Recent Submissions: 2012 September

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by owlice » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:19 am

Galaxy Triplet in Draco
http://www.martinpughastrophotography.i ... 85LRGB.jpg
Copyright: Martin Pugh
[attachment=2]NGC5985LRGB_Pugh.jpg[/attachment]

Cat's Paw Nebula
http://astro-cabinet.com/showimage.php? ... GB_ss1.jpg
Copyright: Dieter Willasch
[attachment=1]NGC6334-DW.jpg[/attachment]

Primary, Reflection, and Reflected Rainbows
Copyright: Robert M Leavitt
[attachment=0]IMG_5526.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Siggi » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:53 pm

Flame and Hordehead Nebula
http://www.astroimages.de
Copyright: Siggi Kohlert
Horsehead.jpg
Higher Res at http://www.astroimages.de/en/gallery/IC434-Mosaik.html

Thanks for looking
Cheers
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Juniper tree and the Summer Triangle

Post by nuclearcat » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:13 pm

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Copyright: M. Raşid Tuğral
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The Moon is set,
And the Pleiades.
Night's half gone,
Time's passing.
I sleep alone now. ”

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A Star on the Move !!

Post by Sergio » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:03 pm

The reddish medium size star in the center of the image is Proxima Centauri

Proxima in Latin means "next to" or "nearest to" is the closest star to our planet after the Sun and lies about 4.2 light years. Although its proximity is too fain to be seen with the naked eye due to its low 11.05 apparent magnitude. Proxima Centauri may be part of a triple star system conformed with Alpha Centauri A and B. It was discovered in 1915 by Robert Innes from the Union Observatory in South Africa. Seen from the Earth, Proxima has a large, proper motion and moves against the multitude of background stars at about 3.85 arc seconds per year. From an observer's perspective, this will carry it at a length in the sky of about a full width of the moon every 500 years.

The image and more information can be seen below

http://www.baskies.com.ar/PHOTOS/PROXIM ... 20LRGB.htm

Best Regards to all !!
Sergio
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Marco Angelini » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:30 pm

M31 - The Andromeda Great Galaxy: central part

Authors: M. Angelini - F. Antonucci - F. tagliani
http://www.astrobrallo.com Full Resolution: http://www.astrobrallo.com/gallery/inde ... za-scritta

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Moon and fireworks

Post by Rothkko » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:27 am

End of the party in Mérida...
120.jpg
121.jpg
122.jpg
too.
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by mftoet » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:02 pm

Van den Bergh 141, Ghost Nebula
www.dutchdeepsky.com
Copyright: Maurice Toet

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by sternklar » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:38 pm

Globular cluster Messier 15 in the constellation Pegasus, August 17, 2012
http://www.sternklar.ch/images-webpages ... Aug-12.htm
Copyright: Manuel Jung

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Airglow over Czech Rpublic

Post by karimphotography » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:09 pm

Airglow over Czech Republic
http://www.karimphotography.com
Copyright: Karim Iliya

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by karimphotography » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:12 pm

Airglow over Czech Republic
http://www.karimphotography.com
Copyright: Karim Iliya

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Lorenzo Comolli » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 pm

The "poodle" nebula
...alias "space dog" or Sh2-132 :D
http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm
Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli
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Hires
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Emil Ivanov » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:16 am

Sh2-187 (LBN 630)
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/Sh2-187.htm
Copyright: Emil Ivanov Bigger size available here.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Koliamik » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:00 am

It's not only about stargazing or how to catch the sky with a camera, sometimes it's about how to write the sky! I hope you will enjoy.

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As an amateur astronomer, I suggested to a Swiss company (Caran d'Ache) to create that astronomical pen and here is the result. Astronomy and poetry are linked with ink now.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Best regards from Switzerland,

Nicolas

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Pere Soler » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:35 am

The Dance of de Northen Lights

03/2012 at 01:35 pm Full Moon.

Aruora Borealis from outside Tromso (Norway)
http://www.peresoler.net
Copyright: Pere Soler

Hope you enjoy it!!

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by russelleking » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:12 pm

Jupiter, Moon Conjunction
http://www.rddnj.com
Copyright: Russell E. King
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by ghudepoh » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:59 pm

Zodiacal Light and Milky Way over Paranal
http://www.atacamaphoto.com
Copyright: Gerhard Huedepohl

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by avdhoeven » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Last night I finally was able to gather more data to finish my NGC7822 image in hubble palette.

The image was made using a Tak FSQ106 with SXV-H9 ccd. A DMK618 was used for autoguiding on a NEQ6...

Ha: 16x1800s 4,5nm
OIII: 6x1800s 3nm
S2: 4x1800s 5nm

full resolution
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by owlice » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:11 am

Aurora over Antarctic Station Concordia
http://www.antarcticaonline.org/DC8/
Copyright Erick Bondoux / IPEV / PNRA
[attachment=3]IMG_8503ret.jpg[/attachment]

Rainbow from Harbour Bridge
Copyright: Mike Bass
[attachment=2]Rainbow.jpg[/attachment]

M20
http://anguslau.smugmug.com/Nature/Astr ... -11-14.jpg
Copyright: Angus Lau
[attachment=1]20120810_M20_42-11-14-10x10m_LRGB_3.jpg[/attachment]

Labor Day Bonfire
http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_p ... ires1.html
Copyright: Alan Friedman
[attachment=0]laborday_bonfires1.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by tango33 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:38 am


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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by tango33 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:39 am

Another year another Horsehead

Cheers,

Kfir Simon
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/image/143037719

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by ViliMax » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:14 am

Spiral Galaxy NGC 891 (Silver Sliver Galaxy, MCG+07-05-046, UGC 1831, Caldwell 23), type Sb, in Andromeda

http://www.elateobservatory.com

Copyright: Velimir Popov

Original FOV
100% crop (800px x 800px)
Large scale and more information is avaliable here ...

Thank you for looking :-)

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by sergio.diaz » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:33 pm

Green Flash on Playa de La Barrosa, Cádiz (Spain) - 26th Aug 2012
Credit: Sergio Díaz

Whole sequence of images of a sunset on Playa de la Barrosa, Cádiz (Spain), took each 5 seconds. Some show green flashes, remarkably the last one. Not sure it qualifies for an APOD, just wanted to share.
Full resolution version: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/64198147/2012-0 ... Sunset.jpg

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Shooting hoops with the stars!

Post by conemmil » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Hello,

I never thought that basketball and stars could be combined, but an old court proved otherwise. In my birthday night, I thought that I could spend time under the stars but never imagined that I was gonna shoot hoops with them!

[attachment=0]trailshoop.jpg[/attachment]
http://www.stellar-explosions.com/PolarHoopsEx.png

Starry skies everywhere!
Constantine Emmanouilidi
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Reason: Attached image of reasonable size; left link to large image. Thanks for sharing, and happy birthday!

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Emidai » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:43 pm

Image
M8 Nebulosa Laluna por Emidai (Emilio&Idaira), en Flickr

Object: M8
Location: Tenerife
Telescope: Celestron C8 g / t
Mount: Celestron CG5
Guide: kit lunatic with QHY5 (PHD Guiding)
Canon EOS 500D
Reducer / flattener: celestron 6.3 reducer
ISO: 400, 800
Exposure Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (underexposure 5, and 8 minutes)
Stacking: DSS
Processed with: 1.7 Pixinsight

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Stefan_S » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:57 am

Hello,
Here my Bicolor Elephants Trunk in IC1396.

TEC200ED with Riccardi Reducer @ 1400mm/F7, ATIK 383, Baade Ha Filter, 60x600s
APO 115 with CCDT67 @ 550mm/F4,8, ATIK 320, Baader O3 Filter, 82 x 600s

Image

Full 1500 pixel version:
http://www.astronomieclub-volkach.de/De ... or_TEC.jpg

Stefan