Submissions: 2016 January

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Glima49 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:37 am

Star Forming Region S106
Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive
Copyright: Processed by Brandon Pimenta
Also known as Polarissima and ErrorName629.
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Hiigara » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:03 am

Milky Way from Pic du Midi Observatory

Copyright: David Néel ... 973425.jpg

On bottom left, white dome is the solar telescope CLIMSO. On bottom right we can barely see 1m telescope dome used by the NASA to map Moon during Apollo missions.
At the center of the view, there is the summer triangle.
On top we can see an airglow and light pollution of Tarbes lowland (fr).
I used a sony alpha 900 on tripod (no stars traking) 20s/3200iso 18mm/f3.5
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by geissi » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:55 pm

Dear deep-sky image friends,

today I'd like to show my latest image of Heart & Soul - IC1805 + IC1848.
You also can find the famous double cluster h/chi Persei
in the lower left, as well as some planetaries, for example Sharpless 200 in the upper right.


Here you can find a higher resolution image: ... 200mm.html


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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by moonrocks » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:12 pm

Jim Deligeorgopoulos

Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Jim Deligeorgopoulos » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:25 pm

California nebula(NGC 1499)
The beautiful California nebula taken from my observatory at Evrytania Greece.

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Jupiter, GRS, The moons Ganymede, Io

Post by Efrain Morales » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:59 pm

Jupiter, GRS, The moons Ganymede (top), Io (bot) on January 5th, 08:44ut.
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Ajay Narayanan » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:47 am

NGC 1672
Full resolution image here shows many faint galaxies, some visible through the disk of NGC 1672.

Data for this image was collected by the following 1m telescopes operated by the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) Network: 1m-04, 1m-05 and 1m-09 located at Cerro Tololo, Chile. The Principal Investigator for this data set was BJ Fulton. I used data from the public archive of the observatory.

Individual images acquired with the following filters were stacked to generate the final image.
Red: SDSS I' (centered at 7545 and with a width of 1290 Angstroms): 66x 5 mins
Green: Bessell V (centered at 5448 and with a width of 840 Angstroms): 89 x 5 mins
Blue: Bessell B (centered at 4361 and with a width of 890 Angstroms): 67 x 5 mins

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Davide Manca » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:11 am

Copyright: Davide Manca

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by tommy_nawratil » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:17 am

IC405/410 first light with Astrel 8300 standalone CCD camera
Full res and details on Astrobin:

New kid on the block!
This lightweight camera has a Linux computer on board for controlling everything,
I was able to frame, focus and program the sequence via my mobile/WiFi and
collct the data later with the laptop from indoors. It also controls your guidecam
and allows for dithering the frames.

a happy 2016 and cs to all

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by fusky » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:06 pm



Curious effect that occurs in a long exposure photography due to the rotation of the earth.
This effect occurs only if we are oriented to the east or west. Called celestial Ecuador.
The total time of this photograph is 50 minutes

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Sandgirl » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:56 pm

Comet Catalina, Venus and Zodiacal Light from Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos
Copyrights: Juan Carlos Casado
Heart Nebula - IC1805
Copyrights: Ivan Izquierdo
Rosette Nebula
Copyrights: Haim Huli
Full size: ... ateposted/
New Year's comet Catalina
Copyrights: Joe Bruce
Two seasons of Lake Bozcaarmut
Copyrights: Tunç Tezel
C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec 17th)
Copyrights: Damian Peach
Full size: ... 2_17dp.jpg
Moon and Jupiter
Copyrights: Richard Jaworski
MOON-JUPITER 010116.jpg
Lagoon and Trifid Nebula
Copyrights: Ivan Izquierdo
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Starry village in Iran, Kashan
Copyrights: Majid Ghohroodi
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Milky Way and Perseids
Copyrights: Neil Butcher
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Copyrights: Roberto Colombari
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Milky Way over Tourega
Copyrights: José Nuno Rosado
Orion rising over the Himalayas
Copyrights: Jeff Dai
Nepal - Orion rising over the Himalayas_small.jpg
Milky Way
Copyrights: David Forteza Azcona
LP & Air Glow_small.jpg
Milky Way and the zodiacal light.jpg
Mosaic Alcarria_small.jpg
Orion Nebula
Copyrights: Leonardo Delgado Ariza
Milky Way in Casanare
Copyrights: Leonardo Delgado Ariza
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Eta Carinae Nebula
Copyrights: Jaspal Chadha and Luiz Duczmal
Laser Guide Star
Copyrights: Felipe Pedreros
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by nvc123 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:46 am

M1, the Crab Nebula, improved processing versions
Copyright: Niels V. Christensen
The Lum part, The Lum/color version,

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Petr H. » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:06 am

Winter sky in Kalahari desert
Copyright: Petr Horalek
This intimate view I was witnessed from Kalahari desert last year, as I was capturing the winter sky from Botswana. The image was capturen in windy night from 12 to 13 September 2015, which was followed by unique partial solar eclipse the very next morning. The sky was full of the brightest stars – Sirius, Achernar and Canopus. Faint part of the rising Milky Way showed up above the dusty horizon with numerous emission nebulae like Gum nebula (Vela), the Barnard’s loop (Orion), Rosetta nebula (Monoceros) or the California nebula (Perseus), unfortunately no visible to human eyes but yes to sensitive camera. Just behind tree where the right part of the Milky Way continues over the horizon, there you can notice reddish Carina nebula too. And – of course – two majestic Magellanic clouds, just over the car. There was no other sound then the whispering wind and all the farm Dqae Qare was deeply sleeping, including my friends in the car tent. This intimate view belonged only to me and I felt the need to share with you. So here it is… More and the image in higher resolution:

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IC 1848 SHO 200 hours 20 tiles mosaic

Post by litobrit » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:05 am

A better version of my image.
The full 6500 Px is here ... 6.jpg?dl=0
1900 Px is here ... V61900.jpg


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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Sandgirl » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:58 pm

Copyrights: Ian Sharp
Copyrights: Ian Sharp
Moon fog bow
Copyrights: Maxim Manzyuk
Great Carina Nebula
Copyrights: Will Vrbasso
IMG_5578to5585 - Stacked - PS_small.jpg
Cassiopeia W
Copyrights: Wang Letian
Cassiopeia W Enhanced_small.jpg
Heart & Soul and friends
Copyrights: Rolf Geissinger
Orion and M42
Copyrights: Trevor T Mahlmann
Dolphin In Antarctica Night Sky
Copyrights: LI Hang
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The scar in the sky
Copyrights: Sergio Montúfar
The Scar in the Sky.jpg
C/2013 US10 Catalina (Dec 18th)
Copyrights: Damian Peach
NGC 1514 in Taurus
Copyrights: Xavier Vico
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Twin Domes at the New Forest Observatory

Post by Greg Parker » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:01 pm

Copyright Prof. Greg Parker 2016

The twin observatory domes at the New Forest Observatory, Brockenhurst, U.K.
One observatory houses a Hyperstar III on a C11 with an M25C OSC CCD.
The second observatory houses the MegaWASP array consisting 2 x Canon 200mm lenses
with Trius M26C OSC CCDs, 3 x Sky 90s with M26C OSC CCDs, and a Megrez 80mm guide scope
all sitting on a Paramount ME:

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by manoss27 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:11 pm

Sh2 129 & Ou4 : Flying Bat And A Squid Nebula
Copyright: Manos Malakopoulos
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Petr H. » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:42 pm

Stargazing at the largest meteorite
Copyright: Petr Horálek
In the Namibian northern region Onjozondjupa, there is so much to see. But probably the most tempting is the largest found iron meteorite in the world. The Hoba West meteorite, as it’s named after a close farm, is one of the most astronomical sightseeing in Namibia and logically belongs to the national natural heritage. The stone from the inner Solar system fell on the African ground about 80 thousand years ago. However, the discovery came in 1920, when the owner of the land, Jacobus Hermanus Brits, encountered the object while ploughing one of his fields with an ox. During this task, he heard a loud metallic scratching sound and the plough came to an abrupt halt. First estimates talked about 85 tons of its weight, but due to many factors (including human intervention) cause the current weight is much lesser, about 60 tons. As the meteorite is flat (2.7×2.7×0.9 meters big) and composed of about 84% iron and 16% nickel, people love to stand on its surface. Actually, it’s great experience, because if you stay on it in the middle of the small amphitheater, you can hear sound echoes of your voice. But probably the most amazing moment is in a time of standing on this cosmic intruder on the ground, and gazing the stars up above. You can literally feel how the civilization is fragile and, by breathing the air around, you thank to the nature for giving us the atmosphere, the protective shield against many other stones from the Earth’s surrounding. More info and the image in higher resolution:
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by jeffj » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:56 am

Jellyfish Nebula (IC 433 / Sharpless 248 (Sh2-248))
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... Imaged from my backyard. Thank you for looking ...

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by KuriousGeorge » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:09 am

NGC 2403 in LRGB from my backyard in San Diego...

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Imaging camera: QSI 660 WSG
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducer: Celestron 0.7X
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Sequence Generator Pro, PHD Guiding 2, Maxim DL6, Adobe Photoshop CC 2014, Astronomy Tools Actions Set V1.6
Filters: Astrodon 1.25" R, Astrodon 1.25" L, Astrodon 1.25" B, Astrodon 1.25" G
Accessories: Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser, Bahtinov Mask
Resolution: 2643x2070
Dates: Dec. 29, 2015, Dec. 31, 2015, Jan. 8, 2016
Astrodon 1.25" B: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" G: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" L: 32x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" R: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 17.0 hours
Darks: ~10
Flats: ~40
Flat darks: ~40
Bias: ~10
Avg. Moon age: 21.96 days
Avg. Moon phase: 53.98%
RA center: 114.222 degrees
DEC center: 65.603 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.638 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 85.325 degrees
Field radius: 0.295 degrees
Locations: Home, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by robdickinson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:29 am

The first 30min of 2016 taken at Magnet Bay, New Zealand. A slight Aurora gives a nice colour to the horizon.

ImageNew Years Headspin by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr


Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Guest » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:13 am

Serenity. Mylky Way over Black sea.
Copyright: Yuri Zvezdny.

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Re: Submissions: 2016 January

Post by Jim Deligeorgopoulos » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:59 pm

The Rosette Nebula.
One of the most beautiful nebulas Rosette nebula is standing about 5200 light years from us.


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Re: Soul nebula

Post by jijc76 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:26 pm

Copyright: Juan Ignacio Jimenez
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