Submissions: 2013 February

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danielfbento
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by danielfbento » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:42 am

Orion Nebula (M42) @ 15 February 2013
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This photo was taken during a session for observation of the asteroid 2012DA14 at Lisbon Astronomy Observatory (Portugal). The sky was cloudy and the light from the city didn't help. This photo was taken without telescope. The telescopes were used for general public look for some interesting objects (when possible). I was trying to get 2012DA14, but the photos from that area are to much contaminated with noise because high ISO and light pollution.

This is not a very high quality picture as you see, but I push hard from the original data :) Hope you like it.

Daniel Bento

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Drakkith » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:36 am

NGC 3372 The Carina Nebula
Taken in narrowband.
SII-Red
HA-Green
OIII-Blue

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/3316 ... tte6re.jpg

-Jake G. Carroll
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by owlice » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:32 am

Dome of the night sky above a remote backcountry campsite in Death Valley National Park
Copyright: Dan Duriscoe
[attachment=0]Dome of the night sky above a remote backcountry campground in Death Valley National Park_small.jpg[/attachment]
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Milky Way, Crooked River, and Smith Rock

Post by goldpaintphoto » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:47 pm

Milky Way, Crooked River, and Smith Rock
Copyright: Brad Goldpaint
http://goldpaintphotography.com/
The Milky Way rises behind Smith Rock in Central Oregon.
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M42 & M43 Narrowband Hubble Pallete

Post by donwaid » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:06 pm

I captured the data for this image last October but just got around to processing it. It may be viewed at the link below.

http://www.waid-observatory.com/m042-2012-10-20-NB.html

Image and equipment details are on the web page. Click on the images to view at higher resolutions.

Best to all,

Don Waid
http://www.waid-observatory.com
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by wilsondm » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:45 pm

NGC 6357
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1309/
Copyright: ESO’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA)
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30760
[attachment=4]Cosmic Lobster.jpg[/attachment]

M82
http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/
Copyright: Martin Pugh
[attachment=3]M82LR(HaplusR)GB.jpg[/attachment]

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/keple ... r-37b.html
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-066
Copyright: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?p=193523#p193523
[attachment=2]728688main_37bPlanetLineup_673.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 3324 SII Ha OIII (Gabriela Mistral) Photo
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002
Copyright: Michael Sidonio
[attachment=1]148890547.vlcpnzLE.NGC3324HaSIIHaOIIIcropGabrielanr280.jpg[/attachment]
[attachment=0]NGC-3324-SIIHaOIII-398k.jpg[/attachment]

Pyrenean ghost at sunset
Copyright: Helene Graffeuil
[attachment=7]Pyranee.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 7023 - Iris Nebula
Copyright: Mike Malik
[attachment=6]NGC7023-IrisNebula-CR4_12.jpg[/attachment]

Curiosity Sol 169 Panorama at John Klein Drill Site Outcrop with Mt Sharp Backdrop
http://www.kenkremer.com
Copyright: Kenneth Kremer
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Chepar » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:46 pm

Hi! I know that this is not the usual way to post an image but the point of this one is its size, so excuse me :oops:

http://www.astrobin.com/full/33152/0/?mod=none&real=

I hope you like it :wink:

regards

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by ViliMax » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:49 pm

Hi Chepar, you have done a great job, congratulations :-)

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Chepar » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 pm

Thanks, ViliMax!

I am glad that you like it :)

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

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Our beautiful sun

Post by avdhoeven » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:27 pm

Here is an image of last week of our beautiful day-time star:

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filament_18022013_yellow_2_small.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by RafaRo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:42 pm

PLEIADES WIDEFIELD
http://www.skyandpphoto.com
Copyright: Rafael Rodriguez

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Bogdan Jarzyna » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:56 pm

NGC 7000 (North America Nebula), LDN 935, IC5067/5070 (Pelican Nebula) in Cygnus

ProLine FLI 16803, FSQ 106 EDXIII, AP Mach1GTO
Ha, SII, OIII 12,25h (240:180:300) (RGB used for stars)
Polska

http://www.starrysite.com/pliki/galeria ... e%20FF.jpg
[attachment=0]NAnebula_bogdan.jpg[/attachment]
http://www.starrysite.com/pliki/galeria ... 0proba.jpg

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Faint tidal streams around NGC5899

Post by Pieter Vandevelde » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:59 pm

This deep image of NGC5899 in Bootes show some extremely faint tidal streams.
The top left hand corner shows an inversed part of the luminance layer to enchance the contrast.
The galaxy is at about 10 o'clock from the bright star in the frame.
I was able to capture these rarely seen faint bands during an imaging trip to the South of France last week.

Click here for higher res version: http://www.astronomie.be/pieter.vandeve ... gc5899.jpg

thanks for looking,

Pieter

http://www.astronomie.be/pieter.vandevelde/

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Robert-Austria » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:52 pm

Sharpless 2-101 Tulipnebula in Hubblepalette
http://www.astrofotos.at
Copyright: Robert Pölzl
Sharpless 2-101 is a very beautiful nebula in the constellation Cygnus but rarely photographed.

In the mittle right area is the Star HD 113535 "Cagnus X1" with a black hole - and above at the right upper corner appears a blue bow - perhapps somebody can tell me if the black hole can be the reason for this blue bow. :?:

Here you can find a higher resolution:
http://astrofotos.at/index.php?view=ima ... Itemid=134

Best regards from austria
Robert Pölzl

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Mila » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:05 am

Microscopic images of a chondrules in chondrite meteorite

Copyright: Mila Zinkova


Here you can find a higher resolution:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8502 ... 9e18_h.jpg
Chondrites are meteorites that fall in Chelyabinsk, Russia.


Here you can find a higher resolution:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8500 ... 1db9_h.jpg

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by ftherrmann » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:37 am

NGC2903
http://fth.bounceme.net/
Copyright: Fred Herrmann All rights reserved.

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Rotating 2012 DA14

Post by PeterR » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:55 am

Some days ago, NASA released a paper presenting the preliminary results from Goldstone radar antennas with the first 18 images showing 2012 DA14 tumbling around its axis in 7 hours
http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/pdf/pres/s ... eo-05E.pdf . Even though the images are just some pixels wide, they represent an incredible resolution, way beyond the capabilities of any optical telescope, including Hubble.
The second advantage of the radar images is that the scale is constant while the distance of the Asteroid increases from 120,000 to 314,000 km.

I cut out, processed and upsized the tiny images to see what an animation could possibly reveal.
As the gap between the frames was a full 20° on average, the animation was not smooth enough so I used a morphing technique to calculate 8 new frames in between each of the basic 18.
I was astonished to see how clearly it showed the rotation of the elongated asteroid but also that it could possibly be peanut-shaped like comet Hartley or the asteroid Toutatis.
Of course, the tiny size of the originals are demanding some cautions when it comes to the interpretation and possible conclusions of what is shown.

On the 19th of february Nasa released more images and their own movie so I got a go-ahead to upload my animation http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-063

/*Peter R
Link to higher definition animation:
http://spaceweather.com/submissions/pic ... 403066.gif
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Jeff Dai » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:48 pm

Stars above Ten Thousand Buddha
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Northern stars of the big dipper and Constellation Leo shines above the Wanfo Summit at the World Heritage site of Mount Emei in China. Mount Emei is a place of historical significance as one of the four holy lands of Chinese Buddhism. And for the meaning of Wanfo, is the house of the mountain’s patron deity, Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, and ten southand of buddhas are around it.
As well as the other 30 ones at Mount Emei, this temple is in local traditional style, making full use of the terrain. The advanced architectural and building techniques are the quintessence of Chinese temple architecture.

A starry night of Golden Summit
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In a dark starry night of the world heritage site of Mount Emei in China ,The Spring constellation of Corona Borealis,Virgo and corvus rises above the golden summit of Mount Emei. Mount Emei is a place of historical significance as one of the four holy lands of Chinese Buddhism. The golden summit is the second highest peak of the mountain (3077 above sea level) and this is the location of the first Buddhist temple built in China in the 1st century CE when Buddhism was introduced via the Silk Road . The Bodhisattva Samantabhadra is said to have visited the mountain astride a six-tusked elephant, and is considered the mountain’s patron deity. The giant golden 48m (157ft) statue in the picture is called The Ten Directions Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, was completed during 2006.

A glimpse of the cosmos
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Earth/ Solar system-gegenschein / Milky Way / open star cluster


Image with higher resolution at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffdai/
Email: jeffdai1988@gmail.com

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by wilsondm » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:46 am

NGC 3324 - Gabriela Misteral
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002
Copyright: Michael Sidonio
[attachment=17]NGC 3324 Gabriela Misteral.jpg[/attachment]

Orion
http://www.miguelclaro.com/wp/
Copyright: Miguel Claro
[attachment=16]Orion.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula
http://www.ried-sternwarte.de/index.html
Copyright: Vladimir Rau
[attachment=15]NGC281.jpg[/attachment]

Mount Etna Erupting and a Meteor
Copyright: Alessio Di Matteo
[attachment=14]Erruption.jpg[/attachment]

Map of Jupiter
http://www.damianpeach.com/
http://www.facebook.com/peachastro
Copyright: Damian Peach
[attachment=13]Map.jpg[/attachment]

Geminids Shower
Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado
[attachment=12]geminids.jpg[/attachment]

Aurora Borealis
http://www.astrosurf.com/lecureuil
Copyright: Patrick Lécureuil
[attachment=11]Aurora Borealis.jpg[/attachment]

M8 and M20
Copyright: César Blanco González
[attachment=10]M8 and M20.jpg[/attachment]

Aurora Borealis
Copyright: Sergio Di Mauro
[attachment=9]Aurora Borealis_2.jpg[/attachment]

The Moonset over the Ocean - Time lapse
http://www.miguelclaro.com/wp/
Copyright: Miguel Claro


IC434 Horsehead Nebula
http://billsnyderastrophotography.com/
Copyright: Bill Snyder
[attachment=8]Horsehead-CCDStack-2-add-Ha-4-Lum-PS1-Blend-Ha-to-Red-V5-for-website-new-Stars--1024x991.jpg[/attachment]

NASA Deciphering the Mysterious Math of the Solar Wind
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunea ... rwind.html
Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA)
[attachment=2]727026main_SolarWindESA-orig_full.jpg[/attachment]

The Fox Fur and Cone Nebulae
http://bf-astro.com/
Copyright: Bob Franke
[attachment=1]coneNebulaNB2.jpg[/attachment]

Moonrise
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 679&type=3
http://ptrenard.skyrock.com/
Copyright: Bertrand Kulik
[attachment=6]Moonrise.jpg[/attachment]

Sunset
http://www.flickr.com/photos/campodelcielo/
Copyright: Mohamed Laaifat
[attachment=5]Sunset.jpg[/attachment]

Sirius Rising
Copyright: Peter Muks
[attachment=7]Sirius rising.jpg[/attachment]

Stellar Motions in Outer Halo Shed New Light on Milky Way Evolution
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... 3/07/full/
Copyright: NASA, ESA, A. Deason and P. Guhathakurta (University of California, Santa Cruz), and A. Field, R. van der Marel, T. Sohn, and T. Brown (STScI)
[attachment=4]Stellar Motions in Outer Halo Shed New Light on Milky Way Evolution.jpg[/attachment]

Noctilucent cloud (NLC)
Copyright: Henrik Bondo
[attachment=0]NLC_19feb13_1719UT.jpg[/attachment]

M82
http://www.feraphotography.com/
Copyright: Bob Fera
[attachment=3]M82b.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tawilson » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:39 pm

Running Chicken (IC2944)
http://www.astrobin.com/33651/
Copyright: Roberto Colombari
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by RafaRo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:53 pm

PLEIADES WIDEFIELD
Second Version
http://WWW.SKYANDPHOTO.COM
Copyright: Rafael Rodriguez

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by VegaStar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:42 am

Full Moon Illustration
Feb 25, 2013
Copyright : VegaStar Carpentier
http://vegastarcarpentier.com/full-moon-illustration/

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Paramount » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:04 pm

IC1795 with a bit of IC1805 attached in the HST palette, taken between December 2012 and February 2013 due to weather, 24 hours total exposure
Gordon Haynes
http://www.imagingtheheavens.co.uk