Recent Submissions: 2012 September

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Paramount » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:43 am

Sh2-157 in HST palette
Also known as the "Lobster Claw Nebula" this was taken over period of 3 weeks with 9x30 minutes SII, 12x30 minutes Ha and 14x30 minutes OIII with a Takahashi FSQ106ED at f5, FLI ML8300 and 5nm narrow band filters
Here is a link to the full size image
http://www.pbase.com/imaging_the_heaven ... /145929814
Gordon Haynes
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by avdhoeven » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:46 am

Here is the latest and I think best version of my NGC7822 image. Stars have much improved since the previous version:
ngc7822_cederblad214_color_final-2small.jpg
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by chrismalin » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:26 pm

The Milky Way with it's Galactic Center and beautiful Zodiacal Light in all its unspoiled beauty above ESO's Cerro Paranal Site with VLTs and VISTA Telescope, Chile. Image taken on a dusty road coming back from a visit to Cerro Armazones.

Galactic Center above ESO's Cerro Paranal Site, Chile
http://www.christophmalin.com/apod/1009 ... C_2888.jpg
Copyright: Christoph Malin Larger Image:
Galactic Center above ESO's Cerro Paranal Site, Chile
http://www.christophmalin.com/apod/1009 ... C_2888.jpg
Copyright: Christoph Malin Crop enlargement with Cerro Paranal and VISTA better visible:
Galactic Center above ESO's Cerro Paranal Site, Chile
http://www.christophmalin.com/apod/1009 ... 8_crop.jpg
Copyright: Christoph Malin Exposure: 30s, f2.8, AFS Nikkor 14-24, Nikon D3s, 28.10.11, 04:03 a.m.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by pablo22 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:29 pm

fine-tuned FINAL version of this image resubmitted :)

Sagittarius Treasuries (M20, M8, NGC6559, IC4685) sLRGBHa
http://blog.astrofotky.cz/pavelpech/
Copyright: Pavel Pech
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by luiza-w » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:25 pm

Sunburst Sunset
Copyright: Luiza Whitaker When I was little I used to think the sun had rays just like my crayola sunbursts - but you needed just the right conditions in order to see them. I was very disappointed when grownups told me the "rays" are in fact optical illusions caused by clouds.
But this weekend, driving home from my cabin in the hills, I just had to stop and capture this lovely sunburst sunset. After all, the rayed symbol must have come from watching sunsets like this one!

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Exmouth Peninsula from the sky

Post by IanP » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:46 am

This photo was captured on the 31st of July 2012 on the flight between Perth, Western Australia, and Bali, Indonesia.
It shows the Exmouth Peninsula and the very corner of the north-west of Western Australia .. and part of the wing of my plane ..
http://www.maplandia.com/australia/west ... h/exmouth/

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Hung-Hsuan Yen » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:02 am

Leave the summer's trail Thanks...<(_ _)>

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Siggi » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:34 pm

Orion nebula Region - from Running Man to Great Orion Nebula
http://www.astroimages.de
Copyright: Siggi Kohlert
Orion-Nebulae.jpg
Higher Res at http://astroimages.de/en/gallery/Orion-Mosaik.html

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Western Australia from the sky

Post by IanP » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:40 am

Here is the second picture captured with my mobile phone on the flight from Perth, Western Australia to Bali, Indonesia.
This one shows the Barrow Island (see map), the second biggest island in Western Australia. Photo taken from the "usual" altitude of 10,900m, and the island's width from the top to the bottom of the picture is around 11,5km
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrow_Isl ... Australia)

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by owlice » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:31 am

M82: Cigar Galaxy in Ursa Major
http://bf-astro.com/m82-2012a/m82-2012a.htm
Copyright: Bob Franke Airglow over Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
http://www.pbase.com/strangeghost/image/145441322
Copyright: John Rummel and Mark Weller
[attachment=4]airglow_rummel.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 6559 and surroundings
http://anguslau.smugmug.com/Nature/Astr ... -12-13.jpg
Copyright: Angus Lau
[attachment=3]20120817_NGC6559_42-12-13-10x10m_LRGB_4.jpg[/attachment]

NGC1499 and the asteroid Eunomia
http://astrofotky.cz/~Ondra.P
Copyright: Ondrej Podlucky
[attachment=2]NGC1499_HST_+Eunomia_asteroid.jpg[/attachment]

Shadow Projection
http://astroarte.astrosurf.com/Fenomeno ... ja-net.jpg
http://astroarte.astrosurf.com/IgrejaVe ... al-net.jpg
Copyright: Miguel Claro
[attachment=1]FenomenoProjeccaoCeu.jpg[/attachment]

Aurora over Oulu, Finland
http://www.facebook.com/salamapaja
Copyright: Thomas Kast
[attachment=0]Enlighten_me_800.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Emil Ivanov » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:30 am

Snake & Co
B 72 (Snake Nebula), B 68, B 69, B 70 and B 74
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/B72.htm
Copyright: Emil Ivanov Bigger size available here

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Paul Haese » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:26 pm

The Lagoon

copyright: Paul Haese

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by c. schaarschmidt » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:32 pm

picture of startrails over castle kriebstein in saxony/germany - http://www.christoph-schaarschmidt.de

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Seantos » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:02 am

The morning sky has been looking incredible lately...lots of objects in the night sky. Starting from the bottom: Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Pleiades, and Betelgeuse/Bellatrix and Orion's Belt of the Constellation Orion on the right. Photo was taken August 14th, 2012 near Tucson, Arizona.

Canon 5DMKII
NIKKOR 24mm 2.8 with nikon adapter
ISO 3200 at 20 seconds

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by owlice » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:48 am

Stars above the Castle Ruins
http://www.astrosurf.com/lecureuil
Copyright: Patrick Lécureuil
[attachment=2]artias_s.jpg[/attachment]

NGC 253: Sculptor Galaxy
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC2 ... u-ESO.html
Credit and copyright: NAOJ, HST, and ESO (data); Robert Gendler (processing) NGC 7331: Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus
http://c2pu.oca.eu/IMG/image/C2PU_NGC7331.jpg
Copyright: Centre for Pedagogy: Planet and Universe (C2PU)
[attachment=1]ngc7331.jpg[/attachment]

Moon and Aurora Rollercoaster
http://www.astrofotografen.se
Copyright: Göran Strand
[attachment=0]GS_20120904_Aurora_0722_RollerCoaster.jpg[/attachment]
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by tango33 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:01 am

The Swan nebula imaged from Namibia.
Hubble color mapping.

Kfir Simon

http://i.pbase.com/g1/85/890385/2/14601 ... JQeEJd.jpg
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by tango33 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:02 am

The Swan nebula - Hydrogen Alpha only.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by CapturingTheNight » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:03 am

Image
"The Sentinel"
Balancing boulders. Over 180 degree panorama made from 15 vertical images.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by Emil Ivanov » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:08 am

VdB 126 in Vulpecula
http://www.emilivanov.com/CCD%20Images/VdB126.html
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

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Jupiter, GRS, Oval Ba, Post flash Region

Post by Efrain Morales » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:48 pm

Jupiter on September 11th, On the following day of the noted flash reported. The markers shows the approximate region where this occured. North is at bottom,The GRS, Oval Ba are very close now. The Moon Ganymede is transiting across the Jovian disc.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by angelrls » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:34 pm

Startrails and Moon rising over the 2.3m ANU Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory (Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia). It is a composition of 255 frames obtained using my CANON EOS 600D camera in the early morning of September 12th, 2012 before the sunrise. Each frame was taken at 800 ISO, 30 seconds exposure time, using a 10mm wide-angle lens at f4. The dome of the 3.9m Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) is seen at the right end of the image. From this place, the AAT is at a walking distance of 20 minutes. The high resolution image is quite good and shows in each star the tiny separation between different frames. There are 2 shooting stars in this image, however, as they are not very bright and long they are not easy to find. Credit: Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory / Macquarie University).

High resolution image and caption in Spanish can be obtained from http://angelrls.blogalia.com/historias/72391

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by angelrls » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:43 pm

Frame of the time-lapse video A 2dF night at the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Startrails over the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) on 23 Sep 2011. The colours of the stars are clearly seen in this image, which stacks 1h 6min of observing time.

More information and images about this timelapse video (which actually is what I'm submiting to be considered by APOD) in this press release (23rd August 2012) of the Australian Astronomical Observatory:

http://www.aao.gov.au/press/timelapse/t ... e-2dF.html

The video shows the most complex astronomical instrument that astronomers use at the AAT: the Two Degree Field (2dF) system. The main part of 2dF is a robot gantry which allows astronomers to position up to 400 optical fibers in any object anywhere within a two degree field (size equivalent to 4 full moons) of the sky. The new time-lapse video does not only show how 2dF works, but also how the AAT and the dome move and the beauty of the Southern Sky in spring and summer. Other details that appear in the video are the movement of the Moon, the colour of the stars, clouds moving over the AAT, satellites and airplanes crossing the sky, the nebular emission of the Orion and Carina nebulae, the moonlight entering in the AAT dome, and kangaroos moving in the ground.

Credit: Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory / Macquarie University).

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 September

Post by tekic545 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:10 pm

Heart of the Heart Nebula

http://tinyurl.com/9myzlyh

Copyright: Robert Gillette

Central portion of IC 1805 in Cassiopeia, with open cluster Melotte 15 at upper center. For higher res and details, please see URL at Astrophotogallery.com

Thanks for looking,

Bob Gillette
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IC 1805 10 Sep 12-203 min Ha Decon40+CS4+CrvInp22+FM1+600px.jpg
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Timelapse: A 2dF night at the Anglo-Australian Telescope

Post by angelrls » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:17 pm

Hi again, sorry, I'm now realising that you allow to post videos here, so this is my latest timelapse video "A 2dF night at the Anglo-Australian Telescope":
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
More details, in the Australian Astronomical Observatory press release: http://www.aao.gov.au/press/timelapse/t ... e-2dF.html

Credit: Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory / Macquarie University).

Thank you.