Submissions: 2020 August

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Llama » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:17 pm

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Data acquisition: Martin PUGH
Processing: Nicolas ROLLAND

Captured July 2020
Fiel Of view: 3.84 x 2.55 deg
Total acquisition time of 2.25 hours.
Location: Yass, New South Whales, Australia

Optics: FSQ106 EDX3 @F/D 5.0
Mount: Paramount ME II
CCD: QHY600 M
Pre Processing: CCDstack & Pixinsight
Post Processing: Photoshop CC

Full version : https://www.astrobin.com/4zs5k8/

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Rho Ophiuchi complex by Nicolas Rolland, sur Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by wadeprunty » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:51 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:34 am
wadeprunty wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:11 am
NGC 7000, The North America Nebula: 106.3 Hours
Copyright: Wade Prunty
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https://www.astrobin.com/0y9vat/?nc=user Target: NGC 7000, The North America Nebula
Imaging Date: August 01-21, 2020
Location: DFW, TX
Light Pollution: Bortle 9

Acquisition Equipment Used:
William Optics SpaceCat 51 APO
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 Mount
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Chroma 3nm Narrowband Filters
ZWO ASI120MM-S
William Optic UniGuide Guide Scope
ZWO ASIAIR Pro
Apple iPad Pro

Images Taken:
SII: 216 x 600 Second Frames
SII: 18 x 1800 Second Frames
Ha: 136 x 600 Second Frames
Ha: 14 x 1800 Second Frames
OIII: 145 x 600 Second Frames
OIII: 15 x 1800 Second Frames
Dark: 48 x 600 Second Frames
Dark: 18 x 1800 Second Frames
Flat SII: 300 Frames
Flat Ha: 300 Frames
Flat OIII: 300 Frames
Bias: 300 Frames
Total Light Frame Integration: 106.33 Hours

Processing Software Used:
PixInsight for Staking all Frames and Stretching Master Image
Topaz Labs AI Suite for Post Processing
Welcome to Starship Asterisk*, Wade Prunty!

I am a grumpy hard-to-please mapped color Hα-OIII-SII skeptic. But your image brings out the "foreground nature" of the light-year-sized long and wide thick dark dust "rivers" of NGC 7000 perfectly.

Thank you! :D

Ann
Ann,

Thanks for the welcome, and thank you very much for complement. Getting a hard-to-please complement is a definite win in my book!

Wade

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by PatrickWinkler » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:07 am

NGC 6995 / 6992 Bat Nebula


NGC6995_m.png
stats: https://www.celestialobjects.net/ngc6995.html
larger: https://www.celestialobjects.net/assets/ngc6995_f.png

(c) Patrick Winkler
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by tlwhitehead » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:41 pm

ImageAndromeda08222020_pslr1 (1 of 1)-3 by Tracy Whitehead, on Flickr

Hi!
This is my photo of Andromeda taken from an hour west of St. Louis on 08/23/2020. This was taken with a Skywatcher Evostar 72ed and a Nikon D5300 over the course of about an hour. I'm relatively new to astrophotography and this is my best image ever. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!
Thanks for your consideration!

Tracy

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by zema88 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:05 pm

Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula [DSLR]
Copyright: Paolo Demaria

Telescope: Sky-Watcher Newton 200/1000 with Baader RCC
Camera: modified Canon EOS 6D
Mount: Sky-Watcher Eq6Pro
Exposure time: 40x420s @1600ISO
Location: S. Anna di Vinadio, Cn, Italy. SQM: 21.7
Full resolution: https://www.astrobin.com/full/rhemma/B/

Paolo Demaria

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Constellation of the Swan

Post by alcarreño » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:32 pm

Copyrights: Asociacion Astronomica de Ocentejo
ImageMosaico Csine 2020 40 teselas by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by KuriousGeorge » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:05 pm

Stephan's Quintet – 24" vs Hubble. KG Observatory, Julian, CA.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Ann » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:02 am

tlwhitehead wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:41 pm
ImageAndromeda08222020_pslr1 (1 of 1)-3 by Tracy Whitehead, on Flickr

Hi!
This is my photo of Andromeda taken from an hour west of St. Louis on 08/23/2020. This was taken with a Skywatcher Evostar 72ed and a Nikon D5300 over the course of about an hour. I'm relatively new to astrophotography and this is my best image ever. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!
Thanks for your consideration!

Tracy
Hi Tracy, and welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

I very much enjoy your photo because it looks so "real". Most other Andromeda pictures that are posted in places like Starship Asterisk* are so detailed, processed and color-enhanced that they tell us very little about what Andromeda looks like through a telescope. You have given us an honest portrait of Andromeda, and believe me, those are rare! So thanks!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Ann » Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:07 am

KuriousGeorge wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:05 pm
Stephan's Quintet – 24" vs Hubble. KG Observatory, Julian, CA.

https://www.astrobin.com/7wd5oe/B/
https://www.astrobin.com/5ls7bl/
Wow, George, that's fantastic!!! :shock:

Tell me, what filters did you use for your image? A hydrogen alpha one? I noticed that your "pink splotches" are seen in other places in NGC 7320 and NGC 7318 A and B than in the Hubble picture.

Anyway, that is indeed an amazing image!!!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by vmiklos » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:05 am

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Eastern Veil - NGC6992 by Miklos Vekony, on Flickr

Date: 2020.08.22.
Location: Hungary, Tiszasziget

Equipment: SW QUATTRO 250P (250/1000) Newton, EQ6, Mgen, modified Canon 550D

47 x 300s ISO 800

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by barretosmed » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:58 am

** MOON IN COLOR**

BEST DETAILS (CLICK ON TOTAL RESOLUTION)
https://www.astrobin.com/full/2yww4s/0/?nc=user

The moon is usually seen in subtle shades of gray or yellow.
The different colors are recognized to correspond to actual differences in the chemical composition of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal areas rich in ilmenite, which contains iron, titanium and oxygen, mainly titanium, while orange and purple show relatively poor titanium and iron regions.
White areas are taller areas that are most exposed to the sun.
Trips to the moon have already been indicated by similar images.
Made with saturation technique, moon in color.

EQUIPAMENTS:
ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO COLED
Esprit 150mm
Date: . 08/24/2020
Local: Sao Paulo - SP - Brazil

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

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

Post by KuriousGeorge » Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:22 pm

Ann wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:07 am
Wow, George, that's fantastic!!! :shock:

Tell me, what filters did you use for your image? A hydrogen alpha one? I noticed that your "pink splotches" are seen in other places in NGC 7320 and NGC 7318 A and B than in the Hubble picture.

Anyway, that is indeed an amazing image!!!

Ann
Thank you very much Ann! That's using Astrodon's LRGB E-Series NIR Blocked Gen 2 filters. Then color calibration in Pixinsight using Photometric Color Calibration.

Skies were pretty dark (21.5 SQM). That's 2 hours of 300-second subs in each R, G and B channel for 6 hours of total color in a 24".

Here's the image by itself...
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by barretosmed » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:15 pm

Corona Australis constellation

Its nomenclature is still a mystery, one of the theories, related to mythology, would be linked to the god of wine, Bacchus, in which it is said that a wreath was placed in the sky in honor of Semém, mother of the god.

More details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/bka4p5/0/?nc=user

Equipment:
Canon 50 mm lens
Canon 6d
21x 100 sec
Ioptron Smart-eq mount, without guide
Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT ,, Polemaster, SharpCap

July 18, 2020
Munho - MG - Brazil



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

Post by markh@tds.net » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:10 pm

NGC 6822-Barnards Galaxy

Copyright Mark Hanson
NGC-6822APOD.jpg
Taken by Martin Pugh from El Sauce, Chile 17” Planewave CDK
LRGBHA 7.5,5,5,5,11.5 Hours Processed by Me

You can see the full version here:
https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc6822-2

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Ann » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:03 pm

barretosmed wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:15 pm
Corona Australis constellation

Its nomenclature is still a mystery, one of the theories, related to mythology, would be linked to the god of wine, Bacchus, in which it is said that a wreath was placed in the sky in honor of Semém, mother of the god.

Corona Australis widefield.png

Star formation in Corona Australis.png
Wow, I love that image, Barretosmed! See that "plume" of light brown "smoke" rising from a small but thick column of black smoke, emanating from two tiny blue embers? This is the region of star formation in Corona Australis! I have to post another widefield but slightly closer picture of this amazing smoking embers of star formation - and no, I don't know the author of the wonderful image at right!

Ann
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by goodastronomy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:54 am

Some recent images for your enjoyment!

Barnard's Galaxy: Imaging System – Planewave CDK14, Paramount Mx+, FLI 16803/Chroma Filters; Exposure – HaLRGB, 13 hours; Location/Date - Fort Davis, Texas / August 2020; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good/Steve Timmons
Barnard's Galaxy.jpg

NGC 6946 the Fireworks Galaxy: Imaging System – Planewave CDK14, Paramount Mx+, FLI 16803/Chroma Filters; Exposure – HaLRGB, 14.8 hours; Location/Date - Fort Davis, Texas / July 2020; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good/Steve Timmons
NGC 6946.jpg

NGC 7000 the Cygnus Wall: Imaging System: Planewave CDK14, Paramount Mx+, FLI PL16803 Chroma filters; Exposure – SHO, 18.5 hours; Location/Date - Deep Sky Observatory, Texas / July 2020; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good / Steve Timmons
NGC 7000.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by goodastronomy » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:00 am

Some (more) recent images for your enjoyment!

IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula: Imaging System: Planewave CDK14, Paramount Mx+, FLI 16803/Chroma filters; Exposure – LRGB, 9.1 hours; Location/Date - Fort Davis, Texas/ August 2020; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good/Steve Timmons
IC 5146 - Cocoon Nebula.jpg

IC 4628 the Prawn Nebula: Imaging System: Takahashi TOA 150, Astrophysics 1600, FLI ML16200, Astrdon Gen 2 Filters; Exposure – SHORGB, 33 hours; Location/Date - El Sauce, Chile, June 2020; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good
IC 4628 - The Prawn Nebula.jpg
Eta Carina Nebula: Imaging System: Takahashi TOA 150, Astrophysics 1600, FLI ML16200, Astrdon Gen 2 Filters; Exposure – SHO, 11.5 hours;
Location/Date - El Sauce, Chile, November 2019; Credit/Copyright – Casey Good
Eta Carina SHO.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by mftoet » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:28 pm

LDN 1355 & 1358 and surroundings (LDN 1353 & 1357, VdB 7, 8 & 9 and LBN 643)
https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-KmtWWpX/A
Copyright: Maurice Toet

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Post by mftoet » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:30 pm

IC 1284 and surroundings
https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-M5cbWnt/A
Copyright: Maurice Toet

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:35 am

M-8

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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:38 am

Moonshine

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:41 am

[b) NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula[/b]

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Riccardofiuco » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:54 am

VDB142 ELEPHANT TRUNK HUBBLE PALETTE

This is the only image I took in this summer of COVID 19, the desire I had to get out of quarantine was so great that I dedicated myself entirely to this beautiful subject!
The image was taken by Costalpino in the province of Siena

Acquisition data: RICCARDO CRESCIMBENI
Elaboration: EDOARDO LUCA RADICE
Software: Pixinsight & Photoshop

ORION UK CT10 f4. 8
10micron GM2000 HPS
MORAVIAN G28300FW
Astronomik H alpha 7nm
108x600" bin1 - 20°
Astronomik SII 12nm
14x600"bin1
Astronomik OIII 7nm
86x600"
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