Skip to comments.Look at This Fascinating Variety of Planet-Forming Disks Around Other Stars
Posted on 04/13/2018 6:44:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning collection of images of the circumstellar discs that surround young stars. The images were captured with the SPHERE (Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet REsearch) instrument on the ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. Weve been looking at images of circumstellar disks for quite some time, but this collection reveals the fascinating variety of shapes an sizes that these disks can take.
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And dont forget the rings around Uranus.
It wouldn’t be a FreeRepublic astronomy thread without uranus.
Bottom-right and middle-left look like butterfly yo-yos. I guess the dark center is dark because denser matter blocks the light... but the yoyo shape still seems odd
Thanks BenLurkin. Ping to the APoD list.
I tried getting Andromeda with my Nikon D90 and got zilch. I really have respect for those that get amazing photos, it is a lot more that aiming and a long exposure time.
Canis Major, no doubt, chasing all of then.
Looks like a glow-in-the-dark, yo-yo convention.
Well gee whiz. Andromeda is pretty easy, at least to get the shape, you know? I’ve got it somewhere! ... Ah yes, I remember it well!
A digital camera alone will record very good photos.
A telescope will help make the photos better by enlarging the objects.
Advice for First Time Telescope Buyers
Can you see the Flag on the Moon with a Telescope?
This guy takes great photos including the space station:
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY - THIERRY LEGAULT
Another who takes great photos. He shows what he uses to take the photos.
Russell Croman Astrophotography
Using a Canon camera:
Using a Nikon
Nikon D810a astrophotography sample images
No telescope? No problem! You can still shoot deep-sky astrophotography images like a pro.
Pretty soon you will want to get a big telescope.
The Worlds Largest Telescope
The biggest is 128 foot or 1,536 diameter Extremely Large Telescope
You just need a shed to house your telescope
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