Great astrophotographies – September 2010


I love both Impressionism and beautiful astronomy pictures. So, when the NASA features Starry night over the Rhone, by Vincent van Gogh I only can write about it. As the NASA puts it :

How can the majesty of the night sky best be captured in a painting? This was a continual challenge for Vincent van Gogh, a famous painter in the late 1800s who pioneered stirring depictions of star filled skies into several of his works.

Pictured above is van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone, where the French town of Arles is depicted complete with gas lights reflecting off the Rhone river.

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