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Submissions: 2023 October

Post by bystander » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:52 pm

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Post by Ayiomamitis » Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:28 pm

ISS Transits the Sun (2023)
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Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis

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I had some concerns with the weather but the skies did clear and which allowed to capture the ISS transiting the Sun while being at a range of 551 km, thus allowing for good image scale as well.

Further details at https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Sat-Trans-2023-10-01.htm.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by kbramley » Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:36 pm

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula, part of the larger IC1396 complex located in the constellation Cepheus roughly 2,400 light years away.

Capture Info:
SII - 8 hours (30min subs)
H-Alpha - 9 hours (30min subs)
OIII - 8 hours (30min subs)

Equipment:
Skywatcher 190MN
Atik 383L+ mono camera
EFW2 Filter Wheel
Chroma 36mm narrowband filters SII(3nm), Ha(5nm) and OIII(3nm)
EQ6 Mount

Location: Lancashire, UK

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1396A.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:09 pm

IC 434

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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:10 pm

Bernes 149
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:11 pm

Part of the Vela SNR
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:12 pm

NGC 3372
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:14 pm

NGC 5139
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:15 pm

M 55
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:16 pm

NGC 247
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Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:17 pm

NGC 253
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by AstroManchas » Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:57 pm

Mosaico Drizzle M8 and M20 - AsteriskAPOD.jpg
Mosaic of M8 and M20.

- The Messier 8 (NGC 6523) or Lagoon Nebula is the star of the scene, one of the best star-forming regions in the sky, and is faintly visible to the naked eye. It is a gigantic glowing cloud of interstellar gas, divided by a dark band of dust, containing a cluster of young stars (NGC 6530) that have formed from it. This attractive Messier object lies at a distance of approximately 4500 light-years and lies at the heart of the Sagittarius-Carina spiral arm of our galaxy.

- The Trifid Nebula, located above and named for its three-lobed appearance, is another of the most famous objects in the sky and lies about 2° northwest of M8. This object is an unusual combination of an open star cluster, an emission nebula, a reflection nebula, and a dark nebula that divides the emission nebula into three parts. M20 is estimated to be about 5200 light-years away, at the other end of the same nebulosity complex as M8. Star formation is no longer occurring in the vicinity of the central cluster, because its intense radiation has expelled the gas and dust from which new stars form.

- The mosaic I am sending you is composed of 2 images taken during 12 nights this summer from my backyard in a city with Bortle 6. There have been a total of 60 shots of 300" for each panel, so each panel has 5 hours of integration. I hope you like it!

- Copyright: Pablo Vozmediano Bastante

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- NAME: M8 and M20, Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula.
- DATE: Jul/Sep 2023.
- PLACE: Puertollano, Spain.
- TUBE: SW ESPRIT 100.
- MOUNT: AZEQ6 Pro.
- GUIDE: EZG60 with QHY5 II M.
- CAMERA: ZWO ASI 2600MC.
- FILTER: L-Ultimate.
- EXPOSURE: 60x300"/60x300".
- STAcking: PixInsight.
- PROCESSING: PixInsight.
- AUTHOR: Pablo Vozmediano.
- LINK: https://astrob.in/42s84g/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Richardwhitehead » Tue Oct 03, 2023 2:25 am

This wide field view of part of Sagittarius, shows the Lagoon nebula (M8) and Trifid Nebula (M20) as erupting ionization areas embedded in a rich field of molecular clouds. There are many other seldom imaged interesting structures within the surrounding area such as filaments and other areas of nebulosity partially obscured by dust clouds.It's thought that despite the apparent promimity, M8 and M20 arise from different molecular clouds
M8 is about 5,000 light-years away, and roughly 110 x 50 light-years in size , it's huge and the second brightest nebula that you can see with the naked eye. The Lagoon Nebula is first an emmision nebula, composed primarily of hydrogen. The blue glow within is reflection nebulosity from the many young energetic stars within iradiating the gas and particularly the massive star Herschel 36. It’s also a place where new stars are born. The open star cluster– NGC 6530 – made of hot, blue stars just a few million years old lies in this region. In addition to these young stars, there are also many dark Bok globules (dark nebulae) of condensing gas and dust. These are precursors to becoming proptostars, and ultimately fully-fledged stars like those already formed nearby.
M20 is similar in that it is both an emmision and reflection nebula, and has energetic massive stars within. It's distance has proved difficult to measure and estimates range from 4.3 to 9K LY
IC4685 ( shown to the right upper in this image) is an often overlooked reflection nebula and perepheral to it are even more interesting such objects IC 1274 and IC468, this stuff should really have a name 🙂
Tech stuff:
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4
Mount A-P 1100 GTO AE
QHY 600 camera and QHY Filter wheel
Chroma 3nm Filters
Nitecrawler Focuser
Eagle 4 Pro computer
Ha 15 x15 min, OIII 12 x 15 min, SII 5 x 15 min
Location : Hinesburg , VT, USA
Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop
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Post by agambaros » Tue Oct 03, 2023 8:55 pm

Double Sun Transit
During a transit of the ISS on the Sun at a very low height above the horizon (8.5°), I was also able to capture in the same footage, after about 12s of the ISS exit, a second transit :a Boeing 737-800 landing at the nearby Milan Malpensa airport.
In the same image there is an object at 2.6 km, one at 1,586 km and one at 150,000,000 km.
Further details and original footage here: http://www.astrobin.com/qlt6gj/
Copyright: Alessandro Gambaro

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Kinch » Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:23 pm

Pelican Crop (1125 x 1125).jpg
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Full info and higher resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/pelican--cyg ... -2023.html
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Julien Looten » Tue Oct 03, 2023 9:25 pm

French belfry in front of the moon
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Copyright: Julien Looten

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The Sun of the Golden Lion, crowning the summit of the Belfry of Arras (France), meets the Moon...

First and foremost, it's essential to stress that this image is entirely authentic, free from any manipulation, trickery or intervention by artificial intelligence.

This photo has been on my mind since I started photography... I'm not going to hide it, it was a challenge, even a nightmare.

I shot several moonrises over emblematic monuments in the Hauts-de-France region (northern France), such as Laon Cathedral and Mont Saint Eloi. What these monuments had in common was their elevated position, making them visible from afar. The Arras Belfry, on the other hand, is nestled in a bowl, surrounded by buildings and vegetation, making it almost invisible from a distance. In the Middle Ages, the belfry had military functions: the bell rang the opening and closing of the town gates and the building was used as a prison.

Every full moon was an opportunity for me to search desperately for the perfect vantage point to capture the Belfry with the moon rising perfectly behind it. I'll spare you the hours spent calculating the various astronomical positions (time, altitude, orientation, phase of the moon, etc.), the miles travelled along barely passable paths in search of the perfect angle, as well as the vagaries of the weather (clouds on the horizon, humidity, etc.)... real challenges to overcome…

Finally, after many strenuous attempts, the long-awaited moment arrived. About 4 km from the Belfry, between Achicourt and Dainville, the Moon, illuminated at 83%, rose precisely at 9.05pm (03/10/2023), standing perfectly behind the Belfry. At this crucial moment, I had no room for error... I had my eyes riveted both on the moon (a magnificent sight to the naked eye) and on the camera mounted on the telescope...

The lion is the emblem of the town of Arras, and at the top of the belfry a golden lion was installed at the request of Louis XIV (the great sun king), hence the sun in the lion's hand. This coincides perfectly with the moon. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the belfry was voted France's favourite monument in 2015.

I hope you like the result.

Equipment used:
- Skywatcher 200/1000 telescope
- NEQ6 Pro Goto
Canon 6D Mk 2
Single exposure: 1/3 s

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Roi Levi » Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:13 pm

Orion & Aurora in Diamond Beach
Location : Diamond Beach Iceland, Bortle 1
Credit: Roi Levi USA www.instagram.com/astroi_levi
Date September 18. 2023


Story

Orion And aurora season is starting , september this is the best time of the year to capture them both in one frame i used a Filter for Ha and Regular Clear Filter For RGB then Blend both integration to a single image with out moving the tripod. to capture both of them in the same time is a challenging task,
The goal was to capture orion and aurora in the same time
this is the second year i'm guiding astrophotography tour in iceland chasing orion and aurora to capture the northern light wonder with celestial deep space objects near solar maximum period to get an amazing display of celestial phenomena of orion Rising next to Aurora Dancing Lights

iv attached explanation of how it was taking RGB frame and H Alpha integration frame

Gear &Sponsors
Canon Eos Ra Sigma Art 14mm F1.8
Optolong L Extream H alpha Filter
Focus on star system
Silence Corner ATOLLI
SunwayFoto Tripod

Exif
5 Ha frames 20 sec iso 6400
1 RGB frame iso 800 13 sec exposure
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Sounio Temple. The furthest Moonrise ever.

Post by ChrisKotsiopoulos » Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:47 pm

20230929SounioTemple5km.jpg
I've been chasing this photo for over a decade. I was fortunate enough to make it a reality yesterday! The shot was taken from Patroklos, a small historically significant, uninhabited island located to the west of the Temple.
There was no transport available and the private boats were unavailable after sunset so I decided to get there by kayak boat. After an hour of paddling and one more hour of climbing the rough terrain, I was in place for the shot.
5.300 meters away, I could barely see the Temple. At 19:25 local time, the Moon started emerging from behind the hill and slowly aligning with the Temple. What a moment! As I was shouting out of excitement, I saw a fishing boat in short range. I believe they were looking at the same spectacle or perhaps they were looking at me wondering what I was doing in the middle of nowhere!

According to my astronomy app, the Moon's altitude in the first photo was 1/3 of a degree.
The infamous olive tree next to the Temple is not present in the photo. Don't worry. It's still there! It is just not visible from this angle.

More info in my blog:
https://spacetinkerer.com/tinkering-sto ... ent-light/

Photo info:
Nikon D600
Sigma APO Macro 400mm + 2x converter
ISO 1600
1/3 second
Date:
29/09/2023
Time:
19:27 (local time)
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:48 am

Sadr region in Cygnus (100h / 9 panels mosaic)
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/G5txsPA ... Of1CZ1.jpg

Mosaic of 9 images in the Sadr region, in the constellation of Cygnus, made with a Takahashi TSA-102 (f:600mm) and an Atik 16200 mono camera.

It includes well-known objects often imaged separately: the Butterfly Nebula, the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888), the Helix Nebula (Simeis 57), the reflection region of NGC 6914...

This image represents a total of 100 hours of SHO exposure, supplemented by shorter RGB series for star color.
Acquisitions were spread over some twenty nights, mainly in Corsica (France).

SHO processing with a mix of Ha and SII layers for luminance, with a localized complement for the OIII layer (and HOO version for NGC6888)

Zoomable version : https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess/d2 ... fa83673ef2

Takahashi TSA102 - AZEQ6 - Atik16200 MM
Ha : 182 x 900s (45h30)
OIII : 144 x 600s (24h)
SII : 144 x 600s (24h)
RGB : 420 x 60s
Total : 100h30
20 nights from 06 august 2022 to 26 august 2022 + 20 august 2023

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by OurAstroLife » Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:24 am

M31.ToShare3K.ABDUR.jpg
Hi friends. Here is my masterpiece. This might be the best image I have ever taken and might be one of the most detailed images I have ever seen of this galaxy. It has 10 times the data of my previous image of this galaxy. In the full image, you can see hundreds of nebulae, countless globular clusters, and even individual stars in the Andromeda Galaxy. The best 28 hours of data was selected to create this image. I was using an 8" f3.9 reflector and an ASI294MM in Bin 1 mode to get this image. I used intensive dithering and drizzle X2 (after considerable testing compared to not drizzling). Full image is 183 megapixels and shows unbelievable detail. Very happy with how it turned out.

I used Astronomik LRGBHa filters and a Skywatcher EQ6R mount.

Abdur @AbdurAstro
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by tommy_h » Thu Oct 05, 2023 2:47 pm

In the Heart of Cygnus
http://www.distant-lights.at/ic1318-2016_08_07.htm
Copyright: Thomas Henne
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by matuutex » Thu Oct 05, 2023 3:29 pm

Lunar corona over southern Chile
Copyright: Marcelo Maturana Rodríguez (@matuutex)
Location: Llanquihue national reserve, Lakes Region, Chile
Date: 29 Sept 2023
Instagram: @matuutex
Nikon d5600, Nikkor lens 300mm f6.3
Corona: 122mm f11 iso 160, 2 segs
Moon: 122mm f11 iso 100, 1/250 segs

ImageLunar corona over southern Chile by Marcelo Maturana, en Flickr

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Butterfly Nebula

Post by MrRat » Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:47 pm

IC1318 taken from my Bortle 4 backyard in Hartford, AL, USA. 87 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 Oct. 3rd, 2023.
231003 IC1318_Butterfly_87_300-lpc-cbg-csc-crop-St-Edit.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by moladso » Thu Oct 05, 2023 11:52 pm

Hi resolution 99.5% Full Moon.
Jaime Fernandez

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(click on image for full sized, hi-res, moon image or in the following link: https://www.astronomica.es/imagen_big.a ... =579_3.jpg

The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth's perspective.

The Moon keeps one hemisphere of itself facing the Earth, due to tidal locking. This simple picture is only approximately true: over time, slightly more than half (about 59% in total) of the Moon's surface is seen from Earth due to libration.

Lunar libration arises from three changes in perspective due to: the non-circular and inclined orbit, called optical libration; the finite size of the Earth, called parallax; and the orientation of the Moon in space, called physical libration. It permits an observer to see slightly different hemispheres of the surface at different times.

Source: Wikipedia

Capture and processing details:
Telescope Vixen 102M f/19.6 (Barlow Celestron Ultima SV x2 used), camera ASI 178MM, UV/IR Neodymium Baader filter, captured with ASICap 2.9.1, mosaic of 6 x 4000 frames SER video @60fps (16bit), processed with Autostakkert 3.1.4, Registax 6 and PixInsight 1.8 Ripley. Taken on 29/sep/2023 from Madrid (Spain), at an height 811 mts ASML.

Credit: Jaime Fernandez https://www.astronopithecus.es
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by maxifalieres » Fri Oct 06, 2023 12:17 am

The Helix Nebula, NGC 7293 or God's Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius, about 680 light years away. It is one of the planetary nebulae closest to Earth and was discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding before 1824. Its appearance is very similar to the Ring Nebula (M57) and its physical characteristics are similar to those of the Dumbbell Nebula (M27)

This nebula is an example of a planetary nebula formed by a Sun-like star in the final stages of its life. The gases expelled by the star appear from our perspective as if we were seeing a propeller from above, which is where its name comes from. The remaining star is a white dwarf. The age of the nebula, based on its expansion rate, is estimated at approximately 10,600 years.


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NGC 7293 - Helix Nebula
by Maximiliano Falieres, en Flickr

Capture details:
GSO 200mm F4 Telescope
ZWO 533 MC Pro + Coma Corrector + L-Extreme 1.25" Filter
Skywatcher NEq6 Mount
246 Lights of 3' Gain 101 -5°C
100 Darks
100 Flats
ZWO 290mm + SvBony Guider F4
ASIAir Plus
ZWO EAF
Location: Chivilcoy, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Bortle sky 6/7