Annnnnddddd, milestone achieved! I have successfully prepared raw telescope data files into displayable images. There's far much more cleaning up that needs to be done before science can be done with these, but that's methodical! Displayed is data for globular star cluster NGC 2419 as observed from the Kitt Peak WIYN .9 meter telescope using the half-degree imager through the visible light filter. Globular Clusters are collections of thousands to millions of stars that were among the first to break light across the galaxy we call home. Consequently, they can be attributed in great part with the chemical enrichment of our galaxy; that is, a large part of the reason all of the matter you see around you IS!
This particular cluster sits pretty at 300,000 light-years away. It blows my mind we can actually see 300,000 years into the past with any degree of clarity at all. Humans are pretty neat!
Since the technology used to collect such data measures the amount of light hitting a detector over a certain time within a certain range of "color", rather than just snapping a picture, most of the pretty space pictures you see start off like this and then are colored later on according to the intensities of light observed through each "colored" filter.
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My boys had a blast with @getquriousapp! We played with the explorer box and it was a fun out of this world activity. The boys got to dress up like aliens, put together a interactive story, go on a treasure hunt, and build a spaceship! 🚀 Get Qurious is a great hands-on activity while also being an interactive app. So fun! Check out the link in my profile for a full review ☺️ #Aliens#spaceadventure#getquriousapp
Working on this hot mama after work. The other 2 panels of same proportions went home with my faerie friends @kelsey__odell and @sneakyourface_ ! We shall reunite again after working solo for a while...then fuse them together once more!!! Back to teaching elementary art on this fine Monday! It was a good day! I feel like my kiddo artists get me revved up for my own creation sessions. I'm blessed to say that my career and my recreation go hand in hand. Those kids drae the most profound pictures!!! They are briliant!!!! I crack up pretty much all day long. Dont get me wrong...there are days I want ti JUMP OUT A WINDAH! Paint all day eeerry day !!!! #painting#love#art#moth#prayingmantis#chameleon#nude#outerspace#wutangisforthechildren
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