Submissions: 2020 April

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luigi.degiglio
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by luigi.degiglio » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:05 pm

The star Regulus (αLeo) and LEO I

ImageIMG_20200422_170348 by LUIGI DE GIGLIO, su Flickr

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Image details:
Date: April 2020
Exposure: L:24x300sec RGB:10x300sec

Telescope: Newton ONTC 8" f/4
Camera: Moravian G2 8300
Filters: Astrodon LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Taken from my Home in Monopoli (Bari) Italy
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by zenderfull » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:08 pm

Title: 2020 Lyrids meteor shower.

After staying home in quarantine for 5 weeks, I had to go out again and chase stars, I saw that on Saturday weather was clear, so I drove 2 hours away from Montreal and set up a timelapse hoping to capture a shooting star. Lyrids were already active even before the peak.

Info about the photo:
Date taken: 19 April 2020
Location: La patrie, Québec, Canada
URL: https://www.zenderfull.com/Galleries/Ni ... /i-gTHt5bs

Samer Hobeika - Zenderfull

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Post by Victor Lima » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:57 pm

Piedras Rojas is one of the most visited places by tourists visiting the Atacama Desert in Chile. Despite the beautiful scenery that can be enjoyed during the day, it is during the night that the show takes place. Above 4300 meters above sea level and far from any source of light pollution, watching the night sky from there is an unforgettable experience. In this single shot made in April/16, we can identify the planet Saturn, just above the nucleus of the Milky Way. In addition, we can see a beautiful Air Glow ranging from green to red tones giving a special color to the sky of Piedras Rojas.

Single Shot
Canon 6D / EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
17mm / f:2.8 / 30sec / ISO 6400
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Post by Robin_Onderka » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:47 pm

Satellites and iridium flare

About this photo:
This is my first try photographing meteor shower Lyrids. However, I was unable (and unlucky) to capture any during 3 hours of shooting. I'd still love to share this outcome. We have lots of light pollution in our country, so the best spot for a clear sky is in the mountains, such as this one in Beskydy mountains, Czech Republic. The house is a part of a local forest hotel and the sky includes Cygnus constellation and its nebulae as well as Lyra and its beautiful blue star - Vega (top right corner)

Technique:
I walked around to look for a place with an interesting composition, because I wanted to keep the foreground and sky at exact position as it could be seen that night. Then I took photo of the foreground.

I knew I want to track the sky, so I actually moved more to the right where there weren't any negative elements which would interfere with the sky.

Sky:
A combination of long exposures for the sky (150" f/4 ISO 1600 | 6x stacked for noise reduction) and shorter exposures to capture some of the meteors (20" f/2.8 ISO 6400), both tracked.

I took around 300 photos totally, from which I have chosen few with the trails present and blended them into my processed sky in Photoshop made of previous stacks.

Sadly not a single bolide flew into my frame, but I've seen about 5 that night and it was an amazing enjoyment!

ImageSatellites and iridium flare by Robin Onderka, on Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Bobinius » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:56 pm

Victor Lima wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:09 pm
Bobinius wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:10 pm
Interacting Galaxies in Andromeda: Arp 273 from HST

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble
Processing: Bogdan Borz 2020


Full resolution: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5f0vwq/0/?nc=user

ImageInteracting Galaxies in Andromeda: Arp 273 from HST by Bogdan Borz
What a incredible view!!! Amazing!!!
Thank you (and thank you Hubble : ) ). It was really difficult to find the correct palette, but it is a pleasure to process such beautiful objects.

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Post by Victor Lima » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:41 pm

Fisherman's boats parked on the sands of Mangue Seco at night while the Milky Way and the planets Mars and Jupiter stand out in the January/20 sky. Jupiter appears sparkling below the clouds and lights up the horizon on that tropical night.

Single Shot
Canon 6D / EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
23mm / f/2.8 / 15sec / ISO 8000
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by barretosmed » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:44 pm

THE LEO TRIPLET

For me, the most beautiful set of galaxies in the sky.
Small group of galaxies located in the constellation of Leo, approximately 35 million light years away, whose galaxies are gravitationally linked.
The Lion's Triplet is formed by the galaxies M65 (below, on the left), M66 (above, on the left) and NGC 3628 (on the right, known as the hamburger galaxy).

More details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/3bvdqi/0/ ... do_Menezes

Equipments:
APo 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200
70 x 300 "LRGB

Jales - SP - Brazil
04/03/2020

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by -Amenophis- » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:08 am

The Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

NGC 2264 describes several objects in the constellation Monoceros lying about 2,700 light-years from Earth.
One is the Christmas Tree star cluster, here lying on its side with the blazing bright blue star S Monocerotis marking its trunk at center left.
There is a diffuse red nebula caused by H-alpha emissions from hydrogen gas stimulated by ultraviolet radiation emitted by S Monocertis and the cluster's other blue stars.
There are two special star forming regions in the red nebula. At lower right, off the tip of the Christmas Tree, is the Cone Nebula, named for its apparent shape sculpted by fierce stellar winds emitted from the stars. It is a dark molecular cloud within which other new stars are forming. Numerous other sculpted swirls of nebulosity are nearby. At upper left is the Fox Fur Nebula, Sharpless 273, named for the rich textured appearance sculpted by stellar winds in that region. In contrast, the blue nebula is a reflection nebula caused by scattered blue light reflecting off residual dust in a region where stars have already formed.
The Cone Nebula is a pillar of gas that spans 7 light-years in length. Within these gases, thousands of new stars are born over time.
This region is very similar to the famous Pillars of Creation, which we photographed in Messier 16.

Camera: Canon EOS Ra
Telescope: ASA10" f/3.6
Mount: Paramount MyT
Guiding: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini and EVOSTAR72ED
Acquisition: TheSkyX pro
Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop

Total Exposure Time: 14.5 hours
Exposure Time per frame: 5 minutes

LOCATION: TOUL - FRANCE
DATES: March, 2020

Copyright : Thomas LELU
www.astrophotographie-lorraine.com
Cone_Nebula1.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by barretosmed » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:13 pm

MOON....

More details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/k1dd5j/0/ ... do_Menezes

*Equipments*
Meade LX 200 10 "
Asi 290mc
Filter Moon baader
Sao Paulo-SP-Brazil

04/10/2020 00:43

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

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:24 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Messier 104 - Sombrero Galaxy

https://astrob.in/zl3061/0/
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Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:28 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Eastern Veil Nebula and Pickering's Triangle

https://astrob.in/olthet/B/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:31 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

NGC 3521

https://astrob.in/y42got/B/

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Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:32 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Messier 63

https://astrob.in/7kkrrr/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:34 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

SH2-240 - Spaghetti Nebula Mosaic

https://astrob.in/0bg2oz/B/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:35 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Messier 81 and 82

https://astrob.in/wxe6im/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:36 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Horsehead and Flame Nebula

https://astrob.in/lmfgvx/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:39 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

NGC 1579

https://astrob.in/whwdm9/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:42 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

I was unable to finish this before the Orion season ended.

Horsehead to Orion Mosaic

https://astrob.in/d80vkx/B/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:44 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

This is the first image I made with my new QHY 600. The classic Andromeda.

https://astrob.in/yxj7kw/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:48 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Jellyfish Nebula

https://astrob.in/ggbxb6/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by starbasewalden » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 pm

I image from my home observatory in Virginia, Starbase Walden. an 11' Polydome with homemade pier mounted with a Mesu 200 Mk2 guiding an Esprit 150 and imaging with the superb QHY 600. I capture with NINA and process with Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop.

Full image details are in the Astrobin.

Thank you.

Cone, Christmas Tree and Fox Fur Nebula

https://astrob.in/7zxhs9/0/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by abhijitpatilphotography » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:49 pm

Imaging details -
Sky-Watcher EQ6R-pro mount, Orion Telescopes & Binoculars ED80TCF telescope, Nikon D750 unmodded camera and Astronomik filters CLS clip on filter.
Lights - 4 hr 20 min data in 5 minute subs guided using PHD2 and programmed using APT.
15 darks, 40 flats and bias
Bortle 2/3 skies

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by Sebastian Voltmer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:19 am

Fly over: SpaceX Starlink 6-stack appeared close to Venus over the horizon seen from my location in France on April 23, 2020.
For this shot I used my Nikon D800 and a fisheye lens.

Did you see this impressive appearance of the new Starlinks 6?
Fascinating but very bad for astronomers and our natural heritage (the nightsky).

Starlink6_Venus_2020-04-23.jpg

Cheers and Clear Skies!
Sebastian

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by ImNewHere » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:36 am

ImageFlameHorse by Scotty Bishop, on Flickr

This was only 30x 180s with my modded Pentax K5, TMB92SS with an Astrotech ATFF2 flattener, guiding and dithering by MGEN II and Astromania 50mm guidescope on an iOptron CEM25EC from my Bortle 4 yard. Stacked in DSS, processed in Photoshop.

I have APP and PI, but it seems like I love to do them quick and dirty so I use my old standby stuff due to the amount of actions and plugins I have, some actions developed by me!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 April

Post by ImNewHere » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:40 am

I suppose I can toss another one up. Here's M78, probably the deepest I've went on anything, but hey, I was on vacation in dark skies. https://www.astrobin.com/f00ukk/B/?nc=user <--there's the details on this one.

Yeah, I do DSLR cameras and stand alone guiders and use the hand controller. Seems I'm a rare breed!

ImageM78 by Scotty Bishop, on Flickr