Submissions: 2013 February

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby dmcvey75 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:08 pm

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Sirus w/ Orion over the Gore Range in Summit County, Colorado. Blog: http://www.danielmcvey.com/?p=3338

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby fausto.lubatti » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:18 am

Orion rising above the castle, Melegnano, Italy
Although immersed in a fully light polluted city environment, a clear sky can show breathtaking views!
9 pictures taken on 6th November 2012 at 23:20 UTC and stitched with Hugin; final editing with Gimp.
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Horsehead and Flame Nebula

Postby IanP » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:49 am

Horsehead and Flame Nebula

90 images (120s @ISO1600) taken over two days from our courtyard close to Perth’s CBD ..
Cam: EOS 60Da
Scope: ED80TCF
Guiding: PHD guided CPC925
Stacked and processed in PixInsight …
Higher res: http://westcoastpics23.blogspot.com.au/
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby Leonardo » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:22 pm

M81 - Bode's Galaxy
http://www.starkeeper.it/M81N.htm
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby asymon » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:54 pm

LDN 1622, Barnards Loop and M78
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com
Copyright: Alistair Symon

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A lovely Lemmon tail

Postby philhart » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:54 am

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby gkelaher » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:45 pm

Jupiter was occulted by the moon tonight, here is the view from Perth, WA, Australia just after first contact.

Taken with an EQ mounted 12" Skywatcher newt, Canon 6D ,ISO 400 @ 1/400 sec exposure

high res @
http://www.astro-photo.net/jpg/M_J.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby zema88 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:49 pm

Cone & FoxFur Nebula
Copyright: Paolo Demaria
Full resolution: http://www.astrobin.com/32742/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby CapturingTheNight » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:55 pm

Hello all,

No matter how much you plan and prepare, sometimes you just have to be very lucky.

I had my camera imaging The Moon and Jupiter occultation through my telescope at about 10 second intervals when I noticed the lights from a plane close to the moon. I realised that there was a chance that it would pass in front of the moon, so I quickly canceled the remote timer I was using to take the shots and instead started shooting high speed continuous frames. I managed to get this plane crossing the moon in five individual frames just as Jupiter was about to be occulted by The Moon.

This is a two image composite. The Moon, Jupiter and the plane are all one single image. I then took an overexposed image to bring up the Galilean Moons of (from left to right) Io, Callisto and Europa. Ganymede had already been occulted by The Moon.

18/02/2013
Canon 60D (Prime Focus)
10inch F/4 Newtonian Telescope
NEQ6 Pro Goto Telescope Mount set on Lunar Tracking
ISO 100
Single 1/200th of a second exposure for The Moon, Plane and Jupiter
Single 1/10th of a second exposure for the moons of Jupiter

"Fly Me To The Moons"


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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby tawilson » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:50 am

Betelgeuse
http://www.thehwk.net/
Copyright: Nicolás Villegas
betelgeusehwk70perc.jpg


M42-43 and NGC 1977

Copyright: Cesar Blanco
M42_HaSHO_1000.jpg


M81, M82 and the Integrated Flux Nebula
http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com ... =151&p=480
Copyright: Scott Rosen


Cassini Sheds Light on Cosmic Particle Accelerators
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space ... celerators
Copyright: ESA
viewtopic.php?t=30763


Belt and Sword

Copyright: Richard S. Wright
beltandsword.jpg


Asteroid 2012DA14
http://spaceweather.com/gallery/indiv_u ... ast14pef52
Copyright: Marco Fulle
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby wilsondm » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:12 am

Comet Panstarrs and Iridium Flare
Copyright: Luis Argerich
Comet Panstarrs and Iridium Flare.jpg


IC1805, the Heart Nebula
Copyright: Dennis van Delft
IC1805 Heart Nebula Narrowband.jpg


Solargraph Isle of Isle of Skye Bridge and Skye skies
http://www.johncbrown.org/
Copyright: John C. Brown
Solargraph Isle of Isle of Skye Bridge and Skye Skies.jpg


Orion Nebula
http://www.pbase.com/hobbynaut/
Copyright: Chuck Pavlick
Orion Nebula.JPG


M42
Copyright: Hemant Hariyani
M42.jpg


Panorama from Mars: Curiosity Rover's Self Portrait
Copyright: Andrew Bodrov
curiosity_sol-177-1.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby zema88 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:32 am

Ic 443, the Jellyfish Nebula
Copyright: Paolo Demaria
Full resolution: http://www.astrobin.com/32670/
Taken with Canon Eos450D and Skywatcher Newton 200/1000
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby nicola montecchiari » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:26 am

Markarian Chain
http://www.skymonsters.net
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby wilsondm » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:59 am

Saturn, the Moon, Venus and Mercury at Dawn
Copyright: Marcelo Magno T. Sales
2012-12-11.01. Saturn, Moon, Venus and Mercury at dawn.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby fausto.lubatti » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:49 pm

Moon, Jupiter and Pleiades


IMG_6410_finc1s.jpg


Yesterday evening there was a nice encounter of Moon and Jupiter in the Taurus constellation; the image shows Moon, Jupiter with two moons, Europa on the left and Ganymede on the right, and Pleiades on top right.
Shot taken at 18 Feb 2013 18:14 UTC, from Melegnano, Italy (coordinates 45.348300N, 9.304647E): the sky was clear but, because of air and light pollution, faint stars and nebulosity can't be seen.
The result is a combination of two pictures; both pictures taken with a normal tripod with the following camera data:

Camera Model Name: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Program: Manual
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
Lens Type: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

Moon exposure:
Modify Date: 2013:02:18 19:04:14
Exposure Time: 1/125
F Number: 8.0
ISO: 200
White Balance: Tungsten

Jupiter and star field exposure:

Modify Date: 2013:02:18 19:14:32
Exposure Time: 1
F Number: 4.0
ISO: 1600
White Balance: Tungsten

IMG_6410_finc2.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby ignacio_db » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Comets from the South

http://www.pampaskies.com/

Copyright: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

Lemmon hi-res: http://www.pampaskies.com/gallery3/var/ ... 04_SMC.JPG

Regards,
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby Rafeee » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:27 pm

Hi everyone!

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The hungarian zodiacal light above Zselic

Zselic perhaps the darkest place of Hungary. The Milky Way roar above this place. Early February, so I was curious to here how nice the zodiacal light. I was not disappointed. An average person would be too conspicuous.

This image consists of four small picture. The individual images were made on 18mm 60 second exposure time at ISO1600. Shooting while hoping that I do not get the foxes fighting. :-))

Have a nice day! :)
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby Bogdan Jarzyna » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 pm

The Rosette Nebula and NGC 2244 in Monoceros

http://www.starrysite.com/pliki/galeria ... um%204.jpg
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Ha, SII, OIII , R, G, B (15,15h) sub-frame Ha 1200s / SII, OIII 1200s binx2/ R,G,B 300s binx1
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby owlice » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:43 am

After Egress: Occultation of the Moon by Jupiter
http://www.jazzistentialism.com/blog
Copyright: Paul Luckas
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18-Feb-2013 Moon and Jupiter

Postby IanP » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:13 am

Just had enough time yesterday to process three photos taken during recent Moon-Jupiter occultation ..

- one for the Moon

- one (re-focused) for Jupiter

- and one (over-exposed) for the Jupiter’s Galilean Moons

Cam: 60Da

Scope: CPC925

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby photoszero » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:04 am

Milky way rising

I took this photo of the milky way rising from the top of Mt. Locke (in west Texas) home of the McDonald Observatory. You can see the Harlan J. Smith Telescope at the left side of the frame.
http://photoszero.com
Copyright: Sergio Garcia Rill
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby ftherrmann » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:19 am

Lower's Nebula
http://fth.bounceme.net/
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Southern Pleyades Jewel of our Southern Skies.

Postby matitoma » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:00 pm

This image was taken from San Antonio de Areco - Buenos Aires - Argentina

Image information:
Date: 1/2/13
Name: IC 2602 Southern Pleyades
Scope: Orion ED 80 w/focal reducer 0,85x working around at f=6.4
Camera: CCD Sbig ST-8300M -10°c
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 pro goto
Guiding: refractor 70 400 / Philips SPC-900 modified / Guidemaster
Exposures: LRGB 30,12.5,12.5, 12.5 Minutes -L bin 1x1 /RGB bin 2x2-
Location: Buenos Aires - San Antonio de Areco
Sky: Rural
Constellation: Carina
Magnitude: 1.6
SIZE: 100.0'
DISTANCE: 500 light years

More resolution here: http://www.starhunter.com.ar/ep-000-058.htm

southernpleiades.jpg

http://www.starhunter.com.ar/astrofotos ... 00-058.jpg


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Lappland Aurora ... a freaky ghost appeared

Postby starhopper-de » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:40 pm

A weak but pulsating Aurora (Type P) witnessed on a trip to Lappland in northern sweden.

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Image Link: http://www.starhopper.de/ap/2013-02-09-1h41m-UT.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Postby ftherrmann » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:06 pm

Asteroid over Huntsville, Alabama USA
http://fth.bounceme.net/

Believe it or not asteroids along with airplanes and satellites are flying over our heads every minute of every day. We just don’t pay much attention to them until they accidentally land on top of our houses!

Seeing these objects are pretty much a nightly occurrence when you’re imaging the sky. These are actually noise sources for the imager that have to be cleaned up in order to produce a good looking image.

This first animation is an asteroid that I caught last night. The angular distance from edge to edge of this animation is about 4/10ths of a degree which in practical terms is the sky obstructed by a pencil width at arm’s length. (Your little finger at arm’s length obscures 1 degree). This animation encompasses a time frame of five hours (30 frames @ 10 minutes each).


Copyright: Fred Herrmann All rights reserved.
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