“Blue Marble” Image Of The Earth – How They Did It.

The recently famous “Blue Marble” image of the Earth, has received over 3 million views since being posted online by NASA. It was taken from the VIIRS instrument mounted on NASA’s Suomi NPP Earth observing satellite.

Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth - Blue Marble 2012

"Blue Marble" image by NASA

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Photos of distant Galaxies taken from front yard.

These photos were taken by an amateur astronomer who attached a digital camera to his telescope. He sets the telescope up on his front yard and on some occasions  takes the photos with just a simple webcam. The following telescopes were used:

  • Orion 10″ Reflector
  • Astro-Tech AT66ED 66mm
  • Orion 8″ Reflector
  • Meade ETX-90

So grab your telescope, grab your camera, get outside and see what you can find…

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