Submissions: 2017 October

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strongmanmike

NGC 613 Galaxy in Sculptor

Postby strongmanmike » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:30 am

Galaxy NGC 613 in Sculptor


Copyright Michael Sidonio

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby kwalker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:07 pm

NGC 1309
Hubble Legacy Archive ,ESA,NASA
Filters 814w r, 555w,g 435w b
Processed By Ken Walker
PixInsight 1.8.5


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Larger image here https://www.flickr.com/photos/kwalker50 ... ed-public/
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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby sydney » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:23 pm

M76 Little Dumbell
http://www.astrobin.com/316633/B/?nc=user

I was set up outside my dome observing through a small scope as a black bear knocked over and rummaged through my garbage. I invited him over to take a look at Ursa Major, the Great Bear. He became annoyed at this and offered to show me an image of a human religious figure in a tortilla he was eating. After a few tense moments, we agreed to be more tolerant and understanding of each other's world view. He is stopping by tonight for some borscht and a game of Twister.

Nick Pavelchak
Altamont, NY
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strongmanmike

NGC 613 Galaxy in Sculptor

Postby strongmanmike » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:58 pm

With an apparent size of approx 5' X 3' NGC 613 is a modest sized galaxy 67 Million light years
away in the constellation Sculptor. It is an outlying member of the Sculptor group of galaxies.
The inner nucleus region of the galaxy is a relatively strong source of radio emissions.


Copyright: Michael Sidonio

Full Frame image here: http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ ... 6/original

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby donwaid » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:32 pm

Berkeley 591
Copyright - Donald Waid

Berkeley 59 is an open cluster located in Sharpless 171. The cluster is the primary illuminating source for Sharpless 171. The bright star, designated BD+66 1673 and located in the upper right of the image, is one of the hottest stars within a thousand parsecs of the Sun. It has a surface temperature approaching 45,000 Kelvin.

Equipment used and image description may be viewed here.
http://www.waid-observatory.com/berk59-2017-10-10.html

1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7822

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby bzpc » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:45 pm

NGC7129[1].jpg

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NGC 7129
The 3330 light-year distance in the Cepheus constellation is NGC 7129. This reflection fog is home to nearly 130 young stars, many of which are younger than 1 million years old. These stars illuminate and reveal details of fog. Near the NGC 7129 some deep red crescent shaped shapes are formed, "Herbig-Haro", which indicates areas where new stars are born. These red regions are made up of ionized hydrogen, which is compressed into interesting forms by the shock wave of young, emerging stars. It is assumed that a similar starboard cradle was born in our Day, approx. 5 billion years ago. From a photographic point of view, the NGC 7129 has about 7 arc diameters and has a very low surface brightness, so capturing has had some challenges.

http://bzpc.hu/gallery/nebulae/ngc7129/
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Greg Parker

Witch's Broom Zoom-In & Zoom-Out

Postby Greg Parker » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:27 pm

Copyright: Prof. Greg Parker 2017


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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby miro » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm

Copyright : Miroslav Horvat

Messier 45 - Pleiades

Optical system: SW ED80, SW 0.85 FF/FR
Camera : QHY8c
Mount and guiding: SW EQ6Pro, SW 9x50 finderguider with QHY5L-IIc
Exposure: 9x20min, Gain 4%, Offset 123, dark, flat
Software: Nebulosity3 Pixinsight 1.8, PS-CS6
Location: Mađerkin breg, Croatia 14.10.2017.

ImageMessier 45 - Pleiades by Miroslav Horvat, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby KuriousGeorge » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:33 pm

Melotte 15 in IC1805 (Heart Nebula). Copyright KG Observatory. Hubble Palette,

This bright star cluster is known as Melotte15 after its discover, Philibert Jacques Melotte (1880-1961).

Melotte 15 is embedded within and illuminates the central portion of the much larger glowing nebula identified as IC 1805 (Heart Nebula).

The three bright stars in an arc are type "O" stars which are the brightest and most massive stars known. Type O stars are also the shortest lived. While the Sun, a type "G" star, will happily burn its hydrogen fuel for 10 billion years or more, type O stars burn through their much more massive amount of fuel [typically type O stars are 20 to 100 times more massive than our sun] in as short as 3 to 6 million years. A very short lifespan as far as stars go.

Type O stars then end their lives in a spectacular Type II supernova which spreads the elements generated in the core of the star throughout the stellar neighborhood.

This interesting structure is a giant area of hydrogen gas that is caused to glow by the intense ultraviolet radiation from the massive stars of the Melotte 15 star cluster. It is estimated that this illuminated gas is more than 50 light years from the Melotte15 stars.

The Melotte 15 star cluster is estimated to be 7,500 light years away from Earth.

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Imaging camera: QSI 660 WSG
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar
Focal reducer: Celestron 0.7X
Software: PixInsight 1.8, PHD Guiding 2, Neat Image V7, Photoshop CS3, Sequence Generator Pro, Maxim DL6, Astronomy Tools Actions Set V1.6
Filters: Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII, Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII, Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha
Accessories: Innovations Foresight ONAG SC, Optec FocusLock, Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser
Dates: Oct. 10, 2017, Oct. 12, 2017, Oct. 13, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Integration: 9.0 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~60
Flat darks: ~60
Bias: ~20
Mean SQM: 19.50
Locations: Home, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
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Ashes in Pegasus

Postby alcarreño » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Hello friends. I am Raul Villaverde Fraile
Here I leave you this work.
It is a mosaic of 10 tiles of 40x400 "
They are made with:
Canon 550D cooled
Takahashi fsq106ed
I hope you like it.
ImageCenizas en Pegaso by Raul Villaverde, en FlickrImageCenizas en Pegaso Luminancia by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby paul_wilson_images » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 pm

"Pondering" - 1500px wide

I shot this image at Castle Hill, New Zealand, on the 25th August 2017.
The pond was so still, it was like a mirror. I actually titled another shot I have of it "The Hadeshorn" if anyone knows the reference.
It was made from 84 images taken with a 50% overlap using the iPano from iOptron.
The original file dimensions are 25000px x 10000px
Canon 6D, Sigma Art 50mm, f1.8, ISO6400, 10s

Pondering - 1500px.jpg


Higher res here
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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby vanamonde81 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:04 am

Moonrise at St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
Copyrights: György Soponyai

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2017.10.18.
Budapest, Hungary

Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 100/2.8 macro
3 x 2 sec, F 2.8, ISO 200

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby moonrocks » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:24 pm

Cosmic geode: "Watermelon tourmaline"
URL of website, http://moonrocksastro.com/wp-content/up ... maline.jpg
Copyright: Paul C. Swift

Image"Watermelon tourmaline" Cosmic geode. by Paul C. Swift, on Flickr

Greg Parker

Red Sun

Postby Greg Parker » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:17 pm

Copyright: Prof. Greg Parker 2017

On October 16th at mid-day this is what the Sun looked like in the UK. Hurricane Ophelia had brought up a load of Saharan dust and smoke from Iberian forest fires. The sky looked like a scene out of Blade Runner - and the birds were behaving like it was a total solar eclipse. It was a really weird experience.


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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:31 pm

Conjunction of 3% Moon, Venus & Zaniah over the Swiss Alps

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

Early morning was a beautiful sight to behold. The 3% crescent moon rose along Mars (too high for the picture), Venus, which was close to Zaniah, a fainter star. I was hoping the moon would rise more to the west so that I could get some snow with it, but these beautiful mountains East of the 'Dents du Midi' in Switzerland will do! The shot is taken from Gex in France.
Sony a7rII + Sigma 150-500mm APO f/4-6.3, 3 landscape shots.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Mont Jura by night

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

It is rare when you can get the perfect combinations of things in life. You have to content yourself with what's there and thrive with it. Even though the Jura mountain chain is bathed in light pollution from Lake Leman valley to the south and east, Lyon to the west and Bourg-en-Bress to the North, there is still something special about these peaks. They are not high and steep, but the nature there is impressive and soothing. What's my favorite thing? Hike them at night when listening to the sounds of wildlife. You can't get closer to nature than that. The milky way is still visible but it demands experience to get a clean shot in all this light pollution. It should remind us that it is an issue that needs to be tackled! By adapting our lighting (dimming, orientation of the beams...), we can dramatically improve the quality of our skies!
I took this shot at mont Jura around 22:30 LT with Canon 6D modded + Samyang 14mm f/1.8, it's 4 shots x 10'', f/2.8, untracked, ISO 3200. Processed in PtGui Pro, Ps and Lr.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:39 pm

Flowing towards new horizons

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

The 27th of September offered an epic G3-strong storm, but being situated in Iceland, most of the show happened further south. It was the first time that I faced completely south to shoot them. However they still put on an amazing show. I was coming back from south-east #Iceland where a severe storm had flooded roads and drowned sheep, and I decided to remain stationed near Vík where the weather outlook was the most promising. In spite of a relentless high cirrus veil, the aurora sure showed up and was bright enough to be visible even through the layer. It just gave more noise, and patchy skies, but definitely a special atmosphere. As I was driving back and fourth between Seljalandsfoss and Vík to find patches of clear skies, the lights took me by surprise around 8:45pm so I quickly had to find a spot away from the highway. I found a beautiful place near the coast with a small stream. I love that the shot shows the flows and pathways in every way: the light in the aurora, the water and the faded milky way (you have to know it's there though!)
Canon 6D + Sigma 14mm f/1.4

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:43 pm

Colorful Icelandic aurora over fjord

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

Probably one of the most colorful aurora scenes from last week in Akureyri in northern Iceland. I love how the lights reflect in the turquoise water illuminated by the setting moon, the green aurora and the astronomical twilight. I had driven 6hours and waited another 3 hours hiking in the cold to get the shot and the skies eventually cleared! Patience always pays off!
Canon 6D + Sigma 14mm f/1.8

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:46 pm

Colorful Corona over Iceland

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

I have never witnessed such bright auroras in my whole life. Last week, as the solar storm is still raging on, the particles from the sun sparked a G1 strong event that brightened the Icelandic sky. When I say brightened, I mean literally. The particles lit up the gas molecules so much that it blew out all my highlights, and since I mainly take time-lapse, it was impossible to change the settings, but it gives you an idea of what the settings are for 'normal' aurorae. It is definitely on my top 3 displays ever.
I went to Thingvellir national park to shoot. One after the other, the aurora started with a typical arc growing from the north and moving southwards, and then exploded into pillars and coronas. In total, I witnessed 4 major explosions and coronas, as you can see on the pictures. The whole landscape was lit. I met with several photographers asking me for tips to shoot them as they also were shocked by their brightness. One show that I will miss and remember!

Canon 6D + Sigma 14mm f/1.8, 2'', f/2.2, ISO 1250

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Icelandic Fall

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

Last week was the time of year when all the leaves of small bushes were turning yellow and red in Iceland, contrasting with the green mosses and the dark basalt rocks. It got even more visually interesting when Lady aurora came out to play on top of it, delicately illuminating this natural decaying landscape. I took the shot in Thingvellir national park on September 28th under a G1 solar storm under an hour after sunset. The first quarter moon also gave good lighting and a prestine blue starry sky!
Canon 6D + Sigma 14mm f/1.8 @f/2, ISO 1600, 2''

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby AstroScience » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm

MBM 54 and NGC 7497
Copyright: Sergio Kaminksy

ImageMBM54 and NGC7497 (Full Resolution) by Sergio Kaminsky, on Flickr

http://www.MyAstroScience.com/mbm54

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby astropaddy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:43 pm


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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby KuriousGeorge » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:04 am

IC 2162 by KG Observatory.

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Imaging camera: QSI 660 WSG
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Focal reducer: Celestron 0.7X
Software: PixInsight 1.8, PHD Guiding 2, Neat Image V7, Photoshop CS3, Sequence Generator Pro, Maxim DL6, Astronomy Tools Actions Set V1.6
Filters: Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII, Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII, Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha
Accessories: Innovations Foresight ONAG SC, Optec FocusLock, Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser
Resolution: 2186x2170
Dates: Oct. 6, 2017, Oct. 7, 2017, Oct. 14, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII: 13x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII: 10x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Integration: 8.8 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~60
Flat darks: ~60
Bias: ~20
Mean SQM: 19.50
Locations: Home, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Sternfreund » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:10 am

The Great Andromeda Galaxy with IFN

http://www.far-light-photography.at

Copyright: Arno Rottal


Link to full resolution image:
http://www.astrobin.com/full/317410/0/?real=&mod=

Dont with Skywatcher Esprit 80 and Moravian G2-8300.
Software: Astrophotography Tool
Location: Himberg Austria, 7km next to vienna and the international airport.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 October

Postby Sternfreund » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:34 pm

The Great California Nebula - 2 pane bicolor (Ha/OIII) mosaic

http://www.far-light-photography.at

Copyright: Arno Rottal


Link to full resolution image:
http://www.astrobin.com/full/317045/0/?real=&mod=

Done with Skywatcher Esprit 80 and Moravian G2-8300.
Software: Astrophotography Tool
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