Category: astrophotography

Night sky just after sunset on March 24, 2012 …

Night sky just after sunset on March 24, 2012 with crescent moon and backlight, Jupiter, Venus and the Pleiades.

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Ritzelmut

Reflections of Venus and Moon Image Cred…

Reflections of Venus and Moon

Image Credit: Filippo Curti (Sanderphil Urban Observatory)

Venus, Mars, and the Crescent Moon in Conjun…

Venus, Mars, and the Crescent Moon in Conjunction

Image credit:

Frank Miller

Conjunction: Venus and MoonImage credit: Roger…

Conjunction: Venus and Moon

Image credit: Roger Hutchinson & Michael DeWoody

The moon – photo by H. Raab

The moon – photo by

H. Raab

Photo

Photo

The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared

The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared

Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

Craters on Moon:1° From crater Theophilus (100…

Craters on Moon:

1° From crater Theophilus (100km diameter) below to crater Langrenus above.

2° From bottom to top, dark titanium rich lava in the Sea of Fertility then the diamond shaped patch is the Marsh of Sleep. Small bright crater Proclus is thought to be a recent impact crater and has thrown out bright ejecta that is much lighter than the surrounding ancient weathered rock. Above is the rather hexagonal Mare Crisium.

3° From the Sinus Iridium top left through the Mare Imbrium with the Alpine Valley in the centre. (This original image is horizontal)

4° At the middle and bottom of this image, sunlight is shining on a mountain peak in the Alexander crater which lies beyond the day/night terminator.

Image credit: John Purvis

Hubble celebrates 28th anniversary with a trip…

Hubble celebrates 28th anniversary with a trip through the Lagoon Nebula