Submissions: 2020 March

See new, spectacular, or mysterious sky images.
barretosmed
Science Officer
Posts: 244
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:04 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by barretosmed » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:50 pm

Unique moments


BEST DETAILS:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/shdrf2/0/?nc=user

Equipment:
Canon 6D
Rokinon 14mm 2.4
TC Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter
Single frame 30 "
Iso 1600

PROCESSING:
Adobe Photoshop.

Place and date:
Munhoz - MG - Brazil
06/30/2019

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

markh@tds.net
Science Officer
Posts: 104
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by markh@tds.net » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:28 pm

IC 2220 - Toby Jug Nebula

Copyright: Mark Hanson
IC2220-WEBsmallapod.jpg
Located towards the constellation of Carina, IC 2220 is a fairly rare example of a yellow reflection nebula. It was given the popular name of the Toby Jug Nebula in 1979 after its appearance in colour photographs taken by David Malin at the Anglo-Australian Observatory.

The central illuminating star it surrounds is the variable red giant V341 Carinae. Studies done by professional astronomers in the past attributed its formation to either mass loss or being ejected by an unseen companion. There is often difficulty in ascertaining the three dimensional structure of a nebula based on our two dimensional view of it. IC 2220 is likely to be both bipolar and biconical.

Reflection nebulae surrounding red giant stars are scarce and the very few examples that are known happen to be a case of ambient interstellar matter in the surrounding region being illuminated. Despite the Toby Jug Nebula lying in a region of interstellar dust, it is unique that not only is it illuminated by a red giant but it has also been produced by it as well via mass loss. The visibility of the nebula is produced by dust grains reflecting the light of the star and it contains a mixture of elements with silicon dioxide being the most likely responsible for the reflection.

Studies by professional astronomers in the past postulated that V341 Carinae was a former member of the open cluster NGC 2516 in the past. This association was based on both sharing similar distances. However in subsequent decades, better quality and more accurate astrometry data from the Hipparcos satellite showed that V341 Carinae had a much closer distance than NGC 2516 of 1200 light years while NGC 2516 has a distance of 1300 light years.

However in the 21st century, more detailed observations are not exclusively reserved for the professional realm of astronomy. Through the proliferation of the internet and other technologies, it is possible for amateur astronomers to own or operate remote observatories. In fact, this image is the product of a remote observatory in Chile being operared by the image author in America.

One such amateur astrophotographer called Josep Drudis who owns a remote observatory in Australia (along with a certain Don Goldman), with the assistance of his daughter Anna, serendipitously took hydrogen alpha exposures for IC 2220 in 2018 for the sake of curiosity and exploration. What was uncovered could not have been predicted, the presence of multiple overlapping arc shaped nebulosities and bubbles. Visually these are represented by the red waves of hydrogen gas visible in this deep image.

Taking into account the well known history of V341 Carinae involving mass loss, these likely represent multiple episodes of mass loss prior to the event that generated the yellow reflection nebula. This is further supported by the separation of the various parts of the whole nebula. There is an absence of ionized hydrogen alpha emission coinciding with the reflection nebula as this is younger and more recent and probably not containing any hydrogen. Since V341 Carinae is known to be a red giant star with an age of 50 million years, it is not unreasonable to assume that the larger and older hydrogen bubbles represent the outer layers of the star that have been ejected in the past. As of March 2020, these enigmatic structures haven't been studied by professional astronomers yet.

Description by Sakib Rasool

Data from El Sauce, Chile 17” Planewave CDK

RGB - 340 Min each, HA - 600-min

Full Resolution image here: https://www.hansonastronomy.com/ic2220toby-jug

Thank you,

Mark Hanson
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Tamas Abraham
Ensign
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:52 am
Location: Zsambek, Hungary

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Tamas Abraham » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:38 pm

Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and the Moon
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/tajkep/ejsz ... 00318.html
Copyright: Tamas Abraham
conjuction_20200318a.jpg
conjuction_20200318b.jpg
Thanks for watching,
Tamas
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

vanamonde81
Science Officer
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:46 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by vanamonde81 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:08 am

Inverse Startrails (a.k.a Starlink goes to Big Dipper)
Copyright: György Soponyai

On Tuesday evening, a "massive" transit of ~50 Starlink satellites was visible in front of Big Dipper. I'm afraid this is the future of wide-field nightscape photography.. :-/

Image

2020.03.17. Mogyoród, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 24/1.4
40x30 sec, F2.8, ISO 400

User avatar
Sergio
Friendly Neighborhood Astrophotographer
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:26 pm
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Sergio » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:24 am

NGC 1965/66 in the LMC

Discovered by William Herschel in 1835, NGC 1965 is one of the many objects we can image independently within the Large Magellanic Cloud. The nebulosity present a circular bubbled shape formed by massive amount of gas and dust. A regular imager from the southern hemisphere can spend the whole season imaging fantastic objects from our outstanding neighbour galaxy.

Taken from Buenos Aires Argentina, suburban skies.

More information and image with labels can be found in below link
http://www.baskies.com.ar/PHOTOS/NGC%201965%20LRGB.htm

Cheers for now!
Sergio
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Tamas Abraham
Ensign
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:52 am
Location: Zsambek, Hungary

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Tamas Abraham » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:06 am

Equinox conjunction
http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/tajkep/ejsz ... 00320.html
Copyright: Tamas Abraham
bolygosorholddal_200320b.jpg
Thanks for watching,
Tamas
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

David Wills
Asternaut
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:56 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by David Wills » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 am

It's amazing what a 5.5-inch telescope can capture from 33 million light-years away considering one light-year is about 5.88 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km). This was quite a difficult image to process as I found it challenging to reveal the detail within the galaxy without overdoing it.

Messier 95, also known as M95 or NGC 3351, is a barred spiral galaxy located about 33 million light-years away in the zodiac constellation Leo. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781, and cataloged by fellow French astronomer Charles Messier four days later. It has around 40 billion stars.


Captured by David Wills at PixelSkies,Castillejar, Spain www.pixelskiesastro.com

Lum 48x600Secs
Red 51x300Secs
Green 59x300Secs
Blue 54x300Secs

13 hours 40 mins in total.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Pro Mono Cooled to -10C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Astronomik LRGB Ha

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Voyager

Observatory control: Lunatico Dragonfly

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight, Photoshop

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8

Image

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/cont ... rmat=1500w

Giacomo
Asternaut
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:13 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Giacomo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:29 pm

M-31 Andromeda
Shooting performed by the astronomical park of Brallo di Pregola By Giacomo Zacchi
LRGB- 180' 30' 30' 30'
Maunt Mathis 500, CCD Sbig ST 8300 optics FSQ-106ED
Copyright Giacomo Zacchi
zacchigiacomo@gmail.com

Full resolution:http://www.astrobrallo.com/gallery/var/ ... 1584713440

Efrain Morales
Science Officer
Posts: 441
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:15 pm
AKA: Jaicoa
Location: Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Venus - March 19th

Post by Efrain Morales » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:04 pm

Venus on March 19th, 22:36ut. ( LX200ACF 305mm OTA, CGE Mount, ASI290mm Cmos, TeleVue 3x Barlows, IR,G, UV filters. )
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

John2y92
Asternaut
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:09 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by John2y92 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm

Image

M81 & M82 Galaxies of Ursa Major

Taken from my backyard. Total integration time was nearly 18 hours and it is HaLRGB combination.

Explore Scientific 102/714 + 0.8x reducer
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro with ZWO filters
iOptron CEM60

Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop

leemr
Asternaut
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:34 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by leemr » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:26 am

NGC 2359 aka Thor's Helmet

This is just over 31hrs of narrowband data (H and O) captured from my backyard in QLD, Australia.

NGC2359_v6_sml.jpg

Copyright: Lee Borsboom.
Email: lee.borsboom@gmail.com

Full res can be found here: https://www.astrobin.com/full/d7oal9/D/?nc=leemr&real=
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
felopaul
Ensign
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:14 pm
AKA: Felopaul
Location: Flagey (France)

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by felopaul » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:25 pm

NGC 1788 , The cosmic bat

HaRGB : full size : http://www.cielboreal.com/galerie/photo111f.jpg

done with CDK20, Moravian G4-16000 on Paramount ME2 near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

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

PatrickWinkler
Ensign
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed May 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Location: Traiskirchen (Austria)

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:12 am

M 109
M109_m2.jpg
larger: https://www.celestialobjects.net/m109.html


M 82
M82_med.jpg
larger: https://www.celestialobjects.net/m82.html

(c) Patrick Winkler

Clear Skies
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

litobrit
Ensign
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:13 am

M81 M82 NGC3077

Post by litobrit » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:58 am

Hello,
17 hours of LRGB Ha with my ASA10.
The full is here: https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/f2z2THr ... jz_rdB.jpg I hope you enjoy !

User avatar
felopaul
Ensign
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:14 pm
AKA: Felopaul
Location: Flagey (France)

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by felopaul » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:10 pm

Total reprocessing 2020 :

IC 434
LHaRHaGB : full size : http://www.cielboreal.com/galerie/photo93f.jpg


NGC 253
LRHaGB : full size : http://www.cielboreal.com/galerie/photo87f.jpg

M16
SHORGB : full size : http://www.cielboreal.com/galerie/photo88f.jpg

NGC 3324
SHORGB : full size : http://www.cielboreal.com/galerie/photo80f.jpg


done with CDK20, Moravian G4-16000 on Paramount ME2 near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

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

astrocam
Asternaut
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:41 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by astrocam » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:44 pm


astrocam
Asternaut
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:41 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by astrocam » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:45 pm


mdieterich
Ensign
Posts: 66
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:50 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by mdieterich » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 am

Running Chicken Nebula
www.mdieterichphoto.com
Copyright: Matt Dieterich Here is a view of an emission nebula in the constellation Centaurus known as the Running Chicken Nebula. The bright glowing red is hydrogen gas that is emitting red wavelengths of light after absorbing energy from nearby starlight. I used a PlaneWave CDK24 telescope and L-600 mount to capture 8 hours of images through LRGB filters from ObsTech in Chile. I processed the images with PixInsight and Photoshop.

mr1337
Asternaut
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:47 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by mr1337 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:12 am

M83 - Southern Pinwheel Galaxy
m83_app_HaLRGB_scnr_hdr_sharp_starmin_scalecrop_curves_small.jpg
Tried to emphasize the dark dust lanes in this image, my first southern hemisphere galaxy! Images were taken from 2/26/2020 through 3/18/2020 in El Sauce, Chile.

L: 18x600 sec
R: 12x600 sec
G: 14x600 sec
B: 12x600 sec
Ha: 19x1800 sec

Total Integration time: 18.8 hrs

Full details at https://www.astrobin.com/full/bn2v4b/0/
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

astromazzo
Ensign
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:03 am

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by astromazzo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:36 pm

1 Hour of exposition (90x40sec) with a Marcon RC 20" at F/4.5 + CDS-5D & Idas NGS Filter.
Emerald green coma with very thin tail, a little longer.

Dr Paolo Candy - www.hesnet.net/candy
Ci.A.O. Cimini Astronomical Observatory
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Sergio
Friendly Neighborhood Astrophotographer
Posts: 65
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:26 pm
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Sergio » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:31 pm

Delta 1 & 2 Chamaeleontis

Near the South Celestial Pole lies the small constellation of Chamaeleon, with some nice gems to offer. In this case a lovely pair of stars with colour contrast known by Delta 1 & 2 Chamaeleontis. Delta 1 is the dimmer of the two main stars with a yellow to red colour. Delta 2 is the brightest one with a pale blue colour. Both are very good visual targets for binoculars and telescopes. They do not show the contrast of Albireo. These two are not related to each other. They are just placed in perspective.

More information at
www.baskies.com.ar

Best Regards
Sergio
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

strongmanmike

Vela Supernova Remnant and Gum Nebulae

Post by strongmanmike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 am

Down under we have had a terrible last few months, with copious smoke over our summer, from devastating fires, keeping us locked up inside for days at a time, over months and that I am sure you all read and heard about, that made it all but impossible to image.... and now, like everyone else around the globe...a new dark isolated Covid19 period to endure.

Luckily, the skies cooperated recently to finally allow me to get out to my observatory for 4 nights over a couple of weeks
Using the FSQ106EDX4 and FLI PL16803 I manged to capture this scene of what, strangely, reminds me of a coral reef.
Vela SNR and Gum Nebulae: https://www.flickr.com/photos/strongman ... ateposted/ (click on image and have a pan around)

A shining light of beauty in otherwise pretty dark times... :(

Hope you like it...

Mike

Paulee97
Ensign
Posts: 18
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:18 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Paulee97 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:53 pm

Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS hiding in dust
Copyright: Pavel Váňa
I tried to capture this beautiful encounter but unfortunately 3 hours of shooting was not enough for these dust clouds, so this picture is a bit noisy. But I hope you will like it. Many years ago people was scared of comets because they thought that comets cause disastres. I hope that novadays nobody will blame this beautiful comet for coronavirus situation.
Place: Jezeřany-Maršovice, Czech Republic
Link to better resolution: https://flic.kr/p/2iHE44F
Y4 ATLAS apod.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Jean-Baptiste Auroux
Ensign
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:06 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:21 pm

Rosette Nebula Starless version
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/n9B6plo ... zXV3LN.jpg

Rosette Nebula in SHO, "starless" version.

Setup : Newton ASA500mm - ASA DDM85 mount - FLI ProLine16803 - Astrodon filters - Chilescope remote facility
SHO - Processing : Pixinsight - PS - Starnet++
Total integration : 9h20

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
https://millenniumphoton.com/
https://www.astrobin.com/users/Jean-Baptiste_Paris/
Last edited by Jean-Baptiste Auroux on Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

StefanMuckenhuber
Ensign
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:22 pm

Re: Submissions: 2020 March

Post by StefanMuckenhuber » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:38 pm

M106 from my backyard

Exposure time: 5 h

8" f/4.5 newton
ZWO ASI071
Skywatcher EQ6-R
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.