Sunday, August 27, 2023

Dancing Stars

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Art & Environment, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Ed Hessler

This image from Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) first caused me to wonder what I was seeing. The dazzling display of shapes and colors was pleasing. But what in the world were those neon-like images?

They were images of stars "found in the northern sky constellations Bootes, Corona Borealis, Ophiucus, and Coma Berenices" and the colors explained with each squiggle and squirm identified in the surrounding border. Still their strange shapes remained.

Sometimes holding a camera attached to a telescope doesn't require everything to be still -- of the hold-your-breath command.  A twitch can lead to some wonder and some fascinating art. I'm glad Paolo Palma thought "I wonder what would happen if...."
For information about photographer Paolo Palma see here which also includes the location of photo, date/time of photo, equipment and Palma's description in which he tells us about why he chose to call them "Ghirigori".

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