Submissions: 2015 March

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by oksanen » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:25 pm

Bright Fireball over Finland on March 18, 2015 19.01 UT
http://www.taivaanvahti.fi/observations/show/35507
Copyright: Satu Juvonen email:sadumaaria@gmail.com

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Sandgirl » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:49 pm

M20, The Trifid Nebula
Copyrights: Bryan Cogdell
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Visible solar flares in East African sunrise
Copyrights: Andras Porffy
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Earthshine
Copyrights: Dylan O'Donnell
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St Patrick's Aurora
Copyrights: Francis Audet
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Orion and Pleiades 3000x_small.jpg
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IC 2177 - The Seagull Nebula
Copyrights: Bob Franke
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NGC 2264
Copyrights: Gerald Willems
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Aurora in Finnish Lapland
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Steam train and full Moon
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Sandgirl » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:16 pm

Aurora and pseudo craters at Skútustaðagígar, north Iceland
Copyrights: James Woodend
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Colours of the Moon
Copyrights: Alain Paillou
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M1 (Crab Nebula)
Copyrights: Reinhard Mizar
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Panoamic vista aurora from Gullfoss
Copyrights: Juan Carlos Casado
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Jupiter, Calysto, Io and Ganymede
Copyrights: Leo Aerts
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Europa overtakes Io - 11/03/2015
Copyrights: Leo Aerts
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Green over Blue
Copyrights: José J. Chambó
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Equinox
Copyrights: Uma Maheswari
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Sandgirl » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:30 pm

Aurora Borealis
Copyrights: Colin Chatfield
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Astromontufar » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:13 am

At the top of the Volcano

Guatemalan Volcanic Chain, as seeing from the top of Volcan Santa Maria (3,700meters) Above sea level. The volcanoes you can see at the top are: Tolimán, Santiago, Siete Orejas, Atitlán, Chicabal, Lacandón, Fuego, Agua, Acatenango, Tacaná & Tajumulco & Santiaguito, the Image contains: Tolimán, Atitlán, Fuego, Agua, Acatenango.

The Erupting Volcano is Volcán de Fuego.

All under the Milky Way.

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At high altitude you get the chance to see the world in a different perspective, reaching the top is not easy, hicking trought hard paths are always the hard test of prooving your will.
It took some hard time to get to the top, around 5 hours, then work at temperatures under zero, I tried to sleep while the Moon was still above the horizon, then after a really hard time with cold weather I went out of my tend and walk around the top of the volcano named Santa María, I tried to look for some safe place to cover my self from the wind speed and cold, I wasn't able to find a good spot where I can see the Milky Way from without the wind speed, so I ust startshooting, some or most of my pictures where affected by the wind speed, any way, when I was alone at at the top, with the Galaxy we belong too and the volcanoes of the country I was born, I was so impressed by the beauty of nature and how powefull the Universe can be.
The foreground shows, part of my scenario, the Santa María Volcano, also it shows at the bottom left, the Volcanos around the Atitlan Lake, Volcan de Agua, Acatenango, Fuego and Pacaya the volcano that is erupting in the image was the Fuego Volcano, you can see the lava... I called this Extreme Astrophotography!

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Rothkko » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:15 am

127" . atardecer
camera on equatorial mount. of ecuatorial collection. more https://twitter.com/perezrayego
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happy march equinox!!
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Partial solar eclipse in H-Alpha

Post by LuigiF » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:16 am

The partial solar eclipse as observed from southern Italy yesterday
Time: 9:33 UT (March 20th 2015)
Location: Bari - Italy
Lunt 60HaPT+webcam Point Grey Chamaleon

Author: Luigi Fiorentino

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by astrosirius » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:26 pm

The dance of galaxies M81-M82 between the IFN nebulosity

Observatory: Astrosirius-Àger-Lleida.
Average measured SQM: 21,4 mag/arcseg2 (Unihedron SQM-LU)

Mount: Losmandy G11 Gemini II (ovision)
Telescope: Takahashi Epsilon 180 ED f2.8
CCD: Moravian G2-8300
Guiding: EZG 60 + QHY5 mono

Exposures:
25-Feb-2015 : L 3x180 seg
26-Feb-2015 : L12x180 seg
10-March-2015 : L 36x180 seg
11-March-2015 : L 22x180 seg
13-MarzovObservatorio: Astrosirius-Àger-Lleida.
Valor medio SQM: 21,4 mag/arcseg2 (Unihedron SQM-LU)

Montura: Losmandy G11 Gemini II (ovision)
Telescopio: Takahashi Epsilon 180 ED f2.8
CCD: Moravian G2-8300
Guidao: EZG 60 + QHY5 mono

Exposiciones:
25-Feb-2015 : L 3x180 seg
26-Feb-2015 : L12x180 seg
10-March-2015 : L 36x180 seg
11-March-2015 : L 22x180 seg
13-March-2015 : L 30x180 seg
13-March-2015 : R 10x300 seg -- G 10x300 seg -- B 10x330 seg.

Procesado: Pixinsight 1.08.03

Saludos cordiales,-2015 : L 30x180 seg
13-Marzo-2015 : R 10x300 seg -- G 10x300 seg -- B 10x330 seg.

Processed: Pixinsight 1.08.03

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Steed » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:38 pm

Solar Eclipse Sequence from Longyearbyen
Copyright: Chen Jiajun

On March 20, the Moon's umbral shadow tracked across Longyearbyen, Svalbard. A series of exposures follows the progress of the total solar eclipse in this composite image. From the beginning to the end, the eclipse lasted more than 2 hours, the sun barely rised, but parallel to the horizon , slowly moving westward, because Longyearbyen is within the Arctic Circle. At the total phase, lasting about 2 and half minutes for that location, an otherwise faint solar corona shimmers around the eclipsed disk.
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Steed » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:44 pm

Solar Corona from Total Solar Eclipse 2015
Copyright: Zhu Huiwei

On March 20, the Moon's umbral shadow tracked across Longyearbyen, Svalbard. At the total phase, lasting about 2 and half minutes for that location, an otherwise faint solar corona shimmers around the eclipsed disk.
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Rothkko » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:06 pm

Steed wrote:Solar Corona from Total Solar Eclipse 2015
Copyright: Zhu Huiwei
magnífico

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by MaPa » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:50 pm

Big Sharpless SH2-264
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Copyright: Marcin Paciorek
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Post by IO_12 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Comet between open cluster and nebulae
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on March 21st 2015
Copyright: Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov @ Irida Observatory
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Jose Luis Sánchez » Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:38 pm

Panoramic Valmayor reservoir, the Sierra de Guadarrama

Copyright: Jose Luis Sánchez
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Panoramic Valmayor reservoir, the Sierra de Guadarrama
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by whwiii » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:42 pm

M76 in Nitrogen II Oxygen III and Helium II a rainbow in space
http://astrowhw.blogspot.com/2015/03/m7 ... ow-in.html
Copyright: William Warden a quick blink of the mono channels for this one showed me that the brightest signal areas were not quite completely separated
which means a scientifically assigned color pallet will coincidentally give the full spectrum...
a rainbow in space
more details in blog entry above.

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Astromontufar » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:32 am

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2
PNV J18365700-2855420
Milky Way Core

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Sergio Montúfar

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Post by Astromontufar » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:07 am

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2
PNV J18365700-2855420
Milky Way Core

8x30s
70mm
iso6400
f5.6


Sergio Montúfar

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Post by manfred_konrad » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:54 am

Unusual view of the solar eclipse
http://www.astrofotografie-laupheim.de/
Copyright: Manfred Konrad

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Post by astrofotografen.se » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:34 pm

Moon Venus Conjunction Selfie
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Copyright: Göran Strand Last night I flew back home to Sweden from the Faroe Islands after seeing the total solar eclipse. During my flight over the Nordic Sea I had the most beautiful view outside my airplane window. A crescent moon and planet Venus conjunction that was with me for a great deal of the trip. So here's my first ever Moon/Venus selfie I've taken, I took it through the airplane window at 10.000 m. (30.000 feet) above the ground.

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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:21 pm

M51
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The amazing blue aurora
Copyrights: Mia Stålnacke
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Aurora from Iceland
Copyrights: Óscar Blanco
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Fuel dump from rocket launched from Florida on March 12, 2015
Copyrights: Regis E. Krug
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Aurora Borealis from the Netherlands
Copyrights: Jan Ruers
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Stable Auroral Red Arc
Copyrights: Jason Brownlee
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Orion Spring
Copyrights: Bill Dickinson
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The Big Dipper
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The Glory
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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:37 pm

ISS Pass/ Venus-Mars conjunction
Copyrights: Martin Dine
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Jupiter With Ganymede Transit Shadow While Occulting Europa
Copyrights: John Taylor
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Vernal Equinox 2014
Copyrights: Roland Christen
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Colourful sky
Copyrights: Parker Waller
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Nova in Sagittarius
Copyrights: Ajay Talwar
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Aurora
Copyrights: Stan Honda
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Sandgirl » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:01 pm

The Sun, Mar 9 2015
Ron Brecher
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Shadowbands
Copyrights: Laffen Jensen
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Aurora Borealis - panorama
Copyrights: Martin Fransson
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Sunrise behind Lick Observatory on the day of the Vernal Equinox
Copyrights: William Phelps
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Markarian's Chain
Credits and copyrights: Data: NASA/ESA/ESO/NAOJ/Paglioli; Overall copyright: Colombari/Paglioli
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Aurora from ship
Copyrights: Martina Exnerová
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The Sun on the First Day of Spring
Copyrights: Ron Brecher
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Zodiacal light
Copyrights: P-M Hedén
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The Witch's Head nebula
Copyrights: Sergio Bove
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Southern autumnal burning
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Dobsonion » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:37 am

Messier Imaging Marathon Megaposter

Our small team used a remotely-controlled private telescope to image all 110 objects in one night. This 11304x6459 pixel poster was created during imaging, and finished a few hours later.
http://www.astrobin.com/166576/D/
Copyright: Brian Ottum

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by philto » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:15 am

Solar activity 23th of March.
204 mm refractor / h-alpha light.
image © Philippe TOSI