Submissions: 2017 May

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Post by moonrocks » Fri May 05, 2017 6:35 am

Iris Nebula

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Copyright: Paul C. Swift

ImageIris Nebula by Paul C. Swift, on Flickr

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Post by marctoso » Fri May 05, 2017 1:34 pm

Perfect Night
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Perfect Night
The Perfect Kiva in Bullet Canyon, a tributary of the Grand Gulch.
This is an amazing area within the new Bears Ears National Monument. This region has plethora of ancient sites and intensely dark skies. The depth of the canyon shields one from the light pollution sometimes visible on the mesa top from the small towns of Bluff and Blanding.

This kiva is about 7 miles from the trailhead. Perhaps around 800 years old and was probably used as a subterranean ceremonial chamber by the ancestors of the moderne Pueblo Indians lived here hundreds of years before. Notice the ladder protruding from the opening.

It may have been a trick of my mind but I thought I could see my shadow cast by the light of the Milky Way. The dark skies in this Bear Ears National Monument are unparalleled any where in the lower 48 states. These skies are a unique resource that need to be preserved.

The monument is a precious area rich in archeology and paleontology that is currently under review by the current administration to determine if the area is worth protecting and if the protective status of the monument should be rescinded.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by AlessandroCantarelli » Fri May 05, 2017 8:56 pm

Sky Sahara

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Copyright: Alessandro Cantarelli

To accomplish my APOD project, I've flown from Italy (Rome) to Sahara desert where i've reached Ksar Ghilane oasis. I've started my solitary walk with my backpack to the desert dunes soon after midnight, in order to find the best sky conditions for my project. After 1km walking, i've found a good area and mounted my stuff: Canon 5D mark4, Canon 16-35 f2.8 lenses, Manfrotto tripod 190 series, Skywatcher Star Adventurer electronic mount. I've shot 3 frames for the Milky Way, then i took a photo of myself and a long exposure for the desert landscape during the night. Being there was absolutely amazing. Still can't describe what I felt in that magic atmosphere surrounded by peaceful silence and gently wind. I really hope to earn this award. That would be my dream.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by Ann » Sat May 06, 2017 7:06 am

I love your image, AlessandroCantarelli.

I love the composition and the beautiful resolution, but most of all, and as a Color Commentator, I love your splendid portrait and the splendid colors of the Milky Way.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by AlessandroCantarelli » Sat May 06, 2017 10:21 am

Ann wrote:I love your image, AlessandroCantarelli.

I love the composition and the beautiful resolution, but most of all, and as a Color Commentator, I love your splendid portrait and the splendid colors of the Milky Way.

Ann

ooh! :-o I'm really flattered to receive these compliments, it pays all the effort to get this picture, thank you, thank you very much :P

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Post by ashtree » Sat May 06, 2017 10:47 am

Antares in the cloud of Rho Ophiuchi
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Copyright: Adam Jesionkiewicz

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This is the first photo from South Africa that I wanted to present. Probably the best photo I have ever done in my entire career. Regardless of the comments (welcome as always), I am extremely satisfied with this picture. Why?

Since I remember, I always dreamed of taking a picture of this object. This is one of the icons of the southern sky and in my opinion the most beautiful and colorful object seen from Earth. When I was working on source material, I had to keep my imagination tethered, because in this picture the color is coming out practically everywhere. If anyone thinks that these reds are some kind of amp-glow or gradients, then I want to calm down - there is no gram of such defects there. The color is evenly balanced and what's coming out there are elements of the missing part of the Rho Ophiuchi complex that spills over an area of ​​more than 5 degrees in the constellation of the Ophiuchi - just 1 degree from the binary star system ρ Ophiuchi (two blue subgigants whose 3.1 angle separation is possible for visual observation).

The brightest and most yellow star is of course Antares. In the naked eye she looks unnaturally. It is very yellow, which reminds of the suspended Chinese lantern. You can not go wrong with any other star. This color is probably due to the obscuration of the star through dust clouds (in the observation line).

This hot (13-22 K.) dust and gas complex has a mass of 3,000 times our sun. There are probably many new stars out there, as we are already seeing a lot of young ones (100 thousand years - 1 million years old).

Camera exposure ZWO ASI071MCC - 3.5 hours, APO71Q f4.9, iOptron CEM25-EC, South Africa (taken near SALT observatory, Sutherland)

It is difficult to tear your eyes off this starfield. Real genesis.

And I just checked one item from my private "bucket list". Whew ...

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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by jose » Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm

TOMAS:
R: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
G: 15 Light de 200 segundos, 15 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
B: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
L: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
TEMPERATURA: -10 GRADOS
TUBO: FSQ 106 ED
CCD: SBI G ST-8300M
MONTURA: CGEM
CCD guiar: QHY5II
LUGAR: LAS INVIERNAS (GUADALAJARA)
un saludo:
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Post by jose » Sun May 07, 2017 6:14 pm

TOMAS:
R: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
G: 15 Light de 200 segundos, 15 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
B: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
L: 17 Light de 200 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
TEMPERATURA: -10 GRADOS
TUBO: FSQ 106 ED
CCD: SBI G ST-8300M
MONTURA: CGEM
CCD guiar: QHY5II
LUGAR: LAS INVIERNAS (GUADALAJARA)
un saludo:
jose

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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by spinlock » Sun May 07, 2017 7:28 pm

IC 2177 Seagull Nebula
IC2177_LRGB.jpg
Imaged at remote observatory DSW
FSQ106/QSI683wsg/Paramount MyT
L:17x900s, Ha:23x1800s
R:16x900s, G:16x900s, B:16x900s
Processing by Leo Shatz
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NGC2264 Cone Nebula

Post by cfm2004 » Sun May 07, 2017 8:13 pm

January/February 2017
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Ag70/350 F/5
ASA DDM60PRO
Autoslew and Sequence.
CCD QSI 583ws cooled -25
Unguided images
Astrodon RGB GenII E-series and Narrowband 3nm filters
RGB-HA: HA 19x15min, R 18x5min, G 18x5min, B 17x5min
Acquired with: MaximDL5
Calibrated with Dark, Bias and Flat.
Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Photoshop CS2, Paint Shop Pro X9, Topaz and Nik plugin.

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Post by j.s.ebersole@gmail.com » Mon May 08, 2017 1:43 pm

Gum 39
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Copyright: John Ebersole Northwest of IC2944, the Running Chicken nebula, is Gum 39, either the head or foot of the chicken, depending upon your imagination. The HST narrowband palette reveals both detailed structure and a classic ovoid emission nebula shape with central OIII and progressively peripheral Ha to SII.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 May

Post by B_Delsaert » Mon May 08, 2017 3:47 pm

Hercules Cluster of Galaxies

Data acquisition: Karel Teuwen and Bart Delsaert
Processing: Bart Delsaert

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Post by Sandgirl » Mon May 08, 2017 6:17 pm

NGC 3628 Galaxy
Copyrights: George Chatzifrantzis
ngc 3628 LRGB final_small.jpg
NGC-4565 Edge on SPiral Galaxy
Copyrights: John Chumack
NGC4565_20x30ChumackHRweb_42717_small.jpg
The Sun in all of its Hydrogen Alpha Mighty
Copyrights: Matus Motlo
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Waxing crescent Moon
Copyrights: A Kannan
DSCN4440_small.jpg
DSCN4442_small.jpg
DSCN4464.JPG
Big Dipper in reflection over volcanoes
Copyrights: Yuri Beletsky
bd_lagoon_beletsky.jpg
Sunset approach
Copyrights: Sergio Galán
Sergio GalanSanchis_Photo of the Day NASA 09.jpg
Moon with earthshine and Aldebaran
Copyrights: Christof Wiedemair
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Comet 45P with NGC 3346 (May 1st.)
Copyrights: Damian Peach
45p_2017_05_01dp.jpg
Moon and friends
Copyrights: Tunç Tezel
201704Al_small.jpg
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Comet 2015 V2 (Johnson)
Copyrights: Fritz Helmut Hemmerich
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Jupiter
Copyrights: Marco Guidi
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ARP 273
Credits and Copyrights: Data: Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Domingo Pestana
ARP 273 - Domingo Pestana_small.jpg
VISTA Peeks Through the Small Magellanic Cloud’s Dusty Veil
Image credits: ESO/VISTA VMC
An article: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1714/
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The young Moon as seen by eyes
Copyrights: Petr Horálek
2017_04_30_Mesic_hdr-tmavy_1300px_jpg.jpg
NGC 4353 The Lost Galaxy
Copyrights: Ian Gorenstein
NGC4535-LLLRGB2 (VLT)-310min-04-16+23-17.jpg
NGC 5005
Copyrights: Ian Gorenstein
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Milky Way
Copyrights: Josh Calcino
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Milky Way core and rift
Copyrights: Troy Casswell
Milky Way Rift - 170502_small.jpg
Billions and Billions
Copiryghts: Derrick H Lim
KKCMW50mmAPOD.jpg
The Andromeda galaxy 129 years apart
Copyrights: Isaac Roberts (left), Ezequiel Etcheverry (right)
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Center of the Milky Way over national monument inverted tulips
Copyrights: Ahmad Riahi
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Post by Sandgirl » Tue May 09, 2017 9:21 pm

Messier 15
Copyrights: Péter Feltóti
MESSIER15_JPEG_S_small.jpg
Mauna Kea summit in Big Island, Hawai
Copyrights: Raghuram (Raghu) Yadavalli
Mauna Kea_Zodiac Light_small.jpg
Star trail over Temple (Sariska)
Copyrights: Abhinav Singhai
SST3_small.jpg
Steve Mandel's Dust Angel
Copyrights: Bob Franke
Larger version: http://bf-astro.com/APOD/dustAngleBig.jpg
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From Deer Lick Group to the Stephan's Quintet
Credits and copyrights: Data: NASA/ESA/NAOJ; Assembling and processing: R. Colombari
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fce195b758e9de8826a0612a16f35800.1824x0_q100_watermark_small.jpg
Sky full of Galaxies
Copyrights: Martin Pugh
NGC5291_small.jpg
Leo Triplet
Copyrights: Richard S. Wright Jr.
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Multi-color nebulae in Andromeda
Copyrights: Giovanni Benintende
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ARP 271
Copyrights: Tolga Gumusayak and Mike Selby
Larger size: http://www.astrobin.com/full/294265/C/
bdd4f26fedc645a9fbf8a9dc6e58a3d7.1824x0_q100_watermark_watermark_opacity-50_watermark_position-6_watermark_size-S_watermark_text-Mike Selby & Tolga Gumusayak_small.jpg
Comet 45P with NGC 4631/4656 (Feb 19th.)
Copyrights: Damian Peach
45p_2017_02_19dp_small.jpg
Startrails and meteors
Copyrights: Sergio Galán
Sergio GalanSanchis_Photo of the Day NASA07.jpg
Cosmic Storm
Copyrights: Rolf Wahl Olsen
NGC_1999_LRGB_cosmicrays_3255x2438_small.jpg
Messier 82, the "Cigar Galaxy"
Copyrights: Michael Schmidt
M82_crop.jpg
Startrails on 'Witches Night'
Copyrights: Levin Dieterle
WalpurgisNight-APOD_small.jpg
NGC 7822
Copyrights: César Blanco González
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Needle
Copyrights: Lóránd Fényes
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Analemma & Mercury Transit
Copyrights: Tunç Tezel
BursaAnalemma2016da.jpg
M27
Copyrights: Russ Carroll and Warren Keller
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NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
An article: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2017-130
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Iris Field

Post by alcarreño » Tue May 09, 2017 11:48 pm

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImageIris field by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Post by schmeah » Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 am

Galaxy Collage

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http://www.pbase.com/dsantiago/image/165313649
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This collection of galaxies, shot over several years and scaled according to apparent angular size, includes all of the major types: spiral (barred and unbarred, edge on and face on), elliptical, lenticular, irregular, peculiar/warped, interacting/merging, flocculent, Seyfert, starburst, dwarf, polar ring and radio.
Copyright: Derek Santiago
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Post by SpookyAstro » Wed May 10, 2017 1:57 am

ImageMilky Way Rising as the Moon Sets by Transient Astronomer, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Tom Masterson

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Post by jerry10137 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:03 am

M33 LRGB
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Post by shtutik » Wed May 10, 2017 7:39 am

Serenity

The photo taken at the coast of Black Sea.
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Author's site: http://www.astroadventures.ru/
Copyright: Yuri Zvezdny

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Post by Ann » Wed May 10, 2017 11:49 pm

jerry10137 wrote:M33 LRGB
Copyrights: Jerry Gardner

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I love your portrait of M33, Jerry. I love how you show us the low surface brightness of the old yellow population, and I love how you show us the small size of the little white nucleus. And I love how you show us the young blue stars as grains of salt sprinkled over the galaxy.

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Post by SpookyAstro » Thu May 11, 2017 4:13 am

ImageSaturn and Jupiter with the Milky Way by Transient Astronomer, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Tom Masterson

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Post by shtutik » Thu May 11, 2017 6:07 pm

The stars above us.

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Copyright: Yuri Zvezdny