I am uploading this video because it is absolutely amazing.
🚀 in 2014, a spacecraft called rosetta reached a comet on the outskirts of our solar system called 67p.
👾 at that moment it released a probe that landed on the comet and took a series of photographs of the surface. these photographs were put together into a short clip which you can see here (looped and reversed for continuity by yours truly).
🎥 what you are seeing is a pov as if you were standing on this comet that is racing through the universe, inside our solar system, lit by our sun (which would look the size of a small pebble from there), and with its own small but lively climate.
🧠 if that doesn't absolutely b**w your mind and fill you with awe, then i don't know what will. maybe a bunny carrying a machine gun... i don't know.
The iris and ghost nebula (ngc7023 and vdb 141)
i captured this dusty duo from my stay in big bend national park, tx, a bortle 1 on the dark sky rating. to take advantage of the dark skies, i chose a target that is all reflection nebula and non-reflective molecular clouds. cepheus is full of this dust that can only be revealed from dark skies!
with only 4hrs of integration time, i would normally be hesitant to call it “done”, but the dark skies really helped bring the signal through, and some generous noise reduction helped as well. when i return to true dark skies in the future, i’ll most likely continue adding data to this, as it can only get better!
view high-resolution and complete processing details on astrobin (link in bio).
ota: william optics gt81 w/0.8x reducer (382mm fl at f/4.7)
mount: orion sirius eq-g (heq-5)
guidescope: orion 50mm guidescope
guiding camera: orion starshoot autoguider
imaging camera: zwo asi1600mm-cool
Mars rising. working on shots with my 14mm lens. not the best, but a work in progress. got mars in the lower middle portion of the image rising up for the night. happy chasing astro hunters 🤙🏼 #astronomy#astrophotography#astro#universe#universetoday#milkyway#milkywaychasers#newmilkyway#galaxy#skywatcher#skywatcherusa#staradventurer#canon#canonusa#canon_photos#canon6d#rokinon#14mm#interstellar#nightphotography#mars#star#stardust#cosmos#cosmic#ocastronomers#space#photographingspace
Nosso sistema solar, assim como todas as estrelas observáveis da terra no céu, estão localizados no braço de órion da nossa via láctea, a cerca de 26 mil anos luz do centro da galáxia. comparação em escala: se o sistema solar fosse uma plaqueta de sangue, a via láctea seria do tamanho do planeta terra.