Submissions: 2020 December

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by AstroEdy » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:20 am

StefanMuckenhuber wrote:
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

Dear Stefan and Thomas

I think that it is a good second trial and a successful colaboration.

The picture has been dig a lot of tidal streams between this three Ursa Major galaxies.

Congratulation and best wishes
AstroEdy

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NGC 1909

Post by alcarreño » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:23 am

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde, Domingo Pestana y Nicolas Romo
Imagebruja by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Llama » Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:32 am

NGC 55 - The "Whale"

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NGC 55 the "Whale Galaxy" by Nicolas Rolland, sur Flickr

Full version on Astrobin

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Data acquisition: Telescope Live
Processing: Nicolas ROLLAND

Total acquisition time of 1.1 hour.
Optics: Planewave 24“ CDK @ F5.6
CCD: FLI PL 9000
Pre Processing: CCDstack & Pixinsight
Post Processing: Photoshop CC

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Iaffaldano Giuseppe Carmine » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:32 pm

IC 2177 and Thor's helmet nebula in Canis Major:

ImageIC 2177 and Ngc 2359 Lhrgb with Spacecat and Sbig 16200 L =3h H=4h rgb=2 for channel by gc.iaffaldano, su Flickr

image from remote observatory of Dean Salman and Randy Davidson - copyright Iaffaldano GC.

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by StageFright » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:50 pm

This is my first APOD submission, please be gentle.

Imaging Telescope: Explore Scientific ED102
Imaging Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2 w/PMC8
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI1600mm w/ Electronic Filter wheel
Filters: 36mm ZWO 7nm Ha, OIII, and SII.

Sub: 41x600’s – Ha, 34x600’s - OIII, 36x600’s - SII

Images were stacked and calibrated in Astro Pixel Processor then aligned, leveled, stretched, recalibrated and star reduction in Photoshop. Topaz Denoise AI was used for final noise reduction.


ImageHeart Nebula - IC 1805 by Joseph Nickerson, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Kinch » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:02 pm

Description by Sakib Rasool: (copied from internet)......
This nebula was first discovered by the astronomer Stewart Sharpless in 1959 who included it in his catalogue of HII regions under the name of Sh2-200. His catalogue was compiled after analysing photographic plates taken at the Palomar Observatory. The misidentification of HDW 2 (or Sh2-200) arose from the criteria of assembling the catalogue, which compared the separate red and blue photographic plates of the same region. If a nebula was more prominently visible on the red plate, it was deduced that it was more likely to be an ionized nebula. The other criteria was the presence of bright stars in the vicinity, which might be the source of ionization.
In 1983, Sh2-200 was included in the HDW catalogue of possible planetary nebulae by the astronomers Herbert Hartl, Johann Dengel and Ronald Weinberger. However it wasn't confirmed to be a true genuine planetary nebula until 2017 when spectra was taken as part of professional observations. In 1987, further narrowband observations by Herbert Hartl and Ronald Weinberger detected a large faint outer halo extending further than the central shell.
My Final SH2-200 b(1200x750).jpg
Capture details @: https://www.kinchastro.com/sh2-200.html
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:08 pm

Hi,

My submission:
Pacman Nebula NGC 281
Image

Tech Card:
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Frames:
Chroma 3nm Ha: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm OIII: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm SII: 10x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Total integration: 5.0 hours.
Pixel scale: 0.706 arcsec/pixel.
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00.
Temperature: 18.00.
Imaging dates: Dec. 12, 2020, Dec. 13, 2020.
Imaging location: Abu Dhabi desert, United Arab Emirates.

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

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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M42

Post by IanP » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:21 pm

M42 from 2015 + some extra frames from 2020 (Nikon D810A)
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by michelmakhlouta » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:54 pm

Hi,
I would like to submit my NGC 2264 image: https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/34cUFXW ... czOqwr.jpg

NGC 2264 identifies two astronomical objects as a single object: the Cone Nebula, and the Christmas Tree Cluster. Two other objects are within this designation but not officially included, the Snowflake Cluster, and the Fox Fur Nebula.

All of the objects are located in the Monoceros constellation and are located about 800 parsecs or 2,600 light-years from Earth. (Source: Wikipedia)

Equipment details:
Mount: Avalon Instruments Linear Fast Reverse
OTA: TS Optics Photoline 80mm apochromatic refractor (reduced to 380mm focal length)
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro + Astronomik 6nm filters
Autoguiding: ZWO ASI290MM + ZWO OAG
Software: PHD2 for guiding, SGPro for imaging and PixInsight for processing
Integration: 62/96/104 Ha/O3/S2 5 minutes exposures. 17 hours total


Clear Skies,
Michel Makhlouta
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by felopaul » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:54 pm

NGC 6727

LRHaGB : full size : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo126f.jpg

10 Hrs total frames
done with TEC160, Moravian G4-16000 on Paramount MX+ near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

http://www.cielaustral.com
Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:40 pm

Hi,

My submissions:
NGC 2264 - Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree in Ha, starless.
In un-cropped full frame and cropped versions.

Image

Image

Tech Card:
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Frames: Chroma 3nm Ha: 20x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Total integration: 3.3 hours.
Imaging date: Dec. 10, 2020.
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00.
Temperature: 18 °C.
Resolution: 8288x5644.
Imaging location: Abu Dhabi desert, United Arab Emirates.

https://flic.kr/p/2khgRZE
https://flic.kr/p/2khgRt4

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by ajpsleiman » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:37 pm

My name is Anthony Sleiman. This is my submission for APOD

Christmas Eve is almost here! and Santa is getting ready to go out! in these photos we can observe parts of the Milky Way, Jupiter, and the glowing light of the moon set!

These single exposures were taken in November 2020 in the Everglades National Park, with a sony a7r3 f4 15 seconds ISO 3200. Everything was caught on camera!

Thank you,
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by DeGidio » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:27 pm

Dolphin_Head_Nebula_watermarked_sm.jpg
The Dolphin Head Nebula (Sharpless 308) is a composed of primarily ionized hydrogen that was been whipped into the miraculous shape of a dolphin head peaking out of the vast sea of space. This is truly a magnificent target and one of the most visually pleasing nebulae in the heavens. This image was processed in HOO due to the prevalence of OIII data and limited Ha data within its region. The nebula surrounds the Wolf-Rayet star in Canis Major and is less than ten degrees south of the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.
It is a difficult target to capture in North America due to it either remaining below or barely getting above 30 degrees, depending on your latitude. This image is a culmination of over 22 hours on integration time, captured in OII and Ha. This has been a lengthy time intensive target since I would only start acquisition when the target was above 30 degrees, and it only stayed above 30 degrees for a few hours a night. Also, all the data was collected with no moonlight with sky measuring 23.07 SQM per the observatory sky meter.
The image was captured in my private observatory in Uvalde Texas where we have beautifully dark skies. The Data was collected during the months of November and December 2020.
Equipment:
TEC 140FL telescope
Astro-Physics GTO1600e Mount
OAG w/Lodestar X2 guide camera
ZWO ASI1600mm pro image camera
Chroma OIII & Ha filters
Image Technical Data:
59 x 900sec OIII filter (bin 1x1 -10C)
30 x 900sec Ha filter (bin 1x1 -10C)
55 Darks
50 Flats
50 Dark-Flats

Thank you...

Todd DeGidio
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by rohhn » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:07 pm

Image

On the night of Geminids meteor shower peak an unknown object which appears to be a rocket entered the frame of my timelapse. This image is a composite of multiple frames that show the movement of the unidentified object from right to left along with a few Geminids meteors that fell into the FOV of the camera.

I suspect it's a rocket, however I am not sure which one it is. This image was shot from B.R. Hills in Karnataka, India at about 2AM on 14 December, 2020 facing in the South/South West direction. If anyone has any insight with regards to what that object is so let me know. :D

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by gabramson » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:13 pm

Dear All,

I am sharing an HDR composition of the total solar eclipse of 14th december, as observed from the shores of Limay river, in Patagonia. A Coronal Mass Ejection occurred around 14:45 (near our first contact) and was visible during totality as a dark bubble plowing through the corona. The red image shows SOHO's LASCO C2 image at the nearest time, rotated to approximately the same angle. Note how only natural eclipse observations allow to observ the lower parts of these phenomena.

Fantastic eclipse, very different from last year's, with a furious silver corona compared to the nacred one of 2019, a more symmetric corona, and prominences all around.

Cheers,

Guillermo Abramson
tot 1 HDR LS en.jpg
tot 1 HDR LS anotada en.jpg
20201214_1612_c2_512 rot.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Alexius8989 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:15 pm

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california-nebula-v2-alessio-vaccaro-low-apod.jpg
TITLE
California Nebula

DESCRIPTION
It extends in our skies for a length of more than five times the Moon and in these nights it "flies" silently over our heads: it is the California Nebula.
Although it is completely invisible to our eyes, the nebula begins to lower its veils with a simple camera, a telescope and a bit of patience.
With a handful of minutes of exposure, in fact, the California turns on: the beautiful red-magenta that characterizes the emission nebulae comes out quickly filling the image and our eyes.
Around her an endless field of stars that in a space of thousands of light years shines with shades ranging from sapphire blue to ruby red.
A bomb of pure energy 1000 light years away.

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Location: Piano Battaglia, Petralia, Sicilia
Camera: Canon EOS 60D non modificata
Camera Settings: ISO800, no filtri
Optics: TS APO 80/480, f6
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 guidata
12x360'' Light, 60x360'' Dark, Flat

Yes, I consent to the treatment of my image on your distribution channels.

Higher res: https://www.alessiovaccarophoto.com/img ... ro-Low.jpg
Author: Alessio Vaccaro
Website: www.alessiovaccaro.com
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:56 am

The scale of things.
An airplane, 40 km away.
The Moon, 9375 times farther away than that at 375,000 km.
Jupiter, 22 million times farther at 88 x 107 km.
Saturn, 40 million times farther at 16 x 108 km.
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Vincent Bchm » Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:59 am

Here's a composition of the total solar eclipse which crossed South America last monday. It shows the phenomes called "baily's beads". The clouds prevent me to make it symetrical, but thanksfully let me contemplate the whole event!

https://www.astrobin.com/5e4l8r
https://flic.kr/p/2khFvQU
https://www.instagram.com/vincent.bchm

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by ZoliroAstro » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:55 am

M33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
Imaging telescope: Celestron C9.25
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI533MC Pro
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Guiding camera: ZWO ASI224MC
Software: PixInsight, Photoshop
Accessory: ZWO ASIair Pro · Starizona Hyperstar 3

Dates:Oct. 21, 2020
Frames: 104x120" (gain: 70.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration: 3.5 hours
Darks: ~30
Flats: ~30
Flat darks: ~30
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00
M33 FB Sig.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Wissam Ayoub » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:01 pm

Hi,

My submission:
IC 1795 - The Fishhead Nebula

Image

Tech card:
Imaging telescope: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool.
Mount: iOptron CEM60.
Astronomik Ha 1,25" 12 nm: 20x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 1.25" 12nm: 20x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 1.25" 12 nm: 20x180" (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 1x1
Integration: 3.0 hours.
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00.
Pixel scale: 1.170 arcsec/pixel.
Imaging date: Oct. 24, 2019.
Imaging location: Abu Dhabi desert, United Arab Emirates.

A 10 hours re-process of my data of 24 Oct. 2019.

https://flic.kr/p/2khQP1n

Copyright: Wissam Ayoub.

Thank you,

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Raphdubuc » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:12 pm

M81 AND M82 With IFN
Canon 6D Modded
Skywatcher équinox 500mm
2 hours and 15 minutes exposition 1600 ISO
Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Québec
Copyright: Raphaël Dubuc

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Raphdubuc » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:38 pm

Heart Nebula
2020 is not a good year for everyone, but love is the weapon to fight and continue together

Canon 6D Modded
Skywatcher équinox 500mm
39 images and each sub is 220 seconds 1600 ISO
Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, Québec
Copyright: Raphaël Dubuc

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by pas » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:18 pm

16.12.2020. Split, Croatia - Jupiter and Saturn conjunction over the Moon
Copyright: Matko Matkovic

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by Robert-Austria » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:41 pm

Planets Jupiter - Saturn and Moon
The planets Jupiter and Saturn are now close together.
Sure - only from if you are living on Earth.

The wether on the mountains looked fine and so i went to find a good site.
It was cold but a great feeling under 1000 stars.

Copyright: Robert Pölzl
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Email: robert_lieboch@hotmail.com

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Re: Submissions: 2020 December

Post by astrosama » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:20 pm

Imagemeteor-shower by osama Fathi, on Flickr

last sunday and saturday (12-13 Dec )nights , from the Egyptian Desert, the valley of the whales, Fayoum, Egypt

Settings:
Background : 10*2 min , 14mm, ISO 1000
Foreground : 1*30 sec, 14 mm, ISO 3600
Meteors: 30*30 sec, 14 mm, ISO 3600

Softwares:
Photoshop, LightRoom, Pixinsight, Topaz DN, DeepSkyStacker

Copyright & Credit: Osama Fathi
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