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SpacePorn is a subreddit devoted to beautiful space images 🚀🌌. As long as the focus of the image is related to space in some way, it is allowed.

This includes photographs, composites, photoshops, simulation renders, artist's depictions, and artwork.

/r/SpacePorn is a subreddit devoted to high-quality images of space. As long as the focus of the image is of the stars or related to space in some way then it is allowed. This includes artwork as well as photography.


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    Andromeda unveiled. A backyard HaRGB Odyssey

    From the quiet confines of my backyard, I have been orchestrating a cosmic dance with photons. Over the span of two clear, dedicated nights, I’ve woven together 6 hours of data to reveal the grand spiral of the Andromeda galaxy through the HaRGB technique.

    The red hues highlight the bustling regions of star formation, serving as a fiery testament to the ceaseless creativity of the cosmos.

    Each exposure captured is a chapter in Andromeda’s story, revealing the delicate balance between light and darkness. The image stands as an intersection where art meets science, and distant light finds a home in the here and now.

    I hope this glimpse into the universe ignites a spark of wonder and wanderlust for what lies beyond our celestial shore. Andromeda, in all her glory, reminds us that the stories written in the stars are within our grasp, from our very own backyards.

    Clear skies and wide eyes, as we continue to peer deeper into the night sky's treasures!

    2 Comments
    2024/02/12
    14:30 UTC

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    What happens if you stare at earth from 80 light years away 🤔 (but your not on the earth)

    Example: PSO J318. 5-22

    11 Comments
    2024/02/12
    13:59 UTC

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    Apollo 17 - Eugene "Gene" Cernan working at the Moon Buggy. Taken by Harrison "Jack" Schmitt

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    13:35 UTC

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    In the core of the Carina Nebula

    (Not my photo)

    4 Comments
    2024/02/12
    12:29 UTC

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    The Sunburst Arc [Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Rivera-Thorsen et al.]

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    08:04 UTC

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    HFG1 & Abell 6: Planetary Nebulae [Image Credit & Copyright: Julien Cadena & Mickael Coulon; Text: Natalia Lewandowska (SUNY Oswego)]

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    08:00 UTC

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    Yosemite Winter Night [Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN) ]

    1 Comment
    2024/02/12
    07:59 UTC

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    Orion Horsehead And Flame Nebula

    Orion Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula in L enhance

    2 Comments
    2024/02/12
    04:12 UTC

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    30 million light years away…

    My image of the Sombrero galaxy - starless version.

    The Sombrero galaxy (M104) is a well known unbarred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. The galaxy lies at a distance of 29.3 million light years from Earth, and has a diameter of 50,000 light years. The galaxy is inclined at an angle of only 7 degrees to our line of sight and appears almost edge-on.

    M104 has an incredibly bright nucleus, and an unusually large central bulge. The dust lane around its perimeter has the shape of a symmetrical ring around the bulge. The dark ring seen in the image contains most of M104’s cold hydrogen gas and dust and is the primary site of starburst activity.

    Equipment: Celestron 5SE Telescope, ZWO ASI294MC Camera, 40 30 second exposures stacked and edited on ASIStudio, PS Expressed, and the photos app.

    51 Comments
    2024/02/11
    23:18 UTC

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    Rosette Nebula

    1 Comment
    2024/02/11
    23:01 UTC

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    First close image of Planet Mercury

    The first image of Mercury acquired by NASA's Mariner 10 in 1974. This picture was acquired from a distance of 3,340,000 miles (5,380,000 km) from the surface of Mercury. The diameter of Mercury (3,031 miles; 4,878 km) is about 1/3 that of Earth.

    10 Comments
    2024/02/11
    22:43 UTC

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    My best Moons 🌕 photos since I started astrophotography in 2020

    11 Comments
    2024/02/11
    20:21 UTC

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    David Scott working near Apollo 15's lunar rover. Mons Hadley Delta, visible in the background, is about 3.6km (11,500ft) high.

    5 Comments
    2024/02/11
    18:58 UTC

    7 Comments
    2024/02/11
    17:20 UTC

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    Phobos Passing Directly In Front Of Deimos! (Credit: ESA/DLR/FUBerlin/AndreaLuck)

    3 Comments
    2024/02/11
    17:04 UTC

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    The first launch of the Titan III-Centaur (Titan IIIE) rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It was destroyed by the range safety officer when the Centaur stage failed to ignite. 11 February 1974

    1 Comment
    2024/02/11
    16:59 UTC

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    Earth-directed Solar Flare and CME (Credit: NASA / SDO / Jorge Álvarez)

    7 Comments
    2024/02/11
    14:19 UTC

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    Rocket Plume Shadow Points to the Moon

    19 Comments
    2024/02/11
    11:36 UTC

    208

    IC2118 - The Witchhead Nebula

    11 Comments
    2024/02/11
    03:01 UTC

    337

    The Pleiades and Mars

    7 Comments
    2024/02/11
    00:06 UTC

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    Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks On Feb. 10, 2024 (Credit: Michael Jäger)

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    21:02 UTC

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    M104: The Sombrero Galaxy

    31 Comments
    2024/02/10
    18:50 UTC

    138

    Three-color image of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud from the ESO's Very Large Telescope

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    18:19 UTC

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    My Rosette Nebula - 4 tile mosaic

    17 Comments
    2024/02/10
    16:17 UTC

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    Rising Phoenix: IC 2177

    For full resolution and details of acquisition please refer to this Astrobin link.

    IC 2177 is a region of nebulosity that lies along the border between the constellations Monoceros and Canis Major. This cosmic cloud is one of many sites of star formation within the Milky Way galaxy. It is located 3,800 light-years away from Earth, inside the Orion spur – the same partial spiral arm of the Milky Way where our solar system is located. The nebula is nearly 240 light-years across.

    This was a strange project. What started as a Mosaic using only the AG Optical FA12, ended up being a complicated combination of two scopes at two different focal lengths. Initially I set out to get SHO data on two panels for the Seagull, but my Oiii data was poor quality due to severe gradients, while the Ha data was excellent. I did not want to waste the Ag Optical Ha data, and decided to try to create an SHO image with the much smaller Askar FRA400. I used that image as an RGB source once I was happy with the colors, and using star alignment, combined it with the Ha AG Optical data, where I used the Ag Optical Ha data as the luminance layer to create this detailed mosaic. The image was processed in my favorite color palette, the Foraxx Palette utility in Pixinsight, and it gives the Seagull a beautiful dynamic narrowband image that resembles a rising Phoenix.

    Thanks for looking and CS!

    0 Comments
    2024/02/10
    15:11 UTC

    151

    Sunset On Two Planets (Credit: Travis Rupert/NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M Univ.)

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    13:46 UTC

    354

    My Favorite Saturn image from 2023 + Live view video

    9 Comments
    2024/02/10
    12:38 UTC

    141

    UGC 2885 - one of the largest in the local universe [Credit: NASA, ESA, and B. Holwerda (University of Louisville)]

    1 Comment
    2024/02/10
    08:14 UTC

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    The Shadow of Ingenuity's Damaged Rotor Blade [Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Ingenuity]

    27 Comments
    2024/02/10
    08:11 UTC

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    NGC 6334: The Cat's Paw Nebula [Image Credit & Copyright: Stefan Steve Bemmerl & Team Wolfatorium (Hakos/Namibia)]

    3 Comments
    2024/02/10
    08:10 UTC

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