You know I heard we are really lucky of where we are in the galaxy.
We are on one of it's outer arms, which means we have a much clearer view of things outside our galaxy, and a nice big view of our own galaxy.
Also, "bye", your picture of the moon looks professional
Since everyone is posting their photos of stars, I will as well:
One photo, 30 second exposure, f2.8 aperture, 1600 ISO.
How do you compensate for the moment of Earth when you are stacking exposures images? Do you have to position them manually?
Well I was trying to compile my exposures from a while back and I found something cool!
It MIGHT be a nebula To who ever wants to figure It out be my guest, I don't remember the date
I didn't know you could see nebula's so clearly. Are you sure it's one?
Well since you can see the Andromeda galaxy with the naked eye, I would assume you could see a nebula.
That's the Orion Nebular, my favorite Sky Object.
various sofwares calculate the movement and automatically stacks the photos after adjusting their rotation a tiny bit, it detects the stars. The stacking process is quite long.
I used about 12 photos for that shot. including dark frames for noise removal
http://www.astronomie.be/registax/ -- for planetary stacking
http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html -- for dope deep sky stacking abilities
they're both free
My favourite thing in the sky would probably be the Eagle Nebula.
Thank god I won't be alive then, I don't want to see that thing get destroyed.
Also, this thread has inspired me to get a half decent camera
Also, I love Spore since you can go around the galaxy and fine planets with life and interact with other highly intelligent space species.
I actually never beat it, I just played up until the tribal stage and couldn't figure out what to do so I cheated to the space stage. no regrets.
All I ever do in it is explore anyway
We got a game that told us pirates were invading every three minutes and expected us to save a fifty-system empire on our own.
Why do some of them have black dots at the centre?
These tributes are great.
Number 8 has been blocked by the Discovery Channel due to copyright. How lovely
13 by somebody else.
15 too :(
I love these.
Oh and how do we know the pillars of creation no longer exist when someone said we wouldn't be able to see them in a thousand years and they were destroyed some 6,000 years ago? Wouldn't it take a thousand more light years for us to know then?