deepspaceobjects:

Perth, Australia (NASA, International Space Station, 03/22/13) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr.

Perth, Australia (NASA, International Space Station, 03/22/13)

An Expedition 35 astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed this image of the Perth, Australia area on March 22, 2013. The photo also features reef areas, Garden Island, Rockingham, and the Swan River estuary.

I can see my house from here! (actually I can’t, the image doesn’t go far enough east)

  1. Camera: Nikon D3s
  2. Aperture: f/10
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 400mm

jtotheizzoe:

Watch this liquid boil and freeze at the same time! It’s not magic, these folks just dropped the pressure and temperature to the perfect place to hit the substance’s triple point, that magical nexus on the phase diagram where solid, liquid, and vapor coexist.

The liquid above is almost certainly not pure water (those crystals look a little funny), but here’s water’s phase diagram, complete with triple point and its various ice phases. Yes, even that one.

(via Mental Floss)

Very cool…

deepspaceobjects:

Perth City Startrails on Flickr.

Shot from the top of the zigzag on Gooseberry Hill

This was taken a while ago, so I’ve forgotten the settings

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/7.1
  3. Exposure: 30"
  4. Focal Length: 21mm

adriofthedead:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

we need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"The Galaxy, which had been enjoying a period of unusual peace and prosperity at the time, reeled like a man getting mugged in a meadow.”

"it was a deep, hollow malevolent voice which sounded like molten tar glurping out of a drum with evil on its mind.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"… a large and voluminous creature who looked like someone losing a fight with a pink duvet …”

"He screwed up his face and then dropped his head forward, shaking it like someone trying to shake a coin out of a money box.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"He leapt to his feet like an author hearing the phone ring”

"he started to stalk forward slowly and stealthily wearing a puzzled frown of concentration, like a leopard that’s not sure whether it’s just seen a half-empty tin of cat food half a mile away across a hot and dusty plain.”

"it looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

You forgot one of the best ones:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

The ships one is my go to Douglas Adams quote

(Source: pizzahottie)

deepspaceobjects:

Large Magellanic Cloud on Flickr.

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a nearby galaxy, and a satellite of the Milky Way. At a distance of slightly less than 50 kiloparsecs (≈163,000 light-years), the LMC is the third closest galaxy to the Milky Way. It has a mass equivalent to approximately 10 billion times the mass of the Sun, making it roughly 1/100th as massive as the Milky Way, and a diameter of about 14,000 light-years.

It is visible as a faint “cloud” in the night sky of the southern hemisphere straddling the border between the constellations of Dorado and Mensa, and it appears from Earth more than 20 times the width of the full moon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Magellanic_Cloud

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Photo taken at Serpentine Dam.

Canon 7D
Tamron Adaptall 135mm f2.8
30s, ISO 3200
Tracked with a Vixen Polarie

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 30"
  4. Focal Length: 75mm

deepspaceobjects:

Occultation of Saturn by the Moon on Flickr.

Another photo of this mornings occultation. Taken at 5:40am Feb 22nd 2014

Canon 7D
Tamron Adaptall 500mm f8 mirror lens
Tamron Adaptall 2x TC
ISO 320, 1/15th shutter speed
Vixen Polarie

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Exposure: 1/15th
  3. Focal Length: 75mm

deepspaceobjects:

A couple of gif’s of this mornings occultation of Saturn. I wasn’t planning on doing a timelapse so the timing of these shots aren’t equally spaced.

There is about 25min difference between the first and last shots

deepspaceobjects:

Occultation of Saturn by the Moon on Flickr.

Feb 22nd 2014 Occultation of Saturn by the Moon.
Taken at 5:53am

Canon 7D
Tamron Adaptall 500mm f8 mirror lens
Tamron Adaptall 2x TC
ISO 320, 1/15th shutter speed
Vixen Polarie

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Exposure: 1/15th
  3. Focal Length: 75mm

deepspaceobjects:

Pinnacles Milky Way on Flickr.

Another image from the Pinnacles. This time a fisheye shot of the whole sky.
There is a slight green tint around the horizon. I’m not sure if this is due to light pollution from near by towns, camera induced noise or skyglow. I like to think it is skyglow.

Peleng 8mm fisheye @ f4
Canon 7D
Vixen Polarie
Single 5min exposure

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/7.1
  3. Exposure: 299"
  4. Focal Length: 15mm

deepspaceobjects:

Eta Carina on Flickr.

I went on a overnight trip to the Pinnacles at Cervantes on the weekend. The sky was so dark and the Milky Way was amazing. We could see our surroundings from the ages old light of a billion suns

This is a (not very good) photo of the Eta Carina nebula I took on the trip.

OM 50mm 1.8 @ 2.8
Canon 7D
(Poorly aligned) Vixen Polarie
A single 15sec exposure
ISO 6400

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 15"
  4. Focal Length: 75mm