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Submissions: 2017 December

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby litobrit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Hello,
Propeller Nebula SHO.
ASA10, Moravian 16200, AZEQ6
Pixinsight, Photoshop
13 hours. Hight definition is here https://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/6223 ... llerV4.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby sallyseaver » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:54 pm

Will Juno Confirm a New Theory?
http://massvortex.science/home-page/jupiters-ice-layer/
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:06 pm

OBSERVING THE HUNTER

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What would Orion look like if our solar system was 500 light years closer to its nebulae? We would probably have a view like this in the night sky.
Not being able to capture one of the telescopes of La Palma Observatory in a single frame at the same focal length as the background (Because of the time of exposure and because the perimeter is off limits at night), I used two different lenses for the background (135mm) and foreground (14mm) to capture the detail of the Orion area and as much detail of the telescope at the same time. Both parts were taken at the exact same location and time of night.
Orion is probably the most iconic constellation of the Fall and Winter all around the world. It is so majestic from all perspectives. With the naked eye, the brightest stars really do form a character holding a bow. Using an astro modified camera that lets all the H-alpha emissions be captured, the Orion region becomes a marvel to gaze at, strewed with cooling gas from previously exploded stars. Among this colorful and eerie graveyard, stars are also being born in a gigantic nursery. It's incredible to get so much detail and colors using a 135mm lens.
I am usually for showing nature as it is, but depending how you are using it (strictly scientific or as art), your view is extremely subjective. Even your camera doesn't 'see' as you do. While science should remain as objective and factual as possible, it's communication and education should be fun, innovative, creative and subjective, as this composition suggests.

Canon 6D Baader modded + Vixen Polarie + Pure night filter
Background: 50 tracked shots at 16'', f/2.8, ISO 6400
Foreground: 1 x 15'', f/2.2, ISO 5000
November 18th 2017
Observatorio Del Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Spain

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:08 pm

Fall milky way, zodiacal lights & Saturn over El Roque, La Palma

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

There is one good and obvious reason why the Observatory has been built at the very top of this dormant volcano: it is situated at 2400m of altitude and benefits from year-round dark and pure skies. Although there is still some light pollution from the El Paso area, and because it also receives humid air from the sea and also dust from the Sahara nearby, the air is of an unprecedented quality and it's very dark up there. You cannot see a thing and even the night sky is illuminating the foreground, which rarely happen because of the expansion of mankind and light pollution. The Observatory is comprised of several telescopes and parabolas including the MAGIC mirrors and the great telescope (GTC: Gran Telescopio Canarias). Although the area is off limits at night, the area is accessible if you are willing to hike around the perimeter (200 m high). I took this pristine shot of the Fall milky way and its disappearing core, which was greeted by a brilliant display of zodiacal light (sunlit interplanetary dust) and Saturn setting as well ('yellow star'). I have rarely taken a shot this 'easy', meaning without that much post-process to reduce noise and increase contrasts, because the air is so pure and the airglow wasn't too strong that night.

Canon 6D modded + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art, Vixen Polarie, Pure Night filter, 6 x 15'' tracked, ISO 6400, f/2.8
La Palma, Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos, November 17th 2017

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:10 pm

Northern Taurids, Pleiades and California nebula

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On the night of November 22nd 2017, I decided to take a time-lapse of the pleiades and the california nebula to show the color difference of the two completely different objects, the one star cluster reflecting its light onto a passing gas cloud, and the other one a faint emission nebula, well visible with a modified camera. As I scrolled through my shots, two northern Taurid meteors photobombed the frame taken at 135mm. I stacked 50 frames plus the two containing the two meteors into one to reduce noise and increased contrasts. It was very challenging for me because I was not in the comfort of my home, but on vacation on La Palma in the Canary Islands, and on top of the volcano, the wind picked up to 20 m/s! I had to reduce my exposure time to 15 seconds, as the pictures were tracked with the Vixen Polarie. I also used a light pollution filter (Pure night by Lonely Speck), but the gear used remained very simple. I love that we are able to achieve wonders like this with such little equipment these days!

Canon 6D Baader modded, Samyang 135mm f/2, 50 x 15'' @ ISO 6400, f/2.8, no calibration frames, Light pollution filter Pure Night 85mm, tracked with Vixen Polarie, stacked with Nebulosity 4, post-process in Lr/Ps

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Adrien Mauduit » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:12 pm

Red sprites, lightning, zodiacal lights, milky way and orange airglow on La Palma

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

In the night of November 21st-22nd (last night), I was out shooting a time-lapse of the milky way On La Palma in the Canary Islands when some clouds rolled in along with thunderstorm that developed on the Atlantic ocean (west). At first nothing major, but as I played back my time-lapse on the LCD screen of my Canon 6D camera, what a surprise I had when I saw the 'red dots' on the very right-hand side of the frame. Red dots, because I was shooting with a 14mm lens. As I zoomed in to only confirm my suspicions, I could not contain my excitement: I had caught my very first red sprites. Not only that, but with a very cool combination of events: Fall milky way and zodiacal lights (as I shot around 20:00, a bit more than an hour after LT sunset), orange airglow (barely visible here on the horizon but more visible earlier in the time-lapse, and of course lightning and sprites. I had been waiting years to capture this elusive phenomenon, and tried countless times in vain. What a surprise and a memory of a lifetime!

Canon 6D Baader modded + Sigma 14mm f/1.4 Art, @ ISO 6400, f/2, 15'', single shot, no tracking.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Sandgirl » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:26 pm

Stars and lightning over Crete
Copyrights: Wolfgang Zimmermann
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Very thin crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter
Copyrights: Mohsen Salehi
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Orion Belt Region Mosaic
Copyrights: Mohammad Nowroozi
B33-for-APOD_small.jpg


Large and Small Magellanic Clouds
Copyrights: Francesco Badalotti
LARGE and SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUDS - send to APOD 400kb.jpg


Flaming and Tadpoles Nebulae
Copyrights: R. Colombari / Wei-Hao Wan
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M42 and NGC1973
Copyrights: Juan Collada Bárcena
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Moon crescent and planets
Copyrights: Cesar Cantu Quiroga
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M33
Copyrights: Peter Nagy
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Rain of stars
Copyrights: Ali Aeinjamshid
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ISS and Zodiacal Light
Copyrights: Abubaker Siddiq
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Leonid meteor
Copyrights: Abhijit Juvekar
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Bi-illuminated Moon
Copyrights: Oleg Bouevitch
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Mock mirage with Green Flash
Copyrights: Marcella Giulia Pace
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Moon, Venus and Jupiter conjunction from the city of Barcelona, Spain
Copyrights: Alfredo Miguel
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Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and ISS
Copyrights: Jean-Baptiste Armengaud
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LBN 762 Nebula with an intruder

Postby Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:40 pm



LBN 762 Nebula with an intruder : the periodic comet C/2015 ER61 on the 11/23/2017
LRGB taken from Arizona sky at San Pedro Valley Observatory; Takahashi TSA 102 and Sbig STXL 16200; the composition has tried to compensate for the rapid moviment of the comet with a double processing: one for the comet and one for the nebula.
Copyright Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine
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SIMEIS 147

Postby Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Mosaic of Simeis 147 from Arizona Sky at San Pedro Valley Observatory.


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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby sydney » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:00 pm

NGC 604 in the Triangulum Galaxy M33
HaLRGB

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby delberson » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:52 pm

Hi,

This is an astrophotography of a beautiful conjunction on July 18, 2015. The Moon (left), Venus (upper), Jupiter with moons (bottom) and star Regulus (right) showing a cross in the west at an early twlight.

I did this photo with a 135mm lens and Canon EOS T3i.

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The Western Cross

I hope you enjoy it!

Regards,
Delberson
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby delberson » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:56 pm

Hi,

The Grus-Quartet.

Equipment: ED80 + QHY163M

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Delberson.
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby samueldl » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:01 pm

WeBo 1 - a planetary nebula in IC1805.

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Samuel Diaz Lopez

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby francomeconi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi, I'd like to submit the attached picture. It's a star trails composition showing the South Celestial Pole. I took it on Nov 23rd at Talampaya National Park in Argentina, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, famous for its peculiar rock formations in a deep red color, resembling a Martian landscape. The star trails were captured in a timespan of approximately three hours. The prominent rock formation at the center, fittingly called "The Tower", and its surrounding landscape can bee seen being softly lit by a waxing crescent moon as it was setting in the west.

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I hope you like it.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby barretosmed » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:20 pm

URANUS seen in different ways

BEST RESOLUTION https://www.astrobin.com/full/311919/0/?nc=user Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes

Planet very difficult to capture, made capture with the camera zwo asi 290mc + C11edge HD + powermate 2x + powermate 2,5x + powermate 4x. Registered with sharpcap + registax + photoshop. There was little change from the original photo, just a few touches to improve contrast and reduce noise
The first planet found with the aid of a telescope, Uranus was discovered in 1781 by astronomer William Herschel, although he originally thought it was either a comet or a star. Uranus is 4 times wider than Earth.
Uranus is one of two ice giants in the outer solar system (the other is Neptune). Most (80 percent or more) of the planet's mass is made up of a hot dense fluid of "icy" materials - water, methane and ammonia - above a small rocky core. Near the core, it heats up to 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit (4,982 degrees Celsius).
All of Uranus's inner moons (those observed by Voyager 2) appear to be roughly half water ice and half rock. The composition of the moons outside the orbit of Oberon remains unknown, but they are likely captured asteroids.



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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Manel Martín Folch » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:09 pm

IC1805 LRGBHa
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby barretosmed » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:37 pm

SOLAR AR 2662 and 2663

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Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
EQUIPAMENTS: Bader Scopos 80mm, ASI 174 mc
Local: São Carlos – SP - Brazil




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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby barretosmed » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:01 pm

JUPITER


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Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes


EQUIPAMENTS: C11 EDGE + FOCAL REDUCER .7X, ASI 224 mc
Local: São Paulo– SP - Brazil


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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby jose » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 pm

[img2]ImageLA HÉLIX NGC7293 29-7-17-con nombre by jose p d, en Flickr[/img2]
Bueno pues aquí os dejo lo ultimo que he sacado: La Hélix o NGC 7293, creo que algunos también la llaman "El Ojo de Dios", sea como fuere espero que os guste; estos son los datos:
TOMAS:
R: 15 Light de 600 segundos, 15 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
G: 15 Light de 600 segundos, 15 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
B: 16 Light de 600 segundos, 16 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
H-alfa: 10 Light de 600 segundos, 10 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)
saludos
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NGC 7789 Caroline's Rose

Postby cfm2004 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:37 pm

October 23th, 2017
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Apo 130 f/6.9
ASA DDM60PRO
CCD QSI 520wsi cooled -20
Unguided images.
RGB Astrodon Gen2 I-series filters
RGB: R 35x2min, G 35x2min, B 35x2min.
Acquired with: MaximDL5
Calibrated with Dark, Bias and Flat.
Processed with: MaximDL5, StarTools1.4, Lilu, Paint Shop Pro X9 and Plug-in Nik, Topaz Details and StarSpike Pro.

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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby Rothkko » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:03 pm

moon and christmas lights
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby sixburg » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:28 pm

NGC 2170
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Re: Submissions: 2017 December

Postby sixburg » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 pm

M33
Deep Sky West
RC Optical
SBIG 16803
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