Is there any real animations from NASA or others (not simulation or Artist's impression) like this


or this


for deep space objects like galaxies, nebula, Binary star, etc?

Or it is really not possible to get animation, because it is too far and everything is looks very slow from earth?

Because whatever I found so far is only solar system animations (planets, moon, Sun, etc), software simulation or Artist's impression.


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Yes there are! Here are some examples:

The first two are obviously sequences of still images taken a while apart, the third one uses interpolation to smooth out the motion.

  • $\begingroup$ Great. Thanks a lot! Why is it so difficult to find videos like this? $\endgroup$
    – Zlelik
    Oct 30, 2019 at 8:37
  • $\begingroup$ This one even better for V838 youtube.com/watch?v=TqfGbTvihf4 $\endgroup$
    – Zlelik
    Oct 30, 2019 at 8:56
  • $\begingroup$ What makes these videos so difficult to find, is that they are difficult to make. And this is because relative to the fast scales of objects be cane resolve outside our solar system stuff just moves pretty slowly. So there is not my changing on the timescale of a few years. $\endgroup$
    – SpaceCore
    Oct 30, 2019 at 15:24

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