The Andromeda galaxy, the the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. The smoke finally cleared out enough from the forest fires that I was able to get some shots. This picture is about an hour of exposure time and about 50 photos stacked, at 4am in the morning! #astrophotography#universetoday#andromeda#space #
Tbh I’m not satisfied with how this photo turned out. This was my first Milky Way shot of the year and I made the mistake of bumping up my ISO too high. Although, my favorite thing isn’t of the meteor in the middle of the shot, but of Mars on the bottom left. 🌌
Gotta turn the brightness up for this one... From right to left: Glass Mountain, Temple of the Sun, and Temple of the Moon.
Plus a tiny Perseid
Shot with the @sigmaphoto 14mm on the @nikonusa D850
Bonus. It is hard to realize, but Glass Mountain is a protrusion of Gypsum, or Selenite, straight out of the Earth. It is absolutely incredible to see up close, as there are just huge slabs of reflective and translucent crystal making up this fifteen foot tall structure.
Look toward the constellation Cygnus, 👀 you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and San Diego State University, used NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to identify the new planet, Kepler-1647b. Kepler-1647 is 3,700 light-years away and approximately 4.4 billion years old, roughly the same age as Earth. The stars are similar to the sun, with one slightly larger than our home star and the other slightly smaller. The planet has a mass and radius nearly identical to that of Jupiter, making it the largest transiting circumbinary planet ever found.
The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is lit by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158.
Equipment, FSQ-106 EDXiii, QSI683wsg, Lodestar on a Paramount MyT.
Image acquisition from Deep Sky West Remote Observatory, in New Mexico.
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•The Garden of Infinite Compassion•
In 2005, the Dalai Lama honored the Wood River Valley with a visit and speech I can still remember today. He gifted the area with a prayer wheel, which was placed in this peaceful and serene location at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. I didn’t think I was going to be able to pull off this photo as I had visioned, but when it was all said and done it worked perfectly. Grasping the beauty of the wheel and surrounding garden, while lining it up with Milky Way arching from the glow of Hailey to the glow of Ketchum. I was even lucky enough to catch a final Perseid meteor to the far right, as the show was past its peak that occurred last Sunday.
Another lackluster sunset this afternoon here in Central Florida. Clear skies allowed for a crisp shot of the moon (72% waxing gibbous).
Nikon D7200 700mm f/8 1/200sec 100 ISO
1.4 Teleconverter (TC14-III)
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A stunning and starry waterfall scene captured here by @adamciner - providing a beautiful reminder of how amazing astrophotography adventures can get here in Appalachia. Check out Adam’s gallery for more! .
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