Found Images: 2021 June

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Post by starsurfer » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:34 pm

Abell 13
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ESO: New Technology for a Sharper Future (NTT)

Post by bystander » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:10 pm

New Technology for a Sharper Future
ESO Picture of the Week | 2021 Jun 21
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Image Credit: ESO/Petr Horálek
Perched between the cascading arch of the Milky Way and the dark mountainside of La Silla Observatory lies the New Technology Telescope (NTT).

Since 1989 this ESO telescope has observed and taken images of our night sky in exquisite detail. Some of its more recent achievements include: the observation of the merging of two neutron stars; a more detailed insight into the structure of asteroids; the analysis of hundreds of planetary nebulae; and even research into planets in far off solar systems.

Telescopes with larger primary mirrors are able to capture more light. However, a larger mirror’s perfect shape is more difficult to maintain. Astronomers found that with primary mirrors over five metres in diameter, image quality decreased enormously as gravity pulled them out of shape (NTT is 3.5 meters in diameter and was meant as a pioneer project to allow telescopes with larger mirrors to be built). Active optics, an idea that came from ESO engineer Raymond Wilson, means that a thin and deformable primary mirror can be controlled by a primary support system that applies the necessary force to correct for these gravity-induced deformations.

The improvements to ground-based astronomy as a result of this new design were huge. Active optics became the main feature of the NTT, which has since viewed phenomena in the sky in exquisite detail. The telescope’s active optics were soon implemented on the two, segmented, 10-metre telescopes at Keck Observatory in Hawai‘i. The design of this telescope was revolutionary. Advancements are still being made today, implementing similar technology in some of the largest telescopes in the world.
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ESA: Clash of the Titans (IC 1623)

Post by bystander » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:27 pm

Clash of the Titans
ESA Hubble Picture of the Week | 2021 Jun 21
A cataclysmic cosmic collision takes centre stage in this Picture of the Week. The image features the interacting galaxy pair IC 1623, which lies around 275 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus (The Whale). The two galaxies are in the final stages of merging, and astronomers expect a powerful inflow of gas to ignite a frenzied burst of star formation in the resulting compact starburst galaxy.

This interacting pair of galaxies is a familiar sight; Hubble captured IC 1623 in 2008 using two filters at optical and infrared wavelengths using the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This new image incorporates new data from Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), and combines observations taken in eight filters spanning infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths to reveal the finer details of IC 1623. Future observations of the galaxy pair with the NASA/ESA/CASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will shed more light on the processes powering extreme star formation in environments such as IC 1623.
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:34 pm

B84, NGC 6440 and NGC 6445
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:35 pm

NGC 6752
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:38 pm

NGC 6946 and NGC 6939
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:40 pm

Sh2-188
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Post by starsurfer » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:43 pm

Sh2-96
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Post by starsurfer » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:32 pm

M2-53
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Processing: T. A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab), M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Acknowledgement: Rafael Andrés Pignata (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)

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Post by starsurfer » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:35 pm

Hen 2-152
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Re: Found Images: 2021 June

Post by barretosmed » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:49 pm

A Blue Horsehead (IC 4592)

Located in the constellation Scorpion, it is a reflection nebula composed of dust that is normally dark but turns blue when scattering light from nearby hot stars.
The main star, its eye is Nu Scorpii (also called Jabbah), being the main responsible for the blue coloration in the nebula.

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Date: . 06/04 to 06/05/2021
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ESO: Brilliant Halo at La Silla

Post by bystander » Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:15 pm

Brilliant Halo at La Silla
ESO Picture of the Week | 2021 Jun 28
A spectacular lunar halo — known as a 22° halo — formed in the sky above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. The optical phenomenon is a result of moonlight interacting with millions of ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, forming a ring with an apparent radius of approximately 22° around the moon. It is also known as the “moon ring” or “winter halo”.

While this is a beautiful sight, it creates conditions which are not optimal for astronomical observations. Clouds and the bright light of the moon affect the quality and accuracy of astronomical observations. However, that does not diminish the allure of this ethereal sight, and in fact some stars remain visible. Notably, Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, can be seen at the top edge of the image, just left of the centre.
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ESA: A Scattering of Stars (NGC 330)

Post by bystander » Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:26 pm

A Scattering of Stars
ESA Hubble Picture of the Week | 2021 Jun 28
This Picture of the Week depicts the open star cluster NGC 330, which lies around 180,000 light-years away inside the Small Magellanic Cloud. The cluster — which is in the constellation Tucana (The Toucan) — contains a multitude of stars, many of which are scattered across this striking image.

Pictures of the Week from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show us something new about the Universe. This image, however, also contains clues about the inner workings of Hubble itself. The criss-cross patterns surrounding the stars in this image — known as diffraction spikes — were created when starlight interacted with the four thin vanes supporting Hubble’s secondary mirror.

As star clusters form from a single primordial cloud of gas and dust, all the stars they contain are roughly the same age. This makes them useful natural laboratories for astronomers to learn how stars form and evolve. This image uses observations from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, and incorporates data from two very different astronomical investigations. The first aimed to understand why stars in star clusters appear to evolve differently from stars elsewhere, a peculiarity first observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The second aimed to determine how large stars can be before they become doomed to end their lives in cataclysmic supernova explosions.
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Post by starsurfer » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:19 pm

Crab Nebula (M1)
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Post by starsurfer » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:21 pm

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
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Post by starsurfer » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:23 pm

NGC 3621
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Post by andrystix » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:28 am

ImageIl Sentiero delle Fate by Andrea Amici
title: Il Sentiero delle Fate
Milkyway and laser tests in the middle fo Sibillini's park.
Monday 21th 23PM
three panel merged with PS:
top: 73 shoots stacked with DSS
bottom: two single shoots for the ground
each shoot has the same setting: 20s, ISO800, f/5.6
EXIF: Nikon D750 (modded), AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED.
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