Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discuss celestial objects and phenomena outside the Earth's atmosphere, Earth-launched satellites and exploratory missions, etc....

Moderators: Calilasseia, ADParker

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3961  Postby newolder » Jun 11, 2018 12:15 pm

Oooh! Aahhh! Nice 1. Lots of spinning stuff thereabouts. Wheee!
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 4974
Age: 7
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3962  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 12, 2018 12:46 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3963  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 13, 2018 12:46 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3964  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 14, 2018 1:46 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3965  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 15, 2018 12:13 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3966  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 16, 2018 1:02 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3967  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 16, 2018 9:04 pm

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3968  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Mars Engulfed

Doesn't look like much fun for any future Mars colonists.
but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3969  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 19, 2018 1:31 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3970  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am

Ancients of Sea and Sky

I really like this one.
but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3971  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 21, 2018 12:54 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3972  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 22, 2018 1:34 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3973  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 22, 2018 10:13 pm

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3974  Postby Macdoc » Jun 23, 2018 1:38 pm

Right time, right place, to the milli-second..

Image

Sometimes, nature is the best art director!

When Uwe Reichert grabbed his camera and tripod on the evening of 16 June 2018, he intended simply to image the conjunction of the then-three-day old Moon and the bright Venus.

In his backyard, near Heidelberg, Germany, trees and bushes blocked the view towards the western horizon, so he strolled through the neighbourhood searching for a better viewpoint. After taking a few pictures from various positions, he finally ended up on the outskirts of the town where he could see both celestial objects shining above some scattered clouds in the far distance.

He set the focal length of his 100-400mm telephoto lens to 180mm, chose a small aperture of f/10 so that bright Venus might produce some pictorial rays and switched the sensitivity to ISO 4000 to keep the exposure time short enough to avoid blurring due to Earth’s rotation. By cosmic chance, in the same instant that he pressed the button of the camera's remote control, Reichert saw something bright falling from the sky.



more
http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images ... Moon_Venus
Travel photos > https://500px.com/macdoc/galleries
EO Wilson in On Human Nature wrote:
We are not compelled to believe in biological uniformity in order to affirm human freedom and dignity.
User avatar
Macdoc
 
Posts: 13926
Age: 71
Male

Country: Canada/Australia
Australia (au)
 
Birthday
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3975  Postby newolder » Jun 23, 2018 2:21 pm

2.8 kiloton equivalent meteor pop near Kursk, Russia, 21st June.
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 4974
Age: 7
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3976  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 23, 2018 10:16 pm

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3977  Postby newolder » Jun 24, 2018 9:27 am

Curiosity has only recently got that drill bit working again. Seems the fix was a bit over the top, dust creation wise. :lol:
Geometric forgetting gives me loops. - Nima A-H
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 4974
Age: 7
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post


Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3979  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 25, 2018 1:16 am

but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Astronomy Picture of the Day

#3980  Postby i have no avatar » Jun 26, 2018 1:33 am

Hayabusa2 Approaches Asteroid Ryugu

Orbit- return, impactors, hoverers, surface hoppers, and a rover. Awesome.

Please also see this thread.
but i do have a signature
i have no avatar
 
Posts: 381
Male

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

PreviousNext

Return to Astronomy & Space Science

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 5 guests