Sunday, May 20, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
.. 18-05-2018 ..
.. 11pm ..
PARA VER FOTOS EN HD ABRIR SIGUIENTE LINK
A cloudy day but they opened up a bit at sunset to catch Venus and the crescent moon, and what I think is Betelgeuse in the remaining sunset colors
SONNENAUFGANG ( AMANECER ) Taken by SchippeScheibe on May 19, 2018 @ Kempten im Allgäu (Deutschland)
New Planetarium in Korea Equipped with ZEISS Digital Projection Technology
“The technology from ZEISS will help students in particular to understand the cosmos and showcase the beauty of the universe,” says Head of Planetariums Martin Kraus.
The city library in the district of Yeonsu-gu, whose name means “starlight,” is a new building constructed on previously unused land. “I am delighted to see both books and extraordinary scientific films at the library,” says Mayor of Incheon Yoo Jung-bok. “Students can now study the night sky and the entire universe.”
Friday, May 18, 2018
ATTACK OF THE LASER GUIDE STARS Image Credit & License: European Southern Observatory / Gerhard Hudepohl (atacamaphoto.com)
Dodging powerful laser beams, a drone captured this stunning aerial view. The confrontation took place above the 8.2 meter diameter Very Large Telescopes of the Paranal Observatory on planet Earth. Firing during a test of the observatory's 4 Laser Guide Star Facility, the lasers are ultimately battling against the blurring effect of atmospheric turbulence by creating artificial guide stars. The guide stars are actually emission from laser excited sodium atoms at high altitudes within the telescopic field of view. Guide star image fluctuations are used in real-time to correct for atmospheric blurring by controlling a deformable mirror in the telescope's optical path. Known as adaptive optics, the technique can produce images at the diffraction limit of the telescope. That's the same sharpness you would get if the telescope were in space.
MOON AND VENUS CONJUNCTION Taken by Alexandre CROISIER on May 17, 2018 @ Plougerneau, Brittany, France
Bright conjunction between the crescent moon and venus.
I decided to shoot it with the lighthouse of Ile Vierge to create an original scene with nice reflections in the sea.
Canon 6d, 70 200 f2.8, iso 4000, 3.2s 105mm
Seeing this conjunction was amazing. The Earthshine was superb and the sharp Moon crescent, pairing with the beautiful Venus, was a stunning sight.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thunder of Spring
In the evening like summer, in a little blue sky,
I thought that the moon and Venus might be visible.
However, thunder clouds see bigger, lightning and thunder ...
Canon EOS5D MkIV, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED(24mm, f=2.8)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
.. reemplazando lamparas estrellas fijas PLANETARIO y reajustando controles con consola de comando ..
.. nos acompaño musicalmente ....
.. otra jornada retranqui .. 😃
This image is not blurry. It shows in clear detail that the largest satellite galaxy to our Milky Way, the Large Cloud of Magellan (LMC), rotates. First determined with Hubble, the rotation of the LMC is presented here with fine data from the Sun-orbiting Gaia satellite. Gaia measures the positions of stars so accurately that subsequent measurements can reveal slight proper motions of stars not previously detectable. The featured image shows, effectively, exaggerated star trails for millions of faint LMC stars. Inspection of the image also shows the center of the clockwise rotation: near the top of the LMC's central bar. The LMC, prominent in southern skies, is a small spiral galaxy that has been distorted by encounters with the greater Milky Way Galaxy and the lesser Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC).
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tonight it was as if Jupiter itself descended behind the hills in the distance, it was an amazing sunset through layers of clouds and low fog.