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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,895
    The outer dust bands of Andromeda are already mingling with those of the Milky Way…
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
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    Tom
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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,475
    Recent Perseid photo?
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    Dunno. The only commentary where I found this photo stated, "Perfect shot". That's all the information I have on it, unfortunately. Cool photo, nonetheless.

    Tom
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,895
    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Tom

    View from Alderaan as the Death Star opened fire…
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    Little bit of history...

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    Tom
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  • huggies
    huggies Posts: 149
    For those interested in the pretty pictures, check out Astrobin.com. Amateur and pro's alike host tons of astrophotography pictures. Astro technology for the amateur has come along way in the last 10 years. Space is amazing. Dark Shark was one of my early goals learning the hobby.

    Treitz, did you take any of those pics?
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    No sir. My real hobby is 2 channel audio. I have always been very interested in everything else that exists out there beyond this big, blue marble though. Ever since I was a kid.

    Tom
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    The Ring of Fire happens today! If you are in the area, be on the lookout for it.

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    Most sky watchers in North, Central, and South America will be able to see at least a partial solar eclipse; the eclipse will not be visible outside these areas. All eclipse-watchers will need to use specialized solar filters or an indirect viewing method (like a pinhole projector) to safely watch the eclipse.

    Tom
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  • Nesmith98
    Nesmith98 Posts: 210



    What in the Wizard of Oz is going on here?
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    Tom

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,956
    edited October 2023
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  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,638
    A streamer friend of mine got to do a stream live from the launch of the Psyche mission. She was invited by NASA to do this stream along with some other creators.
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    She even got a tattoo to commemorate the event...
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    On a less exciting note, my wife and I spent a long weekend a couple of weeks ago at our friends' house in *very* rural southern Missouri where we got to see the ISS fly over each night. They have so little light pollution where they are that you can see the Milky Way vividly with the naked eye.
    I got some iPhone pics but they aren't great but any means. So, instead, here is a recent photo of Venus.

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    So, I ran across some interesting photos of the recent ring of fire from around the world. This one, to me, showed a very interesting point of view.

    An eclipse on the horizon at sunrise. The Sun appears reddened by the intervening Earth’s atmosphere. An inversion layer in the atmosphere makes part of the Sun appeared doubled near the horizon.

    But, this one was not taken last week. This picture was actually captured in December 2019 from Al Wakrah, Qatar.

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    Tom
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  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,904
    edited October 2023
    Looks like there should be some b***'s being held back in there.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110

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    Sun pillars or light pillars form when sunlight (or another bright light source) reflects off the surfaces of millions of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds, for example, cirrostratus clouds. The ice crystals have roughly horizontal faces. They are falling through Earth’s atmosphere, rocking slightly from side to side.

    They will reflect natural and artificial light that extend in columns that extend through the sky. The one below was created by lightning (rare sight)...

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    Tom
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
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    Is it Van Gogh or Jupiter?

    Jupiter, actually. (As if you really didn't know this). This shot was taken during a Perijove pass as Juno flew by the gas planet.

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    Photos are courtesy of NASA.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,110
    A super sharp capture of the Pillars of Creation in Eagle Nebula in Serpens constellation by the James Webb telescope.

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    Also, here is a little perspective - the true size of our moon compared to Earth.

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    Tom
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 16,714
    Not totally related but has anyone watched Life On Our Planet on Netflix? Morgan Freeman narrates it, and produced by Steven Spielberg. It’s pretty interesting, and done very well. I just wish it would have been about 8 episodes longer, and go into more depth in certain areas/aspects..