3D Lenticular Animated GIF’s

Alien 3D Lenticular Animated GIFYou probably already know my love for the re-emergence of
Animated GIF’s in the Digital form, but check out these truly cutting edge
animated gif’s by Brooklyn-based trio The Saline Project.
They’ve created this new art project that sees them looking to evolve
the gif format to something they’re now calling 3D lenticular…
Awesome stuff
The Swamp Monster 3D Lenticular Animated GIF
The Wolfman 3D Lenticular Animated GIF

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Occultation of Jupiter by the Moon

Moon Meets Jupiter
Image Credit & Copyright: Cristian Fattinnanzi

The term ‘Occultation’ is used to describe occasions when the Moon passes in front of a star during the course of its orbital motion around the Earth.

Although I missed this celestial event, many skygazers around the planet enjoyed this Close Encounter of the Planet Jupiter and the Moon on July the 15th, in predawn skies. And while many saw the bright Jupiter next to the slender, waning crescent, in England we had the opportunity to watch the ruling gas giant pass behind the lunar disk, occulted by the Moon as it slid through the night. In this stunning image by Cristian Fattinnanzi with clouds threatening to hamper his telescopic view from Montecassiano, Italy, but in this frame he still manages to capture Jupiter after it emerged from the Occultation along with all four of its large Galilean moons. The sunlit crescent is perfectly overexposed by Cristian with the Moon’s night side faintly illuminated by Earthshine. Lined up left to right beyond the dark lunar limb are Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa.

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Orion Nebula: The Hubble View


Very few cosmic spacescapes excite my imagination in a way that the Orion Nebula does, this recently published ‘super hi-res’ image from the Hubble telescope is pretty damn epic.

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Also known as M42, the nebula’s glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of an immense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away. The Orion Nebula offers one of the best opportunities to study how stars are born partly because it is the nearest large star-forming region, but also because the nebula’s energetic stars have blown away obscuring gas and dust clouds that would otherwise block our view – providing an intimate look at a range of ongoing stages of starbirth and evolution. This detailed image of the Orion Nebula is the sharpest ever, constructed using data from the Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla 2.2 meter telescope. The mosaic contains a billion pixels at full resolution and reveals about 3,000 stars.

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Film & Song Maps

What’s not to love about these stunning Film & Song inspired maps by Dorothy, both are based on the vintage style of a LA street map, their new edition ‘Film Map’ is made up entirely from film titles and features over 900 films which if you click on any of the images you’ll launch the New ‘Version 2’ of the WordPress Photo Carousel (which I have to say is very slick) and be able to see the names in more detail and now you can ‘Like’ individual images instead of the whole Blog post.

This is their second in a series of highly popular ‘Map’ Prints with Song Map being the first, which was made up of 390 song titles: from Highway to Hell to Penny Lane, Itchycoo Park to Heartbreak Hotel.

Do or do not, There is no try.

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