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Post by StefanoDeRosa » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:10 am

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Moon and Jupiter conjunction over the Rocciamelone peak
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Copyright: Stefano De Rosa I took the photo above last evening (April 22, 2012) from Turin (Italy): it shows a 36 hours old crescent Moon pairing with a bright Jupiter setting behind the peak of Rocciamelone (3,538 m -11,608 ft), a mountain of the Graian Alps near the border between Italy and France that is also famous to be the highest shrine of pilgrimage in Europe.

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Stefano
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by Siggi » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:42 am

Orion Nebula Region
http://www.astroimages.de
Copyright: Siggi Kohlert Please enjoy my interpretation of this mainstream object even if Orion's season is already over.

For a bigger version and some more info please check my website: http://www.astroimages.de/en/gallery/Orion-Mosaik.html

Cheers,
Siggi

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Post by Emil Ivanov » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:32 pm

Setting conjunction
http://www.emilivanov.com/Other_Images/ ... Moon_1.htm ,
Copyright: Emil Ivanov Zooming into the hi-res image will show the Jupiter's Galilean satellites.

http://www.emilivanov.com/Other_Images/ ... Moon_3.htm ,
Copyright: Emil Ivanov hi-res image

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IC 405 The Flaming Star nebula

Post by jousset » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:29 pm

Copyright : Marc JOUSSET
http://www.astrosurf.com/jousset
IC405 is a large reflective/emission nebula located in constellation Auriga. The tortured shapes of the dust lines give the Flaming Star nebula its name.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by VegaStar » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:27 pm

Planet Mars in Leo
04.22.2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarca ... hotostream
Copyright : VegaStar Carpentier

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Post by canopia » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:21 pm

Venus, Moon-Pleiades pair and Jupiter
Copyright: Cenk E. Tezel
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Photo taken from my rooftop in Bursa, Turkey. I am not there for the last few months, but "The Rooftop" is in good hands.

Tunç Tezel
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by Stefano79 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:32 pm

Copyright: Stefano Campani
Thor's Helmet Page

[attachment=0]thorstefano.jpg[/attachment]
http://stefano-campani.net46.net/web_im ... or_co1.jpg


NGC 2359, also known as Thor's Helmet, in RGB-Ha-OIII.
It is a quite faint emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. This nebula is approximately 30 light years in size, and it's located about 15,000 light-years away.
Into his center there's an extremely hot Wolf-Rayet star, probably "powering" the nebula.

You can find more explanations on Wolf Rayet stars on my Thor Page
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Post by templec » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:43 pm

The Sun - April 23, 2012
http://cntastro.smugmug.com/Astrophotog ... 677_BwbJbh
Copyright: 2012 Craig & Tammy Temple

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Post by templec » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:47 pm

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy (reprocessed)
http://cntastro.smugmug.com/Astrophotog ... 000_Kjt99P
Copyright: 2012 Craig & Tammy Temple After studying our original image of The Whirlpool Galaxy, we felt we could improve the image and decided to reprocess it, so here is the new version.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by Lynda3 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:23 am

An Iridescent Cloud

Copyright: Lynda Spangler
This photo was captured by accident at Table Mesa in Boulder, CO.

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Post by Guest » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:38 am

Last night a little before 10 pm I noticed the auroras were visible. It's only the 2nd time I've ever seen the northern lights. I drove and found a dark roadside to shoot some pictures. The auroras really didn't move or change much so I used the opportunity to shoot a 26 minute startrail image. It's made up of 94 pictures shot at 15 seconds, F3.5, iso 800. At the bottom right in the cloud is an Iridium flare I think. Kevin
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by Jeff.dai » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:31 am

To the vast majority of people, they enjoy the moment of sunrise and sunset.
but have u ever seen the moment of moonrise and moonset?
I'm completely memerized by this beauty.
Now, i will share u with my two pictures ,
Both of them are shoot in this year,at Dashanbao, Yunnan, China.

<<Eye of The Milky Way>> After the midnight, The Milky Way crossed over the lake, forming a beautiful ellipse with the reflection. While at the moment of moonrise, it spread out golden light that just looked like the eye of The Milky Way.

<<Moonset over the sea of clouds>> While the moon setting, The Winter Milky Way and jupiter became more and more clear and bright. The colour of the sea of clouds and moon changed quickly as time passed.
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by StefanoDeRosa » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

Moon and Venus over Turin
http://stefanoderosa.com/
Copyright: Stefano De Rosa The image, captured after sunset on April 24, 2012 from the vantage point of the Cappuccini hill, shows the crescent Moon and super bright Venus putting on a magnificent show over Turin (Italy). On the right is easily recognizable the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of the city.

Best regards

Stefano

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Post by FrankSackenheim » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:29 am

M8 lagoon Nebula
http://www.astrophotocologne.com
copyright by: Frank Sackenheim

Image
http://astrophotocologne.de/astrophotoc ... _Large.jpg

This is a Narrowband image of M8 taken in Namibia/Africa in 2011. The colours are mapped to the "real" colors of the filters.

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Post by starsurfer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:34 am

NGC 3199 and RCW 49
http://astrophotocologne.de/astrophotoc ... 10.html#13
Copyright: Frank Sackenheim
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Post by Emilio_R » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:49 pm

Omega Centauri
Copyright: Emilio Rivero Padilla

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Post by Randy Shivak » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:45 pm

Imaged with Lunt 152mm BF3400 and Flea3 video ccd camera. EFL 2250mm
Sun_R_24_04_2012_154611c.jpg
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Post by Randy Shivak » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:53 pm

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by starsurfer » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 am

Tarantula Nebula widefield
http://www.pbase.com/gailmarc/image/132212262
Copyright: Marcus Davies
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by Nuitsacrees » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:21 pm

Auroras and the Big Dipper
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Copyright: Stephane Vetter

Auroras in Arctic Henge, the Icelandic Stonehenge near Raufarhöfn :
Few minutes later ...
Stephane

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M106 most detailed image ever... (35 megapixels)

Post by avdhoeven » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:35 pm

Here is the final result of my M106 hubble processing. Unfortunately the F435W and F814W data were not clean enough to generate a good color image. So I decided to combine the Hubble data with groundbased data.
This is comparable with what was done with the famous Eta Carina image of Hubble where also groundbased data was used for the color information.

The luminance image was made using the F555W ACS data of project ID 11570 of Adam Riess. 14 images were used to create the mosaic.

For the color data a ground based image made with a 20'' telescope at Kitt Peak was used. This image was used with the kind permission of Adam Block.

Processing and data retrieval: André van der Hoeven
Luminance layer: Hubble legacy archive/NASA/ESA
Color layer: Adrian Zsilavec and Michelle Qualls/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

The full resolution can be found here ...
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Post by owlice » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 April 23-

Post by geckzilla » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:26 pm

I really like this composition.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Post by Nuitsacrees » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:23 pm

"geckzilla" I really like this composition.
Thank you very much geckzilla
Stephane