Submissions: 2014 December

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Stefan Westphal » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:33 pm

Omega Centauri - NGC 5139

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Stefan Westphal » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:37 pm

The Corona Australis Complex - NGC 6729

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

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M20
Copyrights: Francesco Antonucci and Roberto Colombari
Full size: http://www.astrobin.com/139885/B/
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M8: The Lagoon Nebula
Credits and Copyrights: Data from Spitzer Space Telescope; Image assembly and processing Robert Gendler
Full size: http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M8-Spitzer.html
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M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
Credits and copyrights: Data from Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), NOAO, The Spitzer Space Telescope (JPL); Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler
Full size: http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M31-Spitzer.html
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Constellations
Credits and Copyrights: Dennis Asfour and Lucas Ferreira
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Astronomers Identify Gas Spirals as a Nursery of Twin Stars through ALMA Observation
Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Takakuwa et al.
An article: http://alma.mtk.nao.ac.jp/e/news/pressr ... ation.html
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Fireball
Copyrights: Jack Fusco
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IC1795 the Fishhead Nebula
Copyrights: Bill Snyder
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Cassiopeia, The Queen
Copyrights: Jerry Lodriguss
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Sandgirl » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:13 pm

NGC7635 - Bubble Nebula
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez
Full size (black & white): https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3948/153 ... bcd0_o.jpg
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Geminids over Great Wall of China
Copyrights: Steed Yu & NightChina.net
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IC1396
Copyrights: Bruce Bartle
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NGC 2207 and IC 2163: Galactic Get-Together has Impressive Light Display
Image credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/S.Mineo et al, Optical: NASA/STScI, Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
An article: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/ngc2207/
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Rotating Sky above Sydney
Copyrights: Ajay Talwar
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Jupiter, Ganymede and Io
Copyrights: Andrea Vanoni
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The Trapezium Cluster and Surrounding Nebulae
Copyrights: László Francsics
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Sandgirl » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:18 pm

Aqueous Moon
Copyrights: Manolo Rodríguez
Aqueous Moon 2014 08 19 -2,35 UT mark_jpg.jpg
The Soul Nebula
Copyrights: Ron Brecher
IC1848 9hr10m HaRGB Dec 2014_small.jpg
Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star (artist impression)
Image credit: A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
An article: https://public.nrao.edu/news/pressrelea ... pluto-alma
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http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=34219

Mars - opposition 2014
Copyrights: Stefano Quaresima
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Langrenus - 2014/10/10
Copyrights: Stefano Quaresima
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Jupiter-like sunset
Copyrights: Robert Kaffan
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Jupiter by the Mushroom
Copyrights: Luis Argerich
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Sandgirl » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:39 pm

Geminid Meteor Shower
Copyrights: Petra de Ruyter
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Sky Full of Fish Scales
Copyrights: Warren Anderson
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Eagle & Swan - A Widefield Mosaic
Copyrights: Oliver Czernetz
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Clouds
Copyrights: Denny and Tracy Haver
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by MalcolmPark » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:31 am

On December 13th and 14th the annual Geminid Meteor shower peaked.
There was a last quarter moon rising at 11:30pm so plenty of time to observe meteors.
Here's one of them, with Gemini upper right.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Goudig » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:27 pm

M42, the great Orion Nebula in HST palette
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by rwittich_de » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:47 pm

Aurora over Alaska
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M13

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IC5070

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NGC7822

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by marion165 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:09 pm

Geminid Meteor Shower 2014
https://flic.kr/p/qnpPi9
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

ImageGeminid Meteor Shower 2014 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

A bright Geminid meteor was captured just to the west of Orion in this twenty second exposure.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Rothkko » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:59 pm

blue in the evening
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by nvc123 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Tadpoles of IC410, a LHa-RHaGB/LHa-RGB picture, total exposure time=4.32hours, picture size 66%
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Copyright: Niels V. Christensen A LHa-RGB Picture Color variant
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by cbakley » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:37 pm

Today I want to submit my latest Solargraph! This solar graph is 6 months worth of the suns movement over the jersey shore. As captured through a Do It Yourself pinhole camera! Hope you all enjoy :)

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Astromontufar » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:30 am

The sky in the Ground and the Ground in the Sky

Two image composition. The image of the sky was facing south, the image of the ground was facing east. So I was not able to get good sky while I was in the plane returning home, but the ground was lighted by the moon, blending the image I took from the ground in the airplane with a sky picture I took while back I was able the get a ISS look from the earth.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Astromontufar » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:32 am

Moonlight

Earth as seeing from my window. I spend a lot of time doing some Astrophotos and Earth pictures while traveling back home, I just love to see how moonlight paints the nightscape seeing from an airplane.


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The evening after - Geminid meteors composite

Post by lgym » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:09 am

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The night of the shower peak was behind clouds but the evening after, on 14th December I had a chance of some meteor hunting. Although the circumstances were very far from being good, high humidity, shallow fog and also some clouds were present, still I had 3 hours of Geminids with lots of beautiful bright meteors. The most beautiful was a green, -6 mag. bright fireball.
I created a composite of the Geminids that fell into my field of view.
The bigger size of the pic is here: http://kepfeltoltes.hu/141215/1214_gemi ... es.hu_.jpg
Photoes taken with Nikon D5100, Tokina 11-16 lens @ 11mm, near my hometown, Veszprem, Hungary

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Steed » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:13 pm

Geminids 2014
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Copyright: Steed Yu & NightChina
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One night Before the Maximum of the Geminids, I captured more than 20 meteors in 140 minutes. What a great meteor shower!

Photo details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D;Focal Length: 24mm; Aperture: f/1.8; Exposure Time: 15 s for each shot; ISO: 8000, more than 20 exposure are stacked.

Huaer tai, Fangshan district, Beijing, China.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Sandgirl » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:52 pm

Geminid meteor shower
Copyrights: Majid Ghohroodi
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Full Moon
Copyrights: Arnab Seth
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Geminid meteor shower
Copyrights: Jeff Dai
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Geminid fireball over Mount Balang
Copyrights: Alvin Wu
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Geminid Meteor Shower Mosaic 2014
Copyrights: Gabriel Funes
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Geminids meteor shower
Copyrights: Richard G. Sands
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Geminid Meteors over Ice Lake
Copyrights: Wang Letian
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Geminid Meteor Shower as seen from Joshua Tree National Park
Copyrights: Justin Carrasquillo
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Moonset and Milky Way arching out from Aoraki Mount Cook
Copyrights: Mike Mackinven
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Geminids meteor on YULONG Jokul , YUNAN, CHINA
Copyrights: Luocheng
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by ildiora » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:07 pm

Geminidi 2014
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Copyright: Dario Giannobile 12/12/2014 Alignment between The Moon, Regulus, Jupiter and a Gemindi.

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Geminids 2014

Post by philhart » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:46 pm

Geminid meteors captured over two nights from central Victoria, Australia, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December 2014.

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Canon 6D and 24mm lens. Background image is 30 secs @f2.8, ISO3200. Meteors captured in individual frames of 2-3 secs, @f1.4, ISO6400. I rolled nearly 9000 of these very short images over two nights from two different locations to capture these few meteors. This composite places each meteor in its correct position relative to the stars and constellations so you can see the position of the radiant in the constellation Gemini at the bottom of the frame with Orion in the centre.

One long earth-grazing meteor on the right hand side lasted through three exposures, with short gaps in the trails between the rapid exposures.

http://philhart.smugmug.com/CometsAndMe ... /i-JTcxX5m

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by mexhunter » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:29 am

Eyelashes of the mountain.
Crepuscular rays at sunset.
Chipinque, San Pedro NL Mexico.
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