Found Images: 2012 August

See new, spectacular, or mysterious sky images.
starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:59 am

LoTr 5 and NGC 4725
http://www.astrosurf.com/zoll/images/LO ... B_1280.jpg
Copyright: Stephane Zoll
LOTR5_LORGB.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:47 am


starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:16 am

Lagoon Nebula (M8)
http://www.cosmotography.com/images/small_ngc6523.html
Copyright: R. Jay GaBany
small_ngc6523.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:47 am

Circinus Galaxy
http://users.westconnect.com.au/~sjastr ... usnew.html
Copyright: Steven Juchnowski
circinusnew.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
bystander
Apathetic Retiree
Posts: 20672
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:06 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by bystander » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:36 pm

Look at This: Every Recorded Hurricane Since 1851 on One Map
Discover Blogs | 80beats, via io9 | 2012 Aug 24
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a tropical storm and hurricane data archive that stretches back to 1851. But looking at each storm individually doesn’t have nearly as much impact as seeing them all projected onto a map at once. Data visualization expert John Nelson combined data on historical storms’ paths and intensities to create this stunning image, where the color of a dot represents that storm’s intensity.
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
— Garrison Keillor

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 665
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by Moonlady » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:53 pm

http://observatorio.info/2011/10/una-ex ... Argentina/

Summary: the reasons for this effect are not known for sure. Still stunning! Looks to me that the sun has two horns! :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
bystander
Apathetic Retiree
Posts: 20672
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:06 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by bystander » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:29 pm

Moonlady wrote:http://observatorio.info/2011/10/una-ex ... Argentina/

Summary: the reasons for this effect are not known for sure. Still stunning! Looks to me that the sun has two horns! :D
APOD: A Strange Sunrise Over Argentina (2011 Oct 10)
http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=111010
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
— Garrison Keillor

starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:36 am


starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:12 am

Ring Nebula (M57)
http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/Nebulae/M57/M57.htm
Copyright: Ken Crawford
M57.jpg
This deep image also shows a previously unknown possible outer halo that is being studied by professional astronomers right now! :shock:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Rothkko
Lieutenant
Posts: 689
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:20 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by Rothkko » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:41 am


starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:50 am


User avatar
bystander
Apathetic Retiree
Posts: 20672
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:06 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by bystander » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:19 pm


Voyager 2 approach image of Triton

Taken on August 21, 1989, four days before Voyager 2's closest
approach to Neptune, this was one of the first images to show
surface features on Neptune's largest moon, Triton.

Credit: NASA / JPL / color composite by Ted Stryk

Source: A Distant View of Triton
Planetary Society | Ted Stryk | 2012 Aug 29
682377main_neptune_triton_1000.jpg
Montage: Neptune and Triton

This computer generated montage shows Neptune as it would appear
from a spacecraft approaching Triton, Neptune's largest moon. The
wind and sublimation eroded south polar cap of Triton is shown at the
bottom of the Triton image, a cryovolcanic terrain at the upper right,
and the enigmatic "cantaloupe terrain" at the upper left. Voyager 2
flew by Triton and Neptune on Aug. 29, 1989. (Credit: NASA)

Source: NASA IOTD | 2012 Aug 29
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
— Garrison Keillor

starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:00 am

SN 1006
http://www.capella-observatory.com/Imag ... SN1006.htm
Copyright: Stefan Binnewies and Josef Pöpsel
SN1006.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

starsurfer
Stellar Cartographer
Posts: 4392
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Found Images: 2012 August

Post by starsurfer » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:13 pm