Recent Submissions: 2012 May

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Post by rmarcon » Thu May 10, 2012 10:13 pm

Very active region NOAA11476 in h-alpha light with a complex magnetic structure before a M class flare May 10, 2012:
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http://www.astroimagem.com/Halpha/AS200 ... 5-10ap.jpg

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Post by Max71 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:12 am

Ic410 & Ngc 1893
Copyright: Massimo Tosco

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http://www.massimotosco.it/img/NGC1893_900.jpg
http://www.massimotosco.it/Ngc1893.html
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Post by VegaStar » Fri May 11, 2012 7:11 am

AR1476 from Paris
05.10.2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarca ... hotostream
Copyright : VegaStar Carpentier

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Post by mewlon300 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:02 pm

Sunspot AR1476 from Montsec
http://www.parcastronomic.cat
Copyright: Eduard Garcia Ribera (Parc Astronomic Montsec)
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http://www.parcastronomic.cat/img_prens ... pam_55.jpg
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Post by Mark Sibole » Fri May 11, 2012 8:08 pm

[attachment=0]sibole.jpg[/attachment]M82 from Fife Lake Michigan
http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/M82 ... xvf-H9.jpg
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Post by mexhunter » Sat May 12, 2012 3:23 am

M8 and M20 in Narrow Band
Copyrigth: César Cantú
Also: http://www.astrophoto.com.mx/picture.php?/11/category/2
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Post by philto » Sat May 12, 2012 2:09 pm

hi,
here some images of solar chromosphere taken 11 th of MAy
C.14 + 150 mm red off axis filter + daystar quatum 0.5 A
ACA 1300 basler camera
process avistack , CS5, and photomatix pro 4.2 developped by HDRsoft
best regards

images by Philippe TOSI (Nîmes-FRANCE)

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Post by Randy Shivak » Sun May 13, 2012 4:46 am

Sunspot group imaged with Lunt 152mm BF3400 and Flea3 video ccd camera.
Sun_R_12_05_2012_183058rs.jpg
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Post by Rothkko » Sun May 13, 2012 11:16 am

97.jpg
47% of Moon. 6h 18' am GMT +2.
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Post by htrottier » Sun May 13, 2012 12:17 pm

A Spiral Galaxy, Bar None! M109 in Ursa Major
Copyright Howard Trottier Hi:

I shot the raw frames for this image of Messier 109 last month, for three consecutive nights, April 20-22 2012, from my Cabin in the Sky Observatory. I used my PlaneWave CDK17, operating with a focal reducer at f/4.5, and riding on a Paramount ME, along with an SBIG STL-4020M camera.

This was my first chance to use my gear since last September, having been frustrated by work, weather, and Moon all this time. This is galaxy season, and I went after M109 because of the big bar that anchors its spiral arms! Is this the best of the barred spirals, for both brightness and the prominence of the bar? Either way, it's a fascinating object.

This is the result of 8 hours of exposure: 240 minutes in luminance (unbinned), and 80 minutes in each of red, green, and blue filters (all binned 2x2). Ten minute subframes were taken in all channels. I actually took just under 12 hours, but intermittent cloud was a bit of a spoiler, and I tossed 4 hours worth. Image capture was done with TheSkyX, MaxIm DL, and FocusMax. Image processing was done with PixInsight and CCDInspector. The field of view is about 27' on a side, and the unbinned pixel size is about 0.78".

Thanks for looking!
Howard.

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Post by lup974 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:05 pm

The Milky Way above the Grand Bénare / Reunion Island
http://www.lucperrot.fr
http://www.facebook.com/lucperrotphoto
Copyright: Luc Perrot For the anecdote, the Grand Bénare was one of the prospected sites in the late 1980s to the implementation of the VLT. Without reaching the qualities of Cerro Paranal, the third summit of the island has shown outstanding qualities for sky observation.

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Post by starsurfer » Tue May 15, 2012 8:01 am

Intergalactic Wanderer (NGC 2419)
http://www.astrophoton.com/NGC2419.htm
Copyright: Bernhard Hubl

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Post by starsurfer » Wed May 16, 2012 7:53 am

Sunflower Galaxy (M63)
http://www.karelteuwen.be/photo_page.ph ... 1&album=14
Copyright: Karel Teuwen
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Post by T J » Wed May 16, 2012 10:02 pm

M97 The Owl Nebula from the heart of England.
Despite the prevalent light pollution, long exposures at a long focal length combine to bring details out within the nebula, and also highlight the very faint outer shell.

Telescope: C9.25 @ f10
Mount: SKywatcher EQ6
Camera: Atik 428ex (binned 2x2)
Filters: Baader Ha & Oiii
Exposures: approx 35x30 minutes each for narrowband filters

Thanks for looking.

M97
Copyright: Tim Jardine
timjardine@btconnect.com

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Post by owlice » Thu May 17, 2012 4:02 am

M106: Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici
http://www.vstobservatory.net/gallery/galaxy/M106.htm
Copyright: Wolfgang Van den Berghe
[attachment=5]m106_berghe.jpg[/attachment]

Double Rainbox
Copyright: Lori Franz
[attachment=1]Pictures 005 e.jpg[/attachment]

Moon Craters
Copyright: Veerayen Mohanadas
[attachment=4]Moon Craters.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 5139: Globular Cluster
http://anguslau.smugmug.com/Nature/Astr ... 912-12.jpg
Copyright: Angus Lau
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IC 2631, Ced 110 and Ced 111
Copyright: Kfir Simon
[attachment=2]ic 2631 small 2.jpg[/attachment]

Cloud Bank Rolling across Lake Michigan
Copyright: Amy & Jim Ferris
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Post by starsurfer » Thu May 17, 2012 7:39 am

PFP 1
http://www.capella-observatory.com/Imag ... s/PFP1.htm
Copyright: Rainer Sparenberg and Stefan Binnewies
PFP1.jpg
Also owlice its so great to see you back!!! :D :D :D
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Post by owlice » Thu May 17, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks, starsurfer! I'm glad to have both wings available for typing; so much faster than using just one!
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Post by Tamas Abraham » Thu May 17, 2012 10:25 am

Faces of the Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd)
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/naprend/garradd_main.html
Copyright: Tamas Abraham Here is the high resolution image:
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/naprend/gar ... braham.jpg


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Venus!

Post by Efrain Morales » Thu May 17, 2012 3:51 pm

The Planet Venus, The Roman goddess of love and beauty and the closest planet to us was captured on the evening of May 4th showing its pastel colors. Now at a cresent stage (phase) and getting closer to us until the transiting event (Sun crossing) within a month an event of a lifetime.

Equipment: LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, F30, CGE mount, PGR Flea3 ccd, TeleVue 3x Barlows, Astronomik LRGB filter set.

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Post by marion165 » Fri May 18, 2012 3:01 am

Saguaro Blooms and Stars
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 218842108/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Saguaro Blooms and Stars by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

A startrail photograph was taken over a blooming saguaro cactus of the north-western sky over Phoenix, AZ. The composition was made of 110 fifteen second exposures (Canon t2i - Canon 17-40L zoom at 21 mm - ISO 800 - f/5.0) Three exposures were taken at the end using some light painting at f/22 to sharpen the details. Images were stacked using startrails.exe program.

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Post by VegaStar » Fri May 18, 2012 6:45 am

Waning Crescent Moon from Pic of the Sacred Heart, Paris
May18, 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarca ... hotostream
Copyright : VegaStar Carpentier

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Post by Tamas Abraham » Fri May 18, 2012 11:17 am

Setting Venus in the twilight
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Copyright: Tamas Abraham

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