User Links for
 bbrence







CURRENT MOON
(North America)
History
205 Entries
04/22/14
04/19/12
08/08/11
08/04/11
08/02/11
07/27/11
07/09/11
07/07/11
07/02/11
05/31/11
05/16/11
05/01/11
04/23/11
04/18/11
04/11/11
02/28/11
02/02/11
01/22/11
01/10/11
09/26/10
09/25/10
09/13/10
09/06/10
09/05/10
09/04/10
09/02/10
08/26/10
08/25/10
08/24/10
08/18/10
08/16/10
08/14/10
08/12/10
08/06/10
07/30/10
07/28/10
07/25/10
07/20/10
07/15/10
07/07/10
07/06/10
07/04/10
06/14/10
06/12/10
05/17/10
05/14/10
04/24/10
04/17/10
04/16/10
04/10/10
04/02/10
04/01/10
03/23/10
03/21/10
03/18/10
03/07/10
03/06/10
02/21/10
02/19/10
02/18/10
02/13/10
02/10/10
01/12/10
01/09/10
12/23/09
12/22/09
12/20/09
12/11/09
12/10/09
12/01/09
11/29/09
11/26/09
11/25/09
11/24/09
11/23/09
11/22/09
11/20/09
11/19/09
11/15/09
11/13/09
11/01/09
09/28/09
09/26/09
09/20/09
09/07/09
09/06/09
09/04/09
09/02/09
08/31/09
08/28/09
• 08/21/09
08/20/09
08/17/09
08/13/09
08/09/09
07/31/09
07/30/09
07/23/09
07/22/09
07/20/09
07/17/09
07/14/09
07/11/09
07/10/09
07/03/09
07/02/09
06/30/09
06/27/09
06/15/09
06/10/09
05/30/09
05/28/09
05/23/09
05/20/09
05/17/09
05/15/09
05/09/09
04/30/09
04/26/09
04/24/09
04/21/09
04/19/09
04/18/09
04/17/09
04/15/09
04/11/09
04/06/09
04/04/09
04/03/09
03/30/09
03/27/09
03/12/09
03/06/09
03/02/09
02/26/09
02/20/09
02/17/09
01/26/09
01/18/09
01/17/09
01/16/09
01/14/09
01/13/09
01/03/09
12/16/08
12/05/08
10/25/08
10/22/08
10/13/08
09/27/08
09/15/08
09/10/08
09/06/08
09/03/08
08/28/08
08/24/08
08/21/08
08/18/08
08/14/08
08/05/08
07/31/08
07/26/08
07/22/08
07/19/08
07/15/08
07/14/08
07/13/08
07/11/08
07/09/08
06/30/08
06/27/08
06/17/08
06/13/08
06/12/08
06/09/08
05/30/08
05/25/08
05/15/08
05/14/08
05/11/08
05/08/08
05/06/08
05/02/08
04/26/08
04/25/08
04/21/08
04/20/08
04/18/08
04/17/08
04/16/08
04/15/08
04/12/08
04/11/08
04/08/08
04/04/08
04/02/08
02/23/08
02/20/08
02/19/08
02/18/08
11/30/-1
11/30/-1
11/30/-1
11/30/-1
11/30/-1
    
Friday, August 21st, 2009
 Sometimes observational astronomy can seem "almost" silly.  Yes, finding and spotting a faint NGC object can be rewarding in one way, but in another, it is like looking at the body of a beautiful woman and seeing only the light reflected off her knee caps and forehead.   You are missing nearly everything of importance that makes her unique.  
 
Every once in a while there is an exception that reminds you why you do it.  Like everyone else, I was stunned and enthralled with the Hubble Space Telescope image of the so called "Pillars of Creation".   It is awe inspiring.   At Indian Trail Spring this week, I photographed the Eagle Nebula for the first time.   As I was processing the photo, the hair stood up on the back of my neck when I realized I could see the Pillars in MY crude little photo.  WOW!  AMAZING! 
 
THIS is why we spend nights in the bitter cold, and long blistering hot days (waiting for sunset) in the desert!!!  
 
Thanks to the advent of affordable digital photography, even amateur astronomers have the means to enhance the observational experience.
 


Image Gallery For This Session
A Pillars of Creation Eagle Nebula ITS  Pillars of Creation
   

A_Pillars_of_Creation.jpg
Click picture above for larger version
If the picture seems too bright or too dark, try adjusting the brightness below.
Brightness:
|
  



Comments:
On 08/24/09 at 02:58pm Barry wrote:
Thanks, Guys. Some folks "get it" and others don't. It is always fun to get an image of an object you haven't photographed before.....and in this case it was doubly exciting.

On 08/24/09 at 02:08pm Neil Heacock wrote:
Barry, this shot is great. And I love how you included the Hubble's Pillars of Creation for an example. I see you also have the glowing tops like we were talking about here. Very nice!

-Neil

On 08/23/09 at 08:08pm Jeff W wrote:
I know what you mean Barry, seeing that section of the pillars in your own shot just gives you such a sense of wow. We all know we arent hubble but when we can see something in our own shots that hubble has imaged, well thats just cool. At least for me.

Jeff W.



Add A Comment:
Your Name (optional):

*Your Comment:



CAPTCHA Image   Reload Image
Enter Code*:


NOTE: Comments are moderated and do not post immediately.



© 2008 Triad Technology Systems | www.triadtechsys.com