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This is my first attempt at using Apophysis to create something realistic. This galaxy is a combination of an Apophysis fractal flame and a lot of Photoshop CS retouching.

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m3l0dycute's avatar
Thanks for the image, I use it here ^^
NovicePhotographer's avatar
Thank You so much. I used this. Here !
SrPeabody23's avatar
I would very much like to see one in real life. Nice work!, all the details and the light.
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M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, is a naked-eye object that's larger in the sky (albeit considerably dimmer) than the moon.  It's easy to find by following the point of the more pointed V in Cassiopea:…. On a dark night with clear skies, it looks like a greyish smudge, and with binoculars, like a greyish disk with a bright centre.

There are also plenty of naked-eye nebulae.  The Orion Nebula, located in the sword of Orion, is one of the easiest to find and to see -- again, looking like a grey smudge with the naked eye on a clear night.  Here's a photo of it that I took with a 400 mm photographic lens from a rooftop in Seattle (despite the city light pollution): The Orion Nebula by vmulligan .
LVTrangAnh's avatar
thanks you so much 

Any thoughts about updating your prion misfolding animation (that is SO good!) to incorporate the new info about the shape?


Jay Ingram
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Could do!  Research is keeping me busy at the moment, but it might be a good project to tackle over a holiday.
andymix945's avatar
That's amazing!
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Hi, this is epic! Is there a way i can possibly use this for my newest video, I use pics in after effects and make videos for my music. If so I would give you credits and a shout-out on my album release (: 
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Aw, sorry -- I don't typically allow my work to be used.  Good luck with your album, though!
it's okay, thank you (:
Hi, i tried apophysis too!! but this image is much more better than mine :) can i use on my site please?
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What's your website?  Will you credit me?
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the blue arms remembers me of waves in the ocean
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Nature repeats itself on many scales :) .
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