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Post by owlice » Wed May 25, 2011 8:40 am

22° Halo with Sundog
Copyright: Jorge Amorim, Lusófona University of Lisbon
[attachment=6]halo.jpg[/attachment]

Galactic Dreamer
http://www.AstroArn.com
Copyright: Robert Arn
[attachment=5]galactic dreamer.jpg[/attachment]

Touchdown!
http://physics.gmu.edu/~hgeller/observatory.html
Copyright: Greg Redfern
[attachment=4]touchdown.jpg[/attachment]
The last major mechanical component of George Mason University's new 32-inch telescope gently touches down on its new mount. Using a huge crane the telescope pedestal, fork mount andtelescope tube - all weighing over two tons - were individually hoisted 10 stories above the street and moved to the interior of the dome. Final fitting of these components will be accomplished in the next few weeks. ~ Greg Redfern
ISS-Endeavour Transit
Copyright: Maximilian Teodorescu
iss transit may 22, 2011.jpg
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Roll Clouds over Merignac (Gironde, France)
http://www.cidehom.com/
Copyright: Patrick Babayou
[attachment=2]apod-roll clouds - p.babayou.jpg[/attachment]

Cepheus Trio
http://www.tvdavisastropics.com/astroim ... 0000cf.htm
Labeled: http://www.tvdavisastropics.com/astroim ... 0000d0.htm
Copyright: Thomas V. Davis
[attachment=1]CepheusMosaic.jpg[/attachment]
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Post by owlice » Wed May 25, 2011 9:07 am

Atomic Sunset and Mammatus Clouds
Copyright: Perry Lee Gordon
[attachment=4]pict0004.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 7822 Narrow Band (SII/Ha/OIII plus NII)
http://www.lostvalleyobservatory.com/page42ngc7822/
Copyright: Keith Quattrocchi
[attachment=3]ngc7822nbkbq.jpg[/attachment]

22° Halo over Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Copyright: Steve Peters
[attachment=2]halo over mission san luis obispo 052211 lr.jpg[/attachment]

Milky Way over Kuala Lumpur
http://www.insightphotostudio.com
Copyright: Gradient Lok
[attachment=1]milkyway in city 6mp.jpg[/attachment]

Five Planets
Copyright: Jean-Luc Gaubicher
[attachment=0]quad conj.jpg[/attachment]
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Post by owlice » Wed May 25, 2011 9:42 am

Star Trails over Austria
http://tinyurl.com/3tbjvj6
Copyright: Thomas Laiminger
[attachment=3]star trails.jpg[/attachment]

ISS-Endeavour Cross the Hα Sun
http://www.fobos.es
Copyright: Jesús Carmona de Argila
[attachment=2]sol230511.gif[/attachment]

Rosette Nebula Panel
http://www.astroccd.eu/images/rosette-LRVBpanel100.jpg
Copyright: Philippe Bernhard
[attachment=1]rosette-lrvbpanel50.jpg[/attachment]

East Coast at Night
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/v ... itter-iotd
Copyright: ISS Expedition 27 Crew Transferring the AMS
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/ima ... 07444.html
Copyright: NASA
[attachment=0]ISS.jpg[/attachment]
In the grasp of the International Space Station's Canadarm2, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) is transferred from space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay for installation on the station's starboard truss.
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Post by dmkdmkdmk » Wed May 25, 2011 1:55 pm

Some new staff from Mount Nageli, Switzerland:

Mount Nageli: Moon panorama
http://www.kplan.ch
Copyright: David Kaplan Mount Nageli: Churfirsten clouds
http://www.kplan.ch
Copyright: David Kaplan Mount Nageli: Stars over the Alps
http://www.kplan.ch
Copyright: David Kaplan Mount Nageli: Churfirsten in moonlight
http://www.kplan.ch
Copyright: David Kaplan Mount Nageli: Moonshine
http://www.kplan.ch
Copyright: David Kaplan

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Post by mfortsm » Wed May 25, 2011 2:57 pm

Every night has been the same thing. Tornados and lightning that I have never seen at such strong strength. Been unable to open the observatory so decided to point to the skys anyway. Using a DSLR and tripod I took this with a one second exposure looking west from north of Van Buren, AR. I am located about 90 miles as the crow flys south of Joplin, MO. This storm was taking place at about 0900 local 05/23/2011. Now I know what the bird must feel like in a turkey shoot
Mike Holloway
Holloway Comet Observatory
Van Buren, AR
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Post by owlice » Wed May 25, 2011 3:16 pm

I get a kick out of the roll cloud image, because the lamp posts and the clouds line up so nicely; it looks as though the lamp posts are supporting each cloud!
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Post by Efrain Morales » Wed May 25, 2011 7:45 pm

Saturn with its NED (Serpent Storm) is still quite active churning up materials from down under the surface.

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Post by JohnD » Wed May 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Some recnt pictures from Mars Express look interesting.
Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus in Tharsis.
The original pictures from orbit:
http://download.esa.int/images/marsexpr ... oli_H1.jpg
Or 3D perspective reconstructions:
http://download.esa.int/images/marsexpr ... oli_H1.jpg

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Post by dParlevliet » Thu May 26, 2011 10:00 am

Two Rocks
http://www.dp-photographic.com
Copyright: David Parlevliet
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Two Rocks is small town on the coast of Western Australia. One of the two rocks, a limestone outcrop, is shone as the focal point for this timelapse. The timelapse itself runs from shortly after sunset for about three hours.
The camera was set with a fixed exposure, using what I could remember from the original Two Rocks shoot last year. The camera was triggered to take a photo every 21s and each exposure was 20s long. So you can get an idea how many photographs you can take in 3 hours while doing a timelapse!

Each frame was then colour balanced, cropped and compiled into the video you see here. The constellation Orion is visible as it crosses the frame. For the second half of the video the photographs have been stacked to show the expanding star trails.

Cheers,
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Post by owlice » Thu May 26, 2011 10:54 am

M31, Andromeda Galaxy, and Cepheid M31_V1
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M31-BYU.html
Credit and copyright: Michael Joner and David Laney (BYU), image acquisition; image processing: Robert Gendler M13: Globular Cluster in Hercules
http://www.starkeeper.it/M13.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
[attachment=2]M13.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 4565: The Needle Galaxy
http://www.sfu.ca/~trottier/observatory.html
Copyright: Howard Trottier
[attachment=1]Trottier-NGC4565.jpg[/attachment]

Lenticular Cloud over Clayton, CA
Copyright: Stan Mrowka
[attachment=0]110417_Clayton,CA_USA_Lenticular_Cloud.jpg[/attachment]
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Post by JohnD » Thu May 26, 2011 7:10 pm

David, Two Rocks,

Very original! LIked it a lot.
IMHO better to continue the timelapse without star trails.
What illuminates the rock?

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Post by dParlevliet » Fri May 27, 2011 1:28 am

Hi John,
I must admit I was milking the images for all they were worth - for the star trail section it is actually 'resetting' to about an hour after sunset. Orion jumps back up the sky a fair way.
The beach itself was fairly dark but within about 400m of the town. It is a very small town so there really isn't much light. But the few sodium vapour lamps around the harbour were more than enough to light up the rock.

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Post by owlice » Fri May 27, 2011 10:16 am

Great White Whale Eats Dog!
http://forum.moonzoo.org/index.php?topic=610.0
http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/lroc/view_lroc/ ... 11456730LE
Credit: NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO); found by Moon Zoo user Tom128 M83: Spiral Galaxy in Hydra
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M83-HST-Gendler.html
Copyright: Hubble Legacy Archive, data; Robert Gendler, mosaic assembly and processing When Planet Meets Star: Saturn and Porrima
http://www.jwestlake.com
Copyright: Jimmy Westlake
[attachment=0]Saturn-Porrima 052511.jpg[/attachment]

The Milky Way at Tera-electronvolt Energies
Credit and copyright: H.E.S.S. collaboration, Fabio Acero, Henning Gast
[attachment=2]HESS_MilkyWay.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]HESS_MilkyWay_with_labels.jpg[/attachment]
The photograph was taken at the site of the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) in the Khomas Highlands of Namibia. The silhouette of one of the four Cherenkov telescopes that make up H.E.S.S. guides the eye towards the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Superimposed on the photograph is a view of our galaxy in a completely different energy range: H.E.S.S. detects photons with energies more than 100 billion times higher than those making up the light perceptible to the human eye. To detect these energetic photons, H.E.S.S. employs cameras with very sensitive photodetectors to look for the ultra-short flashes of light that are emitted when they interact with Earth's atmosphere.

Many of the sources seen at these extreme energies are linked to the violent processes at the end of the life cycle of stars. Some of them are also remarkably large: The diameters of the most extended sources seen in this picture are more than twice that of the full moon. ~ Henning Gast
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Post by owlice » Fri May 27, 2011 10:22 am

Plaque and Prominences
http://www.galacticimages.com
Copyright: John Chumack
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Post by owlice » Sat May 28, 2011 7:44 am

The Sky from Rodna Mountains
http://skyphotographers.com/e/scenice/scenice57.htm
Copyright: Alex Conu and Cristina Tinta
[attachment=2]sky.jpg[/attachment]

Starry Starry Moon
http://moonposter.wikispaces.com/file/v ... y-moon.jpg
Credit: NASA (Clementine Spacecraft); image editor: John Moore
[attachment=1]starrymoon.jpg[/attachment]

M81 & Holmberg IX in UV
http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.1632
Copyright: Erik Hoversten
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Post by marcelozurita » Sun May 29, 2011 3:00 am

4 Planets And The Moon In João Pessoa
http://www.panoramio.com/user/marcelozurita
Copyright: Marcelo Zurita
[attachment=0]planets and moon.jpg[/attachment]
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