Astronomy

BREAKING NEWS: MACS1149-JD1, The most distant galaxy ever discovered!

BREAKING NEWS: MACS1149-JD1, The most distant galaxy ever discovered!
BREAKING NEWS: MACS1149-JD1, The most distant galaxy ever discovered!

Hey guys,

Sarah here, a Cosmologist working at University College London as a researcher.

News has just been released to the public: the most distant galaxy ever found has been revealed! My colleague Nicolas Laporte - the second author of the discovery paper - and the whole team are very excited to finally make it public! Its name is MACS1149-JD1, and it is more than 30 billion light years away!

We put together a brief video on our channel to shed some details on this amazing find, including an answer to the question "How can this galaxy be 30 billion light years away if the universe is younger than that"?

Have a look, and let us know if you enjoy this kind of content!

Cheers,

Sarah

Milky way over train tracks

Milky way over train tracks

It's a long exposure, it doesn't look like that to the eye. It still looks amazing to the eye from a dark area though.

milky way :)

Hey man, what a fantastic photo! I have it set as my background, I love it! Thanks dude!

Love me some of those natural train tracks!

490 hours on the entire Orion Constellation

490 hours on the entire Orion Constellation

Fantastic shot RBA.

Brilliant, especially barnard's loop, what a picture

That is truly incredible... I applaud you!

Thanks Ron. I'd like to know where my previous comment went... :-/

Saturn, from my backyard in a City!

Saturn, from my backyard in a City!

How this image was made:

I used a Canon T3i to take a 4 minute video on 1080p 30fps 3x digital zoom mode. I hooked it up to a XT8 telescope with a T-ring adaptor and used a 2X Barlow to achieve focus.

I nudged the telescope often to follow the object.

I took the video and cropped and stabilized it in PiPP.

Then I used Autostackert to stack the top 60 percent of the frames.

Wavelets done in Registax.

Any specific questions, feel free to ask!

The biggest thing for me was getting my telescope, it literally changed my life.

My XT8 was 400$ CAD at the time. I started with that and holding my phone up to the eyepiece before using my DSLR with it.

400 can be a lot I suppose, but scopes can easily cost thousands.

If your budget is 200 or less, I’d get binoculars. A pair of those and a star guide app on your phone can do wonders!

If your budget is almost zero, just try and get somewhere dark if you can and look up!

For things like planets, you can see them pretty easily in the city still because of how bright they are :).

Keep looking up! :)

Great result for the total equipment price!

Nice shot! I look at pictures like this and just wonder how the hell do Flat-Earthers even exist on our globe.

Stephen Hawking Dead, Aged 76

Stephen Hawking Dead, Aged 76
Stephen Hawking Dead, Aged 76

RIP. Humanity was lucky to have you.

Yes. He died early in the morning on 3/14

At least he died on pi day...

Is this serious?

I created this picture of the Orion Nebula a few years ago... I did it at my schools astronomy lab. I took a pic of the nebula about 150 times and then put all the pictures together to get the best definition of this baby.

I created this picture of the Orion Nebula a few years ago... I did it at my schools astronomy lab. I took a pic of the nebula about 150 times and then put all the pictures together to get the best definition of this baby.

This is beautiful! It was the first nebula I had ever seen with my telescope.

Not bad! Always nice to see M42.

That’s where all UFO, grays and aliens are coming from...

I took 150 photos of this same thing ... thanks man

Try one of these subthreads