Found Images: 2022 September

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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by starsurfer » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:28 pm

Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/166915583 ... 207695357/
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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by starsurfer » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:31 pm

Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)
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Copyright: Terry Robison
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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by starsurfer » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:33 pm

Gem Cluster (NGC 3293)
https://www.astrobin.com/ac7n6p/B/
Copyright: Ariel Cappelletti
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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by starsurfer » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:37 pm

Trifid Nebula (M20)
https://www.astrobin.com/z9rvz7/0/
Copyright: Casey Good and Steve Timmons
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ESO: A Revolutionary Muse (MUSE, VLT)

Post by bystander » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:13 pm

A Revolutionary Muse
ESO Picture of the Week | 2022 Sep 19
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ESO: Documentary ‘MUSE, The Cosmic Time Machine’
Is this tangle of cords and hoses a machine from the movie The Matrix? You can stay calm: even though the sign says “danger”, what may look like a threatening machine is actually the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal Observatory. MUSE is one of the largest instruments at the VLT and is connected to one of its four 8.2 m telescopes, Yepun.

The power of MUSE is that it can take thousands of images at many different colours in one go or, in other words, to take lots of spectra within a large portion of the sky at once. This means that astronomers can observe a galaxy and get the spectral information about all regions of that galaxy. From the spectra, astronomers can determine, for instance, the chemical composition of the galaxy, key in understanding how elements such as the ones that make up us came to be.

MUSE is highly sophisticated: it comprises 24 spectrographs working together, and it took over nine years to construct, assemble and test it. One can thus truly say that MUSE is a one of its kind and a revolutionary instrument.
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ESA: An Enigmatic Astronomical Explosion (IRAS 05506+2414)

Post by bystander » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 pm

An Enigmatic Astronomical Explosion
ESA Hubble Picture of the Week | 2022 Sep 19
A bright young star is surrounded by a shroud of thick gas and dust in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) inspected a young stellar object, over 9000 light years away in the constellation Taurus, to help astronomers understand the earliest stages in the lives of massive stars. This object — which is known to astronomers as IRAS 05506+2414 — is thought to be an example of an explosive event caused by the disruption of a massive young star system. If so, it would only be the second such example known.

Usually the swirling discs of material surrounding a young star are funnelled into twin outflows of gas and dust from the star. In the case of IRAS 05506+2414, however, a fan-like spray of material travelling at velocities of up to 350 kilometres per second is spreading outwards from the centre of this image.

Astronomers turned to Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 to measure the distance to IRAS 05506+2414. While it is possible to measure the velocity of material speeding outwards from the star, astronomers cannot tell how far from Earth the star actually is from a single observation. However, by measuring the distance that the outflow travels between successive images, they will be able to infer the distance to IRAS 05506+2414. This will allow astronomers to determine how bright the star is and how much energy it is emitting, and hence to estimate its mass — all vital information that will help to understand the origin of this bright young star’s unusual outflow.
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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by barretosmed » Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:03 pm

NATURE AND THE MILKY WAY

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/ygqaps/0/

EQUIPMENT:
Canon 6D
Canon lens 24-105 f4
Panel with 2 frames of 30"

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATE: 01/07/2022

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
(Organizing author of the book Astrofotografia Amadora no Brasil - BOOK - with printed version and ebook)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
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Re: Found Images: 2022 September

Post by jimfish » Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:08 pm

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https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220113.html
Supernova Remnant Simeis 147
Image Credit & Copyright: Jason Dain
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