Submissions: 2014 December

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Astromontufar » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:42 am

Airplane Astrophotography

Two image composition. Same as my privious upload, I was not able to get good sky while I was in the plane returning home, but the ground was lighted by the moon, blending the image I took from the ground in the airplane with a sky picture I took while back I was able the get a ISS look from the earth.

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Tarantula Zone in SHO

Post by IanP » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:45 am

Tarantula Zone in SHO
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Post by ManoloRodriguez » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:01 am

Super Moon, August 10, 2014
Copyrights: Manolo Rodriguez
SuperMoon - 2014-08-10 (22,44 UT) - Manolo Rodriguez APOD.jpg
Full size here: http://s26.postimg.org/6g12ln7xj/Super_ ... z_full.jpg

An image of the Super Moon August 10, 2014, averaged 2:35 UT. Taken in El Pedroso, Sevilla, Spain.
Equipment: C8, Canon 650D and TeleVue Powermate X2
Processing: Photoshop CS6, mosaic of eight images.
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Post by markg » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:40 am

The Halo
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Copyright: Mark Gee

ImageThe Halo by markg, on Flickr

There has been some stunning weather around Wellington, New Zealand recently, and the sky just before sunset last night was incredible. As the sun was setting, a stunning sun halo formed and set the perfect scene for the perfect sunset amongst some spectacular cloud formations.

Sun halos, also known as a 22 degree halo, are formed by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth's atmosphere. The crystals bend the direct sunlight projecting it elsewhere in the sky and at a certain angle - which just happens to be 22 degrees. You may also notice the bright areas on the halo on either side of the sun - these are known as a pair of Parhelia (sun dogs) complete with tails, also known as Parhelic Circles.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Sandgirl » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:37 pm

The Hot Blue Stars of Messier 47
Image credits: ESO
Article: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1441/
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http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?p=236627#p236627

Ced 214
Copyrights: Ronald Brecher
Ced214 10hr HaRGB Dec 2014_small.jpg
M1 - Crab Nebula
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez
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IC 4592, IC4601, Reflection complex in Scorpius
Copyrights: Robert Gendler
More sizes: http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/IC4592-WISE.html
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Geminids
Copyrights: Matipon Tangmatitham
Geminids_small.jpg
NGC 6914 surrounded by IC 1318
Copyrights: Jeff Johnson
Full size: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC6914_4Oct14.htm
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Post by Sandgirl » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:59 pm

THE MAGNETIC FIELD ALONG THE GALACTIC PLANE
Copyright ESA/Planck Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, CNRS – Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2014
Copyrights: John Chumack
1345_Geminid2014ChumackHRweb_small.jpg
Geminid Meteors over Ice Lake (v2)
Copyrights: Wang Letian
Geminid Meteors over Ice Lake by Wang Letian_small.jpg
North America and Pelican nebula
Copyrights: Andrea Pistocchini
Larger size: http://www.astrobin.com/134150/B/
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Sunbow
Copyrights: Rick Cramer
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Geminids and Iridescent Clouds
Copyrights: Cui Yongjiang
Geminids and Iridescent Clouds_small.jpg
The Winter Shower
Copyrights: Jia Hao
Geminids and Iridescent Clouds_small.jpg
Geminid fireball over Yunnan
Copyrights: Zhou Zhen
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NGC7635
Copyrights: Álvaro Ibáñez
Full size: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7520/158 ... 9d61_o.jpg
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Comet Lovejoy - Dec 16th
Copyrights: Damian Peach
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Post by shtutik » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:22 pm

NGC6723
Copyright: Yuri Zvezdny
SW ED80 + Canon 6D. Total exposure: 5,6 hours.
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Jose Luis Sánchez » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:58 pm

Copyright: Jose Luis Sánchez

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by ManoloRodriguez » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:50 pm

Colours and geologic patterns in Moon
Colours and geologic patterns in Moon - Manolo Rodriguez 2014 Full_resize.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by shtutik » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:33 pm

Choquequirao.
Milky Way over the ghost town of the Incas.
Copyright: Yuri Zvezdny
Canon 6D + 24-105L. Exposure: 60 sec. ISO 3200.

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by geckzilla » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:22 pm

Japan's Himawari-8 satellite is sending back wonderful images of Earth. Seeing them posted today with all individual bands made available, I decided to play with them, myself.

The two images show Earth in Himawari-8's visible light bands 3 (Red), 2 (Green), and 1 (Blue) and infrared bands 10 (Red), 9 (Green), and 8 (Blue) allowing us to view swirling currents of water vapor in contrast to visible white clouds.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency website (direct link); Processing by Judy Schmidt

http://www.geckzilla.com/astro/himawari8_swap.html

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Post by Jose Luis Sánchez » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:00 pm

The last night of autumn
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by nvc123 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:14 pm

Tadpoles of IC410, total exposure time, 6.8 hours, a LHaSIIRGB-RHaSII,G,B / "Lum" master picture
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by shaunnesy » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:38 pm

Finished the Rosette Nebula and cluster, a 30 hour total exposure with Ha ,o111 and S22 with RGB for stars https://www.flickr.com/photos/shaun_rey/15884697288/
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200mm lens in Auriga

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by MalcolmPark » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:09 am

Following Spaceweather forecasts, and with Twitter contacts keeping each other posted on conditions around the province, we were lucky enough to see the aurora tonight.
Fortunately it was active after sunset, and we had a nice show before clouds rolled in.
Even at 44 degrees south latitude the aurora managed to reach quite high into the sky.
A beautiful display on the first day of winter!
Thats me in the photo,
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Wah! » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:19 am

20141220 SHG Sun - Halpha, Hbeta, Hgamma, Hdelta, CaH

Different band pass of the solar disk, captured with my DIY spectroheliograph

http://www.hkastroforum.net/viewtopic.php?p=286920

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A Hybrid View Of The Heart & Soul

Post by terry.hancock » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:32 pm

Copyright: Terry Hancock

Also known as IC 1805 The Heart Nebula & IC1848 The Soul Nebula, this is a Hybrid process using both Color (RGB) and Narrowband (H-Alpha, SII and OIII) and a crop of my 4 panel Mosaic of this area. Captured from my backyard observatory in Fremont, Michigan USA, between August and October 2014 using QHY11/TAK E-180 and my earlier data collected in 2012 using QHY9/TMB92SS.
Total Integration time 56.5 Hours

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by varadinagypal » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:04 pm

Full Moon Libration
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Copyright: VÁRADI NAGY Pál

I took many pictures of the full moon to show the libration. While creating the animation I matched the disk sizes (ps: about disk sizes) and rotated each frame so that Tycho appeared at about 6 o'clock.
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Post by Sandgirl » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:02 pm

NOAO: Compact Galaxy Groups Reveal Details of Their Close Encounters
Image credits: Dane Kleiner
An article: http://www.noao.edu/news/2014/pr1408.php
HCG07-th.jpg
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=34248

NGC1499, The California Nebula
Copyrights: Ron Brecher
NGC1499 7hr20m HaRGB Dec 2014_small.jpg
Pretty duo in Cetus
Copyrights: Dieter Willasch
Full size: http://astro-cabinet.com/showimage.php? ... final.jpeg
M77-4_10m-RGB_final_HR_small.jpg
Horsehead in NB
Copyrights: Robert Fields
Group1-RGB NB SII_HA_OIII SUBMIT_.jpg
IC 405 - The Flaming Star: LRGB (top) and LRGB & S2HaO3 (bottom)
Copyrights: Francesco Antonucci
Full size: http://www.astrobin.com/122336/0/
ed4bc57cfe7b79cf40b70fe2e604507a.1824x0_q100_watermark_small.jpg
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Analemma Over Ancient Olympia[/b
Copyrights: Anthony Ayiomamitis
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Wheel in the Sky (keeps on turnin')
Copyrights: Adam Block
Full size: http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery/Galaxies/NGC1398
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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by Buzzer » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:14 pm

With such long exposures. How did you get him to stand still for all that time? LOL Merry Christmas

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Re: Submissions: 2014 December

Post by marion165 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:48 am

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on December 21 2014
https://flic.kr/p/pywp9H
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

ImageComet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) on December 21 2014 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) has just reached a height of about fifteen degrees above my southern horizon. From my observing site, the southern horizon is my most heavily light polluted area of the sky. I can barely discern a tail at this point; the next few weeks should prove to be interesting! The image was made of a stack of 38 twenty second exposures (Canon T2i, 100 mm f/2 lens @ f/3.2, ISO 800). Tracking was done with an iOptron Sky Tracker with stacking done in Nebulosity.