Submissions: 2024 January

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Julien Looten
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Julien Looten » Sat Jan 13, 2024 7:52 pm

The Starry Mont Saint-Michel (Normandy, France).
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Copyright: Looten Julien

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On the night from Thursday to Friday (11/01/2024), accompanied by two friends, I embarked on a nocturnal adventure to Mont Saint-Michel, an iconic site of French heritage. What better way to start the year 2024?

This photograph is the result of many hours of research and reflection on the many parameters to be taken into account. It was essential to find an optimal orientation around the site and to check the weather, particularly capricious on the Normandy coast. In addition, particular attention was paid to the marshes, reputedly dangerous in this region. As the local saying goes, the tides can rise and fall at the speed of a galloping horse. Accidents happen every year. So these risks were of particular concern, especially when shooting at night. Fortunately, the presence and encouragement of friends, and a starry sky, were essential motivators in overcoming these difficulties.

Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel, on the border between Normandy and Brittany, in northwestern France. The construction of Mont Saint-Michel began in the 8th century. According to legend, the archangel Saint Michael ordered the construction of a church on the island after appearing to the bishop of Avranches. The abbey was built over the centuries, with different parts added over time. The bay of Mont Saint-Michel has one of the largest tides in the world, and the island is often surrounded by water at high tide. Mont Saint-Michel is famous for its impressive architecture, its unique position in the bay, and its religious history. It has served as a pilgrimage site for centuries. Mont Saint-Michel and its bay have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.

Around 7 pm, we wandered through the cobbled streets of Mont, laden with centuries of history. Deprived of the crowd, we felt privileged to have this place all to ourselves, usually crowded with visitors. After the indoor tour, we explored the Mont by taking steep paths along the rocks, as the sea was still too high for us to venture further. Then, we patiently waited for the tide to recede, hoping that the lights of the Mont would go out to reveal a starry sky. Indeed, huge spotlights illuminated the sky and hindered our attempts at photography. Disappointed, we began to head back to the car.

Midway through the return, Flavien and I captured what we thought would be our last images of the Mont. Suddenly, around 12:30 am, the lights and spotlights went out, freeing us from any light pollution. We were overjoyed and realized that sometimes, it takes very little to be happy.
So, we turned around and went back to the beach. That's where I captured this image: a panoramic photo composed of 50 shots, totaling nearly 30 minutes of exposure, showing the Milky Way in its entirety, forming an arch.

The photo is oriented to the west. On the left (south), Sirius and the Orion constellation emanate, notable for its glowing nebulas. Above the Mont, you can see the Pleiades and the California Nebula. To the left of the Mont, almost attached to it, a very bright point; it is Jupiter. On the right, you can observe the galaxies of the Triangle and Andromeda. Further north (to the right), in the Milky Way, the constellation Cassiopeia with the Heart and Soul Nebula. Beyond the stars, multicolored clouds illuminate the horizon… This is airglow, a phenomenon resulting from complex chemical reactions in the upper atmosphere. It reminds me (though to a lesser extent) of the one captured about a year ago (give or take a few days) at Château de Losse in Dordogne.

Exift: Canon 6D Astrodon – Sigma 28mm f/1.4 (f/2) – Leofoto Tripod Settings: Individual 13s exposure – 1600 iso - Assembly of 50 tiles in Autopano (approximately 500 million pixels) and processing in Ps.

Thank's in advance ;)

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by zombi » Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:28 pm

Corona Australis Molecular Cloud

Image
Corona Australis Molecular Cloud by .zombi., on Flickr

Imaging telescopes: Samyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D (modified)
Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi
Software: PixInsight Ripley · Adobe Photoshop

Frames: 54×120″(1h 48′)

Photographic technique: DSLR/RGB

Integration: 54×120″(1h 48′)
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1/2

Location: RPA - Blesfontein Guest Farm
Dates: April 18, 2023

Description:
Picture taken in April during an astrophotography safari in South Africa.

Image Credit & Copyright: Przemysław Ząbczyk
Links:

http://www.astrobin.com/users/zombi/
https://www.astropolis.pl/tags/zombi/

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by maxkuster » Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:58 pm

Unveiling the Intricacies of the M81 Galaxy Group and the faint Integrated Flux Nebula

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/199955895 ... ool-apods/

This deep capture (16+ hours of integration) features the spiral galaxies M81 and M82, the dwarf galaxy NGC 3077, and the extremely difficult to capture integrated flux nebula. The IFN is a faint nebula composed of dust and gas, not illuminated directly by nearby stars but by the energy from the integrated flux of all the stars in the Milky Way.

Capture details
https://www.astrobin.com/lt496q/
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by maxmarchini » Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:04 pm

ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240114 CHI Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr
ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240112 Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr
ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240112_crop Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr

There are three different versions of the new SN 2024 gy The first two are updates of pictures posted two days ago. They include annotations and tech data.
The third one was acquired last night from a remote telescope in Chile.
Regards.

Massimo Marchini

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NGC6604, SH2-54 and Simeis 3-123

Post by cfm2004 » Mon Jan 15, 2024 9:17 pm

https://www.cfm2004.altervista.org/astr ... 230818.jpg

August 2023
Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky AG 70/350 - Avalon M-Uno - QHY174M su Celestron OAG
CCD QSI 540ws cooled -10
RGB Astrodon Gen2 E-series and Narrowband 3nm filters
HA-OIII-RGB: HA 32x15min, OIII 32x15min, R 33x5min, G 33x5min, B 33x5min.
Acquired with: Astroart8 - Calibrated with Dark and Flat
Processed with: Astroart8 and Paint Shop Pro2023.

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by WolfHeart » Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:21 am

Antares 🦂 rising over the Valley of Whales 🐋

ImageAntares rising over the Valley of Whales 🐋 by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

This is my first successful capture of Antares and Rho Ophiuchi this year. Usually, it rises around 4 am and that's when I am dead tired and have no energy to re-polar align and take calibrations, also that is when the light starts to brighten the sky from the southeast so usually results are not that good. I had photographed Antares rise with Venus and Mercury a week earlier, but the deeper field of view had failed. The Foreground was captured during blue hour and sky at the end of the night from the same position. I decided to try to get these Astro landscapes as real looking as possible to I went with a slightly processed sky to make it look as I witnessed the hours before sunrise.

Sky:
Nikon Z6II - Astro-modified
Rokinon 135mm f/2 - Optolong L-Pro
f/2.8 S - 90x 30s - ISO 1600 - f/2.8
SGP

Foreground:
Nikon Z6II
Rokinon 135mm f/2
1 x 1/40s - ISO 100 - f/8 - 135mm

Date: 13th of Jan
Location: Valley of Whales National Park, Al Fayoum, Egypt

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/pc3hug/

Social:

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by jlndfr » Tue Jan 16, 2024 10:16 am

No need to introduce the star of the winter sky, the seven sisters.
Fo this picture I took 120'' and 3'' shots. Short exposures are useful for HDR and not saturating the big blue stars.

technical data :
Epsilon 160ED
ZWO ASI2600MM-P
Baader Filter
iOptron GEM45

R : 31×120 / 50x3''
G : 17×120 / 50x3''
B : 11×120 / 50x3''

More details here : https://www.astrobin.com/axo7l6/

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:00 am

maxmarchini wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:04 pm ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240114 CHI Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr
ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240112 Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr
ImageSN2024gy in NGC4216 - 20240112_crop Ann by Massimo Marchini, su Flickr

There are three different versions of the new SN 2024 gy The first two are updates of pictures posted two days ago. They include annotations and tech data.
The third one was acquired last night from a remote telescope in Chile.
Regards.

Massimo Marchini

Thanks! :D I wasn't aware of this supernova!

I particularly appreciate the first image, where the blue color of the exploding star led me to believe that this is most likely a type Ia supernova. I googled it, and indeed, it is. :ssmile:

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Davide75 » Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:16 am

SH2 - 224

Sh2-224 is a supernova remnant visible in the northern constellation of Auriga. The object has an unusual shape, to me it looks like a paddy field or gendarme hat, in fact it has a shell structure and is interacting with a cavity in the interstellar medium at a higher temperature than the surrounding environment, located in the southwestern part and arched shape. The distance of the structure is estimated at 14,700 light years from the solar system, in a peripheral region of the Perseus Arm. Through the X-ray study, the age of the structure was determined to be between 13,000 and 24,000 years. Taken on several nights between the old and the new year for around 33 hours, I am satisfied with the performance of the 2 interacting gases, the reddish hydrogen and the green oxygen, these single narrow band shots with Ha and O3 filters I combined it with a broadband RGB session with the 3 different filters separately to give more color to the supernova nucleus and to the stars.
Technical data and tools
light : HA : 320x180s, O3 : 300x180s, RGB : 60x180s
data acquisition: Asi Air Plus
telescope: Skywatcher 80ED with 0.85x reducer/flattener
main chamber: Asi 2600 MM pro
guide: Oag-L + Asi 290 MM mini
filter wheel: Efw 7x2
focuser: Eaf 5v
mount: Skywatcher EQ6R-pro
Processing: Dss, PixInsight and Photoshop
Bortle 6, sqm 19,30

https://www.flickr.com/photos/196894264@N07/
https://www.instagram.com/nardullidavide/

Copyright : Davide Nardulli

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SH2 224 Finale by davide nardulli, su Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Jeff_Reitzel » Wed Jan 17, 2024 5:18 pm

Sharpless 2-119, known as The Clamshell Nebula, is a large complex of emission nebulosity located approximately 2200 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is often overlooked being just a few degrees east of the more famous North American Nebula (NGC 7000). The bright star near the center, 68 Cygni, is one of the primary stars responsible for ionizing this large complex. This beautiful area is full of bright patches and dark lanes each with their own LBN and LDN designations. It also contains a small planetary nebula, PK87-3.1, just below and to the left of 68 Cygni.

Stellarvue SVX102T with SFFR 0.74
QHY268M Camera
Astronomik NB filters
16hrs total integration
2-panel Mosaic
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by jeffrey.sines » Thu Jan 18, 2024 4:15 am

The Soul Nebula

Copyright: Jeffrey Sines

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IC1848_20240116
by Jeffrey Sines, on Flickr

Telescope: Redcat 61
Camera: ZWO ASI 533mm
Filters: Antlia 3nm narrowband
Mount: ZWO AM5
Guidescope: Orion SSAG with PhD2 guiding
Captured in Sequence Generator Pro, processed in PixInsight.
Ha: 66x300 seconds
SII: 69x300 seconds
OIII: 70x300 seconds
Bortle light pollution zone 8-9

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Rafeee » Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:11 pm

Moon - Jupiter conjuction
2024_01_18_000320_2048px.jpg
Copyright: Rafael Schmall
https://www.astrobin.com/users/Rafeee/

Cloud migrations created a very beautiful atmospheric optical phenomenon around the Moon, which we call a corona.
With the 400mm telephoto lens, Jupiter's moons came out nicely, as well as the terminator band on the Moon.

Image Details:
Equipment: Canon EOS6D, Admiral 400/6.3, SkyWatcher Star-Adventurer
Exif data: 10-5-2,5-1-0,5sec, ISO100, f11, 400mm
Processing: Photoshop

Location: Hungary, Zselic Starry Sky Park, Zselic Park of Stars
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by barretosmed » Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:29 pm

The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy and designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826)



EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 244X300" (taken advantage of a total of 395)

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATES: From 06/06/2023 to 07/22/2023

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Adobe Photoshop, ASTAP, SGP, PHD2 and PixInsight

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Yead Muhammad Ivan » Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:10 pm

ImagePearl of the sky by yead_muhammad, on Flickr

The photo was taken during the Perseid meteor shower in 2019. As a young 16 year old stargazer, I didn’t have anything but a DSLR then, not even a tripod. So, to take long exposure, I generally took photos of the sky by placing the camera somewhere. On that day, I placed the camera vertically on the floor and just took some photographs using different settings aimlessly. Suddenly, when I clicked and was waiting for 20 seconds to complete the exposure, I saw a very bright and big meteor above my head. I was just praying that the meteor would stay in the middle of the frame as I couldn’t touch the camera. And the result is here. Maybe it was my very good luck.


Camera: Nikon D5300
lens: Nikkor 18-140mm kit lens
Exposure : 20 sec.
Focal length: 18 mm

SantiRoHe

Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by SantiRoHe » Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:26 pm

California Nebula versión HOO

Telescopio
Sky-Watcher Esprit 120ED

Cámaras Fotográficas
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Filtros
Optolong L-eXtreme 2" · Optolong L-Pro 2"

Optolong L-Pro 2": 138×180,″(6h 54′) (gain: 0.00) f/5.6 -5°C bin 1×1
Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 81×300,″(6h 45′) (gain: 100.00) -5°C bin 1×1

Imagecombined_changed_Image3070Bnxt_HOO_changed_integration138_STARS_2500x1671 by Santi Rodríguez Hernández, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by daguila » Sat Jan 20, 2024 12:40 pm

IC405-IC410 LSHO and L(HO)SS - Mosaic with 6 tiles

Image data:
Date: September, October and December 2022 and October, November and December 2023
Site: Albox - Almería - Spain
Image Details: 6-tile mosaic from the Auriga region with IC405 and IC410 using various processes and palettes.
Each of the mosaics consists of 36x300" for each Ha, SII and OIII filter and for a total of 54h.
The result is an image of 11704x11564 and a resolution of 1.151 sec.arc/px
Telescope: Teleskop-Service Imaging Star 130mm f/5 - 6-elements Flatfield APO
Mount: Celestron CGX
Camara: ZWO ASI2600MMC
CCD Guiding: QHY5L-II
Capture: N.I.N.A.
Guiding : PHD Guiding 2
Processing: PixInsight
Calibrated with Bias, Darks and Flats applied

Image
Image

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by jesselichtenberg » Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:51 pm

NGC7822, Cederblad 214, and Sh2-170: The Question Mark Nebula

12/06/2023-12/07/2023

William Optics RedCat 51 II
RisingCam ATR3-26000KMA
Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Antlia 3nm Narrowband (H-alpha, Oxygen III, Sulfur II)
Antlia V-Pro (Red, Green, Blue)
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

6hr53m30s total integration
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Sat Jan 20, 2024 7:24 pm

NGC 2359 - The Helmet Thor never really wore

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Description:

NGC 2359, famously known as Thor's Helmet Nebula, a celestial masterpiece that resides approximately 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. This cosmic gem, imaged with narrowband techniques, showcases the intricate dance of elements and forces that shape our universe. The nebula earned its dramatic moniker due to its striking resemblance to the legendary helmet worn by the Norse god of thunder, Thor, in modern artistic renditions. Though in mythology Thor never wore a winged helmet, it became synonymous with his name. However, beyond its mythical association, the nebula is a real-life spectacle of astrophysical wonders.

At its heart lies a Wolf-Rayet star, WR7, an extremely massive and hot star that expels its outer layers in a stellar wind, creating the breathtaking bubble-like structure we observe. The expelled material forms the nebula's intricate filaments and dynamic appearance. The intense radiation emitted by WR7 interacts with the surrounding interstellar medium, illuminating the nebula's features in a stunning display of cosmic artistry. The vibrant hues of red and blue in the image represent ionized hydrogen and oxygen, providing valuable insights into the elemental composition and temperature of the nebula.

Acquisition details:
Dates: January 17, 2024 & January 18, 2024

Frames:
Chroma Hydrogen Alpha 3nm: 46*300s
Chroma Oxygen III 3nm: 72*300s
Chroma RGB 20*30s each filter

Total Integration: 10h20’
Avg. Moon age: 7.20 days
Avg. Moon phase: 48.08%


Equipment:
Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro
Filters: Chroma RGB 36 mm filters - Chroma Ha 3nm - Chroma Oiii 3nm

Accessories: Celestron 0.7X Reducer EdgeHD925 + ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Sun Jan 21, 2024 2:40 pm

Name: Ali Alobaidly
https://www.astrobin.com/tjqbld/0/

Image

Description:
In this expansive widefield image, the cosmic tapestry unfolds a breathtaking scene akin to two celestial gods engaged in a titanic battle across the sky. The Seagull Nebula, IC 2177, a radiant avian deity, its intricate wings of glowing gas and dust stretching over 100 light-years. Bathed in the ethereal glow emanating from the luminous star HD 53367, the Seagull Nebula commands attention, resembling a majestic bird soaring towards its foe, about to strike a deadly blow. Below it, Thor, the Norse God of thunder, readies his defenses in the form of an oxygen rich nebula. Thor's Helmet, NGC 2359. Fueled by the stellar winds of a massive Wolf-Rayet star at its core, the nebula's intricate filaments and radiant gases form a celestial armor, evoking the imagery of the legendary Norse god about to engage in this otherworldly clash. Perhaps this epic battle seems frozen in time, to us mere wondering mortals, so that our imagination would be let loose, completing the story. What was the result of the battle between the champions of Monoceros and Canis Major?

Acquisition details:
Dates: January 17, 2024 & January 18, 2024

Frames:
OSC RGB: 30×60″(30′)
Optolong L-Ultimate 2" (Dual-Band Ha & Oii 3nm): 100×300″(8h 20′)

Total Integration: 8h50’
Avg. Moon age: 7.20 days
Avg. Moon phase: 48.08%

Equipment
Imaging Lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC (Stopped at F/2.8)
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mount: ZWO AM5
Filter: Optolong L-Ultimate 2"
Accessories: ZWO ASIAIR Plus · ZWO EAF
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Kanak Bhuwalka » Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:33 pm

I am a 15-year-old astrophotographer and I took a high-resolution picture of the Moon and would like to submit it for APOD

The Moon had a phase of about 78% last night (20/1/2024).

I took about 47 different parts of the moon and stitched them together, each part of the moon is itself a stack of 3000 frames (used best 30%).

Apps: PIPP for debayering, AS4 for stacking, Registax6 for sharpening, Autostitch to put it together

Equipment: 102/1000mm refractor, Zwo Asi 120mc-s (640x480 @ 120fps), EQ-3 tracking mount.
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IC1805 a SHO 84h image

Post by Aleix_Roig » Sun Jan 21, 2024 7:09 pm

It's a pleasure to share with you my recent work on IC1805 nebula. I spent 84h 35' with my wide field setup that consists on the FRA300 refractor and ASI2600MM camera. I selected a crop that I hope it emphasizes this object beauty (attached low res).

Link to my website and image description:

https://astrocat.info/the-heart-nebula-sho-ic1805/

Link to HD view at ASTROBIN:

https://www.astrobin.com/qeosz9/


Thanks so much for watching. Best wishes,

Aleix Roig

Full image details:

The Heart nebula, catalogued as IC1805, is a large emission nebula located in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It's located in the constellation Cassiopeia and is part of a complex star-forming region that includes the neighboring Soul Nebula (IC 1848) and the open cluster Melotte 15. It's located some 7,500 light years away from Earthand and was discovered by William Herschel on the 3rd of November 1787.

To capture this image I used my wide field setup that consists of the FRA300 telescopes and the ASI2600MM camera. I used narrow band filters to compose this color mapping also known as the Hubble Palette, where the red channel is assigned to the [SII] data, the green channel to the Ha data, and the Blue channel to the [OIII] data.

Broadband filters (R, G, B) have been used to capture the star's colors.

The full image covers an area of 4º28' x 2º58' at a resolution of 2.59"/pixel.

Image details:

[SII]: 264 x 300" (22h)

Ha: 317 x 300" (26h 25'')

[OIII]: 398 x 300" (33h10')

RGB: (60, 60, 60) x 60" (3h)


Calibrated with darks, flats, dark-flats.

Total exposure: 84h35'


Equipment:

FRA300 + ASI2600MM + LRGB ZWO filters + ZWO EFW 7 pos + ZWO EAF

ZWO AM5 mount

ASI AIR Plus

Guiding with ASI120MM and ZWO Mini Guide Scope


Aleix Roig, January 2024
Prades (Tarragona, Catalonia - Spain).
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by WolfHeart » Mon Jan 22, 2024 7:46 am

Rosette to Christmas Tree nebulae

ImageRosette to Christmas Tree nebulae by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

I had imaged that region back in November over two consecutive nights using my Rokinon 135mm, Nikon Z6II and favorite tracker, the Sky guider Pro.

Nikon Z6II (modified)
Rokinon 135mm f/2.0
Optolong L-Pro 2"
iOptron SkyGuider Pro

80 x 90" - ISO 12500 - F/2.8 -135mm
40 x 90" - ISO 12500 - F/2.8 -135mm

Dates: 16 and 17 November, 2023
Location: Al Fayoum Desert, Egypt

Image on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/e1yjnt/

Social:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waddah.photography
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/WolfHeart/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/waddahphotography/

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by Astroben » Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:58 pm

M16 Eagle Nebula / Pillars of Creation

Full Resolution : https://www.astrobin.com/full/n76u3v/0/

Image

19 of January 2023

Astrodon H-alpha 5nm 50 mm: 26×600,″(4h 20′)
Astrodon SII 6nm 50 mm: 30×600,″(5h)
Astronomik OIII CCD MaxFR 6nm 50 mm: 29×600,″(4h 50′)
Integration Time: 14h 10′

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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by chassaigne » Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:42 pm

Full
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145132004 ... en-public/

Small reflection nebula located in the heart of the vast molecular cloud of the Taurus constellation and illuminated by the radiation of the variable star RY Tauri, a T Tauri star (therefore very young) with a very high rotation speed.

VdB 17 is the nebula at the top of the image located at the end of the dark nebula LDN 785.

To the right of the center of the image, the largest reflection nebula LBN 782 (or Ced 30) and the dark Barnard nebulae 7 and 10.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 January

Post by danwatt » Mon Jan 22, 2024 7:47 pm

Orion's Belt
orions_belt07.jpg
Higher Resolution and more acquisition/processing details:
https://www.astrobin.com/exc7ci/F/

A 3 panel mosaic. Adjusted rotation to 53 degrees to get this particular composition. Orion always stands out as so oddly symmetrical to me so I wanted to showcase part of that with this image.

Data taken from Panamint Valley, CA (right next to Death Valley. Average SQM each night was 21.4-21.5

Gear used:

6" f4 garage built newtonian (with mirrors from an Orion).
Orion Atlas EQ-G
QHY268M with Astronomik Deep Sky RGB Filters. Temp at -10c
Guiding with QHY OAG

Each panel has 24x300s subframes in R, G and B. So 18 hours total. I also got (24) 5s subframes of each filter/panel for HDR use

Processing was done in Pixinsight.
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