Photograph Captures the Dazzling Hues of the 'Rainbow Star'

"Scintillating Sirius"
"Scintillating Sirius"
Steve Brown

You don’t need the sun to see a rainbow in the sky. If you know where to look, you can spot a star twinkling with the full spectrum of colors in the middle of the night. As Co.Design reports, UK-based astrophotographer Steve Brown captured this colorful phenomenon using some clever camera work.

His photograph, titled "Scintillating Sirius," recently made the shortlist for the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards. It depicts Sirius, the brightest star visible from Earth. Every night the star puts on a light show when the same turbulence that causes it to twinkle refracts its light waves to shine in different shades. Its multicolored nature has earned Sirius the nickname "Rainbow Star."

Brown has learned to capture the star’s dazzling display in a single composite image by filming it out of focus. This makes the glare of the starlight easier to see on camera. After a night of shooting, he sifts through the footage and hand-picks his favorite hues to go into one patchwork image.

Last year, a different image of Sirius taken by Brown called "Rainbow Star" won the stars and nebulae category of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. He told the IAPY at the time, “Whenever I see Sirius in the night sky I always take a moment to enjoy the rapid cycle of colors it displays, especially when close to the horizon […] its twinkling seems to go through every color of the rainbow.”

His entry this year is even more impressive, comprising 728 points of light. You can view more of the contest’s shortlist selections below.

[h/t Co.Design]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Print Your Own Custom Phone Cases With This KODAK Printer

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If you’re stuck staring at the same picture on your phone case for months (or years) on end, this KODAK PrintaCase Printer will pop out a new custom case in just minutes with whatever image you desire. And right now, you can save $10 on the whole package, bringing the final price down to $120.

You start the process by hooking your phone up to the KODAK PrintaCase app and selecting your phone model. Adjust the framing until it’s just how you’d like it and voilá. There are printer models compatible with a range of phones, from the Apple iPhone 7/8 through the iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S8 through the Samsung Galaxy S10+. Each printer model comes with a clear case that fits that specific phone, and the print-out will be tailored to fit perfectly.

While changing your phone case is fun, it’s a skill that can also make and save you money. Use it to create unique and personalized gifts this holiday season, or sell your designs to others looking for something unique.

Score one today while the KODAK PrintaCase Printer and accessories are discounted to $120.

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