Submissions: 2018 April

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Sebastian Voltmer
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Conjunction of Mars, Saturn and Moon

Post by Sebastian Voltmer » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:17 pm

April 7, 2018
Mars, Saturn and Moon in the center of the Milky Way

MarsSaturnMoonMilky_Tree_2018-04-07.jpg

http://apollo-13.eu/wp-content/uploads/ ... -04-07.jpg


I'm the twilight stargazer in the field.

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Mars, Saturn, Moon and Jupiter

http://apollo-13.eu/wp-content/uploads/ ... -04-07.jpg


Photos taken from the small village Spicheren in France.

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 24 mm f/1,4 Art @ f/2.8

Clear Skies,
Sebastian

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Sandqvist156 in Chamaeleon

Post by APO_Team » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 am

Dust cloud in Chamaeleon:

http://atacama-photographic-observatory ... d156_f.jpg

Taken from SPACE, Alain Maury's facilities at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Tak TOA150 - Apogee U16M -LRGB Astrodon filters

Clear Skies,

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Thierry Demange, Richard Galli, Thomas Petit

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M106 wide field

Post by litobrit » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 am

Hello,
10 hours of LRGBHa last week.
ASA10, Moravian16200, AZeq6
Pixinsight, Photosop
Please, see the full here: https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/9l5VI_s ... hqkGbg.jpg
Hope you enjoy !

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by trobison » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:10 pm

NGC 3621 - Classification: Pure-disc galaxy

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by Hiigara » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:19 pm

Hello there :)

NGC 3372 in SHO (first light Sadr Observatory)
sadr.fr (french)
Copyright: David Néel @sadr Observatory full size : https://neel.ch/sadr_ngc3372_f.jpg

This is the first light of our new observatory in Chile (near Cerro Pancho and Cerro Tololo)
We have start a team (12 people) to build the project of an observatory in the southern hemisphere after building an observatory in France.
We make a trip from France to Chile at the end of February to finish and finally install our two years project. Sadr Observatory.
This is a 20 hour total stack (SHO) with a 71mm refractor. This is also a team effort to shoot and process.

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by Ajay Narayanan » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:14 am

M33 or the Triangulum Galaxy

This image was taken from Goldendale Washington in September 2016. Technical details: Imaged with a TMB 130ss at f/7 with an Atik 383+ Mono on an Atlas EQ6 mount. The exposure includes 5 hours of Luminance, and approximately 1 hour each of Red, Green, Blue and H-alpha. Large version here. Thanks for looking.

Ajay

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by hansheiser » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Look me in the eyes
http://www.heiserstudios.de
Copyright: Ulrich "Hannes" Theilenberg

Integration time is about 80 hours, collected within 5 nights from a heavy light polluted site.

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by Ann » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:30 am

hansheiser wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Look me in the eyes
http://www.heiserstudios.de
Copyright: Ulrich "Hannes" Theilenberg

Integration time is about 80 hours, collected within 5 nights from a heavy light polluted site.
That is a superb image! :D

Ann
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by markh@tds.net » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:58 pm

Messier 85
Copyright: Mark Hanson
M85Apodsmall.jpg
Here is an image of Messier 85 (also known as M85 or NGC 4382 ) which is a lenticular galaxy, or elliptical galaxy, in the Coma Berenices constellation. It is 60 million light-years away, and it is estimated to be 125,000 light-years across.

M85 is extremely poor in neutral hydrogen and has a very complex outer structure with shells and ripples that are thought to have been caused by a merger with another galaxy that took place between 4 and 7 billion years ago. It's still interacting with the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4394, and a small elliptical galaxy called MCG 3-32-38.

See image details and high resolution image here:
https://www.hansonastronomy.com/messier-85

Thank you,
Mark Hanson
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by sydney » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:21 am

Siamese Twins/Butterfly Galaxies NGC4567/4568 and elliptical galaxy NGC4564

Larger images and info:
https://www.astrobin.com/341708/?nc=user

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Jupiter - April 12th

Post by Efrain Morales » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:19 pm

Jupiter, GRS now within three weeks of opposition.
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Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Post by KuriousGeorge » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:27 am

The Sombrero Galaxy. Taken Saturday evening, 4/14, with our new Planewave CDK24 in Julian, CA. KG Observatory.
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

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Whirpool & Swirl

Post by alcarreño » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImageM51 & M101 by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Gum29 and NGC3199

Post by APO_Team » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:50 am

Gum29 and NGC3199:

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Taken from SPACE, Alain Maury's facilities at San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Tak TOA150 - Custom made English type mount - Apogee U16M -LRGB - Ha and OIII 3nm Astrodon filters

HOLRGB : 600:600:480:120:120:120 minutes

Clear Skies,

APO_Team
Thierry Demange, Richard Galli, Thomas Petit

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by Michael Deger » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm

IC 342 taken near Munich, Germany
Copyright Michael Deger



more images and information: http://www.galaxyphoto.de/ic342_I.htm

inverted image: http://www.galaxyphoto.de/ic342_invert.htm

object identification: http://www.galaxyphoto.de/ic342_id.htm


Thanks for viewing, clear skies

Michael

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Saturn - April 16th

Post by Efrain Morales » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:45 pm

Saturn - Moons Enceladus Top-L and Tethys Bot-R on April 16th, 08:58ut, 10:11ut. Two disturbances are present.
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by SpookyAstro » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm

ImageZodiacal Light Pierces the Winter Milky Way at Kelso Dunes by Transient Astronomer, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Tom Masterson

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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by leochino » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am

Rho Ophiuchi Nebula IC 4604
http://astronomiapampeana.com.ar/foto/2 ... -4604.html
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Copyright: Leonardo Julio
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Dust and Gas in Chamaeleon

Post by leochino » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:51 am

HMSTG30
Copyright: Leonardo Julio
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by behyar » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:34 pm

APOD Submissions
 
Moon, Venus and the Plane
Evening of April 17th, 2018

Copyright: Behyar Bakhshandeh, Carlsbad, CA
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by MixFaq » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:13 pm

"In Fantasia"

In the photo you can see a very bright zodiacal light, the Orion Nebula and hydrogen nebulae, the California nebula, Pleiades and Hyades, the Soul and Heart nebulae and a very bright airglow. All this is over the mountain Kazbek. Caucasus, Georgia.

What are you ready to go for good photos? To take this picture, I walked about 7 hours on the mountains in winter, completely alone. But I was lucky that at an altitude of 3,200 meters I met a group of climbers who helped replenish the water supplies, because the water that I had half froze and was already running out. But after about 2 hours I again drank water with ice. -25 degrees is a wonderful temperature :) .
Nikita Kharlanov
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by sixburg » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Sh2-308
Sh2-308 iDK HORGB Processed v1.jpg
Imaging telescope: AG Optical 12.5" iDK
Imaging camera: Finger Lakes Instrumentation FLI ML 16803
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100GTO

Frames:
H-Alpha: 20x1800" bin 1x1
OIII: 30x1800" bin 1x1
Blue: 12x600" bin 1x1
Green: 12x600" bin 1x1
Red: 12x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 31.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 21.42 days
Avg. Moon phase: 57.69%
RA center: 103.601 degrees
DEC center: -23.913 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.874 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 89.982 degrees
Field radius: 0.703 degrees
Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Obsevatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by Adrien Mauduit » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:45 pm

The Observatory Hill

Credits: Adrien Mauduit

The Tenerife Observatory is showing its ESA telescopes aligned on a lava hill and under the stars. The beautiful milky way core is just rising there at around 2:30 when this picture was taken (April 13th 2018). Tenerife is home to some of the best quality skies in the world due to the altitude, but there is a lot of light pollution on the eastern and southern coast that you just can't avoid if you don't have a light pollution filter like on this picture. I really wanted to wait and combine the best elements of astronomy together: The human facet with the 'small' telescopes facing the immensity of the universe with the gigantic home galaxy rising in the background.

Panorama of 5 portrait panels tracked on the Vixen Polarie at half-speed to avoid blending and getting too much motion blur. Canon 6D Baader modded + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art, Matt Aust - startrails LP filter.
Adrien Louis Mauduit
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Re: Submissions: 2018 April

Post by trobison » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:58 am

The Ghost of Jupiter

NGC 3242, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra. This is a multi-year project, with 58 hours of data. Very low surface brightness of background dust, and high surface brightness of the central object in the frame.

The planetary has what looks like waves of matter blown away. This was very strong in OIII, and not present in the Ha data. Many galaxies are spread throughout the background.

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The Ghost of Jupiter by Terry Robison, on Flickr

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