Submissions: 2017 July

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Andromeda 2013 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Our Moon

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Andromeda 2013 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:42 pm

Our Sun

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Andromeda 2013 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Our Sky

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Copyright: Daniel Pasternak
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Andromeda 2013 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:45 pm

From my front porch

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Saturn - July 11th, 03:44ut.

Postby Efrain Morales » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:39 pm

Saturn - on July 11th, 03:44ut. Equipment: LX200ACF 12 in OTA, CGE Mount, ASI290mm, PowerMate 2.5x Barlows, Custom Scientific RGB Filters.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby astropaddy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:09 pm

ImageM51 by Patrick Gilliland, on Flickr

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IC 10 - Irregular Starburst Galaxy

Postby DougG » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:51 am

Hello,

The Local Group irregular starburst galaxy IC 10. I like the way the HII gas almost overwhelms the blue star burst regions. Data acquired by Phil Massey in 2001 with the Kitt Peak 4.0 meter telescope and made public but him at ftp://ftp.lowell.edu/pub/massey/lgsurve ... ease/IC10/. I’ve reprocessed the data and contacted Phil Massey of Lowell Observatory and asked if I could submit this image to APOD. He said I am welcome to process the data and use as I wish. All image processing from FITS files was done by me in PixInsight 1.8 and Photoshop 2015.0.1.

Blue: 60 seconds
Green: 60 seconds
Red: 50 seconds
HA: 300 seconds (combined as usual with Red to create a single layer)

If you choose to use, please give both of us credit:

Data Acquisition: Phil Massey
Image Processing: Douglas Gardner

IC%2010[1].jpg

http://www.remote-astrophotography.com/APOD/IC%2010/IC%2010.jpg

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http://www.remote-astrophotography.com/APOD/IC%2010/IC%2010-Full.tiff
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby sternklar » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:30 pm

Milky Way over Namibia with Planets Mars & Saturn, Sept. 03 2016
http://www.sternklar.ch/images-webpages ... ept-16.htm

Exposure data:
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25 mm f/2.0 ZE @ f/4.0 with Canon EOS 6Da. Exposure time: 38 x 3 minutes @ 800 Asa.
Copyright: Manuel Jung, http://www.sternklar.ch

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby AlexMaragos » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:24 pm

Mammatus clouds forming earlier today after a summer rain over the Gulf of Corinth in Phocis, Central Greece.
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Mammatus over Greece by Alexandros Maragos, on Flickr

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Saturn close to the 2017 opposition

Postby Carmelo Zannelli » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:47 am



The Lord of the rings captured from Palermo, Sicily - Italy - on the night of June, 13/14 2017, through a Celestron C14 Scope under good seeing conditions.

Visit the page @ link http://www.carmelozannelli.com/site/?p=1755 for more informations and technical data.

Thanks for your attention...

Carmelo "Mel" Zannelli
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby vanamonde81 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 am

The Puszta at Night
Copyright: György Soponyai

That night was an ideal one for some wide field astrophotography. The New Moon, the crystal-clear skies and the moderate light pollution led me out to this well near Kiskörös at the border of Kiskunság National Park. This kind of old draw well is the symbol of the Hungarian Plain, the Puszta.

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2014.03.01. Kiskörös
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/F2.8
20 sec, F2.8, ISO3200


Well..
This was the original story. I discovered that wonderful well more than three years ago and took the picture above on the night of discovery. Since then I have been roaming there many times: a silhouette as a perfect, strong foreground with low light pollution. However on my last trip I just realized that the owner of the area had demolished the well and cut down the tree! :(
By recutting and desaturating the photo I just would like this place not to be forgotten.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby AlexMaragos » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:09 am

Mammatus over Greece
Beautiful, strange, rare, Mammatus clouds over the Gulf of Corinth in Phocis, Central Greece, two days ago after a severe summer storm.
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Copyright: Alexandros Maragos
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby PatrickWinkler » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:10 am

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby trobison » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:55 am

NGC 6715 / Messier 54

ImageNGC 6715 / Messier 54 by Terry Robison, on Flickr

This dense and faint group of stars was the first extragalactic cluster ever discovered. It was given the name of M54 by the famous astronomer Charles Messier in 1778. It was also observed on Jun 2, 1826 by James Dunlop, and by John Herschel on July 31, 1834. This cluster is fairly easy to locate with a modest instrument. It can be observed with either binoculars or a small telescope. Expect to see a round and hazy patch of light. Even larger amateur telescopes cannot resolve it into individual stars. The best time of year to observe the cluster is during the months of June, July and August.

It is estimated to be around 90,000 light-years away. This is more than three times as far from Earth is to the galactic centre. It covers an area of 12 arc minutes, and has a true radius of 153 light years. It is also one of the denser globular clusters known, and has a density classification III.

In 1994, an exciting discovery was made that M54 was probably not a member of our Milky Way at all. It was a newly discovered dwarf galaxy. This galaxy is now called SagDEG, for Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy, and is one of the most recently discovered Local Group galaxies.

Currently, this globular cluster is now understood to lie outside the Milky Way, but it may actually become part of it in the future. The strong gravitational pull of our galaxy is slowly consuming the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. In the end, it will eventually merge with the Milky Way, creating a much larger galaxy.

Blue hook stars were another interesting discovery within M54. They belong to a rare class of horizontal branch stars (stars with masses similar to the Sun’s in the stage of evolution immediately following the red giant branch) that go beyond the lower limit of the envelope mass of canonical horizontal-branch hot stars. Blue hook stars have been detected in very few galactic globulars. They have been observed in Omega Centauri, NGC 6273, NGC 2808 and NGC 6388.

Center (RA, Dec): (283.765, -30.481)
Center (RA, hms): 18h 55m 03.714s
Center (Dec, dms): -30° 28' 50.898"
Size: 45.3 x 30.1 arcmin
Radius: 0.460 deg
Pixel scale: 0.804 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 110 degrees E of N

Thanks for looking,

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby KuriousGeorge » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 pm

Dumbbell Nebula. Copyright KG Observatory.

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Imaging camera: QSI 660 WSG
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar
Focal reducer: Celestron 0.7X
Software: PHD Guiding 2, PixInsight 1.8, Neat Image V7, Photoshop CS3, Sequence Generator Pro, Maxim DL6
Filters: Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII, Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha
Accessories: Innovations Foresight ONAG SC, Optec FocusLock, Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser
Resolution: 2133x2692
Dates: June 26, 2017, July 10, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII: 16x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1
Integration: 7.0 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~40
Flat darks: ~40
Bias: ~20
Avg. Moon age: 8.85 days
Avg. Moon phase: 52.31%
Mean SQM: 19.75
Astrometry.net job: 1657084
RA center: 299.898 degrees
DEC center: 22.723 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.643 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -0.804 degrees
Field radius: 0.307 degrees
Locations: Home, Rancho Santa Fe, California, United States
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby KuriousGeorge » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Crescent Nebula. Copyright KG Observatory.

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron 8" EdgeHD
Mount: Losmandy G-11
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar
Focal reducer: Celestron 0.7X
Software: PHD Guiding 2, PixInsight 1.8, Neat Image V7, Photoshop CS3, Sequence Generator Pro, Maxim DL6
Filters: Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII, Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha
Accessories: Innovations Foresight ONAG SC, Optec FocusLock, Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser
Resolution: 2724x2174
Dates: July 16, 2017, July 17, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII: 16x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha: 16x900" -15C bin 1x1
Integration: 8.0 hours
Darks: ~20
Flats: ~40
Flat darks: ~40
Bias: ~20
Avg. Moon age: 21.83 days
Avg. Moon phase: 53.32%
Mean SQM: 19.75
Astrometry.net job: 1655796
RA center: 303.026 degrees
DEC center: 38.355 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.641 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 89.323 degrees
Field radius: 0.311 degrees
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby sydney » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Propeller Nebula - DWB 111
Ha/OIII bi-color

Larger image and info:
http://www.astrobin.com/303872/0/?nc=user

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby AlexMaragos » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:39 pm

The Galactic Center of the Milky Way over the villages of North Peloponnese, West Greece.
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The Milky Way over West Greece by Alexandros Maragos, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby hletrd » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:50 pm

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Mosaic of NGC7000 & IC 5070 (North America Nebula & Pelican Nebula)

Original image: http://0101010101.com/temp/img/ngc7000_high.jpg

Copyright: Jiyong Youn (https://blog.0101010101.com)

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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Sandgirl » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:33 pm

Milky Way from 40,000 ft
Copyrights: Matt Dieterich
MW-plane_small.jpg


Clouds and landscape from a plane
Copyrights: James Britt
unnamed.jpg


Milky Way
Copyrights: Guillermo Spiers
Panorama_Horizontal_-_vía_láctea_50_mm_-_astrofotoperu - Resize_small.jpg


Startrails at Hármashatár-hegy (HHH)
Copyrights: György Soponyai
HHH_1000_small.jpg


Our Incredible Sun Sol
Copyrights: John Chumack
Sun_HA002Jul17_ChumackHRweb.jpg


LBN 258, GM 2-41
Copyrights: Antonio Fernandez
Larger size: http://afesan.es/Deepspace/slides/LBN%20258%2C%20GM%202-41%2C%20HH%201037%2C1038%2C1039%2C1040%20%28Cygnus%29.html
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Milky Way from São Paulo, Brazil
Copyrights: Carlos Motta
CEU RIVIERA 17JUN2017_small.jpg


Pillars of Creation (M16) Eagle Nebula
Copyrights: Tommaso Massimo Stella
M16_Pillars_HubblePalette_Tommaso_Stella_jpg.jpg


Souhern Cross from Danish 1,54m dome
Copyrights: Zdenek Bardon
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Center of NGC6302
Copyrights: Rafael Rodríguez Morales
NGC6302_copy.jpg


Exceptional display of NLC's in the Netherlands
Copyrights: Mentor Depret
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NLC over Paris
Copyrights: Bertrand Kulik
6M2A9892p.jpg


NLC from Huddersfield, UK
Copyrights: Gain Lee
image1.JPG


The Hearth Nebula
Copyrights: Israel Tejera Falcón
heart fin_small.jpg


Rho Ophiuchi "Fireworks from our Milky Way"
Copyrights: Terry Hancock
Larger size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/35667959596/in/photostream/
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Milky Way over Roque de los Muchachos
Copyrights: Ondrej Kralik
Roque de los Muchachos_small.jpg


Velos (Veil)
Copyrights: Javier Santoni
velosproces2atif_jpg_small.jpg


Small Planet, Huge Mushrooms
Copyrights: Jiajie Zhang
IMG_4009 Panorama_0 small wm_small.jpg


M20
Copyrights: Luciano Gomes
35557119956_b86c3ae719_z.jpg


M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
Copyrights: Luciano Gomes
35577378996_603b13bbf1_k.jpg


VdB152
Copyrights: Daniele Malleo
unnamed (4).jpg


Rho Ophiuchi, Milky Way and the Pipe Nebula meeting Saturn
Copyrights: Carlos Eduardo Fairbairn
Carlos Fairbairn V1 - APOD ENTRY_jpg.jpg


IC4592
Copyrights: Manel Martín Folch
IC4592definitiva_small.jpg


The Shadow of Earth and Belt of Venus above Alqueva
Copyrights: Miguel Claro
EarthShadowBeltofVenus-Campinho_7997-net_small.jpg


Barnard 173&174
Copyrights: Jose Jimenez Priego
Barnardo 173 y 174-3_small.jpg


Jupiter from Pic du Midi on June 11th
Copyrights: Damian Peach
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Re: Submissions: 2017 July

Postby Andromeda 2013 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:31 am

Parting AR2665

More of the series here with camera settings.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/

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