Submissions: 2021 March

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Carl Chan
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Carl Chan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:29 pm

Milky way

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http://www.gigapan.com/embeds/UfioCu4jGkw/
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This is mosaic image composed of 110 panels. As the photographic trip was not long enough, 2 telescopes were mounted on NJP together for time efficiency.

Telescope:Takahashi FSQ-106 (530mm, F5)
and Epsilon-160 with digital corrector used (530mm, F3.3)
Equatorial mount:Takahashi NJP Temma 2
Camera:SBIG STL11002M (for Epsilon-160), Astro 6D (for FSQ106)
Guiding:OAG with QHY5L-II
Exposure:Mosaic of 10 X 11 Panels,30 minutes each. Both scopes contributed 3 X 5 minutes respectively
Processing:Photoshop CS6,PixInsight
Photographer:Chan Yat Ping (Hog Kong, China)

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Victor Lima » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:09 pm

Devil's Throat - Iguazu Falls - Brazil

Registering the Milky Way Arch over the Devil's Throat, at Iguazu Falls/Brazil, was an incredible experience. In addition to the great adventure of walking through the Iguaçu National Park at night, home of jaguars and pumas, being close to the most impressive waterfalls in the world and feeling all the power and beauty of nature was an experience of a lifetime.
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Panoramic Shot
Canon EOS 6Da / Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
10x 16mm / f:2.8 / 10sec / ISO 6400
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by -Amenophis- » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:48 pm

APOD.jpg
Spyder nebula

Telescope:ASA10" (F3.6)
Equatorial mount:Paramount MyT
Camera:Canon Ra
Exposure: 115 X 300s at 800ISO and 135 x 300s at 1600ISO
Processing:AstropixelProcessor, Photoshop, PixInsight
Photographer:Thomas LELU (FRANCE)
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NGC 3344 galaxy in Leo Minor

Post by cfm2004 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:36 pm

Aprile 2019/Marzo 2021
Località: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy)
Tecnosky Apo 130/900
CCD QSI 520ws raffreddato -20 - Filtri Astrodon RGB GenII I-series
Rosso e Verde con ASA DDM60PRO - Nessuna autoguida
Blu con Avalon M1 - Autoguida con Celestron OAG e QHY5III 174M
RGB: R 27x7min, G 25x10min, B 24x7min.
Acquisizione: MaximDL5 - Calibrata con Dark, Bias e Flat.
Elaborazione: MaximDL5, Astroart6, Paint Shop Pro2021, Topaz, Nik e StarSpikePro3 plug-in.

Cristina Cellini
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Alexandru Barbovschi

Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Alexandru Barbovschi » Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:54 am


Alexandru Barbovschi

Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Alexandru Barbovschi » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:01 am

Alexandru Barbovschi wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:54 am
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My bad, pressed the Submit button instead of Preview! This image is the one without annotation and here is on with it:

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Description:
In the light of the recent news about a nova going off in the Cassiopeia constellation, a desire to photograph it appeared. Sadly, weather is not permitting currently in the Republic of Moldova. So I asked my good friend living in California, Tara Mostofi, to shoot it for me and I would take care of processing it. We have very similar setups (same mount and OTA, but different cameras), which means that I would get a similar result. Only 14 proper light frames were collected, but it was enough to create a nice picture and actually capture the nova! It's not our first collaboration project and it feels exciting to know that even bad weather can be overcome. For technical details please check out the Flickr links above!

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by barretosmed » Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:33 am

MINERAL MOON

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/lwq5zm/0/?nc=user

EQUIPMENTS:
ZWO ASI 6200MC PRO COLED
Esprit 150mm
Filter baader ir cut

The moon is usually seen in subtle shades of gray or yellow.
The different colors are recognized as corresponding to real differences in the chemical composition of the lunar surface. Blue tones reveal areas rich in ilmenite, which contains iron, titanium and oxygen, mainly titanium, while orange and purple show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron.

DATE:. 03/21/2020 20:57
Location: São Paulo - SP - Brazil

Processing and capture:
Software: Photoshop CS6, SharpCap V3.0 and Registax 6.

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Paulee97 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:29 pm

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Lights fighting over Gran Canaria
Copyright: Pavel Váňa

Natural (zodiacal light, airglow, Milky way, stars) lights fighting against unnatural lights (light pollution) over Gran Canaria.
Panorama made of 40 pics with each exposed for 15 s at ISO 8000. I used Canon EOS 6D modded with Sigma Art 24 mm f/1.4@2.8.

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Robin_Onderka » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:05 pm

M100 with Hydrogen regions
Processed by Robin Onderka / www.instagram.com/robin_onderka

Dataset: Hubble Legacy Archive, processing details below.

From NASA: “M100 is a stunning example of a grand-design spiral galaxy. This detailed Hubble image reveals individual stars within the galaxy’s prominent spiral arms. These dusty structures swirl around the galaxy’s nucleus and are marked by a flurry of star formation. M100’s characteristic arms also host several small black holes, including the youngest one ever observed in our cosmic neighborhood.”

The hydrogen regions, shown as red color, are placed on a previous observations and photography from the Earth. At this moment, this is one-of-a-kind photo of M100 from HST (Hubble Space Telescope). The processing took me over 4 hours and required precise masking and sensitive work with red (hydrogen) regions, which were not included in the original HST data.

Besides standard process with background calibration, color calibration, noise reduction, nebulosity and HDR toning, I also had to repair that "dual sensor" stripe, which cuts photo in a middle. Hydrogen regions was added to a Red channel, with a region masking. As a reference, I used photo of the M100, which was taken by the ESO VLT. That helped me to registry, where exactly are those Ha regions, so I could place them correctly.

Software: Pixinsight, Photoshop

ImageM100 with Hydrogen regions by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

Alexandru Barbovschi

Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Alexandru Barbovschi » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:15 am

Nova Cassiopeiae 2021: Before and after

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Disclaimer: no guarantee on the circled star being the nova which we observe right now!
The creation of this image involved 3 persons: Tara Mostofi (shooting the photo on the right before the dawn on 21st of March), Alexandru Barbovschi (processing the photo on the right) and Dan Vanderzanden (author of the image on the left). There is an animation as well (click on it to view it in motion):

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by logandc99 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:22 am

The Keyhole to the Carina Nebula

ImageCarina by Logan Carpenter, on Flickr

Carina Nebula.
The Carina nebula is a large complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina and lies approx 8,500 light years from earth. The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is four times as large as and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known due to its location in the southern sky (ref Wiki)
Credit: Logan Carpenter
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Telescope : Skywatcher Esprit 120ED
Camera: ASI1600mm pro
FIlters: Optolong 2" Ha, Oiii and Sii
Integration: 10.6 hours (combination of 5min and 10min exposures)

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by etunar » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:45 am

Heart Nebula (IC1805) captured in narrowband from my garden in Somerset, UK. (Bortle 5). Processed in a modified SHO palette to bring out reds.

Camera: ASI1600mm-pro,
Scope: William Optics ZS61
Mount: HEQ5
Heart.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by atomo » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:40 pm

Hello folks here IC2944
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: IDAS NBZ
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight
IDAS 180X180s exposure@100Gain
Integration: 6hrs

Davide Mancini,Perth,Australia,24/03/21

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by vanamonde81 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:43 pm

Yet another moonset pic
Copyright: György Soponyai

The lockdown of COVID-19 pandemic let me discover lots of new photo locations in walking distances near my home. For example: I just realized that despite the 13 km distance, I don't need to travel for capturing great shots about Megyeri bridge, the northernmost and youngest one of Budapest. This photo sequence was taken the evening of 2021-03-15 as the 56-hour-old waxing crescent Moon is setting above the bridge.

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2021-03-15 Mogyoród, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 100/2.8 macro
(3+12) x 2 sec, f/4, ISO 320

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Robin_Onderka » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:41 pm

NGC 5793 processed by Robin Onderka | www.instagram.com/robin_onderka

Data: Hubble Space Telescope / Hubble Legacy Archive

From NASA: “NGC 5793 is a spiral galaxy over 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Libra. This galaxy has two particularly striking features: a beautiful dust lane and an intensely bright center — much brighter than that of our own galaxy, or indeed those of most spiral galaxies we observe.

NGC 5793 is a Seyfert galaxy. These galaxies have incredibly luminous centers that are thought to be caused by hungry supermassive black holes — black holes that can be billions of times the size of the sun — that pull in and devour gas and dust from their surroundings.”

Processing, I downloaded set of channels used for color (475nm and 775nm) from Hubble Legacy Archive. I also created an artifical Green channel for possibility of RGB combination. Standard Pixinsight workflow bring me to this final image, with a lots of cosmetic corrections that was present on the RAW files. My goal was to create very deep-sky looking image with dark background and just galaxy in it.

Software: Pixinsight, Photoshop

ImageNGC 5793 reworked by Robin Onderka, on Flickr

Melina

Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Melina » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:41 am

Galaxy Cluster ACO S 1121

Image Credit: NASA/ESA HST (proposal id 15937)
Image Processing: Melina Thévenot
(CC BY 2.0)

Instruments: ACS & WFC3/IR
Filters:
F606W
F814W
IR F140W

Full resolution avaiable at flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/192466979 ... 058333663/

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by carlos uriarte » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:18 pm

Hi friends! My new photography from my observatory in Ager, Catalonia, Spain.
Has early 15h exp time with LRGB filtres with 600"subrfames in L bin1 and 300" subframe each color filter bin2. Astrodon Gen2 filter.
Camera: ATIK 460EXMONO
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106
Mount: Paramount ME
Captured from 2/20/2021 to 2/16/2021
Adquision software: SGPro4
Process: Pixinsight + Photoshop
Early 100 galaxies in this photo!!!!

ImageMessier 97 and 108 by Carlos Uriarte, en Flickr
:) Enthusiastic astrophotographer of latitude 42

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by nicola montecchiari » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:11 pm

IC5146 wide field
http://www.skymonsters.net
Copyright: Nicola Montecchiari
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Riccardofiuco » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:21 am

IC410 HSO
Also called the tadpole nebula ...
These tadpoles are found swimming in a cosmic pond of gas and dust. The cloud, partially obscured by dust in the foreground, surrounds NGC 1893, a young cluster of stars whose radiation causes the gas to glow. The region is home to major star formation processes generating large mass stars. Tadpoles, composed of denser and colder gas and dust, extend for about 10 light years and new stars could be born inside them. Their gaseous tails, sculpted by winds and radiation from massive newborn stars, stretch in the opposite direction to the central region of the cluster. IC 410 is located about 12,000 light years away in the direction of the constellation Auriga

ORION UK CT10 f4. 8
10micron GM2000 HPS
Asi294mm
Astronomik H alpha 7nm
35x300 "bin2 - 15 °
Astronomik OIII 6nm 42x300 "
Astronomik SII 24X300 "
From the garden of Costalpino Siena
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by atomo » Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:14 pm

Hello folks here Omega CentauriTelescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8Guide Scope:EvoguideMount : Skywatcher HEQ5Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MCGuiding camera: ZWO 290 MCFilters: Lpro Plate solving: SGproImaging software: SgproGuiding software: PHD2Processing software: PixinsightLpro 45X120s exposure@0GainIntegration: 1.5 hrs
Davide Mancini,Perth,Australia,26/03/2021

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Pleiades

Post by alcarreño » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:12 am

Copyrights: Raul Villaverde Fraile
ImagePleyades by Raul Villaverde, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by mdieterich » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:26 pm

I setup a timelapse to shoot the Milky Way rising over the Andes and lighting hundreds of miles away over Argentina cause an incredible atmospheric phenomenon called a Sprite. The red glowing structure is one type of Transient Luminous Event (TLE) cause by thunderstorms and occur between altitudes of 12 to 60 miles!

Milky Way and a Sprite (TLE) over the Andes
www.mattdieterich.com
Copyright: Matt Dieterich

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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by Yovin Yahathugoda » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:22 pm

M8 - Lagoon Nebula

https://www.astrobin.com/users/YovinRY/
Copyright: Yovin Yahathugoda
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/ZBsjvA8 ... UALzhf.jpg Full quality version here: https://cdn.astrobin.com/images/86236/2 ... 379577.png

Telescope - Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm, Astrodon OIII 3nm, Astrodon SII 3nm
Software: Photoshop 2020 & PixInsight
Location - Heaven's Mirror Observatory, Australia

Lum - Synthetic Luminance
Halpha - 6x450s
OIII - 6x450s
SII - 9x450s
Total Exposure time - 2.6 hours
Full acquisition details at https://www.astrobin.com/lc3v81/?nc=user
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Re: Submissions: 2021 March

Post by astrodoc » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:05 pm

M101 "Northern" Pinwheel Galaxy
LRGBHa 4,3,3,4,4 hours respectively
Location: Mayhill NM
Contains M101 and multiple NGC designated HII regions as well as the dwarf galaxy NGC 5477 at the far right
Full version with details can be found here: https://astrob.in/qaxaib/0/

Thanks for looking!
Dave Doctor
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