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The double star cluster in the constellation Perseus, at top center. Shot with a 35mm camera and ISO 400 film, exposure ~20 seconds. Scanned from film.

The cosmic swirl and slosh of giant waves in an enormous reservoir of glowing hot gas are traced in this enhanced X-ray image from the Chandra Observatory. The frame spans over 1 million light-years across the center of the nearby Perseus Galaxy Cluster, some 240 million light-years distant. Like other clusters of galaxies, most of the observable mass in the Perseus cluster is in the form of the cluster-filling gas. With temperatures in the tens of millions of degrees, the gas glows brightly in X-rays. Computer simulations can reproduce details of the structures sloshing through the Perseus cluster's X-ray hot gas, including the remarkable concave bay seen below and left of center. About 200,000 light-years across, twice the size of the Milky Way, the bay's formation indicates that Perseus itself was likely grazed by a smaller galaxy cluster billions of years ago. via NASA

Is a Harris Hawk and was on display in Hull City Centre with other Birds of Prey.

Antonio Canova (Italian, Possagno 1757–1822 Venice)

In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress")was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone.


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PERSEUS 179BC Macedonia King RARE R2 Authentic Ancient Greek Coin Eagle i61740

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The Cetus has been slain by Perseus, and Andromeda is free...

Perseus with the Head of Medusa is a bronze sculpture located in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. Behind it is the Palazzo Vecchio.

► Far in the distant, I think I heard a Depeche Mode song, or was it the sound of the waves, hmm... Self portrait during the meteor shower, close to the constellation Perseus.


While there definitively are shooting stars in this photo, I am not 100% sure the intense trail is a true meteor (satellite?), It is just so insanely intense!

Statue Of Perseus And Obelisk on Place De La Concorde In Paris at sunset with light rays in the clouds


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Nikon d90 + Tokina 11-16 pro dx II


1/500 sec.


Hyperfocal focus

With post-production


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Kit Harington sculpt as Perseus with the head of Medusa.

H and Chi Perseus and Cassiopeia (behind the tree)

This picture was photographed 7 nights in October, 2014 in Petrovskoye, Ukraine.


Equipment: home assembled reflector 10 in., f/3.8

Mount WhiteSwan-180, camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.

LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.

L=45*900 sec., unbinned

RGB= 36*300 sec., bin.2 Total 20 hours.


FWHM 2.58"-3.58" , sum in L channel - 2.96"


Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6

Explanation: Few star clusters are seen to be so close to each other. Some 7,000 light-years away, though, this pair of open or galactic star clusters is an easy binocular target, a lovely starfield in the northern constellation Perseus. Also visible to the unaided eye from dark sky areas, it was cataloged in 130 BC by Greek astronomer Hipparchus. Now known as h and chi Persei, or NGC 869 (above right) and NGC 884, the clusters themselves are separated by only a few hundred light-years and contain stars much younger and hotter than the Sun. In addition to being physically close together, the clusters' ages based on their individual stars are similar - evidence that both clusters were likely a product of the same star-forming region. (Text:


This picture was photographed October 11, 2014 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.


Equipment: home assembled reflector 10 in., f/3.8


Mount WhiteSwan-180 with a control system «Eqdrive Standart», camera QSI-583wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.

LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.

L = 59*100 sec. + 59*50 sec. bin.1 , RGB= 15*100 + 29*50 sec. bin.2 each filter. 5 hours total.


FWHM 1.88"-2.55" , sum in L channel - 2.19"


Processed Pixinsight 1.8, and Photoshop CS6

"Perseus" is a Dumeril's ground boa of Madagascar (Boa dumerili). He was enjoying a brief break at Garden Valley library May 20, 2017. Photo by Frank. .


Previously on Perseus...

A sphere was discovered in deep space...

... and whilst en route to recover the sphere, the team found a Class J planet with a geologically active moon.


Just as the search and recovery team were about leave the Class J planet to continue on their mission, a strange phenomenon was observed when jets of liquid erupted from the moon's surface. A landing party has been dispatched to take a closer look.


Polaroid SX-70 Sonar + Impossible PX70 FF.


'Roid Week 2010.

Fall Day 3.


Witley Court & Gardens - an English Heritage Property in Worcestershire.

First go at building a Vic Viper.

Perseus lopped it off and left it along the shore. Not a particularly responsible Greek hero that Perseus.

Benvenuto Cellini, sculpted from 1545-1554, located on the Loggia dei Lanzi, outside the Palazzo Vecchio.

This image is Chandra’s latest view of the Perseus Cluster, where red, green, and blue show low, medium, and high-energy X-rays respectively. It combines data equivalent to more than 17 days worth of observing time taken over a decade with Chandra. The Perseus Cluster is one of the most massive objects in the Universe, and contains thousands of galaxies immersed in an enormous cloud of superheated gas. In Chandra’s X-ray image, enormous bright loops, ripples, and jet-like streaks throughout the cluster can be seen. The dark blue filaments in the center are likely due to a galaxy that has been torn apart and is falling into NGC 1275 (a.k.a. Perseus A), the giant galaxy that lies at the center of the cluster. A different view of Perseus combines data from Chandra in the inner regions of the cluster and XMM data in the outer regions.


NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., controls Chandra's science and flight operations.


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Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/E.Bulbul, et al.


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equipment: Zeiss S-orthoplnar 60mmF4 and Canon EOS 5Dmk2-sp2, modified by Seo san on Takahashi EM-200 temma 2 Jr, autoguided with FSQ-106ED, Reducer QE 0.73x, hiro-design off-axis guider, Starlightxpress Lodestar Autoguider, and PHD guiding


exposure: 4 times x 1 hour, 4 x 15 minutes, 4 x 4 min, and 5 x 1 minute at ISO 1,600 and f/5.6


site: 11,000 feet above sea level near Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

Perseus with the head of Medusa is a renowned bronze sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini situated in the Loggia de' Lanzi in Florence. Perseus, the mythic founder of Mycenae, won over the hideous Medusa, one of the three Gorgon sisters, whose hair was turned to snakes and anyone that looked at her was turned to stone.

In the background, a hint of the Uffizi Gallery.



I have blended three HDR images derived from a 3-bracketing, -1.67 ev/0/+1.67 ev, tonemapped with Mantiuk06, Reinhard05 and Fattal operators.


To the final image I have added a slight vignetting and a bit of hand-made Orton-style glow.The glow enhances the beautiful polished gloss of the bronze as I have seen it by night: bathed in the artificial lights, the body of Perseus felt like it was sculpted with light from the darkness.


Luminance HDR 2.4.0 tonemapping parameters:

Operator: Mantiuk06

Contrast Mapping factor: 0.48

Saturation Factor: 0.62

Detail Factor: 3.9


PreGamma: 0.55


Operator: Fattal

alpha: 1.54

beta: 0.88

Saturation: 0.54

Noiseredux: 0

fftsolver: 1


PreGamma: 1.06


Operator: Reinhard05

Brightness: -2

Chromatic adaptation: 0.16

Light adaptation: 0.40


PreGamma: 1.09

Сonstellations Perseus and Andromeda above country fields.

Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. June 8, 2016

Nikon D600 + Nikkor 17-35/2.8D @ 25mm (crop), f/2.8, 5x13s, ISO 4000

Roman wo layers glass-cameo

Early 1st century AD


One problem using a Gorgon head as a weapon, you never know where your enemy is!


Built for The 'Wrath of the Titans' competition -Category B

EXPLORE: Highest position: 329 on Monday, May 23, 2011


Benvenuto Cellini - Perseo


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Widefield - (Cassiopeia Camelopardalis Perseus) 2015-04-08


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Technical card

Imaging lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8

Imaging camera: Canon 1100D

Mount: HEQ5

Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II

Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, Google+ Photo Editor, Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.2.0, Adobe PhotoshopCS5

Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip

Resolution: 2811x1942

Date: 2015-04-08

Frames: 28x30" ISO3200

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 88.53%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

RA centre: 40.821 degrees

DEC centre: 61.928 degrees

Pixel scale: 20.629 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.908 degrees

Field radius: 9.787 degrees


Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia


Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty there, was the first of the mythic heroes of Greek mythology whose exploits in defeating various archaic monsters provided the founding myths in the cult of the Twelve Olympians.


Perseus was the hero who killed Medusa and claimed Andromeda, having rescued her from a sea monster.


Explanation: This pretty, open cluster of stars, M34, is about the size of the Full Moon on the sky. Easy to appreciate in small telescopes, it lies some 1,800 light-years away in the constellation Perseus. At that distance, M34 physically spans about 15 light-years. Formed at the same time from the same cloud of dust and gas, all the stars of M34 are about 200 million years young. But like any open star cluster orbiting in the plane of our galaxy, M34 will eventually disperse as it experiences gravitational tides and encounters with the Milky Way's interstellar clouds and other stars. Over four billion years ago, our own Sun was likely formed in a similar open star cluster.


This picture was photographed March, 09, 2015 in Khlepcha observatory, Ukraine.


Equipment: home assembled reflector 10 in., f/3.8

Mount WhiteSwan-180 with a control system «Eqdrive Standart», camera QSI-660wsg, Tevevue Paracorr-2. Off-axis guidecamera QHY5L-II.

LRGB filter set Baader Planetarium.

RGB= 10*100 each filter. 50 min. total.

FWHM 2.22″-3.12″

Processed Pixinsight 1.8, Fitstacker and Photoshop CS6

Perseus slays Medusa,

Hubert Gerhard for the Grottenhof in the Residenz, Munich (about 1590)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Bronze sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.

Nighttime view from Loggia della Signoria in Florence, Italy. Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini, the mythical Greek hero holding his sword in his right hand and holding up triumphantly the Medusa's decapitated head in his left. The well-proportioned muscular body of Perseus stands poised on the right leg. Perseus is subdued, holding back his emotions. Blood is gushing from the head and the neck of the dead Medusa. The richly decorated marble pedestal, equally by Cellini, shows four graceful bronze statuettes of Jupiter, Mercurius, Minerva and Danaë. The bas-relief on the pedestal, representing Perseus freeing Andromeda, is a copy of the one in Bargello.

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