12 hours ago

Introducing Ollie the Jackalope! A wizard with a specialty in lightening and teleportation. Made this reference sheet for Wren's dnd character.

#rabbit #bunny #wizard #character #reference #sheet #stars #jackalope #antlers #lightening #dnd

23 hours ago


Thanks for letting me join Sunny Garden. :) I am Ronja, avid crafter who enjoys learning new things and have a bad habit of leaving multiple wips around the house. My favorite things are reading, walking in nature, star gazing and learning new things.

#books #fantasy #crafting #knitting #weaving #embroidery #stars

3 days ago

Here's a Comet mode version of my star trails. It's a cool look at the rotation of the Earth. I'm working on turning this into a timelapse which will hopefully be up in a day or two. 🔭

#Astronomy #astrophotography #astrodon #Space #stars #startrails

Mikko Tuomi
3 days ago

Astronomers obtained new #JWST data on TRAPPIST-1 b, the #planet in the system closest to its #star.

New observations offer insights into how a star can affect observations of #exoplanets in the habitable zone of cool #stars.

Thwre were no signs of an atmosphere around TRAPPIST-1 b. This tells that the planet could be a bare rock, have uniform clouds or a dense atmosphere that makes it too small to detect.


Paper by Lim et al. (2023):

When #neutronstars collide;
#NASA’s Michelle Thaller explains what happens when the densest #stars in the #galaxy collide.

4 days ago

Astronauts explain why no human has visited the moon in 50 years — and the reasons why are depressing #space #nasa #universe #astronomy #art #science #galaxy #moon #stars

T. Thorn Coyle 🖤
4 days ago

There are stars, fallen to earth…

#flower #MorningGlory #stars #bloomscrolling

A purple morning glory flower with a deeper purple star pattern on its petals and a luminous center.
Mikko Tuomi
5 days ago

There are about a trillion #galaxies in the observable #universe.

Each has, on average, about 100 billion #stars.

And there is, on average, at least one #planet per #star.

If only 1% of those #planets sustain #habitable conditions, there are 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 planets that could host life.

That is 10²¹ habitable worlds in the small corner of the universe that we can observe.

#astronomy #exoplanets #astrobiology

Artist's view from the surface a rocky moon of an alien giant planet, with the planet's rings and other moons in the sky.
5 days ago

I'm currently working on a pair of sea creature-shaped dark nebulas. The first is Seahorse nebula and the second is Dark Shark nebula. These dust clouds are illuminated by the dense star fields around them. Both targets are up for many hours per night - I've got 2 nights on Dark Shark and 5 nights on Seahorse for a total of 11h each. I'll be looking to at least double that to sharpen the details of the dust.

#seahorse #shark #dust #astrophotography #stars #nebula

Stefanie Neumann
5 days ago

We #close the door to the #whirlwind of the world, to exchange views over tea and scones, grasping for this space that is ours, and ours alone. After the #sun sets, we look at a now #clear sky, #replete with #stars.


#mpotd #vssnature
#MicroPrompt (#scones)
#rise365 (#grasp)
#vss365 #whistpr #MastoPrompt #brknshards

6 days ago

Created a new video today on how to use StarStaX to create a star trails image. Tried to be as thorough as possible from capture gear to final processed image. 🔭

Watch it here:

#astronomy #astrophotography #Stars #StarTrails #Space #Astrodon

Ivan Rosenbreyer
6 days ago

NGC7822 Question Mark Nebula. My first ever mosaic. Four panels 5 hours each. Trial and error to stitch it. Not much post-processing.
#astronomy #astrophotography #space #NASA #nebulae #stars #planets #sun #galaxies #AstrodonSocial

Mark Maguire
6 days ago

Another beautiful (and bit cold) clear night. The stars are out. #StarGazing #LookUp #Stars #Mastodaoine #NightSky #CityStars

Tiny white points of light against a dark black night sky.
6 days ago


Jupiter and the four moons

From #northernireland tonight

#nikon #nikonphotography #jupiter #pleiades #stars

1 week ago

Happy #Spring or #Autumn #Equinox to those who observe!

This month is my birthday & my art-iversary, so I painted the Virgo constellation to celebrate.

The Maiden is often depicted using a drop spindle, or just standing around benignly holding wheat. I have always thought that this constellation looked more like she was jumping for joy

#mastoArt #Watercolor #SciArt #Space #Stars #Virgo #Zodiac #Fall

Watercolor says "Virgo" with Virgo symbol in shiny purple letters. The constellation is painted with shiny purple circles sized to show which ones are the bigger stars in the constellation & which are smaller. White lines connect the stars. The constellation almost looks like a person is jumping for joy.
1 week ago

When you look up in the night sky, what do you see?

#poll #night #sky #stars #satellites #smog #LightPollution

Mark Maguire
1 week ago

Beautiful and brilliant: starry, starry night. Look up outside if you can rn. #Stars #StarGazing #NightSky #Dublin #Ireland #Mastodaoine

Black night sky with tiny points of bright stars.
Mike Bolam
1 week ago

A #CrawickMultiverse #Milkyway composite pic.. This is a shot I’ve had in my head for a while, but never had the conditions just right, so it’s a quick and dirty photoshop combo

#Scotland #Stars #MilkyWay

The Standing stones of the North South line at Crawick Multiverse backlit with the Milky Way This is  a composite image.
kosmoski 🚀
1 week ago

Twinkle, twinkle little star,
I don't wonder what you are;
For by spectroscopic ken,
I know that you're hydrogen;

(Anonymous author)

#astronomy #stars #spectroscopy #physics

1 week ago

日本歌姬丨中島美嘉首度襲港開騷 明年2月唱爆亞博

40歲日本歌姬 #中島美嘉,今(20日)晚在東京國際Forum舉行「MIKA NAKASHIMA CONCERT TOUR 2023 YOU」上,宣佈將於明年2月3日首度襲港開騷,假 #亞洲國際博覽館 舉行「MIKA NAKASHIMA CONCERT 2024 YOU IN HONG KONG」 #香港站演唱會

2001年以演員和歌手身份出道的中島美嘉,首部日劇《#新宿傷痕戀歌》和單曲《STARS》大受歡迎,入行22年經歷高山低谷,推出多首hit歌,包括《#STARS》、《WILL》、《#雪の華》、《櫻花紛飛時》、《#NANA》主題曲《GLAMOROUS SKY》風靡亞洲,並曾為主演電影《NANA》來港宣傳,於2018年應邀參與香港亞洲流行音樂節。

中島美嘉在事業高峯期時,不幸患上了 #耳咽管開放症,經常出現耳鳴,舞法辨別外界聲音,甚至影響唱歌,最後更導致聲帶受損,「因為聽不到聲音就開始胡亂的用嗓子,到最後連聲音都發不出來...

Peter Gutsche
1 week ago

“We all share the same sky, and anyone from the same culture can identify the same constellations night after night. The loss of that access and heritage is a loss of part of our humanity.”

A thought-provoking text:

The photo shows #LightPollution in the Northern Black Forest.
The lights of the metropolitan area of Strasbourg obscure the night sky over distances of 50-100 km.

#LandscapePhotography #Photography #Stars #Sky #Astronomy #AstroPhotography #MilkyWay

The silhouettes of trees in the night are visible in front of a distant landscape and a starry sky that is strongly illuminated by the light of the distant villages. The sky, nevertheless, is so clear that the stars and the Milky Way can be seen.
2 weeks ago

Messier 16 is a popular target with astrophotographers because it is photogenic at any focal length. The famous Pillars of Creation show up right away and only get better with more exposure time. While this target only pops low over the horizon during the shortest nights of the year, the payoff is well worth it.

Full Resolution + Details:

#astrophotography #stars #pillarsofcreation #nebula #space #red

Flipboard Science Desk
2 weeks ago

How far apart are stars?

Live Science reports: "Scientists have calculated the average distance between stars, but there's much more to star distribution than meets the eye."

#Space #Stars #Astronomy

2 weeks ago

16/09/2023 - After sunset visit to Ben Rinnes. Quiet on the hill. Wheatear still here and a couple of ptarmigan flew by. Lovely golden sunset and then a dark walk down. No moon so the stars were great. An autumn chill in the air, very different to last week. Temp was low single figures. With equinox in a few days time, the cold months are coming. A good trip.

#EveningWalk #Stars #Hills #Trigpoint

View from our tea spot. We sat and watched the sun go down. Misty when we arrived on the top but not for long. The low sunlight lights the land far below. Big hills in the distance.
Sunlight gives the summit tor a lovely golden colour. Glen Rinnes below then beyond Corryhabbie Hill is Glen Fiddich.
After sunset. Photo of a tirgpoint painted white. One of us stands on the tor beyond.
The stars were good tonight. Milk Way showing well. Photo is not that sharp but good enough. I'm finding it tricky to get the focus OK on star shots. Good fun trying though.
Helen Czerski
2 weeks ago

Ooh, the winner of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition (run by the Royal Observatory at Royal Museums Greenwich) has just been announced.

“Marcel Drechsler, Xavier Strottner and Yann Sainty discovered and photographed a never-before-seen oxygen arc next to our nearest spiral galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy. ”

The full exhibition of entries is open from today in London:

#space #photography #science #stars

The whole photo of the blue streak next to the Andromeda galaxy
Close up of the blue arc
Shaun Cuff
2 weeks ago

Not the best orbit for spotting the International Space Station this evening so hiked to higher ground to see it go over.

#NightSky #Space #Stars #IsleOfWight #ISS

Mikko Tuomi
2 weeks ago

Herbig-Haro 211, a bipolar jet travelling through interstellar #space at supersonic speeds.

At roughly 1000 light-years away from Earth, the object is one of the youngest and nearest #protostellar outflows.

Herbig-Haro objects are luminous regions surrounding newborn #stars, and are formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from these newborn stars form shockwaves colliding with nearby gas and dust at high speeds.

#astronomy #astrophotography

HH 211 as imaged by JWST.
2 weeks ago

32x32 pixel art of Hubble's photo of the Crab Nebula. 🌌 🦀

I've been taking a light break by slowing down art production for a while, but not stopping.

#pixelart #crabnebula #hubble #space #art #scifi #nebula #spaceart #astroart #universe #scifiart #cosmos #green #digitalart #stars #mastoart #mastoartist

Rick Berk
3 weeks ago

With the new school year in full swing, this seems like an appropriate image to share. This old one-room school house stands in Harrison, Maine. I'm unable to find much history on it, but I do know it's been used both as a schoolhouse and a church, dating back to the mid 19th century. I made this image one crisp night.

#mastoart #photography #stars #astro #history #schoolhouse #buyintoart #homedecor #officedecor #night #fineartphotography

3 weeks ago

🌟 Milestone Alert! 🌟 OpenAndroidInstaller just hit 300 stars on GitHub! 🚀🎉

Thanks to your incredible support, we're making Android installation a breeze. 🔧📱 Join us and give it a go! 🚀

#foss #android #lineageos #customROM #stars


Flipboard Science Desk
3 weeks ago

A star like our own Sun in a nearby galaxy is gradually being eaten away by a small but ravenous black hole. Here’s more from Eurasia Review:
#Space #Science #BlackHoles #Stars

3 weeks ago

08/09/2023 - After sunset visit to Carn na Drochaide. Evening walk up the hill to see some stars. Warm and clear sky. Reached the top by sunset, we sat down for a rest and tea and waited for the dark. A good place to be. Nice dark walk back along the west side. Twilight turned to night. We stopped again and had a brew and played a bit with the cameras. The Milky Way was as good as I've seen. Last sunset walk of the week, a really good one to finish on.

#EveningWalk #Hills #Stars #NightSky

Photo of track heading up the hill in the evening sunshine. Heather slopes, big hills beyond.
Just after sunset on Carn na Drochaide. View across to the big Cairngorm hills, Cairn Toul on the left, Ben Macdui on the right.
Dark now as we get ready to make the slow walk down. Cairn on top of Carn na Drochaide lit by headtorches.
Photo of the Milky Way. Just playing about with the camera settings. Not really sure what I'm doing but quite liked this one.

I can't wait to get back together with this amazing group.


#Stars #Eriks #Esenvalds #yeg #yegarts #yeg choir

Flipboard Science Desk
3 weeks ago

A comet no one had seen until last month may be visible to the naked eye this weekend, giving stargazers a once-in-a-437-year opportunity. More from Science Alert:
#Science #Space #Comet #Stars #SpaceExploration

3 weeks ago

Messing around with my smartphone camera, I better learn how, my digital camera isn't always available.
The streak in the night sky is a plane, the camera shutter is open for up to 30 seconds, to see this

#NightSky #NightPhotography #stars

The tree top shows at the bottom, above is a clear night sky dotted with stars. A plane flew over and left a line where it passed
Starry Time Podcast
1 month ago

Some days you just want to watch an artist's illustration of a black hole destroying a star... if that's the kind of day you're having (or if u are like me & always want black hole content), here you go!

#NASA #BlackHole #Stars #Astronomy #Space #Science #SciComm #Astrodon

🔗 :

Flipboard Science Desk
1 month ago

An astro-forensic murder investigation? Live Science explains:
#Science #Space #BlackHoles #Stars

Juan Carlos Muñoz
1 month ago

Most #exoplanets that orbit very close to their #stars are either huge gas giants like #Jupiter or small rocky planets like #Earth, but there are very few intermediate-sized ones. Why? Find out in our latest ESO blog by Jonas Enander.


📷 Elsa Bersier - CFPArts / ESBDi Genève

#astrodon #astronomy #space #scicomm

1 month ago

#3GoodThings #ReasonsToBeCheerful

1. I see stars in the sky.

2. I absolutely love sitting on the front porch with my dog. She's super chill and just sits there with me with no inclination to leave the porch unless I tell her it's okay, even if I leave the porch.

3. Knowing the 10 hour version of Marconi Union's 'Weightless' will get me to sleep again tonight despite my overactive mind.

#stars #NightSky #DogsOfMastodon #Weightless #MarconiUnion #sleep #SweetDreams #music


1 month ago

I've drawn and painted this enigmatic little character quite a few times but have never found a satisfying name or back story for them...
#MastoArt #space #art #alien #stars #planet #mastodon
*Click to see the picture in full

An illustration of a sweet large-eyed alien creature propelling itself upwards from a reddish planet, into a field of stars. Its arms are stretched wide as if it is somehow controlling everything around it. The odd coloured eyes (one blue/turquoise, one yellow/red) gazes out in a compelling and confident way. It has large ears, no mouth and pink feet. It is dappled in contrasting warm and cold colours. The creature is surrounded by shimmering white light that somehow emanates from it.
1 month ago
Long exposure wide-angle color photo of the back of a house at night . The house has large windows that go from the floor up to the pitched roof and are glowing from lights within. There is a deck with railing in the foreground. Around and behind the house are many conifer trees. In the gap of trees above the house is a star-filled sky with the band of the Milky Way passing left to right through it.
Sebastian Lammers
1 month ago

⭐ New project out today:

The light from the #stars travels for years (and years) until it reaches your eyes. This #interactive #map of the night sky shows you for each star what happened on Earth when the light started traveling from the star to you. That way, any star has a story to tell you. You can zoom in, move around and hover all the stars to reveal the historical events they are connected to.

Built with #svelte #d3 and #sveltekit

Screenshot with a big text that reads "Stories from the night sky" in bold white letters on a dark blue background. On top there is a star-shaped icon and below the large text, smaller text reads "A data-driven visual experiment." and on a new line "By Sebastian Lammers".
Screenshot of a map of the night sky. On top there is text that reads "Which star tells the most interesting story to you?". The map shows around 50-60 stars, depicted as white circles on a dark blue background. A computer cursor shaped like a hand is hovering one of the stars. This star is enlarged and has a purple outline. Right below the cursor there is a white tooltip textbox that contains information about the hovered star. The information reads as follows. Star ID: 113881. Star Name: Scheat. Distance: 200 light years. Year: 1829 CE. Event(s): Sir Robert Peel founds the Metropolitan Police Service, the first modern police force.
Below the map there is a group of buttons that include arrow buttons for all directions, zoom-buttons, a reset button and a button with a star-symbol.
Screenshot of a map of the night sky. On top there is text that reads "Which star tells the most interesting story to you?". The map shows around 50-60 stars, depicted as white circles on a dark blue background. A computer cursor shaped like a hand is hovering one of the stars. This star is enlarged and has a purple outline. Right below the cursor there is a white tooltip textbox that contains information about the hovered star. The information reads as follows. Star ID: 9640. Star Name: Almach. Distance: 390 light years. Year: 1631 CE. Event(s): Mount Vesuvius erupts.

Below the map there is a group of buttons that include arrow buttons for all directions, zoom-buttons, a reset button and a button with a star-symbol.
Juan Carlos Muñoz
1 month ago

'Magnetar' may sound like a super-villain name, but it's actually a very real kind of astronomical object: a super dense and highly magnetic dead star. We don't know exactly how magnetars form, but astronomers have just found a new kind of living star – a massive magnetic helium star – that will likely become a magnetar when it collapses and dies.

More info:

Video summary:

#astrodon #astronomy #space #stars

Illustration: ESO/L. Calçada

A dynamic blue sphere, the massive star, is at the centre of this image, with powerful blue magnetic field lines all around it. The field lines look wispy and fine but are densely packed, especially near the star itself. The lines shoot out of the surface of the star, especially at the poles, and curl back around on themselves in closed loops that end on the other side of the star's equator. Some do this close to the star in tightly wound loops, while others extend out to the edge of the frame, looping back in long arcs.
1 month ago

Haven't had the time to draw anything the past weeks, been spending some quality time outside with friends and family, should be able to get back to drawing next week ^^'
Have some of the picture I've taken meanwhile :blobfoxcamera:

#photography #dog #beach #sunset #sunsetphotography #astrophotography #stars #milkyway #overgrown #moss

A big black dog on a beach holding a huge stick in his mouth
The sunset through some grass/reeds
The night sky with many visible stars and a vague Milky Way at the top side of the picture
A reddish brown old log overgrown with moss and flowers in a forest
El Perro Negro
1 month ago

The summit of Mulhacén 3482m yesterday evening from our bivouac on the Collado de Siete Lagunas 3230m to the north. Milky Way showing in all it's glory. Cold temperatures too with strong wind blowing.

#Spain #trekking #hiking #SierraNevada #skies #stars #astrophotography

A dark mountain peak is in the lower photo. Above the Milky Way and hundreds of stars illuminate the skies
1 month ago

Ceiling lights reflected on a metal table.

#PhonePhotography #TextureTuesday #Light #Metal #Abstract #Stars

Close shot of a dark grey metal surface with shiny white concentric circumferences drawn by reflected light, they converge on their center forming a white circle.
On the bottom right corner, another set of circumferences mixes with the previous one.
Juan Carlos Muñoz
2 months ago

"The thing's hollow -- it goes on forever -- and -- oh my God! -- it's full of stars!"

An infrared image of the globular cluster NGC6723 snapped by ESO's VISTA #telescope in #Chile


#astronomy #astrodon #space #stars

A dark background is dotted with countless white and yellow stars in this image, almost like snow falling on a winter’s night. At the centre, the density of these dots increases, forming a circular bright white region where the background is almost completely obscured. This dense region is the globular cluster.
Spike - DoomWeasel Art
2 months ago

Hey everyone, I just opened an #inprnt shop! :blobfoxlurk2owonotice:

So if you want prints of my work please check it out:

I've mostly got my wildlife drawings up there at the moment but if there's any other art that you'd like, let me know and I'll add it.

#Art #Prints #GiftIdeas #ArtPrint #FantasyArt #Wildlife #FediGiftShop #WildlifeArt #FediArt #Ferret #Fox #stars #redpanda #BuyIntoArt #MastoArt #ArtistsOfMadtodon

Ballpoint pen drawing of a Fantasy ferret creature
Ballpoint pen drawing of a colourful bird
Ballpoint pen drawing of an otter
Coloured ballpoint pen drawing of a smiling fox
Stephen Shankland
2 months ago

Update: actually it's just a satellite. :( See thread.

Well, I can't say I'm any great shakes at astrophotography, but I did manage to see 3 Perseid meteors and photograph 2, despite clouds, light pollution, and camera fumbles. I'll put this is the successfully documented category, but it's not a great photo. 35mm (very cropped) 15 sec., f1.4, ISO 200.

#Perseid #Meteor #Astrophotography #stars #LightPollution #Photography

A thin line shows a Perseid meteor streaking from upper right toward lower left against a background of stars and some streaky clouds
Helen Czerski
2 months ago

The Perseid meteor shower is here! If you’re anywhere with minimal light pollution and a clear sky, do go out and look. #astronomy #sky #stars,will%20be%20visible%20to%20you.

El Perro Negro
2 months ago

Lots going on in the night skies at the moment, but didn't manage to get any of the Perseids meteors yesterday evening, just the occasional satellite.

#nightsky #night #sky #astrophotography #stars

A night sky full of stars with a few satellite lines showing. At the foot of the image is a chimney and a weather station
Starry Time Podcast
2 months ago

New episode of our #mythology & #astronomy #podcast comes out tomorrow morning! 🥳

This week we'll be covering the #myths and our #retconstellations of the #constellation Corona Australis.

What do you remember about the story of this constellation???

#myths #stories #storytelling #CoronaAustralis #Stars #GreekMythology #RomanMythology
📷: Sidney Hall, 1825

Drawing of the constellation Sagittarius (a centaur with a bow an arrow) with a wreath (crown) and telescope below. These constellation drawings were completed by Sidney Hall in 1825
Starry Time Podcast
2 months ago

In this week's short #astronomy focused episode about the #constellation Corona Australis, we discuss:
🤔 what this constellation looks like (or doesn't),
🗺️ where to find it
☀️ the brightest star (Bayer comin in HOT for Season 2)
💕 contact binaries,
and more!


#astrodon #astronomy #CoronaAustralis #Stars #Space #Science #podcast

Juan Carlos Muñoz
2 months ago

I just got this absolutely lovely #drawing of my "cosmic marble" photograph, drawn by a friend's daughter, and I'm over the moon about it (pun intended 😅 ). I love the attention to detail: the out-of-focus #stars , the reflections on the ball... There's nothing like inspiring young artists!

#MastoArt #sketch #astrodon #astronomy #astrophotography

A black and white hand drawing representing a night image of our galaxy, the Milky Way, captured through a crystal ball. There are elongated clouds crossing the image, both outside and inside the ball, representing the Milky Way band. The ball is sprinkled with tiny stars, with larger, hexagonal-shaped ones in the background, outside of the ball.
A photograph of the night sky featuring a crystal ball against the starry sky. Inside the ball, bright orange clouds and dark ones extend horizontally –– this is our galaxy, the Milky Way. The ball is sprinkled with tiny stars. The Milky Way and several stars are also in the background, outside of the crystal ball, but totally out of focus. The stars are shaped like polygons rather than circles. The crystal ball is resting on a small glass cube on top of a dark rectangular structure.
2 months ago

Star tiling with rhombuses and pentagons. #Stars #Tiling #Geometry #MathsArt #MathArt #MastoArt

Abstract geometrical art. Polygons tiled side by side in green blue, purple, orange red, and yellow. There are 5 and 10 pointed stars in the design