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Close to the Centre

Post by IanP » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:11 pm

Close to the Centre with a touch of Ha: domination of M8 & M20
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IC 2177

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Astromontufar » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:05 pm

Erupting Volcano under the Milky Way

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.


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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by varadinagypal » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:55 pm

Astrotrekkers (Csillagtúrázók)

Since 2013, every once in a while I take a group of people out of the city to a fairly dark place to wander around on the sky. In a nutshell: we hike for about an hour in the woods, reach a clear hilltop, we play the "invent your own constellations" game, I speak about both the cultural references and the hard science behind what's on the sky at the moment, wave a green laser pointer, then we take the group photo and head home. I call these public, free, naked eye observation events csillagtúra in Hungarian, which is a play on words. Csillag=star, túra=trekking/trip, csillagtúra=different trips taken from and returning to the same camp (see the shape of the trips on a map). Only after a year I realized that translated into English it is very-very-very close to... startrek :P.

This is one of those group photos, the best due to the unusually clear sky (otherwise light pollution would have ruined it).

URL: http://csillagtura.ro/csillagtura-lassa ... -oriontol/
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

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Whirlpool afloat
M51 Widefield
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Sandgirl » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:11 pm

NGC6188
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Is winter over?
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The full Moon over the Archway monument
Copyrights: Hugo Gonzalez Nieto
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Night sky over Joshua Tree National Park
Copyrights: Tim Hanko
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Aurora Borealis from Geodesic Observatory in Lapland
Copyrights: Juan Carlos Casado
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Jupiter with GRS - February 26th
Credits: SEN/D.Peach
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Auriga Area
Copyrights: Leonardo Orazi
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Venus & Mars from La Jolla Seacave
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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:17 pm

Trumpler 10 in Vela
Copyrights: José Joaquín Pérez
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Scorpius over Alps
Copyrights: Zbigniew Zembaty
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IC443 Nebula
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Sun on 7th of July 2014
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Star trails on top of the IAC-80 telescope at Teide Observatory
Copyrights: Antonio Martin-Carrillo
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Orion Star Trails
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Night sky over Navajo Trival Park
Copyrights: Patricio Foti
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Crux and Carina Region
Copyrights: Will Vrbasso
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Triple Conjunction
Copyrights: Juan Miguel Castillo Navarro
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Chris_Kennedy » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:06 pm

March 10th - Waning Gibbous Moon (83.5%)
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Jupiter, Europa Shadow, Callisto

Post by Efrain Morales » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:09 pm

Jupiter - GRS, Moons Europa (left) with its shadow and Callisto (right-not a shadow) on March 15th, 02:26ut. See animation At: http://www.jaicoa-observatory.com/J2015 ... im-EMr.gif North is top on animation.
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Saturn, Tethys, Enceladus - March 15th

Post by Efrain Morales » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:13 pm

Saturn and the moons Tethys (top-left) and Enceladus (top-right) on March 15th, 09:34ut. Under slightly better conditions from my last session. Now within two months from opposition.
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Post by Sandgirl » Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:51 pm

Milkyway Landscapes
Copyrights: Will Vrbasso
IMG_2006to2009v2 - PS_small.jpg
IMG_2013to2015 - PS_small.jpg
IMG_2039to2046 - PS_small.jpg
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Coast Aurora
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Zodiac Phantom
Copyrights: Tyler Sichelski
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Io eclipses Ganymede
Copyrights: John Sussenbach
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Night sky over Death Valley National Park
Copyrights: Tim Hanko
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The Aurora Painter
Copyrights: Göran Strand
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The Flaming Star Nebula
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Post by Sandgirl » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:19 pm

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2
Copyrights: Ernesto Guido & Nick Howes
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Solar halo
Copyrights: Michael D. Mortilla
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Stereo Jupiter
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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) and NGC 457
Copyrights: Jerry Lodriguss
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Sunrise behind Lick Observatory
Copyrights: William Phelps
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Constallation Orion
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Eta carina
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Seagul Nebula
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Steed » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:59 am

Flying Stars
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Milky way and fireflies, taken from Lake Natron, Tanzania.

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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Tamas Abraham » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:35 am

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) & delta Cassiopeiae
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by Lorenzo Comolli » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:57 pm

Waiting for the total eclipse from Faroe Islands
While waiting for the solar eclipse, we've observed a great auroral display. Unfortunately clouds, always present on these islands, partially covered the show. We really hope to have good luck on March 20!
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A huge hearth in the sky
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

Post by jimstar11gps » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:40 am

Subject: IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula (Ha, OIII, SII filters)
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Re: Submissions: 2015 March

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IC 2177 in Monoceros

Post by Kapkowski » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:57 am

Rich area of all kind od DS objects. Including VdB 93 ( Swan Head) VdB 95 ( Swan Heart), Sh2-295 - top of the picture and SH2-295 a bit lower.
Taken with Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200, STL 11000 and ASA DDM 60 mount. Unguided.

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jupiter's Moons Mutual Events-Callisto,Europa

Post by Efrain Morales » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:04 pm

Jupiter's Moons Mutual Events of Callisto Occulting Europa. On March 16th, 01:07ut - 01:55ut. See Animation At: http://www.jaicoa-observatory.com/J2015 ... im-EMr.gif . Not croped/enlarged. Equipment: LX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, PGR3 Ccd, TeleVue 3x Barlows.
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Aurora

Post by shaunnesy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:32 pm

Had first light with new Samyang 14mm lense a couple of nights ago (17th March) at Winterton on Sea, UK. Saw aurora for first time , through misty skies .
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Aurora, Milky Way and Flare

Post by shaunnesy » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:36 pm

On Isle of Mull , Scotland and took a few images of the night sky . Very dark sky


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Green over Blue

Post by PepeChambo » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:18 pm

2014Q2_150316_screen.jpg
Object/Date:
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) @ 2015-Mar-16

Description:
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on March 16, 2015 imaged at its maximum approach to Ruchbah star (delta cassiopeiae), the angular distance between them was 9 arcminutes. The strong blue brightness of the star leaves barely visible the comet tail that extends from greenish coma toward northeast outside of image field.

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Planewave 20" CDK reflector & FLI-PL11002M camera

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Remotely from Mayhill, New Mexico (USA)

Post link:
http://cometografia.es/verde_sobre_azul

Author:
José J. Chambó
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