Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Galaxy wallpaper

It seems that with Lion, Apple has replaced the spectacular but slightly cheesy starfield emulation with a beautiful real photo of a galaxy. I would like to get more of those, in 2560x1600, but to my surprise they are a bit hard to find, and many of them are mushy (upscaled). Does anybody know a good source?



Wow, look at this
... I took the long picture linked above, and I split it into two for wallpaper for my twin monitors. Looks awesome. 

Update: 
Al points to Astronomy picture of the Day, which I'd neglected though I've known it since the nineties. It's a rich source with thousands of interesting pictures. 

12 comments:

Andreas Weber said...

http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/Einstein.html

eolake said...

Thanks.

eolake said...

Outstanding source, thank you.

eolake said...

Particularly many on this page

http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/Whatsnew.html

Are big and sharp.

Anonymous said...

Based on that twin monitor setup there one might almost think you were doing something worthwhile instead of just running a titty site.

Anonymous said...

I should maybe say nudie site as you show plenty of snatch. Not quite in Husler biology textbook gynecological detail but still.

Reinking said...

The famous astro-photographer Adam Block lives in Tucson AZ and his work can easlily be found. Try for starters, or just google his name. Adam Block is the program coordinator and primary presenter at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, part of The University of Arizona Science.

Reinking said...

The famous astro-photographer Adam Block lives in Tucson AZ and his work can easlily be found. Try http://chewdawg.org/ for starters, or just google his name. Adam Block is the program coordinator and primary presenter at the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, part of The University of Arizona Science.

Anonymous said...

Wait, where does the famous astro-photographer Adam Block live?

Al Wright said...

Eolake: NASA publishes an astronomy photo of the day here: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html You can search the archives. Some of them are quate beautiful.

eolake said...

Ah yes, that's a good site.

Anonymous said...

Does Adam Block work there? I hear he's a famous astro-photographer.