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Here’s a 10 second time-lapse of last night’s full moon reappearing from the total eclipse.

These were taken between 10:03pm PDT to 11:07pm PDT with my telescope.

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Missed Sunday's lunar eclipse?

Here’s an edited 1-hour version of the full eclipse viewed through my Unistellar telescope in real time.

It certainly was NOT un-spectacular. It was haunting and beautiful and dramatic.

It includes 10 minutes of the blood moon before totality, and then an hour of the full moon re-emerging from Earth's shadow.

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πŸ‘‹ everyone!

Queer space nerd here (he/him) πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸš€ searching for exoplanets 🌎 asteroids πŸͺ¨ & maybe πŸ‘½ with my backyard telescope πŸ”­

I post about all things space and astronomy, with a healthy dose of pics thrown in for good measure.

Dusty NASA Mars Lander Snaps What Will Likely Be Its Final Selfie - CNET - I'm not tearing up. That's just Martian dust in my eyes. -

If you have a macro lens lying around and wanna give #astrophotography a try, it's totally doable! I took the image below of the Milky Way with a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro lens & a Canon 6D. I don't have a tracking mount, so this is a stack of 20 x 5 seconds untracked images.

Macro lenses have great image quality and large apertures that let through a lot of light. The main drawback for astrophotography is that focusing at infinity can be finicky.

This is an old image, but the Milky Way season is upon us, so it's a good opportunity to get into astrophotography. Be careful though: it's an addictive hobby! πŸ˜‚

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NGC 4435 Eyes Galaxies

Magnitude 10.0 pair of galaxies located 52 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. NGC 4435 is a barred lenticular galaxy interacting with NGC 4438.

NGC 4278

Magnitude 10.2 elliptical galaxy located 55 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1785 and is about 65,000 light-years across.

M77 is a spiral galaxy about 47 Mly away in the constellation Cetus.

We don't do visual observations at professional observatories anymore – everything is recorded digitally – but sometimes we do it just for fun!

I took this picture a few years ago at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile. That's one of our four 8.2 m telescopes. One of its instruments had been recently removed, and the engineers placed a glass screen where we projected the Moon at twilight. Such a great way to show the Moon to lots of people at once!

#astronomy #astrophotography

#UMPlus - Globular cluster NGC 6558
The bright ball of stars that can be seen in the Hubble Space Telescope image is NGC 6558, a globular star cluster located in the direction of the Sagittarius constellation and located at a distance of about 23,000 light years from the Solar System, but it is located closer to the center of the Milky Way. Globular clusters are made up of hundreds of thousands or millions of stars tightly bound together by gravity and can be.....

I saw this on LinkedIn & it really resonated with me. I use less confident phrases too often in professional settings & I love these alternatives.

3 phrases I stopped saying (and what I replaced them with):

1. "Does that make sense?" β€”> "What questions can I answer for you?"

2. β€œI could be wrong, but..." β€”> β€œWhat are your thoughts on this?”

3. "Sorry, I'll fix that right now." β€”> "Thank you for catching this/thanks for the feedback!"

Here’s to unlearning old habits. Speak confidently! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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Hello! I’m an #academic interested in how tech firms impact our social, political, economic & environmental world. I’m currently researching digital vulnerabilities surrounding unsecured consumer credit (i.e. buy now pay later platforms), & the political implications of #bigtech practices . Very concerned re #sustainability and #data & #surveillance #capitalism. New to Mastodon, come say hi & talk irresponsible business πŸ€“

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