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.
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):
Each has, on average, about 100 billion #stars.
That is 10²¹ habitable worlds in the small corner of the universe that we can observe.
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.
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.
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
“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.
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: https://www.astrobin.com/v7ffu3/
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.
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: https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/astronomy-photographer-year/exhibition
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.
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.
Cats on a tree looking at moon
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. https://rickberk.pixels.com/featured/night-school-rick-berk.html
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.
gated by darkness
careful steps along the path
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"Sailing The Universe" by James DeFazio
Prints and more available at:
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!
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
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.
⭐ 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.
'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: https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2313/
Video summary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9CRZhN6Vxw
Illustration: ESO/L. Calçada
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:
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.
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.
What do you remember about the story of this constellation???
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,
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!