Submissions: 2020 February

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Bob Lockwood
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Bob Lockwood » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm

Sh2-308 Sometimes called the Gourd Nebula, sometimes the Dolphin Nebula.
This time the Dolphin, and it’s headed for the wave.

Copyright: Bob Lockwood
http://www.mynightsky.net/Latest/origin ... b_2020.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by barretosmed » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:46 pm

Milky Way



Equipment:
Canon 6D
Rocket 14mm 2.4
Single frame 30 "
ISO 1600

PROCESSING:
Adobe Photoshop and PixInsight.

Munhoz - MG - Brazil
06/30/2019

Copyright: FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES
EMAIL: BARRETOSMED@HOTMAIL.COM
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Efrem Frigeni » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:45 am

IC 443
A SUPERNOVA RENNANT in Gemini

Here my Web site www.astroefrem.com
image link -> https://www.astroefrem.com/gallery/blog ... ic443.html
Recorded from Imagna's Valley (900mt) - Italy

narrow band (Halpha - OIII) Blending in color Broad band

Copyright: Efrem Frigeni
ic443.jpg
Kind Regards
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by KuriousGeorge » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:52 pm

Although NGC2841 has been imaged a few times, only a handful seem to really capture its beauty, especially in Kent Wood's capture of the very faint extended arms.

https://www.astrobin.com/390497/C/
http://www.caelumobservatory.com/gallery/n2841.shtml
https://slate.com/…/ngc-2841-robert-gen ... -of-a-spec

During this time of the year, seeing is extremely good in Julian, CA. But with no marine layer covering the lower cities, 21.2 SQM is the darkest I'm seeing. Nevertheless, 9+ hours of Luminance in a 24" does appear to capture a few photons from 46 MLY. (-:

"NGC 2841 is an inclined, unbarred, spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major that exhibits a prominent inner ring structure. Initially thought to be about 30 million light-years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined its distance to be approximately 46 million light-years."

https://www.astrobin.com/sery8p/B/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:26 pm

M81, M82 & IFN

Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/1SubC_t ... XURFLk.jpg

Composition of 2 images made with :
- Apo 66/400 refractor with CCD AtikOne6 ;
- TSA102 (f/6) refractor with CCD AtikOne6.

AZEQ6 - CCD Atik One 6 - Astronomik Filters
LRGB + Ha
Global integration : 24h
February 2017 & February 2019

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:32 pm

NGC 5367 in Centaurus

Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/FnTM6Su ... gn6cSV.jpg

Chilescope : Newton ASA 500mm (f/3,6) - DDM85 - FLI Proline 16803 - Astrodon filters
Global integration : 10h50
June / July 2019

My process of the data provided by Chilescope team for the Astrophoto contest on NGC5367.

Copyright: Chilescope /Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Kinch » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:24 pm

Not often imaged - area close by NGC 2259
NGC 2259 NB (1938 x 1316).jpg
Capture info @: http://www.kinchastro.com/ngc-2259.html
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by vanamonde81 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:00 pm

Grapevine startrails
Copyright: György Soponyai

Szekszárd (the city where I was born) is the center of Szekszárd-Tolna Wine Region is famous of the "Bull's Blood", a dry red wine. Thus no wonder the lookout tower above the city resembles grapevines. Pointing my all-sky camera directly upwards was a good idea standing there.. :)

Image

2020.02.16. Szekszárd, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Sigma EF 8/4.0
134 x 60 sec, F6.3, ISO 400

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Ann
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Ann » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:52 pm

KuriousGeorge wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Although NGC2841 has been imaged a few times, only a handful seem to really capture its beauty, especially in Kent Wood's capture of the very faint extended arms.

https://www.astrobin.com/390497/C/
http://www.caelumobservatory.com/gallery/n2841.shtml
https://slate.com/…/ngc-2841-robert-gen ... -of-a-spec

During this time of the year, seeing is extremely good in Julian, CA. But with no marine layer covering the lower cities, 21.2 SQM is the darkest I'm seeing. Nevertheless, 9+ hours of Luminance in a 24" does appear to capture a few photons from 46 MLY. (-:

"NGC 2841 is an inclined, unbarred, spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major that exhibits a prominent inner ring structure. Initially thought to be about 30 million light-years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined its distance to be approximately 46 million light-years."

https://www.astrobin.com/sery8p/B/

That's a great picture! :D

I love how the inner disk is finely threaded by an interlacing cobweb of dust, while the other arms are fuzzy and broad, lacking in structure or dust.

Beautiful!

Ann
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by David Wills » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:38 pm

M51 this was a pleasure to image and to process another one of my favorites. Definitely, need to spend some more time on collecting more RGB data apart from that I'm pretty pleased with it.

M51 was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be 23 million light-years away from Earth and stretches a radius of 30,000 light-years. The galaxy and its companion, NGC 5195, are easily observed by amateur astronomers, and the two galaxies may be seen with binoculars. The Whirlpool Galaxy has been extensively observed by professional astronomers, who study it to understand galaxy structure (particularly structure associated with the spiral arms) and galaxy interactions.


Captured by David Wills at PixelSkies, Spain www.pixelskiesastro.com

Lum 44x900Secs

Red 29x300Secs

Green 18x300Secs

Blue 17x300Secs

Ha 10x1200Secs

22 hours 40 mins in total.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -10C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Astronomik RGB

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Voyager

Observatory control: Lunatico Dragonfly

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8


https://www.pixelskiesastro.com/recent-images


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Mars, Moon Event

Post by Efrain Morales » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:15 pm

Mars and Moon Occultation event. Unfortunately could not complete session due to rising sun sky brightness. on February 18th, 10:03ut inset - (Mars), 11:49ut. (Mars,Moon). ( ES ED80 APO, LX200ACF 305mm. ASI290 Cmos, TeleVue 3x Barlows, Custom Scientific RGB filters.)
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Venus

Post by Efrain Morales » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:33 pm

Venus on February 18th, 23:21ut. LX200ACF 305mm, ASI290mm Cmos, TeleVue 3x Barlows, UV, RGB filters.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by donwaid » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:02 pm

Sh2-290 / Abell 31
http://www.waid-observatory.com
Copyright: Donald Waid Select the link below to view a description of the object along with imaging details and equipment used:
http://www.waid-observatory.com/sh2-290 ... 4-HOO.html
(Click on the displayed images to progress to higher resolutions.)

Best regards,
Don Waid

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by twoghouls » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:37 pm

Image
Orion over Boston by Nico Carver, on Flickr

Last night (after a couple failed attempts) I captured this image of the Orion constellation and many emission nebula setting over the city of Boston and the Charles River. It was taken with a wide angle lens (14mm), a mono camera, and H-alpha + Luminance filters.

--Nico

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Tamas Abraham » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 am

Cloudy Crescent Moon and Jupiter at twilight
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/index_en.html
Copyright: Tamas Abraham
cloudymoon_jupiter_abraham_200220.jpg
Photo was taken on February 20, 2020 in Zsámbék, Hungary.
Thanks for watching,
Tamas
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by vanamonde81 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:45 am

A division by zero
Copyright: György Soponyai

The photos were taken on Budapest, Hungary standing on and near Margaret Bridge and looking to Southern direction. The wonderful foreground including the building of Hungarian Parliament, the Chain Bridge, the Castle of Buda and the riverbank of Danube has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

8: My fourth analemma was taken between 2018-09-24 and 2019-09-15 at local noon (11:44 CET). Unfortunately I had some data loss of my camera's memory card so two dots are missing from the topmost of the curve.

/: One-hour-long path of the rising crescent Moon above the Parliament captured in every 3 minutes.

0: The most breathtaking Lunar halo I've ever seen

=: Initially I planned a solargraph photo but gave up after some poor results of my experiments. This photo depicts the one-hour-long path of the Sun around noon using a Baader AstroSolar filter.

***: 20th August is a national holiday in Hungary. Its closing event is the one where a crowd of some hundred thousand people enjoying the famous firework of Budapest. Margaret Bridge was completely full and there was absolutely no remaining free place so I captured the event standing near the Bridge.

Image

Details
8: 2018-09-24 to 2019-09-15
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 14/2.8
32 x 1/8000 sec, F 2.8, ISO 100, ND 1000 filter applied
Foreground (2018-12-13): 1/1250 sec, F2.8, ISO 250

/: 2020.02.19.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 24/1.4
Foreground: 1/8 sec, F 2.8, ISO 800

0: 2019-01-22
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 14/2.8
2.5 sec, F 2.8, ISO 250

=: 2020-02-09, 2020-02-20
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 24/1.4
2 x 60 x 1 sec, F 22, ISO 50, Baader AstroSolar filter applied
Foreground: 2 x 1/4000 sec, ISO 100

***: 2019-08-20
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 50/1.4
35 sec, F 20, ISO 100

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Celfosc » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:05 pm

Image

NGC2359 C.Thor by Cel Fosc, en Flickr

Ngc2359 Casco de Thor
Objeto sacado en dos noches
03/08/19 en San Nicolas del Puerto.
15/02/20 en Hornachuelos

El equipo empleado fue...

Telescopio: ED80 Sky Watcher + 0.85X
Montura: LXD75 Meade
Cámara: QHY163m
Guiado: MiniScope 50mm Orion, CámaraGuia/QHY5 L-II c
Adquisición: APT (AstroPhotographyTool) v3.63/v3.70
Apilado y procesado: PixInsight, Photoshop

SQM: 21.84

Tomas
Ha 7nm: 18x600s
RGB: 20x180s
Expo Total: 6h
Temperatura sensor: -10°C
Distancia Focal: 510mm
F/ 6,3
https://celfoscastrofotografia.blogspot.com/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:54 am

ImageNgc4038-4039 Galaxies by Giuseppe Carmine Iaffaldano, su Flickr
Image taken from T2 of Chilescope - LRGB 4h-2,5h-1h-3h

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by John2y92 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:54 am

Photo of Zodiacal light, Pleiades, Andromeda galaxy and Venus iluminating clouds taken in Czech mountains Jeseniky

ImageZodiacal light by Jan Veleba

Canon 100D 2x15s ISO3200 with Samyang 14mm @f2.8
Processed in sequator and photoshop

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by asymon » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:53 am

Jellyfish Nebula
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com
Copyright: Alistair Symon This is an image of the Jellyfish nebula taken with an FSQ106 and STXL-11002 through SII, OIII and H-alpha filters. Total imaging time was 15.5 hours and the data was combined using the Hubble palette. You can see a higher resolution version here:
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com/Jel ... ow2020.htm

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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

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Venus - Feb. 22nd

Post by Efrain Morales » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 pm

Venus on February 22nd, 22:51ut. (LX200ACF 305mm, CGE Mount, ASI290mm Cmos, TeleVue 3x Barlows, UltaViolet 350un, IR685un, G,B Filters.)
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Re: Submissions: 2020 February

Post by astroaaron » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:48 am

ISS Solar Transit - Feb 23, 2020

https://www.astrobin.com/pbkg88/?nc=user
Copyright: Aaron Collier