I have just seen the #SocialDilemma on netflix, one of the best documentaries on the topic so far imo
An older #photo that is the result of a collaboration with a user on Discord.
The #galaxy M63 or sunflower galaxy is one of our neighbours located ~30 million light years away. Having a #supermassive #blackhole in its core that has the mass of over 850 million times more than our sun.
Totaling around 10 hours of total exposure time using DSLR and a Moravian G2 8300
NGC6888 The Crescent #nubela in LRGB
The Crescent nebula is matther thats being formed into a cloud shape from stellar winds. Wolf-Reyet stars produce magnetic winds in space, pushing / moving ionised gases like hydrogen, oxygen, etc...
a bit over 3 hours of total #exposure time
This is a small part of the North America #nebula (or NGC7000) called the Cygnus Wall.
Taken with a #mono camera using a Ha (hydrogen alpha) and RGB filters resulting in a HaRGB color image (Luminance = Ha, RGB). So it's basically a true color photo!
The nebula is one of the most dense star forming regions of our #milkyway
Cant wait to get the first photos with my new setup!
One of my older photos:
This nebula is a so called planetary nebula, a dying #star that shed away its outer layer of gas and collapsed into a white dwarf.
When our sun reaches its end of its life, it might look similar to this when looked at from a distant alien world. Located around 1200 light years away
This nebula is located towards the center of the #milkyway
A total of 2 hours of exposure time with GSO RC8", Celestron AVX and the #Canon 7D MII.
Shot at 1620mm
12x 600s exposures
A #photo I took back in 2018
The Leo Triplet, three neighboring #galaxies forming their own neighborhood. Located roughly 35 million light years from earth.
The triplet consists of M66, M65 and NGC3628 (The hamburger #galaxy )
This was a #collaboration with a friend, totaling over 8 hours of exposure time
#Celestron AVX | Canon 7D MkII | TS 8"RC (and the TS 6" RC)
My newest photo:
M101 - The Pinwheel galaxy
The #galaxy is located around 17.5 Million light years from earth and is the home to around 1 trillion star systems. This makes is quite a bit bigger than our own galaxy, the milky way.
Attached is also an annotated version of the photos, showing a lot of tiny / very distant galaxies
TS 8" RC | Canon 7D Mark II | Losmandy G11
Slowly migrating to mastodon from facebook, will be posting a lot of my #astrophotography here over time
Switzerland based Programmer by Day, Astronomer / Astrophotographer by night
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