a wide variety of shapes and structures. The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a stunning image of PK 009+05 1, a planetary nebula in the.....
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Edit: Happened as predicted! 🥳


Breakup expected in the vicinity of Rouen, France. Possibly visible throughout France, England, and Belgium. #Astrophotography people get ready! #Aurora watchers set those cameras up! #Space enthusiasts won't want to miss this! See the #Sar2667 hashtag for more info #asteroid

In 2 days will be the 10th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk asteroid event on Feb. 15, 2013, at 03:20 UTC.

Clouds are rare in the Atacama Desert, but they can be very photogenic. I took this pic a few years ago while working at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. While checking our all-sky camera I saw a lunar halo, so I rushed outside with my camera.

Here you see the Very Large Telescope (VLT), which consists of four 8.2m Unit Telescopes (one of them equipped with lasers) and four 1.8m Auxiliary Telescopes. In the background there's the VLT Survey Telescope.

#astronomy #astrophotography #astrodon
A night long-exposure image of an astronomical observatory. The Moon is up in the sky, at the centre, surrounded by a halo over a blue sky partially covered with cirrus. Because it's a long-exposure the image looks as if it was taken during dayime. In the bottom third several telescope domes can be seen; four orange lasers emerge from one them.

Hello #fediverse! Today the sun is acting up! Just recently, there was a X-class solar flare being unleashed from #sunspot #AR3217 (see annotation on image). It could cause shortwave radio #blackouts in the region of South America (source: Know anyone affected?

#solar #sun #astrodon #astronomy #astrophotography #mastodonpr
Image of sunspots in the Sun.
Space Weather image showing possible shortwave blackouts in South America due to X-class solar flare unleashed from sunspot AR3217.

Luna mineral.

Esta luna, de colores saturados, revela los depósitos de minerales que se encuentran en su superficie. No se ven a simple vista porque son muy tenues.

La segunda imagen es como se ve "normalmente" sin los colores saturados.

La imagen está compuesta por un mosaico de 5 fotos individuales.

Equipo: Dobson 8" + Barlow 2x + Canon T2i
Editado en @GIMP

#Astrofotografía #AstroPhotography #Astrodon #AstronomíaDel3erMundo
Luna mineral
Luna "normal"

#UMPlus - Caldwell 52
Aldwell 52, also cataloged as NGC 4697 and seen here in a Hubble Space Telescope image, is a supergiant elliptical galaxy located in the direction of the constellation Virgo and lies at a distance of about 40 million light-years from the Via milky It was the first object visible from Earth's southern hemisphere added to the Caldwell Catalog. Observable from both hemispheres, it is.....
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