24 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Jan 10th to Jan 16th, 2013

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January 16, 2013UncategorizedNo comments

1.A night side picture of Saturn with its small “brother moons” Atlas, Prometheus, and Epimetheus

2.Very improvised shot of the moon. Using a spotting scope and placing my camera on the eyepiece.

 

3.The moon as seen from the International Space Station

 

4.Not nearly as good as the professional pictures here, but it’s one of the best I’ve taken. The Carina Nebula

 

5.The Moon, Saturn, Mars, and Regulus

6.Aurora borealis seen from Kvaløy, Norway

 

7.Globular Cluster Omega Centauri – the light of 2 million stars

8.stunning photo of NGC 891 taken with 3 different instruments — the hubble and 2 ground based telescopes

 

9.Dwarf planet Makemake

 

10.The Great Rift

 

11.Here’s to Lookin’ at You: The Helix Nebula

 

12.Aurora Australis

 

13.Cygnus Widefield

 

14.The Eta Carinae Nebula

 

15.NGC 602 and Beyond: It is only 5 million years old, with massive young stars eroding the dusty material and triggering a progression of star formation

 

16.The Orion Bullets

 

17.ISS after STS-124

 

18.Sunrise over the Earth

 

19.Eight years ago today, a European probe landed on Titan… here a fish-eye aerial view of Huygens’ landing site

 

20.The Horsehead Nebula

 

21.NGC 5189

22.Blazing black holes spotted in spiral beauty, galaxy IC 342: The black holes (magenta) are much brighter than typical stellar-mass black holes, but they cannot be supermassive black holes or they would have sunk to the galaxy’s center

 

23.The Fornax Cluster of Galaxies

24.The Red Rectangle Nebula Around Star HD 44179

 

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