Friday, May 31, 2019
Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years away and drifting above the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, the dusty molecular cloud is part of a complex of dark nebulae mapped toward the Cepheus flare region. Across the spectrum, astronomical explorations of the obscuring interstellar clouds reveal energetic shocks and outflows associated with newborn stars, including the telltale reddish glow from scattered Herbig-Haro objects seen in this sharp image. Distant background galaxies also lurk on the scene, visually buried behind the dusty expanse. The deep telescopic field of view imaged with broadband filters spans about two full moons on the sky, or 17 light-years at the estimated distance of LDN 1251.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
STARTRAILS Taken by Jürgen Knobloch on May 7, 2019 @ Prévessin-Moëns, France - near Geneva, Switzerland
Startrails - ISS passing at 4:17 a.m.
Night from 6 to 7 May
Place: Prévessin-Moëns, France
5:45 hours recording time;
650 exposures of 30 sec with 1 sec intermission from 23:00 to 4:45.
Canon EOS 650D
8 mm Fischeye f/ 3,5
Automatic timing: Star Adventurer Mini (SAM)
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
As predicted by spaceweather.com, the geomagnetic storm arrived last night. The aurora band was first out and lasted all night with a brief 30 minute display that lit up the night skies, this occurred between 0630-0700 UTC (-6). The outburst was filled with an amazing colours from blue to pink the aurora danced the dance of colours that only it can produce.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Memories of the 13. FullDome Festival 2019 will soon self-transform into messengers of the 14. FullDome Festival, May 13.-16. 2020, again at the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena, and always nextdoor to the Restaurant Bauersfeld.
THE PLANETARIUM OF THE MUSÉE DE L’AIR ET DE L’ESPACE IN LE BOURGET /// ZEISS VELVET FULLDOME SYSTEM CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Last weekend the APLF (Association des Planétariums de Langue Française) conference took place in the planetarium of the Musée de l’air et de l’espace in Le Bourget nearby Paris. ZEISS temporarily installed a two-channel VELVET fulldome system for the conference presentations.
Planetarium folks could convince themselves of the strong colours, the extraordinary sharpness and the richness of detail of the projection with their own eyes. Sophia Dannberg presented the news of the ZEISS Planetarium Division.
Congratulation NSC Creative for another awarded show! To be honest: it looks best on a ZEISS VELVET fulldome system. With VELVET projectors the depth staggering of graphics appears fully three-dimensional, completely without stereo glasses due to the pitch black background.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
MULTI-LAYERED SUNSET WITH FINE CREPUSCULAR RAYS Taken by Ian Carstairs on May 23, 2019 @ Harleston, Norfolk, UK
Local atmospheric conditions created an unusual sunset, where a deep orange band seemed constrained under a low level layer of cloud (almost like it was a split view of underwater) while the sun brightly lit the underside of high level clouds. Difficult to capture on camera was the spray of fine crepuscular rays fanning upwards (almost aurora-like)from the middle level clouds. At 52 degrees latitude we might not be able to emulate the wonderful images of the aurora on this website, but being near the east coast of England and sandwiched between Continental Europe air mass and the Atlantic weather systems, sundown each night, if it is not overcast almost always delivers a lovely display. The second image is from the night before with a sun pillar and a very bright sundog peeping through the clouds. There was a second feint sundog about 10 degrees above the lower bright one, but barely visible near the top of the image.
Canon EOS6D f8 1/200 28mm ISO100
.. 4.30am ..
.. mucha bruma, mucha humedad, y medio naranjita todo ..
.. sin NADA de viento y MUCHO FRÍO ..
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Friday, May 24, 2019
THE "HAUS DER ASTRONOMIE" (HOUSE OF ASTRONOMY) PRODUCED A SHORT FULLDOME VIDEO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 1919 SOLAR ECLIPSE TO PROVE EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF THE GENERAL RELATIVITY.
Good news for all planetariums. Just in time, the "Haus der Astronomie" (House of Astronomy) produced a short fulldome video on the importance of the 1919 solar eclipse to prove Einstein's theory of the General Relativity. The planetarium show "Checking up on Einstein" provides a brief (4' 10") introduction to light deflection in a gravitational field, the British 1919 eclipse expeditions and their test of the predictions of general relativity. The show is well-suited as an addition to live presentations such as "The Night Sky in July" or similar. And the best of it: it is free.
Kudos to Thomas Müller and Markus Pössel!
Thursday, May 23, 2019
.. 7am .. ( entre nubes )
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