Submissions: 2022 May

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Mohamedusama19
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Mohamedusama19 » Wed May 18, 2022 10:43 pm

Witch head Nebula with breathtaking surrounding dust
The well known witch head nebula shot from Fayoum Governate in Egypt.
Copyright: Mohamed Usama Ismail / Ursamo Astrophotography
Equipment:
Imaging Lens ,Canon 135mm f2.0 L
Imaging Camera ,Canon 80D (Stock)
Mount ,Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer
Date: Feb. 1, 2022
Frames: 187x120"
Integration: 6h 14'
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by GruppoAstrofiliPalidoro » Thu May 19, 2022 6:39 am

ECLIPSE ON SEA

Here 16 May Moon Eclipse on sea at Marina San Nicola (Rome) Italy. The photo is union of 28 images taken from different cameras. It is applied HDR to obtain eclipsed moon part details. 2 days processing.Authors are Gabriele Spaziani, Giuseppe Conzo and Chiara Tronci (Gruppo Astrofili Palidoro)

https://www.astrofilipalidoro.it/ROSSO_MARE.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by AmritPrasad » Fri May 20, 2022 2:48 am

Hello, here are a couple of submissions from myself. Thank you for your consideration.

Data and processing by me : Amrit Prasad
website/credit: Instagram.com/amrit.insta

Carina Nebula
ImageCarinaV8_SHOblend_fullRes_Amrit by Amrit Prasad, on Flickr

Total exposure time 5.75 hours
Location: Auckland, NZ (Bortle 5 backyard). Data captured between late Dec - Late Feb.
RGB 10x60s in each Channel (30mins), Ha 22 x 3mins (1.1hrs), Sii 41 x 3mins (2.05hrs), OIII 42x 3mins (2.1hrs)
RisingCam IMX571m, Skywatcher Esprit 100, Antlia 3nm Narrowband and Optolong LRGB Filters. Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount.

Gabriel Mistral and the Gem Cluster
ImageNGC3324AndGemCluster_v4_compressedJPG_Amrit-2 by Amrit Prasad, on Flickr
Total exposure time 19.85 hours, captured from Auckland, NZ (Bortle 5 backyard)
RGB 10x60s in each Channel (30mins), Ha 54 x 3mins (2.7hrs), Sii 129 x 3mins (6.45hrs), Oiii 204 x 3mins (10.2hrs)
RisingCam IMX571m, Skywatcher Esprit 100, Antlia 3nm Narrowband and Optolong LRGB Filters. Skywatcher EQ6 pro mount.

Krukarius
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Krukarius » Fri May 20, 2022 8:20 am

I was glad when captured the partially eclipsed Moonset above the Tatra mountains.

https://flic.kr/p/2nmG2aY

The image and location description are below:

Image shows:
Partially eclipsed moonset above Tatra mountains at a distance of about 115km. On the lunar disk also contrail is noticeable, which was produced by the KML428 flight (Dubai – Amsterdam) at a distance of about 330km from the observation place.
In the foreground, we can see the church of Dobry Pasterz (Good shepherd) towering above Sobniów – the quarter of Jaslo town. The Low Beskid mountains are next beyond.

Location:
Zimna Woda (Cold Water) village near Jaslo in southeastern Poland (Subcarpathian voivodship) – coordinates: 49.76382329175701, 21.573041639163886

Time: 4:41 local (2:41 UTC)

EXIF:
Focal length: 440mm,
F-stop: f/6
Exposure time: 1/30s
ISO speed: ISO-400

Nikon D5300 + Sigma 150-600mm DG OS HSM Contemporary


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSLR-telephoto ... 7788806202
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/telephoto_travel/

Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Fri May 20, 2022 2:22 pm

Trio in Draco - NGC 5907 with faint tidal stream
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/pZaouZf ... 2EQU70.jpg

NGC 5907 also nicknamed the "Splinter Galaxy" is a spiral galaxy seen from the edge and located in the constellation of the Dragon at about 30 million light years from the Milky Way.
This galaxy has a huge but very faint trail of stars surrounding it. It is certainly the remains of a collision or an old merger of NGC 5907 with a dwarf galaxy.
More explanations here: https://www.cosmotography.com/images/sm ... c5907.html

NGC 5905 and NGC 5908 (on the right) are much further away, about 150 million light-years...

TSA 102 f/6 - AZEQ6 - CCD Atik Cameras One 6.0 (-15°)
Filters : Astronomik LRGB + Ha 6nm
L : 64 x 600s bin1
RGB : 86 x 300s bin2
Ha : 6 x 600s bin2
Total : 19h
Processing : APP, Pixinsight & Photoshop
4, 5, 6 & 7 May 2022 - Fouras (France)

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
https://millenniumphoton.com/
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Roi Levi
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Roi Levi » Fri May 20, 2022 8:20 pm

Goblin Valley Under The Milkyway
Copyright: Roi Levi
My_Picture.jpg
The milky way galaxy rising above the Utah Ancient hoodoos called the 3 sisters
The structures, known locally as “goblins,” take on a variety of fantastical shapes and stand as high as several meters.
Above one of The Darkest Skies in the World Bortle 1 scale

Gear & Specs
Canon 6d astro mode
Sigma Art 50 mm 1.4
Iso 800
Panorama method
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Roi Levi
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Post by Roi Levi » Fri May 20, 2022 8:45 pm

M31 behind the Hoodoos
Copyright: Roi Levi
Andromda.jpg
M31 rising above the 3 sisters hoodoos in Goblin Valley, which is known for one of the darkest skies in the world with ancient rock formation
Hoodoos are pillars of rock, typically between 5 and 150 feet high

Gear

Zwo 2600 & redcat on skywatcher mount
Sky : 90 minutes total integration time
Earth : 30 sec on Blue hour
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Valerie Liard
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Valerie Liard » Sat May 21, 2022 10:50 am

Hello,
( thank you Ann for your previous comment, it's really nice :-)... )

SUNSPOT AR3014

Image
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarcarpentier/

V.LIARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Carballada
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Carballada » Sat May 21, 2022 3:27 pm

Image

The Spider Nebula (Sh2-234, IC417) in Hα/OIII+rgb by Jose Carballada, on Flickr
Located in the constellation of Auriga IC417, or the Spider is an emission nebula approximately 100 light years across.
It is located about 10,000 light years from Earth.
It is a hotbed of new star formation.

This image it's the result of about 60 hours integration time with narrow band filters, mapped using a "natural colors" palette.

Hellobozos
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Hellobozos » Sat May 21, 2022 5:23 pm

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https://spaceweathergallery.com/submiss ... 767850.gif

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My whole experience with the May 2022 Super Flower Blood Moon, Universal,Orlando,FL,USA at the link below.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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firas
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by firas » Sun May 22, 2022 8:51 pm

IC 59, IC 63 and Gamma Cassiopeiae (Ghost of Cassiopeiae)

This image consists of a little over 9:20 hours of exposure.
LRGB 72x300
Ha 13x900

My main focus in the image was actually not the nebula rathan than the star Gamma Cas and its illumination and effect on the nebula despite that the nebula lays light years away from the star.

It was taken in November last from Stockholm/Sweden.
I used a 200mm Newtonian telescope with Moravian G2-8300 CCD camera.

Regards
/Firas
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by mdieterich » Mon May 23, 2022 9:06 pm

Horsehead Nebula
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Copyright: Matt Dieterich

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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by blastrophoto » Tue May 24, 2022 3:48 pm

MESSIER OBJECT 51 - THE WHIRLPOOL GALAXY
Link to full resolution image:
https://flic.kr/p/2nnBnNS

Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, just slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the 51st entry in Charles Messier famous catalog. Perhaps the original spiral nebula, the large galaxy with well defined spiral structure is also cataloged as NGC 5194. Its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweep in front of its companion galaxy (right), NGC 5195. The pair are about 31 million light-years distant and officially lie within the angular boundaries of the small constellation Canes Venatici. Though M51 looks faint and fuzzy to the eye, deep images like this one can reveal striking colors and the faint tidal debris around the smaller galaxy.

Technology has come so far to allow just a 5-inch refractor to capture such detail and wonder in a galaxy 31 million miles away. This HDR composite is composed of 5 hours RGB data captured from Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane Virginia, 3 hours Luminance data captured from Cherry Springs State Park, PA, and 9 hours of Hydrogen Alpha data captured from my backyard in Woodbridge, VA. I traveled to ensure I could get the best possible data for this particular image. I used 3 separate stretched layers to create a beautiful HDR composite, otherwise the core of this galaxy would have completely blown out the rest of the surrounding details. This is my first completed project using the new QHY533M. I'm extremely proud to have captured something in such detail. I hope you enjoy it too.

Gear:
QHY 533M
Explore Scientific ED127 FCD100
Optolong HA(7nm) and RGB filters
Skywatcher EQ6R-Pro
QHY OAG
QHY EFW
ZWO EAF

Integration:
36x180s - R
36x180s - G
36x180s - B
60x180s - Lum
109x300s - Ha

Processing:
Stacked and Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop
NoiseXterminator for noise reduction

Locations:
Cherry Springs State Park, PA
Sky Meadows State Park, VA
Woodbridge, VA

Captured and Processed by:
Brandon Lewis (blastrophoto)

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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by ajpsleiman » Tue May 24, 2022 8:48 pm

Hello everyone!

I took this photo in the Florida Bay in the Everglades National Park during the new moon in April 2022.

Gear used:
- Sony a7R3
- Tamron 17-28 2.8


Exposure: 15 seconds, Iso 3200 aperture F2.9
Location: Florida, USA
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Post by Victor Lima » Wed May 25, 2022 1:16 am

CATEGORY: Stacked
SOCIAL IG:
www.instagram.com/victorlimaphoto
STORY:
The Milky Way's core hovers over Piedras Rojas, Atacama Desert in Chile.
Piedras Rojas is located about 150 km from San Pedro de Atacama and above 4300 meters of altitude. Far from any source of light pollution and accessible by the main road that crosses the Atacama, the sky in this place is certainly one of the most incredible on the planet.
In this image, with only 25 seconds of exposure, we can highlight the quality of the sky at this location for astrophotography, being able to highlight with a good level of detail the nucleus of the milky way and also the nebulae present in this portion of the sky, in addition to the beautiful Air Glow that gives color and brightness to the horizon of Piedras Rojas.
EXIF:
Stacked
Canon 6Da | Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
5x 25 sec | f/2 | ISO 4000

ImagePiedras Rojas by Victor Lima, no Flickr

Antonio Grizzuti
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Post by Antonio Grizzuti » Wed May 25, 2022 11:01 am

Propeller Nebula and surroundings
Copyright: Antonio Grizzuti

https://astrotips.me/wp-content/uploads ... scaled.jpg
PropellerNebula-scaled[1].jpg
The Propeller Nebula (also known as DWB 111 or Simeis 57) is an emission nebula located in Cygnus. It's a less known H-alpha region in the center of a triangle made by Deneb, Sadr and Delta Cygni. Its surroundings are rich in dark nebulae and open clusters.

Data and technical gear:
Samyang 135 @ f/4
Optolong L-enhance filter
68 subs x 300s total integration 5hrs & 40 mins
From Sassari, Sardinia, Italy (Bortle 6)
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Antonio Grizzuti
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Post by Antonio Grizzuti » Wed May 25, 2022 11:23 am

From North America to Crescent
Copyright: Antonio Grizzuti Hi everyone!

Three panel mosaic of the central region of the Cygnus constellation. From left to right, in order of appareance, the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), the Butterfly Nebula (IC 1318), the Crescent Nebula. At the bottom right, some molecular clouds and dark nebulae.

Framing was planned with the software NINA, the single subs stacked with DeepSkyStacker, and the panels merged with Astropixelprocessor. Processing with Pixinsight and Photoshop.

Gear and technical data:
Samyang 135 @ f/4
QHY183C
Optolong L-enhance filter
30 subs x 3 panels x 180s
From Sassari, Sardinia, Italy (Bortle 6)

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Post by asro8042 » Wed May 25, 2022 6:34 pm

A lonely bubble in Hydra - Abell 34
Copyright: Jonathan Talbot

Abell 34, also know as PK 248+29.1 and PNG 248.7+29.5 is a very faint planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra. It lies some 2,400 light years distant. It glows mainly due to doubly ionized oxygen (OIII) but does have a bit of Ha emission as seen on the left side and bottom of the gas shell. As a bonus, the galaxy PGC 3081651 shines through the gas shell on the extreme left edge.
Image

Image details: http://www.starscapeimaging.com/Abell34/Abell34.html

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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by tommasostella » Thu May 26, 2022 2:08 pm

NGC 4725 & NGC 4712
https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
From: Taranto

Lights: 54x180s L-Bin1 (sky Bortle 4) + 3x40x180s RGB-Bin2 (sky Bortle 6)
Total exposure: 8.7 h
Telescope: SkyWatcher 200/1000 PDS + GPU Coma Corrector
Guide: Takahashi FS60CB + PlayerOne Neptune C II + Astronomik Planet Pro 807nm
Camera: QHY 294 Pro Mono
Filters: Optolong LRGB-CCD
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight, Photoshop CC
NGC4725-TommasoStellaWEB.jpg
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Kinch
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Post by Kinch » Thu May 26, 2022 9:58 pm

M17: It is considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions of our galaxy.
M17.jpg
Click on above for larger image.

Full info and higher resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/m-17-2022.html
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Post by KuriousGeorge » Thu May 26, 2022 10:58 pm

M106 with 15 hours of Ha. KG Observatory, Julian, CA.

https://www.astrobin.com/ky5r3g/C/
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by prashant_naik » Fri May 27, 2022 3:32 am

Blue Ridge Parkway - Where the stars still shine!

ImageBlue Ridge Parkway - Where the stars still shine! by Prashant Naik, on Flickr

Stars glittered across the night sky as I stood at the edge of an overlook embracing the mountain altitude. I was visiting Blue ridge parkway after many years and the views never gets old. It was the night of the peak of the Lyrid Meteor shower. Silence filled the night as the Milky Way arched over the night sky. I made a few easy vertical clicks panning horizontally to capture the spiral band of our Milky Way Galaxy. I watched in awe as billions of stars lit up the night sky. And soon the moon rose and the mists filled the night.

Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Image was captured using Nikon D810 and Nikkor 14-24mm. Exposure time 15sec at f2.8 and ISO 8000.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by sergio_vindas » Fri May 27, 2022 5:12 am

Airglow explosion over the Atacama Desert

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Why the sky looks so colorful? An extraordinary multicolor light filled the sky during the capture of this image in March 2022 in the Antofagasta region in Chile.

The night sky is not 100% dark even in places like the Atacama Desert where is almost zero light pollution, the effect of the ultraviolet rays on the nitrogen and oxygen molecules during the day is responsible for bringing light to the sky at night, this reaction is known as chemiluminescence where take place the atoms and molecules' excitement 80 km or higher in the thermosphere.

In the airglow spectrum, the brightest and most common emission is green 558nm light from the atomic oxygen radiation but in some cases, we can capture red light from OH radicals at 86-87km and yellow light from sodium atoms altogether.



Place: Magic Bus, San Pedro de Atacama
Location: Antofagasta Region, Chile.
Date 03/31/2022 between 19:38 and 19:51 UTC-4
Elevation: 2450 m / 8038 ft
Technique: Panorama 40 singles images (no tracking or stacking)

Exif data
ISO: 1600, F1.4, 10 sec
Camera: Sony A7III Full Spectrum using Visible + H-Alpha filter
Lens: Sony FE 24mm f1.4 GM

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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Thierry Legault » Fri May 27, 2022 8:35 am

The lunar eclipse of May 16 from the HESS observatory in Namibia.
Stacking of 4 consecutive images of 8s, taken with a Sigma Art 14mm lens and a fp L body on tripod (no tracking, no assembly of pictures taken earlier or later).
The Milky Way is reflected in the main mirror whose parabolic shape accelerates the apparent movement of the sky.

The High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) observatory consists in five segmented mirror telescopes: 28m for the main one surrounded by four 12m units. They use the atmospheric Cherenkov effet to detect cosmic gamma rays and study supernovae remnants, pulsars, active galaxy nuclei, black holes...
The observatory was named in honor of Victor Hess, the first to observe cosmic rays.
Many thanks to Volker Buchholz and Toni & Sonja Hanke for their essential help at HESS observatory!
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Re: Submissions: 2022 May

Post by Marsbymars » Sat May 28, 2022 8:40 am

Going deep in Markarian's chain
90 hours of LRGBHa data with Moravian C4 GSENSE 4040 camera and Officina Stellare UCRC 320 scope. All unguided.
Was happy to get Ha rings around the cores of M84 and M86.
HALRGBColNew.jpg
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