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MOON 20190416 by the0phrastus MOON 20190416 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 0 Those Things are Climbing Out of the Harbor Again by the0phrastus Those Things are Climbing Out of the Harbor Again :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 The Archer's Last Arrow by the0phrastus The Archer's Last Arrow :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Nanotechs Assembling Something Off The Coast Again by the0phrastus Nanotechs Assembling Something Off The Coast Again :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 0 First astro session of the year! by the0phrastus First astro session of the year! :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 2 NGC 2327 Parrot Nebula and IC 2177 Seagull Nebula by the0phrastus NGC 2327 Parrot Nebula and IC 2177 Seagull Nebula :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Orion Mosaic 2018-12-10 by the0phrastus Orion Mosaic 2018-12-10 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Comet 46P-Wirtanen - 2018 by the0phrastus Comet 46P-Wirtanen - 2018 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 2 Snowy Night 20181120 by the0phrastus Snowy Night 20181120 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 1 IC1848 20181110 HaOIII by the0phrastus IC1848 20181110 HaOIII :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 2 2 Cone Nebula 20181110 HaOIII by the0phrastus Cone Nebula 20181110 HaOIII :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Mine! - Chris Howard by the0phrastus Mine! - Chris Howard :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 2 Cargo To Enceladus by the0phrastus Cargo To Enceladus :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Orbital by the0phrastus Orbital :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Salvage Cover ChrisHoward by the0phrastus Salvage Cover ChrisHoward :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 0 2 Esmerelda Weatherwax by the0phrastus Esmerelda Weatherwax :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 1

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MOON 20190416
There's a beautiful moon out tonight. I shot this with the Nikon D750 + AstroTech AT6RC 1350mm f/9. A nearly full moon always makes deep sky astrophotography difficult, but that's when you pair a full frame DSLR with a 6" Ritchey-Chrétien. The rest of the sky can wait for the new moon. SaltwaterWitch.com
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Those Things are Climbing Out of the Harbor Again
Full title: "Those things are climbing out of the harbor again and this time I brought my lawyer"
More from an art series I'm doing for the book Nanowhere.

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First astro session of the year!
The star at the core of this nebula is the "Flaming Star", AE Aurigae, in the constellation Auriga (The Charioteer), and all the surrounding dust and clouds of hydrogen is called the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405). This emission nebula is around 1500 lightyears away and it's fairly large, about 5 lightyears across (roughly 47 trillion kilometers or 30 trillion miles across).

What's interesting is that even though AE Auriga is lighting up the nebula, it was not formed there, but rather is a "runaway star" that was probably ejected several million years ago from star formation furnace in the core of the Orion Nebula. The star is moving quickly through the nebula producing "a violent bow shock and high energy electromagnetic radiation".

Frames: 23 x 300 seconds of Ha, 5 x 300 seconds of OIII (I was not picking up oxygen at all!), and 20 x 360 seconds of SII. Equipment: William Optics GT81 APO refractor, ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro monochrome camera (unity gain 139/21), Astronomik filters, iOptron CEM25P mount, INDI/Ekos/KStars running in Stellarmate/Raspberry Pi 3b+.


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Chris Howard
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I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

Find out everything at www.SaltwaterWitch.com www.SaltwaterWitch.com

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
MP3 player of choice: iPad, iPhone
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Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:
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Or go direct!
www.saltwaterwitch.com
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  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee

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walterlice Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
Hi, I love your saltwater witch, I will do my tattoo whit her, do you have all body?
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
A life lived with width, breadth, and above all else, depth is the best kind of life, and you have lived another year of such a life.  Take pride in the undeniable achievement of a worthwhile voyage of discovery through time.  May glory and grandeur not be vicarious experiences, may you plumb the depths and find knowledge, beauty and treasure, may your dreams not elude you and may flashes of inspiration and insight linger to enrich your own days and dreams, and the lives of others.  A very happy birthday to you, and you will not be alone in celebrating the happy miracle of your existence.
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Thank you!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Now, I hope it WAS happy.
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Torn-B-I-a-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
happy birthday!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018
Thanks!
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
May great rulers, just and wise, summon you to appear before them so that they and their cheering subjects may honor you this year.  May joy and friendship support and richen your merry-making, and visions of glorious color and sophistication lurk ready at your calling to assist you in your art and help you lift the world's spirits with beauty, enhanced and shared.  May every sun that sees you this year rejoice in your happiness, may a year from today find you wiser, happier, more skilled, and rejoicing at the thought of another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Thank you!
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Torn-B-I-a-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
happy birthday.
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Thanks!
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