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Post by owlice » Sun May 15, 2011 12:21 pm

Planets over Malaysia
astronomytechnology.blogspot.com
Copyright: Shahrin Ahmad
[attachment=4]14may2011.jpg[/attachment]

Widefield of Southwest Gemini: Jellyfish Nebula, IC443 and Open Clusters of M35/NGC 2158
Copyright: Mark Johnston
[attachment=3]JellyFishNebulaAndM35WideField_forApod.jpg[/attachment]

Dancing in Space: M81 and M82 in Ursa Major
http://www.astrogades.es/index.php?nodo ... ure&id=721
Copyright: Jesús Vargas (Astrogades) & Maritxu Poyal (Maritxu)
[attachment=2]m81-m82-ifn-web-1550.jpg[/attachment]

Virga
http://www.ancientstarlight.com/Virga.html
Copyright: Drew Sullivan LBN 762, MBM13, and LBN 753 in Aries
http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member ... aries.html
Copyright: Eric J. Zbinden
[attachment=1]LBN762 and 753 Eric J. Zbinden.jpg[/attachment]

Solar Prominence
http://www.galacticimages.com
Copyright: John Chumack
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Post by owlice » Sun May 15, 2011 12:30 pm

Milky Way at Double Arch
http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldpaint/ ... 614976024/
Copyright: Brad Goldpaint
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Post by owlice » Mon May 16, 2011 4:13 am

Earth's Location in the Universe
Very large and definitely worth it image here
Credit: Andrew Colvin NGC 1499: California Nebula
http://aasdlh.zenfolio.com/p84745907/hd09f5e0#h261e78fa
Copyright: Tom Nelson
[attachment=2]cv_combinefilesexcavgdd200085cs45rs2.jpg[/attachment]

Vdb Ha 37 Vela Remnant
http://astronomiapampeana.com.ar/
Copyright: Leonardo Julio Big Dipper in a Wheat Field
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danicaxete/
Copyright: Dani Caxete
[attachment=1]DSC_1918.jpg[/attachment]

Chameleon Molecular Cloud
Copyright: Yuri Beletsky
[attachment=0]chameleon_hr.jpg[/attachment]

Planets over San Antonio
http://www.astronomymark.com/conjunction.htm
Copyright: Mark S. Jones
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Post by owlice » Mon May 16, 2011 10:32 am

Milky Way, Moonset and Compass Rose
http://www.danikxt.com.es
Copyright: Dani Caxete
[attachment=1]DSC_1926.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 3372: Carina Nebula
http://astronomiapampeana.com.ar/foto/70/NGC-3372.html
Copyright: Leonardo Julio Milky Way over Ottertail Lake
http://aasdlh.zenfolio.com/p84745907/hd09f5e0#hd09f5e0
Copyright: Tom Nelson
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Post by Andrea Ferrari » Mon May 16, 2011 12:20 pm

NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula
Large version Astrogallery http://www.bricioledicielo.blogspot.com/
Copyright: Andrea Ferrari

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Post by Ann » Tue May 17, 2011 12:36 am

There are many very beautiful images here. I was particularly moved by Dani Caxete's Big Dipper in a wheat field. The Big Dipper and Polaris are spectacular in the moonlit sky over the wheat field. Although the Big Dipper is an asterism that is flying apart, there is still something "primordial" about this picture. It's no wonder that the Big Dipper has been an incredibly important "star-shape" in the sky, probably for thousands of years, for all peoples living in the Earth's northern hemisphere.

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Post by simdan42 » Tue May 17, 2011 3:09 am

Space Shuttle Endeavor on the launch pad the morning of it's launch. Seen above the launch pad is Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Mars. Taken at the Kennedy Space Center Saturn V VIP viewing area.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o286 ... uyAPOD.jpg

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Post by lodrigj » Wed May 18, 2011 8:38 am

M81, Bode's Galaxy
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Post by jarzynabogdan » Thu May 19, 2011 5:20 am

IC 1396 (Elephant Trunk Nebula) region in Cepheus

ProLine FLI 16803, FSQ 106 EDXIII, AP Mach1GTO
Ha, SII, OIII (16,5h) sub-frame 1800s
Luczanowice, Poland
http://www.starrysite.com/pliki/galeria ... rysite.jpg

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Post by owlice » Thu May 19, 2011 12:29 pm

IC 4603 IC 4604 IC 4605 Rho Ophiuchi Nebula
http://astronomiapampeana.com.ar/foto/7 ... ebula.html
Copyright: Leonardo Julio NGC 4725: Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Copyright: Stefano Conti
[attachment=2]NGC-4725-LRGB-rid.jpg[/attachment]

The Sky of Saturn
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31678681@N ... hotostream
Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Sciences Institute, acquisition; Mike Malaska, processing
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The Great Hercules Cluster
http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/Hyperion/obj ... 3_ing.html
Copyright: Antonio Pérez Lightning Storm over Lisbon
http://www.astrosurf.com/astroarte/Ligh ... on-net.jpg
Copyright: Miguel Claro
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Post by Tamas Abraham » Thu May 19, 2011 5:20 pm

Faces of a cloudy moonrise
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/
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Post by Ann » Thu May 19, 2011 6:04 pm

The Saturn picture is fascinating, but I don't understand it. Are those black things the rings? Why are they so opaque? Why do we see what looks like the gently curving outline of a planet below the rings(?) and what looks like swirling clouds above them? Why are the clouds so blue?

I would love to get an explanation!

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Post by owlice » Thu May 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Ann wrote:I would love to get an explanation!

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You didn't find the explanation at the link satisfactory?
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Post by owlice » Thu May 19, 2011 10:04 pm

M104: Sombrero Galaxy
http://www.malagon.webs.com
Copyright: Carlos Malagón
[attachment=3]M104carlosmalagon.jpg[/attachment]

Stop and Go go go!!!
http://gatorchaser.net/shuttle/endeavor ... 2_crop.jpg
Copyright: Bill Drelling
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Barnard 20
http://www.glitteringlights.com
Copyright: Marco Lorenzi
[attachment=1]snake_rgb_2000.jpg[/attachment]

Five Planets
http://www.users.on.net/simsg
Copyright: Geoff Sims
[attachment=0]20110513-APOD2.jpg[/attachment]

Lagoon Triffid et al WISE Mosaic
http://tas.astroshots.net/gallery2/main ... temId=5994
Credit: WISE, image acquisition; Teri Smoot, processing NGC 5907: Splinter Galaxy
http://www.feraphotography.com/AM14/Ngc5907.html
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Post by owlice » Fri May 20, 2011 4:32 am

Uranus and Jupiter Rising over Endeavour Launch Pad
http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa4 ... C08874.jpg
Copyright: Eric Barnhill
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Dark Doodad Nebula and NGC 4372
http://astronomiapampeana.com.ar/foto/7 ... C-4372.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Julio
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Abell 1656: Coma Cluster of Galaxies
http://www.photonhunter.at/Abell1656_full.html
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Post by Ann » Fri May 20, 2011 4:57 pm

owlice wrote:
Ann wrote:I would love to get an explanation!

Ann
You didn't find the explanation at the link satisfactory?
Well, I should have checked out the link, of course. Actually I found the explanation a little hard to grasp:
Image is a detail-enhanced infrared composite of [MT3, MT2, CB2 images]. The methane transmission filters are narrowband filters that show reflected light at wavelengths that would normally be absorbed by methane. In using this processing, cloud layers that are white have minimal methane absorbtion and are thus higher cloud decks in Saturn's atmosphere. Cloud layers that appear deeper blue (so less MT3 and MT2 but more continuous band infrared radiation) are deeper cloud decks since the methane absorbances are stronger (thus darker in those methane absorbing wavelengths).
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Post by Ann » Fri May 20, 2011 5:16 pm

Marco Lorenzi, I love your Barned 20 image. I'm too lazy to check out which part of the dark cloud is actually Barnard 20, but I much enjoy seeing the Snake nebula at the center of the image. And of course, delightful blue star Theta Ophiuchi (the brightest of the blue stars here) gets a lot of attention!

Geoff Sims, that's a great image. What a conjunction of planets! And I love the colors here. The planets reflect whitely and brightly in the water, while the sky above is dark blue, except for the very orange "ribbon of light" at the horizon.

Bob Fera and Jon Talbot, I enjoy your galaxies. Both are exactly the colors that I expect from NGC 5907 and NGC 4565.

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