Submissions: 2014 January

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Sunspot Group AR1944 - January 6th

Post by Efrain Morales » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:52 am

The large Sunspot Group AR1944 in the last ten years on January 6th, 16:10ut. The M4-class explosion from sunspot AR1944 on Jan. 4th and is expected to deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Jan. 7th. A two panel mosaic.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by vanamonde81 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:15 am

Analemma of the Sun
Copyright: György Soponyai

This Analemma picture of the Sun was taken in Budapest, Hungary with Canon EOS 5D Mk II camera and Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/F2.8 lens.
Standing at the bank of river Danube and facing East you can see some office buildings, the Hungarian National Theater, the Palace of Arts and the Eastern pillar of Rákóczi Bridge. The solar photos were taken between 2013-01-29 and 2014-01-06 at 08:00 the morning (local time), and the foreground in 2013-11-28 early afternoon.

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Photo details: 2013.01.29. - 2014.01.06. Budapest, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/F2.8
Solar disks: 33 x 1/8000, F2.8, ISO 100
foreground: 3 x 1/80, F8, ISO 200

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by varadinagypal » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:23 pm

EN: As an analemma-photographer, let me congratulate.
HU: Mint analemma-fotós, hadd gratuláljak. Van-e részletes cikked?

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by felopaul » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:14 pm

IC63 in HaRGB
Full-size : http://www.felopaul.com/galerie/photo40f.jpg
info : http://www.felopaul.com/galerie/photo40m.jpg

Copyright: Laurent BOURGON & Didier Chaplain
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Setup : CDK20" on Paramount ME2 with Moravian G4-16803
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by IO_12 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:40 pm

Tidal Streams in NGC 474, NGC 470, NGC 467 (Arp 227) - Interacting Early-Type Galaxies (ETGs) in Pisces

http://www.irida-observatory.org

Copyright: [url=mailto://info@irida-observatory.org]Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov[/url]

NGC 474 is the huge elliptical galaxy with the numerous tidal tails. NGC 470 is the spiral galaxy next to it, located at the same distance (~100 million light years). The faint, wide arcs or shells of NGC 474 could have been formed by a gravitational encounter with neighbor NGC 470.

LRGB combination - 28:15 hours
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Higher resolution and more information is available on the website ...

Thank you for looking ...

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flaring sun rising over crater

Post by AlexDzierba » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:44 pm

Shot of the flaring sun rising over Koko crater, on the east side of Honolulu. This image was taken at 8:49 Hawaii time (18:49 UT). AR1944 looms large towards the center of the disk.

DMK51 camera on a Coronado solar telescope with H-alpha filter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32859947@N08/11824262506/
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Sullij » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:48 am

Calcium K Line Image of Active Region 1944

As the Solar polar reversal continues the southern equatorial band dominates the surface activity. Active region 1944 is definitely one of the most impressive active regions of the solar cycle 24 to date.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by K7VF » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:46 am

Cone Nebula NGC 2264
Copyright: Jeff Husted Website: http://www.crabnebula.us
Click here to view larger image and image info: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnusloop ... /lightbox/
Location: Tehachapi, California.
Equipment: Televue NP127is at f4.1; Atik 383L+; Atlas EQ-G; Astrodon 3nm Ha and E series LRGB filters
Processing: Images Plus; AIP4WIN; Registar; PS Elements.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by andysea » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:45 am

From the Horse head to M78 Link to full size image (large file)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/1183 ... 7704_o.jpg
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Crescent Venus in the Evening Sky

Post by Florian Kainz » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:35 am

A few minutes after sunset, and just before fog rolling in through the Golden Gate covers it, a narrow crescent Venus is visible above the Eucalyptus trees in the Presidio of San Francisco. Since Venus is already pretty low in the sky, atmospheric refraction spreads its light into rainbow colors (look at the full-resolution version of the picture to see the colors in the crescent).

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Crescent Venus by fksr, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by chenkuan0716 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:39 am

2014 Quadrantids Meteor Shower in Taiwan

Time: 2014/1/3 19:10-21:25 UTC (total 17pics)
Location: Tatachia, Taiwan
Optics: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 24mm f/3.2
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: 20s/pic at ISO3200

Copyright: Kuan Chen
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by MikeWiles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:23 pm

NGC 1333 - Dusty star forming region in Perseus
NGC1333_LRGB_23_3Hrs_20140107_Medium.jpg
Here's a link to more information about the image: http://www.astrobin.com/71638/

Here's a link to a larger version: http://www.astrobin.com/full/71638/0/

Finally, a link to the full resolution image: http://www.astrobin.com/full/71638/0/?real=&mod=
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Rothkko » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:03 pm

little blue green flash
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crepuscular rays
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moon at sunset
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by Outters.Nicolas » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:37 pm

LDN907 narrowband
TEC 140 and Proline FLI with Astrodon SII Ha 5nm and OIII 3nm
http://outters.fr/LDN907-tec140-proline-s2Hao3.html
Full version : http://outters.fr/images%20site%20astro ... Hao3-7.jpg
Copyright: Outters Nicolas
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Jupiter, GRS - January 5th

Post by Efrain Morales » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:37 pm

Jupiter, GRS on January 5th, 02:24ut,03:21ut. Within hours of its close approach to Earth ( Opposition ). Equipment: LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, Flea3 Ccd, TeleVue 3x barlows, Astronomik RGB filter set at 55 sec. per channel.
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Jupiter, Oval Ba - January 8th

Post by Efrain Morales » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:40 pm

Jupiter, Oval Ba on January 8th, 03:07 under above average conditions. Equipment: LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, Flea3 ccd, TeleVue 3x barlows, Astronomik RGB filter set at 55 sec.per channel.
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AR 1944 in Good Seeing !

Post by Randy Shivak » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:16 pm

SunD_R_08_01_2014_175431_g5_b3_ap392.jpg
Captured with AP 152mm at 2400mm EFL White Light
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by mmcbee » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:48 am

The Horsehead-
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by asim » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:54 am

Caption: Sunspots
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by alex.tudorica » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:27 pm

NGC 660
A fine example of a polar ring galaxy, NGC 660 is over 20 million light years away in the constellation of Pisces. Polar ring galaxies have a large population of gas, dust and stars orbiting the galaxy in a ring-like feature. The image was taken with the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope in La Palma and the new PFIP CCD camera, being the first light image for this instrument.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27891676@N05/
Copyright: Alex Tudorica and Ovidiu Vaduvescu
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by stefanopalmieri » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Elice e Cynosura on Mount Vettore (central Apennines, Italy)

Nikon d700, Samyang 14mm 2,8 @3,2 - 30 sec. @ 1600 iso

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_DSC4991_pt di stefano_palmieri, su Flickr



The Hunter, 25x5min from San Polo dei Cavalieri (Roma, Italy) + 5x5 min. from Forca Canapine (Ascoli Piceno, Italy) - Nikon 28 2,8 ais @3,2 e 1600 iso + 10x5min. @ 1600 iso with Nikon 85 f1,8 @f4 for witchhead nebula (IC 2118) region
Canon 40d Central Ds - Elab. Iris, Registar, Pixinsight e Ps Cs6

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orione_nikon_28_Ai_s_30_25_pose_5_minuti_1600_iso_san_polo_più_5_forcastellar_red di stefano_palmieri, su Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

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Mars - January 9th

Post by Efrain Morales » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:26 pm

Mars on January 9th, 10:31ut. At above average conditions. Top: Sinus Sabeaus, Meridiani regions at left Arabia region. Misty high altitude clouds at the right side of the limb. Lower North polar hood.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 January

Post by rwright4930 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:24 am

The Heart and Moon

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No, this is not one exposure, but both images were taken with the same camera and lens, with a hydrogen alpha narrow band filter. It shows a number of things. One is the relative size of a common deep sky astrophotography target compared to the moon. Many people think there's huge magnifications involved, it's really about light gathering power... speaking of which, the image of the moon was .03 seconds and the image of the heart nebula was 20 minutes... 1200 seconds, or 40,000 times longer! On top of that, the heart image was "stretched" or brightened in photoshop to be about 20 times brighter than when captured, which makes the moon 800,000 times brighter than this nebula (at least in Hydrogen Alpha light)!

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