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Submissions: 2020 November

Post by owlice » Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:18 am

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A closed mouth gathers no foot.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by thomasroell » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:13 am

This image is the popular target the Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, but flipped 180 degrees to make the bright “wall’ more prominent. It very much resembles the nearby Cygnus Wall.
This was shot two weeks ago from my home in the northern part of The Netherlands.

Optics: TS-Optics 115mm Triplet APO
Camera: Astro modified Canon 750D, Optolong L-Enhance filter
Subs: 40 x 600 seconds ISO 3200


Regards Thomas

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:40 am

Hi,

Thank you so much for this opportunity,
I also submitted my image yesterday in the October 2020 submissions due to the time difference with the US as the November submissions page was not yet available :)

Sorry for any duplicated data.

My submission: The HEART of the Lagoon Nebula M8

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Image
Image

Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool.
Focal reducer: Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener.
Mounts: iOptron CEM60.
Software: Photoshop CC 2020 Photoshop · PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley · DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters:
Astronomik SII 1.25" 12 nm
Astronomik Ha 1,25" 12 nm
Astronomik OIII 1.25" 12nm

Locations: UAE desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub

Thank you,

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Sadr and Crecent

Post by RafaRo » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:35 am

Sadr and Crecent
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Copyright: Rafael Rodriguez Morales


https://www.cieloyfoto.es/2020/10/sadr-y-crecent.html

Sadr (Gamma Sygni) is the star found at the junction of the two suits of the northern cross that represents the constellation of the Swan. Behind it hides a very extensive and active region in alpha hydrogen (Ha) (IC1318). The crescent nebula, crescent or crescent (NGC6888) located about 6º southwest of Sadr, is located 3700 light years from Earth.

This photo is a composition of a large field from a city, with skies with a lot of light pollution. A new narrow band filter of Ha and OIII has been used for color cameras, the results being appreciated.

Take from Mairena del Aljarafe (Sevilla, Spain) 5, 6, 7 of octubre 2020.
Takahashi FS60 CB.
Reducertor Takahashi x72.
Takahashi EM200 Temma2.
CMOS QHY 367C .withcon cámara QHY5 II.
Exposures 20x 1200"
Filter STC dual narrow band
Pixinsight 1.8.8.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Thierry Legault » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:44 pm

Image of Mars taken with the 1-meter telescope at the Pic-du-Midi observatory (France) on Oct 30th.

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The full image: http://www.astrosurf.com/eternity/JLD/2 ... e_apod.jpg

A gif showing the rotation of Mars during 40 minutes: http://www.astrosurf.com/eternity/JLD/2 ... 316600.gif

The Pic du Midi observatory has been known since the 19th century to produce the best images of planets from the ground.
For a long time, visual observations and drawing have surpassed photographic sensors, they were made with a 38 cm refractor.
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/pdf/ ... ..57...49C
In the sixties a 1-meter telescope was installed at the Pic du Midi, it was partially
funded by NASA to produce the best protographic atlas of the Moon for the Apollo missions.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/132/3422/290.2
Since that time the 1-meter telescope has been mainly used for planetology programs.
The image shows the progress made since the 80's from the end of the use of silver photography to now with CMOS sensors. One notices however the similarity
and the compactness of the sensors at the Cassegrain focus of the telescope. This last image of Mars is a new milestone for ground based observatories.


Historical pictures of the observatory:

Image

Larger image: http://www.astrosurf.com/eternity/JLD/IMFR0441.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by RafaRo » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:04 pm

COOCON CLOUDS
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Copyright: Rafael Rodriguez Morales


https://www.cieloyfoto.es/2020/10/las-n ... oocon.html

This photograph located in the swan constellation, unites the Coocon IC 5146 nebula (right) with the dark nebula Barnard 168 (pcenter path and left), having the special characteristic that the dark nebula stands out with its details. Normally in the photographs that are made of this area it is shown as totally dark paths that do not show the nebula and that hides the stars in the background.
IC5146 is a reflection / emission nebula and Barbard 168 is a long interstellar cloud, both besieged about 3300 light years away.

Photograph captured in the northern sierra of Seville (Spain) on the night of October 11-12, with the following equipment and capture data

SuperApochromatic Telescope TMB 130/780 CNC II.
Massimo Riccardi Reducer / Flattener x0.75 of 81 mm.
Focal 585mm at F4.5.
Takahashi EM200 Temma2 mount.
QHY 367C Cold CMOS Camera.
Guided with the main camera, OAG with QHY5 LII camera.
Sensor temperature of - 10ºC.
Exposures 18x 600 ". RGB
Pixinsight 1.8.8.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by RafaRo » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:11 pm

A SEAHORSE IN THE OCEAN
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Copyright: Rafael Rodriguez Morales


https://www.cieloyfoto.es/2020/10/un-ca ... ceano.html

The dark nebula cataloged as Banard 150 has the shape of a seahorse, coincidences, In this photograph of great field and detail it is immersed in the great Ocean of the universe, in this case a part of the Milky Way that falls towards the left to the reduce the number of stars.
You can see the Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) and below a globular star cluster (NGC6939).

Photograph captured in the northern mountains of Seville (Spain) on the night of October 17 to 18, with the following equipment and capture data:

SuperApochromatic Telescope TMB 130/780 CNC II.
Massimo Riccardi Reducer / Flattener x0.75 of 81 mm.
Focal 585mm at F4.5.
Takahashi EM200 Temma2 mount.
QHY 367C Cold CMOS Camera.
Guided with the main camera, OAG with QHY5 LII camera.
Sensor temperature of - 10ºC.
Exposures 20x 600 ". RGB
Pixinsight 1.8.8.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by cappellettiariel » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:24 pm

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great day, I would like to share this rendition of NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula in Hubble Palette, captured on final nights of October and first night of November of 2020.

Total Integration time: 13.7 h, from Córdoba, Argentina.

I hope you enjoy it. Clear Skies!

Technical data:

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

Guiding: starguider 60/240 mm, ZWO ASI 120mm mini

*Gain 139, -20 º C, Ha 7nm 2" Optolong, 140x180"
*Gain 139, -20 º C, Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 72x180"
*Gain 139, -20 º C, Sii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 62x180"

100 Darks
100 Flats / filter


Polar Align: SharpCap 3.2
Adquisición: SGP 3.1
Procesado: Pixinsight 1.8.8, PS


Image
NGC 2070 - Tarantula - SHO
by Ariel Cappelletti, en Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:45 pm

MARS

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/50551400833


Copyright: Daniel Pasternak ©
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:47 pm

M-51

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/50531328551

"Image Acquisition by Jim Misti"

Ritchey-Chretien 32" Telescope - F7.2 - SBIG STL-11000 CCD camera

processed by me: APP, P.I. PCC


Copyright: Daniel Pasternak ©
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:49 pm

4 Panel Blue Moon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/50555605347


Copyright: Daniel Pasternak ©
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:51 pm

14 Panel Blue Moon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/50557800212

C-11 2800MM 2600

CLICK ON LINK ABOVE AND KEEP ZOOMING IN TO THE MOON FOR A WALK-ABOUT.

Copyright: Daniel Pasternak ©
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 pm

MARS

https://www.flickr.com/photos/92681330@N06/50493203622


Copyright: Daniel Pasternak ©
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by barretosmed » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:51 pm

The large, ancient and worn-out J HERSCHEL crater

J HERSCHEL is an ancient, large and worn-out impact crater ("walled plain") located on the northern part of the Moon's surface.
The rim of this crater has been heavily eroded to the point that it is often described as "considerably disintegrated". The remaining edge survives like a ring of ridges that have been cut out by subsequent impacts. The internal floor is relatively flat, but irregular and marked by an infinity of small impacts

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/q8cl4q/C/?nc=user


Equipment
MEADE LX200 10 "UHTC
ZWO Optical ASI 462MC
Filter: Planetary Baader L 1.25 "
Accessory: TeleVue Powermate 2.0x
Mount: Ioptron Cem60
Polar alignment: Sharcap
Capture: SharpCap V3.0
Processing: Photoshop CS6 ,, AutoStakkert AutoStackert !, Registax 6.

10/28/2020
São Paulo-SP-Brazil

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

Post by cappellettiariel » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:15 pm

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great day, I would like to share a Bicolor HOO rendition of NGC 2070 - Tarantula Nebula, captured on final nights of October and first night of November of 2020.

Total Integration time: 10.6 h, from Córdoba, Argentina.

I hope you enjoy it. Clear Skies!

Technical data:

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

Guiding: starguider 60/240 mm, ZWO ASI 120mm mini

*Gain 139, -20 º C, Ha 7nm 2" Optolong, 140x180"
*Gain 139, -20 º C, Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 72x180"

100 Darks
100 Flats / filter


Polar Align: SharpCap 3.2
Adquisición: SGP 3.1
Procesado: Pixinsight 1.8.8, PS

Image
NGC 2070 - Bicolor (HOO)
by Ariel Cappelletti, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Cmccraw » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:30 am

ImageNGC 1499 California Nebula by Connor Mccraw, on Flickr

Ngc 1499 California Nebula imaged in Ha and Oiii bicolor. It was imaged with a monochrome astronomy camera from my backyard over the span of a week. The data collected was shot with a 135mm camera lens mounted to my mount.

I enjoy Bicolor images of certain nebula compared to SHO images because the image becomes more bold and vibrant in its final combination.

The image was edited in Pixinsight and finished with Photoshop for final touches.

This image was created with a budget setup of a camera typically used for planetary imaging and a Rokinon 135mm lens on a Ioptron CEM25EC mount. I have been imaging just over a year and feel like my skill set has come a long way and I am learning with every image I produce.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Cmccraw » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:46 am

Imagengc7000social by Connor Mccraw, on Flickr

A widefield of North American Nebula and Pelican Nebula shot with an ZWO asi1600mm pro and Rokinon 135mm lens at F2.

This is a bicolor Ha and Oiii image of this area of the sky with very deep exposures of 600 seconds at F2. Processed in Pixinsight and finished in Photoshop.

This is was my first image produced with ZWO Asi1600mm pro.

carlos1818

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Post by carlos1818 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:50 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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Sometimes it takes luck. I live in south of Brazil, where Andromeda sits low on the sky. So I decided to take 5 minutes pictures for 7 days, in order to overcome city light polution. A few weeks later I found out that a star had exploded near the core, in an event called Nova. It has been discovered and named AT2020vak, so I went back to see my pictures and there it was, from night 5 (18/10/20) to 6 (19/10/20).
I only needed to blink the imagens and create a video with the explosion in a timelapse consisting of 7 days (5 before and 2 after the explosion).
The result has little or no scientific usage, but sure creates a nice view for us to better understand the magnitude of such explosion.
Keep in mind that all the stars you see on this image are from our own galaxy. Andromeda is so far away that we cannot distinguish individual stars, only the ones that explodes :)

Equipment:
-Explore Scientific APO 102
- ZWO Asi294mcPro
- Ioptron CEM60
- ZWO Asiair
- L-Pro filter
- about 300 x 5 min images

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Astrojpp » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:22 pm

Here is a new image of Mars made this 24th October 2020

Re-post of the image in November submission section

This image has been made at UT21:17 with C2PU 1-meter diameter Cassegrain telescope

This image has a resolution going beyond that previously made with this telescope, and shows particularly Valles Marineris with a lot of details I personally have never seen on pictures taken from the ground

Full resolution view here : http://www.astrosurf.com/prostjp/Galeri ... cambre.jpg

Image

C2PU telescopes are located at Calern Plateau (N +43°45’ E +006° 55’), a well-known spot for astronomy in France due to its regular very good seeing conditions. These telescopes are dedicated to science experiments and research, and to education.
Image

The OMICRON telescope was used for this picture :
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by Thierry Legault » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:38 pm

In addition to the Mars image taken with the 1-meter telescope at the Pic-du-Midi posted Nov 2nd, here are two stereoscopic pairs showing Mars in 3D, the first pair for the parallel technique (tip: use two paper or cardboard tubes and hold them like binoculars to keep each eye directed to its corresponding globe - the left eye to the left globe, the right eye to the right globe), the second pair for the cross-eyed technique ("squint" to merge the two globes at the center of the frame).

Image

Image

Full images:
http://www.astrophoto.fr/mars-picdumidi ... rallel.jpg
http://www.astrophoto.fr/mars-picdumidi ... s-eyed.jpg

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Re: Nova in Andromeda Galaxy

Post by Ann » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:32 am

carlos1818 wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
--
Sometimes it takes luck. I live in south of Brazil, where Andromeda sits low on the sky. So I decided to take 5 minutes pictures for 7 days, in order to overcome city light polution. A few weeks later I found out that a star had exploded near the core, in an event called Nova. It has been discovered and named AT2020vak, so I went back to see my pictures and there it was, from night 5 (18/10/20) to 6 (19/10/20).
I only needed to blink the imagens and create a video with the explosion in a timelapse consisting of 7 days (5 before and 2 after the explosion).
The result has little or no scientific usage, but sure creates a nice view for us to better understand the magnitude of such explosion.
Keep in mind that all the stars you see on this image are from our own galaxy. Andromeda is so far away that we cannot distinguish individual stars, only the ones that explodes :)

Equipment:
-Explore Scientific APO 102
- ZWO Asi294mcPro
- Ioptron CEM60
- ZWO Asiair
- L-Pro filter
- about 300 x 5 min images
How fascinating, Carlos, and congratulations on catching such a fleeting event (and showing it to us)!

This reminds me of a supernova that was photographed by photographer James D Wray, and included in his atlas, The Color Atlas of Galaxies from 1988. The supernova, SN 1979C in M100, was bright, and has generated continued interest. But when I googled this supernova I found no actual images of it. There appears to be no pictures of it available on the net, but it is there in James D Wray's photo of galaxy M100.

Capturing fleeting events is important, so congratulations, Carlos!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by vanamonde81 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:40 am

Lunar and Solar Extremities
Copyright: György Soponyai

This photo sequence presents the the biggest and smallest visible Lunar and Solar disks taken with the same telescope and camera.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II + SkyWatcher 254/1200 Dobson

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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by akshay87kumar » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:39 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to post one of my images.

Please see attached some of the images of the full moon taken on the night of the Blue Moon of October 2020 (31 Oct). This is a 150-image stacked photograph created using PIPP and AutoStakkert, with post processing performed in Photoshop. I have increased the saturation of the image to reveal the colors reflected from the lunar surface. The terrain of the moon like craters, maria are also visible.

Equipment: Nikon D5300, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6
150 exposures at 1/80s, ISO100, 500mm

Also attaching a couple other pictures:
1. Stacked picture of the moon taken on an early evening when the sky had sufficient light.
2. Another full moon stacked image, taken earlier in the year from a different location.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 November

Post by barretosmed » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:02 pm

NGC 300

NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way galaxy.
It is the brightest of the five main spirals in the direction of the Sculptor Group.

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/c8luny/C/?nc=

EQUIPAMENTS:

ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO COLED
Esprit 150mm
35 X 300 seg

Date: . 07/24/2020
Local: Munhoz - MG - Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: PixInsight 1.8 PI 1.8, Photoshop CS6, Sequence genneration pro


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

Post by Outters.Nicolas » Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:49 pm

Iris nebulae

26 hours of Lrgb filters with Rcos 12,5" and 16U Apogee CCD from Sirene observatory in France
Webpage
http://outters.fr/wp/?p=8851

Full resolution
http://outters.fr/wp/wp-content/uploads ... LRGB14.jpg