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Astrophotography from 1908 — 1919
These images were taken about 100 years ago. I can’t even describe how much respect I have for early astronomers.
Image courtesy: Yerkes Observatory, Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Mount Wilson Observatory
Time-lapse of a Perseid meteor over a period of 8,2 min shot close to Landshut, Germany. Every 12s a picture with 10s exposure time was taken. The animation consists of 42 frames. The first image is included twice to make the entrance more visible.
Credit: Thomas Bergwinkl
Saturn’s moon Titan, seen in the infrared from the Keck Observatory, 24 December 2003. Titan is tidally locked, and takes about 16 days to orbit Saturn, so even over a 7-hour period, we only see a little bit of rotation. But that’s some pretty decent magnification anyway. (Program ID C32N2.)