Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tis the Season for Zodiacal Light; Take a Shot at the “Tall Twilight”

Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky. Where do we even begin here? When you’re one of the most prolific night sky imagers out there, it’s hard to meet the bar you have raised for yourself time and time again but … Continue reading

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PER ASPERA AD ASTRA

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA. In the video above (there is no audio but still amazing to see) you can actually see exactly when the above photo was taken at 30:37 in the video. Most enter the last week of … Continue reading

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Road to the Heavens

Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Ver Sprill. Here’s a great image of the Milky Way galaxy passing across the South Dakota night near Badlands National Park. You may notice that, in this image that although the galactic nucleus is fairly … Continue reading

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Far Away and Long Ago

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. When the light from the galaxy in this image left and headed our way, the dinosaurs were still happily grazing on trees….and each other (depending on who you were). In fact they … Continue reading

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The Colorful End

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). This beautiful structure is a planetary nebula and it’s the result of when a star roughly eight solar masses or less, ends its life. These stars (like our … Continue reading

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Fire In The Unicorn

Image Credit & Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and N.S. van der Bliek (NOAO/AURA/NSF) Located roughly 2,700 light years away in the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn; is this beautiful region known as Monoceros R2 (Mon R2) with the … Continue reading

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The Wonder Beyond

Image Credit & Copyright: Brook Wassall. We made it past hump day and we’re well on our way downhill to another weekend which I hope all of you take full advantage of. Hopefully, this image by Brook Wassall will serve … Continue reading

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