Submissions: 2020 August

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by geckzilla » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:56 pm

happy with how this one turned out, posting to share with y'all:
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NGC 2336 by Judy Schmidt, on Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Ann » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:18 am

geckzilla wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:56 pm
happy with how this one turned out, posting to share with y'all:
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NGC 2336 by Judy Schmidt, on Flickr
Beautiful, Geck. Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by gnomus » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:36 am

The Elephant’s Trunk nebula (van den Bergh 142) is part of the emission nebula IC 1396. It is approximately 3,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cepheus. The Elephant Trunk is a site of star formation, containing several stars that may be only 100,000 years old.
K_Elephant_TEC_FIN2_Asterisk.jpg
This is a two-panel mosaic photographed between 25 July and 16 August 2020 from a rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC 140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Ha: 48 x 1200s
OIII: 48 x 1200s
SII: 48 x 1200s

A total of 48 hours exposure.

Link to image on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/zqlvtl/?nc=user
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by mftoet » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:19 am

Chocolate Brownies: LDN 1228 & LBN 552
https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-Sg4JPK7/A
Copyright: Maurice Toet

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Raphdubuc » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:08 am

Ic 1396 wide field:

Wonderful place in the constellation of Cepheus, hard to process beacause there are a lot of a star around.

3 hours and 15 minutes exposition with Skywatcher 500mm/80mm ED with Orion field Flattener
Skywatcher Eq-6
Canon 6D MOD

Copyright:Raphaël Dubuc

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by cappellettiariel » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:58 am

Hi Everyone, good morning, after sharing the entire frame of my FOV of M16 I would like to share this image focusing more on The Pillars of Creaion in M16 Nebula in Hubble palette (SHO). Hope you enjoy it, clear skies!

12.2 h of total integration, from Córdoba, Argentina

Main equipment: ZWO ASI 1600 mm-pro + SW Explorer 250pds + SW Coma Corrector 0.9x + EQ6-R-Pro + ZWO EAF + ZWO 7x2" EFW

Guide equipment: Starguider 60/240 mm F4, ZWO ASI 120mm mini

*Gain 139, -25 º C, Ha 7nm 2" Optolong, 85x180"
*Gain 139, -25 º C, Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 80x180"
*Gain 139, -25 º C, Sii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 80x180"

100 Darks
100 Flats / filter

Polar Align: SharpCap 3.2
Acquisition: SGP 3.1
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8.8, PS


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The Pillars of Creation of M16 in Hubble Palette (SHO)
by Ariel Cappelletti, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by kijja » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:11 am

This is my first trial on submitting an image. It is the image of the Tadpole Nebula. Hoping that you may enjoy it.

Tadpole nebula is a tricky object. It contains lots of nebulosity and details that make difficulties in balancing the entire image. This version is my latest re-processing as a kind of trade-off between details and subjects

Acquisition data: Ha filter 6.1 hours, OIII filter 7.9 hours, SII filter 10.0 hours
Location: Mae Tang, Chiang Mai ,Thailand Estimate sky quality class 4 Bortle
Date of last taken 10 Jan 2020

Gears: QHY163m, Optolong filters, Takahashi TSA120, AP mach1
https://astrob.in/g0ywgo/C/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Elinter » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:07 pm

Image

My first submission is of the eastern veil nebula. Taken at Lebanon Pennsylvania on 19 Aug using an Orion 115mm triplet refractor and ZWO ASI 294 camera on an Orion Atlas mount. I used a combination of HA and OIII filters during the 6.5 hours of total exposure.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Drewster » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:47 pm

How Big Is That
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Copyright: Drew Sullivan A comparison of the apparent sizes and actual sizes of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as they are visible in the sky now in late August.

The image with a short discussion is here:
http://www.ancientstarlight.com/Planet_ ... _2020.html

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by astrosirius » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:14 pm

We are still alive!!

The Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event, also known as the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) extinction, was a sudden mass extinction of three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth, approximately 66 million years ago. With the exception of some ectothermic species such as the sea turtles and crocodilians, no tetrapods weighing more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds) survived.

It marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and with it the end of the entire Mesozoic Era, opening the Cenozoic Era that continues today besides inspite of the Covid-19.

After 66 Million years ago the humans still alive!!
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by ApteryxAstro » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:25 am

Carina Nebula in SHO Narrowband
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Copyright: Jeff Morgan
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by varadinagypal » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:45 pm

A line on Jupiter -- impact scars?
Copyright: VNP
Dark diagonal streak on Jupiter, oriented 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock, as observed on 2020-08-20 at around 1900Z. Could it be impact scars? Hungarian amateur colleagues confirmed the feature, it's not an artifact.
It could also be a coincidental alignment of darker spots in Jupiter's atmosphere -- I don't have enough data (it's been raining the past week).
https://csillagtura.ro/jupiter-with-a-d ... 020-08-20/
https://www.asztrofoto.hu/galeria_image/1597996462
Independent observation: https://www.asztrofoto.hu/galeria_image/1598019963 https://csillagtura.ro/wp-content/uploa ... im.gif.gif
20200820_jupiter_anim.gif[1].gif
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Kinch » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:19 pm

Abell 85 - CTB-1

Image17_rotate-crop - Sign (1106 x 764).jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Robin_Onderka » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:01 pm

Lost on the coast

Credits: Robin Onderka | www.instagram.com/robin_onderka

During our vacation in Croatia we were not very lucky on the clear night sky. It wasn't until 5 days later that the sky finally cleared, so we weren't lazy and set off for the coast of Murtarić near Tisno, where we took this beautiful photo. At first we experimented a bit with the settings, but in the end everything turned out absolutely great!

Location: Murtarić, Croatia
Camera and lens: Canon 6D astro-modified + Sigma 35/1.4 art

Sky: 2 panels, tracked, stacked - 15 x 60” f/2.8 ISO 3200

Foreground: mix of 3 exposures, focus stacking, exposure bracketing, Milky Way position 1:1 photographed from same spot

Girl with lantern: 1/4 sec - f/2.0 - ISO 6400
FG focus land: 13 sec - f/2.5 - ISO 6400
FG focus sky: 13 sec - f/2.5 - ISO 6400

ImageLost on the coast by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by felix_wegerer » Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:41 pm

Panorama of the North America Nebula in HOO.

This very popular region in the constellation Cygnus is full of Hydrogen and Oxygen emissions. This is a panoramic view starting at the Cygnus wall on the left.
The image is taken during multiple nights in August 2020 from Linz, a city in Austria, Bortle 6.
Equipment:
APM APO 203/1800 LZOS
Riccardi Reducer 0.75
SBIG STXL 11002 w/ FW
Baader Halpha and O3 Filter (7nm, 8.5nm)
10micron GM2000 QCI

edited in CCDOps, PixInsight, Lightroom and final touches in Photoshop.
about 12 hours of integration time.
NGC7000_HOO_2_small-2.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Drewster » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:22 am

The Sun Weeps
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Copyright: Drew Sullivan After a long dry spell numerous lightning strikes have caused multiple large, converging fires in Northern California. There are so many and they are so large that all firefighting resources are in use, and there are no reserves. Those fires in the SF Bay area are still "Zero percent contained" after several days.

One is in the vicinity of Mt Hamilton and Lick Observatory. With a heroic effort firefighters have, so far, saved the historic Lick refractor, with which Barnard discovered a moon of Jupiter (the first person since Galileo to do so), the 120" reflector, the planetary survey scope and many other instruments.

Nearby to the west another fire in the Santa Cruz mountains threatens UC Santa Cruz (where the faculty for Lick work) and has caused the abandonment of many of the small mountain communities around Santa Cruz.

This image is of sunset, Aug 22 looking to the west.

Even the sun weeps.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Drewster » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:39 am

Addendum:
UC Santa Cruz, where Sandy Faber worked, has now been evacuated.

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Dark Shark nebula

Post by litobrit » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:45 am

Hello,
A recent LRVB, 2 tiles, 5 hours acquisition with my ASA10.
The full is here. https://www.astrobin.com/full/qcxi4j/0/
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/rPwYRV5 ... XURFLk.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by dynamis » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:54 pm

NGC7293 - Helix Nebula
Copyright: Riccardo Balia
Location: countryside of Sant’Antioco, Sardinia, Italy (sqm: 21.2 reported from 2015 maps)
Date: from 10 to 16 August 2020

Setup: Newton 200/1000 Skywatcher, Neq6 Mount, ASI294, L-Pro filter, Ha 7nm Optolong Filter, OIII 8.5nm Filter, MPCC Baader, autoguide with QHY5L-II and 70/700 Bresser
Image integration: 16h 46mn
Processing: PixInsight and Photoshop.

Image url (fullResolution): https://www.astrobin.com/zctu53/?nc=user
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Astrobott » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:54 pm

Hi every-tout le monde :D
I started taking this pic 3 years ago.
There is here an addition of all my shots for a total of 20 hours.
All in all it took me 5 nights and the last series of 4 hours was made on 18-08-2020.
They were all taken at Cordon in Haute-Savoie (French Alps).


Acquisition:
168 x 5min
+ 36 x 10min
Iso-800

Setup:
Canon 1000d-d + skywatcher 200/1000
Atlas Eq-G
Qhy 5LII + barlow x2 finder 9x50.

Software :
Iris + photoshop


Wishing you a good day and clear night !

Jérémie Bottollier Curtet - Astrobott.
ImageM81 - M82 by Jérémie Bottollier Curtet, sur Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Bobinius » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:09 pm

Candles in the Dark: NGC 7822 in SHO with RGB stars

Copyright: Bogdan Borz

Telescope: Altair Astro Wave 115 ED F7 Reducer 0.8x
Camera : ASI 1600 MM -20° gain 139/21
Mount: AZEQ6Pro
Guiding: Altair Astro 60mm GPCAM3 178C, PHD2
Filtres Astrodon 3nm
Sequence Generator Pro,
Ha 95 x 300s
OIII 121 x 300s
SII 110 x 300s
RGB 25 x 3 x 60s gain 75/21
Total 28.5h
Dates: 12, 14, 27, 29 July; 14, 19 August 2020
Location: backyard, Bortle 8, Toulouse, France

Full resolution and technical details: https://www.astrobin.com/full/p5a9d9/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by wadeprunty » 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 Optics 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
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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by Ann » 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
https://www.instagram.com/wadeprunty/
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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

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Re: Submissions: 2020 August

Post by barretosmed » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:54 pm

THE PIPE NEBULA


Dark nebulae are a show apart. In the central region of the milky way, it presents the pipe nebula, composed of the dark nebulae B59, B72, B77 and B78.
The Pipe Nebula is part of the dark cloud complex of Ophiuchus with a distance of approximately 450 light years on Earth.

More details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/vw92zi/0/?nc=user

Equipment:
Canon 200mm lens
Canon 6d
21x 100 sec
Ioptron Smart-eq mount, without guide

07/23/2020
Munhoz - MG - Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT ,, Polemaster, SharpCap


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

Post by PierandreaFolle » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:25 pm

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020

Copyright: Pierandrea Folle
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