Submissions: 2013 October

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by petercoxphoto » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:12 am

NGC7000 in Narrowband, 5 hours integration time.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Siegfried_M31 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:32 am

Bubble, my first CCD image
http://urania.forumactif.fr/
Copyright: Siegfried Bauer
7hours Ha between August and September in 5 nights
2hours luminance (Stars only) 30min RGB for each
http://urania.forumactif.fr/t977p30-nou ... c7635#4502
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http://siegfried.bauer.free.fr/cp/bulle ... sn_hdr.jpg
bulle_hal_asc_asn_hdr.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by jimstar » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:43 pm

Subject: NGC281 Pacman Nebula (Tricolor Ha, OIII, SII)
Copyrights: James Collins
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by mexhunter » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:55 pm

Looking at the center of our galaxy.
Copyright: César Cantú
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Milky Way Core’s Red Halo

Post by IanP » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:06 am

Milky Way Core’s Red Halo

Actually, I intended to take another shot of the TeaPot, but then I saw quite interesting data during processing the Ha series of images.

The red halo appeared after combining the RGB image with the Ha image in PixInsight using the N[arrow]B[and]-RGB script.
All data taken with 60Da + Ha-clip-filter with 50mm/F1.4 lens (2.8) and Polarie.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by jjjnettie » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:40 am

I thought with Halloween just around the corner, I'd share this photo I captured in March 2012.
I have a fruit bat colony just up the road from me, and the night before Full Moon they take to the air just at the right time to coincide with the rising Moon. To capture is as simple as sitting on my front verandah , cup of tea at my elbow and the remote timer in my hand, and then I wait. The camera is set to burst mode, so if the bats look as though they are going to head toward the Moon, I'll capture a heap of shots in one go. Maybe one in 200 shots will nab me a full body silhouette. My ultimate goal is to capture the iconic Batman silhouette across the face of the Moon. :)
Canon 550D @ ISO800 F8 1/500th sec. Sigma 70-300 @ 300mm.

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Sky Polarization in Golden Horn

Post by nuclearcat » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:38 am

haliçpanoramao.jpg
haliçpanoramak.jpg
Sky polarization as seen from historical Galata Tower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galata_Tower) at sunset where the sun altitute was 6-7 degrees. Golden Horn is an inlet of the Bosphorus dividing the city of Istanbul and forming the natural harbor that has sheltered Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and other ships for thousands of years (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horn) .There are many noticable places on this picture as seen on the labeled version.

Here is the wikipedia list of the labeled places:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topkap%C4%B1_Palace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Irene
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan_Ahmed_Mosque (Blue Mosque)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nusretiye_Mosque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayezid_II_Mosque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyaz%C4%B1t_Tower (fire tower)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%BCleymaniye_Mosque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9Eehzade_Mosque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatih_mosque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mosque_%28Istanbul%29

Copyright: M. Raşid Tuğral
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Mike Taylor » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:20 pm

Aurora at Moosehead Lake, Maine USA

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Mike Taylor » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:23 pm

Good grief, how do I attach an image to a post?

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by geckzilla » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:36 pm

Mike, if this post didn't help you, please register an account and PM me and I'll help you out.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Sandgirl » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:35 pm

IC 2118- The Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus
Copyrights: Scott Rosen
Full size: http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com ... -2048x.jpg
IC2118-200L-450D-NoFilt-800--2013-0204-0206--95x300----2048x_small.JPG
IC 1396
Copyrights: Robert Fields
IC 1396a Final_small.JPG
Outburst of comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)
Copyrights: Ernesto Guido, Nick Howes & Martino Nicolini
C_2012 X1_H06_21_October_2013.JPG
IC 1396 NB+LRGB
Copyrights: IC 1396 NB+LRGB
ic 1396 NB and LRBGB High Res JPEG_small.JPG
IC 4633 Galaxy and Dust in Apus
Copyrights: Leonardo Julio
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Sandgirl » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:48 pm

Gamma Cygni complex and the Veil Nebula
Copyrights: Albert Barr
Crescent_BiColor_small.JPG
Starless Nebula NGC6188 in Narrowband
Copyrights: Fred Vanderhaven
NGC6188 final D lrg_small.JPG
Meteor with Orion,Moon, Pleiades
Copyrights: Mike Black
028a2_small.JPG
Comet ISON Near Mars & Regulus on 10-18-2013
Copyrights: John Chumack
CometISONMarsRegulusChumackHRweb_small.JPG
Comet 17P/Holmes (18/12/2007)
Copyrights: John Pane
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Kapkowski » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:27 am

Very rarely imaged part of Cygnus - Sh2-113 Flying Dragon Nebula. Requires a lot of Ha frames - this is about 10 hours with Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200 ( f/3) and STL 11000.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by terry.hancock » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:21 am

Comet ISON Oct 21
Copyright: Terry Hancock, Clifford Spohn
Captured on Monday, the 21st October 2013 from Cliff Spohn's remote amateur observatory in Marion Ohio using Cliff's QHY9 monochrome CCD camera and TEC 140 F7, 5 inch Refractor telescope.
Credit goes to Cliff for capturing the object while I did the calibration, stacking in CCDStack post processing in CS5 and video editing.
Total Exposure time 93 minutes
Go to my website to view the 2 versions of time lapse videos I created.
http://www.downunderobservatory.com

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Zolinka » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:05 pm

ISS over the clouds.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zpavel/
Copyright: Zoltán Pável

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M33 Hyperstar/TEC combi 11h

Post by avdhoeven » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:07 pm

About 2 weeks ago Michael van Doorn and me made images of M33 on the same evening. He took his images with his C11 Hyperstar, a 27 cm reflector with a f-ratio of only 2, allowing him to take very short exposures to gather much color information. At the same time I took images of a smaller field (the galaxy itself) with the TEC140 giving a higher resolution.

We combined the images before, but now we took the Hyperstar data for the widefield and the TEC data for the galaxy. This gives a perfect combination for gathering an image under light polluted conditions in a short time.

In total 11h of data were used for this image.

Copyright: Michael van Doorn/André van der Hoeven
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by K7VF » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:39 am

IC1848 Soul Nebula
Copyright: Jeff Husted Click Here for Larger Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnusloop/10468758454/
Location: Grandview Campground, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California.
Equipment: Televue NP127is at f4.1; Atik 383L+; Atlas EQ-G. Astrodon 3nm Ha,SII,OII filters
Processing: Images Plus; AIP4WIN; Registar; PS Elements.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Bi2L » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm

Hello, I've got this capture some days ago, 22 Oct 2013, hope you like it :)

Nightscape at Santa Barbara beach, Corfu, Greece

At the right is the Constelation of Draco, on top of it is Ursa Minor, According to the ancient Greek myth of Hercules, the constellation of Draco represented the Winged Dragon that guarded the Apples of the Hesperides and Ursa Minor the wings of the dragon which fyllage the Apples of Hesperides and Little Bear were the Wings of the Dragon. The Ursa Minor's tail has the Polar Star which is showing us the North celestial Pole, the Little Dipper is the Greek hero Arcas son of Zeus and Callisto who led the Pelesgians, who were renamed Arkades . In greek, Ursa is called "Arctos", from Arkas.
At the Center as the North Cross is the constellation of Cygnus, the ancient Greeks called it Ornis(birds) and with the Eagle(in the Clouds bottom left) and the Arrow (bottom left of Cygnus) the said the myth of Hercules and the Stymphalian Birds. The Swan symbolized Zeus, who transformed into a swan to mate with Leda, who gave birth to the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux.
Bottom right is the constellation of Lyra with the very bright star Vega, our neighbor at 23.5 light-years, the full Arabic name is Al Nasr al Waki, " the eagle who falls or attacks ", so we see a representation of the constellation Lyra with an eagle, Lyra is the instrument of Apollo, given to him by young Hermes.
Among the Arrow and the Swan is Vulpecula, also known as the fox. To the left of the Constellation of Arrow is the Constellation Delphinus, which was observed in the antiquity by Ptolemy and represents the Delphinus delphis species, common in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, while on the left is the Constellation of Equuleus, which also recorded from Ptolemy, cataloged as Horse Bust and later became Equus primus/prior, the horse that came before the great winged horse of the Heavens, Pegasus. In the photo there parts of the constellations of Aquarius, Pegasus, Cepheus, Lacerta, Hercules, Ursa Major and the Aquila.
In terms of geology, the land consists of 1-2 million years old clay with shells and coal in its sediments..
Canon eos 40D full-spectra Samyang 8mm fisheye f3.5 iso800 30sec
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Christoph Puetz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:36 pm

Melotte 15
The Center of the heart nebula, taken with a PLANEWAVE 20 CDK
at the Peterberg Observatory in Saarland, Germany http://www.sternwarte-peterberg.de
3.5 hours exp. time
private homepage = http://www.ccdsky.eu
Copyright: Christoph Puetz Astrometry:
(RA, Dec) center: (38.3481304458, 61.468072931) degrees
Orientation: 0.193850692523 deg E of N
Pixel scale: 0.382118596594 arcsec/pixel

Your field contains:
Tycho-2 4046-760-1
Tycho-2 4046-574-1
Tycho-2 4046-492-1
Tycho-2 4046-440-1
Tycho-2 4046-670-1
Tycho-2 4046-850-1
Tycho-2 4046-118-1
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Tycho-2 4046-488-1
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Tycho-2 4046-1002-1
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Tycho-2 4046-48-1
Tycho-2 4046-1392-1
Tycho-2 4046-228-1
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HD 15558
HD 15570
HD 15629
IC 1805
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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Christoph Puetz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:44 pm

IC410 bicolor (H1 and OIII)
2011: Canon EOS 450d / 6" Starfire APO
2013: ATIK 383L+ / Skywatcher ED80
private homepage = http://www.ccdsky.eu
Copyright: Christoph Puetz
Astrometrie:
(RA, Dec) center: (80.5349655375, 33.3840835768) degrees
Orientation: 0.723149972021 deg E of N
Pixel scale: 1.91587532345 arcsec/pixel

Your field contains:
HD 242909
HD 243091
HD 243036
HD 242908
HD 242935
HD 243070
HD 243071
HD 243018
HD 242925
HD 243035
HD 242926
HD 243110
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HD 242784
HD 242692
HD 242656
HD 242594
HD 242828
HD 242820
HD 242855
HD 34760
HD 34841
HD 34681
NGC 1893
IC 410

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Christoph Puetz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:51 pm

Sharpless SH2-171 Bicolor (Ha and OIII)
Canon f/4 200mm Tele lens
20x10min with modded Canon EOS 450d, 2011
plus
3 hours H-alpha with ATIK 383 L+
plus
2 hours OIII with ATIK 383 L+ private homepage = http://www.ccdsky.eu
Copyright: Christoph Puetz

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Christoph Puetz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:55 pm

Walking under the winter-night sky ... taken in Jan. 2013 at Titlis, Switzerland.
The landscape was illuminated by some snow groomers preparing the slopes for the next morning :-)

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by Nitpicker » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:11 am

Christoph Puetz wrote:Melotte 15
The Center of the heart nebula, taken with a PLANEWAVE 20 CDK
at the Peterberg Observatory in Saarland, Germany
Copyright: Christoph Puetz

Astrometry:
(RA, Dec) center: (38.3481304458, 61.468072931) degrees
Orientation: 0.193850692523 deg E of N
Pixel scale: 0.382118596594 arcsec/pixel
Might you perhaps be overstating the precision of your equipment?

Impressive photos though, and I appreciate the technical details. Thanks.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 October

Post by geckzilla » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:21 am

It's probably just a copy and paste from the Astrometry.net solver, Nitpicker. Computers are awesome like that.
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