Sunday, April 23, 2017

STARRY NIGHT Taken by Michele Brusa on April 22, 2017 @ Monzuno, Italy

Starry Night, sqm 21.15

Nikon D7000, ob 10mm f/2.8
exp 3min f/3.5 ISO 1000

SUNSPOT AR2651-53 Taken by jp-brahic on April 22, 2017 @ uzès ( France)

AURORA AND MILKY WAY FROM ASTROCAR Taken by Ruslan Merzlyakov on April 22, 2017 @ Mors island, Denmark

Last night wind was blowing with average speed of 20 m/s (in combination with very low air temperature), so after 30 minutes of being outside, I could nearly feel any part of my body.
In the end I decided to warm up in my astrocar and take some photos from the inside.
Canon EOS 6D + Samyang 14mm f/2.8

JUPITER Taken by ed lomeli on April 21, 2017 @ Sacramento, California, USA

C9.25, 3X barlow and DFK 21AF04 camera. Ganymedes shadow cast on the planet.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

SUN Taken by Jack Newton on April 21, 2017 @ Osoyoos BC


An active region that had just rotated into view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region's magnetic field (April 19, 2017). We have observed this phenomenon numerous times, but this one was one of the longest and clearest sequences we have seen in years. The bright loops are actually charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines. The action was captured in a combination of two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light over a period of about 20 hours.

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.