The Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024: An HDR Revelation of the Sun's Corona from Westport, New York
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by astroval1
3M ago
The creation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images of the solar corona is a fascinating challenge, driven by the need to capture the vast dynamic range of brightness that defines these celestial phenomena. This endeavor marries the artistic with the scientific, uncovering details and structures of the corona that a single exposure could never reveal.   The Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024: An HDR Revelation of the Sun's Corona from Westport, New York This particular HDR image of the solar corona was meticulously crafted from a series of exposures captured during the total solar eclip ..read more
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The Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 during totality, seen from Westport, New York
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by astroval1
3M ago
Solar corona images of Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024 over Westport, New York This composite image captures the ethereal beauty of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, through a series of meticulously planned exposures. The photos were taken using a Canon Ra camera, renowned for its astro-imaging capabilities, paired with an EF200mm f/2.8L II USM lens and a 2x III extender, enhancing the camera’s ability to capture the fine details of the solar corona. To accommodate the wide dynamic range of the corona's light, nine different shutter speeds were utilized: 1/1000, 1/500, 1 ..read more
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Baily's Beads - Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024
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by astroval1
3M ago
  Baily's Beads occur just before and just after totality of a solar eclipse. As the moon moves to cover the sun completely, the rugged lunar topography allows beads of sunlight to shine through in some places and not in others. These beads of light appear to flicker around the moon's edges and are named after Francis Baily, who provided an explanation of the phenomenon in 1836. This is beginning of Total Solar Eclipse visible from Westport, New York April 8, 2024. Baily's beards image sequence Image sequence of Baily's beads (diamond ring) at the second contact was captured wit ..read more
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Total Solar Eclipse - April 14, 2024 | Westport, New York
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by astroval1
3M ago
Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 -Westport, New York On April 8, 2024, a celestial event of spectacular proportions graced the skies: a total solar eclipse. For those of us in Westport, New York, the day held an air of anticipation, excitement, and a touch of the ethereal, as we prepared to witness day turn into night under the eclipse's path of totality. Westport, nestled along the scenic shores of Lake Champlain, became a buzzing hub for eclipse chasers, all eager for a front-row seat to nature's grand spectacle. Westport Golf, known for its lush fairways and stunning views, of ..read more
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Alaska Astrophotography - Cosmic Symphony
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by astroval1
8M ago
  Alaska, the "Last Frontier", is renowned for its pristine wilderness, vast landscapes, and breathtaking night skies. In August, when the days are still long but the nights begin to reveal their celestial wonders, I embarked on a photographic journey. This photo was done about midnight during remarkable night in Alaska, where the Milky Way, the Big and Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, and the Andromeda Galaxy took center stage amidst the backdrop of a tranquil forest and towering mountains. Alaska Astrophotography - Milky Way, Big and Little Dipper, Cassiopeia and Andromeda Galaxy U ..read more
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Annular Solar Eclipse - October 14, 2023 | Odessa, Texas
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by astroval1
9M ago
Annular Solar Eclipse, October 14, 2023 - Odessa, Texas. The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB). Canon Ra, Canon EF200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens + Canon 2x III Extender = 400mm, 1/640 sec, F/14, ISO 3200, Thousand Oaks Threaded Camera Filter 72-T, iOptron SkyTracker, Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch  Annular Solar Eclipse Composite Image In the grand tapestry of the cosmos, few events capture the human imagination quite like a solar eclipse. While the Earth dances around the Sun, and the Moon orbits our planet, there comes a moment each year when these celestial ..read more
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Magdalena Astronomy Club - Interpretation of time diffraction
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by astroval1
9M ago
 Can the future interacting with the past create the present? Astronomer Figurine in Magdalena Astronomical Lyceum In classic Newton mechanics answer is no. It is contradict the causality principle. But in quantum mechanics situation is much more complex.  Just read article "Double-slit time diffraction at optical frequencies" which was published in Nature Physics April 03, 2023. Photons in future and past coming through Double split in time are creating diffraction in the present, and this is not theory - it is result of experiment! Magdalena As ..read more
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The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
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by astroval1
9M ago
  These photos from my travel trip to New Mexico Very Large Array.  The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico, USA. The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) Sign at Night The VLA was first proposed in the 1960s as a replacement for the older National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) antennas. Construction began in 1973, and the VLA was completed in 1980. The VLA consists of 28 dish antennas that can be arranged in different configurations to observe different parts of the sky. Radio Telescope at ..read more
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Night Sky over Great Sand Dunes National Park after snow storm
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by astroval1
9M ago
 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, located in southern Colorado, is a unique and breathtaking destination that offers incredible opportunities for astrophotography. The park is home to the tallest sand dunes in North America, which rise over 750 feet high against the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  With its remote location, low light pollution, and clear skies, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is the perfect place for stargazing and capturing stunning photographs of the night sky. As an avid amateur astrophotographer, I am always on the lookout for ..read more
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The SpaceX launch seen over Saint Martin Island on the evening of February 27, 2023
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by astroval1
9M ago
 These photos were taken from Saint Martin Island, specifically from the Java restaurant in Grand Case, on the evening of February 27, 2023 at around 7:20 pm local time. Absolutely was not prepared for it, so photos done using cellphone.  Post processing were done on Photoshop and Topaz AI. The SpaceX StarLink launch creates Space Jellyfish effect in sky of Saint Martin Island, February 27 2023 These photos capture the SpaceX, launching first Starlink v2 Mini satellites into orbit. The SpaceX Launch was from Cape Canaveral in Florida, which is located approximately 1,300 mi ..read more
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