Submissions: 2022 December

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WolfHeart
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by WolfHeart » Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:16 am

Majestic Galactic Core Mosaic -

43 Panels - 74h 30′ total Integration, final Crop 18000x13000, 234 megapixel, my true first long-term project

At the beginning of this year I decided to start a long-term project capturing the beautiful majestic galactic core and include the Scorpius constellation, Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, The Dark Wolf Nebula in Lupus, Sharpless 2-27 in Ophiuchus, Corona Australis and main region of Sagittarius constellation.

This project started the data acquisition for this project on the 27th of February 2022 and ended on the 21st of October of 2022. Around 15 trips to a bortle 2 location in Al Fayoum Desert in Egypt which is 4 hours away from Cairo. Main method was taking 33 3 min subs for each panel using the Fornax Lightrack II, the mosaic was shoot manually with planning using telescopius.com. I ended up with 43 integrated panels of which 2 panels are a combined integration, one of 6 panels for the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex and the other a 2-panel integration for Blue Horse Nebula. My main gear consisted of : Rokinon 135mm, Redcat 51, Nikon Z6II stock, Nikon z6II - Astromodified and Nikon and 5300 - Full Spectrum Modified. The Fornax Lightrack II as the main tracker. Around 5 panels discarded. After every trip an integration of the mosaic would be performed using APP and towards the end the final integration took continuous 5 days to be finalized on the 6th of November. Processing the integration went through most of November and December as I had just started using Pixinsight. The Milkyway season had ended before I could include the lower region of the core but next year, I will be adding that part and re shooting regions I didn't get enough data from as well as shooting in Ha. Also, Comet C/2017 K2 appears in Sharpless 2-27 in Ophiuchus.

ImageMajestic Galactic Core Mosaic by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr


Gear: Fornax Lightrack II - Rokinon 135mm - Redcat 51 - Nikon Z6II - Nikon Z6IIA - Nikon D5300 - IDAS NG1 Filter

Settings: f2. 8 - 180" - ISO 1600 - 3200

https://www.astrobin.com/7keuqp/

Overall I am happy with the result, could have been much better but I enjoyed the experience and the time I spent under the dark skies listening to my favorite music humbled by the beauty of the majestic galactic core

This will be my final image of the year 2022 which was a great year in my astrophotography voyage.

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mdieterich
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by mdieterich » Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:37 pm

The Cone Nebula
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Copyright: Matt Dieterich I captured this photo with a PlaneWave CDK600 at ObsTech using Voyager software and QHY600 camera. Total exposure of 24 hours. Hydrogen alpha 26x30min, Luminance 60x5min, Red 24x5min, Green 24x5min, and Blue 24x5min.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by astrohokie » Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:41 pm

Solar AR 3180 Dec 30, 2022

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194543639@N07/
https://www.instagram.com/mark_hoffman_photography/

Copyright: Mark Hoffman

Image by mark h, on Flickr

Solar AR 3180 in Hydrogen Alpha
EQ6R-PRO
Explore Scientific ED102
Quark Chromosphere
ASI 174MM
ASI EAF
2" Baader H-Alpha 35nm filter
Pegasus Pocket Powerbox
2" GSO 0.5x reducer

3 panel mosaic captured using Sharpcap. 700 frames per in 16bit. Stacked in AutoStakkert 3, kept best 5%. Deconvolution and sharpening in IMPPG. Colored in Photoshop with curves and contrast.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by astrohokie » Sat Dec 31, 2022 11:45 pm

Solar AR 3179, 3177, 3176, and 3173 full disc mosaic

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194543639@N07/
https://www.instagram.com/mark_hoffman_photography/

Copyright: Mark Hoffman

Imageby mark h, on Flickr

Solar AR 3179, 3177, 3176, & 3173 in Hydrogen Alpha
EQ6R-PRO
Explore Scientific ED102
Quark Chromosphere
ASI 174MM
ASI EAF
2" Baader H-Alpha 35nm filter
Pegasus Pocket Powerbox
2" GSO 0.5x reducer

18 panel mosaic captured using Sharpcap on December 28, 2022. 700 frames per in 16bit. Stacked in AutoStakkert 3, kept best 5%. Deconvolution and sharpening in IMPPG as well as inversion. Merged and colored in Photoshop with curves and contrast.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by prashant_naik » Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:02 am

Cosmic Highway - Stephen C Foster State Park, Georgia
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Copyright: Prashant Naik
Date photographed: Sep 24, 2022
StephenFoster_Road_w.jpg
Stephen C Foster State Park in Okefenokee Swamp - the largest blackwater swamp in North America lies around 300 miles south of Atlanta. The light pollution is close to zero and is rated as class 2 on Bortle Scale. The Park achieved its IDA designation in 2016 with gold-tier ranking, and is a hidden gem for astro photographers in the south east. It's Dark Sky protection program not only preserves the night sky but also contributes to healthy ecosystems in the surrounding Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The park comes alive after sundown filling the nigh sky canvas with millions of glittering stars. Due to its remote location and lack of light pollution, many visitors are drawn to this park for unobstructed views of the Milky Way.

Post processing details: Single exposure Image shot with Nikon D810 using Nikkor 14-24 mm at 14mm focal length. Exposure time 28 sec at f2.8 and ISO 6400. Image was processed in Light room. Color corrections and contrast adjustments were done in photoshop.
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paulc

Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by paulc » Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:23 am

:)

Westerhout 5 taken from my Balcony in Manila, Philippines (last exposure was November 11, 2022)

ImageWesterhout 5 by Paul Capino, on Flickr