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Submission: 2018 December

Post by bystander » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:58 am

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by markh@tds.net » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:33 am

NGC 660 The Polar Ring Galaxy

Copyright: Mark Hanson
NGC660Apodsmall.jpg
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53 hours of exposure using a 17" and 24" Planewave CDK

https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-660 ... ing-galaxy

Thank you,

Mark Hanson
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by twoghouls » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:08 am

Image

An 8-panel mosaic in Cygnus featuring a variety of neat stars and deep sky objects including: DWB 111; LBN 325; LBN 331; SNR G 82.2+5.3; NGC 6866; NGC 6884; PN PM1-320; B 345; 30 Cygni; 31 Cygni; 32 Cygni; Tabby's Star (KIC 8462852); et al.

46 hours total integration using Stellarvue SVQ86, ZWO ASI1600MM-C, Astrodon filters (Ha, OIII, R, G, B), and Orion Atlas mount.
Image Credit: Nico Carver

More details (and fully annotated version) on my website: https://www.nebulaphotos.com/lbn-ldn/nwcygnus/

Thanks! Nico

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Ann » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:25 am

markh@tds.net wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:33 am
NGC 660 The Polar Ring Galaxy

Copyright: Mark Hanson

NGC660Apodsmall.jpg
100% crop
100%CropNGC660.jpg

53 hours of exposure using a 17" and 24" Planewave CDK

https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ngc-660 ... ing-galaxy

Thank you,

Mark Hanson
That's a great picture!

I love the portrait of NGC 660 itself, with its dusty "X" (where the dust lane of the disk meets the dust lane of the polar ring), and the contrasting populations in the disk and the ring, with abundant star formation in the ring and little or no star formation in the disk.

I also love the wide angle picture with all the absolutely fascinating background galaxies. What a menagerie! :D

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by trobison » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:35 am

Bright supernova SN 2018ivc in Messier 77

I have been imaging this galaxy over the past month. I don’t have a complete data set, so the image quality is not the best. But, there is a gem in there. On the 24 November 2018, a type II Supernova has just been spotted fairly close the nucleus of M77. I have two images. The first frame was taken on the 12th of November 2018, and the second on the 28th of November 2018.

It’s very interesting when you go through your data stack and find these gems. The image was taken with a 10 RCOS, with a SBIG STL 11000 on an AP-900 mount. The dark lines in the third frame show the location of the event.

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Bright supernova SN 2018ivc in Messier 77 by Terry Robison, on Flickr

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by mihon4ik » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:11 pm

Comet 46P/Wirtanen over BTA-6 (Large Altazimuth Telescope).
December 2, 2018, Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science, Caucasus Mountains, Zelenchuksky District, Russia.

Hi-res: http://disk.astro-alert.ru/46P.jpg

Copyright: Stanislav Korotkiy (www.facebook.com/stanislav.korotkiy)

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Canon 6D + Canon 135/2.0, exp=2 sec, ISO=6400.

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by azstarman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:27 pm

NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy
http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC253.htm
Copyright: Bernard Miller and Martin Pugh
This is an image of NGC253, also known as the Sculptor Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 11 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is a starburst galaxy which means it is undergoing a period of intense star formation. The data was captured by Martin Pugh and processed by me.

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by azstarman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:31 pm

NGC 1365 - The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy
http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC1365.htm
Copyright: Bernard Miller and Martin Pugh
This is an image of NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy. It is a barred spiral galaxy about 60 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. It is the dominant member of the Fornax cluster of galaxies and spans about 200,000 light years in diameter making it about twice as large as the Milky Way. Martin Pugh did the image capture and I did the image processing.

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Gianluca Galloni » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:29 pm

Copyright: Gianluca Galloni
Comet 46P/Wirtanen taken remotely on 1 December. It is possible to see a small tail in the left part of the image.
Only 10min of exposure.
Link for full resolution: https://flic.kr/p/2axyp4E

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by mdieterich » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:00 am

Atacama Desert Milky Way and Zodiacal Light
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Copyright: Matt Dieterich https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4903/3121 ... 6021_h.jpg
The Atacama Desert is home to some of the most transparent and dark night skies. Extremely dry air and high elevation provides some of the best views of our Milky Way galaxy. Pictured here is a 72 panel panorama showing the Southern Hemisphere Milky Way, in addition to stunning red airglow, and Zodiacal Light on the far right. The airglow is caused by oxygen molecules radiating energy previously absorbed during the daytime from our Sun. The faint white light emanating from the horizon on the right of the picture is from sunlight reflecting off of dust in our solar system, known as Zodiacal Light. I hope yall enjoy the view!
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by mdieterich » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:29 am

Milky Way from Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile
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Copyright: Matt Dieterich ]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4829/3121 ... 73e4_h.jpg
Where do professional astronomers stay while working at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile? Here is an image of the Milky Way over the dorms where astronomers catch up on their rest after working all night in the observatories. A few minute walk from these dorms is the massive 4-meter Blanco telescope where recent female astronomers collected data that helped prove the existence of gravitational waves. Needless to say, their finding rewrote the physics books!
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NGC6357

Post by litobrit » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:45 am

Hello,
A new processing. 3 hours of Ha and 2 hours of SII and OIII with ASA20 of Chilescope.
The full is here https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/BzI0mpc ... hqkGbg.jpg
Hope you enjoy !

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Gravitational interactions in NGC 1532 group
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/gU1E8Fd ... hqkGbg.jpg

NGC1532 is the dominant galaxy of its group, with a similar size to our Milky Way, located about 50 million LY away in Eridanus.
NGC1532 is in gravitational interaction with its dwarfs companions, specialy with NGC 1531.

These interactions lead to a spectacular distortion of the spiral arms of NGC 1532, the creation of unusual plumes above its disk, and have triggered starbust formation.

Setup : RC 1m - Alt-Az mount - FLI ProLine16803 - Astrodon filters - Chilescope remote facility
LRGB + Ha
Total integration : 5h

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux - https://www.astrobin.com/users/Jean-Baptiste_Paris/

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Lukasz83 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:12 pm

NGC 1501 - Oyster Nebula in Camelopardalis
Copyrights: Łukasz Sujka
Photos made in October 2018 during night with nice seeing (central Poland)
Short exposures reveal nice detail a little similar to that which we can observe on HST images.

Using short exposures astrophotography technique and proper CMOS camera
Equipment: 10'' Skywatcher 250/1200 Newtonian on EQ6 mount, ZWO ASI 178 MM-C camera
Filters: Baader LRGB
Exposition: L - 1000 x 5 s (gain 82%), unguided // RGB - 300 x 6 s (gain 86%) per channel
Offset - 50 // 300 darks per channel

Link to full version:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/374326/H/ ... real=&mod=

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by shadowoo2 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:14 pm

M39

M39 is an open cluster of stars in the constellation of Cygnus.

High res image: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... rmat=1500w

Annotated image: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... rmat=1500w

M39
Http://www.theastrogazer.com
Copyright: Jason Matter
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Lukasz83 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:19 pm

NGC 7331 (Deer Lick Group) in Pegasus
Copyrights: Łukasz Sujka
Photos made in August 2018 during night with nice seeing (central Poland)
Main galaxy NGC7331 with a lot of detail and 0,41''/pix scale

Equipment: 10'' Skywatcher 250/1200 Newtonian on EQ6 mount, ZWO ASI 178 MM-C camera
Filters: Baader LRGB
Exposition: L - 1100 x 15s (gain 82%), unguided // RGB - 300 x 20s (gain 82%) per channel
Offset - 50 // 300 darks per channel

Link to full version:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/362129/B/?real=&mod=

Facebook page:
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Lukasz83 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:32 pm

NGC 40 (Bow-Tie Nebula) in Cepheus
Copyrights: Łukasz Sujka
Photo made in September 2018 during night with nice seeing (eastern Poland)

Equipment: 10'' Skywatcher 250/1200 Newtonian on EQ6 mount, ZWO ASI 178 MM-C camera
Filters: Baader LRGB
Exposition: L - 1300 x 2,5 s (gain 82%), unguided // RGB - 500 x 2,5 s (gain 86%) per channel
Offset - 50 // 300 darks per channel

Link to full version:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/369685/C/ ... real=&mod=

Facebook page:
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by Thierry Legault » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:40 am

for its 20 years anniversary, here a 3D video of the ISS with Discovery docked, plus the astronaut Steve Bowen in spacewalk, taken in Feb 2011. The shape of the ISS in 3D is perceived with cross-eyed method or anaglyph (red/blue glasses) method.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
This is the one and only time that an astronaut has been filmed from the ground with an amateur telescope! This is also the only existing 3D video of a complete passage of the ISS! :D

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by HHV » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:05 pm

Good Evening!

An object off the well known paths - young open star cluster (estimated less than 4 million years old) NGC 1624, embedded in a fine emission nebula (Sh2-212) in the constellation Perseus, surrounded by dust clouds and dark nebulae (and Sh2-211, the small one in the upper right corner)
;-)

Recorded in my own garden with the 10inch Newtonian reflector and DSLR:
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Arriving at the Hyades

Post by alcarreño » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Copyrights:Raul Villaverde
Mosaic 12x15x300"
Takahashi FSQ106ED
Canon 6D
Ocentejo -Guadalajara- Spain
ImageLlegando a las Hyades2 by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by G.Chatzifrantzis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 pm

M31 The Adromeda Galaxy

Equipment:
OTA : HandMade 130mm OK4 Oil Spaced Optics f7 APO & Stellarvue SV80ST2 (Side by side On Mount)
Mount : NEQ6 pro
Camera : Atik 460 ex & Atik 460exc
Guiding : OAG via Lodestar X2
Filters : Idas P2 & Astronomik CLS

SoftWare :
DSS - Pix - Cs

Exposure :
L : 6h (Handmade 130mm)
RGB : 6h (Stellarvue 80mm)

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Chalkidiki Greece
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Re: Submission: 2018 December

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Re: Submission: 2018 December

Post by trobison » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 am

NGC 1055 / NGC 1068 / Supernova SN 2018ivc


ImageNGC 1055 / NGC 1068 / Supernova SN 2018ivc by Terry Robison, on Flickr