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Post by ftherrmann » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:41 am

The Soul Nebula
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SH2-126 Smooth and Plain!
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Post by Sungazer » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:42 pm

Sun Gazers Dream
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Copyright: Greg Piepol Grab those 3D glasses or astronomical filters. Red left/Blue right.
Collage of 7 years of prominences.

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Post by sternklar » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm

M 101 - Pinwheel Galaxy, Feb. 5, 2011
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Post by owlice » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:41 am

North Window & Green River Light
http://www.bretwebsterimages.com/
Copyright: Bret Webster
[attachment=9]IMG_7659 North Window & Green River Light.jpg[/attachment][/i]

M109: Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major
http://www.malagon.webs.com
Copyright: A. Carlos Malagón
[attachment=8]M109-LRGB5.jpg[/attachment][/i]

NGC 7380 and Sh2-142
http://www.pbase.com/escilla/image/1322 ... iginal.jpg
Copyright: Jorge Garcia
[attachment=7]NGC 7380.jpg[/attachment][/i]

Iridescence over Constantiaberg
Copyright: Maciej Soltynski
[attachment=6]Iridescence over Constantiaberg MGS Jan 2010.jpg[/attachment][/i]

Venus by the Lagoon
Copyright: Tunç Tezel
[attachment=5]2011VeM8-20-21.jpg[/attachment][/i]

M81 - Holmberg IX - ARP Loop
http://www.starkeeper.it/M81.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
[attachment=4]M81_Orazi.jpg[/attachment][/i]

NGC 1977: Running Man Nebula
http://www.darkforceastro.de/pix1/GSO8-RC-RM-Big.jpg
Copyright: Immo Gerber
[attachment=3]running.jpg[/attachment][/i]

B33 and Flame Nebula
Copyright: Christian Cammoranesi
[attachment=2]b33 fiamma 18x 8 ap 4.jpg[/attachment][/i]

M42
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[attachment=1]M42-finalweb.jpg[/attachment][/i]

M35
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Post by nuclearcat » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:20 am

Startrails over TÜBİTAK National Observatory (TUG)
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Post by owlice » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:39 am

STS-133 Discovery Rollout: View 1
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STS-133 Discovery Rollout: View 2
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The Shy Moon and the Seven Sisters
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2011 February 12-15

Post by Ann » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:24 am

I'm fascinated by the picture of M109, NGC 3992. That blue star sitting right there in an inner spiral arm, displaying exactly the shade of blue that I expect from a type Ia supernova - could that be, indeed, a supernova? I checked out my "Color Atlas of Galaxies" by James D. Wray, from 1988, and the "supernova" was there in the same spot in M109 in Wray's UBG photo of the galaxy from 1979. So it is no supernova but a foreground star. Still, what an arresting picture! :D

The picture of M81 and Holmberg IX is unusually nice. It is an RGB image with displays an unusually rich palette of colors. The picture brings out, for example, how very blue Holmberg IX is compared with M81. The dwarf galaxy is very young and hence completely lacking in old yellow stars, but it is not "brand new" and therefore very deficient in red emission nebulae. However, some hints of purple can be seen in Holmberg IX, indicating, at least, the presence of very hot young stars still surrounded by gas.

Felipe Alvez image of M42 is beautifully detailed and richly and subtly colored. I think this may the first picture I have ever seen that brings out the color difference between the two brightest stars in the Running Man Nebula. The one on the left is an F0 star, with a color index of +0.269, and the one on the right is a more distant early B-type star with a color index of -0.183. That is a considerable difference in both spectral class and color index, and the two stars should display different colors, but this is the first time that I've ever seen the star on the left look yellower than the star on the right.

Felipe Alvez has also taken a very, very beautiful picture of M35 and NGC 2158. The starry richness of the picture is wonderful, the two star cluster stand out against the background very beautifully, and the difference between the two clusters - the youth and relative nearness of M35 and the much greater distance, much greater age and considerably greater richness of NGC 2158, is beautifully brought out.

I also love the Pleaides and Moon picture. I don't think I've ever seen a picture where the Pleiades were seen close to the horizon, just above some treetops, looking huge.

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Starry Night of Mt.Kilimanjaro, time-lapse

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Post by Ann » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:21 pm

That's a fantastic vimeo, Kwon O Chul! So beautiful!

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Post by Beyond » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:25 pm

Hey Kwon, what was that streak of light from left to right across the screen about in the middle of the words -zodiacle light- appearing on the screen towards the end of video?
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Post by ghudepoh » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Winter skyscape in southern Patagonia
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Post by SalvatoreGrasso » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:36 pm

Messier 45 - The Pleiades
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2011 February 12-15

Post by Ann » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:26 am

I love those Pleiades pictures that bring out that mass of nebulosity! :D And the Pleiades themselves seem to be glittering like gemstones here.

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Post by owlice » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:29 am

Tail End of the NED on Saturn
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2011 February 12-15

Post by SalvatoreGrasso » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:10 am

Ann wrote:I love those Pleiades pictures that bring out that mass of nebulosity! :D And the Pleiades themselves seem to be glittering like gemstones here.

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Thank you Ann! i really like the dimmer red-brown nebulosity surrounding M45 also. the dust was difficult to process, but it was a lot of fun. :)

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Post by owlice » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:41 am

Horsehead Nebula
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Post by owlice » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:23 am

The Moon Visits the Pleiades
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Romantic Moon Earthshine
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Halo around the Moon
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Star Trails and Fireflies
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Post by owlice » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:37 am

Northern Lights over Norway
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Elephant's Trunk
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Post by jmbillings » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:51 am

Orion and Sirius over the Allalin
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Post by Céline Richard » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:01 pm

Hello,

I love "Starry Night over Mt Kilimandjaro" by Kwon and O Chul !

Here are two pictures.
Have a very nice day!

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Post by Efrain Morales » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:48 pm

On this Photo I compiled a set of approaximately a span of five weeks of observations of the the Ring Planet Saturn and its interesting current rare event the NED Storm in which is still going strong and extending through out the northern pole region.
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