#universetoday photos & videos

176.3k Posts

Top Posts

Only if the city pollution wasn't in the way We can promote your photos on our account. Check the instructions in our bio: @astrography_
To also su...

Only if the city pollution wasn't in the way We can promote your photos on our account. Check the instructions in our bio: @astrography_ To also submit Astro Photography use #Astrography_ Photo credits: @arun_brahmaniya

Alone 
We can promote your photos on our account. Check the instructions in our bio: @astrography_
To also submit Astro Photography use #Astrograph...

Alone We can promote your photos on our account. Check the instructions in our bio: @astrography_ To also submit Astro Photography use #Astrography_ Photo credits:@astron8

Canada's provincial and National Parks provide some of the best constellation views. 🌟⭐😍🇨🇦 We can promote your photos on our account. Check the...

Canada's provincial and National Parks provide some of the best constellation views. 🌟⭐😍🇨🇦 We can promote your photos on our account. Check the instructions in our bio: @astrography_ To also submit Astro Photography use #Astrography_ Photo credits: @vincentzhangyi

Basic!!
.
Beautiful and clear night at Pescadero.
Right before clouds start rolling in.
.
Pescadero, California
.
Don't forget to check out my new ...

Basic!! . Beautiful and clear night at Pescadero. Right before clouds start rolling in. . Pescadero, California . Don't forget to check out my new portrait account. @buhayphotography . DM or email me for shoot, prints and collaboration. buhayphotography.com 😊 . ========================== . ISO: 3200 Aperture: F/2.8 Focal Length: 14mm Exposure Time: 30 seconds White Balance: Auto Focus: Manual Mode Setting: Manual Image Format: Raw Camera: @Sony A7r II Lens: @Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Tripod:  @Manfrottoimaginemore BeFree Special Edition Orange Travel Tripod Remote/Trigger:  @neewer intervalometer Filter: N/A . ========================== . [email protected] . ========================== . . . . . . . #Pescadero #California #SFBayarea  #NBCBayArea #SFGate #Wildcalifornia #newmilkyway #Conquer_Ca #californiacaptures #ABC7Now #Love #SFGuide #passionpassport #beautifuldestinations #milkywaychasers #ig_astrophotography #all2epic #astrophotography #rebels_united #night_excl @nightphotography_exclusive #fantastic_earth @fantastic_earth #globalcapture @globalcapture #ig_shotz_le @ig_shotz_le #naturelove_world @naturelove_world #earthfocus @earthfocus #longexposure_shots @longexposure_shots #artofvisuals @artofvisuals #astrography_ @astrography_ #global_exposures @global_exposures

Latest Instagram Photos

Waxing Gibbous 77% - pretty by day and beautiful by night. ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️

Waxing Gibbous 77% - pretty by day and beautiful by night. ◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️◽️

The almost Full Moon! Oh man I love this warm weather 🍺
.
Photo taken with the Celestron Edge HD 8" telescope and the Canon 6D DSLR camera (prime ...

The almost Full Moon! Oh man I love this warm weather 🍺 . Photo taken with the Celestron Edge HD 8" telescope and the Canon 6D DSLR camera (prime focus). This is a single shot with an exposure time of 1/100 seconds at ISO 100. The focal length of the telescope is 2032mm (f/10). . April 26, 2018.

Moonlit ⭐️ trails
.
.
This is a stack of 27 long exposures of the Trap Mountain near the Mules Ear overlook. The landscape is so bright because of ...

Moonlit ⭐️ trails . . This is a stack of 27 long exposures of the Trap Mountain near the Mules Ear overlook. The landscape is so bright because of the illumination from 15% waxing crescent moon. Hope you’ll like this pic! 📷: 03/21/18 . . #earthskyscience  #spacedotcom  #aaadotorg  #youresa  #universetoday #teamcanon #astrosprout . . . #yourshotphotographer #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nps #optoutside #thenakedsingularity #findyourpark #pro_astrophoto #spacenation #texas #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #igtexas #texastodo #bigbendnps #bosplanet #photoshop #astrophotography #nightphotography #igworldclub_astrophotography #startrails #night_excl #canon

No doubt a night to remember. Always captured in one shot no comps here 🤙🏻
.
.
Camera gear - @sonyalpha A7III / @tokinausa Firn AF 20MM F2.0 / @h...

No doubt a night to remember. Always captured in one shot no comps here 🤙🏻 . . Camera gear - @sonyalpha A7III / @tokinausa Firn AF 20MM F2.0 / @hoyafilterusa Intensifier. Camera settings - 25 seconds / ISO 4000 / F2.0

Joshua Tree Arch - I took this when I was first testing out the new Sigma 14-24 f2.8 lens. I shot it a bit differently than many of my images, so I...

Joshua Tree Arch - I took this when I was first testing out the new Sigma 14-24 f2.8 lens. I shot it a bit differently than many of my images, so I thought it would be fun to share a bit of what went in to creating it. I took 8 separate exposures for the sky that were stacked to help reduce noise. Each exposure was 15 seconds long at ISO4000. I used a program called Sequator to align and stack the images. The foreground was a single exposure at 120 seconds | f2.8 | ISO1600. After I had the combined sky images, I took them and masked out the foreground to use this longer exposure. I then applied separate edits to the sky and foreground as I would for any normal edit. The intention of shooting this way was to hopefully come back with an all around cleaner image that allowed me to pull more detail from both the foreground and sky. Let me know what you think! Sony A7RII - @sigmaphoto 14-24 f2.8 ART Edited on Dell XPS15 # Follow us to be featured . . via @jackfusco . . . #moon #telescope #thedailycosmos #universetoday #astrophotography #spaceshuttle #longexposure #astro_photography_ #fantastic_universe #exploration #milkywaystars #milkywaypics #milkywaychaser

Orion Nebula - I finally got it! This is something I've wanted to try and shoot for a long time. I took this out near the Anza Borrego Desert, so I...

Orion Nebula - I finally got it! This is something I've wanted to try and shoot for a long time. I took this out near the Anza Borrego Desert, so I would have great dark skies to work with. If you magnified at night, you can actually make out the Orion Nebula on the back of the camera! However this capture only came after a couple failed attempts. My tracker slipped the first time and the second time my timelapse app didn't work right. I wasn't sure if things were going to work out on my third attempt, so it was tough to hop in the car to drive a few hours to dark skies. I eventually came home with enough images to give putting it together a go. The edit came from a bunch of experimenting and a few times where I started things all over. I know there's no shortage of insanely beautiful and detailed images of the Orion Nebula, but it was a lot of fun to try for myself. I'm not quite ready to jump in to deep space imaging, or what was astrophotography before that term became a bit more generalized, but I'd like to think I'll get there one day. Hope you enjoy it! Sony A7RII - Sigma 150-600mm iOptron SkyTracker Pro pushfurther # Follow us to be featured . . via @jackfusco . . . #hubble #astronaut #cosmos #nasa #universetoday #astronomy #exploration #milkywaychaser #amazing #astro_photography_ #milkywaycases #milkywaypics #planets #Spaceflight #timelessuniverse #super_longexpo #elitelongexposures

All that's Left
After the old building was demolished, all that's still standing is this lovely old brick chimney. It seems somehow timeless as the...

All that's Left After the old building was demolished, all that's still standing is this lovely old brick chimney. It seems somehow timeless as the milky way galactic core rises above in the background. # plz double tab if you love it . . via @nightscapeimages . . . #universetoday #nasa #astronomer #universe #hubble #astrophysics #nightscaper #nightsky #planets #nightlaunch #constellation #ig_astrophotography #milkywaychasers #wotn_milkyway #fullmoon #endeavour #Spaceflight #elitelongexposures #photography #longexposure #amazing

presents the

N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ...
.

@wvrbasso
.

Alone ~ Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia. Congratulations to William ...

presents the N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ... . @wvrbasso . Alone ~ Lake Brown / Campion, Western Australia. Congratulations to William Vrbasso. “There is nothing quite like being alone in the empty dark landscape under a night filled with stars and the faint glow of the milkyway. The gentle breeze seems to accentuate the loneliness of the dry salt lake as it lies in silent reflection of the dark sea of space above,” says William. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - MORE from William: Here on the lake bed I sent forth my brother with a camera flash out onto the lake whilst I scrambled up a rocky ridge to gain altitiude and distance. This way I could capture the expanse of the dry lake and better contrast its emptiness with that of the small, solitary figure that wanders in the middle. - I used an iOptron sky tracking mount to take this 3 x 7 panel mosaic. A Canon EOS6d (modified) was used through a Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens stopped down to f/3.2. All camera and lens settings were kept the same for all panels, and all shots were taken one immediately after the other. The iOptron tracking mount was used for the sky and turned off for the foreground panels. Stitching in PTGui, colour balance and background neutralisation in Pixinsight, noise reduction, saturation and some brightness / contrast adjustment in Photoshop. Details below. - EXIF: EOS6D modified | Canon 85mm f1.2 | f/3.2 | UV/IR cut-filter | iOptron mount | ISO3200 | 30sec | 21 x panels. - SOCIAL: www.stellaraustralis.com fb.com/stellaraustralis . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . # Follow us if you liked this. . . via @roycebairphoto . . . #astronomy #telescope #hubble #galaxy #astrophoto #universetoday #milkywaychasers #spacestation #rocket #ig_astrophotography #milkywaycases #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayhair #Spacegram #interstellar #fantastic_universe #nightphotography

Clouds of Andromeda.

The beautiful Andromeda Galaxy is often imaged by planet Earth-based astronomers. Also known as M31, the nearest large spiral...

Clouds of Andromeda. The beautiful Andromeda Galaxy is often imaged by planet Earth-based astronomers. Also known as M31, the nearest large spiral galaxy is a familiar sight with dark dust lanes, bright yellowish core, and spiral arms traced by blue starlight. A mosaic of well-exposed broad and narrow-band image data, this colorful, premier portrait of our neighboring island universe offers strikingly unfamiliar features though, faint reddish clouds of glowing ionized hydrogen gas in the same wide field of view. Still, the ionized hydrogen clouds likely lie in the foreground of the scene, well within our Milky Way Galaxy. They could be associated with the pervasive, dusty interstellar cirrus clouds scattered hundreds of light-years above our own galactic plane. If they were located at the 2.5 million light-year distance of the Andromeda Galaxy they would be enormous, since the Andromeda Galaxy itself is 200,000 or so light-years across. Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) _______________________________________ # Follow us to be featured . . via @yourdailyuniverse . . . #milkyway #hubble #telescope #nightscaper #nasa #iss #astrophoto #milkyways #moon #universetoday #Spaceflight #milkywaypics #longexposure #planets #launch #ig_astrophotography #amazing #stargazing #solarsystem #milkywaystars #spacestation #photography #elitelongexposures #milkywaycases #super_longexpo

Big thanks to @gibsonpics and Peter Myers at #OPT for helping with the purchase of my new QHY16200A CCD camera. Great people to deal with! If you n...

Big thanks to @gibsonpics and Peter Myers at #OPT for helping with the purchase of my new QHY16200A CCD camera. Great people to deal with! If you need any astronomical equipment don’t hesitate to deal with these guys. AAA+ Service!

Morning summer vibe 🤙🏼

Morning summer vibe 🤙🏼

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - #carlsagan

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - #carlsagan

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - #carlsagan

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - #carlsagan

El arco de los sueños de lado a lado en playa Rajada. Planeado con @photopills

El arco de los sueños de lado a lado en playa Rajada. Planeado con @photopills

"Rear View Milky Way"
Objects in mirror are not always closer than they appear 😅

The reflections in this image are real - what you see in the mir...

"Rear View Milky Way" Objects in mirror are not always closer than they appear 😅 The reflections in this image are real - what you see in the mirror is what the camera captured. I took this scene in Panoche Rd, a rural road in Northern California, sometime last year. Barely noticeable, the "winter" Milky Way it's actually visible above the mirror, in the sky - nice serendipity! The image is a focus stack of two images taken one after another, that is, I took two photos of the same thing, each focused differently, for a better depth of view. In this case, the first photograph was focused on the landscape, sky and the big mirror, and the second one was focused on the car, so the mirror frame and smaller wide-angle mirror would also be in focus. Hope you like it! #deepskycolors  #universetoday  #universe_dope  #night_excl

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known -- Carl Sagan. ❤️

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known -- Carl Sagan. ❤️

All the craters on the moon are so addictive to look at so I took three more 🤓🙈

All the craters on the moon are so addictive to look at so I took three more 🤓🙈

This is NOT an answer or an excuse anymore! Every single industry can benefit from using social media and develop a fan base that values the inform...

This is NOT an answer or an excuse anymore! Every single industry can benefit from using social media and develop a fan base that values the information that is published. ⠀ .⠀ Come on people! We know you're better than this!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ FREE Hands-on Training In Planning & Executing your instagram Campaigns. Learn about how you can boost the effectiveness of your social media initiatives through better social media education and training. LINK IN BIO👌🏻 Follow @GETInstaDownloads ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤   #styleblogger #streetphotographer #HypeBeast #lensculture #exploremore #lifestyleblog #thehappynow #storytelling #postthepeople #makemoments #streetlife #everydayeverywhere  #nightsky #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #fs_longexpo #longexpoelite #rsa_night #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #landscapelovers #unitedstatesofamerica #igersusa #loves_united_states #americandream #unlimitedusa  #focalmarked

Good Morning 😃 Take note. You are your only limit.
 FREE Hands-on Training In Planning & Executing your instagram Campaigns.

Learn about how you ...

Good Morning 😃 Take note. You are your only limit.  FREE Hands-on Training In Planning & Executing your instagram Campaigns. Learn about how you can boost the effectiveness of your social media initiatives through better social media education and training. LINK IN BIO👌🏻 Follow @GETInstaDownloads ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤   #styleblogger #streetphotographer #HypeBeast #lensculture #exploremore #lifestyleblog #thehappynow #storytelling #postthepeople #makemoments #streetlife #everydayeverywhere  #nightsky #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #fs_longexpo #longexpoelite #rsa_night #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #landscapelovers #unitedstatesofamerica #igersusa #loves_united_states #americandream #unlimitedusa  #focalmarked

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. The elongat...

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. The elongated dark globule is part of a region of star formation that lies 2,450 light-years away from earth. It consists of dense gas that is being compressed by the intense radiation from a nearby massive star which lies outside of this image. The compression of the gas in the globule is triggering the formation of stars within it, with some stars as young as 100,000 years old. A Takahashi TOA-150 telescope was used along with an SBIG STT-8300 camera. Exposure time was a total of 21 hours acquired though narrowband filters that captures light from ionized hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur gases. www.MillerAstroPix.com

guys someone took a bite out of the moon tonight oh no

guys someone took a bite out of the moon tonight oh no

M101 is a face-on galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Ursa Major. As one of the more famous objects in the...

M101 is a face-on galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Ursa Major. As one of the more famous objects in the Messier Catalog, it is commonly known as the Pinwheel Galaxy. M101 is a large galaxy comparable in size to the Milky Way. With a diameter of 170,000 light-years it is roughly equal the size of the Milky Way. It has a disk mass on the order of 100 billion solar masses. This image was taken a couple years ago at New Mexico Skies near Cloudcroft New Mexico with a Takahashi FRC 300 telescope.

The Pelican (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an emission nebula with a distinctive shape that resembles its name. The nebula is located nearb...

The Pelican (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an emission nebula with a distinctive shape that resembles its name. The nebula is located nearby the star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus, and is adjacent to the familiar North America Nebula. It is about 2,000 light-years away. The light from young stars is heating gas within the nebula, resulting in an ionization front visible in bright orange on the right. This image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope and an SBIG STT-8300 camera. Images include 10 hours each (30 hours total) though HA (Hydrogen) OIII (Oxygen) and SII (Sulfur) filters that captures the emission of these respective elements. www.MillerAstroPix.com .

Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers, and is famous for the dust lane across its ...

Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers, and is famous for the dust lane across its middle. It resides in the constellation of Centaurus and is around 13 million light years from Earth. The galaxy has a very strange shape, which scientists think was caused by a large elliptical galaxy and a smaller spiral galaxy colliding a long time ago. There is a supermassive black hole at the center of Centaurus A which has the mass of 55 million​ ​suns like ours. By comparison, the back hole at the center of our own Milky Way has a mass of 4 million suns. The twisted shapes in the center are from the back hole emitting very powerful jets of energy made up of x-rays and radio waves. Centaurus A was one of the first places humans were ever able to detect radio waves coming from that was outside of Earth. Images totaled 4 hours and were taken through an SBIG ST-10 camera and Takahashi FRC-300 telescope.

The Cygnus wall is part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive outline popularly called The North America Nebula. At a distance of 1500 lig...

The Cygnus wall is part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive outline popularly called The North America Nebula. At a distance of 1500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, the ridge spans 20 light years and is one of the highest concentrations of star formation in the region. This version used Sulfur II, Hydrogen Alpha, and Oxygen III narrowband filters to capture ionized gas from those specific elements. After the data was captured, the SII data was assigned to red, OIII to blue and SII to red in Photoshop. This configuration of elements to color is referred to as the “Hubble Palate.” 25 hours of total exposures were used to create this image with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope and SBIG STT-8300 camera.

This image was taken just outside of Boulder, Colorado with a Takahashi FSQ-106 106mm F5 telescope. The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is a large emi...

This image was taken just outside of Boulder, Colorado with a Takahashi FSQ-106 106mm F5 telescope. The California Nebula (NGC 1499) is a large emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus. It is 1500 light years distant, and spans approximately 100 light years in length. Its red fluorescence is primarily due to excitation of hydrogen atoms in the nebula by the nearby star Menkib, seen at the bottom of the nebula in this image. Images included 5 hours (15 images at 20 minutes) though an HA (Hydrogen) filter, 5 hours (15 at 20 minutes) through an OIII (Oxygen) and 2 hours (24 at 5 minutes) each through red, green and blue filters.

The Cave Nebula can be found within the constellation Cephius, and is some 2,400 light years away. This cloud of emission (red) and reflection (blu...

The Cave Nebula can be found within the constellation Cephius, and is some 2,400 light years away. This cloud of emission (red) and reflection (blue) nebula is a star forming region which spans some 35 light years across. The nebula gets its name from the dark lane abutting the brightest curve of emission nebulosity which gives the appearance of a deep cave when seen through a telescope visually. A total of 18 hours of exposures were used through HA (hydrogen narrowband), luminance, red green and blue filters. Capture was made with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor.

This is a wide angle view of the Heart (IC1805) and Soul (IC1848) nebula located within the constellation Cassiopeia. They reside within the Perseu...

This is a wide angle view of the Heart (IC1805) and Soul (IC1848) nebula located within the constellation Cassiopeia. They reside within the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy at a distance of 6000 and 6500 light years away respectively. The Heart (upper right) is named after its resemblance to the human heart. The Soul (lower left) has been associated with a small human body or embryo. The Heart and Soul stretch out 300 light-years across in an area that is is very active with star formations. Both nebula contain star clusters which have blown surrounding material into the red/orange colored bubbles. This image was taken through narrow band filters which pass a very small bandwidth of light emitted by ionized hydrogen (green), oxygen, (blue) and sulfur (red). This is a Mosaic of 2 images taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106 telescope and STL-11000 camera.

IC 1318, or the Gamma Cygni Nebula lies within the constellation Cygnus the Swan, also known as the Northern Cross. Sadr, the brightest star within...

IC 1318, or the Gamma Cygni Nebula lies within the constellation Cygnus the Swan, also known as the Northern Cross. Sadr, the brightest star within IC 1318 and in the upper left of the image, is the center of Northern Cross. The butterfly nebula to the left of Sadr is bisected by a long dark dust lane that separates the “wings”. The Crescent, an emission nebula lies to the lower right. The distance for IC 1318 and the Crescent nebula is estimated at 5,000 light years. This is an image captured through narrowband filters that capture the emission of ionized hydrogen (green), oxygen (blue) and Sulphur (red). A Takahashi TOA-150 telescope was used.

The Helix Nebula or NGC 7293, is a planetary nebula that can be located in the constellation Aquarius and sits at a distance of 650 light years. Th...

The Helix Nebula or NGC 7293, is a planetary nebula that can be located in the constellation Aquarius and sits at a distance of 650 light years. The white dot at the center of the Helix is the hot central star, which has ejected material as it reaches the final stages in its stellar evolution. The star's outer layers of material have expanded and cooled, creating a huge composition of dust and gas that spans two light years across. Radiation flowing from the dying star ionizes this gas, causing it to glow. This star is destined to become a white dwarf, a shrunken, super-dense object that can pack a sun's worth of material into a sphere the size of Earth. This image was taken with Takahashi TOA-150 and PlaneWave 400 telescopes, with 20 hours of HA and 4 hours each of red, green and blue data.

M81, or “Bode’s galaxy” is a spiral galaxy that lies 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Along with M82, it forms one of t...

M81, or “Bode’s galaxy” is a spiral galaxy that lies 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Along with M82, it forms one of the finest pairs of galaxies that can be viewed through small telescopes. The spiral arms wind all the way down into the nucleus and are made up of young, bluish, hot stars formed in the past few million years, while the central bulge contains older, redder stars. M81 was discovered by J.E. Bode of Berlin in 1774. I took the luminance data with a Takahashi FRC-300 near Cloudcroft New Mexico. The RGB color data was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 in Boulder Colorado.

M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. They can be spotted throughout the years as they circumnavigate around the Nort...

M81 and M82 are a pair of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major. They can be spotted throughout the years as they circumnavigate around the North Star Polaris. The spiral galaxy M81 at right, is strongly interacting with the galaxy M81 to the left, resulting in M82’s irregular shape The gravity from M81 has resulted violent star forming regions and colliding gas clouds so energetic the galaxy glows in X-rays. The pair lie 12 million light years from earth but only 150,000 light years from each other. What surrounds the galaxies is the integrated flux nebula, a reflection nebula of gas and dust not lit by a single star, but the light of the entire Milky Way Galaxy. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. www.MillerAstroPix.com.

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. This elonga...

The Elephant Trunk nebula is a concentration of dust and gas that lies in constellation Cepheus. It is part of a larger nebula, IC1396. This elongated dark globule is part of a region of star formation that lies 2,450 light-years away from earth. It is a region of dense gas that is being compressed by the intense radiation from a nearby massive star, which lies to the left outside of this image. The compression of the gas in the globule is triggering the formation of stars within it, some as young as 100,000 years old. This image was captured with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor and through three filters that pass only 5nm of light from ionized hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur. Seven hours of images were taken through each of the three filters, with green assigned to hydrogen, blue to oxygen and red to sulfur.

The Pacman nebula, or NGC 281 is a star forming region that lies 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is approximate...

The Pacman nebula, or NGC 281 is a star forming region that lies 10,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is approximately 80 light years across. NGC 281 is an emission nebula which gets its color from elements that are excited by nearby stars. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. Each color represents a particular wavelength of light and hence a particular element in the gas cloud. In this image, hydrogen is mapped to green, oxygen blue and sulfur red.

This image features the Orion Nebula (M42) with the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973) sitting ½ degree northeast (above). M42 i...

This image features the Orion Nebula (M42) with the Running Man Nebula (NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973) sitting ½ degree northeast (above). M42 is a well-known, bright nebula in the constellation Orion that can be seen with the naked eye. It lies at a distance of 1,300 lights years, and is the closest region of massive star formation to earth. The Orion Nebula is an example of a stellar nursery where new stars are being born with approximately 700 stars in various stages of formation. The Running Man is a reflection nebula that lies 5,000 light-years from Earth and shines blue from the light of the young, not fully developed stars that scatter light more effective at the bluer end of the electromagnetic spectrum than the red. This scattering takes place when light streaming from the stars interacts with coarse grains of interstellar dust. NGC 1977 stretches above center, separated from NGC 1973 (below right) and NGC 1975 (below left) by darker regions of obscuring dust. This image totals nine hours of exposures through HA, red, green and blue filters using a Takahashi TOA-130 telescope and SBIG STL-1100 camera.

The Crab nebula, or messier designation M1, resides in the constellation Taurus and is a remnant of a super nova that occurred back in the year 105...

The Crab nebula, or messier designation M1, resides in the constellation Taurus and is a remnant of a super nova that occurred back in the year 1054. The super nova was witnessed and documented by Chinese astronomers. At the center of the nebula lies a neutron star 28–30 km across with a spin rate of 30 times per second. The Crab Nebula lies some 6,500 light years across, and spans 11 light years. This image was taken with a Takahashi MT-200 telescope for HA and RGB data, and with a remote GRAS observatory for the luminance data.

#astrofotografia #circunpolar #trazadeestrellas #universetoday @universetoday
Estación Astronómica Dr Carlos U. Cesco, El Leoncito, San Juan, Argen...

#astrofotografia #circunpolar #trazadeestrellas #universetoday @universetoday Estación Astronómica Dr Carlos U. Cesco, El Leoncito, San Juan, Argentina

#astrofotografia #leonidas #astrphotography
#astrofoto #fotografianoctura #universetoday @universetoday
Algunas Leonidas cerca de las Nubes de Maga...

#astrofotografia #leonidas #astrphotography #astrofoto #fotografianoctura #universetoday @universetoday Algunas Leonidas cerca de las Nubes de Magallanes Estación Astronómica Dr Carlos U. Cesco, El Leoncito, San Juan, Argentina

#vialactea #astrofotografia 
#trazadeestrellas #asphotography #turismoastronomico #foto
#fotografíanocturna #universetoday @universetoday
La Vía Lá...

#vialactea #astrofotografia #trazadeestrellas #asphotography #turismoastronomico #foto #fotografíanocturna #universetoday @universetoday La Vía Láctea emergiendo del Complejo Astronómico Ruso Estación Astronómica Dr Carlos U. Cesco, El Leoncito, San Juan, Argentina

This is an image of the southwest arm of the Andromeda galaxy or M31. This galaxy lies at a distance of 2.5 million light years in the constellatio...

This is an image of the southwest arm of the Andromeda galaxy or M31. This galaxy lies at a distance of 2.5 million light years in the constellation Andromeda. Andromeda is the brightest and closest of all spiral galaxies. From sufficiently dark areas, it can be seen with the naked eye and can be easily viewed through binoculars. To think that one can walk outside, and have photons hit your pupils that left 2.5 million years ago never ceases to amaze me. Andromeda lies 220,000 light years across, and is estimated to contain from 200 to 400 billion stars. Where nearly all galaxies are racing away from earth due to cosmic expansion, Andromeda is moving towards us, and is targeted to collide with our own galaxy in 4.5 billion years. The southwest arm is of interest (well, they are both pretty interesting) because it contains NGC 206, the blue section (center of image). NGC 206 contains massive blue stars less than 10 million years old. To the lower left of the image can been scene a companion galaxy M32. The other arm also has a companion galaxy, M110. Taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 telescope from Boulder, Colorado USA.

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) lies in the summer constellation, Cygnus the Swan. The Crescent is an emission nebula spanning 25 light years and si...

The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) lies in the summer constellation, Cygnus the Swan. The Crescent is an emission nebula spanning 25 light years and sits about 5,000 light years from earth. Gas is energized by a Wolf-Rayett star that is located in the middle of the nebula’s shell. Image was taken with a Takahashi TOA-150 refractor. This image consists of 9 hours of exposures through a HA (hydrogen) and 10 hours through an OIII (oxygen) filters narrowband filters. Narrowband filters isolate emitted light from these specific atoms that have been energized by the massive Wolf-Rayett star. Oxygen is the third most prevalent element within the cosmos.

La Vía Láctea en todo su esplendor - Punta Piedras, BuenosAires, Argentina
#astrofotografia #vialactea #astrophotographer #astrophoto #photograpy #...

La Vía Láctea en todo su esplendor - Punta Piedras, BuenosAires, Argentina #astrofotografia #vialactea #astrophotographer #astrophoto #photograpy #universetoday @universetoday