Submissions: 2023 August

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Daveone » Mon Aug 28, 2023 6:14 am

Hello,

my picture of VdB 152 - Wolf´s cave nebula in HaRGB combination. Total integration 14,5hours from Bortle 5 area, Czech republic, city of Uherske Hradiste.

Image

Link for Astrobin for full resolution and technical details:
https://astrob.in/gha2zb/0/

Clear skies

David
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Daveone » Mon Aug 28, 2023 6:20 am

Hello,

very nice picture of Cave area Sh2-155 ..HaRGB combination, total integration 9,5hours from my backyard Bortle 5 area, Czech republic, city of Uherske Hradiste.

Image


Clear skies.

David

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Roi Levi » Mon Aug 28, 2023 9:16 am

Orion & Aurora Season Is staring
Orion And Aurora Captuerd In the North Pole
Gear - Canon EOS RA + Optolong H alpha Filter
Location - Vesterhorn Iceland
credit : Roi Levi - https://www.instagram.com/astroi_levi/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by peterJaroslav » Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:21 pm

The Big Apple

M27, The Dumbbell also known as The Apple Core Nebula Imaged remotely from Spain with the 16in ODK and asi2600mm pro
Exposure times were 420x 180s in Ha and 160x 180s in OIII, 180x 60 in Red 140x 60s 120x Blue, just over 36hrs total, Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop.

Full Res version can be found on my page https://www.astrobin.com/users/asteroidbelter/

Thanks for looking
Peter Shah

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Luismi_Azorin » Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:30 pm

Cosmic Cocoon

Credit: Luis Miguel Azorin - Natural Portraits Project (www.naturalportraits.es - https://www.instagram.com/natural_portraits)

Explanation: The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is an emission/reflection nebula located in Cygnus. It's located at about 4.000 light years and it's totally surrounded by gas and dust clouds. Because of that, the name of the nebula: Cocoon. It reminds to a little cocoon with a beatiful pink flower inside. The dust clouds are really big, and also all the complex is surrounded by faint clouds of H Alpha. This is the real difficulty of this nebula. With a wide field telescope we will could capture in RGB all the information of the dust clouds and the brightest part of the nebula. And in an adicional night we can use a narrowband filter to capture the H Alpha emission around the dust clouds. Then we can compose with both images a colorful astrophoto of this beautiful part of the Cygnus constellation.

Gear: SVBony SV550 80ED triplet + ZWO Asi 294MC Pro + Sky Watcher HEQ5 Pro + SVBony UV-IR blocking filter (7 hours integration) + SVBony SV220 duo band filter (7 hours integration). Totally automated by ZWO Asi Air Plus and prcessed with Pixinsight and Photoshop.

Location: Cazorla mountains range. Jaen (Spain).
Nebulosa-Cocoon_alta-scaled[1].jpg
https://www.naturalportraits.es/wp-cont ... scaled.jpg

I hope you like it!!
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by SpookyAstro » Mon Aug 28, 2023 6:12 pm

ImageOmega Nebula from Grand Mesa Observatory by Transient Astro, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Grand Mesa Observatory, Kim Quick, Terry Hancock, Tom Masterson

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by paumontplet » Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:25 pm

Galaxy NGC7331, on Pegasus, with other galaxies of an apparent size much smaller and much more distant.

The main galaxy (NGC7331) is almost 40 million light-years away. The smallest galaxies in the background are at a distance of between 290 million and 400 million light years. And galaxies that are so small they look like stars must still be much further away. Image of 6.3 hours of integration with photos of 150 seconds of exposure each one.

Credits: Pau Montplet Sanz

Instagram: @astro_breda

Location: Breda, Spain

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Ann » Mon Aug 28, 2023 7:41 pm

Luismi_Azorin wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:30 pm Cosmic Cocoon

Credit: Luis Miguel Azorin - Natural Portraits Project (www.naturalportraits.es - https://www.instagram.com/natural_portraits)

Explanation: The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is an emission/reflection nebula located in Cygnus. It's located at about 4.000 light years and it's totally surrounded by gas and dust clouds. Because of that, the name of the nebula: Cocoon. It reminds to a little cocoon with a beatiful pink flower inside. The dust clouds are really big, and also all the complex is surrounded by faint clouds of H Alpha. This is the real difficulty of this nebula. With a wide field telescope we will could capture in RGB all the information of the dust clouds and the brightest part of the nebula. And in an adicional night we can use a narrowband filter to capture the H Alpha emission around the dust clouds. Then we can compose with both images a colorful astrophoto of this beautiful part of the Cygnus constellation.

Gear: SVBony SV550 80ED triplet + ZWO Asi 294MC Pro + Sky Watcher HEQ5 Pro + SVBony UV-IR blocking filter (7 hours integration) + SVBony SV220 duo band filter (7 hours integration). Totally automated by ZWO Asi Air Plus and prcessed with Pixinsight and Photoshop.

Location: Cazorla mountains range. Jaen (Spain).

https://www.naturalportraits.es/wp-cont ... scaled.jpg

I hope you like it!!
I love your picture! But please, can you post a larger version of it that I can see? I don't have instagram, so I can't see instagram pictures, and your other portfolio is so large (and in Spanish) that I couldn't find anything at all there.

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Antares and Rho Ophiuchi region

Post by Gerhard Bachmayer » Mon Aug 28, 2023 8:13 pm

One of the most spectacular areas in the night sky is pictured in this image. The combination of yellow-reddish (caused by the red super giant Antares) and blue reflection nebulae are quite unique. Additional SH2-9, an emission nebula, and globular cluster M4 are captured in the picture.
Eight single panels were combined into a mosaic to cover the most colorful area of this region.

Image

A larger version (with included technical information) can be found under:
https://pbase.com/gbachmayer/image/116401788/original

Best regards,

Gerhard Bachmayer

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Lefty's Astrophotography » Mon Aug 28, 2023 11:42 pm

VdB 152 - Reflection Nebula in Cepheus
Direct link to original res: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/531 ... 36cf_o.jpg

Captured using a 6" f/4 newtonian + ASI1600, on an Orion Sirius mount. 13.6h of LRGB data from the Deerlick Astronomy Village (bortle 3) and 17h of Ha from bortle 9.

Acquisition/processing info can be found in the photo description:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/leftysast ... 3148203317

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Ann » Tue Aug 29, 2023 4:10 am

Luismi_Azorin wrote: Mon Aug 28, 2023 3:30 pm Cosmic Cocoon

Credit: Luis Miguel Azorin - Natural Portraits Project (www.naturalportraits.es - https://www.instagram.com/natural_portraits)

Explanation: The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is an emission/reflection nebula located in Cygnus. It's located at about 4.000 light years and it's totally surrounded by gas and dust clouds. Because of that, the name of the nebula: Cocoon. It reminds to a little cocoon with a beatiful pink flower inside. The dust clouds are really big, and also all the complex is surrounded by faint clouds of H Alpha. This is the real difficulty of this nebula. With a wide field telescope we will could capture in RGB all the information of the dust clouds and the brightest part of the nebula. And in an adicional night we can use a narrowband filter to capture the H Alpha emission around the dust clouds. Then we can compose with both images a colorful astrophoto of this beautiful part of the Cygnus constellation.

Gear: SVBony SV550 80ED triplet + ZWO Asi 294MC Pro + Sky Watcher HEQ5 Pro + SVBony UV-IR blocking filter (7 hours integration) + SVBony SV220 duo band filter (7 hours integration). Totally automated by ZWO Asi Air Plus and prcessed with Pixinsight and Photoshop.

Location: Cazorla mountains range. Jaen (Spain).

Nebulosa-Cocoon_alta-scaled[1].jpg
https://www.naturalportraits.es/wp-cont ... scaled.jpg

I hope you like it!!
Thank you! :D I asked for a way for me (who has not got Instagram) to see a larger version of your picture. And now you have made a larger version perfectly accessible to us!

Thank you! It's a great image! I love all the beige dust surrounding the well-known pink hydrogen alpha nebula in the center!

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Re: sh2-109Submissions: 2023 August

Post by chassaigne » Tue Aug 29, 2023 9:37 am

Imagesh2-109 HaRGB V1 34h35mn-Editps by georges chassaigne, sur Flickr
Sh2-109 is a large complex of visible emission nebulae in the constellation Cygnus.It looks like a complex system of nebulous filaments of different thicknesses immersed in a portion of the Milky Way particularly rich in star fields.
Full data
https://www.georges-chassaigne.fr/433170348/sh2-109

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by zhangwei » Tue Aug 29, 2023 10:13 am

The Ancient Galaxy and the Young Stone

Perseids_mushroom_0829_Refined_72ppi.jpg

On August 12 and 13, 2023, I photographed the Perseid meteor shower for two consecutive nights in front of the iconic giant boulders at Alshan Baolage area of Sunite Geopark, located deep in Inner Mongolia, China. ("Sunite" is the name of a Mongolian tribe from the Ming and Qing dynasties; "Alshan Baolage" in Mongolian means "Sacred Spring," with "Baolage" translating to "spring water.")

The foreground of the photo, a giant weathered granite, said to be formed in the Cretaceous Period (spanned approximately 145.5 to 65.5 million years ago), still looks young compared to the ancient Milky Way.

The Milky Way background was taken at 1:06 a.m. on August 13th. At this time, the Perseids were located right in the center of the Milky Way, and the tilt of the Milky Way perfectly matched the angle of the foreground granite. Soon after, the moon was set to rise, so a white glow had begun to emerge on the horizon, highlighting the distinct contours of the granite. This location experiences minimal light pollution, so the green and pale yellow airglow in the night sky added a romantic hue to the photo.

Copyright: Zhang Wei

Location: Alshan Baolage area of Sunite Geopark, inner Mongolia, China.

Dates: Aug. 12 2023 & Aug. 13 2023

Exif: Canon 5D3 + Sigma 12-24mm f/4.0 DG HSM Art Lens,
Background: 16 @ ISO 8000, 12mm, F4.0, 30s.
Foreground: Low Level Landscape Lighting @ ISO 6400, 12mm, F4.0, 30s
49 meters from two nights stacked based on their actual positions relative to the Perseids.

:D
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Ayiomamitis » Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:19 pm

Tiangong Transits the Sun
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sat-trans-20230829.jpg

Finally an opportunity to capture the Chinese space station, Tiangong, transiting the Sun. Unfortunately, cirrus clouds overhead impacted the contrast and dynamic range and a better result will follow in due course. Further details at https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Sat-Trans-2023-08-29.htm.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by matuutex » Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:39 pm

Southern cross aligned with Villarica Volcano.
Copyright: Marcelo Maturana Rodríguez (@matuutex)
Location: Pucon, Aracania Region, Chile
Date: 16 December 2022
Instagram: @matuutex
Nikon d5600, Tokina lens 14/20mm f2 iso 2000 20 segs
Vertical Panorama (3 Photos)

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Southern cross aligned with Villarica Volcano. by Marcelo Maturana, en Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/531 ... 7c6e_k.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by astrodarks » Wed Aug 30, 2023 6:57 pm

The Nothing Nebula!

Presenting a very rarely imaged target, Sh2-124 or the nothing nebula. Named as there is really nothing written about it.

This target is located in Cygnus at 8500 light years away from us. It bears resemblance to trifid nebula and the it's closest neighbor, the cocoon nebula. Much like the cocoon, this nebula has an intense starfield. An Ha frame revealed 9000 stars in the vicinity of this nebula.

One interesting object I saw while editing is the really tiny smudge that looked like a duck at the center of this image. When I loaded the coordinates to Simbad and Aladin, I could clearly see the target in the sky survey. It's a region around V645 Cygni. Never heard of it before. I researched more.

V645 Cygni is a star-like condensation in a nebula. The nebula is associated with the rocket-infrared source CRL 2789. First publication that talked about this region was in 1977.

Link : https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/.../1988A ... ./abstract

I had an eye on this target since last year but since I had only a color camera, I wasn't able to extract much details even with longer exposures. This most definitely is a mono target.

The sharpless catalogue talks about not having an Oiii signal but believe me, that signal is there only a bit dim.

Acquisition Details:
Scope: Orion 115mm EDT
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI ASI294MM-Pro
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI174mm mini
Filters: Astronomik 7nm SHO
Bortle 7
Total Integrated Exposure: 20 hrs
128 X 300s Ha
59 X 300s Oiii
55 X 300s SII

Image
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/531 ... 9b4d_k.jpg

Thanks,
AstroDarks
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Harles99 » Thu Aug 31, 2023 5:20 am

Image"Once in a Blue Moon" - August 2023 Blue Moon Supermoon by Harley Grady, on Flickr

This image is a six panel mosaic taking with my ZWO ASI 2600 MC DUO camera and TS Optics 90mm F6.0 CF APO Refractor telescope. This image is made up of six panels of video frames that were stacked together for the final image.

©NebulosityMedia

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by WolfHeart » Thu Aug 31, 2023 8:24 am

Super Blue Moon over Pyramids of Egypt

ImageSuper Blue Moon over Pyramids of Egypt by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

Image is a single shot of the Super Blue Moon on the early hours of the 31st of August around 5 am which was around the time given by timeanddate.com for the second full moon of August for my location in Giza, Egypt. 
Saturn can be observed as a tiny spot of light around the moon. 

Nikon Z6II 
Sigma Art 40mm f/1.4
f/8 - ISO 3200 - 0.4s - Bracketed +3eV

https://www.astrobin.com/rvbidc/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Zapo » Thu Aug 31, 2023 1:44 pm

Superblue moon in mineral moon

Date: 08/31/2023 00:42 UTC

EQUIPMENT:
NEWTON GSO 8"
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Location: Sabadell (Barcelona, Spain)
Author: Jaume Zapata
https://www.instagram.com/jaumezr/

40% frames from 180 frames video
HDR Composition: stacked 40%, bright background image, star background image
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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by isultan » Thu Aug 31, 2023 7:26 pm

Image Image
Blue Supermoon Rising in Chicago

I captured the second full moon of August right as it aligned with the antennas atop the John Hancock Center, the fifth tallest building in Chicago, shown in this HDR composite.

Date: August 30, 2023
Copyright: Imran Sultan

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by TaraMostofi » Thu Aug 31, 2023 9:26 pm

I was at the Berkeley Waterfront to catch the 99.4% full moon setting behind the North Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge at 5:50 a.m. 30 Aug 2023. The fog was moving in fast as the moon set, and I feel very lucky to have caught it (I have tried a few times in the past and was always thwarted by fog or the marine layer). I was 9 miles away from the bridge giving a relative Moon size of 470 feet.

Canon EOS Ra, Askar 72mm f/5.6 with 2x Teleview Powermate (800mm focal length), f/12 8s IS0 1600. This is the longest shutter speed and highest ISO I have ever had to use on a full moon due to the fog.

A blue moon is the second full moon in one month- A blue moon occurs once every 2-3 years on average.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 August

Post by Ayiomamitis » Fri Sep 01, 2023 1:09 am

ISS Transits the Moon
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I had indications during the past week of a possible ISS transit against the Moon and which included very minor orbital maneuvers, thus making matters interesting. All is well that ends well as I got my lunar transit and in spite of clouds coming and going all day and with some turbulence in the atmosphere after the Sun had set.

Please note that the middle instance of the ISS in the attachment involves the ISS precisely over the Apennine Mountain range and the landing area of the Apollo 15 mission.

Further details at https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Sat-Trans-2023-09-01.htm .
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