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Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil

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View Big On Black is better for your eyes and soul. View my Icelandic Volcano Gallery at www.skarpi.is Photographer Joi on the edge of the crater of the erupting volcano in Fimmvörðuháls/Eyjafjallajökull. Iceland april 2010. While observing this photo I was amazed how relaxed he ectually is standing there wile the volcano spreads the melting lava around the area. I guess the lava is about…

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A 212-Hour Exposure of Orion | APOD
Image Credit & Copyright:
Stanislav Volskiy, Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, an extremely long exposure was taken over many clear nights in 2013 and 2014. After 212 hours of camera time and an additional year of processing, the featured 1400-exposure collage spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon emerged. Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard’s Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The Rosette Nebula is not the giant red nebula near the top of the image – that is a larger but lesser known nebula known as Lambda Orionis. The Rosette Nebula is visible, though: it is the red and white nebula on the upper left. The bright orange star just above the frame center is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, the Fox Fur Nebula, and, if you know just where to look, the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. About those famous three stars that cross the belt of Orion the Hunter – in this busy frame they can be hard to locate, but a discerning eye will find them just below and to the right of the image center.

Hawaii milkyway panorama above UKIRT telescope

Extremely clear night sky on Mauna Kea (Hawaii) for milkyway vertical panorama above the 3.8m UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and the UH 2.2m in the background

Camera: Nikon D800E
Lens: Rokinon 14mm
Focal Length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 15sec
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO/Film: 1250

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