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SH2-155 Cave Nebula

Post by cfm2004 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:20 pm

October 2019/July 2020
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky AG 70/350
ASA DDM60PRO - Unguided images
CCD QSI 583ws cooled -15
Astrodon RGB Gen2 E-series and Narrowband 3nm filters
HA-RGB: HA 24x15min, R 29x5min, G 29x5min, B 42x5min.
Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Calibrated with Dark, Bias and Flat
Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Paint Shop Pro2020, plug-in Topaz and Nik
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by PierandreaFolle » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:27 pm

Hypnotic

Startrail of 420 images of 45 seconds each, during a night spent on top of Serra di Crispo peak, in Pollino National Park.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by brent1123 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:51 pm

Sh2-73 / Sharpless 73 in LRGB
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Copyright: Brent Newton 30 hours exposure evenly divided between 310x180" L, 69x240" ea/RGB
Shot in Spring 2020 using an ASI1600MM-P and a William Optics Star71-II APO

For any fans of Star Trek DS9, I've taken to calling it the Chel Grett nebula since it seems to resemble a Breen warship

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:51 am

JSythes wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:37 am
Milky Way core setting over Purbeck Radar Memorial

Taken on 16th of September at St Aldhelm's Head, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, United Kingdom.

The memorial commemorates the radar research carried out at Worth Matravers, during the second world war from 1940-1942 which was crucial to the birth of modern telecommunications.

More information on the Early Radar development at Worth Matravers can be found here: http://www.purbeckradar.org.uk/index.html

Equipment, Exposure and Processing
Cannon EOS RA, Samyang 14mm F2.8 - 4x 120 seconds tracked sky, 2x 120 seconds foreground - single composition. Stacked in Sequator and edited in Lightroom.

I've submitted two versions - a colour one and also a desaturated one which I feel fits the story of the research better.

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Thanks, I really like both of them! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:53 am

AstroGabe wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:53 am
The Soap Bubble Nebula

Details:
Scope: ONTC1010 f/4 reflector
Coma corrector: Paracorr Type 2
Camera: QSI690-wsg8
Guide Camera: SX Ultrastar
Mount: AP1100
Ha: 14x15min
OIII: 19x15min
Total exposure: 8.2 hours
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight

Astrobin for more details:
https://www.astrobin.com/04wn5n/

Acquisition and processing:
Gabe Shaughnessy
June-July 2020

SKmC4GjdEA95_620x0_LeGaXsse[1].png
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/SKmC4Gj ... GaXsse.png
Well done capturing this ethereally faint and very difficult object!

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Re: On a plot of Cassiopea

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:12 am

alcarreño wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Copyrights: Asociacion Astronomica de Ocentejo
ImageCassiopea al 50% by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr
I just spent a lot of time identifying all the bright stars and nebulas in this fabulous picture! Thank you! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:06 am

KuriousGeorge wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:20 pm
Starburst Galaxy IC10.
KG Observatory, Julian, CA

My second project with the new ZWO ASI6200M Pro – this time with 2x2 binning for smaller sub size (30 MB vs 120 MB) and higher SNR. The 2X loss of resolutions is not really noticeable. (-:

Camera gain was fixed at 100 with 60s Luminance subs and 300s RGB and Ha subs. Several hours of luminance subs were discarded in favor of the best FWHM.

Ha was applies over the LRGB with a starless screened overlay to help highlight the vigorous star-forming regions.

Fortunately the great positioning of IC10 allowed me to capture lots of subs – 9 hours per day from 8:30 PM to 5:30 AM over 3 days. Before that we had 8 days of high-altitude smoke from the CA fires. Skies were very dark, but just a handful of visible stars.

"Lurking behind dust and stars near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, IC 10 is a mere 2.3 million light-years distant.

Even though its light is dimmed by intervening dust, the irregular dwarf galaxy still shows off vigorous star-forming regions that shine with a telltale reddish glow.

IC 10 is the closest known starburst galaxy. Compared to other Local Group galaxies, IC 10 has a large population of newly formed stars that are massive and intrinsically very bright, including a luminous X-ray binary star system thought to contain a black hole.

Located within the boundaries of the northern constellation Cassiopeia, IC 10 is about 5,000 light-years across."

https://www.astrobin.com/jq2i75/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:09 am

idirsaci wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Image


http://www.astrosurf.com/crepuscule/Per ... small2.jpg


Name of the object: Dusty nebula in Cepheus (LBN,LDN,VDB).

Date: acquisition 2017-2020
Location: France, Alpes, Haute-Savoie at 1100m.
Setup : FSQ106 - Moravian G4 CCD (Kaf 16803) - EQ6 Pro Evolution
Autoguiding : PlaMx - Orion 80/400
Software : SkyX Pro - PixInsight - Photoshop
Sampling : 3.5 ''
Integration time : 44h10
L (141x600s = 23h30)
RVB (68x600s = 11h20)
Ha (28x1200s = 9h20)

Web site :
https://www.astrobin.com/users/Idir/

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This is a very fine widefield image of a lot of nebulas in Cepheus! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:11 am

Robin_Onderka wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 pm
California and Pleiades
Copyright: Robin Onderka | www.instagram.com/robin_onderka
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Date and Location: 09/21/2020 from Beskid Mountains
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Canon 6D mod + Samyang 135/2
2 panels - 10 x 60" f/2.5 ISO 1600 per panel

SW: Astro Pixel Processor, PixInsight, Photoshop

ImageCalifornia and Pleiades by Robin Onderka, on Flickr
This is a very fine image with great colors and great background details!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September - 200 panel, 2.5 gigapixel Orion Constellation

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:12 am

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Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:22 pm
5 years in the making. 200 panels. 2.5 gigapixel image of the Orion Constellation.

Please click the image to see the full res (65,000x 39,000) as a deep zoom image.

Full Resolution DZI - https://orion2020v5b.spaceforeverybody.com/

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This image has been FIVE YEARS in the making?

I'm so impressed. Thank you for your beautiful labor of love.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:18 am

PierandreaFolle wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Hypnotic

Startrail of 420 images of 45 seconds each, during a night spent on top of Serra di Crispo peak, in Pollino National Park.

Copyright: Pierandrea Folle
Hypnotic_apod.jpg
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ImageHypnotic by Pierandrea Folle, su Flickr
Your images look like color candy!

Well, I like bright colors, and I like faint colors too. I like your images. Tell me though, are your colors merely enhanced and strongly saturated, or are they randomly applied to create a veritable burst of merry-go-round rainbows upon rainbows?

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September - 200 panel, 2.5 gigapixel Orion Constellation

Post by cosmicwreckingball » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:37 pm

Ann wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:12 am
cosmicwreckingball wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:22 pm
5 years in the making. 200 panels. 2.5 gigapixel image of the Orion Constellation.

Please click the image to see the full res (65,000x 39,000) as a deep zoom image.

Full Resolution DZI - https://orion2020v5b.spaceforeverybody.com/

Image
This image has been FIVE YEARS in the making?

I'm so impressed. Thank you for your beautiful labor of love.

Ann
Thank you Ann. Yes, 5 years... It's been a LONG road. I have all of the details linked at the bottom right of the image (back to project home).
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Tom Zabransky » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:03 pm

LBN468 Dark Scorpion

Equipment:
TS-Optics APO Photoline 102/714mm f/7 FPL53
TS-Optics 3" reducer 0.79x
Canon 6D modified
APM ImageMaster 60/240mm f/4
ZWO ASI120MM Mini + PHD2
EQ-6 SkyScan

Integration:
266x300s ISO800 + 147x300s ISO3200
34 hours 40 minutes

Location:
Czech Republic, Bezverov, Bortle Class 3

Processing & Imaging software:
AstroPhotography Tool, PHD2, Adobe Photoshop CC 2020, Starnet++, PixInsight 1.8

Copyright: Tomas Zabransky
Email: Blocktom@seznam.cz

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

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by barretosmed » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:50 pm

LAGOON NEBULA (M8)

Best details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/k04f6d/0/?nc=

Equipment:
Apo ESPRIT triplet 150mm
New asi 6200mc
35 x 300 seg
Cem60 mount
July 19-20 2020
Munhoz- MG- Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight , Adobe Photoshop, Sequence generation pro, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES
EMAIL: BARRETOSMED@HOTMAIL.COM
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by gorante » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:42 pm

LDN 1251
https://astro.digitalcurse.com/2020/09/26/ldn-1251/
By: Marco Prelini
Down in the Cepheus molecular complex, lays this dark nebula. Its elongated shape is due to the interaction with the bubble of a supernovae explosion.
The red stains inside the darkest part of the nebulae are Herbig-Haro objects caused by new born stars forming. New worlds are going to rise there.

For who's interested in technical specs, here they are:

Shooting Data
– RGB shot, with UV/IR cut filter
– 31 600″ Light frames at -10°C / gain 120
– 31 dark/flat/darkflat frames
– ASI 294MC pro camera
– Skywatcher AZEQ6
– Skywatcher 200/1000 PDS

Frames captured on 18th of september in Febbio (Italy) under
Bortle 3 / SQM 21.6 sky

Postproduction made with PixInsight for image stacking and Photoshop/Camera raw for the color balancing and noise reduction.

HiRes on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/c3urpw/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Kinch » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:00 pm

IC 1805 - Heart Nebula
Heart Nebula Signed (1368 x 1179).jpg
Full details and higher resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/ic-1805---heart-nebula.html
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Guest » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:24 pm

Greetings,

Here is a fairly deep integration on the Shark Nebula and surroundings. Lots of dusty extended red emission in this area.


Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX4
Camera: SBIG STX-16803 CCD
Location: Mayhill, New Mexico
Exposures: 19.5 hours through RGB filters, taken between 5-23 September 2020
Processing: PixInsight for 2x drizzle integration and photometric color calibration, Photoshop for final touches

Full-resolution zoomable photograph (67MP) here: https://www.rc-astro.com/photo/id1208.html
Static large photo here: https://www.rc-astro.com/photo/id1208_big.html

Best,

Russ
https://www.rc-astro.com

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Pav1007 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:53 pm

Greetings,
i would like to show you my newest photo of dark nebulae in Cepheus. LBN552 and surrounding dust.
Here is the link to technical specification
https://www.astrobin.com/4rxyg1/?nc=user

and here is photo itself.
Image

http://astroscapes.eu/02_LBN552_LRGB_v5_900px.jpg

https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/xVzyWlu ... XURFLk.jpg

i hope you will like it.
Best wishes
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by cappellettiariel » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:05 pm

Hi Everyone, good morning, I want to share with you this new processed image of the Bok Globules in Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944). Hope you enjoy it, clear skies!

11.8 h of total integration, from Córdoba, Argentina

Main equipment: ZWO ASI 1600 mm-pro + SW Explorer 200p + 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, 75x180"
*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, 82x180"

100 Darks
100 DarkFlats
100 Flats / filter

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

Image
IC2944 - Bok Globules in Running Chicken Nebula (SHO) - New rendition
by Ariel Cappelletti, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ronan Hunt » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm

ImageM45 by Ronan Hunt, on Flickr

The Subaru!

I shot some exposures on M45, also known as the Pleiades/Seven Sisters/Subaru. They’re like a box of jewels in the northern sky and easily visible to the naked eye and probably the best looking star cluster visible from earth. Imagine the dusty cloud of reflection nebula next time you see them. Easily visible rising in the east after dark these days.

The dusty nebula are clouds being lit up by the star cluster as it moves through space. So it will change and move over v long tine periods. They’re really close by galactic standard at a mere 440 light years. Perhaps one day we’ll mount an expedition to visit which may be possible using nano robots travelling at neat light speed. Yes that’s a thing!

I stretched the processing quite far to try and highlight the surrounding dark dust but it’s extremely faint. I suspect adding more exposure will help bring them out.

This is just under 4 hours of LRGB taken over 2 nights. It’s a mix of 3 and 1 minute exposures.

Luminance- 50 minutes
Red - 62 minutes
Green - 60 minutes
Blue - 67 minutes

Gear

Sky Watcher Star Adventurer
Skywatcher Stainless Tripod
ZWO ASI 183mm Pro
Antlia LRGB filters
ZWO Electronic Filter Wheel
William optics Redcat 51
ZWO mini Guidescope and ADI 120mm mini guide camera

Controlled by ASIair.

Processed in APP and Pixinsight. With touches in Lightroom.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ilpool187 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:29 pm

Finale 2.5_scale.jpg
The velo nebula
The photo is a six frames mosaic using a 1850mm telescope, a big effort made from July to September 2020.
It is more than 52 hours in bicolor alpha and O3 using the multiblend technique.
  • 173x600s Ha
  • 139x600s O3
Setup:
  • RC12GSO on EQ8
  • CCD G24000-Astrodon Filter Ha O3
  • Astrodon Filter HAO3
Processed using Pixinsight/Photoshop

Authors: Paolo Zampolini e Giorgio Mazzacurati @3zObservatory

For the full image: https://www.3zobservatory.com/immagini/ ... ulosa-velo
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:33 am

barretosmed wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:50 pm
LAGOON NEBULA (M8)

Best details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/k04f6d/0/?nc=

Equipment:
Apo ESPRIT triplet 150mm
New asi 6200mc
35 x 300 seg
Cem60 mount
July 19-20 2020
Munhoz- MG- Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight , Adobe Photoshop, Sequence generation pro, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: FERNANDO OLIVEIRA DE MENEZES
EMAIL: BARRETOSMED@HOTMAIL.COM

Thank you! I really appreciate the fact that you have brought out the faint blue reflection nebulosity surrounding parts of the Lagoon Nebula. And then there is the reddish "tail" that connects the Lagoon Nebula with the NGC 6559 complex (here seen in a picture by Bryan C).

Thanks again!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:37 am

Ronan Hunt wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm
ImageM45 by Ronan Hunt, on Flickr

The Subaru!

I shot some exposures on M45, also known as the Pleiades/Seven Sisters/Subaru. They’re like a box of jewels in the northern sky and easily visible to the naked eye and probably the best looking star cluster visible from earth. Imagine the dusty cloud of reflection nebula next time you see them. Easily visible rising in the east after dark these days.

The dusty nebula are clouds being lit up by the star cluster as it moves through space. So it will change and move over v long tine periods. They’re really close by galactic standard at a mere 440 light years. Perhaps one day we’ll mount an expedition to visit which may be possible using nano robots travelling at neat light speed. Yes that’s a thing!

I stretched the processing quite far to try and highlight the surrounding dark dust but it’s extremely faint. I suspect adding more exposure will help bring them out.

This is just under 4 hours of LRGB taken over 2 nights. It’s a mix of 3 and 1 minute exposures.

Luminance- 50 minutes
Red - 62 minutes
Green - 60 minutes
Blue - 67 minutes

Gear

Sky Watcher Star Adventurer
Skywatcher Stainless Tripod
ZWO ASI 183mm Pro
Antlia LRGB filters
ZWO Electronic Filter Wheel
William optics Redcat 51
ZWO mini Guidescope and ADI 120mm mini guide camera

Controlled by ASIair.

Processed in APP and Pixinsight. With touches in Lightroom.
Hi Ronan, I guess you're new here! Welcome and thanks for your contribution! I'm always happy to see a new (RGB) picture of my favorite cluster, the Pleiades! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by barretosmed » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:01 pm

The Tarantula Nebula ( NGC 2070) in Duo-Band

Best details
https://www.astrobin.com/full/t84mgg/B/?nc=user

Equipment:
Apo ESPRIT triplet 150mm
ZWO Duo Band
New asi 6200mc
37 x 300 seg
Cem60 mount
July 19-21, 2020
Munhoz- MG- Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight , Adobe Photoshop, Sequence generation pro, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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