APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

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APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue May 21, 2019 4:06 am

Image Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius

Explanation: These three bright nebulae are often featured on telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier cataloged two of them; M8, the large nebula just left of center, and colorful M20 on the top left. The third emission region includes NGC 6559 and can be found to the right of M8. All three are stellar nurseries about five thousand light-years or so distant. Over a hundred light-years across, the expansive M8 is also known as the Lagoon Nebula. M20's popular moniker is the Trifid. Glowing hydrogen gas creates the dominant red color of the emission nebulae. In striking contrast, blue hues in the Trifid are due to dust reflected starlight. Recently formed bright blue stars are visible nearby. The colorful composite skyscape was recorded in 2018 in Teide National Park in the Canary Islands, Spain.

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by Ann » Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 am

That is a beautiful image, but I think it is inverted?

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by Nitpicker » Tue May 21, 2019 5:10 am

Yes, it is north up, east right. Flip!

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 am

I like it anyway! :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by neufer » Tue May 21, 2019 1:20 pm

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"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"

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"I feared it might injure the brain;
But now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again."
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:30 am
Nitpicker wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 5:10 am
Ann wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 am

That is a beautiful image, but I think it is inverted?
Yes, it is north up, east right. Flip!
I like it anyway! :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by varadinagypal » Tue May 21, 2019 4:44 pm

These oversaturated overprocessed clickbait whatevers -- I am fairly sure this is not the direction astrophotography should head to.

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Post by Fred the Cat » Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 pm

The colors of wispy wisteria.
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Maybe a little sagi' :wink:
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by RCompassi » Tue May 21, 2019 7:22 pm

varadinagypal wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:44 pm
These oversaturated overprocessed clickbait whatevers -- I am fairly sure this is not the direction astrophotography should head to.
I agree 100%

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by JohnD » Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Image
Once again, looks just like a stomach ulcer!
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by neufer » Tue May 21, 2019 9:08 pm

JohnD wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Once again, looks just like a stomach ulcer!
Thanks for sharing, John.
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by BjoernH » Wed May 22, 2019 12:24 am

Please explain to me why this (bad) image was chosen, even though it shows an inverted and false look at this beautiful region! One can argue about the processing, but modified image orientations are a curse!

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 am

BjoernH wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:24 am
Please explain to me why this (bad) image was chosen, even though it shows an inverted and false look at this beautiful region! One can argue about the processing, but modified image orientations are a curse!
I also don't like mirror images as much, but they are more often unmodified image orientations, created with an odd number of mirrors in the light path, between the object and the camera sensor. It seems some astrophotographers don't feel the same urge to modify their mirror images as a final step.

(Even the stars on the Brazilian flag are mirrored. And I think it was done deliberately. So some people must actually prefer mirror images.)

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by neufer » Wed May 22, 2019 3:08 am

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Nitpicker wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 am
BjoernH wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:24 am

One can argue about the processing,
but modified image orientations are a curse!
I also don't like mirror images as much, but they are more often unmodified image orientations, created with an odd number of mirrors in the light path, between the object and the camera sensor. It seems some astrophotographers don't feel the same urge to modify their mirror images as a final step.
(Even the stars on the Brazilian flag are mirrored.
And I think it was done deliberately.)
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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by Boomer12k » Wed May 22, 2019 3:15 am

I like the detail, and the expanse...I don't always THINK to flip my images...but my new software for the ZWO camera can do it while imaging.

My old M20 from my 10" Meade from 2013...with my old DSI 2 color camera... processed to bring out the vibrancy of colors. Central close up view...

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Re: APOD: Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius (2019 May 21)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed May 22, 2019 3:57 am

It occurs to me now, that pretty much all flags bearing stars from our sky, will have the stars appearing mirrored on their reverse sides.

But the Brazilian flag is one of those rare flags that is identical on both sides, so the stars are mirrored on both sides.