Found Images: 2014 April

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Post by starsurfer » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:28 am

Draco Trio
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The edge on galaxy at the bottom is NGC 5981 and the spiral galaxy at the top is NGC 5985. In the middle is the shell elliptical galaxy NGC 5982.
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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

Post by bystander » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:07 pm


CXC: Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces
Spitzer: Professional and Amateur Quartet of Galaxies
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Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech;
Optical (M101, M81, M51): Detlef Hartmann, (Centaurus A): Rolf Olsen


This quartet of galaxies comes from a collaboration of professional and amateur astronomers that combines optical data from amateur telescopes with data from the archives of NASA missions. Starting in the upper left and moving clockwise, the galaxies are M101 (the "Pinwheel Galaxy"), M81, Centaurus A, and M51 (the "Whirlpool Galaxy"). In these images, X-rays from Chandra are in purple, infrared data from Spitzer are red, and the optical data are in red, green, and blue. The two astrophotographers who donated their images for these four images -- Detlef Hartmann and Rolf Olsen -- used their personal telescopes of 17.5 inches and 10 inches in diameter respectively.
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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

Post by owlice » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Wow! And here I thought M13 was my favorite globular cluster! It just might have to move over and share the bench!
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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

Post by starsurfer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:14 am

owlice wrote:
Wow! And here I thought M13 was my favorite globular cluster! It just might have to move over and share the bench!
M5 is ridiculously underrated, is seriously neglected by amateur astrophotographers.

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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

Post by starsurfer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:28 am

Hercules Galaxy Cluster (Abell 2151)
http://www.caelumobservatory.com/gallery/n6050.shtml
Copyright: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona This is my favourite galaxy cluster, I love all the interacting and peculiar galaxies. It is actually the galaxy cluster containing the most number of Arp peculiar galaxies with four in total. They are:

1. Arp 71: NGC 6045, the elongated galaxy at the centre.
2. Arp 122, NGC 6040A and NGC 6040B, the weird and wonderful interacting pair of spirals near the top left corner.
3. Arp 172, IC 1178 and IC 1181, the two dancing galaxies near the top right corner.
4. Arp 272: NGC 6050 and IC 1179, the interacting pair to the right of NGC 6045.

Another one that should have been included is IC 1182, the severely distorted galaxy near the bottom right corner. What looks like a jet is actually a tidal tail, read more here: http://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/20 ... a0295.html

A wider view shows even more peculiar galaxies!

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Post by owlice » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:36 pm

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

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Post by Sandgirl » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:10 pm

APOD - Flare over sundial
Copyrights: Danijel Reponj
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Rosette Nebula: April 2014
Copyrights: Shailesh B. Trivedi
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M82: Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major
Copyrights: Peter Nagy
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CALIFA: A panoramic view of the properties of galaxies
Credits: R. Garcia-Benito, F. Rosales-Ortega, E. Perez, C. J. Walcher, S. F. Sanchez & the CALIFA Team
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Easter Sun
Copyrights: Alan Friedman
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Milky Way and Auroras over Aldeyjarfoss
Copyrights: Stephane Vetter
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Mars April 2014
Copyrights: Richard Bosman
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Sun Halo over bridge
Copyrights: Göran Strand
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M109
Copyrights: Albert Barr
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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

Post by starsurfer » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:40 am

NGC 2655
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Copyright: Mark Elvov
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Post by starsurfer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:10 pm

Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237)
http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/gallery_Rosette.html
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/WISE Team

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Post by starsurfer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:50 am

Orion Nebula (M42) region
http://www.astrophoto.com/WildOrion.htm
Copyright: Tony Hallas
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Re: Found Images: 2014 April

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