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Submissions: 2020 July

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Post by Rob_B » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:53 pm

Zodiacal light and the Milky Way are both seen from the top of the "Kojsovska hola" mountain (1246 m), Slovakia
March 15, 2020

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X on the night sky by Robert Barsa

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Zodiacal light by Robert Barsa

Canon 6Da, Samyag 24mm @f/2.8, ISO 6400, exp. 13 sec, 44 tiles of full sphere panorama

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A butterfly in the Milky Way

Post by strongmanmike » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:01 am

This wonderful vista in Scorpius, captures the beautiful open star cluster M6, also known as The Butterfly Cluster, fluttering across the back drop of the distant golden star clouds of our Milky Way galaxy, leaving a turbulent dust trail behind her.

Bigger version here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strongman ... ateposted/
Full Frame version here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strongman ... ateposted/
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Copyright: Michael Sidonio
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Post by KuriousGeorge » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:28 am

Iris Nebula. KG Observatory, Julian CA.

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Post by benjamin.csizi » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:50 am

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula IC1396A in Cepheus (Hubble color palette), imaged this June from Augsburg, Germany with a Skywatcher Esprit 100ED refractor and an ASI1600MM Pro camera.

Total exposure time: 21.8h

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Post by jaspalchadha » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:38 pm

Mono Bubble Nebula - Floating bubble on hydrogen clouds.
Imaged from London UK - Jaspal Chadha

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Post by Darekorlicz » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:40 pm

aurora caught on plane to Iceland
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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by barretosmed » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:22 pm

GABRIELA MISTRAL NEBULA - The nebula shaped like a human face in profile

This nebula is a nursery of stars that presents the shape of a 'human face' in profile.
The nebula's technical name is NGC 3324, but she is also known as Gabriela Mistral, the name of the Chilean poet chosen as the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945, due to the profile face, formed by the gases and dust in the place.

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/pc44cu/B/?nc=user]

Equipment:
Apo ESPRIT 150mm
Qhy 16200a
45x 300 "Halpha, SII and OIII
Mount: Cem60-EC
April 8 to 11, 2020
Jales - SP - Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: barretosmed@hotmal.com
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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by vanamonde81 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:26 pm

Solstice Comparison
Copyright: György Soponyai

The first picture was taken atop Storsteinen mountain near Tromsø, Norway in June, 2019. The city lies 350 kilometres North of the Northern Polar Circle so the Sun does not set there between 20th May and 22nd July. Standing at a mountaintop 24 hours for observing and capturing the Midnight Sun was not easy and comfortable but I guess it was worth it.. The foreground photo was taken at local midnight (00:45).

I took the second picture last Wednesday near Mogyoród, Hungary three days after Summer solstice. This 16-hour-long photo session was neither an easy run due to the ~30 °C temperature, the lack of shadows and the trailing clouds that prevented me keeping the constant 20-minute-pace of photographing the Solar "dots". I took the foreground photo at local noon (12:44).

Besides presenting the "Longest Days from Different Regions of Earth" as pure astronomical phenomena, placing these photos next to each other we can compare the difference of illumination and colors depending on the height of the Sun (shines from the horizon or atop our head). And it also matters whether we are standing on the top of a snow-patchy mountaintop or in the middle of a bushy meadow.

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2019.06.13-14. Tromsø, Norway
2020.06.24. Mogyoród, Hungary

Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Sigma EF 8/4.0 (+ ND 1000 filter)

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by G.Altavilla » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:37 pm

3-D view of M45
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Wear your your red/cyan glasses and hover in front of the Pleiades star cluster, about 444 light years away!
This 3-D image (anaglyph) as been created using the Gaia Data Release 2 data (coordinates, G magnitudes and parallaxes).
Gaia faintest stars are not shown for clarity.

Credit: G. Altavilla (INAF, SSDC-ASI),
Data: ESA, Gaia, DPAC

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by rima2000 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:28 pm

The Iris Nebula NGC 7023

The Iris Nebula (also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4) is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The designation NGC 7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN 487.

The nebula, which shines at magnitude +6.8, is illuminated by a magnitude +7.4 star designated SAO 19158. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alphirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.

Yangshik Kong (https://www.astrobin.com/users/kongyangshik/)

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by Ann » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:58 pm

rima2000 wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:28 pm
The Iris Nebula NGC 7023

The Iris Nebula (also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4) is a bright reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. The designation NGC 7023 refers to the open cluster within the larger reflection nebula designated LBN 487.

The nebula, which shines at magnitude +6.8, is illuminated by a magnitude +7.4 star designated SAO 19158. It is located near the Mira-type variable star T Cephei, and near the bright magnitude +3.23 variable star Beta Cephei (Alphirk). It lies 1,300 light-years away and is six light-years across.

Yangshik Kong (https://www.astrobin.com/users/kongyangshik/)

That's a fine first post and a beautiful picture of the Iris Nebula, Yangshik Kong! Welcome to Starship ASterisk*!

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Gabriela Mistral before and after Covid-19

Post by aldomottino » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:02 pm

Images in Ha+OIII+RGB
Copyright: Aldo Mottino
Couple of questions arise:
Which star cluster is on the mask? I believe is the one of Gabriela's preference!
Is the cluster in the same orientation as the nebula?
Thanks for looking,
Aldo
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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by astrodoc » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:18 pm

ImageIC 1396 by Dave &amp; telescope, on Flickr

Central region of IC1396 and IC1396A
SHO Hubble palette
Location: Mayhill NM
Capture info: Officina Stellare RiDK400mm, SBIG STX 16803, Paramount MEII
Data: 8, 10, 10 hours of Ha, SII, OIII respectively

Thanks for looking!
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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by vanamonde81 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:00 am

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
Copyright: György Soponyai

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2020.07.05. Mogyoród, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 200/2.8 L
1/3 sec, f/2.8 ISO 640

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Re: Gabriela Mistral before and after Covid-19

Post by Ann » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:21 am

aldomottino wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Images in Ha+OIII+RGB
Copyright: Aldo Mottino
Couple of questions arise:
Which star cluster is on the mask? I believe is the one of Gabriela's preference!
Is the cluster in the same orientation as the nebula?
Thanks for looking,
Aldo
Gabriela Mistral Nebula with face mask and cluster NGC 3293.png
























The cluster on Gabriela's face mask is NGC 3293. It's quite nearby from Gabriela's point of view, but it's not right up on her face!

Gabriela does not seem to be looking straight at NGC 3293. Look at this photo by Gramho Astrobin: https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.co ... e=5F0C48D1

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Post by Robin_Onderka » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:51 pm

Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise at 03:09:37 CEST

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Story: This comet is relatively new. However, its clarity and observational conditions open up space for a wonderful spectacle not only in the evening, but also at dawn, as it was today.

Yesterday's trip to this comet did not come out due to bad weather and the low altitude from which I took pictures, so I had to plan better and I went to the mountain Ondřejník, from which I could take photos from an altitude of 690 m above sea level. Succeeded! For this comet (and the clear NLC that are appearing now), I haven't slept well in 3 days. Even so, I'm very happy to be able to take a picture of her. She is gorgeous.

Location: Ondřejník, Czech Republic (690 m MSL) 49.581474, 18.320027

Gear: Canon EOS 6D Mark II + Samyang 135/2

EXIF: 50 x 1" f/4 ISO 800 | stacked

ImageC/2020 F3 NEOWISE by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

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Re: Gabriela Mistral before and after Covid-19

Post by aldomottino » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:57 pm

Ann wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:21 am
aldomottino wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:02 pm
Images in Ha+OIII+RGB
Copyright: Aldo Mottino
Couple of questions arise:
Which star cluster is on the mask? I believe is the one of Gabriela's preference!
Is the cluster in the same orientation as the nebula?
Thanks for looking,
Aldo
Gabriela Mistral Nebula with face mask and cluster NGC 3293.png
























The cluster on Gabriela's face mask is NGC 3293. It's quite nearby from Gabriela's point of view, but it's not right up on her face!

Gabriela does not seem to be looking straight at NGC 3293. Look at this photo by Gramho Astrobin: https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.co ... e=5F0C48D1

Ann
Thanks for your reply Ann!
And yes, it is true that the Gem cluster is not straight ahead of Gabriela, but it is on top, in forehead direction, so from my perspective it is indeed in her thoughts! Sorry about my crazy imagination!
Best,
Aldo

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by Llama » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:56 pm

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NGC 3576 - Statue of Liberty Nebula by Nicolas Rolland, sur Flickr

Hi :ssmile:
NGC3576 with RGB stars.

RA: 11h 11m 31.7s
DEC: -61° 21’ 47“
Location: Carina
Distance: 6,000 ly
Magnitude: 10

Copyrights:
Data acquisition: Martin Pugh
Processing: Nicolas Rolland

Captured between January & February 2020
Fiel Of view: 41.7 x 27.7 arcmin
Total acquisition time of 36.6 hours.

Location: El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Chile
Dates of Capture January 2020 & February 2020
Ha 20 x 1800 sec
SII 20 x 1800 sec
OIII 20 x 1800 sec

RGB stars:
R 8 x 1200 sec
G 8 x 1200sec
B 8 x 1200sec
Optics: Planewave 17“ CDK @ F6.8
Mount: Paramount ME
CCD: SBIG STXL-11002 (AOX)
Pre Processing: CCDstack & Pixinsight
Post Processing: Photoshop CC

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by Bobinius » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:44 pm

The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944

Copyright : Bogdan Borz

Shot remotely with the T3 500mm ASA Newtonian from Chilescope
Camera : Fli Proline 16803
Filters: Astrodon 3 nm Ha, S2, O3
Total exposure: 2.7 H
17, 18 May; 16 June
Location : Rio Hurtado, Coquimbo, Chili
Processing: Pixinsight, Photoshop

Full version: https://www.astrobin.com/full/5mm1d7/B/
Running Chicken Nebula SHO V2.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by andreigusan » Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:06 pm

Image

North American Nebula & Pelican Nebula in SHO
RedCat 51 + ASI1600MM Pro


"The American Pelican"

On the left, bright emission outlined by dark, obscuring dust lanes seems to trace a continental shape, lending the popular name North America Nebula to the emission region cataloged as NGC 7000. To the right, just off the North America Nebula's east coast, is IC 5070, whose profile suggests the Pelican Nebula. The two bright nebulae are about 1,500 light-years away, part of the same large and complex star forming region. At that distance, the 6 degree wide field of view would span 150 light-years.

This cosmic portrait uses narrow band images to highlight the bright ionization fronts in false color, also known as Hubble Palette, same technique used by the famous Hubble Space Telescope. After more than 11 hours of exposures using a monochrome camera with Hydrogen Alfa (red), Sulphur (green) and Oxygen (blue) filters ended up with three black and white pictures, one for each filter, representing the gas in the nebula. The first picking up light in the frequency of Sulphur ions (assigned to the color red), the second Hydrogen (green), the third Oxygen ions (blue). Switching the red channel (Hydrogen) with green (Sulphur) reveal details that the human eye cannot easily see, if at all.

Gear and technical details:
Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro
Telescope: William Optics RedCat51
Mount: Sirius EQG (HEQ5)
Astronomik all 6nm filters: Ha, S2, O3.
Data acquisition during several nights in June and July 2020.
Ha: 51x180" (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1
O3: 60x240" (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1
S2: 71x240" (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1
Total integration time: 11.3 hours

More technical details here: https://www.astrobin.com/q9feue/
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Post by Robin_Onderka » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:18 pm

NLC show in Czech Republic
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Tonight was the best show in central Europe so far! I have never seen such bright and beautifully structured NLCs in my entire life. Luckily, I was able to capture them as a landscape as well as 135 mm panorama, including all the waves and structure that NLC has :ssmile:

ImageNLC in Czech Republic by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

Location: Bezruč Lake, Czech Republic
Date: 5th July, 22:36:20 CEST
Date: 5th July, 22:18:11 CEST
Gear: Canon EOS 6D Mark II + Sigma 35/1.4 art
EXIF: 8 panel (2 rows) panorama with -1/+1 HDR ED
1/2/4 sec | ISO 400 | f/5.6

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ImageNLC in Czech Republic #2 by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

Location: Bezruč Lake, Czech Republic
Date: 5th July, 22:36:20 CEST
Gear: Canon EOS 6D Mark II + Samyang 135/2
EXIF: 18 panel (2 rows)
4 sec | ISO 400 | f/4

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by cappellettiariel » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:04 am

Hi Everyone, good night, I would like to submit this image of IC 4628 - Prawn Nebula in Hubble Palette (SHO)

10.9 h of total integration, from Córdoba, Argentina

Main equipment: ZWO ASI 1600 mm-pro + SW Explorer 250pds + SW Coma Corrector 0.9x + EQ6-R-Pro + ZWO EAF + ZWO 7x2" EFW

Guide equipment: Starguider 60/240 mm F4, ZWO ASI 120mm mini

*Gain 139, -25 º C, Ha 7nm 2" Optolong, 120x180"
*Gain 139, -25 º C, Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 70x180"
*Gain 139, -25 º C, Sii-CCD 6.5 nm 2" Optolong, 28x180"

100 Darks
100 Flats / filter

Polar Align: SharpCap 3.2
Acquisition: SGP 3.1
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8.8, PS

Hope you enjoy it, clear skies!

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IC 4628 - Prawn Nebula (SHO)
by Ariel Cappelletti, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 July

Post by Sebastian Voltmer » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:04 am

July 6, 2020: Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)
between Noctilucent Clouds over Spicheren, France
2020-07-06_CometNeowise.jpg
Image credit: Dr. Sebastian Voltmer / www.astrofilm.com
Insta: www.instagram.com/sebastianvoltmer

Clear skies,
Sebastian
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