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Submissions: 2024 July

Post by bystander » Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:43 pm

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Detection of an OIII arc in Gemini

Post by stefanz » Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:51 pm

Detection of an OIII arc in Gemini

An arc-shaped emission nebula in the constellation Gemini with dominant OIII lines and an apparent length of about 14° is presented. The object has already been recorded in far UV surveys. What is new, however, is that this object can be seen in visible light and that it is an OIII emitter.

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by deepskyjourney » Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:59 pm

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*** 6h Journey to Rho Ophiuchi ***

Rho Ophiuchi is one of the most colorful regions in the night sky, located near the constellation Ophiuchus. This celestial wonder showcases a stunning array of dark clouds, bright reflection nebulae, and vivid emission nebulae. Additionally, this image prominently features the bright star Antares, the globular clusters M4 and NGC 6144, and the star Alniyat, adding to the rich tapestry of this celestial scene.

What’s in the Image?

Dark Clouds:
The dark patches are molecular clouds, dense regions of gas and dust where new stars are born. They block the light from the stars behind them, creating a beautiful contrast against the brighter regions.

Bright Reflection Nebulae:
The blue areas are reflection nebulae. They glow because the light from nearby stars reflects off the dust particles in the cloud. These stars aren’t hot enough to ionize the gas, but their light scatters, creating a beautiful blue hue.

Emission Nebulae:
The reddish areas are emission nebulae. The gas here is energized by nearby hot stars, causing it to glow. This glow comes from hydrogen gas, the most common element in these regions.

Notable Stars and Clusters:

• Antares: This bright star is prominently depicted in the image. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky and part of the Scorpius constellation.
• Alniyat: Another bright star that adds to the visual spectacle.
• Globular Clusters M4 and NGC 6144: These clusters appear as dense collections of stars, adding to the intricate details of the region.

Equipment Used:

• Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 II
• Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
• Mount: Skywatcher NEQ-6 Pro

All my socials: http://linktr.ee/deepskyjourney
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by JPeirce » Tue Jul 02, 2024 3:48 am

The Dumbbell Nebula (M27) and its faint “wings” Image: Higher Resolution | Starless Version
Link: https://mypetstars.com/astrophotography/M27 (Flickr, AstroBin)
James Peirce 2024 CC BY-NC-SA

Date: Imaged 2022–2023 (published 2024-Jul-01)
Site: Skull Valley, Utah
Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 8 (0.7x Reducer)
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Duo
Mount: Rainbow Astro RST-135E
Exposures: 80x900s Hα, 74x600s OIII, 108x120s Broadband
Software: PixInsight & Adobe Photoshop

This image of the Dumbbell Nebula is HOO with a little broadband data blended for less duo-tone color ranges and some faint background detail around the planetary nebula, along with RGB stars. I imagined it across multiple sessions in 2022 and 2023, but only recently reached a result where I am happy with the stars. The region felt too “naked” if they were reduced too much. My goal was to bring out a lot of lovely, faint detail in the “wings” of M27, and I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished there!

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by jlndfr » Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:20 am

The neighborhood of IC1311

Located in the heart of the Cygnus constellation, this field is rich in structures and objects.
One can observe bright nebulae like LBN223, several dark nebulae like B434, the open cluster IC1311, and even the small planetary nebula Patchick6.
The strong presence of Ha and Oiii signals gives this field a rather unusual magenta hue.

23 hours of integration over 2 monthes
Authors : Christophe Vergnes, Gaëtan Maxant, Julien Dufour

All details here : https://www.astrobin.com/452ptn/
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by barretosmed » Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:43 pm

IC 4756: Graff’s Cluster -  The open cluster in the constellation of Serpens


Best details:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/o2867b/0/

EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 106 x 100""

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATES: From 07/26/2023 to 08/08/2023


PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Adobe Photoshop, ASTAP, SGP, PHD2 and PixInsight

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... l[img2]URL to image file (which must be to the image itself)[/img2]
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by kokehtz » Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:17 pm

Ultra deep M81-M82. Potential new discovery of stellar tidal tail in M82

This photo was taken over a period of 6 months, from January to June of this year, and has 231 hours of total exposure. Taken in Spain.
A new faint stellar tidal stream can be seen to the left of M82.
In addition, the faint IFN can be seen in great definition throughout the photo. Thousands of galaxies can also be seen in the background due to the good sky from which it was photographed and the long exposure time it has.

Image in full resolution: https://aipastroimaging.com/wp-content/ ... DX_AIP.jpg

Inverted image

Copyright: Alvaro Ibanez Perez (www.aipastroimaging.com) and Astrocity (www.astrocity.es)
Crop preview:
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106EDX f/3,6-f/5
Mounts: Takahashi EM400 Temma-2, NEQ6 Pro II Tuning Belts
Camera: Atik 16200 monochrome
Filter Wheel: SX USB Filter Wheel 5x50,8mm
Filters: Astrodon Gen2 LRGB I-Series Tru-Balance 50,8mm
Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by Kinch » Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:46 pm

The beauty of Cygnus (near IC 1311)
Cygnus Near IC 1311 Sign(1800 x 1171).jpg
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Full info and higher resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/cygnus-near-ic-1311.html
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by PhilipeGomes » Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:56 am

Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334)
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Telescope 114/900 (ATM)
SvBony Sv405cc, Gain 120, OffSet 30, 10⁰C
Mount Exos-2 with OnStep Brasil
Frames 81X180s
Guide sv106 and 905c

Date: 06/10/2024

LOCATION: Guapimirim – RJ – Brazil

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
NINA, Phd2, Siril, Gimp, PixInsight and LightRoom

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by max.nti » Wed Jul 03, 2024 4:03 am

Uluru Milky Way

https://www.instagram.com/max.nti/

Copyright: Max Inwood
Date: 28 June 2024
Location: Uluru, Australia

This image was a difficult one to get, as the national park around Uluru closes at night. Luckily there was a five minute window where it was dark enough to shoot the sky before we had to leave, and the center of the Milky Way was perfectly positioned above the famous landmark.

Higher resolution: https://www.flickr.com/photos/199702830 ... ateposted/


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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by barretosmed » Wed Jul 03, 2024 10:16 pm

IC 4605 NEBULA IN COMPLEX RHO OPHIUCUS

This nebula surrounds star 22 Scorpii and is part of the colorful Rho Ophiuchi Complex. At magnitude 4.8 the star can be seen near Antares under a dark sky

BEST DETAILS:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/2vsecv/0/


EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 179 x 300""

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATES: From 08/16/2023 to 09/19/2023

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Adobe Photoshop, ASTAP, SGP, PHD2 and PixInsight

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by astrodarks » Thu Jul 04, 2024 1:42 am

The Clamshell Nebula, SH2-119.

This is a large but diffuse nebula located in Cygnus, just a few degrees from the brighter North America Nebula. This target is large but dim and needs a lot of integration time using narrowband, as compared to its brighter neighbors. The sulphur and Oxygen especially is pretty dim. I spent 25 hrs on this target.

Located about 2,200 light-years away, this emission nebula spans roughly 70 light-years across. Its glow comes from ionized hydrogen, energized by the hot, young stars within it, including the massive star 68 Cygni. Sh2-119 is a rich field for studying star formation and the complex dynamics of interstellar gas.  
ClamshellNebula_AstroDarks_copy_6082x4110.jpg
Title: A Clamshell in Space

Links:
Astrobinhttps://www.astrobin.com/zamwyz/
Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2q28j9x

Thanks,
Devesh Pande
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by Kinch » Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:56 pm

Crescent Nebula
Crescent Nebula Sign (18x12).jpg
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Full info & higher resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/crescent-nebula-2024.html
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by a.carrozzi » Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:23 am

The Running Chicken Nebula

ImageThe Running Chicken Nebula by Alessandro Carrozzi, su Flickr

IC 2944 is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away, commonly called the Running Chicken Nebula, a rather creative name (I still don't understand how one can see a figure of a chicken in it...). It is also famous because it is very rich in Bok globules, small clouds of gas and dust so dense that they block out visible light. The image was taken in narrow band, i.e. with filters that select the emissions of the main elements that constitute the nebula, in this case sulphur, hydrogen and oxygen, and putting together data from 2 telescopes placed about 8000 km apart in Chile and Namibia for a total of almost 7 h of exposure!
Technical data. System 1 (Chile): Takahashi Epsilon 180 mm (500 mm focal length) with ZWO ASI 2600 MM. 10x300s SII (5 nm), 32x120s Ha (5 nm), 10x300s OIII (5 nm).
System 2 (Namibia): Takahashi FSQ 106ED (530 mm focal length) with Moravian C3-61000. 17x300s SII (8 nm), 17x300s Ha (7 nm), 17x300s OIII (8.5 nm)

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:45 am

Hello,

My name is Ali Al Obaidly

This is my submission for APOD, captured in Al Salmy, kuwait.

Links to the Image:

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/lydor6/
Flicker: https://flic.kr/p/2q2FP4d

ImageNGC 6914 - The Beating Heart Of Cygnus (HaLRGB) by Ali Alobaidly, on Flickr

NGC 6914 - The Beating Heart Of Cygnus (HaLRGB)

Description:

The beating heart of Cygnus, NGC 6914, is a cosmic canvas where the universe seems to have splashed its palette with reckless abandon. It is a place where stellar nurseries hum lullabies to newly born stars, and where clouds of gas and dust perform an intricate ballet, shimmering in hues of electric blue and fiery red. Here, photons from young, unruly stars race through space, igniting hydrogen gas in a radiant light show that would put any fireworks display to shame. The dark nebulae surrounding the colorful heart complete the convergence of reflective, emissive, and dark regions. Roughly 6,000 light-years away from Earth, it lights up Cygnus with massive young stars emitting intense ultraviolet radiation, causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow vividly, while nearby dust clouds reflect the starlight, producing a blue hue. The region is also part of the larger Cygnus X star-forming complex, one of the most active stellar nurseries in our galaxy.

Equipment:

Telescopes: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Cameras:ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro
Filters:
Chroma LRGB 36 mm
Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 36 mm
Accessories: Celestron 0.7X Reducer EdgeHD925

Acquisition details:

Dates:
June 5, 2024
July 3 - 4, 2024

Frames:
Luminance : 50×300″(4h 10′)
Red: 25×300″(2h 5′)
Green: 20×300″(1h 40′)
Blue: 26×300″ (2h 10′)
H-alpha 3nm: 65×300″(5h 25′)

Total Integration: 15h 30′
Avg. Moon age: 28.45 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.33%

My Socials:

Email: ali.sulaiman1997@gmail.com
Website: https://astrapharmaq8.com/
Instagram: @astrapharma_q8

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:46 am

Hello,

My name is Ali Al Obaidly

This is my submission for APOD, captured in Al Salmy, kuwait.

Links to the Image:

Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/de3hde/
Flicker: https://flic.kr/p/2q2zz6i

ImageM8 - Nestled in a bed of Gold (4 Panel Mosaic) by Ali Alobaidly, on Flickr

M8 - Nestled in a bed of Gold (4 Panel Mosaic)

Description:
Let us embark on a celestial journey titled "Nestled on a Bed of Gold," a breathtaking 4-panel mosaic capturing the majestic beauty of the Lagoon Nebula (M8) and the Trifid Nebula (M20). Taken from the serene and starlit skies of the Salmy Desert in Kuwait, this image showcases the wonders of our universe through the precise optics of a 382mm refractor and a dedicated astronomy camera.

Imagine standing on the sands of the desert, the vast expanse of the Milky Way stretching above you. The Lagoon Nebula, with its rich tapestry of glowing hydrogen gas and dark dust lanes, appears as a cosmic lagoon, where new stars are born from the nebulous depths. Beside it, the Trifid Nebula, with its characteristic trifurcated structure, stands as a tri-colored beacon of stellar nursery activity. The vibrant reds, blues, and dark silhouettes create a striking contrast, making this nebula a true jewel in the night sky.

But the magic doesn't end there. The myriad of stars scattered across the image forms a golden backdrop, adding depth and brilliance to the scene. Each star, a distant sun, contributes to the mosaic, making the nebulas appear as if they are nestled on a bed of shimmering gold dust.

Zoom in to appreciate the intricate details captured in this high-resolution mosaic. From the delicate tendrils of interstellar dust to the pinpoint brilliance of newly formed stars, every pixel tells a story. The full file of this image offers an immersive experience, revealing the subtleties and grandeur of these deep-sky objects.

For the ultimate experience, I highly encourage you to view the full resolution of this image. Dive into the cosmos, where science meets artistry, and let the wonders of M8 and M20 inspire your imagination. Enjoy the stellar spectacle, and remember, the universe is always ready to dazzle those who take a moment to look up.


Equipment:

Telescope: William Optics Gran Turismo 81 IV
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mount: ZWO AM5
Accessories: William Optics Flat6A III

Acquisition details:

Dates:
June 5, 2024
July 3 - 4, 2024

Frames:
Panel 1: 36×300″(3h)
Panel 2: 36×300″(3h)
Panel 3: 36×300″(3h)
Panel 4: 36×300″(3h)

Integration: 12h

My Socials:
Email: ali.sulaiman1997@gmail.com
Website: https://astrapharmaq8.com/
Instagram: @astrapharma_q8

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by maphilli14 » Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:52 am

Saturn with Titan transit animation
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Copyright: Michael A. Phillips
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The binary star T CrB

Post by Efrain Morales » Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:53 pm

The star T CrB on July 7th. This event could happen anytime now soon. T Coronae Borealis (T CrB), nicknamed the Blaze Star,T Coronae Borealis (also designated as T CrB) is a famous recurrent nova of spectral class M3 in the constellation of Corona Borealis. T Coronae Borealis is a double star. The main component of the binary system is a red giant star, while the smaller component is a white dwarf. The system has an orbital period of 228 days.
T Coronae Borealis is usually around visual magnitude 10, however during outburst phases the star can reach magnitude 2. Previous T Coronae Borealis outbursts have been observed in 1866 and 1946.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by ddierick » Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:45 pm

Proposing a starless version of the Great Eta Carina Nebula. Imaged it from Yass, NSW, Australia. Stars were removed from the image to show the delicate nebulosity of this naked eye visible gem. Telescope used: Askar 140. Camera: ASI6200MC. Mosaic of 3 panels to get the most important part of this nebula.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodi-belg ... 3/sizes/o/

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by LuigiF » Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:01 pm

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Sun in H-alpha light with prominences on July 5th, 2024
Luigi Fiorentino
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by LuigiF » Sun Jul 07, 2024 9:05 pm

Sun prominences in H-alpha light
July 5th 2024

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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:21 pm

NGC 6559
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:37 pm

M 20
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:38 pm

RCW 85
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Re: Submissions: 2024 July

Post by PatrickWinkler » Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:41 pm

NGC 6164
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