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Jupiter, Europa on January 16th

Post by Efrain Morales » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:35 pm

Jupiter, Europa on January 16th, 01:35-03:08ut. The moon Europa transiting across the disc on the last image (right) the moon is between the South Equatorial Belt and the South Tropical Zone edge and casting its shadow. North is at bottom.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by mexhunter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:35 pm

Flaming Star Nebula.
Diffuse nebula in the constellation Auriga and owes its name to the variable star AE Aurigae, to give the impression that is burning.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

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The King of the Night Sky
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King of the Night Sky by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

I just received a new Ioptron Sky Tracker and was anxious to try it out for the first time. I am really amazed; it took me fifteen minutes to set it up and start tracking the stars. It is spot on and very accurate! This photo of Jupiter in the heart of Gemini was a stack of nine 30 second exposures taken with a Canon T2i (f/3.2 / ISO 800 / Canon 100 mm lens).

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Astrodude13 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:41 am

Rosette Nebula Narrowband3.jpg
This is an image of The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) that I took between the 17-18th. This is my first image of this object taken with Narrowband filters and colored with the Hubble Palette.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:38 am

Some more Hubble repeats, but people seem to like them. All credit as usual, Hubble team and scientists are awesome and Judy is just the processor. Please click through the thumbnails to view the large images.

M82
Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt
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NGC 604
Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt
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NGC 604 Core
Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA; Processing: Judy Schmidt
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Stephan's Quintet
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Ann » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:08 am

Greatpictures, geckzilla. My favorite is the NGC 604 core. What a stunner! :D

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ngc457 Owl Cluster in Cassiopea

Post by cfm2004 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:03 am

Date: September 6th, 2013
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Apo 130 f/6.9 on ASA DDM60PRO
CCD QSI 520wsi cooled -15
Unguided images
Baader CCD RGB filters
RGB: R 11x5min, G 11x5min, B 10x5min.
Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and Flat subtract
Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart4, StarTools, Fitswork4 and Paint Shop Pro X6

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by BudgetAstro » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Double Cluster in Perseus
Full details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/douggerman/10985764966/
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by michael vanhuysse » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:56 pm

Integrated flux nebula (IFN) and ngc 7479 in Pegasus.
this is an image which reveal particularly IFN near ngc7479.
IFN was imaged the first time by Steve Mandel in 2004, and with scientists collaboration , the Mandel-Wilson catalog was born.
Integrated Flux Nebula is the term coined to describe a nebula illuminated by the integrated visual and UV flux of the Milky Way.
this area in Pegasus never have been imaged with integrated flux nebula.
this image image is the fruit of collaboration from JP Cales (image acquisition) and me ,M. Vanhuysse (processing), with remote setup in south of spain in particularly high and dark area (5400 ft, 22 sqm meter), with astrograph 12" f3.6/stl 11k/paramount.
luminance 17* 420sec and RGB 5*600sec each (3 hours total) full : http://www.over-sky.fr/webimages/ngc7479_IFN_lrgb-8.jpg

thank you for potential submission.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Michael Deger » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:01 pm

M81/82 with integrated flux nebula (IFN)
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by starsurfer » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:11 am

michael vanhuysse wrote:Integrated flux nebulae (IFN) and ngc 7479 in Pegasus.
this is an image which reveal particularly IFN near ngc7479.
IFN was imaged the first time by Steve Mandel in 2004, and with scientists collaboration , the Mandel-Wilson catalog was born.
Integrated Flux Nebulae is the term coined to describe a nebula illuminated by the integrated visual and UV flux of the Milky Way.
this area in Pegasus never have been imaged with integrated flux nebula.
this image image is the fruit of collaboration from JP Cales (image acquisition) and me ,M. Vanhuysse (processing), with remote setup in south of spain in particularly high and dark area (5400 ft, 22 sqm meter), with astrograph 12" f3.6/stl 11k/paramount.
luminance 17* 420sec and RGB 5*600sec each (3 hours total) full : http://www.over-sky.fr/webimages/ngc7479_IFN_lrgb-8.jpg

thank you for potential submissions.
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Wow! I knew there was integrated flux nebulosity in Pegasus but didn't know there was any near NGC 7479!

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Antonio Costa » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:34 am

GREEN FLASH

I Take this pic on Mar. 17 2013 in Pontevedra, Spain looking to Ons Islands and Portonovo village.
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full size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_costa/12 ... 5/sizes/o/
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by PepeChambo » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:49 pm

Comet ISON on Serra Grossa

C/2012 S1 (ISON) @ 2013-11-22
Sigma 135mm f/4.5 lens + Canon EOS 350D camera (30×4 sec. at ISO 1600)

Comet ISON on November 22, 2013 one of the last images before desintegrate 6 days after during perihelion. Its brightness was at magnitude 4, although the light from dawn fill the sky already, can be perceived a tail of 2º long in shape of a narrow "V". The most brilliant object at left of image is the planet Mercury.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:10 pm

Antonio Costa wrote:I Take this pic on Mar. 17 2013 in Pontevedra, Spain looking to Ons Islands and Portonovo village.
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full size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_costa/12 ... 5/sizes/o/
I can't see your image here, Antonio, but I can see it at Flickr.

And wow, what a green flash!!! :D :D :D

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by philto » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:49 pm

hi to all, here the great Orion nebula taken in only 7 min of exposure.
HDR image obtain by fusion of 6 view : 4 , 2 , 1 min and 30, 15 , 8 sec at 1600 iso
self-made newton 275 mm F/3.3 + paracorr2 + EOS 5DMII
process by photomatix developped by HDRsoft

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Uranium235 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Cygnus loop supernova remnant.

Taken during September 2013, and first time using a full frame CCD.
18x600 Ha & OIII - combined as Ha/OIII/OIII (Synth green) x2 panes
80ED, Atik 383L+, NEQ6

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by marion165 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Tiny Crescent at Sunset
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Venus can be seen as a small crescent in this photograph taken on January 3, 2014. If you look closely you can just make out the crescent form in this image taken with a 100mm lens as Venus was nearing inferior conjunction.

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Post by Sandgirl » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:18 pm

Deep Widefield Orion Mosaic
Copyrights: Daniel Trueba
Mosaico_Orion_v9_small.jpg
NGC 7000 and IC 5067
Copyrights: César Blanco González
MOSAICO MUROS NGC 7000 - IC 5070_HaSHO_2000_small.jpg
Double Cluster in Perseus
Copyrights: Roberto Colombari
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Opportunity at Solander - 10 Years
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Edge on Spiral NGC 2683 (HST-Subaru Composite)
Image Credits: Composite Image from Multiple Data Sources \ Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler
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Green flash in Marseille - France
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by jeffj » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:37 am

M31 - Andromeda (plus Ha)
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Post by SkyViking » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:58 am

Into the Shadow of the Horsehead
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Copyright: Rolf Wahl Olsen Link to the full resolution image (3MB): http://goo.gl/IwdfjG

The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is without doubt one of the most recognized and fascinating objects in the sky. This iconic feature is formed by the sharp outline of a dark dust cloud, with a remarkable likeness to a horse's head, silhouetted against a brightly glowing patch of ionized Hydrogen (IC434) that is being energized by the hard ultraviolet radiation from nearby Sigma Orionis, a quintuplet star system lying just outside the top of the image.

I sought to process this image to show not only the traditional Horsehead silhouette but also the details of the dense dust cloud (Lynds 1630 molecular cloud) from which it emerges.
Visible in the foreground is a large looming shadow being cast by the Horsehead's tower of dust, appearing as a dark fan-shape all across the image down towards the bottom centre-left, intercepted on its left edge by the intricate bright blue reflection nebula NGC2023.
In contrast to the red emission glow, the reflection nebula is caused by light from the nebula's bright blue central stars which is being reflected off the surrounding dust.The brightest member of the central cluster is the B star HD 37903, a very young star with intense ultraviolet radiation that has carved a four light years wide cavity in the dust that we see as the reflection nebula.

Throughout the dark cloud, both in and below the Horsehead, are several small glowing reddish patches. These are the feeble lights from new stars being born in the cloud. Some of these are Herbig-Haro objects; the result of plasma jets ejected from young protostars which collide with the surrounding gas and dust and cause the glowing emission. Inside the bright blue nebula NGC2023 are also several brightly coloured wisps of emission patches, further hints of young stellar objects and the regions' overall complexity and beauty.

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Date: 7th, 8th, 9th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 31st December 2013 and 2nd, 5th, 6th, 9th January 2014
Exposure: LRGB: 460:65:65:60 mins, total 10 hours 50 mins @ -25C
Telescope: 12.5" f/4 Serrurier Truss Newtonian
Camera: QSI 683wsg with Lodestar guider
Filters: Astrodon LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Taken from my observatory in Auckland, New Zealand

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by geckzilla » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Very nice, Rolf!
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Post by Jost Jahn » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:09 pm

C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) near NGC 6384 at 2014 January 22
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Ann » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:31 pm

Very nice indeed, Rolf. I had never before seen, or noticed, that fan-shaped shadow cast by the Horsehead Nebula.

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