This panorama shows The Milky Way arching over a little-traveled highway in the high desert of central Oregon, near Millican Valley. The densest part of The Milky Way, the central region of our spiral galaxy (some 27,000 light years away), is at far right. The bright star at top center is Vega. Note that the red glow at left (north) is the aurora borealis. Panorama consists of 14 photos taken on April 16, 2015. Millican Valley, Oregon Coordinates: 44.036158, -120.917347
Credit: Jason Brownlee
Release Date: June 18, 2015
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Venus distance from Earth 77,198,000 km
Jupiter distance from Earth 909,073,000 km
127 mm SCT @ f12
Neximage 5 @ 3.1 mp
Stack of 300/400 frames per exposure
3 exposures combined in GiMP
Post in Registax
Seeing was 2/5, temperature 14 c
via my colleague, Bianca Fleischman on
tag for additional insight. (Yonatan is frickin' brilliant, so I hope he has something to share here - Thanks in advance Yonatan)
NASA's Swift satellite detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from the constellation Cygnus on June 15, just before 2:32 p.m. EDT. About 10 minutes later, the Japanese experiment on the International Space Station called the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) also picked up the flare.
The outburst came from V404 Cygni, a binary system located about 8,000 light-years away that contains a black hole. Every couple of decades the black hole fires up in an outburst of high-energy light, becoming an X-ray nova. Until the Swift detection, it had been slumbering since 1989.
This is a three-layered, telescopic image of the conjunction from last night. The base layer was shot using the Celestron Telescopes CPC 800 scope and Canon Australia 600D DSLR, and provided an "overview" (or perhaps "blueprint") of the event for accurate spacing and relative size of the planets.
On top of that are two layers, one for each of the planets, shot using the same telescope, and the ZWO Astronomy Cameras ASI 120MM-S monochrome planetary camera. With some selective adjustments, I was able to brighten up the Galilean moons of Jupiter enough to make them visible, while keeping the planet from blowing out.
Finally I added some annotations to identify the visible objects, and the distances of the planets from Earth (to the nearest million kilometers) at the time the image was taken.
This view is similar to that which can be seen through the eyepiece of a telescope at moderate power - though of course Jupiter has colour (and is perhaps a touch dimmer) through the eyepiece :-)
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A conjunction is a celestial event in which two planets or a planet and the moon or a planet and a star appear close together in the night sky.
Credit: Frank Tyrlik
Date: June 29, 2015
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