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APOD site pics of NGC 6357:
1) Star Forming Region NGC 6357 by Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble), ESA, ESO, NASA, FITS Liberator & Digitized Sky Survey 2 Dec. 20, 2006
2) Massive Stars in NGC 6357 by Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory) Oct. 9, 2008
3) A Massive Star in NGC 6357 by NASA,ESA, and J. M. Apellaniz (IAA, Spain) Nov. 21, 2010
4) NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars by NASA, ESA, Jesus Maiz Apellaniz (IAA, Spain) Nov 18, 2012
Miniature Galaxies Created Through Tilt-Shift Technique
With the use of a relatively simple photography technique, Italian artist
Haari Tesla has reduced the cosmos to a microscopic level. Her series, Illuminated Code From Space, is experimentation in tilt-shift manipulation. By digitally adjusting the depth of field, contrast, and adding a gradient, Tesla has managed to transform photos of nebulae, galaxies, and supernovae into microorganisms. It’s incredible to look at these images and realize that they are actually photos of the largest place we know, rather than of something so small it can’t be seen with the naked eye.
The initial idea for the series came from the Greek Neo-Platonic schema of macrocosm and microcosm. Essentially, this is the recognition that the same traits appear in entities of many different sizes. Plato wrote about how we see these patterns reproduced in all levels, from the largest scale (macrocosm, or the universe) all the way down to a microscopic level (also know as microcosm),
They look like such delicate things that you keep in a high shelf.