Submission: 2018 December

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Efrem Frigeni
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Efrem Frigeni » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:11 am

Dust in M78
From Bergamo (Italy)
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California, Peiades & Wirtanen

Post by alcarreño » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:16 pm

Copyright: Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImageCaliforna_Pleyades_Wirtanen_v.2 by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Steed » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Two tails of 46P/Wirtanen
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Imagetwo tails of comet 46P by 虞 骏, on Flickr

On the night of December 14, I used a telescope to track Comet 46P/Wirtanen. In this photo with a cumulative exposure time of 100 minutes, you can see two long tails pulled from the both side of the coma. The one on the right is the normal tail opposite the direction of the sun. The one on the left should be a rare antitail.

The halo in the upper left corner should be the glare in the telescope, not the real structure.

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by jjimenezpp » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:59 pm

Via Lactea desde Llanos de Jable con la cascada de nubes a la izquierda y el volcan Birigoyo a la derecha

Realizada desde Llanos de Jable en La Palma – 12 Junio 2018

Equipo utilizado :
-Objetivo Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
-Tripode Manfrotto 090
-Canon 6D mod

Tomas:
-Panoramica realizada con 20 tomas en horizontal de 13” cada una, a ISO 3200 y F1.4

Procesado:
Panorama montado con Autopano Giga procesado con Pixinsight, retoques finales con Lightroom y Adobe Photoshop

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El arbol de las brujas by José Jiménez, en Flickr

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by shadowoo2 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:23 am

46P/Wirtanen
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by tommy_h » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:09 pm

NGC 654, NGC 663 and vdB 6
http://www.distant-lights.at/vdb6-2018_10_6.htm
Copyright: Thomas Henne

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by barretosmed » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:38 pm

46P / Wirtanen in 3D representation
46P / Wirtanen in 3D representation

I kindly ask your friends to access the link: to view the image completely. https://www.astrobin.com/full/381842/0/

In this image I made a 3D reproduction on the computer to show what the inside of the comet would be on the left side, using the interior to demonstrate the relief in bright parts, with the center as the highest point of light. On the right side I did inversion technique as if the center were the darkest part.

Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rocks, and dust that orbit the Sun. When a comet's orbit approaches the Sun, it warms up and repels dust and gasses in a giant bright head, larger than most planets . Dust and gases form a tail that moves away from the Sun for millions of miles. Its diameter is estimated at 1.2 km.
Some argue for electrochemical theory that comets, are formed by instance Sio2. Si and o2 are electrically separated, and each oxygen atom is first combined with one hydrogen atom to form the hydroxyl radical, another hydrogen atom to form water. Comets are neglected crystalline rocks. Much of what comets are made can not form in the cold darkness of space.

Best resolution:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/381842/0/

Equipment and technology:
Smarteq mount without guide
Canon 6D modified
Lens 200mm f2.8
15 x 60 sec + 130 calibration frames
Programs: Sharpcap. APT, Photoshop, Pixinsight, Photoscape, Fitswork
Jales - SP - Brazil.
December 15, 2018


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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Ann » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:35 am

tommy_h wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:13 pm
LDN 1188 and LBN 496
http://www.distant-lights.at/lbn496-2018_10_4.htm
Copyright: Thomas Henne
Thomas Henne, I must tell you how much I love this image and your other one, the one showing us NGC 654, NGC 663 and vdB 6.

Both of your images are splendid examples of "cosmic landscape painting". It is not one object that is in focus, but an entire skyscape, full of stars, clusters and nebulas. The composition and details are splendid and the colors are superb.

Thank you!

Ann

P.S. Can you tell me the designation of the star at lower left that appears to be surrounded by an emission nebula? Or, alternatively, can you tell me the designation of the bright and blue star to the upper right of this apparent emission nebula? There appears to be a star surrounded by a dust-reddened reflection nebula to the lower right of the blue star.
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by tommy_h » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:00 am

Thank you, Ann!
I'm glad, that you like this images. The star at lower left, that seems to be surrounded by an emission nebula is BD+60 2380 or TYC 4264-678-1.
The dust-reddened reflection nebula is GN 22.14.9 or DG 181.
Here is an annotated image (it's also on my website): Best Regards
Thomas

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Ann » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:13 am

tommy_h wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:00 am
Thank you, Ann!
I'm glad, that you like this images. The star at lower left, that seems to be surrounded by an emission nebula is BD+60 2380 or TYC 4264-678-1.
The dust-reddened reflection nebula is GN 22.14.9 or DG 181.
Here is an annotated image (it's also on my website): Best Regards
Thomas
Thanks! I asked, because I'm interested in hot stars. Thanks to you, I could use Simbad Astronomical Database to find out more about the star that appears to be surrounded by an emission nebula. According to Simbad, its spectral class is B2III, which means it is just hot enough to ionize a faint emission nebula.

Thanks again!

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IC1396 and Garnet Star

Post by litobrit » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:44 am

Hello,
A four tiles mosaic, 1 hour 30 of SHO with my ASA10
The full 53 Mpx is here: https://www.astrobin.com/full/356197/B/?nc=user

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Václav Hýža » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:15 pm

location: Jeseníky Mountains in the Czech republic.

in the picture is: Comet 46P and NGC 1499 California.

date: 19.12.2018

Processing Information: 55 frames, ISO 12800, f / 3.5, 50 + 45 x DF.

original size http://www.vaclavhyza.cz/galerie/46p%20apod.jpg

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Sebastian Voltmer » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:58 pm

Deep image of Comet 46P / Wirtanen
Dec 13, 2018
Wirtanen_2018-12-13.jpg
Larson-Sekanina processing with PixInsight
79 x 30 s (ISO 400) with Sony a7s (a), Celestron 11 EdgeHD, Hyperstar mode. Baader UV/IR cut 2" filter
Spicheren, France

www.apollo-13.eu
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Cheers!
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Raphdubuc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:35 am

Pléiades

Canon 6D with 80 mm SkyWatcher Équinox
- 2 hours exposition each subs 3 minutes
Saint-Camille Québec
Raphaël Dubuc

Thanks for all!

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by StefanMuckenhuber » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:02 pm

Gave my M81/82 a finishing touch in Pixinsight.

Exposure time: 30h

Skywatcher Esprit 100
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

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https://www.astrobin.com/full/245745/D/?nc=user
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

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Orion

Post by alcarreño » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:39 pm

Copyrights. Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImageOrion HalfaRGB by Raul Villaverde, en FlickrImageOrion_HalfaRGBv4_Annotatedv2 by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by mftoet » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:12 pm

Molecular Clouds in Cepheus: MBM 163, 164, 165 & 166 and LBN 569
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Copyright: Maurice Toet

Rarely imaged Molecular Clouds in Cepheus: MBM 163, 164, 165 & 166 and LBN 569 (reprocessed).
MBM is an abbreviation for Magnani, Blitz and Mundy who identified/catalogued 57 molecular clouds at high galactic latitudes in 1985.

https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-5Z9v6J4/A

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by astronut2007 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:34 pm

CHRISTMAS STAR?
Copyright: Alan C Tough

Although it looks like a Christmas ornament here, Canopus (Alpha Carinae) is the second brightest star in the night sky and is, arguably, a candidate for the fabled Star of Bethlehem.

Details:
iTelescope T27, Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia.
Planewave 27" CDK @ f/6.6, FLI PL09000 CCD, Planewave Alt/Az mount.
Astrodon filters. LRGB = 60 Seconds per filter.
FOV: 27.1 x 27.1 arc-mins.

Highest resolution image here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7776810@N07/22964923944/

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by cosmicwreckingball » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:30 pm

The California Nebula (NGC 1499) illuminated by the runaway star, Menkib.

This three panel mosaic reveals the California Nebula, roughly 1000 light years from our Solar System. Featured in many photos of this month's comet, 46p as it passed through Perseus, this up close mosaic of the nebula reveals it's subtle hydrogen clouds filled with stars and hiding galaxies behind the wispy clouds.

Image for submission:
Image

Full solve of region:
Image

Photographed by Matt Harbison

Image captured during the months of November & December from Marathon Texas at the privately owned and operated Marathon Astronomical Remote Imaging Observatory.

Equipment used:
William Optics 132Flt with .8 reducers operating at 740fl @f5.6
QHY 16200 7 Position Filter Wheel
Astrodon Filters LRGB+HA
Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
QHY Med. OAG

Software used:
Captured with Sequence Generator Pro from Main Sequence Software
Edited in Pixinsight
Export & Levels in Photoshop & Lightroom

Please click for Full Resolution & Technical details: http://www.astrobin.com/380450/?nc=user
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Ann » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:31 pm

cosmicwreckingball wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:30 pm
The California Nebula (NGC 1499) illuminated by the runaway star, Menkib.

This three panel mosaic reveals the California Nebula, roughly 1000 light years from our Solar System. Featured in many photos of this month's comet, 46p as it passed through Perseus, this up close mosaic of the nebula reveals it's subtle hydrogen clouds filled with stars and hiding galaxies behind the wispy clouds.

Image for submission:
Image

Full solve of region:
Image

Photographed by Matt Harbison

Image captured during the months of November & December from Marathon Texas at the privately owned and operated Marathon Astronomical Remote Imaging Observatory.

Equipment used:
William Optics 132Flt with .8 reducers operating at 740fl @f5.6
QHY 16200 7 Position Filter Wheel
Astrodon Filters LRGB+HA
Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
QHY Med. OAG

Software used:
Captured with Sequence Generator Pro from Main Sequence Software
Edited in Pixinsight
Export & Levels in Photoshop & Lightroom

Please click for Full Resolution & Technical details: http://www.astrobin.com/380450/?nc=user
I love your full resolution annotated image! Thanks! :D

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by cosmicwreckingball » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:40 pm

Thanks, Ann!
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by barretosmed » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:21 pm

:cry: Merry Christmas
Dear friends, I leave here in advance my sincere merry Christmas to all.
I anticipate my merry Christmas, so I made through the junction of two images my astronomical Christmas tree.
Here in this image times:
1) cone nebula (Christmas tree): captured during the meeting in Mato Grosso- MT - Brazil : https://www.astrobin.com/full/332122/0/
2) Comet 46p / Wirtaner (would be the light at the tip of the star, captured um Jales - SP - Brazil https://www.astrobin.com/full/381842/0/

Some artificial spikes were placed to simulate Christmas balls.

Equipment
1) cone: Apo 80mm ts + cen60ec + asi1600mm + baader LRGB
20 * 150 "GB + 10 * 300" halpha + L
2) Comet 46p: Canon 6D + lens 200mm f2.8 +smarteq: 15 * 60 "

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Starseye » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:49 pm

A twisted Geminid meteor
This picture captured on the way to Mt.Siguniang scenery during the Geminid meteor shower.A Geminid meteor taking a twisting path just flies over The Youngest Girls's Peak which is higher than 6200 meters.No one is sure why meteor path becomes twisted,Juergen Rendtel guesses the reason could be the meteor is markedly non-spherical in shape, non-uniform in composition, or electrically charged. Non-uniform meteors, for example, may evaporate more on one side than another, causing a rotating meteor to wobble.
Copyright: Ji Liao , Chang Liu
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