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Post by Mike Siniscalchi » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:03 pm

IC 1613 - Dwarf Irregular Galaxy in Cetus

Reflections from Heaven
http://helixgate.net
Copyright: Michael Siniscalchi This is 19 hours of total exposure to bring out this very faint galaxy.
Image details at: http://helixgate.net/ic1613.html

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Post by Craig » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:47 pm

The Crest House and The Milky Way, Mt. Evans, Colorado USA
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Copyright: Craig Patterson, 2011
Taken over the 4th of July weekend, the lights of Denver and a small fireworks burst are visible at the left. The Crest House was destroyed by a propane explosion in 1979, leaving only the stone exoskeleton you see here. The left-hand portion, once shrouded in a two-story multi-faceted glass enclosure, is now an observation platform. The Milky Way is visible in the center. The lavender light on the building was added during the initial exposure.

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Post by owlice » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:13 am

Ice Crystals over McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Copyright: DJ Jennings/Karen Hagerman
[attachment=4]dsc_8193a.jpg[/attachment]

O'Neill's Bridge on the Moon
Copyright: John Moore
[attachment=3]oneill-observation2.png[/attachment]
This so-called ‘bridge’ is an illusion produced by light and shadow in a region close to the western edge of Mare Crisium (Mare Crisium appears as a dull-gray patch on the eastern edge of the Moon as observed visually), which, under a low-power telescope, lulls the viewer into thinking that they are actually observing a ‘natural’ bridge between the physical features on the surface (crater and mountains) in the region. ~ John Moore
M13: Great Cluster in Hercules
Copyright: Yves Tremblay
[attachment=2]m13-1july2011-120mm-f7-lrgb.jpg[/attachment]

Milky Way above the Virgen de las Nieves Monument and IRAM Radio Telescope
http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=11593632
Copyright: Guido Montañés Castillo
[attachment=1]pano virgen de las nieves 01-02-2011.jpg[/attachment]

The Light Surrounding the Axis
http://www.astrosurf.com/astroarte/Vila ... ls-net.jpg
Copyright: Miguel Claro
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Post by Ann » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:42 am

Mike Siniscalchi wrote:IC 1613 - Dwarf Irregular Galaxy in Cetus

Reflections from Heaven
http://helixgate.net
Copyright: Michael Siniscalchi This is 19 hours of total exposure to bring out this very faint galaxy.
Image details at: http://helixgate.net/ic1613.html
I'm so glad to see this galaxy imaged here! Thanks, Michael Siniscalchi! Your image is very beautiful, too. :D

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Post by owlice » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:08 pm

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex
http://www.astrofarma.gr/index.php/en/rho-ophiuchi
Copyright: Team A.V.A.T. (Farmakopoulos Antonis, Aggelos Kechagias, Evangelos Souglakos & Dagioglou Elias)
[attachment=6]rho.jpg[/attachment]

ISS and Fireworks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevlar/5895844581/
Copyright: Kevin Baird
[attachment=5]issfireworks.jpg[/attachment]

Noctilucent Clouds over Scotland
Copyright: Alan C Tough
[attachment=4]NLC_20110707_2342.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=3]NLC_20110707_2343.jpg[/attachment]

NGC6992: Veil Nebula in Hubble Palette
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9333 ... 600min.jpg
Copyright: Pascal Le Dû
[attachment=2]NGC6992_SHO_600min.jpg[/attachment]

Alpha Scuti Field
http://www.starkeeper.it/AlphaScuti.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
[attachment=1]alphascuti.jpg[/attachment]

Lagoon and Trifid Nebula and IC 4685
http://www.pbase.com/johnbunyan
Copyright: John Bunyan
[attachment=0]Lagoon.Trifid.final.2.jpg[/attachment]
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Post by mexhunter » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:27 pm

Winds of the north
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Post by owlice » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:50 pm

Aflame
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Image Credit: NASA
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Fire acts differently in space than on Earth. Sandra Olson, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Glenn Research Center, demonstrates just how differently in her art. This artwork is comprised of multiple overlays of three separate microgravity flame images. Each image is of flame spread over cellulose paper in a spacecraft ventilation flow in microgravity. The different colors represent different chemical reactions within the flame. The blue areas are caused by chemiluminescence (light produced by a chemical reaction.) The white, yellow and orange regions are due to glowing soot within the flame zone.

Microgravity combustion research at Glenn not only provides insights into spacecraft fire safety, but it has also been used to create award-winning art images. This image won first place in the 2011 Combustion Art Competition, held at the 7th U.S. National Combustion Meeting.
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Post by astrol » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Hanny's Object with a 10 inch

Copyright: Laurent HUET

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Post by Ann » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:25 pm

I very much enjoyed the Alpha Scuti field image.

Note above the bright star a loose cluster of predominantly blue stars. This is cluster NGC 6664. According to (an old) paper from 1982, "Intermediate-Band Photometry in the Open Cluster NGC 6664" by Edward G. Schmidt, NGC 6664 is about 46 million years old, so it is younger than the Pleiades. It contains at least two stars of spectral class B3 as well as two or three blue stragglers and a binary Cepheid, EW Scuti. But Art or Chris, I need your help here - according to the paper, the distance modulus is 10.7. What does that mean, and how far away does that make the cluster?

To the right of cluster NGC 6664, at about 10 o'clock, you can see some red nebulosity and a vividly orange-red star. The red star is carbon star RX Scuti.

Very interesting picture! Thank you, Leonardo Orazi! :D

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Post by moladso » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:54 pm

Summer classic: Eagle Nebula, amateur SHO color image
Larger full size image (1300 pixels) and all technical data for this picture: www.astronomica.es
Copyright: Jaime Fernández

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Post by Leonardo » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:33 am

Ann wrote:I very much enjoyed the Alpha Scuti field image.

Note above the bright star a loose cluster of predominantly blue stars. This is cluster NGC 6664. According to (an old) paper from 1982, "Intermediate-Band Photometry in the Open Cluster NGC 6664" by Edward G. Schmidt, NGC 6664 is about 46 million years old, so it is younger than the Pleiades. It contains at least two stars of spectral class B3 as well as two or three blue stragglers and a binary Cepheid, EW Scuti. But Art or Chris, I need your help here - according to the paper, the distance modulus is 10.7. What does that mean, and how far away does that make the cluster?

To the right of cluster NGC 6664, at about 10 o'clock, you can see some red nebulosity and a vividly orange-red star. The red star is carbon star RX Scuti.

Very interesting picture! Thank you, Leonardo Orazi! :D

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Thank you so much :D !!
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Post by John Bunyan » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:51 pm

Horsehead and Flame Nebula
http://www.pbase.com/johnbunyan
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Post by Ann » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:10 pm

John Bunyan? Pilgrim's Progress? Well, that's an interesting cosmology all of its own.
But hey, John, we can't see your picture of the Horsehead and the Flame Nebula!

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EDIT: It has appeared now. The picture looks very fine.
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Post by mexhunter » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:15 pm

A Little Planet, with water.
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Post by Guest » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:53 pm

Thanks for the kinds words Ann. I like the poster. I also have an early copy of Pilgrims Progress. Thanks John
Ann wrote:John Bunyan? Pilgrim's Progress? Well, that's an interesting cosmology all of its own.
But hey, John, we can't see your picture of the Horsehead and the Flame Nebula!

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EDIT: It has appeared now. The picture looks very fine.

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Post by owlice » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:04 pm

Noctilucent Clouds over the UK
http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgekristiansen/
Copyright: George Kristiansen
[attachment=3]NLC1.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=2]NLCpano3.jpg[/attachment]
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
http://www.skyfactory.org/m33/
Copyright: Davide De Martin
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Minor Planet Ceres ~2 hours Rotation
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/ ... 2hours.gif
Credit and copyright: Hubble (data); Jason W. Higley (processing) Comet Garrardd C/2009 P1
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Post by templec » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:40 pm

NGC 6992 - The Eastern Veil in HST
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Veil Nebula in Hubble Palette - RGB stars

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Post by marioweigand » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:39 pm

Hi,

here is a picture of dirt in space :-) .

Barnard's E Nebula
http://www.skytrip.de
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Post by ashtree » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:47 pm

LDN 935 - The biggest 70 mpix mosaic
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Post by Ann » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:00 pm

I like the picture of Barnard's E, also known as Barnard 142 and 143. The reddish star to the left is Gamma Aquilae, a bright giant of spectral class K3II. Teh juxtaposion of the bright reddish star and the dark neula makes me think of fire and ash.

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Post by mexhunter » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:14 am

Light Polution and Milky Way
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