onsdag 26 augusti 2015

New photos from last weekend with my son

My sons favourite starcluster the Plejades M45 (Seven Sisters). This beautiful open starcluster is easily visible without optics, some might think it is the little Dipper because of the shape. This amazing cluster of stars lies only 440 ly away in the constellation of Taurus. These young stars (only 100million years old) will only stay together for about 250million years and then seperate and become individual stars in our galaxy. You can see blue instellar clouds around the stars in the photo. So it is a beautiful group of young stars that we can enjoy - so get out and do it Smiley smile! Canon 6D and 85mm lens.

Is it not amazing, to be able to see another galaxy without Optics! The galaxy of Andromeda M31 is a beautiful spiralgalaxy "only" 2,5 million ly away. If you know where to look you can see it without Optics At a dark location. Amazing, another Island of stars, probably another place with life and maybe someone is looking At our galaxy from there At the same way. If you look closely you can even see the satellite galaxy below it. Now, you don't see the galaxy like in this photo, the sensor in the camera capture much more, but you will see it as a fuzzy dim oval object in the sky. Photo taken with 85mm lens and Canon 6D.

Airglow and milkyway shots..

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