Submissions: 2020 December

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Wissam Ayoub
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:52 pm

Hi,

My submission:
WR 134 - V1769 Cyg

Image

I had only few hours within 2 nights to image WR 134, Dec 3 & 4, 2020.
In the first night I had a window of around 1 hour before the moon rises, on the 2nd night I had only around 2 hours, then managed some Ha with moon light.
Not only that, the target was very low, I started imaging at altitude 45 degrees, the last sub was taken at altitude 6 degrees!
HOO + RGB stars, zero crop.

Tech card:
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool.

Frames:
Chroma 3nm Ha: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1.
Chroma 3nm OIII: 22x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1.
Total integration: 5.3 hours.
Avg. Moon age: 18.13 days.
Avg. Moon phase: 87.56%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00.
Temperature: 20.00.
Pixel scale: 1.159 arcsec/pixel.
Locations: Abu Dhabi desert, United Arab Emirates.

https://flic.kr/p/2ke13HC

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by atomo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:21 pm

Hello folks here LMC
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: Lpro Optolong/LeXtreme
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight
Frames 36X600s exposure@ 100Gain(LeXtreme)
Frames 144X150s exposure@ 0Gain(Lpro)
Integration: 12 hrs

Davide Mancini

https://www.flickr.com/photos/189096298 ... ed-public/
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Mirab » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:23 pm

http://www.coelum.com/photo-coelum/phot ... imo-quarto
Hi everybody,
I have been thinking for a long time about this photographic project which is not easy finally in November thanks to the high pressure on Italy I was able to photograph the Moon.
This work is the result of a composition of a considerable number of data collected on two different days.
The images of the ashy light (sunlight reflected from the Earth towards the Moon) were taken on November 18, 2020, while the luminance and relative color data at the First Quarter were obtained four days later (22-11-2020).
For the ashy light, 53 images were added (EOS 550D), for the First Quarter, the luminance is a mosaic of 11 panels (ASI290MM + R filter), while the RGB data are the result of the sum of 77 images with Canon 550D.
Due to the lunar libration, obviously the two resulting images were not perfectly superimposable.
To solve the mystery I experimented with De-rotation technique of the powerful WinJUPOS software, a function created for the planets of the Solar System, but it can also be used with some precautions for this type of processing.

See you soon. Clear skies
Vincenzo Mirabella




Observer= Vincenzo Mirabella
Location= Ardea(RM) ITALY

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Object=First Quarter Moon (LUMINANCE)
Mosaic= 11 panels

Scope=Newton AM200 D:200 F:1200 f6 DIY self-made with optics GSO
Camera=ZWO ASI290MM
Filter=R Astronomik

Date=20201122
Mid(UT)=172829.619
Duration=90.011s
Date_format=yyyyMMdd
Time_format=HHmmss
Frames captured=1198
File type=SER
Bit depth=8bit
ROI=1936x1096
FPS (avg.)=13
Shutter=3.960ms
Gain=80 (13%)
Gamma=36
Histogramm=83%
Limit=90 Seconds
Sensor temperature=23.2°C

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Object=First Quarter Moon (RGB color)
Stack=77 shots

Scope= Newton "AM200" D:200 F:1200 f6 DIY self-made with optics GSO
Camera=Canon EOS 550D 18Mp
Focal Length: 1200mm
Date_format=yyyyMMdd
Date=20201122
Time_format=HHmm
Mid(UT)=1745
Exposure=1/320 sec.
ISO=100
File type=CR2
ROI=5184x3456
Color space=sRGB

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Object= 3 Days Moon (Earthshine)
Stack=53 shots

Scope= Newton AM200 D:200 F:1200 f6 DIY self-made with optics GSO
Camera=Canon EOS 550D 18Mp
Focal Length: 1200mm
Date_format=yyyyMMdd
Date=20201118
Time_format=HHmm
Mid(UT)=1750
Exposure=0.6 sec.
ISO=800
File type=CR2
ROI=5184x3456
Color space=sRGB

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by PierandreaFolle » Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:01 pm

Crescent Moon 27,7% HDR

Nikon D850 + Tamron Italia SP 150-600 G2 + TCx1.4 + Gitzo GT3532s + IOptron SkyGuider Pro

Copyright Pierandrea Folle

Crescent Moon 27,7% HDR by Pierandrea Folle, su Flickr
Moon@25%_apod.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by dheera » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:51 am

My submission:

Pleiades rising over Half Dome at Yosemite National Park.
Taken with a 180/2.8 lens, full frame camera, and star tracker.

Social media: https://instagram.com/dheeranet/

ImagePleiades (M45) rising over Half Dome by Dheera Venkatraman, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by thomasroell » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:52 pm

I would like to submit the following image for review for APOD.

The target in this image is the Tulip nebula, Sharpless 101 in the constellation of Cygnus.

The data was shot on the night of September 18th, from my home in the Northern part of The Netherlands, Bortle class 5 skies.

Optics: TS-Optics 115mm Triplet APO
Camera: Astro modified Canon 750D
Subs: 42 x 600 seconds ISO 3200

Thank you for your time,

Kind regards,

Thomas Röell

Instagram: https://instagram.com/pilot_astro

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Robin_Onderka » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:01 pm

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex | Deep Sky Astrophotography (tracked, stacked)

http://www.instagram.com/robin_onderka

This beautiful complex full of nebulae is located in the constellation Scorpio. In our country, it climbs quite low above the horizon, so it is more difficult to photograph it. It is part of the summer constellations (summer Milky Way) and is located near its center. It is one of the most photogenic areas ever, and if Orion is the jewel of the winter sky, Rho Ophiuchi dominates the summer one :-)

A remake of the original data from this summer, processed in APP and Photoshop, photographed from Beskid Mountains, Czech Republic (Bortle 4)

Canon 6D astro-mod, Samyang 135 mm f / 2
22 x 60 "f / 2.5 ISO 1600 + 10 darks and calibration
Skywatcher Star Adventurer

ImageRho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by StefanMuckenhuber » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:39 am

M 81/82

This is a collaboration between Thomas Engl and myself.

We collected the data for this project in 2015 and 2016.

I also made some RGB pictures, but was not able to "fill" the deep luminance with it while keeping a natural touch to the picture.

Now, a few years and projects later, I gave it another try.

Thomas Engl:
184*333 sec

Stefan Muckenhuber:
L: 219*300 sec
RGB: 6*1200 sec and 21*300 sec each

Total exposure time: 46,5 h

Telescopes used:
Skywatcher Esprit 100
TS triplet apo 102 mm f/7 with 0,79 Photoline reducer
6" f/3 Boren Simon

Processing in Pixinsight by Stefan Muckenhuber
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by barretosmed » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:30 am

MARE HUMORUM


Best details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/41pk07/0/?nc=user

Equipment
MEADE LX200 10 "UHTC
ZWO Optical ASI 462MC
Filter: Planetary Baader L 1.25 "
Accessory: TeleVue Powermate 2.0x
Mount: Ioptron Cem60
Polar alignment: Sharcap
Capture: SharpCap V3.0
Processing: Photoshop CS6 ,, AutoStakkert AutoStackert !, Registax 6.

10/28/2020
São Paulo-SP-Brazil

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Carballada » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:05 pm

Sh2-158 and Sh2-161b

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Sh2-158 and Sh2-161b by Jose Carballada, on Flickr

It's all about the NGC 7538 region in the constellation Cepheus and follow these nice objects from the Sharpless catalog.
This region of active star formation is located about 9,100 light-years from Earth.

The picture is a result of more than 78 hours of integration time in narrow band and rgb channels.

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Solar Analemma

Post by Chadi Saati » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:10 pm

This is my solar analemma
91 photos taken from 14 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2019
All at 4:09 PM (5:09 PM during daylight savings)
Location: Metn, Lebanon (+33°N)

Canon EOS 600D 18mm, 1/4000 s, ISO 100, f5.6 winter / f6.3 summer
Blend and edit in Photoshop
Color enhancements in Lightroom

No copyrights to any of the photos, free for use anywhere just let me know about it - chadisaati@hotmail.com
1.jpg
And a clean edit:
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by wadeprunty » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:12 pm

Image

Target: Messier 42, The Orion Nebula
Imaging Date: February 16, 2020
Location: DFW, TX

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https://www.astrobin.com/0y9vat/?nc=use ... t/?nc=user

Acquisition Equipment Used:
Celestron EdgeHD 925 OTA
Celestron CGX Mount
Celestron 0.7x Reducer
Nikon D750 DSLR
BackyardNIKON Imaging Software
ZWO ASI120MM-S Guide Camera
PHD2 Guiding Software
Bahtinov Mask for manual focus

Images Taken:
36 x 300 second light frames
20 x 300 second dark frames
20 flat frames

Processing Software Used:
DeepSkyStacker for stacking all frames
PixInsight for stretching and processing
Topaz Studio 2 for processing

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by barretosmed » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:21 pm

J HERSCHEL CRATER

Crater worn by impacts, such as irregular walls and uneven floor, large and old.
Located in the northwest of the Moon, close to its limbo.

Best details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/24i26g/0/?nc=user

Equipment
MEADE LX200 10 "UHTC
ZWO Optical ASI 462MC
Filter: Planetary Baader L 1.25 "
Accessory: TeleVue Powermate 2.0x
Mount: Ioptron Cem60
Polar alignment: Sharcap
Capture: SharpCap V3.0
Processing: Photoshop CS6 ,, AutoStakkert AutoStackert !, Registax 6.

10/28/2020
São Paulo-SP-Brazil

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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Wissam Ayoub
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:27 pm

Hi,

My submission:
M1, Messier 1, The Crab Nebula.

Image

Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Filters: Chroma 3nm OIII · Chroma 3nm SII · Chroma 3nm Ha.
Image location: Abu Dhabi desert, UAE.
Imaging date: Dec 7, 2020.

https://flic.kr/p/2kfH7mh

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by ZoliroAstro » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:39 pm

IC 405 - The Flaming Star Nebula in Ha grayscale
I was planning on doing an HOO version of this, but my OIII data was not good. I am pretty pleased with the grayscale version using my Ha data. My only complaint is that my tracking was off for some reason, giving me oblong stars. Oh well.
Flaming Star Ha APOD Submission.jpg
Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech AT115EDT
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Guiding camera: ZWO ASI224MC
Focal reducer: AstroTech 0.8X Reducer/Field Flattener
Software: Pixinsight, Photoshop
Filters: Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm
Accessory: ZWO ASIair Pro, ZWO EFW Mini

Dates:Oct. 30, 2020
Frames:Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm: 62x180" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 3.1 hours
Darks: ~30
Flats: ~30
Flat darks: ~30
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by SpookyAstro » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:56 pm

ImageEmerald Comet Visits Colorful Auriga by Transient Astronomer, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Terry Hancock, Tom Masterson, Grand Mesa Observatory

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by junluo168 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:31 pm

This Rosette Nebula photo was shot between 11/23/20 ~12/08/20 (Moon phase 60% to 100% to 48%) from my driveway north of Tampa, FL under Bortle 5 sky.

Here are some technical details:

Mount: Rainbow Astro RST-135
Camera: Starlight Xpress SX-694 mono
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-85EDX (450mm)
Mount control and image acquisition: The SkyX

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm, OIII 3nm and SII 3nm
Ha: 25X600 seconds
OIII: 12X600 seconds
SII: 16X600 seconds
Focusing: Refocused every hour using Focus Max V4. NiteCrawler WR30.

Processed in PixInsight, Used Starnet++ to create starless nebula for editing in Photoshop 2021 and then put stars extracted earlier back onto processed nebula.

ImageSHO-Rose-Web by Jun Luo, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by TJ_Proton » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:55 pm

Closeup Rosette Nebula in HOO
https://www.astrobin.com/hyzqve/C/
Copyright: John Kanouse (TJ1969)

Acquired over several nights from 11/30/2020 through 12/8/2020
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech 80EDT with 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MM Pro Cooled
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 Guiderscope
Guiding cameras: ZWO Optical ASI120MM MINI
Filters: Antlia OIII 3.5nm 1.25" · Antlia Ha 3.5nm 1.25"
Frames: 101x600"
Integration: 16.8 hours

Stacked and Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.

Edit: Just wanted to add that this was taken from my driveway, about 45 miles north of Dallas, TX
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by IO_12 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:46 pm

Comet C/2020M3 (ATLAS) on 9.12.2020 between IC 405 and IC 410
Copyright: Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov Irida Observatory More info and hi-res images on website

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Ann » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:45 am

SpookyAstro wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:56 pm
ImageEmerald Comet Visits Colorful Auriga by Transient Astronomer, on Flickr

Image Credit and Copyright Terry Hancock, Tom Masterson, Grand Mesa Observatory
I love this image. I love the fact that it looks like (mostly) RGB+Hα true color. Actually, this is what the authors of this photo wrote on their web page:
Transient Astronomer wrote:

This image was captured using QHYCCD’s latest offering the QHY410C Back Illuminated Full Frame one shot color CMOS camera that we have the honor of testing.
I love seeing the green comet in this beautiful colorful setting. And I absolutely love that fact that the remarkable star IQ Aurigae, the bluest of all stars classified as an A-type star, really does look subtly bluer than anything else in this picture. IQ Aur is the bluest star near center of the image.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:39 am

Dust close Alpha Tauri :



ImageDust close Alpha Tauri - Ngc 1555 and more - by gc.iaffaldano, su Flickr


Image from the remote observatory of Dean Salman and Randy Davidson in Colorado - copyright Iaffaldano GC.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by JeffSullivan » Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:44 pm

ImageDecember 12 Geminid by Jeff Sullivan, on Flickr

A meteor, the constellation Orion, and airglow over a remote campsite near Death Valley National Park and Rhyolite, Nevada, early in the morning of December 12, two mornings before peak of the Geminid meteor shower.

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 lens

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Ronan Hunt » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:48 pm

ImageThe Large Magellanic Cloud by Ronan Hunt, on Flickr

My Version of the Large Magellanic Cloud in SHO palette. Shot using the Telescope Live Remote Observatory. 20 minutes on each channel using the CHI-5 rig.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Ancient Fog » Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:14 am

Here is my work. A wide FOV of Flaming Star Nebula (IC405) and the Tadpole Nebula (IC410) and Star Clusters M38 and NGC 1907.
This is a total of 42 hours worth of exposure.
QHY600 lite
Borg 107 fl 3.9
MyT
Chroma

A wide FOV of Flaming Star Nebula (IC405) and the Tadpole Nebula (IC410) and Star Clusters M38 and NGC 1907.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:51 am

NGC 1398 galaxy
Image full version here : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/hJX9j9X ... czOqwr.jpg

The galaxy NGC1398 is located 65 million light years away, in the constellation of Fornax. It's diameter is about 135,000 light years, slightly larger than our Milky Way. The nucleus of this galaxy is surrounded by a ring ; and the whole galaxy is also surrounded by an outer ring.
Image made using the 1m telescope at Chilescope in LRGB-Ha.

Setup : RC 1m - Alt-Az mount - FLI ProLine16803 - Astrodon filters - Chilescope remote facility
LRGB + Ha
Total integration : 11h20

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux - https://millenniumphoton.com/