Submissions: 2020 September

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:25 pm

vchari252 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Hello! I've been working on this project for almost a month now and I think I'm finally done. It is of the very faint vdB 152 in Cepheus and is my first submission here!
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Please see the above link for information considering the capture.

Thanks!

vdb_152_processed_v9 copy.jpg
That's beautiful! What a labor of love!

Thank you and welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by vchari252 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:46 pm

Thank you so much! I updated the image as well too get rid of a color cast I hadn't noticed, so I think it's better now.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:31 am

The Question Mark Nebula - NGC7822 region

Scope: Astro-Physics 92mm Stowaway @f/5.3
Reducer: Astro-Physics 0.8x telecompressor
Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM Mini
Mount: Mach1 GTO
SII: 29x15min
Ha: 27x15min
OIII: 36x5min total
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
23 hrs total exposure

Acquisition and processing: Gabe Shaughnessy
Captured: Aug-Sept 2020

High resolution image: https://www.astrobin.com/full/mfyqzh/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:50 am

The Iris Nebula Region

Details:
Scope: Astro-Physics 92mm Stowaway @f/5.3
Reducer: Astro-Physics 0.8x telecompressor
Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM Mini
Mount: Mach1 GTO
L: 98x5min
RGB: 27x5min each
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
14.9 hrs total exposure

Astrobin for more details:
https://www.astrobin.com/rqupy9/B/

Acquisition and processing:
Gabe Shaughnessy
July - August 2020
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:51 am

The Ghost Nebula

Details:
Scope: ONTC1010 f/4 reflector
Coma corrector: Paracorr Type 2
Camera: QSI690-wsg8
Guide Camera: SX Ultrastar
Mount: AP1100
L: 126x3min 1x1 binning
RGB: 18x5min 2x2 binning each
Total exposure: 10.8 hours
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight

Acquisition and processing:
Gabe Shaughnessy
July 2020

Astrobin for more details:
https://www.astrobin.com/eu4yv2/B/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:52 am

The IC1311 Region

Details:
Scope: Astro-Physics 92mm Stowaway @f/5.3
Reducer: Astro-Physics 0.8x telecompressor
Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM Mini
Mount: Mach1 GTO
Ha: 3x15min
SII: 4x15min
OIII: 11x15min
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
4.5 hrs total exposure

Acquisition and processing:
Gabe Shaughnessy
July 2020

Astrobin for more details:
https://www.astrobin.com/a0opb8/C

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » 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
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by AstroGabe » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:54 am

The Veil Nebula

Details:
Scope: Astro-Physics 92mm Stowaway @f/5.3
Reducer: Astro-Physics 0.8x telecompressor
Camera: ASI6200MM Pro
Guide Camera: ASI174MM Mini
Mount: Mach1 GTO
Ha: 11x15min
OIII: 7x15min
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
4.5 hrs total exposure

Acquisition and processing:
Gabe Shaughnessy
July 2020

Astrobin for more details:
https://www.astrobin.com/w229ek/?nc=user
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by barretosmed » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:53 am

JUPITER, IO, EUROPA AND CALLISTO

Best details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/7vq4rr/B/?nc=user

Equipment
MEADE LX200 10 "UHTC
ZWO Optical ASI 462 MC
Filter: Planetary Baader L 1.25 "
Accessory: TeleVue Powermate 2.0x
Mounting: Ioptron Cem60
Polar alignment: Sharcap
Capture: SharpCap V3.0

Processing: Photoshop CS6, AutoStakkert AutoStackert !, Registax 6
Seeing: 3
Transparency: 7
2020/09/13
23:13 UT
São Paulo-SP-BRAZIL

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretsomed@hotmail.com
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by gorante » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:25 pm

NGC 281 Pacman
https://astro.digitalcurse.com
By: Marco Prelini It's time for the Pacman again :)
Located in the northern part of Cassiopeia constellation, this nebula is a rich HII region populated by Bok globules (which are newborn stars nursery), an open cluster and a multiple (five stars) system.
Due to his shape si also known as “The Pacman Nebula”, just look ad the brightest part and you’ll understand why :)

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

Shooting Data
– HA+OIII (HOO) composition
– 37 600″ HA Light frames at -0°C / gain 120
– 36 600″ OIII Light frames at -0°C / gain 120
– 31 dark/flat/darkflat frames
– ASI 294MC pro camera
– Skywatcher AZEQ6
– Skywatcher 200/1000 PDS

Frames captured between end of August / first of September 2020 from my backyard
Bortle 8 / SQM 18.5 heavy light polluted 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/5bwdd5/

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Ann » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:43 pm

gorante wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:25 pm
NGC 281 Pacman
https://astro.digitalcurse.com
By: Marco Prelini It's time for the Pacman again :)
Located in the northern part of Cassiopeia constellation, this nebula is a rich HII region populated by Bok globules (which are newborn stars nursery), an open cluster and a multiple (five stars) system.
Due to his shape si also known as “The Pacman Nebula”, just look ad the brightest part and you’ll understand why :)

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

Shooting Data
– HA+OIII (HOO) composition
– 37 600″ HA Light frames at -0°C / gain 120
– 36 600″ OIII Light frames at -0°C / gain 120
– 31 dark/flat/darkflat frames
– ASI 294MC pro camera
– Skywatcher AZEQ6
– Skywatcher 200/1000 PDS

Frames captured between end of August / first of September 2020 from my backyard
Bortle 8 / SQM 18.5 heavy light polluted 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/5bwdd5/
Hi Marco and welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

That's a beautiful picture of the Pacman Nebula! I particularly appreciate the colors! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by barretosmed » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:13 pm

Jupiter - watching small flake inside the red spot

Spots on planets are common events to observe, it is a happiness for those who capture. Here in this image I managed to capture an event inside the red spot, a “small flake”

These spots are caused by internal or external events, in the case of the big red spot, they can last from seconds to hours or days. Due to its size, it will not affect the characteristics of the Great Red Spot, as happened recently (https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-n ... our-scope/).

We will follow up to see the evolution and see images of other amateur astronomers to see how it behaves

More details
https://www.astrobin.com/dkrt80/?nc=user

Equipment
MEADE LX200 10 "UHTC
ZWO Optical ASI 462 MC
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

9/13/20

23:13 UT
São Paulo-SP-BRASIL

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On a plot of Cassiopea

Post by alcarreño » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 pm

Copyrights: Asociacion Astronomica de Ocentejo
ImageCassiopea al 50% by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by gorante » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:55 pm

Ann wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:43 pm

Hi Marco and welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

That's a beautiful picture of the Pacman Nebula! I particularly appreciate the colors! :D

Ann
Thank you Ann! :)

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by a.carrozzi » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:01 pm

NGC 6914 is a group of reflection nebulas inside the large HII region around the star Sadr, in the Cygnus constellation.
Technical data
Telescope: SkyWatcher Newton 200/1000
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ 6 Pro
Camera: Atik 4000 LE
Astrodon LRGB I-series and Baader Ha 7nm. filters
14x600s Ha, 14x420s L, 3x420s for each RGB channel

ImageNGC 6914 by Alessandro Carrozzi, su Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by shaunnesy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:54 pm

Lulworth Cove Dorset UK July 19th 2020
40 pane mosaic with Jupiter and Saturn shinning brightly
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Tom Glenn » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:26 am

ISS transits Mars, September 14, 2020

ImageISS reaches out and touches Mars, transit September 14, 2020 by Tom Glenn, on Flickr

The International Space Station (ISS) transits Mars in this image. This is a single frame exposure of 0.35ms, extracted from a video showing a longer transit sequence (full transit sequence linked below).

https://www.flickr.com/gp/140032790@N06 ... N06/48L18K

Details on both the ISS and Mars are visible, despite the short exposure, including Syrtis Major on Mars. The orbital trajectory was calculated by Calsky.com, and the transit was only visible along a 100m wide corridor along the ground. The angular velocity of the ISS was 2766"/s, and the actual ground velocity was 7.4km/s. The image was captured northeast of San Diego, CA, at 05:15:47 local time (PDT) on Monday, September 14, 2020, and more information and data (including the raw exposure series) is available in the following video linked below:

https://youtu.be/oHcMvF-nP2s

Equipment used:
C9.25 Edge HD telescope
ASI183mm camera (no filter)
Focal length: 2350mm
Exposure: 0.35ms
Gain: 300 (66%)
ROI: 5496x1500 pixels
Frame rate recorded: 41 fps

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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Paul Haese » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:47 pm

This is an image of NGC1316 (AKA Cannibal) which received a shortlisting in Insights Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 competition.
The object is a face on giant elliptical galaxy. It displays many merger shells and has apparently just had an encounter with NGC1317 the smaller galaxy near it. Click on the link below for the larger image.

http://paulhaese.net/NGC1316%20AG12.html

Copyright: Paul Haese
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by Kinch » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:11 am

SH2-155 Cave Nebula

Sh2-155 lies at the edge of the Cepheus B cloud (part of the Cepheus molecular cloud), and is ionized by young stars from the Cep OB3 association. It has been suggested that radiation from the hot O-type star HD 217086 is compressing the region, triggering the formation of a new generation of stars. A study of the region's young stellar objects by the Chandra X-ray Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope shows a progression of stellar ages in front of the cloud, supporting the hypothesis of triggered star-formation.
Final NBBB Cave Nebula Sign (1500 x 972).jpg
Further info @ https://www.kinchastro.com/sh2-155---cave-nebula.html
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by macnenia » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:27 am

3 recent images of Mars covering most of the planet's surface.

As Mars approaches opposition, these 3 high resolution amateur planetary images show most of what can be seen of the red planet as it spins on its axis.
mars2020_28-08_05-09_15-09_Montage_annotated.jpg
Over the last 3 weeks as the aspect of Mars slowly changes each night, I have been lucky enough to have had superb seeing on several occasions and to be able to produce these 3 images that span most of the surface of the planet. See the planetary map also attached.
mars_2020_28-08_05-09_5-09_MAP.jpg
The first image (top left) was acquired on 28th August. The planet was 18.4 arc secs in apparent diameter and 91% illuminated. This images features the iconic Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system and the Tharsis Montes, the 3 smaller, yet still massive shield volcanoes in a row Arsia Mons (bottom left), Pavonis Mons (middle) & Ascraeus Mons (upper right).
The second image (top right) was acquired on 5th September and at that time the planet had increased in apparent diameter to 19.6 arc secs and was 93% illuminated. This image features the Vallis Marineris, the largest canyon in the solar system.
The third image (bottom) was captured on 15th September and the apparent diameter had reached 21.0 arc secs and the planet was 96% illuminated. This is one of the most famous aspects of Mars, with Sinus Meridiani, Sinus Sabaeus and Schiaparelli crater to the left, Syrtis Major at the terminator to the right and the gigantic impact crater, the Hellas Basin to its south.
Note the position of the much reduced South Polar Cap in each image. We have seen the cap shrinking dramatically in recent months and now its remnant is offset from the axis of the planet and the SPC can be seen to orbit the true south pole. Note that on the first and third images it is on alternate sides of the polar axis.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 September

Post by peter shah » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:47 am

M45 and the Large Molecular Cloud in Taurus Image by Peter Shah 12hours total exposure time Comprising 384x frames with a mix of 300s, 180s and 60s subframes. Processed with Pixinsight, Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Equipment used was a 105mm f:1.4 Sigma Lens working at f:2 and the ASI 2600MC Pro OSC camera, Pier 4at Roboscopes based at e-EyE, Extremadura Spain.

Image by Peter Shah

https://www.flickr.com/photos/astropix/ ... ool-apods/

thanks for looking