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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

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NGC6946: The Firecracker Galaxy
https://webspace.utexas.edu/tsc494/site ... laxies.htm
Copyright: Taylor S. Chonis & Tom Miller
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Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

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Stonehenge Moonset
http://www.airglow.de
Copyright: Rainer Sparenberg
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NGC 7635: Bubble Nebula
Copyright: Dave Jurasevich
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LDN 935 - The Nebula Behind the Shape of the North America Nebula
http://hwilson.zenfolio.com/narrowband/ ... #h2e0131b1
Copyright: Hunter Wilson Lone Perseid
http://www.15sunrises.com/
Copyright: David Tschorn Corona Australis
Copyright: José Joaquín Pérez
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Earth Shadow and Moon Set
http://www.lucido.net/skypics
Copyright: Phil Lucido
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

Post by owlice » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:13 am

NGC 5139: Omega Centauri in Centaurus
http://eder.csillagaszat.hu/deepsky/350 ... er_en.html
Copyright: Iván Éder
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

Post by owlice » Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:27 am

IC1396: The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus
http://www.datsi.fi.upm.es/Hyperion/obj ... 6_ing.html
Copyright: Antonio Pérez
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

Post by Ann » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:48 pm

There were many nice images here.

The Moon set picture looked really nice. The stacked Moons looked like, well, a stack of dinner plates, lit on one side. I like how the Moon becomes so visibly redder as it becomes increasingly redder as it sinks toward the horizon. Come to think of it, now that I look at the image again, the stacked Moons make a shape that looks almost like an old tube-shaped telescope, gazing at the stars!

I also liked the lone Perseid flashing past the Pleiades as the famous cluster is sinking into the sunset.

The Earth shadow and Moonset picture is really good. I remember showing a colleague the Moon shining through what appeared to be a thick blue fogbank. The "fogbank" was the Earth's shadow, of course.

And NGC 6946 is a fascinating galaxy and supernova factory, and it is always nice to have a new good color image of it! This one really brings out how the spiral arms of this galaxy are truly teeming with pink nebulae.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

Post by ki_cz » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:43 pm

Ann wrote:I also liked the lone Perseid flashing past the Pleiades as the famous cluster is sinking into the sunset.
Hi Ann, I'm glad you like the shot. I just wanted to point out that it's not actually the sunset, but light pollution that brightens the image because of the long exposure. Being on top of a hill, you can't actually see the town below, but just the lights from it, something that I capture a lot of in this country.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2010 August 30-31

Post by geckzilla » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:44 am

Stonehenge Moonset is a really good example of the moon illusion. It really looks like the string of moons gets bigger as it gets nearer to the horizon but if you measure them they do not.
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