Submissions: 2024 March

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zombi
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by zombi » Mon Mar 25, 2024 9:08 pm

Galactic Center of the Milky Way

Image
Galactic Center of the Milky Way 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: 28×120″ (56')

Photographic technique: DSLR/RGB

Integration: 56'
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

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GruppoAstrofiliPalidoro
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by GruppoAstrofiliPalidoro » Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:44 pm

This is a magical sunset view of comet 12P/Pons Brooks taken on March 21, 2024 at Casale Delle Pietrische (property of Manziana Agricultural University). Obtained by Marco D'angelo of Gruppo Astrofili Palidoro who took a single 30-second shot at ISO-400 and 70mm focal length (illuminated with a flashlight) for the farmhouse, while for the sky he used the same focal length but taking 10 shots of 60 seconds each at ISO-800. All with a modified Canon 6D camera and astro tracker.
This result required difficult processing by Marco D'angelo and Giuseppe Conzo.
20240321_COMETA_CASALE[1].jpg
https://www.astrofotografia.astrofilipa ... CASALE.jpg
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astrosirius
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by astrosirius » Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:37 am

NGC 3077 Small Disrupted Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 3077 looks like a typical, relatively peaceful elliptical galaxy. It lies about 1​2​.5 million light-years from Earth.

NGC 3077 was first seen by William Herschel with his 47 cm telescope in England in 1801, when he was close to completing his sky surveys. It is located in the far northern sky in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear) and forms a triplet with two brighter nearby galaxies, the graceful spiral Messier 81 and the very peculiar and active starburst galaxy Messier 82.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194102627@N04/
Copyright: Lluís Romero Ventura
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zombi
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by zombi » Wed Mar 27, 2024 9:59 pm

El Clasico

Image
El Clasico by .zombi., on Flickr

TELESCOPE LIVE SPA-1, 10CM F3.6 REFRACTOR

Imaging Telescopes: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4
Imaging Cameras: QHY 600M Pro
Mounts: Mathis Paramount MX+

Frames:
S2: 27×300″(2h 15′)
Ha: 43×300″(3h 35′)
O3: 30×300″(2h 30′)

Photographic technique: SHO
Integration: 8h 20′

Dates: May, June, October and November 2023
Location: Almería, Spain

Description: The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) are part of a vast region of ionized hydrogen in the constellation Cygnus. This area is a cloud of interstellar gas energized by young, hot stars. The North America Nebula is named for its shape that resembles the continent, with a dusty region akin to the Gulf of Mexico. The Pelican Nebula is adjacent to it, separated by dark dust lanes. Both nebulae are located about 1,700 light-years away from Earth and are prominent emission nebulae, showcasing the complex interplay of stellar birth and interstellar medium1234.

Image processed by Przemysław Ząbczyk, original data from Telescope Live

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JakeCravino
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by JakeCravino » Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:07 am

IMG_20240328_112936_841.jpg
I am so happy with this shot! I've been waiting for a lunar transit for years!

I had to deal with some clouds and a very late night, but luckily, everything worked out for the 1/2 second the ISS was in front of the moon.


_____

Info:

The ATLAS Observatory

Celestron CGX mount
QHY268M camera
Celestron C11 EdgeHD at the native focal length
Sirius Optics Red Color Filter

Main camera:

1.5 ms exposure
65 gain
-10°C

DSO mode
8-bit full capture area
1x1 binning

Captured through a break in the clouds at 02:32:55 on March 28, 2024, from NSW, Australia

Edited in Photoshop (levels). Single frame only (no stacking)


Please see the full resolution on my astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/0ysae6/
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by JakeCravino » Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:13 am

IMG_20240310_152428_501.jpg
My go at Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359). It took me a long time to finish this one because of the clouds.


Please see the full resolution at
https://mega.nz/folder/SIsUBTjZ#GLT0TVJda6K9VX7ChW-2cA
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INFO:

The ATLAS Observatory

- Celestron CGX mount
- QHY268M main camera
- ZWO ASI 120 mm guide camera
- Celestron C11 EdgeHD at the native focal length
- Atik 7nm bandpass filters, Ha, OIII

Main camera:

- 1300sec exposure
- 35 gain
-15°C
-DSO mode
-16-bit full capture area
-1x1 binning

Final Image:

Ha: 9 * 1300 s = 3.2 hrs
OIII: 9 * 1300 s = 3.2 hrs

Total exposure time ~ 6.5 hours

Colour: OOH

Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop. BlurX and NoiseX were used.
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Roi Levi
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by Roi Levi » Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:22 am

Aurora Shapes & BigDipper ✨
location iceland
Image Credit - Roi Levi
Date september 2023
there are several common shapes and patterns for the aurora
Arcs, Curtains, Coronas, Rays Bands, Patches, Veils
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by Guest » Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:03 pm

Image

Hi all,
I am Simone Curzi from Italy.
The region around Antares and Rho Ophiuchi is dotted with stars and painted splendid colors. An artist couldn't do better.
Captured from ElSauce in Chile (bortle1) with Nikon 100mm f/2 + FLI CCD Proline 16200
A 100-megapixel mosaic obtained from 9 panels of 9x600s L + 3x300s RGB.
I thank Alessandro Ravagnin for allowing me to process his beautiful data.
I authorize the use of my image.
full res at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/197697877 ... ed-public/
Cleary skies
Simone

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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by matuutex » Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:59 pm

The ghost forest in Chile.
Copyright: Marcelo Maturana Rodríguez (@matuutex)
Location: Lago Chapo (Chapo lake), Lakes Region, Chile
Date: 24 June 2022
Instagram: @matuutex
Nikon d5600, Tokina lens 14/20mm f2
14mm f2 iso 2000 20 segs
180 degrees panorama

Lake Chapo is a turquoise pre-mountain lake of glacial origin, located at 240 meters above sea level, 40 km northeast of Puerto Montt and 110 km southeast of Puerto Varas. It is located between the Alerce Andino National Park and the Llanquihue Natural Reserve, so it offers a very beautiful view of both the mountains that surround it and the lush vegetation of the place. It is the only lake in the Puerto Montt commune. Since 1990, it has had to endure the devastating effects of a basin transfer, producing an ecological imbalance without return associated with the operation of the Canutillar hydroelectric plant.

In the photograph we see the reflection of the Milky Way in the lake, next to the ghost forest impacted by past eruptions of the Calbuco volcano in the area, also the Carina nebula, the Magellanic clouds, the southern cross and the galactic center, as well as well as the airglow that dyes the scene red.

ImageThe ghost forest in Chile. by Marcelo Maturana, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by rowan.prangley » Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:35 am

NGC7293_The_Helix_Nebula_26_03_2024_watermark_LowRes.jpg
I'm pleased to submit to NASA APOD and your consideration: NGC7293 - Fully Resolved The Helix Nebula, "An Eye Wide Open".

If required, please find the following link to the image in a high resolution format:

https://www.astrobin.com/e8t3hs/


Description

The beautiful bright core region of NGC7293 is home to a dying, sun-like star whose—almost—circumstellar nebulous regions have been expanding and evolving during its final phase of stellar evolution. Affectionately called, “The Helix Nebula” and “God’s Eye”, the Planetary Nebula's structure is one of the most well studied and imaged celestial bodies in the night sky.

Exploring this target using narrowband imaging techniques utilising the emission lines of Hydrogen Alpha (Ha), Oxygen III (O-III) and Sulfur II (S-II); these specific segments of the visible spectrum reveal not just the broader and intensely strong knots and large-scale emission arcs of the inner core; it also makes it possible to discover several jets, many faint bipolar outflows causing bow-shaped filaments and bow shocks, as well as successive event-lead halos.

Combining narrowband data with Red, Green and Blue (RGB) filter datasets (captured a month or two post the narrowband series) showcases the natural and softer colour tones of the inner nebulous regions of The Helix. Although minimal time was given to capturing RGB due to poor weather conditions, I plan to revisit this next season.

It has been a pleasure capturing NGC7293 and I’ve spent far too much time resolving it. As the clear nights progressed, the extra integration times has been both fortuitous and prosperous! To-date, I have not found an amateur image that fully resolves the most outer nebulous regions of The Helix Nebula - If one exists, please link me to it!
A paper tilted, “Discovery of A Halo Around The Helix Nebula NGC 7293 In The Wise All-Sky Survey” by Zhang et al proposes the existence of jets located north-east of the nebula; excitingly, the image I present here resolves not one but the existence of five jets!

As portion of time was spent capturing natural colour, RGB stars have been given priority over that of narrowband stars. This has added a colour-rich star field and the image has been presented cropped, albeit, with a wider field-of-view to honour this.

Acquisition details

Dates:

Aug. 19 - 23, 2023
Aug. 25 - 27, 2023
Sept. 6 - 10, 2023
Sept. 12 - 18, 2023
Nov. 8, 2023
Nov. 11 - 12, 2023

Frames:
Baader Blue (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 12×300″(1h)

Baader Green (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 19×300″(1h 35′)

Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 3.5nm (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 594×300″(49h 30′)

Baader O-III Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 155×300″(12h 55′)

Baader Red (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 19×300″(1h 35′)

Baader S-II Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 2": 48×300″(4h)

Integration: 70h 35′

Avg. Moon age:
14.89 days

Avg. Moon phase:
24.49%

Locations: Wollongbar NSW Australia

Imaging Equipment:

Imaging Telescopes - Celestron RASA 36cm (14")
Imaging Cameras - QHYCCD QHY268M
Mount - 10Micron GM3000 HPS

Many thanks for your consideration.

Best Regards,

Rowan
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Pav1007
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by Pav1007 » Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:44 pm

Hello,
IC2118 Witch Head Nebula
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/yGuGdem ... TZ0INm.jpg

Image

Full res: https://www.astrobin.com/full/0zeszg/0/?mod=&real=

Scope: WO Redcat51
Camera: ASI1600MM-C
Mount: SWSA GTi

L: 114×180sec
RGB: 40x120sec each

Location: LaPalma Island
Dates: early march (few nights)

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chassaigne
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by chassaigne » Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:17 am

Ic 417 Hargb 8h05 VF2-10M.jpg
IC 417, sometimes known as the Spider Nebula, is a large visible emission nebula in the Auriga constellation. It is linked to the open cluster Stock 8 and is the site of important star formation processesNGC 1931 is an emission nebula located in the constellation Auriga. It was discovered by the German-British astronomer William Herschel in 1793.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/145132004 ... en-public/
Full data and image:
https://www.georges-chassaigne.fr/433170348/ic-417
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pepe30
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by pepe30 » Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:13 pm

This winter I dedicated to the beautiful object NGC 2264 - the Cone Nebula and a cluster of Christmas trees.
Technique used: Astronomik LRGB +Ha filters, ASA10, DDM85, ASI2600mono.
I believe you will like the Christmas tree.
Peter, Slovakia

Image


https://astrobook.sk/2024/04/01/ngc-226 ... e-cluster/

WolfHeart
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Re: Submissions: 2024 March

Post by WolfHeart » Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:25 am

Winter Milkyway over Qussor Al Arab Rocks

ImageWInter Milkyway over Qussor Al Arab Rocks by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

This is a blebded composite of the winter milkyway over the Western Desert in Al Fayoum, Qussor Al Arab Rocks from the night of the Geminids meteor shower back in December. Both sky and foreground were taken on the same night of the 13th of December, 2023. I had put it aside as the sky was hard to process which is usually a hit or miss when using the CLS so this was as good as it gets!

Sky:
Nikon Z6II - Astro-modified
Nikkor Z 14-24mm
f/2.8 S - 60x 60s - ISO 3200 - f/2.8 - 14mm
Astronomik CLS clipin filter
SGP

Foreground:
Nikon Z6II
Nikkor Z 14-24mm
F/2.8 - ISO 400 - 120s - 14mm

13th of December 2023
Al Fayoum Desert, Egypt

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