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Submissions: 2021 May

Post by bystander » Mon May 03, 2021 12:54 pm


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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by AlexanderCurry » Mon May 03, 2021 12:59 pm

The Statue of Liberty Nebula

Captured using a Telescope Live remote telescope
Acquisition details:
Planewave CDK 24
Mathis MI 1250
FLI PL 16803

4 x 300s Ha, G, OIII

Processed with Pixinsight and TopazLabs DenoiseAI


Yovin Yahathugoda
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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by Yovin Yahathugoda » Mon May 03, 2021 4:55 pm

NGC 5189 - Planetary Nebula
Copyright: Yovin Yahathugoda
Full quality version here: ... 06c72c.png

The image has been processed in the SHO palette and upscaled using Topaz Gigapixel AI.

Telescope - Planewave CDK24
Camera: FLI ProLine PL9000
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, Astrodon OIII 3nm, Astrodon SII 3nm
Software: Photoshop 2020, PixInsight, Topaz Denoise AI & Topaz Gigapixel AI
Location - El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Dates - March 2021 - April 2021

Lum - Synthetic Luminance
Halpha - 4x600s
OIII - 4x600s
SII - 4x600s
Total Exposure time - 2.0 hours
Full acquisition details at

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by mdieterich » Mon May 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Zodiacal Light from New Mexico
Copyright: Matt Dieterich Last night after arriving to Dark Sky New Mexico Observatory, the Zodiacal Light was incredibly bright over the mountains! Zodiacal Light is an angled column of light that appears to emanate above the horrible shortly after sunset, or before sunrise. The phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off dust particles in our Solar System.

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by markg » Mon May 03, 2021 10:11 pm

Two Worlds
Copyright Mark Gee

ImageTwo Worlds by Mark Gee, on Flickr

Shot with a Nikon D850 and a 14mm lens in a Aquatech underwater housing.

The image is focus stacked and there are 7 steps of focus within the image. At each focus step I shot 15 exposures for stacking to give me a better image quality with less noise. The image was initially processed in Adobe Lightroom, the image stacking for each focus step was done in Starry Landscape Stacker before processing the focus stack in Focus Stacker.

Each exposure was shot with a 30 second shutter, f/4.0 Aperture and an ISO of 6400.

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by TaraMostofi » Tue May 04, 2021 6:39 am

Mercury and the Pleiades (Seven Sisters) taken from Northern California 3 May 2021 at 9:04 pm just after sunset
Thank you for your consideration.
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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by Llama » Tue May 04, 2021 8:43 am

Wide view of Rho Ophiuchi - 3 Panel Mosaic

Copyrights: Nicolas Rolland & Martin Pugh

Full resolution:

Wide view of Rho Ophiuchi - 3 Panel Mosaic by Nicolas Rolland, sur Flickr

This picture is a 3 panel mosaic.
Original file size of the JPEG version: 21998x13317 pixels (140mo file size)

RA: 16h 24m 19.7s
DEC: -23° 26’ 55.6“
Location: Ophiuchus
Distance: 390 ly
Magnitude: 5.09

Captured April 2021
Fiel Of view: 22.4 x 13.6 deg
Total integration time of 12 hours.

RGB: 24x600sec per panel
Optics: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
Mount: Paramount ME II

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Tue May 04, 2021 9:56 am

NGC 3521 - a bubble galaxy
Real full version : ... muqi8S.jpg

My version of the NGC 3521 Galaxy.

Acquisitions by Greg Turgeon (@gregturgeon_astro), who has graciously provided it as the second part of a contest ! :)

This floculent spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Leo, and is distant about 35 millions LY.

Setup :
Telescope: Planewave 17” CDK - Camera: FLI ML16803 - Filters: Chroma LRGB 8nm - Mount: 10 Micron GM3000 - Location: DSW, Chile
150 x 300s (12,5h)

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux / Greg Turgeon

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by jamesastro1234 » Wed May 05, 2021 11:01 am

ImageLeo Triplet LRGB 15hr by James, on Flickr

15hr on the Leo Triplet.

4hr RGB
11hr Lum
Skywatcher 200PDS

Captured in Central Scotland, processed in Pixinsight.

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by AlexanderCurry » Wed May 05, 2021 11:29 am


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N44 Superbubble Complex

Captured using a TelescopeLive remote telescope
Acquisition details:
PlaneWave Instruments INC CDK 24
Mathis MI-1250
FLI PL 16803
Astrodon 3nm filters

25 x 300s Ha, OIII, SII

Processed with Pixinsight and Topaz Labs DenoiseAI

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by Sebastian Voltmer » Wed May 05, 2021 11:13 pm

Currently Venus begins an evening apparition that is difficult to observe.
Here is a compilation, starting with the evening apparition of Venus from last year until now (almost full illuminated).

About this image compilation:
Phases of Venus captured during daytime.
April 23, 2021: almost full (99.1)
July 2, 2020: Venus ring (<0.20)


without dates

Filters: Baader U, IR pass, RGB
Amplification: Baader FFC

- Astro-Physics Traveler
- C11 EdgeHD
- Baader FFC
- U, IR-pass, RGB filters
- ASI290MM

Dr. Sebastian Voltmer

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by YSTY » Thu May 06, 2021 6:38 am


IC 1318 in SHOalittleRVB

90x300 '' IDAS NBZ for the Ha Oiii
35x600 '' IDAS NBZ for the Ha Oiii
140x90 '' IDAS P3 for RGB
Synthetic Sii in Pixinsight

Asi 2600mc pro gain 100 offset 50 cooled to -10 ° C
TS Photon 8 '' 200/800
Eq6R pro
Altaïr 60/225 and zwo 290mm mini guide

Acquisition: Nina / PHD 2
Processing: Siril / PixInsight / PS

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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by Kinch » Fri May 07, 2021 11:43 am

Messier 3 - Globular Star Cluster

This cluster is one of the largest and brightest, and is made up of around 500,000 stars. It is estimated to be 11.4 billion years old. It is centered at 32,615.64 light-years (10 kpc) away from Earth.
Final M3 (1500 x 1175).jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2021 May

Post by barretosmed » Fri May 07, 2021 10:41 pm


Equipment :
Qhy 174mm coled

More details:

Local: Sao Paulo-SP-Brazil
Date: 05/06/2020

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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