71% Hydrogen - 27.1% Helium - .97% Oxygen - .4% Carbon ~This is the general chemical make up of a typical star ~This blog is dedicated to Astronomy. For the time being, it will consist only of a current project that I am conducting at Eastern University. People come here to see the stars the way I do. Officially, this is "My Astronomy Binder" - Unofficially, this is my way of making University a little more palatable.
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http://punkamis.tumblr.com/post/98034648218/bramblepatch-justjasper-there-had-to-be

bramblepatch:

justjasper:

there had to be slytherin students who didn’t go with the rest of the house and fought in the battle for hogwarts

kids who took off their ties so nobody could clock them, who blended in with the forces

kids who kept their ties on and realised it would be a…

http://irenemoriarty.co.vu/post/98034710985/heatherchandlersscrunchie-do-you-see-this

heatherchandlersscrunchie:

do you see this picture?

image

this is a photo of one of the most important and happiest moments of my life. this is from last december when i was able to visit arkansas to see my girlfriend sarah ignitevale for the very first time. before meeting her on…

the-goddamazon:

salt4life:

My native black American friend*, also going places

Woo shit.

assassins creed is where he’s going

the-goddamazon:

salt4life:

My native black American friend*, also going places

Woo shit.

assassins creed is where he’s going

yall:

THE REASON WOMEN DIDNT PAY FOR THEIR MEALS WAS BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T ALLOWED TO HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS AND WHEN WOMEN EARN THE SAME AS MEN THIS FORM OF “CHIVALRY” WILL MOST LIKELY END AS MANY COUPLES ALREADY SPLIT THE BILL OKAY CAN PEOPLE STOP USING THIS IN A DISCUSSION OF EQUALITY AND IM SORRY FOR CAPS LOCKS I WANTED TO STOP BUT IT WAS TOO LATE

(Source: yalloween)

Emma Watson's speech in occasion of the "HeForShe" UN campaign launching.

yabanned:

Today we are launching a campaign HeForShe. I am reaching out to you because we need your help. We must try to mobilize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change. We don’t just want to talk about it. We want to try and make sure it’s tangible.

I was appointed…

Collective Nouns of Les Amis de l’ABC

enjolraispawn:

Apparently this was something that needed to be done.  [All nouns except where noted are courtesy of K and myself]

Enjolras  —>  A fleet of Enjolrai

Combeferre  —>  A business of Combeferres

Courfeyrac  —>  A chlamydia of Courfeyracs [courtesy of playthatsadtrombone]

Bahorel  —>  A bellowing of Bahorels

Bossuet  —>  A clove of Bossuets

Feuilly  —>  A fan-fare of Feuillys

Grantaire  —>  A clusterfuck of Grantaires

Jehan  —>  A enjambment of Jehans

Joly  —>  An epidemic of Jolys

and if you’re feeling nice…

Marius  —>  A heartful of Marius (alternatively a swoon of Marius)

(Source: enjolrastopheles)

fyeahuniverse:

A colorful new collection of galaxies from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission reveal a spectacular menagerie of galaxies during its prolific 3-year mission that ended in Feb. 2011. The showcase, released in May 2011 by NASA, shows several galaxy types, from elegant grand design spirals to more patchy flocculent spirals, while others have roundish centers or stretched central bars.

fyeahuniverse:

A colorful new collection of galaxies from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, mission reveal a spectacular menagerie of galaxies during its prolific 3-year mission that ended in Feb. 2011. The showcase, released in May 2011 by NASA, shows several galaxy types, from elegant grand design spirals to more patchy flocculent spirals, while others have roundish centers or stretched central bars.

(Source: throughascientificlens)

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Something in the file transfer made the first half of the pictures really light and the second half dark. I tried to work with it in Photoshop, but it wouldn’t cooperate. 
So here is my moon mosaic in typical mosaic fashion: not matching up very well. 

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Something in the file transfer made the first half of the pictures really light and the second half dark. I tried to work with it in Photoshop, but it wouldn’t cooperate. 

So here is my moon mosaic in typical mosaic fashion: not matching up very well. 

M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy is a gorgeous spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici.  First discovered by Pierre Mechain, it was added to the Messier catalog on that same day, June 14, 1779. It stands 37,000kly away and it’s brightness is at 8.6. 

For this color shot, I took red, blue, green, and clear shots of the same object and condensed them so I had one of each. With not other editing that flats, I then layered them in Photoshop and started tinkering with the color. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy night for color shots, thus the color looks strange and blue. Perhaps not the most accurate representation, but certainly aesthetically pleasing to an extent. 

Messier object 104 is more commonly known as the Sombrero galaxy, and for good reason.  This hat-shaped spiral galaxy, found in Virgo, was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781, but not added to the official Messier catalogue until 1921. This galaxy has a big and bright nucleus and an extensive globular cluster system.  It is 8.0 in magnitude and 50,000kly from our galaxy. 

I found that the best way to see the brightness of the core of M104 was to increase the contrast almost all the way then add a magenta color filter to bring out the actual object. I used a single low-pass kernel before adding the color filter.