Space is cool and so is photography, although I’ve never really taken more than a passing interest in either. I seem to be finding more and more cool photographs of stuff going on in space since I started Sick Chirpse though and this can only be a good thing for both me and you. Today, it was actually Tourist who found these pictures but he sent them over to me and told me to get a post up about them because frankly they were pretty cool and awesome.
Basically some super space nerd photographer from the Czech Republic called Miloslav Druckmuller created these composite images of the moon during a solar eclipse that show an awesome solar corona. Before you ask, a solar corona isn’t a special type of fake Mexican beer but it is in actual fact a kind of plasma atmosphere that surrounds any celestial body but that you can only really see easily during an eclipse.
Images like the ones shown here are particularly hard to capture because they are so crystal clear and you can see the effect of the corona almost perfectly, as well as the details of the moon. The effect has been achieved by the fact that these are composite images comprised of 40+ photographs taken with two different lenses. This was enhanced even more by the location of the lenses – on a pier just outside the Enewetak Radiological Observatory on the Marshall Islands, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, which is probably one of the most remotest locations in the world.
Check out a few of the images below but if you want to check out more of these photographs then check out Miloslav Druckmuller’s website ,although at the time of writing it seems to be down – sorry about that. Hopefully the link will reappear later.
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