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@creativeladva

New tracker test It's clockwork based so no electronic power needed. It's light which makes it easy to take out/pack for flying. With the almost full moon I didn't go to a dark site but went to a large nearby park. 10s is usually max for my 35mm lens on the Nikon. I managed a full 30s for each of these. You can see the last image where i have cropped it. Stars are nice and round. Albeit slightly out of focus. Can't wait to do a test at a darker location Light pollution 0 Me 3 #winning #omegonoptics #minitrack #madewithminitrack #startracker #astrophotography #astrophoto #amateurastrophotography #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #watford #watfordphotography #trees #ukig #1ukshot

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@creativeladva

95% moon looking huge through the new my new toy tonight Quick shot through the clouds with the Nikon.....quick because I haven't figured out the tracking and the moon was speedy Gonzales through it.... 127mm Skywatcher Mak Nikon D5500 Skywatcher light pollution filter #moon #moonporn #moonphases #moonlover #newtelescope #telescope #astrophotography #nightphotography #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #explorers_hub #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards #total_moon

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@dawnsky1

The beautiful crater, Plato, as seen through a 16" computerised Meade telescope. Just look at that shadow! The sun shines on one side of the crater and the shadow relief highlights relative elevations around the edge. Photo taken by holding my phone against the eyepiece (afocal technique). Single image, handheld, cropped. The image may look a bit "soft" but it looked quite dark through the eyepiece at high magnification and the photo was literally taken in an instant. Anyway, it's all about that shadow!! 13.02.19, Bedford, UK . . #LunarCrater #moonwatch #astrophotography #afocalphotography #astrophoto #SamsungS8 #pointandshoot #telescopeview #meadetelescope #cratershadows #lunarcrater #lunarobserving #observatory #ukastronomy #lunarbeauty #moondetail #universetoday #youresa #highmagnification #telescope #ig_astrophotography #instamoon #awesome_captures #hubs_united #CraterPlato @brianmayforreal

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@creativeladva

Whirlpool galaxy M51 Whirlpool Galaxy was first discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier, is currently merging with another smaller galaxy. Very tiny in my field of view. Both these are cropped in alot. 82 x 60s iso800 #galaxy #yourESA #explorers_hub #uk_nightphotography #nightsky #nightphotography #universe #universetoday #telescope #altairastro #nights_dreamworld #whirlpool #whirlpoolgalaxy #ukastronomy #night_shooterz #witns #nikon #backyardastronomy #gardenastronomy #beatingthelightpollution #lightpollution #london #londonsky #stanmore #budgetastropicsuk #deepspaceobject #astropixelprocessor #photoshop

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@creativeladva

Speedy Iwamoto My second comet Moving at 66km per second during the 1.5hrs of imaging for this clip it moved a grand.... 221,922 miles 😱 #comet #cometiwamoto #comethunter #universe #universetoday #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #night_shooterz #astronomy #nights_dreamworld #yourESA #bos #astronomus #bbcskyatnight #Staradventurer #backyardastronomy #london #stanmore #londonastrophotography #witns

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@creativeladva

Leo Triplet Super hard to find the perfect focus.....they are so far away and my small scope struggled with them. About 1.5hrs of imaging for these. The group consists of the galaxies Messier 65, Messier 66 and NGC 3628, also known as the Hamburger Galaxy. The Leo Triplet lies at an approximate distance of 35 million light years from Earth. The three large spiral galaxies can be seen in a single field of view and are well viewed even in small telescopes. Their galactic disks are tilted at different angles when seen from Earth. NGC 3628appears edge-on, while M65 and M66 are inclined enough to reveal their spiral arms #galaxies #universe #universetoday #nightsky #nightphotography #longexpo #telescope #nikon #altairastro #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #backyardastronomy #gardenastronomy #leotriplet #space #spacelover

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@inglisross

Here's my H20mm eyepiece for my 70mm refractor brasser telescope comes with it and as you see the plastic melt inside from the Sun. I was projection for transit of mercury on 9th may 2016 this not a good sign for holding the telescope for the Sun projected to paper and card for that long or too long that is very hot to melt the eyepiece and damaging. - The best suggestion if you want to project the sun you'll need an Eyepiece which doesn't had plastic, best type to get an Eyepiece is metal and glass with it is the best way to find likes plössl and kellner Please comment about the best eyepiece for project the sun or look through the telescope to sun with solar filter on from the front of the optic glass #eyepiece #telescope #solarastronomy #solarsafety #thesun #Sun #Dundeeastronomy #DundeeAstronomical #Dundeestargazing #ukastronomy #ukstargazing #skyatnight #skyatnightmagazine #bbcskyatnight #bbcstargazing #bbc_stargazing #dangertothesun #solarfilter

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@inglisross

Transit of Mercury is the small and closest planet from the Sun the rocky planet is across the sun's disc and it's doesn't have blackdrop from Mercury's atmosphere. Orbit between the Sun and Earth and Mercury. In 2004 and 2012 the Transit of Venus is one of event from UK's astronomy which has a blackdrop from Venus atmosphere and and small disc between the size of Mercury and Venus the next Transit of Venus is not till the next century. They are ways to view the sun safely 👀🔭☀️🚫 viewing the sun without safety will cause permanent damage when you look through the telescope and binoculars even normal sunglasses are not safe. They are ways to view the sun they are number ways, solar eclipse glasses is too small for mercury. Binoculars and Telescopes with different sizes and they have to fitted the solar safety white light filter and cover the front of the telescope if you don't have a solar filter could do Projection the sun with blank white paper or card (in this picture). The solar telescope or hydrogen alpha telescope is one of safety telescope and very serious money. The next Transit of Mercury is November this year first contact is around 12:30 in the UK #transitofmercury2016 #nexttransitnovember112019 #Dundee #dundeecity #broughtyferry #Dundeeastronomy #Dundeestargazing #DundeeAstronomical #solarsafety #solarastronomy #telescope #ukastronomy #ukstargazing #bbcstargazing #bbcskyatnight #skyatnightmagazine #scottishastronomy #scottishstargazing #solarfilter #solarprojection #thesun #solarsystem #mercury #planetmercury #skyandtelescope #astronomy #astronomyphotography #astrophotography #amateurastronomer

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@creativeladva

Rosetta v.2 Massive improvement from the first attempt. Included the first so you can compare. Nearly 2.5 hrs of additional data to the first to get this result. Aiming for another 2.5hrs to finish it off. #rosetta #rosettanebula #nebula #deepspaceobject #telescope #gardenastronomy #ukastronomy #londonastrophotography #explorers_hub #nightsky #night_shooterz #universe #universetoday #uk_nightphotography #astrophotography #nightphotography #staradventurer @skywatcherusa @nikoneurope #yourESA

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@creativeladva

Window to the universe Have had this composition in my mind for a while now. If there was no light pollution then this is the view we would get from our bedroom window (albeit not so close up). Image with my kiddies is from a snow day last year. Taken with the Samsung The milky way is one of mine from my summer trip to durdle door. Using the Nikon The two images have been overlapped in Photoshop. #milkywaycore #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaychasers #galaxyhunter #universe #universetoday #yourESA #yesesa #apod #explorers_hub #night_shots #nightscape #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #uk_spinners #astrophotography #nikond5500 #loveukweather #bos #London #stanmore #dorset_astroscapes #withgalaxy #photoshop #universe_dope

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@kyzuki

Stages of the #moon during the eclipse on Monday morning at London, United Kingdom

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@creativeladva

Jupiter and Venus One on the left listen m taken on the 14th one on the right today. Amazing how quick the planets travel.... all that distance in just 9 days #planets #jupiter #venus #jupiterandvenus #solarsystem #universe #universetoday #yourESA #uk_nightphotography #withgalaxy #galaxys8plus #loveukweather #ukastronomy #ig_planet #ig_astrophotography #ig_solarsystem #stanmore #londonsky

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@kyzuki

In true fashion, totality was overshadowed by the clouds Best shot before the #UkWeather came to greet me at London, United Kingdom

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@creativeladva

Stellar nursery Slowly getting there with my Orion nebula and running man. This is 4.8hrs taken over 4 sessions.....since October 2018. Not bad from my Bortle 8 super light polluted London sky. 1st image is the edited version of the raw stacked image. The raw one is really nice too. Nikon d5500 - #skywatcher light pollution filter #altairastro 60EDF APO telescope #astropixelprocessor #photoshop #orion #orionsword #orionnebula #london #londonlightpollution #deepspaceobject #deepsky #astrophotography #astrophoto #amateurastrophotography #universe #universetoday #apod #ig_astrophotography #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #ukig #longexpo #longexposure #nebula #yourESA #yesesa #nightsky #runningman

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@schoolsobservatory

Can YOU beat these?🔭🌙 We had some brilliant entries in 2018 for our monthly Image of the Month competition using the NSO and the #liverpooltelescope, we truly had some winners that we took a while to decide on (even the ones for this collage!). We want you to keep them coming and fill our social medias and website forum by the end of the year - starting with January! 😉 Every month we choose a winning image from all the submissions we receive, with the winning entry posted to the Image of the Month Gallery section of the NSO website. In addition, the winner will receive a 20" x 20" canvas print (UK and Ireland only) of their image delivered to them! It couldn't be easier to enter; all you have to do is the following: - Be a registered user with the NSO (which is completely free!) - Use 'Go Observing' on our website: https://www.schoolsobservatory.org/ - Create an image from your observation, free image processing software is available on our website (called LTImage) - Submit your image to us using any of the following: • Post your image to our Facebook • Tag us on Twitter @SchoolsObs and use the hashtag #NSO_comp • Tag us in your Instagram @nationalschoolsobservatory and use the hashtag #NSO_comp • Submit your image/observation in our website forum ‘Share Your Images’ and click on the topic ‘Image of the Month competition’ The Only Conditions.. It must be an image (or combined image) taken using the NSO 'Go Observing' section of our website Submissions for must be be posted on any of the above platforms. That's it! We'll take it from there and will decide on a winner at the start of the next month. There is no limit to the number of entries any individual can submit. So make use of the telescope, have some fun and proudly post your entries. We're extremely excited to see all of your submissions! Have fun and good luck! The NSO team 🌞 #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics #STEM #NSO_comp #star

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@schoolsobservatory

Our last image of the month for 2018 goes to a spectacular Moon shot of the Sea of Showers; observed with the #liverpooltelescope by Aisling Lucia. The 'sea' is one of the largest dark seas in the North-east region of the lunar surface (if seen from the Northern Hemisphere). In the uppermost part of the image we can see the lunar crater PLATO; a crater created by an asteroid impact likely billions of years ago, much like the large number of smaller craters we can even see in this image. The Sea of Showers (Mare Imbrium) was likely formed by a collision in the latter stages of the formation of the Solar System, roughly 3.8 billion years ago (the start of the formation of the Solar System was approximately 4.5 billion years ago). This lunar 'sea', like the other regions that are much darker, are vast lava plains - scorched by the volcanic activity that occurred millions of years ago on the surface of the Moon. Apollo 15 was a manned mission to the Moon that landed in the Sea of Showers in 1971, consisting of a crew size of three: Commander David Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin and Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden. It was a lunar mission that last 12 days, 7 hours and 11 minutes from take-off to landing back on Earth and was the first mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle to traverse greater distances. #moon #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #space #telescope #universe #theuniverse #ukastronomy #STEM #science

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@creativeladva

Many colours of Sirius Brightest star of the nightsky is Sirius, known to flash, if you look through a telescope slightly out of focus you can see the colours. This is a composition of a short 4k vid that I took last Feb on my Samsung s6edge+ Was looking for this image to share with a friend and realised I never actually posted on Insta. #sirius #coloursofsirius #star #brighteststar #universetoday #astronomylover #astrophotography #astrophoto #withgalaxy #galaxys6edge #Samsung #telescope #night_shots #nightsky #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #ig_astrophotography #ig_stars #stargazing #starlight #stargazing

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@platinumcoastphotography

My astro image has made it into August page in the #ukastronomy calendar yayayayayay #astrolovers #2019calendar #proud #proudmoment #me #selfie #platinumcoastphotography #charitywork #nonprofitorganization

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@beauty.comes.in.many.forms

Repost @schoolsobservatory Composite RVB image of Messier 95, taken with the #liverpooltelescope with a total integration time of 25.5 minutes (8min30sec in each filter). Messier 95 is a fantastic example of a barred galaxy spiral galaxy (the bar being a prominent feature of the galactic core) with very tightly wound spiral arms. Arms which shine from the masses of young, blue stars which are created in these gaseous and dusty regions. It can be seen with a good set of binoculars as hazy smudge in the Leo constellation. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@dawnsky1

Comet C/2014 Q2, Lovejoy. Single image, taken with a Canon 550D DSLR camera with zoom lens at 218mm focal length, 30 second exposure. I actually like the trails. No telescope used. 22.01.15, Bedfordshire, UK. I doubt that I will be able to have the opportunity to image the Christmas Comet 46P Wirtanen, so I thought I'd share this instead. . . #comet #astrophotography #canonuk #CometLovejoy #longexposure #ig_comet #nightsky #nightowl #comet #ukastronomy #astronomy #astrophoto #lookingup #Canon550D #youresa #universetoday

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@schoolsobservatory

We had a blast yesterday at our annual Primary Christmas Lecture and it seemed like you did too! ✨ Thank you to all that attended and an especially big thanks to Dr Jackie Bell for coming in to talk about her experiences in astronaut training and giving such an inspirational and motivational talk (and thank you teachers for getting involved!) 🚀 #astronomy #astrophysics #space #ukastronomy #STEM #education

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@creativeladva

Speeding #Comet46P #timelapse no.2 Traveling at 6 miles per second.....during a single shot it travelled 588miles!.....during the entire timelapse it travelled a GRAND drum roll please 68,208 miles. This includes the 8s between each frame. 116 x 90s iso 800 #LRTimelapse #Lightroom #Photoshop #Staradventurer #Altair 60EDF APO @nikoneurope #D5500 @skywatcherusa #lightpollution filter #london #stanmore #comet #youresa #ukig #uk_nightphotography #astronomy #astrophotography #longexpo #longexposure #ig_astrophotography #apod #telescope #ukastronomy #gardenastronomy #amateurastrophotography

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@schoolsobservatory

Composite RVB image of Messier 95, taken with the #liverpooltelescope with a total integration time of 25.5 minutes (8min30sec in each filter). Messier 95 is a fantastic example of a barred galaxy spiral galaxy (the bar being a prominent feature of the galactic core) with very tightly wound spiral arms. Arms which shine from the masses of young, blue stars which are created in these gaseous and dusty regions. It can be seen with a good set of binoculars as hazy smudge in the Leo constellation. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@creativeladva

Not sure if the learning will stop in this hobby.....which one looks better? All are different edits of the same stacked raw file. #Nikon #D5500 Altair 60edf #Staradventurer Skywatcher light pollution filter Stacked in Astro pixel processor #Photoshop #Lightoom #pleiades #astrophotography #astronomylover #deepspaceobject #deepsky #altairastro #telescope #stars #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #ig_astrophotography #telescope #universe #nightsky #amateurastrophotography @nikoneurope @altairastro #yourESA #yesesa #london #lightpollution #skywatcher @skywatcherusa

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@creativeladva

The Christmas Comet Talk about finding a needle in they haystack.....found it totally by fluke....still buzzing. 10th closet Comet to pass us by....when I say close I mean it's 30 times the moons distance away from us. Which is is close in astronomical measurements. The Coma "green glow" (atmosphere) is as big as Jupiter! So have bagged a good one to be my first comet image. 67x60s iso 800 @altairastro 60EDF #staradventurer @skywatcherusa @nikoneurope Skywatcher light pollution filter #comet #comet46p #comethunter #astronomylover #astrophotography #yourESA #yesesa #apod #deepspaceobject @earthskyscience @bbcbritain @bbcnews #loveukweather #uk_nightphotography #ukpotd #ukastronomy #ukig #ig_planet #ig_astrophotography

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@schoolsobservatory

A recent observation of Messier 53 with a short exposure of 30s in RVB using the #liverpooltelescope. M53 is a Globular Cluster located in the constellation Coma Berenices and is roughly 60,000 light-years away from Earth. It is particularly interesting, especially in the context of Globular Clusters which are stellar systems usually comprised of old stars with roughly the same age. This one, however, has a lot of 'blue stragglers'; young, hot blue stars which can be seen clearly in our observation in contrast with the older red stars. As Globular Clusters are typically void of gas and dust (the ingredients of a star formation region) the strongest theory for the existence of these young stars is collisions between the older stars within. Follow us for frequent Liverpool Telescope observations and access our archive/use the telescope for FREE on our website (link in bio)! #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #space #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #stars #cluster #ngc #stem #stemeducation #science #astrophoto #theuniverse #physics

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@creativeladva

Orion and running man Managed to take more images on Monday night at a shorter exposure Think I am getting the hang of the deep sky imaging now. Considering my first attempt at imaging this in feb, version attached 85 x 60s iso 640 #Nikon #D5500 Altair 60edf #Staradventurer Skywatcher light pollution filter Stacked in Astro pixel processor #Photoshop #Lightoom #alynwallacepresets #witns @alynwallace #astrophotography #astronomylover #deepspaceobject #deepsky #orionnebula #altairastro #telescope #stars #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #ig_astrophotography #telescope #universe #nightsky #amateurastrophotography @nikoneurope @altairastro #yourESA #yesesa #london #lightpollution #skywatcher @skywatcherusa

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@schoolsobservatory

Want experience as an astrophysicist for your school work experience? - Work Experience Week for summer 2019 now open for applications! - Each year we welcome 15 students aged between 16 and 18 for a week long work experience program. The week consists of talks, workshops and an in-depth group research project supervised by professional astronomers here in the department. The week culminates in the students producing a report and presenting their findings to the rest of the group and invited staff from the ARI (Astrophysics Research Institute). The next work experience week will take place between Monday 8th July and Friday 12th July 2019. Applications will open on Sunday 1st December 2018, with the application form being accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/yd9uma8v The closing date for applications will be Thursday 28th February 2019 - any applications received after this date will not be considered. We will let all applicants know whether they have been successful or not by the end of March. The application will ask for your details and those of your school, but will also contain a question (answer: 250 words): 'Why do you want to attend this week?' - which will be the main basis for our decision on who to offer places to. The work experience week will take place at the Astrophysics Research Institute, on Brownlow Hill in Liverpool, and students are asked to ensure they have their own accommodation, and can travel to and from the venue every day during the week. There is no charge for this work experience week, and lunch will be provided on the first day. Unfortunately we are unable to provide or support any accommodation requirements, however, in exceptional circumstances we may be able to provide some financial support towards accommodation and travel expenses. #astronomy #astrophysics #space #nebula #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #STEM #education #workexperience

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@creativeladva

Meteor photo bombing Moon and Venus this morning. Well I think it is, shared on some astronomy groups o FB. 🤞 crossed. Nice line up of the Crescent Moon, Venus and Spica #moon #venus #meteor #meteorshower #moonandvenus #celestialview #celestial #universe #astrophotography #astronomy #astronomylover #astronomus #moonlover #moonshot #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards #moon_shot #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #longexpo #longexposure #yourESA #yesesa

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@creativeladva

Jackpot Running man (left of image) Orion nebula (stellar nursery) Woohooo.....buzzing right now....not perfect and needs more work....but who new I could do it....I had my doubts (thanks to the high level of light pollution in London). Imagine what a dark sky would produce.....need to do a road trip I think Taken with the Star Adventurer with the Altair scope and my Nikon #astrophotography #astronomylover #deepspaceobject #deepsky #orionnebula #altairastro #telescope #stars #uk_nightphotography #ukastronomy #ig_astrophotography #telescope #universe #nightsky #amateurastrophotography @nikoneurope @altairastro #yourESA #yesesa #london #lightpollution #skywatcher @skywatcherusa

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@beauty.comes.in.many.forms

Amazing and beautiful. ... @schoolsobservatory Here we have a composite RVB image of the edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 891. The image was created by stacking 16, 90s exposures of each band together to create a full, 48 image (three bands) composite with a total integration time of 1 hour 12 minutes. Take a look at our archive using our link in the bio and download the data from the #liverpooltelescope for free! NGC 891 is an unbarred spiral galaxy which we see completely edge-on (whereas face on we would be able to see the spiral structure). it lies approximately 30 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. Edge-on galaxies are a perfect way of showing how the galactic bulge (galactic centre) has a different thickness to the spiral arms. We can see in this image that the yellow-ish centre of the galaxy is slightly globular - this is the galactic bulge and is home to the highest percentage of the oldest stars in a spiral galaxy. What we can also see with reasonable detail here is the dust that lies within the spiral arms, blocking the starlight. The spiral arms are where the younger, bluer stars reside as this is where the star formation rate is at its highest; the dust and gas clouds collapse under their own gravity. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@schoolsobservatory

There are going to be plenty of fingerprints on these meteorites from Sunday that's for sure! We had a great time at the Galway Science & Technology Festival on Sunday, along with visiting schools in and around Galway throughout the week. The science festival is such a brilliant event to inspire science for the younger generation (and we think the adults might have learnt a thing or two as well!). What a pleasure - until next time! The two larger, rusty fossils are approximately 4.5 billion years old; fragments of when the Solar System was first created. Scientists use methods such as radiometric dating (the natural radioactive decay of specific elements) to determine the age of a substance, much like carbon-dating dinosaur fossils. If you sliced the meteorites in half then you would find something similar to the shards within the boxes next to them, the only reason they do not look like this now is due to the moisture from people's hands rusting the metals on the surface of the meteorites! @galwaysciencefestival #STEM #astronomy #astrophysics #teaching #teachers #teachingresources #science #education #space #meteor #meteorites #asteroid #asteroids #fossil #fossils #ancient #solarsystem #edchat #edtech #lrnchat #classroom #elearning #ukastronomy #educationinireland #festival

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@elmiaparat_nature

Here we have a composite RVB image of the edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 891. The image was created by stacking 16, 90s exposures of each band together to create a full, 48 image (three bands) composite with a total integration time of 1 hour 12 minutes. Take a look at our archive using our link in the bio and download the data from the #liverpooltelescope for free! NGC 891 is an unbarred spiral galaxy which we see completely edge-on (whereas face on we would be able to see the spiral structure). it lies approximately 30 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. Edge-on galaxies are a perfect way of showing how the galactic bulge (galactic centre) has a different thickness to the spiral arms. We can see in this image that the yellow-ish centre of the galaxy is slightly globular - this is the galactic bulge and is home to the highest percentage of the oldest stars in a spiral galaxy. What we can also see with reasonable detail here is the dust that lies within the spiral arms, blocking the starlight. The spiral arms are where the younger, bluer stars reside as this is where the star formation rate is at its highest; the dust and gas clouds collapse under their own gravity. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@elmiaparat_nature

Another composite image of the reflection nebula NGC 7129, observations made with us, the NSO, using the #liverpooltelescope. R filter: 3 x 90s V filter: 3 x 90s B filter: 3 x 90s Total integration time: 13.5 minutes. The gas and dust of NGC 7129 reflect the starlight of the young, central blue stars that are only a few million years old (in terms of stars, a few million years old means that they're essentially still in nursery). There are a clear mix of ages of stars in this shot: bluer stars are hotter and younger whilst redder stars are older and colder. The red crescent shapes that permeate the nebula arise from the dust grains on the surface of the nebula bubble absorbing ultraviolet and visible light produced by the young stars within, heating the neighbouring dust grains and releasing the new photons in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Other images of this same nebula using different filters sometimes show the green emission from what looks like the 'stem' of the nebula, caused by supersonic jet of energy from the young stars barraging the carbon monoxide molecules in the gas and dust cloud. Observing with the NSO is easy and completely free using the link in our bio! #astronomy #astrophysics #space #nebula #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #ngc #messier #star #physics #STEM #education

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@sedgehammer87

The plough or big dipper as its known in the u s of a over a light polluted berwick upon tweed 🌌 #astronomy #astrophotography #berwick #tweedmouth #stars #planets #nightsky #ukastronomy #ursamajor #greatbear

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@beauty.comes.in.many.forms

A beautiful photo of a nearby Galaxy. Also a great read below. .... @nationalschoolsobservatory Here we have a composite RVB image of the edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 891. The image was created by stacking 16, 90s exposures of each band together to create a full, 48 image (three bands) composite with a total integration time of 1 hour 12 minutes. Take a look at our archive using our link in the bio and download the data from the #liverpooltelescope for free! NGC 891 is an unbarred spiral galaxy which we see completely edge-on (whereas face on we would be able to see the spiral structure). it lies approximately 30 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. Edge-on galaxies are a perfect way of showing how the galactic bulge (galactic centre) has a different thickness to the spiral arms. We can see in this image that the yellow-ish centre of the galaxy is slightly globular - this is the galactic bulge and is home to the highest percentage of the oldest stars in a spiral galaxy. What we can also see with reasonable detail here is the dust that lies within the spiral arms, blocking the starlight. The spiral arms are where the younger, bluer stars reside as this is where the star formation rate is at its highest; the dust and gas clouds collapse under their own gravity. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@schoolsobservatory

Here we have a composite RVB image of the edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 891. The image was created by stacking 16, 90s exposures of each band together to create a full, 48 image (three bands) composite with a total integration time of 1 hour 12 minutes. Take a look at our archive using our link in the bio and download the data from the #liverpooltelescope for free! NGC 891 is an unbarred spiral galaxy which we see completely edge-on (whereas face on we would be able to see the spiral structure). it lies approximately 30 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. Edge-on galaxies are a perfect way of showing how the galactic bulge (galactic centre) has a different thickness to the spiral arms. We can see in this image that the yellow-ish centre of the galaxy is slightly globular - this is the galactic bulge and is home to the highest percentage of the oldest stars in a spiral galaxy. What we can also see with reasonable detail here is the dust that lies within the spiral arms, blocking the starlight. The spiral arms are where the younger, bluer stars reside as this is where the star formation rate is at its highest; the dust and gas clouds collapse under their own gravity. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@schoolsobservatory

Congratulation to our Image of the Month for October winner, @the_real_utkarshmishra with his beautiful process of a pair of interacting galaxies: ARP 273. We'll be posting about the competition for November in the next couple of days where you can feature on our website using data from the Liverpool Telescope! The pair of galaxies are located over 300 million light years away in the Andromeda constellation. Some have speculated that they represent what may, one day, become of our galaxy (the Milky Way) and our closest galactic neighbour, Andromeda as they slowly cruise towards each through the cosmos and will eventually collide. Interestingly, although interactions such as these look and are described as violent, colliding galaxies do not bring about hugely catastrophic consequences on small scales. Analogous to an atom, most of the content within a galaxy is actually empty space - one only needs to consider our own Solar System to understand why such a vast amount of space comparative to a small amount of mass, but enough gravitational pull would keep a system stable/in equilibrium. Therefore when galaxies collide the chances of anything physically coming into contact with anything else is extremely rare! The main source of disturbance and what contorts the shapes of these galaxies are dynamical and gravitational interactions; dynamical interactions are caused by the different shapes, rotations and gas/drag between galaxies, when gravitational interactions are what it says on the tin - interactions between the not-negligible amounts of mass in the galaxies gravitationally attracting each other. What galaxy interactions do give rise to, however, is vast amounts of star formation. The dynamical interactions between the gas and dust of colliding galaxies provides enough energy, compression and friction/drag for gas and dust clouds to collapse in many places, so many new stars are born from this energy. #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #competition #mondaymotivation #stem #science #stemeducation

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@schoolsobservatory

Image of a small section of last night's moon from the #liverpooltelescope - the terminator line lies close to the impact craters stretching along the West side of the Sea of Clouds (Mare Nubium). The terminator line is simply the line between light and dark; where the Moon's reflection of the Sun's light ends - at different locations at different phases of the Moon. #moon #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #space #telescope #universe #theuniverse #ukastronomy #STEM #science

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@beauty.comes.in.many.forms

Another interesting read if your at all interested in whats out there to be discovered in Generations to come. ..... @nationalschoolsobservatory The open cluster NGC 1193 observed with the #liverpooltelescope last night! An exposure time of 60 seconds was enough for the two brightest stars in the image (top right) to saturate, so we had to manually correct the hot pixels. Open clusters, as hinted by the name, are much less condensed than globular clusters in terms of their stellar densities and certainly host less stars. Open clusters are usually home to up to a few thousand stars which are typically born from the same interstellar gas cloud and have roughly the same age.The main difference between globular clusters and open clusters are their ages; globular clusters are among some of the oldest primordial building blocks of galaxies (some being 12+ billion years old) whereas open clusters are found in the arms of spiral galaxies where there is new star formation. Gain free access to the Liverpool Telescope as a UK or Irish teacher/student but everyone is able to look through our archive of observations! #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #space #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #cluster #ngc #stem #stemeducation #science #astrophoto

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@schoolsobservatory

All images our own - no reposts and processed on the day using recent #liverpooltelescope observations! Composite HaRVB image of several observations taken of the Bubble Nebula - NGC 7635x, with the last of the observations taken using the NSO (that's us!) on the 10th September 2018. If you are a UK/Ireland student or teacher you can register with us for FREE and gain access to using the #liverpooltelescope using the link in our bio. The Bubble Nebula is an emission (HII region) nebula lying at a distance of 7,100 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia. The reason for its bubble-like appearance is due to a relatively young, giant star (approximately 45 times more massive than the Sun) being so hot that the extremely high-energy outer layers of the star are flung off as 'stellar winds'. These stellar winds, travelling at millions of miles per hour, send shock-waves through the surrounding cold interstellar gas (due to potential differences in pressure and temperature) and ultimately sweeps it up to create the outer edge of the bubble. The asymmetry of the nebula arises from the newly swept-up gas again slamming into dense regions of external cold gas, but these regions outside of the bubble are not consistent in density at every point of the surface, thus the bubble loses its symmetry. #mondaymotivation #astronomy #astrophysics #bubblenebula #ngc #space #nebula #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #space #astrophoto #astrophotography #STEM #science #physics

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@darrylhood

Had a great night @stoweschool with the @ukastronomy team - knew it was always going to be a good night when I unpacked the telescope and the finderscope was dialed in perfectly! Loved taking young people on a tour through the sky, spotting a setting #Saturn, rust red #Mars, the #Moon, pointing out constellations, explaining that when it comes to stars, blue is hot and red is cold, finding out that the @iss is currently orbiting on exactly the other side of the world from us, pointing out a smudge of light is from a galaxy so far away that when the light left it, dinosaurs would still have been walking the earth! The best bit? Showing kids Saturn, shimmering like a jewel above the trees and all you hear is a breathless "WOW!" . . . . . . #ukastronomy #stars #starparty #stargazing #stargazinglive #stowe #stoweschool at Stowe School

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@mandyjbru

Star gazing at Stowe #ukastronomy #Stowe

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@schoolsobservatory

🔭 Teacher and student resources are available for FREE on our website: https://www.schoolsobservatory.org/ Simply register as a UK or Ireland teacher and gain instant access to our incredibly unique astronomy and astrophysics library of information, activities, projects and above all, completely free access to the #liverpooltelescope itself. Register with us today! 🔊 #STEM #astronomy #astrophysics #teaching #teachers #teachingresources #science #education #space #astrophoto #astrophotography #galaxies #stars #nebula #nebulae #edchat #edtech #lrnchat #classroom #elearning #ukastronomy

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@shane874

Another picture I took through my Binoculars. I'm absolutely obsessed with the moon. #moon #ukastronomy #celestron

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@shane874

Another one from last night. 250,000 (ish) miles away. #ukastronomy #moon #celestron

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@shane874

First go ever at try to get a picture of the moon through my Binoculars. Absolutely fascinated by how much you can see up there with very little help. Roll on birthday/ Xmas so I can get a telescope! #moon #celestron #beginnerastronomer #ukastronomy

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@beauty.comes.in.many.forms

I nevsr get sick of looking at this stuff or reading about it. ..... @nationalschoolsobservatory Messier 74, or NGC 628, is a face-on spiral galaxy discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain in 1780. Despite it being a matter of personal perspective, M74's symmetrical and seemingly undisturbed nature is aesthetically pleasing and is a 'model galaxy'. The spiral arms are home to stellar nurseries; young stars which are created by the collapse of gas and dust within the spiral arms whilst the older, redder stars reside closer to the galactic core. The ultraviolet light emitted by the young stars in the spiral arms ionize the surrounding hydrogen gas, causing it to glow. Follow us for recent images from the #liverpooltelescope every week! #astronomy #astrophysics #ngc #space #galaxy #galaxies #liverpooltelescope #ukastronomy #telescope #universe #theuniverse #stars #astrophoto #astrophotography #messier #STEM #science #physics

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@ben.bush_

Our sister galaxy Andromeda from the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake at midnight last night. Not the clearest but considering it 2.537 million light years away and contains a trillion stars I'm happy all the same. Nice to get out and nice to get the star tracker out again #uk_nightphotography #andromedagalaxy #andromeda #galaxy #star #stars #bassenthwaite #bassenthwaitelake #lakedistrictuk #lakedistrict #lake_district #astroworld #astro #starscape #cumbrian #cumbria #ukastronomy #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpoelite #landscapes_of_britain #uk_photooftheday #ukpic at Bassenthwaite Lake

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@goldingstars

I’m always nervous to post my photography here as I know people follow an account to see what they’re interested in, then suddenly a post pops up and you’re like ‘hey, what is this?!’ But this is another image I have to share with you regardless. Those of you who do look up from time to time and know of the Orion Constellation, well this Nebula (the Orion Nebula) is situated between the stars that make up his sword. The little wisp of nebulosity top centre is the Running Man Nebula. **** The Orion Nebula. I have reprocessed the data and this was the outcome - quite incredible the difference. We are continuously learning, evolving. #orionnebula #greatorionnebula #orionconstellation #dslr_astrophotography #capturedoncamera #runningmannebula #astroworld #astro_photography #ukastronomy #dso #deepspacephotography #whatdoyousee #iseeabird #nebulosity #diffusenebula #m42 #ngc1976 #ngc1977 #reflectionnebula #olympusomdem10 #deepskystacker #reprocessed #astrography #nights_dreamworld #nightshooters #fantastic_universe #longexposures #stackphotography

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@properadventure

#properadventure with @scotty.stephenson Buttermere under the stars, Lake District, England. Stunning!

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