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Submissions: 2018 January

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Post by Stormchaser » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:59 pm

SuperMoon Halo with Tangent Arcs

Copyright: Giuseppe Petricca

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Supermoon Halo with Tangent Arcs by Giuseppe Petricca, su Flickr

The best lunar halo that I have ever seen appeared yesterday night, around dinner time, filling the whole sky in front of my eyes.

A view that came to be even more spectacular when the tangent arcs came into view, with the upper one having the shape of two spreading wings, and the less noticeable lower one.

A fantastic emotion to be able to see this wonder of nature!

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Re: Submissions: 2018 January

Post by Efrem Frigeni » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:56 am

NGC1333 - Vdb12 - Vdb13
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NGC 1760, aka the Angry Bee, in HaOiiiSiiRGB

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Post by G.Chatzifrantzis » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:13 pm

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

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Post by Rothkko » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:51 pm

sundog, circumzenithal arc... bety
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Re: Submissions: 2018 January

Post by eprimucci » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 pm

ISS Transit over a Super Moon, January 3rd 2018
Copyright: Emilio Primucci, Ricardo Contreras
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Re: Submissions: 2018 January

Post by markh@tds.net » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:40 pm

M77 and NGC 1055 with Geminid meteor

Copyright: Mark Hanson

Here is a 2 pane mosaic with 44.75 total hours of exposure using a 24" planewave telescope.
This is a wonderful pair of large spiral galaxies that have a nice contrast with each other. M77 has a nice face on view with a very bright core and great spiral arms as well as lots of faint nebulosity. Also notice the uncatalogued dwarf galaxy to the left of M77. NGC 1055 has a narrow edge on view with nice detailed dust lanes as well as a very dusty halo surrounding it. Also, a bonus (Geminid meteor), that I left in from one of the frames, and left RBI in 2 of the following frames -- very bright.
M77-NGC1055MosaicFinalApodMetS.jpg
You can see the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m77-and-ngc1055-mosaic

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Post by Adrien Mauduit » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 pm

Winter galaxies over the moonlit Jura

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

As the moon was 30 minutes from setting on the western horizon, I took advantage of its low light brightening the snowy surroundings to take a picture of the winter milky way and the Andromeda Galaxy over the Jura mountain chain. The Jura mountains are not the highest, but they sure are very cold in the winter, and are home to natural wonders from another world. Its fauna and flora are just crazy amazing.
As I was shooting the tutorial on light pollution (you can still see heavy light pollution coming from Lyon in France and from all the small villages), I also wanted to show that it is possible to shoot astrophotography under 24% moon. The moonlight usually forbids your to take clear shots of deep-sky objects, but let's say that when it's low on the horizon and under 25%, you're still good to go, as the picture suggests. Indeed you can see so many details and nebulae: the Veil nebula, Sadr region, the Pelican nebula, the North-American nebula, IC 1396, NGC 7380, Cereblad 214... Nonetheless, my favorite sight is definitely the Andromeda galaxy and the milky way at the same time. It's been proven that the two are on a relentlessly colliding course and will merge in about 5 billion years. We still have some time before it happens, but I'm just so intrigued by what the night sky would look like if Andromeda was just about to collide with our own galaxy...

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Mont Jura, France, December 22nd 2017
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Post by Adrien Mauduit » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Winter gazing

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

Alone, sitting in the snow and contemplating the dazzling winter night sky. Once again, you'd be a fool to think it's deprived of interesting things to see, even with the naked eye. I love that the region from Sirius to Perseus contains so much red glow, coming from the excited hydrogen gas atoms. It's especially true around the Orion area and for the California nebula.
I took advantage of this gorgeous scene to change lenses and capture this more detailed one with the Sigma 50mm.

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FG: 2 x 40'' untracked @ ISO 1600, f/2.8
BG: 6 x 40'' tracked @ ISO 1600, f/2.8
Dec 22nd 2017, Mont Jura, France
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Post by jose » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:08 pm

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M33
TOMAS:
R: 17 Light de 600 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
G: 17 Light de 600 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 50 Bias
B: 11 Light de 600 segundos, 11 Darks, 30 Flats y 40 Bias
L: 17 Light de 600 segundos, 17 Darks, 30 Flats y 40 Bias
TEMPERATURA: -10 GRADOS
TUBO: FSQ 106 ED
CCD: SBI G ST-8300M
MONTURA: CGEM
CCD guiar: QHY5II
LUGAR: LAS INVIERNAS (GUADALAJARA)
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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:08 am

Today’s Sundogs


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Thank you asterisk.apod and all your viewers for generously giving me over 2 million views on my photos over the past 3 years.

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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:13 am

MOON


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MOON


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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:15 am

MOON


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Post by exaxe » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:19 am

M1,heartbeat of the crab

Copyright: Stephane Gonzales

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Post by dheilman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:15 pm

The Fire of IC405
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Copyright: Destin Heilman

This starless hellfire was the product of a very long process. Our Earthly view of IC405 is in the direction of Auriga and thus angled into the galactic disk, awarding a tremendous amount of background stars and a difficult post process. Tone mapping, or general separation of the highlights (i.e. stars) from other aspects of the image can be used to stretch and accentuate the nebula separately and the stars can be returned afterwards. I typically don’t completely tone map as it’s not necessary in many images, but this started to look rather dramatic without the stars so I spent many hours finishing the process (I’m happy to share details of this process if anyone is interested). I tried to be as careful as possible not to disturb or alter much of the gaseous features while removing the stars, however some inconsistencies are unavoidable, especially near more prominent stars and in darker areas of the nebula that are infiltrated with dim stars. The final product was begging for the irradiating star to be returned, thus I added back this O-type beauty with some software-embellished spikes to complete the scene. The finished product is dramatic, if not hellish, and I hope you like it.

I also did process a starry version - links to both on my website are found below (link in the upper right to toggle between the two):
Starless: http://www.stellarsolace.com/starless-flaming-star.html
Starry: http://www.stellarsolace.com/flaming-star.html

Image capture information and target description can be found on my website (quick stats below):
Stellarvue SV105 APO (0.8X Reducer/Flattener)
QSI 683 wsg-8 imaging camera
Orion Atlas mount EQ-G (belt mod) + EQDIR
Captured with Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro and PhD Guiding 2
Calibrated, stacked, color balanced in PixInsight, port processed Photoshop CC
Filters: Baader R,G,B,Ha
Integration: 23.1 hours
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
IC405-starless-for-APOD.jpg
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Post by G.Chatzifrantzis » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:10 pm

M81 Bode's Galaxy

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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:31 am

Mars + Jupiter + Moons

-31*c (-23.8*F)
Canon 7d - ZWOASI224

My equipment is not designed to be used in these extreme cold temperature conditions, but I forage ahead regardless.

Wide field with 7D - Planets added from ZWO ASI224MC

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Post by StefanMuckenhuber » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Added new data and did a reprocess of my favourite project.
Quality heavily reduced - please view in full quality.
https://www.astrobin.com/full/262181/E/?real=&mod=
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Re: Submissions: 2018 January

Post by carlosdn » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:25 pm

Conjunción Jupiter / Marte

Avellaneda - Argentina
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Mak 150/1800mm

The photograph was obtained from 3 videos of 420 frames each


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