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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Astro Anarchy gets published

My works are selected as a public content for a pedestrian zone in my home town Oulu, Finland.
There is a very large display unit at the end of the zone, 5.12 x 3.2 meters (over 16 x 10 feet). Four different sets of my astronomical photographs and animations are running there as a slide show, January 2014.

I have had my images in the same public screen before, January at last year. This time there is not only normal images but also my experimental 3D-work. The show will run at every 15-25 minutes or so and last about three minutes at the time.

The public show of my experimental astronomical 2D to 3D converted images, January 2014

An animated 3D-model of the Bubble Nebula in a very large public screen

This is one of the movies, visible in a public screen

A low resolution sample, click to start. Duration about three minutes.

All my astronomical photographs can be found from my PORTFOLIO.

Friday, January 3, 2014

An experimental 3D-studie, Sharpless 132, Sh2-132

Images are for two different viewing methods, the first  is for the Parallel Vision method and the second one for the Cross Vision method. Viewing instructions can be seen HERE.

NOTE! This is a personal vision about volumes and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

3D-freeview stereopairs of Sh2-132 
An emission nebula in Cepheus

Parallel Vision

Cross Vision

An original 2D-image of mine, used for the 3D-conversion above

A blog post about this image, with the technical details, can be found HERE
Buy a photographic print from HERE


Please, let me know, if you are able to see 3D-stereo pairs, by leaving a comment.
If there are no  viewers, I'll stop posting my 3D-experiments, since they can be kind of confusing.

All my 3D-experiments can be found from my Portfolio

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

All of my images from the year 2013

This is a poster format presentation out of my images from the year 2013. There are couple of my favorites, like a two panel mosaic of Melotte 15 area in IC 1805, the Heart Nebula, at bottom middle. An other favorite of mine is a rarely imaged supernova remnant in constellation Cygnus, the G65.3+5.7SNR at bottom right.

Two optical configurations was used, Meade LX200 12" and a Canon EF 200mm f1.8 camera lens.

Results of my passion from the year 2013
Click for a large image, note. 5.3MB and 2100x2500 pixels.

You can buy a real museum quality photographic print from all of my images.
Please, use a online shop in my portfolio, or contact directly to me.



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

All of my images from the Autumn season 2013

This season was kind of unlucky to me. I planned to shoot longer focal length images at this Autumn with my 12" Meade. Unfortunately there was serious technical problems with my gears and I was forced to move to a wide field instrumentation. All this took lots of time and top of that, the weather up here, 65N, wasn't very supportive.   My main work for the autumn season 2013was a rarely imaged supernova remnant in Cygnus known as G65.3+5.7SNR

A collection of my images from the Autumn season 2013 as a poster. 
Click for a large image

List of Autumn 2013 images in chronological order
With a link to an original blog post

  1. A closeup of the Butterfly Nebula, published at September 24.
  2. The Eastern Veil Nebula, NGC 6992, published at October 15.
  3. Sharpless 132, Sh2-132, published at October 18.
  4. Sharpless 106, Sh2-106, published at October 20.
  5. Veil nebula supernova remnant, published at December 10.
  6. Supernova remnant G65.3+5.7SNR, published at December 12.
  7. NGC 6823 and many other targets in a same field, published at December 16.
  8. Cepheus mosaic, four panels, published at December 18.
  9. Sharpless 129, Sh2-129, and the planetary nebula candidate, OU4 are part of the Cepheus mosaic.

Some new experimental work

I made a series of artworks out of my astronomical images by flipping and rotating the image. Every picture is made out of the single astronomical image of mine. The result shows the Nebula at many different orientation simultaneously. All my experiments can be found from my PORTFOLIO Do you recognized what has been the original astronomical object?

Vision  XII, from the series Visions of Space

This is one of my artworks based on an original astronomical photograph shot by me.
Image belongs to a large series of  images called  Visions of Space.
Note. Image is manipulated but all the elements in it are from a real astronomical object.

Some publications

I got my sixth NASA APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day)

I have made several 3D-studies out of my astronomical images. Couple of my animations gets widely published, here are few samples: