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Post by russelleking » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:55 pm

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Bad Moon Risin'
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Post by chapdelaine » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:53 pm

NGC 541 and Minkowski's object Credits and Copyrights: Hubble Legacy Archive (HLA) and The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO); processing of HLA data: Gilles Chapdelaine

Minkowski's object is located at left of NGC 541 and some blue stars appears to emerge from. To better appreciate this "odd object", and understanding it's formation I put an inset obtained from NRAO and quoted an explanation from "The National Radio Astronomy Observatory which is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc : "The shorter jet from the galaxy NGC 541 collides with a cloud of hydrogen gas, shown here in dark blue (also detected via its radio emission using the VLA). The pressure from the jet triggers the collapse of blobs of gas within this cloud, which form stars (seen in the light from excited hydrogen atoms, which are shown in this image as a light blue overlay from data from the 2.3-m telescope at Siding Spring in Australia). This unusual star forming system is known as Minkowski's Object, and is an example of black holes bringing new life (in the form of baby stars) to the Universe, when cosmic collisions between their outflowing jets and surrounding gas trigger the gas to collapse." Remark that the "jet" is not visible on the HLA data.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by starsurfer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:11 pm

chapdelaine wrote: Remark that the "jet" is not visible on the HLA data.
The jet isn't visible in HLA data as it is a radio jet that isn't visible in the optical! :D

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by chapdelaine » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:29 pm

You're right "starsurfer". Thanks to mention it.
Gilles

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by rwittich_de » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Hello everybody,

this my Leo Triplet with the Moravian G2-8300 at 12" f/4 Newtonian. It is a mosaic, because the 8300 is to small for all these nice galaxies.
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Reinhold

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Last Quarter Temple

Post by ChrisKotsiopoulos » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:24 pm

Hello.
This is a Last Quarter moonrise and the temple of Poseidon at Sounio, Greece.
Technical:
http://www.greeksky.gr/files/photos/moo ... onrise.htm

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Chris.
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Post by geckzilla » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:57 am

:tree: !!
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by asymon » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:58 am

Thor's Helmet
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com
Copyright: Alistair Symon Higher resolution image can be seen here:
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com/Tho ... et0312.htm


Sharpless 290 and M67
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com
Copyright: Alistair Symon Higher resolution versions are available here:
http://www.woodlandsobservatory.com/SH2 ... c_0312.htm
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by starsurfer » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:34 am

Coma Galaxy Cluster with IFN
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/image/142030396
Copyright: Kfir Simon
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Post by Emil Ivanov » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:20 pm

M 77 : barred spiral galaxy in Cetus
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/M77_.htm
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NGC 2264 - the "Christmas Tree Cluster" widefield

Post by geissi » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:06 pm

Hello,

today I'd like to show my recent favorite image of NGC 2264
the "Christmas Tree Cluster" in a wide field of view.
Also visible are the "Cone Nebula", the "Fox Fur Nebula"
and "Hubble's Variable Nebula" in the upper left.
Here is a bigger view available:
http://stern-fan.de/Seiten/galerie_Bild ... tbaum.html

Enjoy!

Best Regards

Rolf Geissinger
http://www.stern-fan.de

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Aurora, 2012.Feb. at Yellowknife

Post by kwon o chul » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:50 pm



Yellowknife, Canada.
2012.Feb.

Kwon O Chul

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by Gilles Cohen » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Gibbous moon rising over Antarctica ice shelf

Moon rising above ice shelf during summer polar night in french Terre Adélie.

http://www.ovision.com/Gilles/DSC01910.JPG

Copyright: Gilles Cohen
Enjoy :ssmile:

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by leod » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:13 pm

Gemini

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Taken with just a dslr and 50mm lens on a tripod

http://astrophilippines.blogspot.com/20 ... emini.html

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Post by Dwill » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:02 am

Vela SNR Mosaic
http://astro-cabinet.com/showimage.php? ... ng=english
Copyright: Dieter Willasch
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Post by owlice » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:46 pm

Messier 42 in Hubble palette Ha, S2 and O3, narrowband 3nm
http://www.dsofotografie.nl
Copyright: Gerrit Burggraaf
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Orion through the trees
http://www.pbase.com/gordg3
Copyright: Gordon Garcia
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IC 2574: Coddington's Nebula and IFN
http://www.starkeeper.it/IC2574.htm
Copyright: Leonardo Orazi
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Post by starsurfer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:58 am

Cometary globule CG4 widefield
http://www.astro-austral.cl/imagenes/ne ... 4/info.htm
Copyright: José Joaquín Pérez

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Post by goldpaintphoto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:49 pm

Milky Way arcing over zodiacal light and the conjunction
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by Seantos » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:05 pm

A lot of people forget how visible the Great Orion Nebula is through binoculars or your basic telescope on a clear dark night.

"The Great Orion Nebula"

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Mid-March 2012 presents the best time to see a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in the evening for years to come. At mid-northern latitudes, these two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – stay out for nearly four hours after sunset. That’s about the longest period possible at these latitudes. You can’t miss these two worlds in the west as darkness falls. M45, also known as the Pleiades, is also visible right above these 2 planets along with the faint milky way on the right.

"Jupiter & Venus through Saguaro Cactus."
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"Jupiter & Venus Trail"
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"Zodiac"

In this image you can see several of the universe's phenomenons including the Zodiac Lights, March's Venus, Jupiter, and Pleiades Conjunction, and the Orion Constellation.
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 March 18-

Post by starsurfer » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:43 pm

Kronberger 61
http://www.gemini.edu/node/11656
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Post by Drewster » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:06 am

Venus in IR G UV

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Celestron C14, Flea3 camera. Astrodon UV (Blue-Green color), Astronomiks G and IR filters.

Webpage here:

http://www.ancientstarlight.com/Venus_03_03-2012.html

3 March 2012

Copyright Drew Sullivan 2012

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Post by Randy Shivak » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:00 pm

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