Submissions: 2013 February

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by mmcbee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:13 am

The Tadpoles of IC 410
http://www.astrobin.com/full/32024/D/?
Copyright: Matthew McBee

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by nicola montecchiari » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:59 pm

M31 fly-by
WebSite: http://www.skymonsters.net
Copyright: Nicola Montecchiari
High-res Image Link: http://skymonsters.net/hr_immagine.php? ... NGC205.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by rwittich_de » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Sharpless 206 and NGC 1491 with 12" f/4 Newtonian.

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Reinhold

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Sergio
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Sergio » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:25 pm

The Winter Albireo

Catalogued as 145 CMa, the Winter or Southern Albireo is a beautiful pair in Canis Mayor. It is well visible even with small telescopes. The primary is yellowish-orange and the companion is a pale bluish white. As increasing magnification the colours began to fade compare to the Albireo in Cygnus. This stars are not related and can be seen as a pair because the perspective towards the Earth.

Image with more resolution and image acquisition at

http://www.baskies.com.ar/PHOTOS/145%20CMa%20LRGB.htm

Thanks for looking !!
Sergio
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NGC 2170 a Diaphanous Beauty

Post by lynnhilborn » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:31 pm

Shot with 2 scopes over 2 years. Makes me want to go fly fishing :) Web page, higher re picture here http://www.nightoverontario.com/Astrono ... &lb=1&s=X2
Thanks for looking
Cheers
Lynn

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by xrtpow » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Valentine's Day Submission

Here's a heart-shaped active region observed by the X-Ray Telescope aboard Hinode that could be great for the Valentine's Day picture:

http://xrt.cfa.harvard.edu/xpow/20130214.png
20130214.jpg
Credit: SAO/NASA/JAXA/NAOJ
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Ayiomamitis » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:02 pm

NGC 2244 - Core of the Rosette Nebula
http://www.perseus.gr
Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis Further details in relation to this hybrid result available at http://www.perseus.gr/Astro-DSO-NGC-2244.htm .
Anthony Ayiomamitis
http://www.perseus.gr

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tawilson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Star Panarama
http://www.DonegalSkies.com
Copyright: Brendan Alexander
[attachment=0]StarPanaramaPrint1.jpg[/attachment]

Strobe Light Protostar
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... 3/04/full/
Copyright: Hubble and Spitzer teams
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30686 Wings of Seagull Nebula
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1306/
Copyright: European Southern Observatory
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30674 Rosette Blue Heart
http://observatorioelche.blogspot.com.e ... eta_5.html
Copyright: Juan Lozan
[attachment=1]Rosette Blue Heart-.jpg[/attachment]
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Orion from Down-Under

Post by IanP » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:28 am

Orion from Down-Under
It’s a blend of several pictures taken between Nov-2012 and Feb-2013 with Canon 60Da and 50mm-f2.8 lens.
All stacked in PixInsight …
Higher res:
http://westcoastpics23.blogspot.com.au/

Actually, Orion is right side up in Australia !!!
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Leonardo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:20 am


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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tango33 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:25 am

The Great Orion nebula.
Full details:
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/image/148764474

Cheers,

Kfir

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A happy valentine

Post by avdhoeven » Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:22 pm

Two of my favourite valentine objects:

The heart nebula
ic1805_combi_jpm_final31122012_web.jpg
Full size

The Rosetta nebula
ngc2237_rosetta_web.jpg
Full size here: http://www.astro-photo.nl/raw/ngc2237.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by SkyViking » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:26 pm

Colour Saturated Crescent Moon
http://www.rolfolsenastrophotography.com
Copyright: Rolf Wahl Olsen Link to high resolution image

My QSI683wsg camera is way too sensitive to take unfiltered images of the Moon, but on 8th February I noticed a beautiful crescent Moon rising just as I was closing the observatory in the early morning. I decided to try imaging the Moon through a NIR filter since this would be the band of least sensitivity for the camera, and fortunately I was able to grab this image using an exposure time of 1/20th second.

Since the image would be oversaturated through RGB filters I didn't manage to get any colour for this image using the QSI683wsg, but I then combined the luminance data with my earlier saturated Moon image from 2010: A Lunar Mineral Map

The libration differences made this somewhat difficult, but I was able to fit the colour data to the crescent with reasonable accuracy.
I then rotated the image 90 degrees clockwise and was immediately taken by the resulting mysterious appearence of the scene. Although this is our good old Moon, it looks more like being on approach to an alien planet or one of the moons of the outer Solar System, reminiscent of some of the Cassini images of Saturn's moons.

Image details:
Luminance (NIR): 8th February 2013, 16 x 1/20s @ -27C
RGB: 30th March 2010, 500 x 1/1000s
Telescope: 10" Serrurier Truss Newtonian f/5
Cameras: QSI 683wsg (Luminance), ToUCam Pro SC1 (RGB)
Filters: Astrodon NIR E-Series Gen 2
Taken from my observatory in Auckland, New Zealand

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by frostpaw » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:36 pm

NGC6888
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Cygnus Soap Bubble (PN G75.5+1.7)
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NGC 6992
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IC 1795
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by wilsondm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:21 am

Sunset over the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO), Chile
http://observatoriodelpangue.blogspot.com/
Copyright: Eric Escalera
[attachment=10]Sunset over the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO), Chile.jpg[/attachment]

The Soul Nebula
http://bf-astro.com
Copyright: Bob Franke
[attachment=7]The Soul Nebula.jpg[/attachment]

Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359)
http://www.cxielo.ch/gallery/main.php
Copyright: Martin Rusterholz
[attachment=6]Thor's Helmer.jpg[/attachment]

Jupiter double shadow transit
http://www.damianpeach.com/
Copyright: Damian Peach
[attachment=5]Jupiter double shadow transit.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 253
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002
Copyright: Michael Sidonio
[attachment=0]NGC 253.jpg[/attachment]

Orion
http://www.eveningshow.com/
Copyright: Richard S. Wright Jr.
[attachment=9]Orion.jpg[/attachment]

Mercury, Mars, and the Moon
Copyright: Paco Bellido
[attachment=8]Mercury, Mars, and the Moon.jpg[/attachment]

Rocket Launch
http://www.scriptunasimages.com
Copyright: Walter Scriptunas II
[attachment=4]Rocket Launch.jpg[/attachment]

Milky Way Rising
http://astronomytechnology.blogspot.com/
Copyright: Shahrin Ahmad
[attachment=3]Milky Way Rising.jpg[/attachment]

Planetary Nebula Sh2-174
http://www.noao.edu/
Copyright: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF)
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30640#p192846
[attachment=2]Planetary Nebula Sh2-174.jpg[/attachment]

Comet Lemmon and PANSTARRS Timelapse
http://www.terrastro.com/about/ http://www.twanight.org/cherney/
Copyright: Alex Cherney


W49B: Rare Explosion May Have Created Our Galaxy's Youngest Black Hole
http://chandra.si.edu/
Copyright: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al.; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30719
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by That_70s_Shirt » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:17 am

Mercury, Mars, a Young Moon, and the Golden Gate
http://www.donhomewoodphotography.com
Copyright: Don Homewood

A panorama of the San Francisco bay from the top of the Berkeley hills, shortly after sunset on Feb. 10th. (Click for huge.)

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by airliner » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:36 pm

The milky way over the Aegean sea

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Milkyway vista by Mavroudakis Fotis, on Flickr

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Kavala
Greece
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by AstroPaolo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Hedgerow quiescent prominence

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Here details and time-lapse.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by AstroPaolo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:10 pm

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by ftherrmann » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:05 am

M101 and Company
http://fth.bounceme.net/
The Pinwheel is one of the more difficult galaxies to image at 21 million light years distance. Like the Milky Way M101 has several bright red hydrogen alpha rich areas similar to our own Lagoon Nebula. These collections of dust and gases are typically areas of new star formation and glow due to the radiation of the young stars within them.

If you look closely you can also spot at least twenty other small galaxies in the image including the edge on galaxy NGC5422 at 87 million light years distance (lower right) and the spiral galaxy NGC5474 (upper left).

Copyright: Fred Herrmann All rights reserved.

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NGC 3324 and Gem Cluster

Post by sebyta » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:01 pm

Gabriela Mistral Nebula Cluster and gems.

It is a picture taken from San Antonio de Areco in Argentina.
Is the final result of 3 hours exposure of 5 minutes subs.
Telescipio Sky Watcher 200/100.
Canon 450 Foto Camera without IR filter.
Cooled by 2 ° C.
SW NEQ6 Mount

Hope you like this picture of the southern sky.
Greetings.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TMSqlNnzzbQ/U ... +mejor.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Michael Wendl » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:39 pm

Light Pillars over Freising (Germany)

Until 0:30 to 5:00 MEZ, i saw many of these light pillars.
it was very cold and the light pillars were caused by a freezing fog and its ice crystals.

[attachment=0]lightpillars.jpg[/attachment]
http://www.dersonnenzeichner.de/Fotogra ... lWendl.jpg

More picture are on my Website
http://www.dersonnenzeichner.de/Fotogra ... ebel_1.htm

Best Regards

Michael Wendl
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by valerio.zuffi » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:29 am

The Colours of the Moon

Copyright: Valerio Zuffi

C925 Edge HD - Canon EOS 7D

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by zonalunar » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:29 pm

Animation 2012 DA14 Tracking the Asteroid
http://www.astroava.org
Copyright: AVA - CAAT - Valencia Astronomy Association

Animation made by the Valencia Astronomy Association. It is a tracking the Asteroid of 120 seconds. Working to 0.63 resolution, with a field of only 8 °.

The equipment used is as follows:

- CDK PlaneWave 17 " f6.8
- Paramount ME
- SBIG ST-7XME

http://www.astroava.org/images/asteroid ... 022013.gif



Best Regards.
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by cahethel » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:45 pm

Globular Cluster Over a Hydrocarbon Sea
http://www.facebook.com/CaetanoSpace
Copyright: Caetano Julio Neto

A hypothetical carbon planet orbits around a star which, itself, is located just beyond the outermost reaches of a globular cluster. This cluster rises over the horizon, like some kind of giant moon lighting the night sky, with its shine reflected on the surface of a ocean made of hydrocarbons and carbon derivatives.