Submissions: 2023 September

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mathewbrowne
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by mathewbrowne » Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:23 pm

Last night's absolutely spectacular display of the aurora borealis was visible throughout the mainland UK where skies were clear. It was the result of a G2 geomagnetic storm.

This photo was taken just before midnight at Paxton's Tower, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

This is my favourite local photo haunt, and honestly I must have been here over a hundred times to photograph the night sky but nothing has ever come close to this. For over an hour the horizon beyond the clouds glowed with greens and pinks but for a few minutes the sky burst into life with impressive pink pillars that were visible to the naked eye.

It's very rare to get such a strong display this far south!

Image

Paxton's Tower, United Kingdom © Mathew Browne via PhotoHound

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by emmanuel_joly » Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:30 am

SH2-129 / OU4

In the constellation of Cepheus, OU4, known as the Giant Squid Nebula, is a planetary nebula recently discovered because it is very faint. It was Nicolas Outters who revealed it in June 2011. It is located at approximately 2300 light-years away and measures nearly 1 degree, which is twice the size of the full moon. It can be observed through the emission nebula SH2-129, known as the Flying Bat Nebula. The latter is situated at a distance of 1300 light-years with a size of 2 degrees and 20 minutes.

Image made with Askar 400 and reduce x0.7 (280mm). Asi 1600mm pro in HOO with 28h acquisition time.

full image : https://www.astrobin.com/4b0wyl/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by nazareno kurriger » Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:10 pm

panoramica de la via lactea
date: 13/09/2023
place: Correa, Santa Fe, Argentina.
exif: Nikon D750, 18mm, f4, 25seg, iso1250

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by nazareno kurriger » Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:12 pm

panoramica de la via lactea
date: 13/09/2023
place: Correa, Santa Fe, Argentina.
exif: Nikon D750, 18mm, f4, 25seg, iso1250

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Dusty Iris

Post by MrRat » Tue Sep 26, 2023 9:15 pm

NGC7023 taken from my bortle 4 backyard in Hartford, AL, USA. 187 shots at 300 seconds each taken with a ZWO ASI2600MC camera, William Optics GT81 telescope, and Losmandy GM811G equatorial mount. The last set of images were taken Sept. 25th, 2023.
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strongmanmike

NGC 253 with extended halo

Post by strongmanmike » Wed Sep 27, 2023 5:30 am


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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by Naztronomy » Wed Sep 27, 2023 2:40 pm

Rotation of the Earth Visualized through Star Trails
https://www.Naztronomy.com
Copyright: Nazmus Nasir
CometMode_StarTrails_Aug2023.jpg
Higher resolution image here: https://www.naztronomy.com/images/portf ... ug2023.jpg

Taken on August 26, 2023,this is a 4+ hours of star trails. This particular image was done in "Comet Mode" to show tails on the stars so the total rotation here is only a small portion of it but it clearly shows that the earth is rotating with Polaris near the center. A full star trails image shows that Polaris is in fact, not at the celestial north pole (that image is also available).

Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/naztronomy/53209120081
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by astrowidoki » Wed Sep 27, 2023 9:03 pm

The Heart Nebula and SNR G132.7+01.3
I have chosen this region to show two different cosmic events, which are visible in the night sky seemingly side by side from the perspective of an observer on Earth: a newborn star cluster also known as Melotte 15, and a supernova remnant - a remnant of a cosmic catastrophy.

Integration time: 152x300s (12h 40min)
Equipment: Redcat 51 and ASI294MC-Pro with Antlia Triband RGB Ultra filter on SW EQ6-R Pro
Observation site: Southeastern Poland

Full resolution and more details: https://www.astrobin.com/4m9ea9/

Image

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by barretosmed » Wed Sep 27, 2023 9:50 pm

The trailer, the Magellanic clouds, the milky way and the AIRGLOW phenomenon

Here in this image of a rare moment, with temperatures reaching 0ºC, I came across this unique moment, a scene that will remain with me for the rest of my life.

Here we have, on the land part, me and a dirt road.

In the sky, this greenish effect called AIRGLOW (an effect of chemiluminescence, where the energy of the daytime sun, causes divisions in the queues containing oxygen, which recombine at night, giving this appearance). Furthermore, in the region above my head, we see the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy) and further up the arm of our Milky Way galaxy.


BEST DETAILS :
https://www.astrobin.com/full/n9k6j7/0/

EQUIPMENT:
Canon 6D
Canon 24mm 1.4 Lens
Smarteq pro assembly

CAPTURE:
SKY:
1X59" @ ISO3200 F3.5
Foreground::
Stack of 1X59" @ ISO3200 F3.5

LOCATION: San Pedro de Atacama - Chile
DATE 04/17/2023

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by matuutex » Thu Sep 28, 2023 2:39 pm

Touching Rho Ophiuchi.
Copyright: Marcelo Maturana Rodríguez (@matuutex)
Location: Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Lakes Region, Chile
Date: 03 July 2023

The Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, from the Petrohué sector, was originally a cattle trail through which animals were moved between Lake Todos los Santos and Lake Llanquihue, via the Desolación pass. This route allows you to travel through dramatic changes in the landscape: from volcanic slag heaps to dense nothofagus forests, all nuanced by excellent views of the Tronador and Osorno volcanoes, La Picada hill and Todos Los Santos lake.

The place name desolation perhaps refers to the desert landscape of the portezuelo, which, devoid of all trees, has been covered by volcanic ash.

In the photograph we can see how this desolate tree seeks to reach the sky touching the constellation of Scorpio, which in detail is the cloud formation of Rho Ophiuchi.

Instagram: @matuutex
Nikon d5600, Tokina lens 14/20mm f2
14mm f2 iso 2000 20 segs
Panorama

ImageTouching Rho Ophiuchi by Marcelo Maturana, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by astrosama » Thu Sep 28, 2023 9:12 pm

Man on the Moon (White Desert Astronaut)

White desert landscape will make you feel like you've landed on the surface of the moon

During his visit to Egypt the professional Astrophotographer Benjamin Barakat decided to land as an astronaut on the white surface with this beautiful suit

ImageMan on the Moon by osama Fathi, on Flickr




HaRGB Milky way (2*3 min Iso 2500 and 5000) and RGB foreground

Gears :
Nikon Z6 (Mod) , Sigma 28-70mm, Sky watcher Star Adventurer, NBX dual Filter

EXIF:
Ha 3Min ISO 5000, f2.8, @35 mm
RGB 3 Min Isoo 1000, @35 mm

Foreground: 1/10 Sec, ISO 400, @35mm Blue Hour


Softwares: Deep Sky Stacker , Pixinsight ,Adobe Photoshop 2022, Astrotools


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White Desert, Egypt

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by Oliver64 » Fri Sep 29, 2023 11:51 am

Good evening everyone,

The long nights arrive, the good weather continues, and the acquisition of a new lens make it time to resume astrophotography!

From the French Basque coast, on the seafront, with a lighthouse in front, a lot of light pollution, and a moon very present, I wanted to make the lace of the Swan with a dual band filter Ha-Oiii Idas NBZ.

With the collaboration of Philippe Bernhard for the treatment!

Exifs

Objectif Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM
Camera Canon R6 Defiltré Iso 1600
Monture Heq5
Suivi lacerta MGEN-3

84 photos of 300'' (5min) or 7h of exposure over 2 nights. Moon 60%

Have a good sky!

Image

https://astrob.in/4g0ktz/0/rawthumb/hd/get.jpg?insecure
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by ac4lt » Fri Sep 29, 2023 2:30 pm

Messier 20 - HaSOLRGB - 2023-09-29.jpg
M20, the Triffid, the nebula that everyone has seen a picture of even if they aren't interested in astronomy. For some reason I'd never seen an image of the Triffid that showed a lot of detail, especially in the reflection nebula so I was surprised and a bit amazed when I saw the data we had. All the wispy detail just jumped off the screen.

This uses all seven filters (L, H, O, S, R, G, B). The L and narrowband filters were combined to make a new luminance. This kept the reflection components visible in the L but also the narrowband details that were only barely visible in the L. I weighted the combination L + 0.75H + 0.5S + 0.5O and then rescaled there result. This did a good job of giving me the best of both narrowband and broadband details.

Equipment:
Planewave CDK14
FLI ML16803
Astro-Physics 1600GTO-AE
Image acquisition: NINA + target scheduler lplugin
Image processing: PixInsight

Image processed by: Linda Thomas-Fowler
Acquisition team: Linda Thomas-Fowler, Chris Kagy, Bob Traube and Jim Medley
Equipment owed by: Tim Triche

For all the gory details see: https://www.astrobin.com/2yo8xn/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by nazareno kurriger » Fri Sep 29, 2023 3:13 pm

panoramica galactica.
8 fotografias en vertical.
exift:
18mm, 25seg, iso1250, f4
nikon d750+18-35mm+tripode
Correa, Santa Fe, ARgentina.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by Richardwhitehead » Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:08 am

The Lion Nebula Sh2-132 - a deep view
I'm not sure why but I have been obsessed by this nebula for a while, as it is so faint, understanding more about its true structure and morphology is interesting.
I posted a picture of this subject a couple of weeks ago, but I was able to image consistently for another three nights to particularly get more SII and Ha data.
The "Lion shape is still there, but now less distinct and one can see more of how this object is composed.
The area alongside what represents the lion's tail is now distinct with the dark nebulae and faint wisps of SII emission can now be seen encircling the powerful OIII region ( shown in Blue) something I have not seen before.
Also as a bonus there are two Planetary nebulae in this image.
To the lower right there is a tiny blue smear which is Abel 79, and much larger PN to the top/ right which despite searching I cannot identify.
The Lion Nebula lies about 10,000 light years away and appears on the sky on the border of the constellations Cepheus and Lacerta.
Tech stuff:
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106 ED4
Mount A-P 1100 GTO AE
QHY 600 camera and QHY Filter wheel
Chroma 3nm Filters
Nitecrawler Focuser
Eagle 4 Pro computer
Ha 28 x15 min, OIII 22 x 15 min, SII 28 x 15 min
Location : Hinesburg , VT, USA
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by Oliver64 » Sat Sep 30, 2023 11:46 am

Hello

Following my 3 days of good weather, when the lace of the Swan sets, I could not help but try to image the nebula of the horse and orion, the constellation of Orion rises it is around 2:30 am, on the nights I managed to collect 90 photos but as it is still too low on the horizon, I was able to keep that 36 photos of good quality we will say!

Treatment Philippe Bernhard

Exifs

Objectif Canon EF 300mm F2.8 L USM
Appareil Canon R6 Defiltré Iso 1600
Monture heq5
Suivi Lacerta Mgen

36 photos de 300 secondes (5min) Soit environ 3h.

Bon ciel !

Image

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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by Rafeee » Sat Sep 30, 2023 7:16 pm

Near and far
2023_09_29_132070_angol_m_2048px.jpg
Copyright: Rafael Schmall
https://www.astrobin.com/users/Rafeee/

In the shot, the two Full Moons were taken at different times, but using the same technique with a Canon 6D and binoculars with a 900mm focus lens. The Full Moon in January was almost 100%, but still not, because if it really is that much, then we are talking about a lunar eclipse. In the case of September, the illumination was only 99.7%, but again it was more than enough for the disk to be slightly damaged.
The goal was to photograph the Perigee and the Apogee Full Moon with the same equipment and the same settings. The juxtaposition of the two lunar disks shows absolutely spectacularly the approx. 50 thousand km difference.
With the naked eye, we do not perceive that the size of the Full Moon changes, but the Perigeee Fullmoon near the Earth is 15% larger and 33% brighter than the one far from the Earth.

Image Details:
Equipment: Canon EOS6D, SW120/900ED, SkyWatcher EQ5GT
Exif data: 2x1/500sec, ISO100, f7.5, 900mm
Processing: Photoshop

Location: Hungary, Zselic Starry Sky Park, Zselic Park of Stars
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by jesselichtenberg » Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:43 pm

First time APOD submitter. This image was the result of a few nights' worth of clear weather. Originally I had included SII data, but I found that I much preferred the image using only the Ha and OIII data combined in the HOO palette.

Full size and additional details on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/suk07v/

NGC6888, the Crescent Nebula
39x300s Ha
39x300s OIII

ES ED127
RisingCam IMX571 Mono
EQ6-R Pro
Antlia 3nm filters
Processed in PixInsight
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by jlndfr » Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:09 am

Image
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/ymHWlBw ... TZ0INm.jpg

Here is a Cassiopeia field rich in stars.
It also includes several open clusters (NGC654, NGC663, IC166), dark nebulae and a small reflection nebula (Vdb6, which can be seen slightly).

Epsilon 160ED
iOptron GEM45
ZWO ASI 2600MM-Pro
ZWO EFW + Baader filters
RGB : 3 x 30 x 120''
L : 30 x 120''
Total integration : 4h11 - September 2023
Full : https://www.astrobin.com/full/n103jh/C/
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SH2-78 or CTSS3 in Aquila

Post by cfm2004 » Sun Oct 01, 2023 3:33 pm

sh2-78_20230714_cellini.jpg
Juni/July 2023
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Apo 130/900
Avalon M-Uno - QHY5III 174M on OAG Celestron
CCD QSI 520wsi cooled -5
Astrodon RGB GenII I-series and Narrowband 5nm filters
HA-OIII-RGB: H-alpha 41x10min, OIII 49x10min, R 40x5min, G 40x5min, B 40x5min
Acquired with: Astroart8 - Calibrated with Dark and Flat.
Processed with: Astroart8, PhotoshopCS2 and Paint Shop Pro2023.

Cristina Cellini
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Re: Submissions: 2023 September

Post by WolfHeart » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:39 pm

Look UP

ImageLook Up by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

This image captures the milkyway at this time of year when you are in a dark location and look up.

Nikon Z6II
Z Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 @14mm
Fornax Lightrack II
30x60" - ISO 3200
August 9th

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