Submissions: 2017 June

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby marctoso » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:59 am

Light Under the Stone
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Copyright: Marc Toso
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Hundreds of Native American ruins and endless quantities of rock art lie within the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. The night skies here are about as dark as they can be in North America.
This little granary was built by Ancestral Puebloans about 1000 years ago before they abandoned the region in the 1300s. The night sky then probably looks about as it does now.
About 30 minutes of photos were captured near the end of astronomical twilight. Weak sunlight and a thin crescent moon illuminated the structure.

President Trump has call for a re-evaluation of 26 National Monuments, the decision to keep or rescind the protections the National Monument status provides will be announced June 10, 2017.
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Re: M89 With outer Shells

Postby Ann » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:20 am

markh@tds.net wrote:Copyright: Mark Hanson

Here is a new image of M89, it's one of the deepest images to date of this rarely imaged galaxy, Some of the outer shell may be newly discovered. There are so many galaxies in this image. Being a boring elliptical is probably why no one seems to image it, it's far from boring!

Telescope: Planewave 17" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount Camera: SBIG 16803

Location: Stellar Winds Observatory at DSNM, Animas, New Mexico

Exposure: Luminance 1000min 240 of each RGB

M89-APOD small.jpg

Here is a description and higher resolution image: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m89-eliptical-galaxy

Thank you,

Mark Hanson


What a superb image, Mark!

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Shapley 1 - a unique torus in Norma

Postby strongmanmike2002 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:12 am

Shapley 1 is a beautiful but rather small ring Planetary Nebula in Norma, it is a torus or ring rather than a bubble or hourglass shape more typical of planetary nebulae. The inner bright "spare tyre" ring is just 75" in diameter, the gossamer glowing halo outside this is 1.8' in diameter and the long 32.5 hr total exposure time has revealed a recently discovered ring structure around the periphery, which takes the nebula's size out to nearly 2.5' in diameter. The first reference to this thin faint outer OIII ring, known as a bow shock, appeared in the below 2011 paper, visible in stretched and contrast enhanced deep OIII data taken using the 3.6m NTT at La Silla.

https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article- ... 0-2271.pdf


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IC 4628 Prawn Nebula

Postby FrankSackenheim » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:35 pm

Hi,

my image of the Prawn Nebula taken with Narrowbandfilters and processed in HST Palette.

IC4628_Final_Small[1].jpg

http://astrophotocologne.de/astrophotoc ... _Small.jpg
http://astrophotocologne.de/astrophotoc ... Medium.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby addicted2light » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:04 pm

Stormy Night
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Copyright: Levin Dieterle

Photographed in the Black Forest National Park, Germany.

200 images (20 sec exposures) were combined for the star trails. Two additional images for the illumination of the tree in the background and the broken off branch in the foreground were added for the final result


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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby j.s.ebersole@gmail.com » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:02 pm

SL19 Wolf Head Dark Nebula
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Copyright: John Ebersole
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http://jebersol.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v11 ... 2758-6.jpg
At the southern end of the large emission nebula, RCW 113, in Scorpius is the dark nebula, SL17. As can be appreciated from its shape, it is often called the Wolf Head nebula. Please enjoy this HaGB image.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby kiko.fair » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:36 am

Small and Large Magellanic Clouds Touching The Horizon

Copyright: Carlos "Kiko" Fairbairn
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Explanation: Few days ago I've returned from a astrophotography trip throughout Atacama Desert. At one of the desert altiplanos I've managed to capture this unusual scene. The two Magellanic Clouds separated by an inactive vulcano (Chiliques). It's possible to glimpse 47 Tucanae and the SLM reflected in the water.

Living in the southern hemisphere that was the first time I saw both Clouds so low in the horizon at the same time.


Image info: https://tinyurl.com/y7jc9v89
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby Ann » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:40 am

Beautiful and fascinating, Kiko Fairbairn!

Not only is the composition superb, but I love the subtle colors, too.

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Passage of CRS-11 (SpaceX Dragon)

Postby Thierry Legault » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:25 am

Hello,
I filmed the passage over France (Tours) Saturday night, about 20 min
after launch:

Click to play embedded YouTube video.


You can see the Dragon, stage 2, solar panel covers plus a nice
surprise I discovered during processing: several fast ejections of
material, probably from thrusters! (highlighted at the end of the video)

Image

:)

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby jose » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:16 am

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hola a todos:
Os dejo una foto de ngc 7000 en H-alfa, a ver que os parece,
estos son los datos:
TOMAS:
H alfa: 17 Light de 900 segundos; 30 flats, 17 darks y 50 bias
TEMPERATURA: -10 GRADOS
TUBO: FSQ 106 ED
CCD: SBIG ST-8300M
MONTURA: CGEM
CCD guiar: QHY5II
LUGAR: TORREJÓN DE ARDOZ y LAS INVIERNAS (GUADALAJARA)

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Saturn - June 7th, 05:29ut.

Postby Efrain Morales » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Saturn - June 7th, 05:29ut. Under slight above average conditions. Now within six days of opposition.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby TLIAITU » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:18 pm

M3 globular cluster up close and personal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/18310692@N02/
Copyright: Stehen Armen


This is a small section of a focus check frame from a 1 meter telescope of M3 globular cluster in Canes Venatici at ~12x scale. We see part of the core extending out a short distance. This is one example of how stars are resolved through telescope optics and quantized digitally on a CCD sensor. These are the raw dirty details of how the light from distant globular cluster M3 looks close up to the camera.

If you stand about 6 feet away from your monitor, your eyes and brain will start to smooth out the pixelation making the image look continuous and recognizable. I thought it looked cool.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby TLIAITU » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:28 pm

NGC4631 LRGB, the end of Galaxy season
https://www.flickr.com/photos/18310692@N02/
Copyright: Stephen Armen


NGC4631, known as the whale galaxy in Canes Venatici is a beautiful edge on spiral estimated 25 Million light years distant. Pal NGC4627 hangs close. In this LRGB image, (H2) star forming regions are visible along with dust, and and other clumpy regions. This was captured with a 10" corrected cassegrain amateur telescope and CCD camera and appears about 15 arc minutes by 3 arc minutes on the sky. This image was built from 3.5 hrs of luminance, and 2 hrs of color frame integration time.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby tommy_nawratil » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:38 pm

Here is a view of Omikron Persei and IC348 to the left, and some unnamed but remarkable colorful nebulae nearby
FSQ106 at 385mm, ASI1600MMC, AZ-EQ6 guided by Lacerta MGEN


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4290/350 ... fa64_o.jpg

full size and data:
http://www.astrobin.com/298442/

thanks for viewing and clear skies,
Tommy
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby Rothkko » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:59 pm

strawberry moon
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NGC 4151, 4145 Mosaic

Postby markh@tds.net » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:28 pm

Copyright: Mark Hanson

Here is a new 2 pane mosaic image of NGC 4151 and 4145 in Canes Venatici. This is one of the deepest and highest resolution images to date of this pair of galaxies by an amateur. Notice the 2 small galaxies next to NGC 4151(Left galaxy) both have tidal tail features.

NGC4151MosaicAPOD.jpg


Telescope: Planewave 24" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount Camera: SBIG 16803

Location: Stellar Winds Observatory at DSNM, Animas, New Mexico

Exposure: LRGB 450L, 240 each RGB for each panel of the mosaic

To see a higher resolution image you can go here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-4151-4145-1

Thank you,

Mark Hanson
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby astrometbcn » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Panorama from La Palma skies

Image Credit & Copyright: José Jiménez Priego

https://flic.kr/p/Vtt1rJ

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby kiko.fair » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:18 am

Full Moon Aligned with Christ the Redeemer

Copyright: Carlos "Kiko" Fairbairn

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Instagram: @kikofairbairn

Explanation: Image taken on June 9th, at 5:08 AM. Certainly one of the most fun photos to do! After planning and replanning, you just wait for the right moment and make the image. Right? Not at all! Composing the alignment between the Moon and the Christ has turned into a fun run-off in the final moments of closeness. "Still not aligned, run with the tripod 10 meters to the side," is it aligned?? No! "Run with tripod on the other side" was it? Almost!! More to the left!!

Image info: https://tinyurl.com/yberk3rp
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Strawberry mini moon over Danish countryside

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

Website: http://www.adphotography-online.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrienMauduitPhotography/

Explanation: The strawberry moon, also called the June Harvest moon, is a full moon (here only 99% Waning Gibbous, due to bad weather) that is at its apogee (point of its elliptical orbit where the moon is at its farthest away from the Earth). In other terms, it is a micro-moon (about 14% smaller and 30% dimmer than a supermoon). The moon crosses its apogee point once a month, however since its phase cycle and its orbit are not in sync, micro-moons and super-moons only occur occasionally. When the moon is rising, the loupe effect of the Earth's atmosphere makes it look bigger and deformed, and you can't really tell if it is really smaller or bigger than usual. The moon was supposed to rise at 10:26pm on June 10th, and this picture is taken at 10:27pm, so you can see that this loupe effect makes us see the moon rise well before it actually does. It a bit like when you can see a coin in a tank full of water whereas you are away from the edge.
The name strawberry moon comes from what the Algonquin tribes (Canada) saw as a signal to gather ripening fruit. In Europe, we used to call it the Full rose moon, or the Honey moon. The name is also probably due to the special slightly magenta color given by the late twilight, whereas the night has already fallen in the winter and we see it more orange or yellow.
Sony alpha 7rII + Sigma APO 150-500 f/5-6.3, single shot @ ISO 500, 1/8'', 500mm, f/7.1
Esterhøj, Odsherred, Denmark. 10.06.2017
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby tango33 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:38 pm

The Whole America nebula - including the North America and South....

Larger versions:
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/new_images

Thank you for looking!

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby astrometbcn » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:40 pm

North and South

Image Credit & Copyright: José Jiménez Priego

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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby Hermann von Eiff » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:43 pm

The Vela Supernova Remnant
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby spinlock » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:44 pm

NGC 4395 Galaxy
NGC4395_asterisk_leo_shatz.jpg

Imaged at DSW
Image processing and copyright: Leo Shatz
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Re: Submissions: 2017 June

Postby mikiclinic » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:17 am

Detail of M16
This Image was taken with officinastella 20inch RC telescope with ASTRODON 3nm Narrowband filter.
SAO(120min/240min/120min)
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Copyright: Nobuhiko Miki

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IC1396

Postby alcarreño » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImageIC 1396 RGB+Halfa reprocesado by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr


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