Saturday, December 31, 2016

Megamasers are intensely bright, around 100 million times brighter than the masers found in galaxies like the Milky Way. The entire galaxy essentially acts as an astronomical laser that beams out microwave emission rather than visible light (hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’). [1280 x 1046] via /r/spaceporn

My first year of astrophotography [OC][4960x3507] via /r/spaceporn

Horsehead Nebula in Hydrogen-alpha emissions [OC][5333x3000] via /r/spaceporn

Friday, December 30, 2016

Milky Reflections Over Vail, CO [2000x 2954] [OC] via /r/spaceporn

Limahl - Never Ending Story - 1984

David Bowie - Lazarus

My first attempt at astrophotography [OC] [5184x3456]. Not sure if the blue streak is a comet. via /r/spaceporn

NGC457 and NGC436 [3414x2436][OS][OC] via /r/spaceporn

Just hours after the winter solstice, a mass of energetic particles from the Sun smashed into the magnetic field around Earth. The strong solar wind stream stirred up a display of northern lights over northern Canada. [4000 x 4000] via /r/spaceporn

Hubble image of galaxy cluster MACS J1206 with visible gravitational lensing [2564 x 2328] via /r/spaceporn

Celestial Spiral (IRAS 23166+1655) [2048x1536] via /r/spaceporn

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Bit O' The Hunter. [OC] [5184x3456] via /r/spaceporn

Would someone mind telling me a little more about the constellations in this picture? I see Orion and I think that's Pleiades in the top center? [OC] [6000x4000] via /r/spaceporn

Witch Head Nebula - IC 2118 - Deep Sky West Remote Observatory [4950x6019] via /r/spaceporn

Westerlund 2 [8919 x 6683] via /r/spaceporn

Star cluster NGC 6193 and nebula NGC 6188 [3727 x 4000] via /r/spaceporn

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: Farmakopoulos Antonis [2002 x 1498] via /r/spaceporn

Arp 148 - Starship Enterprise looking galaxies [1027x1027] via /r/spaceporn

Our moon and Jupiter with his owns [1200x800] via /r/spaceporn