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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cone Nebula as an animated zoom in series



I have shot many targets with a several focal lengths and instruments.
Due to that, I'm able to publish some of my photos as an image set, with a different field of view and detail levels. The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Zooming into the Cone Nebula
An animated GIF, 3,4MB



The Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster

More info about this image HERE
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A study about the apparent scale in the sky
Note. an apparent size of the Moon is marked as a circle.
Moon has an angular diameter of ~0,5 degrees, that's ~30 arc minutes.

Click for a large image







Saturday, May 24, 2014

North America Nebula, a zoom in animation



I have shot many targets with a several focal lengths and instruments.
Due to that, I'm able to publish some of my photos as an image set, with a different field of view and detail levels. The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Zooming into the North America Nebula, NGC 7000
An animated GIF, 3,4MB




A closeup of NGC 7000, the Great Wall

More info about this image HERE
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An animated 3D study of the North America Nebula can be seen HERE


A study about the apparent scale in the sky
Note. an apparent size of the Moon is marked as a circle.
Moon has an angular diameter of ~0,5 degrees, that's ~30 arc minutes.

Click for a large image





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An animated zoom in series to the Bubble Nebula



I have shot many targets with a several focal lengths and instruments.
Due to that, I'm able to publish some of my photos as an image set, with a different field of view and detail levels. The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

Zooming into the Bubble Nebula
An animated GIF, 3MB




A closeup picture of the Bubble formation

More info about this image HERE
Buy a photographic print from HERE


An animated 3D study of the Bubble Nebula can be seen HERE


A study about the apparent scale in the sky
Note. an apparent size of the Moon is marked as a circle.
Moon has an angular diameter of ~0,5 degrees, that's ~30 arc minutes.

Click for a large image




Thursday, May 15, 2014

The largest Fine Art print in Finland




About three weeks ago I posted about my astronomical photo as a public artwork.
This very large, 10x3m, photographic print on aluminium was produced by a Finnish company Dialab.
They made an inquiry from the Finnish Museum of Photography about this print. The museum confirmed, that this is the largest photographic fine art print in Finland. The photo is located in main lobby of The "Oulu Region Joint Authority for Education" in Haukipudas

Cirrus of Cygnus
The largest fine art photo in Finland

The photo is printed on aluminium and it has a glossy finishing. This is the largest fine art print in Finland. 
The size of the photographic prin is over 3 x 10 meters (= 10 x 33 feet) Even in that size, the image is very sharp, since the original image is in very high resolution due to mosaic technique used.

More info about the print and the image HERE






Monday, May 12, 2014

Cepheus, an animated zoom in series to the IC 1396



I have shot many targets with several focal lengths.
Due to that, I'm able to publish some of my material as an image sets, with different field of view and detail levels. The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.

An animated zoom in series to an Elephant's Trunk Nebula

An animated GIF, 2MB


A closeup picture of  the Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC 1396

More info and technical details HERE
Buy a photographic print from HERE

A study about the apparent scale in the sky
Note. an apparent size of the Moon is marked as a circle.
Moon has an angular diameter of ~0,5 degrees, that's ~30 arc minutes.

Click for a large image


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Heart Nebula, an animated zoom in series to the Melotte 15



I have shot many targets with several focal lengths.
Due to that, I'm able to publish some of my material as an image sets, with different field of view and detail levels.
The fractal nature of our universe stands out nicely by this way and it will make the orientation more easy.


An animated zoom in series to a Melotte 15 cluster

An animated GIF, 1,9MB

A closeup picture of Melotte 15 in the heart of the Heart Nebula

More info and the technical details HERE
Buy a photographic print from HERE

A collection of  Heart Nebula images HERE


An experimental 3D-study of the Melotte 15

More animations and info can be seen HERE

A study about the apparent scale in the sky
Note. an apparent size of the Moon is marked as a circle.
Moon has an angular diameter of ~0,5 degrees, that's ~30 arc minutes.

Click for a large image



Friday, May 9, 2014

Simeis 147 supernova remnant in Taurus, with and without stars



Now and then I'm publishing some experimental material of mine. This time I made an animated image about Simeis 147 SNR in Taurus. In this animation, the supernova remnant can be seen with and without stars. Human brains has a tendency to form quasi shapes from a random cloud of dots, like stars in this case. This is a very effective method to show the actual nebula and its details.

I'm planning to use the star removal procedure to hunt down some old and very diffused planetary nebulae, located at a dense star field in the Milky Way. They might have a very large angular dimensions and the surface brightness is extremely low. Due to that, they get easily buried under a dense star field.

Simeis 147 (Sh2-240)

Stars vs Starless
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Original image of the Simeis 147

More images and the technical details can be seen here:

PS.

You might know, that I lost my imaging setup at last January. Due to some serious electrical problems all the components are fried beyond any repair. Least it'll cost more than a new scope.

I haven't been able to find a corporate sponsors yet, for the new telescope and the mount. I do have couple of sponsors for the cameras though. I'll inform more about them later. Please contact, if you are interested to become a sponsor! astroanarchy (at) gmail.com
The sponsor will have lots of positive visibility for a many years.  

Some info about my work as an astronomical photographer

J-P Metsavainio 

- Born 1964
- studies Art, Architecture, experienced in telecommunication manufacturing and development.
- Specialized in the astrophotography since 1998, I love to reveal some of the hidden beauty of the universe around us.

Some publications:

- Eight NASA APOD's at the moment (Astronomy Picture Of the Day)
- Many images in National Geographic image portfolio and several astronomical images of the week.
- Many images in the Science Photo Library archive in London
- The astronomer Phil Plait collected an annual list of the best astronomical images for the year 2012.
(My experimental image of IC 1396 was selected to this list. Nuber sixth from the top.) http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/bad_astronomy/2012/12/best_astronomy_images_2012_see_the_most_beautiful_images_of_the_universe.html
- My photo of the constellation Cygnus was selected as one of the best amateur astronomy photographs of the past four years by the Daily Telegraph 2014.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/picture-galleries/9622374/The-best-amateur-astronomy-photographs-of-the-past-four-years.html?frame=2374492
- Lots of publishing by many printed and online magazines, some logos are shown at top right corner here in my blog. 

I'm also a regular speaker in astromical happenings like NEAIC New York (North East Astro Imaging Conference) and the European version of it CEDIC (Central european Deepsky Imaging Conference)

My photos

Image portfolio:
http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/


Blog, works mostly as an imaging diary and a publishing channel for some of my experimental work:
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/


Facebook, I'm publishing only an astrophotography related materila here:
https://www.facebook.com/jp.metsavainio


Best regards and clear skies,
J-P Metsavainio, Astro Anarchy Observatory, Finland