Mars | 2018-07-16 6:26 UTC | RGB

Mars | 2018-07-16 6:26 UTC | RGB

Seeing was not bad, but not as good as July 14th, and transparency was extremely variable due to clouds coming through. While processing the Mars images from this night, our hard drive started slowing down and eventually started giving I/O errors, usually a sign that a drive has failed. Fortunately, restarting my computer fixed all the problems but I decided to back up the remaining 1 terabyte of unprocessed data to another drive to be safe.

Notes:
Syrtis Major is rising.
Dust clouds appear to be escaping from Hellas Basin.
The south polar cap is mostly obscured by dust.

Telescope: Celestron C14 EdgeHD
Camera: ZWO ASI290MM
Barlow: Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow
Filters: Chroma Red, Chroma Green, Chroma Blue

Link: www.chappelastro.com/astrophotography/solar_system/mars/2…

Posted by Chappel Astro on 2018-10-23 02:52:36

Tagged: , Mars , Planet , Space , Astronomy , Astrophotography , Celestron , ZWO

Milky Way

Milky Way

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy some 100,000–120,000 light-years in diameter, which contains 100–400 billion stars. It may contain at least as many planets as well. The Solar System is located within the disk, about 27,000 light-years away from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust called the Orion Arm. The stars in the inner ≈10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The very center is marked by an intense radio source named, Sagittarius A*, which is likely to be a supermassive black hole. Stars and gases at a wide range of distances from the Galactic center orbit at approximately 220 kilometers per second. The constant rotation speed contradicts the laws of Keplerian dynamics and suggests that much of the mass of the Milky Way does not emit or absorb electromagnetic radiation. This mass has been given the name “dark matter”. The rotational period is about 240 million years at the position of the Sun. The Galaxy as a whole is moving at a velocity of approximately 600 km per second with respect to extragalactic frames of reference. The oldest known star in the Galaxy is at least 13.6 billion years old and thus must have formed shortly after the Big Bang. Surrounded by several smaller satellite galaxies, the Milky Way is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which forms a subcomponent of the Virgo Supercluster.

Posted by pcbackup154 on 2014-06-17 16:27:25

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WALL-E

WALL-E

"Put on your Sunday clothes, there’s lots of world out there …"

(‘ WALL-E’ by Thinkway Toys)

Diorama by RK

Posted by RK*Pictures on 2017-07-14 20:46:30

Tagged: , WALL-E , action figure , toy , Pixar , Disney , science fiction , future , robot , EVE , Earth , contaminated , garbage , Buy-N-Large , trash compactor , clean up , sentience , unit , seedling , plant , all-terrain treads , mobile compactor box , shovel hands , three-fingered , binocular eyes , solar cells , trinkets , yellow , dust , abandoned , Thinkway Toys , curiosity , Hello, Dolly! , music , comedy , animation , movie , computer-animated , deserted world , social criticism , Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class , radio , consumerism , nostalgia , global catastrophic risk , waste management , galaxy , obesity , space , love , cute , planet , spaceship , cockroach friend , Hal , kiss , life , personality , environment , time , humans , adventure , rescue , brave , energy , waste , escape , fun , treasures , mankind , lonely , trash , romantic , machine , function

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars background

Astronomy (from Greek: αστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; while the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all astronomical phenomena that originate outside Earth’s atmosphere are within the purview of astronomy. A related but distinct subject, physical cosmology, is concerned with the study of the Universe as a whole.
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history, such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Nubians, Iranians, Chinese, and Maya performed methodical observations of the night sky. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy and the making of calendars, but professional astronomy is now often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics.
During the 20th century, the field of professional astronomy split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects, which is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. The two fields complement each other, with theoretical astronomy seeking to explain the observational results and observations being used to confirm theoretical results.
Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena. Amateur astronomers have made and contributed to many important astronomical discoveries, such as finding new comets.

Posted by scienceandtechnologysu on 2017-07-12 00:24:17

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Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-22 03:51:53

Tagged: , Seamless , Electric , Pattern , Art , Dj , Experiment , Stars , Party , Planet , Galaxies , Outer , Fractal , Power , Beautiful , Futuristic , Digital , Universe , Cosmos , Cool , Render , Galaxy , Awesome , Computer , Fantasy , Amazing , Comet , Concept , Abstract , Dream , Geometric , Space , Virtual , Best , Star , Modern , Effects , Loop , Animation , Imagination , Looping , Multi-Verse , Nebula , Dust , Spiral , Design , Animated , Creative , 3D , Energy

Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-20 06:14:54

Tagged: , Seamless , Electric , Pattern , Art , Dj , Experiment , Stars , Party , Planet , Galaxies , Outer , Fractal , Power , Beautiful , Futuristic , Digital , Universe , Cosmos , Cool , Render , Galaxy , Awesome , Computer , Fantasy , Amazing , Comet , Concept , Abstract , Dream , Geometric , Space , Virtual , Best , Star , Modern , Effects , Loop , Animation , Imagination , Looping , Multi-Verse , Nebula , Dust , Spiral , Design , Animated , Creative , 3D , Energy

Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-19 05:14:39

Tagged: , Seamless , Electric , Pattern , Art , Dj , Experiment , Stars , Party , Planet , Galaxies , Outer , Fractal , Power , Beautiful , Futuristic , Digital , Universe , Cosmos , Cool , Render , Galaxy , Awesome , Computer , Fantasy , Amazing , Comet , Concept , Abstract , Dream , Geometric , Space , Virtual , Best , Star , Modern , Effects , Loop , Animation , Imagination , Looping , Multi-Verse , Nebula , Dust , Spiral , Design , Animated , Creative , 3D , Energy

Star Dust Looping Animation

Star Dust Looping Animation

Seamlessly Looping Background Animation Of Comets And Nebula To Spiral Galaxies And Star-Born Explosions. Checkout GlobalArchive.com, contact ChrisDortch@gmail.com, and connect to www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdortch

Posted by globalarchive on 2017-03-18 02:08:19

Tagged: , Seamless , Electric , Pattern , Art , Dj , Experiment , Stars , Party , Planet , Galaxies , Outer , Fractal , Power , Beautiful , Futuristic , Digital , Universe , Cosmos , Cool , Render , Galaxy , Awesome , Computer , Fantasy , Amazing , Comet , Concept , Abstract , Dream , Geometric , Space , Virtual , Best , Star , Modern , Effects , Loop , Animation , Imagination , Looping , Multi-Verse , Nebula , Dust , Spiral , Design , Animated , Creative , 3D , Energy

Jupiter

Jupiter

We didn’t end up looking through the main telescopes until the very end of the night, after the wonderful science lecture on "active galaxies" and black holes. (Some parts were difficult to follow, but the lecturer, David Rosario, was fairly good at explaining most of it.) The best part was a video of a star getting sling-shot around the center of a galaxy with nothing visibly present there, presumably indicating a black hole.

I enjoyed the ambience of the 36" dome more than the image I saw through it. It was neat seeing the stars, but without having too much knowledge, it may has well have been a cloud of dust.

The 40" telescope is in a very cramped room, so the ambience wasn’t the most appealing part of it. In this case, the telescope was pointed at Jupiter–something I could relate to at least. It was a bit blurry, and because of atmospheric disturbance a little shaky.

In both rooms, I tried taking some long exposures. None of them really turned out, but it was funny how many of the astronomers said "This is a stupid question, but that doesn’t have a flash, right?" (Or, in the 40", "If that has a flash, I’m going to…") When viewing through the telescopes, the rooms are kept dark with only red light allowed. A flash would have blinded everyone. (If I didn’t have the 5D, which doesn’t have a built-in flash, I probably would not have taken any pictures, worrying I’d somehow screw up turning the flash off.)

At the end, one of the astronomers asked if I wanted to take a picture through the telescope. I hadn’t even thought about it, but why not? It’s just a really powerful telephoto, right? They suggested some settings (which I used), and I just held the lens up to the eyepiece (which was specially installed for viewings like on this night; normally they use a computer), and snapped.

The image isn’t too clear, but it’s still pretty cool capturing the memory of looking through the scope.

I actually captured one of the moons, but Jupiter was overexposed. To bring out Jupiter more, I had to sacrifice the moon.

I think the history lecture helped me appreciate viewing Jupiter more. One of the moons (Amalthea) was discovered at the Lick Observatory, the first moon discovered since Galileo (though that was through the 36").

Posted by mrjoro on 2007-06-26 15:49:20

Tagged: , mthamilton , lickobservatory , santaclaracounty , diablomountains , summervisitorsprogram , observatory , jupiter , telescope , throughthetelescope , 40inchreflector , planet , starred , San Jose , California , United States of America

Dustbowl, The Purple Moon – Wallpaper

Dustbowl, The Purple Moon - Wallpaper

Wallpaper made from several source elements including a Dust Bowl era photograph found in government archives.


From my website: www.abcdeology.com/?p=120

Watching a clip from absurdist space western/musical The American Astronaut I thought about alien landscapes and black and white antique photographs, and I was reminded of the amazing pictures taken of the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl being when the prairie lands were farmed to death and the skies over the heartland of America turned black, swallowing a whole generation in the dust storms.

Somehow that led to me deciding to muck around in photoshop and make this based on the alienating landscape of the Dust Bowl.

Posted by Thoth, God of Knowledge on 2009-07-02 08:11:51

Tagged: , wallpaper , wall , paper , background , computer background , Dust Bowl , purple , moon , people , children , portrait , FDR , Depression , wind , farming , desert , poverty , poor , father , shack , planet , flag , steampunk , fantasy , sad