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Do you have fall on your mind?
In the comments credit: Olympus Visionary pro photographer Jamie A MacDonald uses the double exposure on the OM-D E-M5 with the 45mm f1.8 lens. 

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Do you have fall on your mind?

In the comments credit: Olympus Visionary pro photographer Jamie A MacDonald uses the double exposure on the OM-D E-M5 with the 45mm f1.8 lens. 

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Eclipse above Corona Del Mar
The total lunar eclipse of 10 December 2011 is photographed near the moonset in the morning twilight over calm waters of the Pacific Ocean at the Little Corona beach, Orange County, Southern California.
by Wally Pacholka

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Eclipse above Corona Del Mar

The total lunar eclipse of 10 December 2011 is photographed near the moonset in the morning twilight over calm waters of the Pacific Ocean at the Little Corona beach, Orange County, Southern California.

by Wally Pacholka

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Conques, France (by Benetmatt)

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Conques, France (by Benetmatt)

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Red Moon Rising
This surreal, wintry scene is a composite picture recorded on December 10 as the Moon rose behind the Zagros Mountains of Iran. A total lunar eclipse was already in progress. The image combines nearly 500 successive frames taken over 1.5 hours beginning in twilight as the eclipsed Moon steadily climbed above the rugged landscape.
Image Credit & Copyright: Oshin Zakarian

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Red Moon Rising

This surreal, wintry scene is a composite picture recorded on December 10 as the Moon rose behind the Zagros Mountains of Iran. A total lunar eclipse was already in progress. The image combines nearly 500 successive frames taken over 1.5 hours beginning in twilight as the eclipsed Moon steadily climbed above the rugged landscape.

Image Credit & Copyright: Oshin Zakarian

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Milky Way over Rock Pools
Copyright: Tunç Tezel

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Milky Way over Rock Pools

Copyright: Tunç Tezel

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Thor’s Helmet: NGC 2359 in Canis Major
Distance 15,000 light years
In astrophotographs NGC 2359 has an ethereal quality. Surprisingly the outward appearance strongly contradicts the violent events which gave rise to the peculiar nebula. NGC 2359 is a prototypical wind blown bubble powered by the extremely massive and unstable Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925.
These types of stars (only about 300 are known presently) represent a late evolutionary phase of massive O-type blue giants which have become unstable in the late stages of their short stellar life. WR stars heavily influence the surrounding interstellar medium.
There are several basic types of nebulae associated with WR stars which run the gamut from concentric rings (NGC 6888), wind blown bubbles (NGC 7635), to filamentary type nebulae (NGC 2359). NGC 2359 consists of two distinct components.
—Credit Copyright: Robert Gendler

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Thor’s Helmet: NGC 2359 in Canis Major

Distance 15,000 light years

In astrophotographs NGC 2359 has an ethereal quality. Surprisingly the outward appearance strongly contradicts the violent events which gave rise to the peculiar nebula. NGC 2359 is a prototypical wind blown bubble powered by the extremely massive and unstable Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925.

These types of stars (only about 300 are known presently) represent a late evolutionary phase of massive O-type blue giants which have become unstable in the late stages of their short stellar life. WR stars heavily influence the surrounding interstellar medium.

There are several basic types of nebulae associated with WR stars which run the gamut from concentric rings (NGC 6888), wind blown bubbles (NGC 7635), to filamentary type nebulae (NGC 2359). NGC 2359 consists of two distinct components.

Credit Copyright: Robert Gendler


Star Trails at Dawn
Made on September 14 2007 from Montlaux, France, this wide-angle view nicely shows the stars near the celestial equator tracing nearly straight lines in projection, while stars north and south of the equator, respectively, appear to circle the north and south celestial poles.
Credit & Copyright: Koen van Gorp

Star Trails at Dawn

Made on September 14 2007 from Montlaux, France, this wide-angle view nicely shows the stars near the celestial equator tracing nearly straight lines in projection, while stars north and south of the equator, respectively, appear to circle the north and south celestial poles.

Credit & Copyright: Koen van Gorp

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star ship from Galaxy 銀河戰艦 (by Thunderbolt_TW)

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star ship from Galaxy 銀河戰艦 (by Thunderbolt_TW)

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Butterfly Nebula from Upgraded Hubble
Distance: 4,000 light years away
The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth’s night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though — shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This dramatically detailed close-up of the dying star’s nebula was recorded by the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: APOD NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

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Butterfly Nebula from Upgraded Hubble

Distance: 4,000 light years away

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth’s night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though — shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This dramatically detailed close-up of the dying star’s nebula was recorded by the upgraded Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit: APOD NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team