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Astronomers make the first Earthbased CCD images of an

Astronomers make the first Earthbased CCD images of an


An artist's impression of a young, giant exoplanet orbiting its host star. (Image

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The human eye is a remarkable instrument, but it is not evolved for low light viewing in general, less so for sitting still enough to collect photons as ...

This image of NGC3628 (The Hamburger Galaxy, or Sarah's Galaxy) was taken in May in New Mexico and I have just managed to get the file processed (it has ...

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“Andromeda with Further testing of the APO Refractor and the One Shot Color CCD, I want to capture some popular objects first of…”


The Hyades (M44) in Cancer is one of the closest open cluster to Earth

An artist's impression of the asteroid belt, a region between the inner planets and outer

Andromeda Galaxy Edwin van der Sijde on October 2016 @ Netherlands, Huissen

Although details remain uncertain, it surely has to do with an ongoing battle with its smaller galactic neighbor.

The Leo Triplett consists of a field of view of three spiral galaxies, M65,

Resembling curling flames from a campfire, this magnificent nebula in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers new insight into the fierce birth of stars, ...

La galaxia NGC 5457 (M101), conocida como la galaxia del molinete, es


... using a camera tuned to the frequencies of light humans can see (left) and all the frequencies the CCD sensor in the digital camera can detect (right):

The nebulosity associated with M45 is not the progenitor of the cluster. Instead, it

When there are bright, massive galaxies in the background of a cluster, their light will get stretched, magnified and distorted due to the general ...

Hundreds of different colored galaxies in space

The human eye is impressive, but like all our senses, it's limited to doing what our ancestors needed to help them stay alive down here on Earth.

Introduction To Astrophotography - Part II

Local Astronomy

Trans-Neptunian Object Spotted Defying the Norms Of Our Solar System

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An image of comet 67P/C-G taken with ESO's Very Large Telescope on Aug. 11, 2014, and produced by combining 40 short exposures.


Galaxy NGC 891 - November 13th, 2012 - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Depiction of progress in the detection of the early Universe

Facebook twitter google_plus reddit pinterest linkedin mail Artist renderings of exoplanets previously detected by the Kepler Space Telescope (NASA)

Clouds of Andromeda: The beautiful Andromeda Galaxy is often imaged by planet Earth-based astronomers. Also known as the nearest large spiral galaxy is a ...

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Full Harvest Moon and windswept clouds 05.10.17 Bedfordshire, UK #StormHourpic.twitter.com/7c5h6WCFMy

Stargazing Simplified

Often referred to as one of the most brilliant and beautiful winter open clusters, M37


NASA's Kepler confirms 100+ exoplanets during its K2 mission


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Three different “Comet Lovejoy”s

Flawed mirror[edit]

UA Direct Imaging 2

» Opticstar - advanced CCD imaging solutions.

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The Ultimate Reason Why Astronomy is Essential

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The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

New Horizons Documentary a 'Passport' to Space Planning, Politics and Passion

Image of M31 taken with a 12.5 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

Water May Have Been Abundant in First Billion Years After the Big Bang California Nebula

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Planet Uranus through a Telescope


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Nikon D810A Announcement: The First Full-Frame Astrophotography-Dedicated DSLR

Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, is frequently one of the first ...

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Here's a an extra big high-res 3200×3200 version of this galaxy picture.

The Moon, taken by Colin Murray on 18th April 1997 at 23:30BST 1

It can take plenty of images from our galaxy - nebulae, star formation regions, clusters - but it can never take a picture from the outside of our galaxy.

Artist's impression of Planet 9 together with our sun, so far away it looks like a bright star. “Planet 9″ has not been proven to exist yet.

The Carina Nebula, one of many regions where stars come together and planets later form

NASA's Kepler confirms 100+ exoplanets during its K2 mission


Kepler nearly doubles the exoplanet count


Modern infrared astronomy[edit]

ALMA's image of the HL Tauri disc has been big news in astronomy. But let's take a step back and look at HL Tauri's interesting neighbor, XZ Tauri.

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Lunar Photography

... School's observatory Celestron 14 Edge HD SBIG STT-8300 3 CCD Camera 2016-09-27 L.: 5x600s 1x1, 7x900s 1x1 RGB: 3x(3x600 2x2)pic.twitter.com/yUK29pzOgZ


20-inch RCOS Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera.

Jupiter and moons, taken by Colin Murray on 25th July 1998 at 01:53UT

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And here is the nearby galaxy Centaurus A in (right, top to bottom) x-ray, radio, and visible spectra (with a composite on the left):

Young, low-mass stars[edit]

20-inch RCOS Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, Apogee Alta U9000 CCD camera.

Astrophysical sources of X-rays[edit]