Our Solar System

Our Sun and Planets

Isn’t it strange how some things just catch your eye and make you think WOW!

The BBC (along with many other news streams I expect) were running a story yesterday about a Monster Star that has been detected using the Very Large Telescope in Chile. It has absolutely no relevance to our everyday lives but you still read it and think WOW! 265 times bigger than our own sun… amazing!

The Sun against the Star

The Astronomical expert informs us that if it were in our solar system it would outshine the Sun the way that the Sun outshines the full Moon… WOW! I don’t even know what that means but I guess I would be using more than the 0.6 density grad filter I use most mornings when I’m out shooting the sunrise! Lucky then it’s 165,000 light years away.

A Very Large Telescope

And we thought the sun looked big in this shot of the sunrise Gavan took back in 2005.  We were reminded of this amazing shot from 5 years ago as someone has recently purchased it as a birth gift.

Our lovely Sun

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