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Found Images: 2013 March

Post by owlice » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:40 am


Have you seen a great image or video somewhere that you think would make a great APOD? Nominate it for APOD! Please post as much information here as you have about the image/video with a link to any source(s) for it you know of here, and the editors will take a look.

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by starsurfer » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:23 am

vdB24
http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im1108.html
Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)

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Zoom into Orion - Miguel Claro

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:29 pm

Beautiful Astrophoto: Zoom Into Orion
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2013 Mar 01
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A poster with a progression of images from Cape Espichel, Sesimbra in Portugal.
Left is a wide field starscape, center is Orion’s deep sky objects and right is
a closeup of M42 (annotated). (Credit and copyright: Miguel Claro)

Here’s an awesome sequence of images from skyscape photographer Miguel Claro. These images were captured from Cape Espichel, Sesimbra, Portugal, about 40 km away from Lisbon. This triple sequence poster contains a beautiful widefield view of the well-known winter constellations visible from the northern hemisphere; then a zoom in to focus on Orion; then Claro zooms in even more to find the Great Orion Nebula M42 and M43.

Claro took a single shot for each image with a DSLR camera, using between 10, 35 and 300 mm. “To do this work I´ve used the incredible Vixen Polarie mounting travel, to avoid the Earth rotation, and a Canon 60Da, a camera sensitive to the infrared/H-alpha wavelengths,” Claro said.

http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?p=193824#p193824
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IDA: Losing the Dark

Post by bystander » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:13 pm

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Losing the Dark - a Public Service Announcement on Light Pollution
International Dark-Sky Association | 2013 Feb 27

Losing the Night: New Video Highlights Problems of Light Pollution
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2013 Feb 27
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Post by Sergio » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:55 pm

NGC 7217 in Andromeda - Capella Observatory


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The Running Man by Leonardo Orazi

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Post by Sergio » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:03 pm

NGC 2261 by Wolfgang Promper

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by starsurfer » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:06 am

Fg 1
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1244/
Copyright: ESO/H. Boffin
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=29963 This image supports a major study of this rare type of planetary nebula, the paper is avaiable here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2200

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by MargaritaMc » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:47 am

I came across this, to me, fascinating image at Peter Ward's website,
http://www.atscope.com.au/BRO/bardenridgeobs.html

The copyright date is 2007, so I hope that it is okay to post it now?
http://www.atscope.com.au/BRO/warpedsky.html
'ello 'ello.....So what's going 'ere then?

The above image is a four hour exposure of star trails, not altogether unusual,

......except the image can be wrapped into a 360 degree panorama.

The image was taken near Mudgee in NSW Australia. The original data files are
now available as a Quicktime VR movie (note WIndows users will require Quicktime player for windows)

It shows the relative motions of stars in the sky around the Southern celestial pole (circular),
near the eastern and western horizons (near vertical streaks),
and toward the Northern pole (arcs centered on a point below the horizon)

Reddening of the stars as they approach the western horizon is also evident.

The near vertical red arcs at the centre and far left of the image are the navigation lights of a passing jet aircraft.
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
&mdash; Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by RJN » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:26 pm

MargaritaMc wrote: I came across this, to me, fascinating image at Peter Ward's website,
http://www.atscope.com.au/BRO/bardenridgeobs.html

The copyright date is 2007, so I hope that it is okay to post it now?
http://www.atscope.com.au/BRO/warpedsky.html
'ello 'ello.....So what's going 'ere then?

The above image is a four hour exposure of star trails, not altogether unusual,

......except the image can be wrapped into a 360 degree panorama.

The image was taken near Mudgee in NSW Australia. The original data files are
now available as a Quicktime VR movie (note WIndows users will require Quicktime player for windows)

It shows the relative motions of stars in the sky around the Southern celestial pole (circular),
near the eastern and western horizons (near vertical streaks),
and toward the Northern pole (arcs centered on a point below the horizon)

Reddening of the stars as they approach the western horizon is also evident.

The near vertical red arcs at the centre and far left of the image are the navigation lights of a passing jet aircraft.
FYI: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070613.html

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by MargaritaMc » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:49 pm

Well, it does show that I am on the right lines, doesn't it? :wink:

By the way - I'm loving the course on YouTube.

Margarita
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
&mdash; Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by MargaritaMc » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:01 pm

PS. I've just thought to ask for ideas on how to best use the Search facility on the Apod site. Before posting the image above, I put the photographer's name into the search box, like this, "David Ward". A 'nothing found' message came up.

What would have been a better search technique?

Many thanks
Margarita
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
&mdash; Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by bystander » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:08 pm

MargaritaMc wrote:PS. I've just thought to ask for ideas on how to best use the Search facility on the Apod site. Before posting the image above, I put the photographer's name into the search box, like this, "David Ward". A 'nothing found' message came up.

What would have been a better search technique?

Many thanks
Margarita
Umm, how about "Peter Ward" :)
http://www.atscope.com.au/BRO/warpedsky.html wrote:Image copyright Peter Ward 2007
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Re: Found Images: 2013 March

Post by MargaritaMc » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:18 pm

Do you know, when I am an idiot, I do it really properly... :bang:
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
&mdash; Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

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Making the invisible visible

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"Making the invisible visible" - the ISS Image Frontier
from Christoph Malin
This is a tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer. It can not be emphasized enough, how Dr. Pettits innovative photographic work and his passion has changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great info on the challenges of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Dr. Pettit, the shortfilm features a great compilation of 4 timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae"). Now welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography and timelapses from the Space Station!

Production notes:
ISS footage render and Don Pettit Luminance Lecture excerpt edit: by Christoph Malin (TWAN)

Images courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center
"the gateway to astronaut photography of earth"
[img3="The stars wheel above and the cities streak below in this frame from the time-lapse video, "The ISS Image Frontier". Image credit: NASA/Christoph Malin"]http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/ ... iginal.jpg[/img3]
The Challenges of Photography Aboard the ISS
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2013 Mar 11

The View from Above Our World
Slate Blogs | Bad Astronomy | 2013 Mar 11
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Post by bystander » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:48 am

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A Day in the Life of a Living Mars by Kevin Gill
An animation showing a day on a living Mars.

Generated using data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter aboard the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft and satellite imagery from the Blue Marble Next Generation project.

A Day in the Life of a Living Mars
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2013 Mar 12
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A Tribute to MESSENGER: Video!
NASA | JHU-APL | CIW | MESSENGER | 2013 Mar 14

A Tribute to MESSENGER
Universe Today | Jason Major | 2013 Mar 14

Credits: Images and animation stills courtesy NASA/JHU-APL/CIW.
Music: "Mercury Ridge" by Simon Wilkinson (thebluemask.com).
Video creation and time-lapse animations by Mark 'Indy' Kochte.
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:36 am

Sh2-224
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Post by starsurfer » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:16 pm

Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS and the young Moon
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