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Submissions: 2020 April

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Post by markh@tds.net » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm

Sombrero Galaxy - M104

Copyright Mark Hanson

Here is an image taken by Martin Pugh and processed by me. The image has exquisite detail and is amazing for an amateur telescope to achieve.
M104-No HaWebsmall.jpg
Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m-104

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Post by Ann » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:55 pm

markh@tds.net wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Sombrero Galaxy - M104

Copyright Mark Hanson

Here is an image taken by Martin Pugh and processed by me. The image has exquisite detail and is amazing for an amateur telescope to achieve.

M104-No HaWebsmall.jpg

Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m-104

Thank you,
Mark Hanson
Mark, is that a tremendously huge halo surrounding M104, complete with a little loop - I mean a ginormous loop - at the bottom? 😮 :shock: 😮 :shock: 😮

It's a truly fantastic image!!! 😀 :D 😀

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Post by barretosmed » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:11 pm

The rose of space: I present the rosette nebula in Hubble Palette


The petals of this cosmic rose are actually a nursery of stars.
What characterizes this image is the sculpture drawn by the globules of dark dust.
The stars emit ultraviolet radiation that ionizes the surrounding hydrogen cloud, which gives the image a red color.

More details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/okss8a/B/

EQUIPMENTS:
APO TS 80MM
ASI 1600MM coled
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APO TS 80MM
15 X 200 BIN1 HALPHA
15 X 200 BIN1 SII
15 X 200 BIN1 OIII

LOCATION: JALES - SP - BRAZIL
DATES: DECEMBER 23 - 27, 2019


Processing and capture:
Software: @PIxinsigh, Adobe Photoshop, APT, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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Post by markh@tds.net » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:24 pm

Ann wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:55 pm
markh@tds.net wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Sombrero Galaxy - M104

Copyright Mark Hanson

Here is an image taken by Martin Pugh and processed by me. The image has exquisite detail and is amazing for an amateur telescope to achieve.

M104-No HaWebsmall.jpg

Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m-104

Thank you,
Mark Hanson
Mark, is that a tremendously huge halo surrounding M104, complete with a little loop - I mean a ginormous loop - at the bottom? 😮 :shock: 😮 :shock: 😮

It's a truly fantastic image!!! 😀 :D 😀

Ann
Thank you, it was a truly fun image to process. Thanks to Martin Pugh for such great data!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starsurfer » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:07 pm

markh@tds.net wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Ann wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:55 pm
markh@tds.net wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Sombrero Galaxy - M104

Copyright Mark Hanson

Here is an image taken by Martin Pugh and processed by me. The image has exquisite detail and is amazing for an amateur telescope to achieve.

M104-No HaWebsmall.jpg

Take a look at the full resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/m-104

Thank you,
Mark Hanson
Mark, is that a tremendously huge halo surrounding M104, complete with a little loop - I mean a ginormous loop - at the bottom? 😮 :shock: 😮 :shock: 😮

It's a truly fantastic image!!! 😀 :D 😀

Ann
Thank you, it was a truly fun image to process. Thanks to Martin Pugh for such great data!
I remember when Martin Pugh was Rob Gendler's protégé. Look at where he is now!

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Post by Tamas Abraham » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 am

Venus and Pleiades (and ruin)
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/
Copyright: Tamas Abraham
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Ann » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:08 am

delberson wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:12 am
ImageEta Carinae Nebula - NGC 3372 by Delberson Tiago de Souza, no Flickr
I love the "overview" of the Carina Nebula that your image gives us. We can really put the Eta Carina and the Trumpler 14, 15 and 16 clusters into perspective. I love the colors, too.

I also love your picture of NGC 3532, the Wishing Well Cluster. I live far north and have certainly never seen NGC 3532, but an amateur astronomy friend of mine visited Australia more then ten years ago to look at the southern skies, and to him the Wishing Well Cluster was the most impressive sight of them all.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Stefano Ricca » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:44 am

Location: Valle Ellero, Italy
Date: 10 August 2018
Copyright: Stefano Ricca
WebSite: www.stefanoriccaphoto.com


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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by astromazzo » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 pm

A fine Emerald color comet, with a red tail of dust: the show begins to excite! (a quarted of Moon present and insidious).
Marcon Ritchey-Chretién 20" F/4.5 - CDS-5D 60x1min exposure - Idas NGS Filter
Ci.A.O. Cimini Astronomical Observatory - www.hesnet.net/candy
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by barretosmed » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:00 pm

MOON IN MINERAL COLORS

I was saving this image for a special moment, so I decided to post it here, for me it was my best moon image of last year.

The Moon is usually seen in subtle shades of gray or yellow
The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical composition of the lunar surface.
The blue tones reveal areas rich in ilmenite, which contains iron, titanium and oxygen, mainly titanium, while the orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron. The white / gray tones refer to areas of greater exposure to sunlight.
Moon trips have already been guided through similar images.

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https://www.astrobin.com/full/too7a7/0/?nc=user

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Date: 10/13/2019

Time: 23:10
Location: Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil


Processing and capture:
Software: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop, SharpCap, AutoStakkert AutoStackert !, Registax 6, PhotoScape


Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Robin_Onderka » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:30 pm

I photographed this in a spare time after finishing wide-field photo of the Pleiades with Venus. I had no hope of this, but when I browsed my images in a PC, I noticed this interesting bend of light around Moon caused probably by lens aberration or something.

I have no clue about what it is (maybe you guys can help me figure out), but looks very cool and reminds me Gargantua from Interstellar :-)

Single photo: 4" f/11 ISO 100 with my EOS 6D Mark II and Rokinon 135 mm

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by alexsandromota » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am

The incredible encounter of Venus and the Pleiades cluster.
Despite their proximity to Earth's sky, they are separated by approximately 440 light-years.


ImageVênus e as Plêiades by Alexsandro Mota, no Flickr

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6 photos and 8 seconds exposition

LOCATION:
Conceição do Coité, Bahia, Brazil
(02/04/2020)

PROCESSING SOFTWARES:
Adobe Lightroom Classic + Photoshop CS 2020 + Sequator

Copyright: Alexsandro Mota Costa
E-mail: contato@misteriosdoespaco.blog.br
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Post by SkyViking » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:29 am

NGC 1365 - A Cosmic Maelstrom in Fornax
https://www.rolfolsenastrophotography.com/
Copyright: Rolf Wahl Olsen
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QVP ... 5Vq-X3.jpg

This deep image shows the large majestic barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 located in the southern constellation of Fornax at a distance of 56 million light-years. The galaxy is significantly larger than our own Milky Way, with the two main spiral arms spanning up to 200,000 light-years. The symmetrical arms curve around the entire galaxy forming an almost ring-like halo. Together with the prominent central bar the arms outline an elegant Z, making NGC 1365 one of the most striking and beautiful galaxies in the sky.

Bright knots of young star clusters and red emission nebulae dot the entire galaxy, and in the centre dark dust lanes trace around a cosmic maelstrom. The active nucleus of NGC 1365 hosts a supermassive black hole with the mass of approximately 2 million solar masses and rotating near the speed of light.

Visible here in this deep exposure are several faint streams extending out from the main arms, especially along the Western and Southern edge of the galaxy (3 to 6 o'clock position). These may be remnants of mergers with smaller dwarf galaxies or perhaps structures within the spiral arms themselves.

Several supernovae have been recorded in NGC 1365, most recently SN2012fr discovered by Alain Klotz (TAROT La Silla telescope) on 27th October 2012. See my previous image of NGC 1365 with the supernova SN2012fr here

In the background the entire field of view is littered with distant galaxies of various sizes and shapes. Many of these can be seen through the spiral arms and tidal streams of NGC 1365. Even a couple of very distant galaxy clusters can be seen. Many of these background galaxies are so far away that their light is visibly reddened because of the cosmological redshift. Judged by their colour and apparent size the faintest of these remote galaxies lie several billion light-years away.

Image details:
Date: November 2019 - February 2020
Exposure: LRGB: 1475:300:280:280 mins, total 43 hours 41 mins @ -25C
Telescope: Homebuilt 12.5" f/4 Serrurier Truss Newtonian
Camera: QSI 683wsg with Lodestar guider
Filters: Astrodon LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Taken from my observatory in Auckland, New Zealand
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by John2y92 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:26 pm

Pleiades with Venus

Shot on Canon 6D with Samyang 135mm at f2

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Ann » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:45 pm

alexsandromota wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:16 am
The incredible encounter of Venus and the Pleiades cluster.
Despite their proximity to Earth's sky, they are separated by approximately 440 light-years.


ImageVênus e as Plêiades by Alexsandro Mota, no Flickr

EXIF:
Canon T7i
29mm F/7.1
ISO 3200
6 photos and 8 seconds exposition

LOCATION:
Conceição do Coité, Bahia, Brazil
(02/04/2020)

PROCESSING SOFTWARES:
Adobe Lightroom Classic + Photoshop CS 2020 + Sequator

Copyright: Alexsandro Mota Costa
E-mail: contato@misteriosdoespaco.blog.br
Instagram: @alexsandromota805

Thank you, Alexandromoto, this is your first post and I love it! :D

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Post by Ann » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:46 pm

John2y92 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Pleiades with Venus

Shot on Canon 6D with Samyang 135mm at f2

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John2y92, you have posted a lovely picture! :D I love the colors and the fantastic starry and dusty background!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by barretosmed » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:15 pm

JUPITER


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Filtro:Baader Planetarium L 1.25"
Accessory:TeleVue Powermate 2" 2x


Software:
Photoshop CS6, SharpCap V3.0 Sharcap, AutoStakkert AutoStackert!, Registax 6, PhotoScape

08/13/2019
SAO PAULO - SP - BRAZIL

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by avdhoeven » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 pm

On April 3rd 2020 Venus passed through the Pleiades Star cluster. At 20:20 UTC I made images of Venus in the Pleiades and combined this image with an earlier image that I took of the Pleiades with the same setup.

This is the result showing Venus during its transit through the Pleiades.

Telescope: TMB92ss
Camera: QSI583ws

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M45 Venus transit by Andre van der Hoeven, on Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by delberson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:28 am

Ann wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:08 am
delberson wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:12 am
ImageEta Carinae Nebula - NGC 3372 by Delberson Tiago de Souza, no Flickr
I love the "overview" of the Carina Nebula that your image gives us. We can really put the Eta Carina and the Trumpler 14, 15 and 16 clusters into perspective. I love the colors, too.

I also love your picture of NGC 3532, the Wishing Well Cluster. I live far north and have certainly never seen NGC 3532, but an amateur astronomy friend of mine visited Australia more then ten years ago to look at the southern skies, and to him the Wishing Well Cluster was the most impressive sight of them all.

Ann
Thanks a lot Ann!

The southern skies have so many beauties. Eta Carinae is fabulous, visible even on naked eye. Magellanic Clouds are awesome too.

Regards,
Delberson.

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Post by delberson » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:29 am