Это космос! Фотограф показал на сайте Reddit свои лучшие снимки космоса

Фотограф Коннор Матерн, выложил подборку своих лучших фотографий космоса на сайте Reddit и произвёл фурор. Коннор выкладывает в основном свои фотографии на своём аккаунте в Instagram, но в этот раз он решил показать интернету лучшие и создал шедевральные обои для рабочего стола.

Вот подборка наиболее красивых фотографий из его аккаунта в Instagram.

A mysterious, squid-like apparition, this nebula is very faint, but also very large in planet Earth’s sky. It spans some 2.5 full moons toward the constellation Cepheus. Recently discovered by French astro-imager Nicolas Outters, the remarkable nebula’s bipolar shape and emission are consistent with it being a planetary nebula, the gaseous shroud of a dying sun-like star, but its actual distance and origin are unknown. A new investigation suggests Ou4 really lies within the emission region SH2-129 some 2,300 light-years away. Consistent with that scenario, the cosmic squid would represent a spectacular outflow of material driven by a triple system of hot, massive stars, cataloged as HR8119, seen near the center of the nebula. If so, this truly giant squid nebula would physically be nearly 50 light-years across. This is a some data from last year but I never got it quite right in terms of the edit. I finally worked it again though and I am much more happy with it and was actually awarded Image of the Day for it. I took a lot of advice from Nico Carver and Nicolas Kizilian (thank you both very much!) on my last edit of it that was never posted and what I could do to improve. They both suggested that the Squid could use so more contrast and that it was all just a solid blue color, no really transparency to it. So I did my best to fix that in this new edit. I am still not entirely pleased with it, but it has come a really long way compared to just editing it like I would a normal image. Regardless, this was definitely one of the most difficult data sets I have had to work with yet, the thing is just so damn dim you can’t see it at all in a single frame. Just a blast though to see it complete and I couldn’t be happier.

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