Great astrophotographies – August 2010

This is time for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). This month was a bit special as I could only select eight of them. To the NASA, today’s picture :

Storms on the distant horizon and comet dust raining through the heavens above are combined in this alluring nightscape. (…) the composite of 8 consecutive exposures captures the flash of lightning and a bright Perseid meteor.

This might be my last selection of astrophotographies since I am increasingly aware that this kind of posts isn’t at all in the range of this blog. What do you think ?

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Great astrophotographies – October 2009

crabmosaic_hst_512This is time for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was a bit difficult to select just ten.

Today’s picture features the M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble. “This is the mess that is left when a star explodes. The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova seen in 1054 AD, is filled with mysterious filaments.”

I am absolutely still amazed at how many splendors can be seen at night. I just hope we may find a way to make our nights darker so more people can see them.

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Great astrophotographies – May 2009

The Hubble telescope after repairsThis is that time of the month: the one for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was very difficult to select just ten.

This month is special as Hubble (left) was repaired by NASA’s astronauts. I wonder what new marvels it will bring with its new cameras as the previous pictures were already absolutely wonderful.

Launched in 1990, Hubble has been repaired already three times before this mission. This fourth is due to extends it’s life by at least by five years.

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