I think one of my absolute favorites will always be the "eye cloud" for lack of a better term.
This is the Helix Nebula.
A pair of sun spots:
Nebula image from Spitzer:
Cat's Eye Nebula:
And lastly, a picture of the entire universe.
NoEyedSquareGuy fucked around with this message at May 1, 2010 around 08:41
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Tony Bologna posted:
I love these pictures! "Give Tony a new Background" would be a pretty apt name for this thread.
Here's my 390MB collection of space wallpapers if you're interested:
It's been a while since I've uploaded a collection, but that should have a good amount in it. My monitor is 1920x1080, so they're all collected with that in mind. It's up to 500MB now, maybe I'll compile another .rar file and post it in this thread. Until then Waffleimages is back up, so here's a few more pictures.
A model of the current amount of satellites and space junk:
More surface of the sun:
Higher resolution picture of the Helix Nebula:
The Crab Nebula:
These are all from my collection, but I'm pretty sure that even at 1920x**** I scaled most of them down from higher resolutions so I could have them as wallpapers. A great site for astronomy pictures is Nasa's Astonomy Picture of the Day Archive which has most of them at their original resolutions as well as short descriptions for each picture. Another good place is Hubblesite, which has a lot of the pictures at their original Hubble resolutions. The picture of the Carina Nebula posted earlier is probably my favorite astronomy image of all time, and Hubblesite has the whole thing at 29566x14321 resolution, which is slightly too large to post here.
NoEyedSquareGuy fucked around with this message at May 2, 2010 around 04:41
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That was my only problem with the compilation, otherwise it's amazing and I love it to death. As much as I love awesome space images, those renders and stuff you see on DeviantArt cheapen the real thing for me, regardless of their actual quality, the real thing is so much more spectacular.
Agreed, I had them in there mostly for the sake of categorization and that upload is pretty old anyway. I just made a .rar of my collection to date that's a lot larger and has all the fake stuff cut out. The previous one was about 390MB with all the fake stuff in, this is 401MB of real images:
And few more examples for the sake of thread content
One of Nasa's crawlers used for transporting the space shuttles:
A different angle of an eclipse seen from space:
Part of the image recently taken from Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory:
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Maps of Jupiter and 3/4 of it's moons.
Never been able to find a decent map of Callisto like the others, but here's a good hemispheric one:
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