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Post by Sandgirl » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:34 pm

M51
Copyright: R. Colombari / C. Iaffaldano
Full size: http://www.astrobin.com/full/174824/0/?real=&mod=
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Lyrids Meteor 2013
Copyrights: John Chumack
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Moon, Aldebaran, & Venus
Copyrights: John Chumack
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Night Skies in Texas
Copyrights: Chester Leeds
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Goblin Valley
Copyrights: Brad Goldpaint
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Conjunction of Moon& Venus 21 April
Copyrights: Mohammad Javad Fahimi
Full size: http://spaceweathergallery.com/full_ima ... 3lqouhort3
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Melotte 15
Copyrights: César Blanco González
Full size: http://www.cieloprofundo.com/cesar/foto ... A_1500.jpg
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Jupiter and M44
Copyrights: Jose Vicente Díaz
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Berenice Trio
Copyrights: Bernard Michaud
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2015 04 23 Lyrids meteor in Yuncheng,China
Copyrights: Lamb Zhang
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Post by Sandgirl » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:09 pm

Antares and Mars
Copyrights: Paul Colenbrander
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Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary
Credits: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team
An article: http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1509/
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http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=34695

Comet 67/P on 15 april 2015
Credits ESA NAVCAM, processing by Giuseppe Conzo
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2M HCT and the Milkyway
Copyrights: Navaneeth Unnikirshnan
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Night sky over Alps
Copyrights: Emanuele Balboni
The rest of the hunter_forsubmittings2048_small.jpg
Moon, Venus and winter constellations
Copyrights: Tunç Tezel
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Astronomers Find Runaway Galaxies
Credits: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
An article: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2015-12
2015-12.jpg
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=34696

Lyrid Meteor & Two Stargazers
Copyrights: Jack Fusco
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Spring Milky Way - Arches National Park
Copyrights: Christopher Pruzenski
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Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto on March 30th, 2015
Copyrights: Steven Wissler
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Re: Submissions: 2015 April

Post by alfas » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:38 am

6 years of Saturn
by Rafael Defavari
http://rafaeldefavari.com

This image shows the tilting of Saturn towards Earth during the last 6 years - between Dec/2010 and April/2015 - since I started in astrophotography.

The bright spots near the planet's disk are some of its closest moons, appearing between the images. Despite the low quality of the first image, it is possible to observe a white smudge at Saturn's atmosphere - that was the great 2010 storm, that could be observed during a few months from Earth through telescopes.

The difference in quality between the images is due equipment upgrades and improvement of capture and processing techniques.

2010 - William Optics Megrez 90ED + Canon EOS 1000D
2011 - Celestron C8 + Canon EOS 1000D
2012 to 2015 - Celestron C8 + DBK21AU618.AS
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Post by stringdom42 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:09 am

Saturn and Titan Together
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Copyright: NASA / JPL / SSI / Val Klavans
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M42 Nebula in Team

Post by astroligu » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:10 am

Rolando Ligustri wrote: Hello everyone. This time it's not an image only mine, but a picture made by summing the work more Italian and foreign amateur astronomers and then elaborated by Giuseppe Donatiello. Thanks to the sum of many pictures you could get a high signal-to-noise ratio, so as to highlight all the plots of this beautiful Nebula. authors of original image: Claudio Bottari, Ruggiero Carpagnano, Giuseppe Donatiello, Marco Favuzzi, Andrew Genualdi, Rolando Ligustri, Tommaso Martino, Federico Pelliccia, Andrea Pistocchini,Bert Scheuneman, Stefano Schirinzi, Tim Stone, Paolo Zampolini. total exposure time: 40 hours
link for high res, https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GsD7 ... _small.jpg

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Post by josevtedm72 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:36 am

Conjunción Venus-Mercurio
http://www.josevicentediaz.wordpress.com, Imagen del 09/01/2015 desde Bugarra (Valencia) Spain
Copyright: Jose Vicente Díaz ]

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Post by Randy Shivak » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:04 pm

Imaged on April 21, 2015 using Astro-Physics 152mm F8 telescope fitted with DayStar Quantum PE .5 angstrom filter and Flea2 video ccd camera.
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Post by Sandgirl » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:41 pm

Lyrid Meteors over Crater Lake
Copyrights: Rick Whitacre
Larger size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricoshanchez/17250072591/
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New observatory - La Banderita La Pampa Argentina
Copyrights: Avila Damián
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Cygnus Wall
Copyrights: André van der Hoeven
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Moon, fireworks and Eiffel Tower
Copyrights: Isabelle Filippini
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Milky Way over Spain
Copyrights: Carlos Vega in collaboration with the Antares Astronomy Association of Students from the UAM, Spain
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M13 - the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
Copyrights: Reinhold Wittich
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Solar Hedgerow Prominence on the Sun 24/04/15
Copyrights: Mark Walters
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ISS over Wroclaw, Poland
Copyrights: Jacek Cembrowicz
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Eye of Sauron Galaxy (NGC 4151)
Copyrights: Antonio Fernandez
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Dark Doodad in Musca
Copyrights: Ezequiel Bellocchio
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Re: Submissions: 2015 April

Post by Rothkko » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:03 pm

tres lunas II
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Re: Submissions: 2015 April

Post by NBuer » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:31 am

Iridium Flare 59 and the Milky Way

Capture Time: 03:28 20th April 2015
Location: Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:11 pm

SuperMoon
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez
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Milky Way over Maryland Dove
Copyrights: Andy Padden
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Giant prominence - 25/04/2015
Copyrights: Alessandro Bianconi
Full size: http://www.astrobin.com/full/176149/0/
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M82
Copyrights: Marcel v/d Broek
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Simply blue Moon
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez
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NGC4517
Copyrights: Ron Brecher
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Saturn (March 4th, 2015)
Copyrights: Damian Peach
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Centre of the Galaxy
Copyrights: Kevin Jordan
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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:36 pm

Autumnal Elephant's Trunk Nebula
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez
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Earth to Moon solar filament
Copyrights: Göran Strand
GS_20150427_Sun_1500_small.jpg
The Moon and Beyond
Copyrights: Oliver Czernetz
Credits and copyrights: Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz; Additional Data for the Background: POSS-II
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IC 405
Copyrights: Armin Pressler
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Night sky over Iran
Copyrights: Mehdi Momenzadeh
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Fog Rainbow
Copyrights: Mary Hill
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NGC6888
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez
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Giant Prominence
Copyrights: Alessandro Bianconi
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The Sun - 21/04/2015
Copyrights: Joanna Bialek
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Re: Submissions: 2015 April

Post by Rothkko » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:58 pm

late of storm
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Submissions: 2015 April

Post by Guest » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:33 pm

For your perusal M27
A Hubble Palette image of M27 comprising of Ha, OIII and SII.

Ha - 8 hours
OIII - 34 hours 30 minutes
SII - 25 minutes

Total of 67 hours 30 minutes

Acquisition - Planewave 12.5" CDK, PME, QSI 583 8WSG CCD, Lodestar auto guider, TSX, Maxim DL.

Processing - Pixinsight 1.8

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ImageM27 by Julian Hancock, on Flickr

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Post by perezfotografia » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:48 pm

Path to eternal peace.

http://www.perezfotografia.es

Copyright: Álvaro Pérez Alonso y Jose Manuel Pérez Alonso

HD: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/499 ... ea/VL2.jpg

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Post by ildiora » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:53 pm

Argimusco twilight with Venus Taurus Cassiopea and Pleiades
www.dariogiannobile.com
Copyright: Dario Giannobile Between the Mediterranean sea and the volcano Etna, the upland of Argimusco stands towards the sky. An impressive and evocative place where different monoliths emerge from the ground. Recent studies demonstrated that the site has been used as a natural calendar in order to measure the seasons' cycle. In the next coming years the Argimusco could become the Mediterranean Stonehenge.

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Post by FranzHofmann » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:54 pm

M 53 and NGC 5053 - The unequal Brothers

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More details and higher resolution here: http://bine-und-franz.de/astrophoto/obj ... _ts130.htm

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Post by masahiro miyasaka » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Gourd Sakura and rape Big Dipper

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Gourd Sakura and rape Big Dipper by masahiro miyasaka, on Flickr

Kochi Prefecture Niyodogawa gourd Sakura
500 years old
This seed was staying in 8 months ISS from 2008.
After germination, the local elementary school students planted.
First flowers bloomed this year
Its flowers are 30m from this location

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Post by markg » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:41 pm

Primal Light
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Copyright: Mark Gee

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Primal Light by The Art of Night, on Flickr

When primal man first walked this Earth he would have been able to travel by starlight at night. There would have been no light pollution, and the bright galactic centre of the Milky Way would have been an incredible sight to see in the night sky. Thankfully there are still locations on Earth were you can experience this, but with two-thirds of the U.S. population and more than one-half of the European population having already lost the ability to see the Milky Way, it an experience that will be missed by many.

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Post by SpookyAstro » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:57 am

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex 4/19/2015, (Reprocessed 4/29/2015)

Copyright Tom Masterson


ImageRho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex 4/19/2015 (Reprocessed 4/29/2015) by tompmasterson, on Flickr

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Post by Infrared Vision » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:23 am

NGC 7380 Wizard Nebula in SHO Palette.

Image with 47 hours of exposure to get the most detail around the nebula.

Telescope TAKAHASHI TOA 130 APO+REDUCER @ f/5,6 (760 mm)
Mount TAKAHASHI EM400 TEMMA 2
Camera CCD QHY9 @-20º
Guide SBIG STV CAMERA + EZGUIDER 60mm.
Exposure Ha 30x30 min, OIII 31x30 min, SII 34x30 min. TOTAL 47,5 H.
Filters IDAS LPS, Ha Astronomik 6nm, OIII Baader, SII Baader

Data and high resolution image:
http://www.elfirmamento.com/galeria/n_b ... ard_g.html


Copyright: Manuel Fernandez Suarez
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Post by Rothkko » Fri May 01, 2015 7:36 pm

moon and saturn
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Re: Submissions: 2015 April

Post by rwittich_de » Fri May 01, 2015 8:44 pm

Valentine Rose SH2-174 in Cepheus

by Reinhold Wittich