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.
In this place- Greece- they are trying to put the National Observatory under some stupid administrative ministerial madness, from a state of autonomous operation that is now. Seriously, I am not fully aware of the issue, but after Elon Musk, we will also have to ask permission from greek ministers to watch the stars?
#stars #sky #space
#astronomy #stars #exoplanets #VLT #HIP81208
An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics" reports the discovery of an object that could be a gas giant planet or a brown dwarf in the HIP 81208 system. A team of researchers analyzed data from the archive of the observations conducted with the SPHERE instrument mounted on the VLT in Chile discovering an object that was cataloged as HIP 81208 Cb orbiting the smaller of the two stars in this binary system.
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/
Quite an old photo (summer 2016) but still my favourite photo I've ever taken of the Milky Way. Taken at my parents' house in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. I haven't been able to take a photo as good as this one since!
This is not a stacked photo but a rather simple long exposure taken with my old Canon 1100D and its kit lens.
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.
Some shots of the Galactic Center I took up here in the gorgeous Berkshire Mountains. It was super fun putting all my new gadgets to work to get these shots! I’m super blown away at how much light this Sony 20mm f/1.8 G lens let’s in. These were shot at f/1.8, ISO 640, for 25 seconds. #photography #astrophotography #milkyway #galacticcenter #nightphotography #nightsky #stars #space #longexposure #night #galaxy #nature #cosmos #milkywaychasers #sonycamera #sonya7rv #sony20mmf18 #adobelightroom
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
promotional photograph of John Shelton and Lana Turner for 'We Who Are Young' (1940) #art #arts #movie #movies #cinema #blackandwhite #40s #1940s #film #films #retro #vintage #classic #photography #photographs #portrait #stars #hollywood #star #acting #actor #actors #performers #portraits #classicmovies #tcm #turnerclassicmovies
A quotation from Dante Alighieri:
So now we entered on that hidden path,
my lord and I, to move once more towards
a shining world. We did not care to rest.
We climbed, he going first and I behind,
until through some small aperture I saw
the lovely things the skies above us bear.
Now we came out, and once more saw the stars.
Full quote, sourcing, notes:
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.
If #Neutron #Stars Have Mountains, They Should Generate #GravitationalWaves
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.
Wrote a program to amplify stars in night photos. As far as I could tell there wasn't anything out there to do this - at least nothing open source. This detects the stars and then increases the brightness of only those pixels, leaving eveything else unaltered. Faint stars become brighter.
gated by darkness
careful steps along the path
#art #artwork #artist #artists #fediart #mastoart #mastodonart #colorful #colorfulart #stars #sky #night #nighttime #nightsky #poetry #poet #poets #poem #poems #haiku #smallpoems #writing #writingcommunity #nature #writer #writers #fun #cute #happy #rainbow #mandala #healing #inspiration #inspirational #feather #nativeamerican
"Raven Placing the Stars"
Acrylic painting on linen panel, 16" x 20"
A legend according to the Tlingit peoples of Alaska say that Raven placed the stars in the sky.
The authors show that the movement of stars is fully Keplerian up to distances of 26.5 kpc, with a decrease in rotational velocity as a function of distance.
So what happened to dark matter than makes the rotation profiles of similar nearby #galaxies flat?
For whom it may concern.
Feel free to upvote this topic.
#github #stars #lists
This is the only space painting I finished to the point of posting it, from 2020, depicting a stellar nursery.
I have no idea if it stands up, being an imagined scene using Hubble Space Telescope images, amongst others, as inspiration.
Spontaneous reposting based on seeing some cool space art just now and suddenly wanting to do some more...
#mastoArt #SpaceArt #stars #space #art #oldArt #sciFi
"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!