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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.

As of March 2023, 72 #women have flown in #space.

Of these, 44 have worked on the International Space Station as long-duration expedition crewmembers, as visitors on space shuttle assembly flights, or as space flight participants on short-duration missions.

Learn more about these inspiring pioneers from around the world: #science #history #HistoryRemix
The first woman to orbit the Earth, Valentina V. Tereshkova, before boarding her Vostok 6 capsule for her historic spaceflight. Photo: NASA Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first Black woman in space, works in the Spacelab module during the STS-47 Spacelab-J mission. Credit: NASA
Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in space, enjoys playing the flute in her spare time during the STS-56 mission. Credit: NASA Tamara E. Jernigan during the STS-96 spacewalk. Credit: NASA

SDO Saw Only a Partial Eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory observed a partial eclipse that at its peak covered only about 14 per cent of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.

Credits: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

Instrument: Atmosphere Imaging Assembly (AIA)
Mission: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Tags: Sun
#space #NASA #JPL #photography #astronomy #astrodon

Today Perseverance arrived at some really intriguing bands of fine grained rocks. They are part of the "Curvilinear Unit" and thought to be ancient sand bars.
Interactive version of the panorama:
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Simeon Schmauß
#Perseverance #NASA #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

See that thing 3/4 back there at the center? That's #Ingenuity, waiting for #Perseverance to take a picture of it with its 110mm MastcamZ telephoto lens.

Processed, cropped NAVCAM LEFT+RIGHT+LEFT for parallel and cross-eyed 3D viewing
RMC: 34.5120, Sol: 721, LMST: 14:17:43
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

#Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

In 1977, NASA began looking for women astronauts.

Sally Ride spotted an ad about it in the Stanford school newspaper & applied. She was one of six women chosen.

In 1983, Ride became the first American woman to travel into #space. Her role as a mission specialist was to work a robotic arm to move satellites.

Ride went on to teach at UC San Diego & worked to promote women & girls in STEM. She also wrote children’s books about exploring space. #HistoryRemix
Mission specialist Sally Ride, the first American woman sent into space, totes her own luggage following her arrival at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Bettmann

I keep getting lost in this gif.

You can see Ganymede's shadow cause an eclipse on Europa. Great work from Christopher Go.

#Astrodon #Astronomy #Jupiter #Space

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

Gracias por ayudarnos a llegar a la Luna, Katherine Johnson 🔭🚀🌔 #katherinejohnson #luna #espacio #matematica #space

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

The #MarsHelicopter should be visible at its 44th landing location from #Perseverance at location RMC 34.0000, if my localization is approximately correct. Dark areas in the map are not visible by the rover.

#Mars2020 #NASA #Solarocks #Space

New location estimate for #Perseverance on Sol 715, approximately 190m to the north. New site, RMC 34.0000.

The estimate is based on just one NAVCAM mosaic (follows in thread) whose FOV shows on the map; #Ingenuity should be located straight ahead.

The estimated may change as more images are downlinked. This post will then be edited.

#Mars2020 #NASA #Solarocks #Space

NASA's Curiosity Rover just found the Rock of Love on Mars and wanted to share it with all of us on Earth! 🤎

Full size image:

#Mars #Space #Spacetodon #Astrodon #Solarocks #Astronomy #Love
In this image the Rover is showing the image of a heart shaped rock! Typical rusty colour that you would expect on the surface of the red planet.

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

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.

El Sol acaba de tener una llamarada solar clase X1.1

"An impulsive X1.1 solar flare was just observed around AR 3217 in the southeast quadrant at 15:48 UTC (Feb 11). The quick rising flare does not appear to be eruptive. AR 3217 is magnetically complex and will remain a threat for noteworthy solar flares as the day goes on" Fuente: SolarHam

Y abajo, la alerta de NOAA:

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01
Serial Number: 124
Issue Time: 2023 Feb 11 1611 UTC

SUMMARY: X-ray Event exceeded X1
Begin Time: 2023 Feb 11 1540 UTC
Maximum Time: 2023 Feb 11 1548 UTC
End Time: 2023 Feb 11 1554 UTC
X-ray Class: X1.1
Optical Class: 2b
Location: S08E39
NOAA Scale: R3 - Strong

Potential Impacts: Area of impact consists of large portions of the sunlit side of Earth, strongest at the sub-solar point.
Radio - Wide area blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication for about an hour.

#sol #sun #space #spaceweather #climaespacial #noaa #solarham #radio #blackout #solarflare #astronomy #astronomía

📦 Nachschub wird angedockt! 🚀🛰️ #ISS #Progress #NASA #Roscosmos #space

I love Phobos over Mars!

You can see Timbuktu Crater and Aurorae Chaos on the top right.

Full size image with tags:

Map of the area:

Colourised image created using data processed from

Mission: ESA Mars Express
Orbit 17436
Instrument: HRSC
Time: 2017-10-09 22:33:44
Product ID: HH436_0000_S23

#Phobos #Mars #Space #Spacetodon #Astrodon #Solarocks #Astronomy
In this image we can see Phobos the potato shape satellite over Mars. Colours are the rusty yellowish of the Mars surface and Phobos is quite greyish. Half of the image is on the night side and Phobos is over the terminator. Mars terrain is very interesting, showing off craters, canyons and some clouds on the top.

Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter's North

Striking atmospheric features in Jupiter's northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstad/Sean Doran © CC NC SA

Instrument: JunoCam
Mission: Juno
Tags: Jupiter
#space #NASA #JPL #photography #astronomy #astrodon

#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.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#UMPlus - The uncertain history of NGC 6
Theoretically NGC 6 is a lenticular galaxy located in the direction of the Andromeda Constellation. Six significant galaxies appear in this image from the Digited Sky Survey, NGC 13 is a spiral galaxy located at a distance of about 220 million light-years from the Milky Way that was discovered by William Herschel on November 26, 1790. NGC 19 is a incorrectly listed spiral and.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#UMPlus - IC 2810
This image taken independently by the two cameras installed on the Hubble Space Telescope, superimposed and processed, shows two twin galaxies of different sizes but the same structures. They have been called IC 2810 and IC 2810b although they have totally different designations in other catalogues. The two galaxies are interacting and are perturbed by the.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#UMPlus - Sh2-215 by Peter Goodhew
The nebula that we see in the image has been included by Stewart Sharpless in his popular catalog of emission nebulae with entry number 215. Sh2-215 is a hydrogen-alpha emission nebula, it is located in the direction of the Constellation of Perseus and It is located at a distance of 652 light years from the Solar System. However, despite being classified as an.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

The weather in Jezero, Mars, according to the MEDA instrument onboard #Perseverance.

Temperatures averaged between -85 and -19°C during the past week; average air pressure kept rising.

Air density minimum continued rising slowly and is now above 0.015kg/m3, which allows #Ingenuity to fly in low gear.

#MarsWeather #Mars2020 #NASA #solarocks #Space

This is amazing. NASA commissioned a microgravity compatible espresso machine for the International Space Station (to make ISSpresso, obviously), and to stop the astronaut having to drink espresso from a closed container with a straw, a bunch of NASA volunteers designed the Space Cup, so the crema bubbles could be seen and the coffee smelled even in microgravity. And I've just been sent one in the post. That's Samantha Cristoforetti drinking from it in the ISS cupola. #ISS #Space #Coffee
pointed plastic cup with lip - a space cup
Astonaut Samantha Cristoforetti drinking from the space cup in the International Space Station

British Rail was the state-owned company which ran the UK's railway network from 1948 to 1997. It didn't do anything else, just trains and public transport.

Inexplicably, in 1973 it patented a nuclear fusion-powered flying saucer with an artificial gravity generator, creating a graviton field using high energy electrons.

Here's the patent:

Here's an in-depth look at the whole bizarre situation:

#Space #Spaceflight #Tech #PublicTransport
Diagram taken from the British Rail flying saucer patent document, showing the cross section of a flying saucer with various parts numbered.

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