Submissions: 2013 January

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by russelleking » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:20 pm

The Moon, Jupiter Conjunction
Camera Canon T2i, mounted prime focus on an Astro Tech AT111 refractor, f7 = 777mm, Set at ISO-200, and shot at 1/640 second.
http://www.rddnj.com/JimmyMacksPictureGallery.html
Copyright: James "Jimmy" Mack

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by elbee » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:47 pm

NGC 2068 (M78) Reflection Nebula in Orion
http://lbuckphotos.smugmug.com/Astrophotography
Copyright: Lee Buck
Lum: 18x15min (1x1); RGB: 23x10min each (2x2). January 12-14, 2013.
To the upper right of M78 is McNeil’s Variable Nebula. North is to the left.

Higher Res version here

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by marion165 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:37 am

Lunar Jupiter Conjunction of January 21 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalretinoscopy/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Lunar Jupiter Conjunction of January 21 2012 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

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Lunar Jupiter Conjunction of January 21 2012 with the Jovian Moons Visible by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr


The conjunction of the moon and Jupiter was photographed on January 21, 2012 using a Canon t2i with a Canon 100 mm f/2.0 lens. If you look closely; two of Jupiter's Jovian moons are visible. This cold evening was mostly cloudy, i was fortunate to experience a few clear spots to photograph the celestial pairing.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by wilsondm » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:00 am

Neutron Star Collision
http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press
Copyright: NASA / Dana Berry
[attachment=7]Neutron Collision.jpg[/attachment]

ISS across the South Hemisphere Summer Milky Way
http://www.luisargerich.com
Copyright: Luis Argerich
[attachment=6]ISS across the South Hemisphere Summer Milky Way.jpg[/attachment]

Orion Nebula
http://www.osservatoriomtm.it/
Copyright: Roberto Beltramini
[attachment=5]Orion Nebula.jpg[/attachment]

C/2012 K5 (LINEAR) opens The Year of the Comet
http://cometografia.es
Copyright: José J. Chambó
[attachment=4]C2012 K5 LINEAR opens The Year of the Comet.jpg[/attachment]

The Winter Constellations and The Moon
http://www.cookphoto.com
Copyright: Chris Cook
[attachment=3]Winter Constellations and the moon.jpg[/attachment]

Moon Occulting Jupiter
http://www.luisargerich.com
Copyright: Luis Argerich
[attachment=0]Moon Occulting Jupiter.jpg[/attachment]

Moons to Moons
http://www.astroarn.com
Copyright: Robert Arn
[attachment=1]Moons to Moons.jpg[/attachment]

Death Valley Dreamlapse
http://www.SunchaserPictures.com/Blank.html
Copyright: Gavin Heffernan


IC 1396
Copyright: Robert Fields
[attachment=2]IC 1396.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by behyar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:03 am

Cone nebula wide field in NB
http://www.deepskyobjects.com/
Copyright: Behyar Bakhshandeh

SII-NII-Ha Image of the Cone Nebula and the surrounding area

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by wilsondm » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:14 am

M20, The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com
Copyright: Robert Gendler, the Subaru Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Martin Pugh
[attachment=5]M20, The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius.jpg[/attachment]

Comet Lemmon crossing the Southern Cross
http://www.luisargerich.com
Copyright: Luis Argerich
[attachment=4]Comet Lemmon crossing the Southern Cross.jpg[/attachment]

Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Copyright: Mohamed Laaifat
[attachment=3]Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 4945
Copyright: Jack Harvey, Steve Mazlin, Daniel Verschatse, and Jose Joaquin Perez
[attachment=2]NGC 4945.jpg[/attachment]

Betelgeuse’s Enigmatic Environment
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/
Copyright: ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al
[attachment=0]Betelgeuse_s_enigmatic_environment_node_full_image.jpg[/attachment]

Jupiter Meets the Moon
http://www.jwestlake.com
Copyright: Jimmy Westlake
[attachment=1]Jupiter Meets the Moon.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by zonalunar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:39 am

NGC 281 SHORGB The Pacman Nebula
http://www.zonalunar.com
Copyright: Alfonso Carreño y Onofre Rodrigo
NGC281-SHORGB-16012013-P1.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by philto » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:08 am

hello,
here, jupiter from pic du midi observatory october 10th 2011
C.14 + barlow clavé 2x + rvb filter set
regards

Philippe TOSI

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Dreyer's Nebula - IC447 & IC446 in Monoceros

Post by Harel_Boren » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:36 pm

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Dreyer's Nebula - IC447 (IC2169, LBN903), IC446 (IC2167, LBN898), NGC2245 (LBN904), NGC2247 (LBN901) in Monoceros

For full resolution: http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/27/876727/1/148 ... pixels.jpg
Even higher resolution (2000x1555 pixels):
http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/27/876727/1/148 ... pixels.jpg

IC 447/2169 is a reflection nebula but … it has an identity crisis. The NGC project - now back on line at a new URL, http://www.ngcicproject.org/, under new ownership but same content by Dr. Robert E. Erdmann, Jr. - has this to say about the nebula and the nearby reflection nebula (half degree north of it) reflection nebula (IC-446/IC-2167) I haven't as yet imaged. They, though, are connected by a dark nebula:

"The same two objects [IC-446/IC-2167, and IC-447/IC-2169] were apparently discovered twice by Barnard... Neither of Barnard's positions is particularly good, though we can get close to the apparent center of his large, diffused nebulosity if we adopt his RA for IC 447 and his Dec for IC 2169. Even though his two positions are more than 10 arcmin apart, they clearly refer to the same object: it is big (I make it about 30 x 30 arcmin on the DSS). Barnard notes "several stars 9-10 involved"; those stars are indeed there."

Barnard never realized they were the same object. Though in a later publication he did retract his discovery of IC 447 saying it was a duplicate of NGC 2245 -- the cone nebula. Which, of course is incorrect. He did though send the data on both to Dreyer who did publish it in his second IC catalog without apparent verification and likely accepted Barnard's description without viewing it himself. So even the most careful of visual astronomer's, and Barnard is considered one of the best, did make mistakes that the later photographic era would have prevented. Or maybe not considering the SH2-235 problems.

IC 447/2169 (it is also known as Dreyer's Nebula) is located in Monoceros, the unicorn. So obviously another that has been waiting on the hard drive for some time. It is thought to be part of the huge cloud of dust and gas that includes the far more famous emission and dark nebula known as the Cone Nebula as well as the Christmas Tree open star cluster and the Fox Fur Nebula. If so it is about 2700 light years distant, considerably further away than the nearby Orion Nebula complex.

Being a reflection nebula it is a blue color. The color comes from scattered star light of the illuminating stars which are either in or behind it. The nebula is blue for the same reason our sky is blue. The tiny molecules of dust and gas scatter blue light better than the other colors due to its short wavelength. It matters little what color the illuminating stars are, as long as they emit some blue light the nebula was take on a blue color same as the somewhat yellow sun still results in our blue sky. (ref.: http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread. ... ion-nebula)
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Michael Wendl

Sundrawing - H-Alpha-Sun 23.01.2013

Post by Michael Wendl » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:53 pm

Hello,

here is my latest h-alpha-sundrawing from 23.01.2013. I send you the positiv and the negativ
version of my drawing.

Location: Freising-Lerchenfeld, Bavaria, Germany
Date: January 23, 2013
Media: graphite pencil, knife, digital tools (Minolta Dimage Z2 Camera)
Time: 13:45 - 15:00 MEZ

Telescope: Coronado PST (40/400mm)
Ocular: 9mm SW

I use a drawing pattern with lightgray sun. I draw the prominences, sunspots and
filaments with graphite pencil. For the active regions and flares i use the knife to
scrape the gray color off. On this away I can hold finest details.

You can find more of my sundrawings on my website: http://www.dersonnenzeichner.de

Image

Image


Kind regards,

Michael Wendl

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by Resonance » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:04 pm

Hi

this is my first submission for APOD

Sword of Orion
http://www.stelleelettroniche.it/en/201 ... ord-orion/
Copyright: Emanuele Todini

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by Lorenzo Comolli » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:13 pm

LDN1622, The Boogie Man nebula, in Orion
Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli
http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm
[attachment=0]LDN1622_Comolli.jpg[/attachment]

http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/d140m.jpg
Details and tech data: http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/d140.htm
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by danwatt » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:01 am

The Great Orion Nebula
Higher Res & details @ http://www.pocketrubbish.com/ap/?p=455
Copyright: Dan Watt

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Recent Submissions: 2012 October

Post by airliner » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:15 am

International Space Station traces a long streak through frame. In the foreground ruins of a medieval tower. Location perfecture of Kavala, Greece (40.740372,24.144602)
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Milky way spectacle by Mavroudakis Fotis, on Flickr

Mavroudakis Fotis

http://www.flickr.com/photos/airliner/

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Geminid right over (horse) head!

Post by aldomottino » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Geminids were captured on December 14, 2012, from EABA (Bosque Alegre, Cordoba, Argentina) over a 3-hour period aprox, with on tripod camera. The brighter trail is Jupiter path.
We were lucky to register a geminid on the main Newtonian telescope at Bosque Alegre complex, while we were capturing Barnard 33 in Ha, same night. The B&W image is a 5-min single capture made with a CCD mono. Two different intensities of the light path of the meteorid can be distinguished, before and after its explosion right over horsehead.

Copyright: Aldo Mottino and Carlos Colazo, EABA-OAC-UNC, in collaboration with Pablo Guzzo, Nahuel Marcionni and Luis Tapia.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

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Andromeda Galaxy in wide field

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by wilsondm » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:37 am

Setting the Dark on Fire
http://www.eso.org/public/news/
Copyright: Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope: Thomas Stanke (ESO), Tom Megeath (University of Toledo, USA), and Amy Stutz
[attachment=4]Setting the Dark on Fire.jpg[/attachment]

Emerging Jupiter
Copyright: Nicolás Budini
[attachment=3]Emerging Jupiter.jpg[/attachment]

M74
http://caelumobservatory.com/ http://skycenter.arizona.edu
Copyright: Adam Block
[attachment=2]M74.jpg[/attachment]

Moon & Jupiter Conjunction
http://www.galacticimages.com
Copyright: John Chumack
[attachment=1]Moon and Jupiter Conjunction.jpg[/attachment]

Vela SNR
http://www.astro-austral.cl
Copyright: José Joaquín Pérez
[attachment=6]Vela SNR.jpg[/attachment]

Comet Linear C/2012 K5
http://www.galacticimages.com
Copyright: John Chumack
[attachment=5]Comet Linear C2012 K5.jpg[/attachment]

Paraselene, Moondog Halo
http://www.facebook.com/SebastianSaarloos
Copyright: Delta Surveys
[attachment=0]Paraselene, Moondog Halo.jpg[/attachment]
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Bioluminescence in the Gippsland Lakes

Post by philhart » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:19 am


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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:01 am

I love the convergence of the Milky Way and the stream of glowing algae in this photo!
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by lup974 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:24 pm

Carina Nebula
http://www.lucperrot.fr
http://www.facebook.com/lucperrotphoto
Copyright: Luc Perrot The Grand Bénare, the third highest peak of Réunion Island (2900m) emerges from the mist under the Milky Way and the Carina Nebula

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Submissions: 2013 January

Post by frikosal » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:57 pm

The elusive Zodiacal Light over the Montsec mountains
Copyright: Manel Soria
http://www.frikosal.net
Very few people in Europe has seen the elusive and sublime Zodiacal Light, as it requires pristine skies to be watched. Unfortunately, any neon ad can be brighter than a million worlds in the sky. However, in the Montsec it can still be admired.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by peter shah » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:58 pm

http://www.astropix.co.uk/ps/images/a0953.jpg
[attachment=0]shah.jpg[/attachment]

LDN 6122 in The Phantom Nebula in Orion. Image by Peter Shah
http://www.astropix.co.uk/ps/pages/a0953.htm
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Re: Submissions: 2013 January

Post by ViliMax » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Double Cluster in Perseus sometimes designated χ Persei and h Persei - NGC 869 (Melotte 13, h Persei Cluster) and NGC 884, (Melotte 14, chi Persei Cluster) - Two frames mosaic of Double Cluster in Perseus

http://www.elateobservatory.com
http://www.irida-observatory.org

Copyright: Velimir Popov

NGC 869 and NGC 884 are Double Cluster in Perseus sometimes designated χ Persei and h Persei. The two clusters are separated by only a few hundred light years and probably form the core of the immense stellar association Perseus OB1. Both clusters are relatively young: NGC 884 is 3.2 million years old, and NGC 869 is 5.6 million years old. There are more than 300 blue-white super-giant stars withing both clusters, and these two clusters are also blueshifted meaning they are heading towards Earth at a speed of 22km/s. A few red supergiants are seen at considerable projected distances from the double cluster and may either belong to the background Perseus OB1 association or alternatively could represent massive stars previously ejected from the dense clusters.
Higher resolution (3000px) and more information is avaliable here ...


NGC 869 (Melotte 13, h Persei Cluster)
NGC 884, (Melotte 14, chi Persei Cluster)
Thank you for looking ...