Sunday, August 19, 2018

ASPERITAS CLOUDS OVER NEW ZEALAND Image Credit & Copyright: Witta Priester



What kind of clouds are these? Although their cause is presently unknown, such unusual atmospheric structures, as menacing as they might seem, do not appear to be harbingers of meteorological doom. Formally recognized as a distinct cloud type only last year, Asperitas clouds can be stunning in appearance, unusual in occurrence, and are relatively unstudied. Whereas most low cloud decks are flat bottomed, asperitas clouds appear to have significant vertical structure underneath. Speculation therefore holds that asperitas clouds might be related to lenticular clouds that form near mountains, or mammatus clouds associated with thunderstorms, or perhaps a foehn wind -- a type of dry downward wind that flows off mountains. Such a wind called the Canterbury arch streams toward the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. The featured image, taken above Hanmer Springs in Canterbury, New Zealand, in 2005, shows great detail partly because sunlight illuminates the undulating clouds from the side.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

21P AUGUST 16 Taken by michael jäger on August 16, 2018 @ Weißenkirchen Austria



F-135mm/3.4 Asi 1600
blue 5x270
green, red 270/270
Halpha 5x450

"CRAZY RICH ASIANS" BY BRIAN TYLER ♥ ♪




MANTENIMIENTO PLANETARIO CIUDAD DE ROSARIO - POR: GUSTAVO ARIAS /// FOTOS: ESMERALDA SOSA


.. hoy toco AJUSTAR, ENFOCAR PLANETAS Y SOL ..


.. PACIENCIA COMO SOLO GUSTAVO LA TIENE ..



( SOL )





( PLANETAS )





 ( MARTE )




( SOL )





( JÚPITER )





( VENUS )









( MARTE & SATURNO )












( JÚPITER )




( MERCURIO )










( SOL )



.. queda pendiente unos minúsculos ajustes al SOL .. ( otro día sera )




.. UNA MARAVILLA QUEDO ! ..







DOUBLE HEADED PERSEID METEOR Taken by Charlie McCormack on August 12, 2018 @ Galway



Shot on 12th August from Galway, Ireland. 14mm f2.8 15 seconds ISO 160 IT IS AUGUST 16TH 2018, 8:55:47 AM RIGHT Nikon D850

MANCHA DE ROLANDO - CHINO ♥ ♪




Chino
La Mancha de Rolando


Una rubia y un chino buscan
Asilo en un falcon 73
No conocen más que la soledad
Pero quieren salir a ver

El, cansado de tanta guerra
Decide vender sus piernas
Ella solo quiere irse a la mierda,
Porque nadie la vió crecer

Miles y miles de bandas de rock
Que buscan ganar dinero
Solo algunos persiguen la claridad
A otros todo les chupa un huevo

La rubia le dice al chino
"dame el vino que está frapé"
A la noche pasan "busco mi destino"
Y yo no quiero mirar tv

Es que de ahora en más viviré viajando
Lejos de todo lo que me hace mal
Lejos está lo que estoy buscando

"cuidado no soy tu amigo,
Viajamos juntos alguna vez"
"a la noche yo tengo frío"
La rubia dijo y se echó a correr
Es que quiere alguien que esté con ella
Y que le dé un poco mas de bola
Le pidió un regalo a los reyes:
Un hombre que nunca, pero nunca la deje sola

Dijo de ahora en mas viviré viajando
Lejos de todo lo que me hace mal
Lejos esta lo que yo estoy buscando.

Es que de ahora en más viviré viajando
Lejos de todo lo que me hace mal
Lejos está lo que estoy buscando

Una rubia y un chino buscan
Asilo en un falcon 73
No conocen más que la soledad
Pero quieren salir a ver

El, cansado de tanta guerra
Decide vender sus piernas
Ella solo quiere irse a la mierda,
Porque nadie la vió crecer

Miles y miles de bandas de rock
Que buscan ganar dinero
Solo algunos persiguen la claridad
A otros todo les chupa un huevo

La rubia le dice al chino
"dame el vino que está frapé"
A la noche pasan "busco mi destino"
Y yo no quiero mirar tv

Es que de ahora en más viviré viajando
Lejos de todo lo que me hace mal
Lejos está lo que estoy buscando.




Wednesday, August 15, 2018

'CHEVALIERS DE SANGRÉAL' - HANS ZIMMER LIVE IN PRAGUE ♥ ♪





HANS ZIMMER'S THE DA VINCI CODE IN CONCERT HD ♥ ♪






GLADIATOR SOUNDTRACK - ELYSIUM, HONOR HIM & NOW WE ARE FREE ♥ ♪




ᴴᴰ HANS ZIMMER - CHEVALIERS DE SANGREAL ALL VERSIONS ( THE DA VINCI CODE ) ♥ ♪









JOHN MURPHY - SUNSHINE ( ADAGIO IN D MINOR ) ♥ ♪







50 PESOS ARGENTINOS



LAUNCH OF THE PARKER SOLAR PROBE Image Credit & Copyright: John Kraus



When is the best time to launch a probe to the Sun? The now historic answer -- which is not a joke because this really happened this past weekend -- was at night. Night, not only because NASA's Parker Solar Probe's (PSP) launch window to its planned orbit occurred, in part, at night, but also because most PSP instruments will operate in the shadow of its shield -- in effect creating its own perpetual night near the Sun. Before then, years will pass as the PSP sheds enough orbital energy to approach the Sun, swinging past Venus seven times. Eventually, the PSP is scheduled to pass dangerously close to the Sun, within 9 solar radii, the closest ever. This close, the temperature will be 1,400 degrees Celsius on the day side of the PSP's Sun shield -- hot enough to melt many forms of glass. On the night side, though, it will be near room temperature. A major goal of the PSP's mission to the Sun is to increase humanity's understanding of the Sun's explosions that impact Earth's satellites and power grids. Pictured is the night launch of the PSP aboard the United Launch Alliances' Delta IV Heavy rocket early Sunday morning.

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, ZODIACAL LIGHTS, AIRGLOW OVER THE SWISS ALPS Taken by Adrien Mauduit on August 13, 2018 @ Emosson, Valais, Switzerland





In this series of pictures I went to the Swiss Alps (Emosson, Valais) to get shots of the Perseid meteor shower peak on Aug 12-13th and was not disappointed. In one blended picture you can see the meteors shooting out from the radiant in the hours of dawn (Zodiacal lights visible to the right of the picture as well as Andromeda, Triangulum galaxies, Pleides, Hyades, California nebula...). In the second shot it was looking due south and around 1:00 am on the 13th, with the milky way passing over Mont Blanc and some airglow. In the third picture (close up), see the milky way is playing hide and seek with the clouds and give an awesome atmosphere over Europes highest mountain, especially with a bright green meteor at its side!
The first shot: For the sky I stacked 20 pictures in nebulosity 4 to reduce noise and increase details in the sky. Then I went through a series of about 225 images from a timelapse (coming soon), and taken out the meteors and placed them back where they belonged in the stacked sky. The foreground was taken last and added afterwards in Ps.
Canon 6D modded + Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art
Sky: 20 images at f2.5, 15, ISO 6400
Meteors: 35 images at f2.5, 15, ISO 6400
Foreground: single shot at at f2.5, 40, ISO 3200

Second shot: For the pictures I used a Canon 6D modded + Sigma 14mm f1.8. I chose a single shot (12’’, ISO 6400, f2.2) approximately half way through the sequence, and compiled all the meteors from all the frames of the sequence (259) into this frame, trying to be as close as possible to reality (size untouched, placement according to their relative position in the sky…). I used 26 frames for the meteors, where some contain up to two!

Third: Canon 6D modded + Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art + Vixen Polarie + Matt Aust LP filter
Single, ISO 6400, 13, f2.5