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Amazing tail onboard view of Virgin Galactic's Unity flight to the edge of space!

Amazing tail onboard view of Virgin Galactic's Unity flight to the edge of space!

I need to start saving money for this. I wonder if my daughter really needs to go to college. Naah college is overrated.

That free fall is going to freak the hell out of the clients that have the fortune to get on a flight!

That's right into Skyhook territory... Man I hope we can build some real orbital infrastructure in my lifetime!

College is overrated and overpriced, teach her how to weld and she will be rich enough to join you on mars!

Venus over Dallas [OC]

Venus over Dallas [OC]

Excellent shot, was this your view from a flightdeck?

Thank you. Yeah basically, it was from the passenger window on the plane I took from Austin to New York.

Whenever I'm outside at night I always try to look up and enjoy the stars for a minute. This view is from a camera I set to stare at the entire sky for 24 hours straight

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This is a timelapse I took with a fisheye lens pointed straight up into the sky, so you can see literally the entire sky in a single frame. It's part of the dataset I used to create the "tiny planet" timelapse that was on APOD last week (which I'm still SUPER excited about!!). This edit (or lack thereof) is a bit more mundane, and pretty much exactly what you'd see laying on your back and looking at the sky in early fall from the northern hemisphere, granted your eyes could take 30 second exposures at night. () (star-stabilized version)

If you want to find a nice bit of dark sky, consult this map, drive a half hour out of town and check out the awesome sky! This timelapse was technically taken in a dark yellow area on that map, but it was a relatively transparent night, so with less light scattering in the atmosphere, it was probably a bit darker than rated.

Incredible star photography. I live in hell, so I never see the stars. Thanks for posting.

Good lord man. After looking at the video I had quite a few questions I was itching to ask but you already answered every single one here.

Brilliant post thank you very much for sharing.

On a clear night I can count the stars I can see on my hands. I wish they could turn off all the street lights for just 10min so I could see something like this.

My grandpa gave me a poster from 1969 that I thought you all might appreciate.

My grandpa gave me a poster from 1969 that I thought you all might appreciate.

This is actually from 69, despite some messages I’ve been getting. He’s had it in a filing cabinet for decades.

I have my copy from 1969 too. Amazing poster. I also have The Heavens from 1970, and Mars from 1973 and Journey into the Universe from 1983. All from Nat Geo.

That's from national geographic, I think. My dad has that also.

I feel like the 60-late 80s really made this kind of stuff seem cool. Telescopes, electricity and chemistry kits...all this stuff is still available but I never hear anyone talk about it anymore. Nasa takes a picture of pluto big deal. When I was 8 that would have been a huge deal. Despite how far we've come there doesn't seem to be awe or wonder even though as kids all of that stuff should still be amazing. Now it's a phone or tablet stuck in their face and they've literally never known the moon can be out in the daytime. This isn't just about a change in technology, it's a change in what we should find amazing and lately it's more about entertainment than anything.

Waxing Crescent Moon With Earthshine

Waxing Crescent Moon With Earthshine

This is an HDR image of this Month’s 5 days old Moon. This is done by making several exposures of the Moon and merging the exposures together to get a combination of the overexposed illuminated Moon side and the underexposed Moon side (Earthshine). EXIF and gear: Capture was done with a Canon t6s camera body. Meade Instruments 130 mm refractor series 6000 ISO 100 / f/7.0 / 910 mm / 10, 5, 3 seconds, 0.4, 1.5 s

Processing: 6 different exposures merged into HDR using the software: Photomatix PRO 6. In Lightroom: did cropping, increased clarity, shadows, decreased highlights and contrast, did slight noise reduction. Settings of each image: 19.3% illumination fraction. 5.3 days old Moon. Capture time/date: 12/11/2018 at 6:00 pm. Location: Richmond, Virginia

The aperture on a telescope is something that you cannot change. My telescope (a refractor) has an aperture of f/7 which us fixed. It’s not the same as a telephoto dslr lens where you can make such changes

Edit: and thank you for your kind words!

Normally I think pictures of the moon are boring, but I love yours! Technical question: Why did you close the aperture down so much?

Wow almost like it’s a 3D photo. Incredible that you can stand on the ground and take a picture of a rock way out in space.

The Aurora Tree: a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora

The Aurora Tree: a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora

Its the lockpick skill set, and no one can convince me otherwise

Source: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170320.html

Credits: Alyn Wallace

Photographer Site: https://alynwallacephotography.com/

Aurora Borealis! At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen!?

Look at the word "coincidence" and break it down. A coincidence is when two things coincide, without any implied relationship.

From this spot at this time, those two visuals coincide.

The first time humans saw Earth from the Moon

Kinda weird to think most of us were just dirt in this picture.

Still a selfie

The Broken Fort sea stack, Ireland

The Broken Fort sea stack, Ireland
The Broken Fort sea stack, Ireland

N-no it isn't. But ok have fun, bye.

Holy shit, this is taken very well. Could you pass me the settings of your camera?

It's more the crafting of the bracketed images in Lightroom and photoshop that you are looking for.

It took 140 exposures to photographer Steven J. Magner for framing this amazing Milky Way portrait in 70 mm

It took 140 exposures to photographer Steven J. Magner for framing this amazing Milky Way portrait in 70 mm

That's a nice visual for how artificial light has stolen the night sky from us

Yeah the accidental allegory is astounding. Seeing it in that light; it’s an even more miraculous image.

I'm 35, and to this day i haven't seen the milky way with my own eyes. The Netherlands is great in many ways, but I haven't found a spot dark enough yet

I think so too. Time to make travel plans for my next vacation

My first tattoo

My first tattoo

I like the tattoo but the sun looked like a boil at first

You may not have enough room for Neptune's orbit (I suspect).

I first saw two zits. But I do like it.

but Uranus is already there.

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