Submissions: 2013 October

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby Sandgirl » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:19 pm

ALMA Reveals Ghostly Shape of ‘Coldest Place in the Universe’
Credits: NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA/Hubble; Raghvendra Sahai
More about: https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressreleases/alma-reveals-coldest-place-in-the-universe/
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Juno Earth Flyby mosaics
Copyrights: Kenneth Kremer
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Emu's Neck above one of the 12 Apostles
Copyrights: Alex Cherney
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Narrow band NGC 1499 - The California Nebula
Copyrights: Michael DeMita
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby Sandgirl » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:47 pm

M31 Andromeda
Copyrights: Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn and Stefano Cancelli
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NGC6729 / NGC6723 / NGC6726
Copyrights: Roberto Colombari
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Collinder 399 "The Coathanger"
Copyrights: Ezequiel Bellocchio
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Sh2-129 and OU4
Copyrights: Nicola Montecchiari
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NGC918
Copyrights: Mark Elvov
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Comet ISON C/2012 S1 On October 31st

Postby Efrain Morales » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:41 am

Comet ISON C/2012 S1 On October 31st, 09:17-34ut. Coma much denser now around the nucleus. Dust & Ion tails?.(Neg.).(17 x 1 minute Exp.) Equipment info on image.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby ArcticLightOle » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:11 am

This image was shot in the early hours of Halloween, Oct.31st.

As waiting for a forecasted CME to arrive I was out hunting for a great shot of the most fantastic astronomical phenomenon visible to the human eye from earth.
Although most of northern Scandinavia was cloudy, we were lucky to get a spot of clear skies over Tromsø, northern Norway.
Late October 30th a great auroral display appeared over Tromsø, northern Norway, which lasted way into October 31st and Halloween.

The display was one of the best I have ever seen! Multicolored auroras, curtains, rays, bands, needles, was all over the starry night for ours, well into Halloween day of Oct.31st.

My heart was beating fast as I did not want to miss this one, and I was panicking and frenetic searched for a good composition.
What is so excting and challenging with trying to shoot a good aurora photo is that you are NOT in control of where the auroras are in the sky, so making a good composition with the landscape is challenging!
However these old birch-trees worked well as arms reaching for that creature in the sky, and stretching for the skies I think they also make a nice connection between earth and space!

Sometimes aurora takes on shapes that makes your imagination go vivid. Not strange auroras are mentioned in so many folklores and myths.
I choose to call this shot "Creature", but what creature it is I leave up to the viewer :)

The hunt for the perfect aurora-pic still continues, but this may very well be my best shot as of today!
One thing is for sure, this wonderful astronomical phenomenon never cease to amaze me, and just the thoughts of the powers and amount of energy behind this display of light, makes you feel insignificant.

Creature
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby geckzilla » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:56 pm

Very nice, Ole. I love the trees in the foreground and how their sharpness contrasts with the softness of the aurora.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby ArcticLightOle » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:11 pm

geckzilla wrote:Very nice, Ole. I love the trees in the foreground and how their sharpness contrasts with the softness of the aurora.


Thank you Judy, appreciate it! :) - Ole

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby Jansalex » Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:15 am

A running man becomes a Haloween man.


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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby starsurfer » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:20 am

geckzilla wrote:Uh oh, Starsurfer might need new pants after that one, Lee. ;)

Late reply, geckie you are so wrong!! After that, I will be needing a new chair! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby AstroScience » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:23 pm

Comet ISON's Core and Bow Shock Effect.

Imaged with 2020mm SCT and DSLR Camera.

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Shot from Negev Desert, Israel.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Postby jimstar » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:03 am

Subject: IC 410 The Tadpoles (imaged with Ha & OIII NB filters)
Copyrights: James Collins
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