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Submissions: 2020 March

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La Roseta

Post by alcarreño » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:14 pm

Copyright: Raul Villaverde Fraile
30x600" Halfa "Falso color"
ImageRoseta falso color by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Post by AlessandroCantarelli » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:13 pm

"Deranged"

360° panoramic view of the beautiful Dolomites, from the left: the Lastoi de Formin, the Mondeval, Mount Cernera under the beautiful constellation Orion, the Moon above the Marmolada, the Giau Pass with the polar star above and my silhouette below the Ursa Major.
The evening was extraordinarily clean and cold, the Passo Giau was silent and calm, the only (pleasant) noise was that of our snowshoes, exploring the area for the umpteenth time I decided that I would take my interpretation of the place at that moment.
The setting of the camera was: 6 shots for 30 seconds at f4 iso 1600 with canon 5d Mark4 and Samyang 12mm f2.8
Here is also a link to my photo on my website: https://alexwides.com/#iLightbox[gallery_image_1]/36
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Post by AlessandroCantarelli » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:14 pm

"Airglow"

180°panoramic composite of winter Milky Way over Punta di Capineru, a beautiful beach in Corse. I have dedicated one of my solo trips to this spectacular island, sleeping in the car and cooking with a camping gas stove. Once I arrived in this area I captured the landscape during the astronomical twilight, making sure that the position of the Milky Way was correct and trying to get the maximum detail on the rocks; the sky was captured in a very dark and higher area of the island, so as to have less humidity, late at night.Settings: land: 1/13 sec of exposure, iso 400, f8; sky: 5 minutes of exposure, iso 800, f4
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Post by paolodesalvatore » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:50 pm

The NGC 2903 is a galaxy located in the constellation of Leo and which is about 20.5 million light years away from us.
It is very similar to our Milky Way, but slightly smaller and younger.
The shots are from the beginning of February, for a total of 11.4 hours of integration, more detailed info in the link to the photo.

High resolution link:

ImageNGC 2903 Galaxy by Paolo De Salvatore, su Flickr

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Post by Ann » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:17 pm

That's a lovely, almost magical image! Thank you!

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Post by brent1123 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:42 pm

The Makalii Cluster
https://flic.kr/p/2iAyEEz
Copyright: Brent Newton The Pleaides in 14 hours of LRGB using a William Optics APO and an ASI1600MM-P. This cluster has appeared through history in dozens of cultures in both hemispheres of our globe, including Greek, Polynesian, Hebrew, and Native American tribes (and of course Japan). My favorite story about this cluster so far is I think from Hawaii in which the god Tane was jealous of the brilliance of the then-single star, so he broke it into the cluster we see today.

I have a write-up on details of this image, including a full-res annotated copy, on my website on my website as well

Enjoy!

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PS Question: Does watermarking my image reduce the chances of it being chosen?

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Post by paolodesalvatore » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:54 pm

"Leo Triplet"

ImageLeo Triplet by Paolo De Salvatore, su Flickr

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Post by tommasostella » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:50 pm

NGC 6960 The western Veil nebula
Lights: 250x180s
Apocromatic triplet FPL53 102/700
From Taranto, Italy
Copyright: Tommaso Massimo Stella

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Post by pablo22 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:48 am

Blue Horsehead Nebula
http://blog.astrofotky.cz/pavelpech
Copyright: Pavel Pech
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Post by markh@tds.net » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:15 pm

The Antennae Galaxies

Copyright: Mark Hanson
NGC-4038-4039small2.jpg
NGC-4038-39WHAsmall2.jpg
This was a fun set of data to process; the detail in the core is quite amazing. What a beautiful object. Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-40384039

Thank you,
Mark Hanson
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Post by David Wills » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:54 pm

NGC 2170 in the constellation Monoceros has got to be one of the most colorful Nebulas in the night sky that I have captured. This will eventually be made into a mosaic to capture the rest of this wonderful target, but it will have to wait until next year now as the moon is back and I don't image below 40 degrees.

Image

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... rmat=1500w

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

Lum 43x900Secs

Red 43x300Secs

Green 50x300Secs

Blue21x300Secs

16 hours 30 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 LRGB Ha

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

Image Acquisition: Voyager

Observatory control: Lunatico Dragonfly

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8

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Post by Bob Lockwood » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:29 pm

Rocket Art
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Vandenberg rocket launch 1995-96. Very little information other than the image is with film, and Venus is just above the tree line, bottom center.
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Post by Bob Lockwood » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:53 am

Dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 3226 & NGC3227
NGC 3226 is a dwarf elliptical galaxy that is interacting with the spiral galaxy NGC 3227
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Post by Ann » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:46 am

markh@tds.net wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:15 pm
The Antennae Galaxies

Copyright: Mark Hanson

NGC-4038-4039small2.jpg
NGC-4038-39WHAsmall2.jpg

This was a fun set of data to process; the detail in the core is quite amazing. What a beautiful object. Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-40384039

Thank you,
Mark Hanson

Mark, that's a fantastic pair of images! Thank you!

As you said, the detail in the core is amazing.

Me being me, a diehard lover of blue things, I prefer the bluer of the two pictures, the top one without Hα. Tell me something, though. While the color of the tails remains relatively unchanged with the addition of Hα, the color of the disks of the galaxies changes enormously. I find the color change in NGC 4039 the most interesting. NGC 4039 contains very little star formation, so I find it amazing that the color of its "dusty disk" changes so dramatically with the addition of Hα, from ever so slightly greenish-brown to a rather vivid shade of orange-brown. The only explanation I can think of is that all the dusty nebulas of the Antennae Galaxies are emitting low levels of Hα. Would you say that that is true?

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Post by markh@tds.net » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:54 pm

Ann wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:46 am
markh@tds.net wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:15 pm
The Antennae Galaxies

Copyright: Mark Hanson

NGC-4038-4039small2.jpg
NGC-4038-39WHAsmall2.jpg

This was a fun set of data to process; the detail in the core is quite amazing. What a beautiful object. Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-40384039

Thank you,
Mark Hanson

Mark, that's a fantastic pair of images! Thank you!

As you said, the detail in the core is amazing.

Me being me, a diehard lover of blue things, I prefer the bluer of the two pictures, the top one without Hα. Tell me something, though. While the color of the tails remains relatively unchanged with the addition of Hα, the color of the disks of the galaxies changes enormously. I find the color change in NGC 4039 the most interesting. NGC 4039 contains very little star formation, so I find it amazing that the color of its "dusty disk" changes so dramatically with the addition of Hα, from ever so slightly greenish-brown to a rather vivid shade of orange-brown. The only explanation I can think of is that all the dusty nebulas of the Antennae Galaxies are emitting low levels of Hα. Would you say that that is true?

Ann
Here is the HA image.
Ha.jpg
Thank you,
Mark
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Post by Robin_Onderka » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:33 pm

Interstellar clouds (tracked sky form early March 2020, composite background)
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Story & technique:
A composition between me and my soulmate. We both love photography and we both love astronomy. I decided to compose my sky with her foreground including glorious wind turbine, because I just fell in love with the photo she took and we wanted to do some project together.

The sky is stack of 20 tracked photos. 20x30" f/2.8 ISO 6400 at 70 mm using my stock Canon EOS 6D Mark II and Canon EF 24-70 mm f/2.8 | Skywatcher Star Adventurer. Foreground is from Nikon D90.
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Sky location: Taken from Butořanka, Beskydy, Czech Repubublic from ~700 meters above sea level
Wind turbine location: Petrovice, Usti nad Labem region, Czech Republic

ImageInterstellar Clouds by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

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Post by Bobinius » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 pm

Celestial Freedom: The Statue of Liberty Nebula in Hubble palette NGC 3576

Copyright: Bogdan Borz

One of the splendors situated in the Carina constellation, not visible in the Northern Hemisphere. It got its name only recently, being baptized in 2009 by Dr. Steve Mazlin, a member of Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO) (Wikipedia). It was discovered by William Herschel during the nights from 14 to 16 of March 1834,196 years ago.

Full resolution: https://www.astrobin.com/full/d3ocr7/0/

T3 Chilescope 25 jan 21 22 feb 2020 bin 1x1
15 x 600s Ha
16 x 600s O3
17 x 600s S2
ASA Astrosysteme Austria Newtonian 500mm f3.8
Camera FLI Proline PL 16803
Astrodon 3nm narrowband filters

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Post by Raphdubuc » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:45 am

Dark shark Nebula (LDN 1285) reprocess
https://www.flickr.com/photos/163323639 ... ed-public/

Copyright:Raphaël Dubuc

90 images of 3 minutes sub (1600 ISO) for 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Set up: Sky Watcher (80 mm-500mm) Equinox, Modded canon 6D, guide with Asi 290 with mini guider orion 50 mm

2 nights 04-07-2019 and 08-07-2019 in Saint-Camille Québec

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Post by Paulee97 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:07 pm

Zodiacal light above the Iron Curtain
Copyright: Pavel Váňa

Zodiacal light captured three years ago in Čížov which is located in Podyjí national park in Czech Republic. In the center of picture you can see watchtower which was part of the Iron Curtain. Iron Curtain divided Europe to the western and eastern part until 1989. Many people died trying to cross this border to get their freedom.

Full res version: https://flic.kr/p/2iC8yUd
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Post by mdieterich » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:00 pm

Statue of Liberty Nebula
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Copyright: Matt Dieterich and Nick Dunckel
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/496 ... 871e_k.jpg

Pictured here is over 10-hours of exposure on a beautiful nebula visible in the Southern Hemisphere known as NGC3579. I used a PlaneWave Instruments CDK24 and L-600 mount to capture images with the FLI 16803 CCD camera from the dark night skies of ObsTech in Chile. The camera collected wavelengths of hydrogen gas (greenish color), sulfur (brownish red color), and oxygen (bluish color). When combined and mapped to RGB channels, the resulting Hubble Palette colors are shown. Needless to say I was blown away while processing this nebula!
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Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:14 pm

Sh2-132 - The "Lion" nebula
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/VzsKAVS ... jz_rdB.jpg

Sh2-132 : the "Lion" nebula in SHO/HOO mix + RGB for stars.

Takahashi TSA102 - AZEQ6 - CCD Atik16200
Baader SHO ultra-narrowband filters + RGB

Ha : 35 x 900s bin1
OIII : 38 x 600s bin2
SII : 16 x 600s bin2
RGB : 12 x 300s bin2
Total : 19h.

6, 7 & 14 July ; 5 & 6 August 2019 - Corsica & Fouras (France)

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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Post by mr1337 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:04 am

IC 2944 - Running Chicken Nebula
ic2944_sho_starsadded_colorsat_nr_paltweak_small.jpg
My goal with this one was to feature the fine details present in the source data without overprocessing. It's even enjoyable at over 100% magnification - so many interesting areas in this object, from the small filaments to the dark Bok globules. I still didn't see the chicken though.

SHO pallette with RGB stars processed separately and composited back into the final image.

R: 12x300"
G: 11x300"
B: 24x300"

Sii 8nm: 16x1800"
Ha 8nm: 17x1800"
Oiii 8nm: 16x1800"

Total integration: 28.4 hours

Full resolution available at https://www.astrobin.com/176hx4
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Venus - March 7th

Post by Efrain Morales » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:23 pm

Venus on March 7th. In UltraViolet and RGB filters.
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