Submissions: 2018 June

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Ajay Narayanan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:33 am

The Cocoon Nebula, IC1396.

Full version on Astrobin: https://astrob.in/350879/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by pablo22 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:35 am

Rosette Nebula (NGC2237), NGC2244 - HaRGB
http://astrofotky.cz/~Konihlav
Copyright: Pavel Pech
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Kinch » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:56 pm

NGC 6820

ImageNGC 6820 by Brendan Kinch, on Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Hermann von Eiff » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 pm

M42 - The Scorpius Constellation
Copyright: Hermann von Eiff
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Skorpius constellation_annotated_HvE_June_13_2018.jpg
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NGC4490 Cocoon Galaxy

Post by cfm2004 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Aprile 2018
Località: San Romualdo - Ravenna
LX200 12" con riduttore/correttore Starizona F/7.1
Autoguida con ASI120mm su ETX105
CCD QSI 540ws raffreddato -20 - Filtri Baader CCD
RGB: R 36x5min, G 49x5min, B 32x5min.
Acquisizione: MaximDL5 - Correzione cosmetica con Dark, Bias e Flat.
Elaborazione: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Startools1.4, AstraImage4, Paint Shop ProX9 e Topaz plug-in

Cristina Cellini
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by barretosmed » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm

RUNNING CHICKEN NEBULA
Image realized during several days by lack of a clear sky here in Sao Paulo.

details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/350457/0/

Equipments:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200 30x Hallpha- SII 0 OIII - 600seg
Photo taken at my property between May 20-31, 2018
Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Ann » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:27 am

Hermann von Eiff wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:48 pm
M42 - The Scorpius Constellation
Copyright: Hermann von Eiff
Scorpius_constellation_HvE_June_13_2018.jpg
Skorpius constellation_annotated_HvE_June_13_2018.jpg
Wow, that's a magnificent image (or two versions of the same image, one with annotations)! I wonder how many hours went into producing it?

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Re: NGC4490 Cocoon Galaxy

Post by Ann » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:18 am

cfm2004 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Aprile 2018
Località: San Romualdo - Ravenna
LX200 12" con riduttore/correttore Starizona F/7.1
Autoguida con ASI120mm su ETX105
CCD QSI 540ws raffreddato -20 - Filtri Baader CCD
RGB: R 36x5min, G 49x5min, B 32x5min.
Acquisizione: MaximDL5 - Correzione cosmetica con Dark, Bias e Flat.
Elaborazione: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Startools1.4, AstraImage4, Paint Shop ProX9 e Topaz plug-in

Cristina Cellini
Thank you for that picture, Cristina! NGC 4490 and NGC 4485 are two of my favorite galaxies, because they are so blue. I very much appreciate that your picture underscores how blue they really are (although you also show us that the center of NGC 4490 is in fact yellow, as expected).

Thanks again!

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Goudig » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:53 am

The blue horsehead nebula
http://www.bastienfoucher.com
Copyright: Bastien Foucher
Mosaic of 6 pictures, 27 hours of exposure in total. A higher resolution version of the image is available here :
https://photos.smugmug.com/Astrophotogr ... ic4592.jpg

(other even higher resolution images are available on request)

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The Blue Horsehead Nebula - IC 4592

Post by strongmanmike » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:38 pm

Lit by the bright star NU Scorpii, this large but faint reflection nebula in Scorpius is imaged much less often than its famous cosmic equine cousin in Orion. This field of view is 4 deg X 4 deg.

Larger image here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strongman ... ed-public/
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1722/4274 ... 7a83_c.jpg
Copyright: Michael Sidonio http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by whwiii » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 pm

Great American Eclipse
for 4th of July
Not a big flag waver, my main concern setting up for the eclipse the night before was that this pole not block my telescopic view.
When I went to take my widefield shot, well there it was, serendipity.
Copyright: William Warden full size:
http://whwastro.homestead.com/files/big ... full-s.jpg
purple prose (and image details):
http://astrowhw.blogspot.com/2017/12/20 ... iance.html

probably should have posted beforehand for flag day :(

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by David_Forteza » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:23 pm


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The veils

Post by alcarreño » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:20 pm

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde, Domingo Pestana, Nicolas Romo
Imagevelos by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Isolated interactive galaxy pair - Arp 271

Post by macnmotion » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:33 pm

https://www.masterdarks.com
Copyright: SC Observatory Team: Mike Selby, Andy Chatman, Stefan Schmidt
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Full size image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/macnmotion/27940608777

Full image details on our website: https://www.masterdarks.com/ngc-5426-an ... 7-arp-271/

NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 (ARP 271) is a rarely photographed interacting galaxy pair in the constellation Virgo. Approximately 90 million light years from Earth, this galaxy pair spans 130,000 light years across.

Because these two galaxies are similar in size, it is unlikely that one will be devoured by the other. More likely these galaxies will continue to interact for tens of millions of years, creating new stars along the way.

This is just under 10 hours of LRGB data taken with our Officina Stellare RiLA600mm f/5 telescope and an FLI MLx694 camera, from Samphran, Thailand (one hour west of Bangkok).

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Bi2L » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:53 pm

Deep into the Galaxy

Milkyway galaxy above Lagoon Korission, Natura 2.000, Corfu
Sony a7sii, ef 85 1.2 Lii, 85mm, f/2, iso1600, 30X30sec, eq6, trace & stacked
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by sydney » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:01 am

Veil Nebula East
Ha/OIII
https://www.astrobin.com/267625/?nc=user

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by sydney » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:04 am

Bubble Nebula NGC7635
Ha/OIII
https://www.astrobin.com/306853/?nc=user

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by sydney » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 am

Fetus Nebula NCC 7008
Ha/OIII
https://www.astrobin.com/259976/?nc=user

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by sydney » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:10 am

Pillars of Creation
Ha/OIII/RGB
https://www.astrobin.com/305603/?nc=user

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by mdieterich » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:43 pm

Anyone see the Moon and Venus conjunction tonight? I grabbed a quick shot across from my apartment. Look towards the west shortly after sunset Saturday. Saturday night the moon will be a little higher in the sky compared to Friday.

Moon and Venus Conjunction from Friday June 15th
www.mdieterichphoto.com
Copyright: Matt Dieterich https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1808/4278 ... 6785_o.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by Václav Hýža » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:58 pm

Moon and Venus are conjuctions.

16.6.2018, Czech republic, mountains Jeseniky.

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by tamasmstr » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:00 pm

The Moon and the Venus on a cloudy night. Two image panorama.

Date: 06.16.2018, 09:33 AM (UTC+01:00)
Location: Tiszalök, Hungary
Camera: Nikon D5300
Lens: Nikkor AI-S 300mm f/4.5
Camera settings: 300mm, f/11, 0.5 sec, ISO 800

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by topboxman » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:55 am

Image

M13 Hercules Globular Cluster. RGB + Luminance. 1.33"/pixel image scale.

Astrodon I series Red filter, 22 x 2 minutes, 1x1. 6/12/2018.
Astrodon I series Green filter, 22 x 2 minutes, 1x1. 6/12/2018.
Astrodon I series Blue filter, 22 x 2 minutes, 1x1. 6/12/2018.
Astrodon I series Lum filter, 66 x 2 minutes, 1x1. 6/12/2018.

TEC 140 APO F/5 with A-P Quad TCC, Astro-Physics A-P1100GTO GEM with absolute encoders. QSI660wsg. OAG and Ultrastar autoguider, Optec Handy Stepper Motor focuser.

Captured and automated with SGP. Calibration and Post-processed with PixInsight. PHD2 settings: RA Aggressiveness: 60, RA Hysteresis: 10, Max RA/Dec Duration: 2000, Min Move: 0.38, Calibration Steps: 300msec, Auto/Resist Switching, 2 sec guiding exposure.

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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by KuriousGeorge » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:56 am

Tadpole Galaxy, KG Observatory.

This was a particularly challenging object given its small size and relatively low brightness. With the marine layer holding down the San Diego city lights, I was able to shoot most of this in 21.5 to 21.8 SQM skies. Seeing was under 2" FWHM measured on 5 min subs. I recently improved collimation and tracking, so I may try a new luminance layer in the near future.

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK24
Imaging camera:FLI Proline 16803
Mount:Planewave L600
Guiding camera:Lodestar X2
Focal reducer:None
Software:Planewave PWI4, Planewave PWI3, PixInsight 1.8, Maxim DL6, PHD Guiding 2, Neat Image V7, Photoshop CS3, Sequence Generator Pro
Filters:Astrodon 50mm R, Astrodon 50mm B, Astrodon 50 mm G, Astrodon 50mm L
Accessories:FLI CFW-5-7, Astrodon Monster MOAG, Hedrick Focuser, Planewave Delta-T, Planewave EFA
Resolution: 1120x1006
Dates: June 5, 2018, June 12, 2018, June 13, 2018, June 14, 2018
Frames:
Astrodon 50 mm G: 20x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 113x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 26x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.8 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~80
Flat darks: ~80
Bias: ~20
Avg. Moon age: 19.73 days
Avg. Moon phase: 16.41%
Mean SQM: 21.70
Astrometry.net job: 2105982
RA center: 241.535 degrees
DEC center: 55.430 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 159.935 degrees
Field radius: 0.098 degrees
Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States
Data source: Backyard
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Re: Submissions: 2018 June

Post by RCompassi » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:24 pm

The Fighting Dragons of Ara

Two dragons fighting over an egg on the constellation of Ara.

80mm f/7 triplet APO
ASI1600MM-C
Ha 33x300s
OIII 30x300s

Copyright: Rafael Compassi

ImageAra fighting dragons by Rafael Compassi, no Flickr