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felopaul
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by felopaul » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:56 pm

NGC 1398

LRGB : full size : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo127f.jpg

16 Hrs total frames
done with CDK20, Moravian G4-16000 on Paramount ME2 near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

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Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by StefanoDeRosa » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:43 am

Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn over the San Vito church
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Copyright: Stefano De Rosa please find above an image taken in the evening of December 17, 2020, showing the conjunction between a slender crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn over the San Vito Church, located in the hills area of Turin.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by jose » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:28 pm

http://halfa.webcindario.com/IC-405-H-O-SH15.jpg
Por motivos del COVID esta nebulosa esta hecha desde casa, resido en una ciudad con mucha contaminación lumínica. La nebulosa es IC 405, también conocida como Flaming, está en la constelación de Auriga. La estrella AE Auriga en su interior hace que la nebulosa de emisión brille. Su extensión es de 5 años-luz y dista de nosotros 1.500 años-luz.IIC 405, esta toda hecha desde casa, que al ser una ciudad grande tiene su aquel, si que es verdad que me ayudo en los últimos toques el gran maestro y gran amigo César Blanco..
TOMAS:
Ha: 21 Light de 900 segundos, 21 Darks, 26 Flats y 40 Bias
OIII: 20 Light de 900 segundos, 20 Darks, 26 Flats y 40 Bias
SII: 16 Light de 900 segundos, 16 Darks, 26 Flats y 40 Bias
que hacen un total de 14 horas y 15 minutos
PALETA:
HUBBLE
R= SII
G= H-alfa
B= OIII
L= H-alfa
TEMPERATURA: -10 GRADOS
TUBO: FSQ 106 ED
CCD: SBIG ST-8300M
MONTURA: CGEM
CCD guiar: QHY5 II
LUGAR: TORREJÓN DE ARDOZ (MADRID)
Espero que al menos os guste.
Un saludo
jose
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by TheGreendaleObservatory » Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:00 pm

ImageVela Nebula HOO_sml (Medium) by Simon Lewis, on Flickr

Vela Supernova Remnant - A Southern Gem

This huge bubble of Hydrogen and Oxygen is all that remains of a huge explosion that cast star material across vast areas of the southern sky some 11000 years ago. This single image represents only a small corner of this object which covers over 50 ly across. Lying some 800ly away from us it covers a large portion of our southern sky here in New Zealand.

ZWO ASI294MM Bin 1 - 40 x 600s HA 40 x 600s OIII @ Gain 120 (-20c) - 3nm Chroma

Askar FRA400 & Focal Reducer - CEM70 - Eagle 3

Shot over 3 nights - Processed entirely in Pixinsight

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by EmanueleBalboni » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:52 am

Turin: the Cappuccini Mount between the waxing crescent Moon on the left and Jupiter and Saturn almost in conjunction on the right.

Canon 6D
400 ISO, 1/2 s
200 mm, f/8
shot at 5:30PM CET 17/12/2020

https://cosmoedintorni.files.wordpress. ... i-1920.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by exaxe » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:59 am

NGC 7027, the pillow nebula.
NGC 7027 began its transformation approximately 600 years ago. This star at the end of its activity begins the most magnificent part of its existence, that is to say the transformation and the bursting of its outer layers! this phase is called: The Planetary Nebulae.
Its ejected layers, which can be seen in my image by circles held blue, are ionized and pushed by the combination of UV radiation and the pulsations of the fast and super fast winds of the white dwarf. These blue circles are caught by a super fast wind forming wings around the more famous shape.
This oval shape or envelope encloses a fairly bright torus, with an extremely bright part at the bottom of my photo.
And in the very center we can see the white dwarf, the core of the old star, which gives off an enormous amount of UV energy heating the surrounding dust and gases.
http://ekladata.com/n5cj1gWfT8Dn4DiWIC8alQh_tD4.jpg my site:
http://astrophoto17.eklablog.com/

Copyright: Stephane gonzales
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Achim Schaller » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:37 am

With a little bit of luck I took this picture of the crescent moon, Jupiter and Saturn above my private observatory between the clouds. 10 minutes after the sky was covered with clouds.

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Full size: https://www.startrails.de/files/greatcon_junction.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:28 pm

Hi,

My submission:
NGC 1499 California Nebula

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Tech card:
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Chroma 3nm Ha: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm OIII: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm SII: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Total integration: 5.0 hours.
Pixel scale: 0.706 arcsec/pixel.
Resolution: 8288x5644 pixels.
Imaging date: Dec. 18, 2020.
Locations: Abu Dhabi desert, United Arab Emirates.

https://flic.kr/p/2kiuLGx

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:02 pm

Deep inside the Pillars of Creation!

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Raw Data from Hubble Legacy Archive.

This is a very tiny part of the sky, precisely… it is just on the lower right side of the famous Pillars of Creation which are a small part in the center of the Eagle Nebula, M16.

https://flic.kr/p/2kiPPhK

Processing: Wissam Ayoub,

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by lmanzanero » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:38 pm

Aproaching the great conjunction

Júpiter and Saturn in the same field of view of the telescope, 2 days before the great conjunction. Image in near IR light to be able to image the planets during the afternoon when they're still high over the horizon to minimize the turbulence. Image from Monterrey, Mexico on December 19th, 2020.
Telescope Celestron Evolution 8, camera ZWO ASI183MM, IR pass filter Baader 648nm. Processed with Autostakkert!3, Registax and Photoshop. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 5239500285
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Alexandru Barbovschi » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:15 pm

THE GREAT CONJUNCTION (2020-12-18)

This picture is a result of an international collaboration. Here, in Moldova, for the last few weeks sky is constantly clouded out and seems that it will stay this way for indefinite time. Depressing stuff, so I asked my good friend from sunny California to provide me with the materials she can shoot for this super-rare event. She did and I kept my part of bargain - processed it as good as I could!
Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED + Barlow 3x + Canon 80D. Chose 1/60s and 0.6s shots. Sent both through PIPP. Stacked separately. Brought both into GIMP. Aligned. From 1/60s got the Jupiter alone. From normal 0.6s brought Saturn and Jupiter's moons. From brightened up 0.6s got Titan. Final touch in RawTherapee

ImageThe Great Conjunction (2020-12-18) by Alexandru Barbovschi, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Kinch » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:39 pm

Clouds of IC 2177

Reprocessed:
final_nb_with_rgb_stars_signed (2382 x 1666).jpg
Full info @ : https://www.kinchastro.com/ngc-2327-sea ... hasho.html
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by jase.film » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:31 am

ISS transit through the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction.

Single 10 second exposure on medium format film.
Location: NSW, Australia (-34.46224773874966, 150.4275491679939)
Date: 17th December 2020
Time: 21:53:05

Photographed with a Pentax 6x7 and a Takumar 600mm f/4 lens on Provia 100f film.
Self developed and scanned.

ImageISS Transit through Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction by Jase Film, on Flickr

I also have a video of the transit that can be found here.

By Jason De Freitas
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Saturn, Jupiter Conjunction

Post by Efrain Morales » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:58 am

Jupiter and Saturn on its way to the grand conjunction in December 21st. Taken on December 20th, 22:33ut. Had to reduce the focal length and just made it to fit in the frame of view. ( LX200ACF OTA, CGE mount, Reducer F6.3, ASI290mm Cmos, Astronomik LRGB filter set. )
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by lmanzanero » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:55 am

One day before the great conjunction, on December 20th 2020. Image in near IR light from Monterrey, Mexico. 3 exposures combined to take this image. Jupiter with its moons, from left to right: Europa, Io, Ganymede and to the far right Calisto.
Telescope Celestron Evolution 8, camera ZWO ASI183MM with Astronomik IR pass filter of 742nm. Processed with AutoStakker!3, Registax and Photoshop. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10 ... 5239500285

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by nicola montecchiari » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:59 am

IC1848
Web Site: http://www.skymonsters.net
Link to highres image: http://skymonsters.net/hr_immagine.php? ... IC1848.jpg
Copyright: Nicola Montecchiari
IC1848_web.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:38 pm

Hi,

My submission:
The Pillars of Creation

Image

Raw data from Hubble Legacy Archive,
processing: Wissam Ayoub,

https://flic.kr/p/2kj95qq

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Antonio_Vilchez » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:40 pm

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Resolution: 2200x1700:
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The planets regularly appear to pass each other in the solar system, with the positions of Jupiter and Saturn being aligned in the sky about once every 20 years.

What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “great conjunction.”

The closest alignment will appear just a tenth of a degree apart and last for a few days. On the 21st, they will appear so close that a pinkie finger at arm’s length will easily cover both planets in the sky. The planets will be easy to see with the unaided eye by looking toward the southwest just after sunset. (text credits: Bill Keeter, nasa.gov)


2020-12-21 17:42 UT

From Spain
Composition: 2 exposures: 20ms & 200 ms(Titan)
Equipment: Takahashi TSA-120 - Baader Vip 2x - ADC - ASI178MC

Antonio Vilchez

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by conemmil » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:50 pm

The Great Conjunction of the Giants!!!

Some call it the star of Bethlehem but it really doesn't matter how you name it since such a rare event can only be a source of inspiration and that it happens at the end of such a weird year could be a good omen for the coming future.
The magicians followed it to find the one that would teach love to humanity, astronomers observe it to enhance our knowledge about the Cosmos, simple individuals to admire nature and become one with it.
The last time such an event happened, humanity was coming out from the medieval times by point the telescope to the sky and this time it struggles to find a break from the Covid pandemic that has devastated countries all over the planet.
I was very lucky to make this image today because it was cloudy all day and the forecast was for rain but somehow a gap made me running to the car and uphill to a beautiful location in Northern Greece.
Single exposure of 10sec, iso 10000 on a full frame camera and a 24mm lens set at f/8
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by airliner » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:58 pm

ImageJupiter and Saturn’s great conjunction by Fotis Mavroudakis, on Flickr

Jupiter and Saturn’s great conjunction
2021 great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn was highly conspicuous in the west just after sunset. But Since the prolonged low cloudscape in the region of northern Greece would leave no room for observation of the sky, I decided to literally climb above the clouds. At an altitude of about 1820 meters in the second highest peak of Paggaio mountain, the cloudscape transformed into a sea, leaving you to admire undistarbed the magnificent kissing of the planets.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by atomo » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:08 am

Hello folks here IC434
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: Lpro Optolong/IDAS nbx
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight
Frames 168X150s exposure@0Gain
IDAS 48X300s exposure@100Gain
Integration: 11 hrs

Davide Mancini,Perth,Australia,19,20,21th December
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189096298 ... 746080091/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Tom Glenn » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:55 am

Great conjunction with Ganymede in transit

ImageJupiter and Saturn Great Conjunction w/ Ganymede in transit by Tom Glenn, on Flickr

This image was captured on December 21, 2020 at 17:18 local time, in San Diego, CA (December 22, 2020, 01:18UT). Jupiter and Saturn are several hours past the moment of closest approach, and are separated by less than 7 arc minutes. All of the Galilean moons are visible, from left to right: Callisto, Io, Ganymede, and Europa. Notably, Ganymede is in transit across the face of Jupiter, located left of center in the NEB (North Equatorial Belt). The image is presented with a global gamma application, with no selective brightening of any region, which preserves the relative brightness of Jupiter and Saturn. Titan is just barely visible in this presentation, although several additional moons of Saturn are visible if the histogram is stretched further. The Cassini division is clearly visible in Saturn's rings.

Image was captured with a C9.25 Edge HD telescope and ASI183mm camera using a 742nm IR filter. 1000 frames of 35ms exposures were stacked (single exposure setting was used).

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by StefanoDeRosa » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:11 am

The great conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn over Turin
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Copyright: Stefano De Rosa
Please find above two images ot the conjunction: the two planets were so close to fit in the tiny space of one of the windows of the bell tower of the San Vito Church (Turin, Italy)!

Best regards

Stefano De Rosa

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by IO_12 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:10 pm

Great conjunction Jupiter - Saturn on December 21st 2020
Copyright: Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov @ Irida Observatory
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