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  • The last crappy photo I got of the lunar eclipse before the clouds moved in. Like damn fuck you too, Portland.
    The last crappy photo I got of the lunar eclipse before the clouds moved in. Like damn fuck you too, Portland.

    The last crappy photo I got of the lunar eclipse before the clouds moved in. Like damn fuck you too, Portland.

    What camera/equipment do you use to take pictures of planets and the moon? You're amazing!

    Asked by Anonymous

    Thank you! I have an Orion xt8 dobsonian and an olympus pen e-p2, not the fanciest but I’ve gotten a lot better at hand tracking and it gets the job done. I use a free program called registax to stack the frames. Planets and the moon look ok from within Portland but if I want to see anything cool I have to get away from the city lights that’s for sure.

    Are you an Endocerida? 'Cause I'd like to get Nautiloidea with you

    Asked by Anonymous

    You, I like you

    polymath42:

"This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region’s newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope, the interstellar scene spans about 6 light-years." APOD April 3 2014
    polymath42:

"This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region’s newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope, the interstellar scene spans about 6 light-years." APOD April 3 2014

    polymath42:

    "This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion. It follows mountainous clouds of gas and dust carved by winds and radiation from the region’s newborn stars, now found scattered in open star clusters embedded around the center of NGC 2174, off the top of the frame. Though star formation continues within these dusty cosmic clouds they will likely be dispersed by the energetic newborn stars within a few million years. Recorded at infrared wavelengths by the Hubble Space Telescope, the interstellar scene spans about 6 light-years." APOD April 3 2014

    tank-commander:

    Slow Life

    "Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

    This is so overwhelmingly beautiful. 

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