Recent Submissions: 2012 December

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by gvanhau » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 am

Moon and Jupiter conjunction on Christmas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_gvanhau/
Copyright: Geert Vanhauwaert

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Chepar » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:55 am

A different view of the colors of the Moon´s surface.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by marion165 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:02 pm

Geminid Star Trail
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 311009260/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Geminid Star Trail by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

The following star trail photograph was made of 91 twenty second exposures taken during the Geminid meteor shower. One small meteor can be seen just to the north of Pollux and Castor. Each image was taken with a Canon t2i and a Sigma 10-20mm lens with a Tiffen Double Fog #2 filter to add a little diffusion and soften the image.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

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Dec 25: Jupiter (and Galilean moons) from behind!

Post by aldomottino » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:51 pm


Ian Regan

Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Ian Regan » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:47 pm

This enhanced, false-color shot of the north pole of Dione was taken by Cassini on Christmas Eve, 2012, and assembled by Ian Regan.

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/inde ... t&id=29326
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by philto » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:58 pm

hello
tonight good sky...so Moon in HDR !

self made newton 410 mm F/5.6
eos 5DMII 200 iso.
fusion of differents expositions :
1/320; 1/400; 1/500; 1/640; 1/800; 1/1000; 1/1250; 1/2000; 1/3200; 1/4000; 1/5000; 1/6400 sec.

process by photomatix pro 4.2 developped by HDRsoft and CS5.

best regards and happy new year 2013 !!

Philippe TOSI (FRANCE-Nîmes)
black & withe color
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Orion_PKFD » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi all,

Yesterday I managed to catch Jupiter-Moon conjunction between some cloud and fog.

Here it is the result:
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Description and animated GIF
:
http://astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.pt ... on-jupiter...

Photo in full resolution:
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3060 ... rv6cs6.jpg


Happy holidays,
André Gonçalves

http://www.astro-andregoncalves.blogspot.pt/
http://500px.com/AndreGoncalves

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Rothkko » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:17 pm

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Gredos Team » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:09 am

The "Merry" Christmas Tree Nebula 2012

http://aa-astrophotography.blogspot.com ... llery.html

Copyright: Antonio Cabanillas and William Alvarez - Gredos Astrophotography Team

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image link: http://qhyccd.com/ccdbbs/index.php?PHPS ... .0;id=3608

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Last full moon of the year

Post by nuclearcat » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:36 pm

The last full moon of the year as seen from Ankara, Turkiye.
Copyright: M. Raşid Tuğral
The Moon is set,
And the Pleiades.
Night's half gone,
Time's passing.
I sleep alone now. ”

— Sappho

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by whitenerj » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:23 pm

Jason Whitener
B33 and NGC 2024.

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H-alpha only Rosette

Post by Harel_Boren » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:14 am

http://www.pbase.com/boren

Here's the Rosette – through H-alpha only, such that its many filaments and the whole turmoil of gas and dust is clearly seen.
Details: SBIG ST8300M, Officina Stellare Riccardi-Honders Veloce 200 RH OTA , Astrodon Ha 5nm, NEQ6 mount, guided w/PHD.

[attachment=0]Rosette_Boren.jpg[/attachment]
http://m2.i.pbase.com/o6/27/876727/1/14 ... pixels.jpg

Full size here: http://www.pbase.com/boren/image/147972462
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by bilgebay » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:15 am

Galaxies on the Move
Copyright: Sedat Bilgebay

This is what happens when the scope operator doesn't wake up on time, an hour or so after the meridian The mount just stops to avoid an unfortunate clash...Thank God !

Galaxy Trails
Hires image --> http://astrofotografi.net/gallery/d/693 ... ls2_PS.jpg

5x 300 seconds Light frames @-20, calibrated with flat and bias master frames (25 subs)
December 7-8 and December 14-15
FSQ106EDXIII
Astrodon Truebalance Gen II Luminance filter - SX Filterwheel
Atik 460 EXM
Vixen New Atlux Mount + NexAtlux board - controlled via Sky Safari
Guided via 50mm Borg + SSAG/PHD
Framed, focused and captured with Sequence Generator Pro
Calibrated, aligned and stacked CCDStack
Post processing in Pixinsight&CS6

Galaxy Trails - Enhanced version Hires image --> http://astrofotografi.net/gallery/d/697 ... signed.jpg

35x 300 seconds Light frames @-20, calibrated with flat and bias master frames (25 subs)
December 7-8 and December 14-15
FSQ106EDXIII
Astrodon Truebalance Gen II Luminance filter - SX Filterwheel
Atik 460 EXM
Vixen New Atlux Mount + NexAtlux board - controlled via Sky Safari
Guided via 50mm Borg + SSAG/PHD
Framed, focused and captured with Sequence Generator Pro
Calibrated, aligned and stacked CCDStack
Post processing in Pixinsight&CS6

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by T J » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:47 pm

Hi All,

M1 Crab Nebula imaged using narrowband and LRGB filters. I live in an urban area with pretty bad light pollution, so the narrowband filters help with that.
Colour assignment is Red - Oiii, Green - Ha, Blue - S2, which seems to give the closest approximation to the HST M1 colour scheme in the famous image. Bluish cloud separated from other data and then overlaid.
Telescope: C11 EdgeHD
Focal Length: 2800mm
F Ratio: F10

Camera: Atik 428ex
Binned: 2x2
Resolution: 0.67 arcsec/pixel

Mount: EQ6

Exposure Details:
Luminance : 38mins
Red: 58mins
Green: 104mins
Blue: 45mins
Ha 7nm: 360mins
Oiii: 785mins
Sii: 325mins
Total Exposure: 23hrs
Data gathered over several weeks Autumn/Winter 2012

Software:
Capture: Nebulosity 3
Guiding: PHD
Stacking & Calibration: DeepSkyStacker (3x Drizzle)
Initial Processing: Pixinsight
Combining: Registar 1.0
Processing: Photoshop CS5

Copyright Tim Jardine 2012 timjardine@btconnect.com

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by ViliMax » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:15 pm


Jost Jahn

Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Jost Jahn » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:04 pm

Minor planets makes not only an opposition arc in the sky during their opposition, but also the daily loops by earth rotation.
Combining both motions in an image look strange.
The image was made with the 37cm/f14 SSON remote telescope at 2012 December 05, 06 and 07 and is only a part of a bigger stacked composite. Each day I made around 15 exposures (each 60 sec and seperate by 30 minutes) and stacked them together.
At the picture you see at right the long trail of (1264) Letaba (around 14.7 mag) (not in the opposition arc) at 2012 December 06 and at the left the three days of the arc of (3382) Cassidy (around 15.8 mag).
Because earth rotation the arc of the minor planet is overlayed by a part of the daily motion (when the minor planet was high in the sky).
You can simulate this using a sky chart program like Cartes du Ciel (http://www.backup-jahn.de/astrotreff/ciel-karte.jpg).

Image

Jost Jahn, Amrum, Germany

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by TomTrzicky » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:32 am

24 hours on one image

The composite image (keogram) was created from 704 narrow vertical strips of consecutive images of the same scene during one day (Dec 26) in such a way that time progresses from left to right.
Hence the resulting image is a horizontal representation of time. From the composite image one can derive that duration of night is almost two times longer than day as the images were taken shortly after winter solstice.
Copyright: Tomas Trzicky, Lukas Ronge The images were taken approximately once per two minutes in Trutnov, Czech Republic.
Finally, short dark lines in the middle of the composite image are persons having the luck of being in the displayed strip in the right time of the day.

There is also a whole day video composed of keograms available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNaZNVXIdqM

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by maphilli14 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:46 am

What a Joyful 2012 and best wishes for an awesome 2013!

My final New Year's image is...
MAP-2012-SolarSystemReview-WQXGA-8x5.png
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UN5SBuNWXhY/U ... GA-8x5.png

With full res here:
http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... -year.html

This is my fifth consecutive year and all previous are here: http://maphilli14.webs.com/solarsystemreviews.htm

This was Venus’ year beyond a doubt. There was a transit that I was able to view and share with the world on our marathon Virtual Star Party. For me it was extra sweet as I added some seasoning to the Year of Venus with a wide field nestled in M45 Pleiades and a false color shot in InfraRed and UltraViolet. For these yearly reviews that I’ve been doing since 2008 (Inspired by Mike Salway) I have always tried to pick the best single photo of a subject and represent it as a sort of mock up solar system family photo. I felt like having three shots of Venus broke this standard I hold myself to. I decided that the transit alone wasn’t enough to break this. What forced my hand is that Venus is “the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_(mythology))

What made this fact important to me? Well if you know me, my fourth child was born mere weeks after the transit. Somehow it seemed fitting that my personal live overflowed into the grandness of this event. Somehow these events blended a busy and energetic year for me and it stuck, a trifecta of Venus to sweeten 2012’s photo!

Other amazing things that rounded out my personal year were being featured in Google’s Virtual Star Party featurette as well as having the illustrious, Chris Go visit my house with many other local amateur Astronomers for a warm get together, the day after Google visited!

For the rest of the year’s fun, I found a love of the small things in the solar system this year. I captured a record number of non-planets too. Two comets, and four asteroids and two dwarf planets. I had the pleasure of photographing Eros near it’s closest approach during a Google+ hangout with Dr. Pamela Gay! Later it turns out that there was another asteroid lurking in the same field! Yes a two for one with Eros and Tyche at the same time!

While I missed Mercury this year, I got Pluto which has been missing for me since 2009.

I had lofty goals of shooting Eris, the Pluto killer, but perhaps this is a 2013 goal now.

Noteworthy is that this composite photo consists of 17 separate observing sessions. New objects not photographed for me before were, both Phobos and Diemos on the Mars opposition, as well as Eros, Tyche, Libera (a unplanned surprise near some galaxy clusters), both comets, and the grand Venus transit, which I missed with my 1st child in 2004!!!

Here’s the full list of images, some of which I will need to individually post in the coming months of 2013:

Sun and Venus:
20120605 (Transit - Virtual Star Party - http://youtu.be/t79iec2b-3M )
http://goo.gl/sG278

Venus in False Color:
20120813 (Morning)

Earth, Venus near M45:
20120402 (Evening)

Luna:
20120831 (Full)

Mars, Phobos and Diemos
20120307
Others: http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... tchup.html

Comet Garradd (c/2009 P1)
20120328
http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... ck-in.html

Comet Hergenrother (168P)
20121012 - http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... other.html

Eros and Tyche:
20120202
http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... tyche.html
Pamela didn’t get the Virtual Star Party Uploaded to YouTube :~(

Libera:
20121011 (Accident when photographing NGC7803)

Ceres, Vesta and star compare:
20121213

Jupiter:
20121215 (http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... rgbmp.html )

Europa:
20121025 and animation!
http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... ethod.html

Io:
20121014

Ganymede:
20120911

Saturn:
20120430
http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/201 ... -2012.html

Uranus and Neptune:
20120909 (Virtual Star Party - http://youtu.be/nejyLEznKWo )

Pluto in M25:
20120716 (Virtual Star Party - http://youtu.be/EeMZyRDayGY )
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by mmeida » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:58 am

Year end supermoon
http://imagina.mangasverdes.es
Copyleft: Manuel M. Almeida Last 2012 waning gibbous moon began on December 28 and will run until January 4. Imagen taken from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain), december 29 at 07.23 h.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by mmeida » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:01 pm

2012 last blue moon
http://imagina.mangasverdes.es
Copyleft: Manuel M. Almeida

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by ki_cz » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:13 pm

Hello again everybody, I'd like to submit an image of the December 28th Full Cold Moon rising over Prague in the Czech Republic for consideration. Thanks for looking!

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Merope´s Dust Storm - Winter 2012

The Gredos Astrophography Team: link http://aa-astrophotography.blogspot.com ... llery.html

Copyright: Antonio Cabanillas and William Alvarez

At this winter time M45 is high in the nightsky, so it is a good targed to shot. In this image -a crop from Merope´s Molecular Dust Cloud-
we tried to achieve a original framing to center atention on the Dust Cloud. It is an RGB process, with diferencial stretching and recursive
saturation technique for the Cloud enhancement.

Observation Site: Hoyos del Espino - Avila (Spain)
Equipment: ASA N10, Losmandy G11, STL 11K and RGB Baader filters

Enjoy and happy New Year

Click here to the image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ChJNsx5QRtU/U ... rocess.jpg

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by marioweigand » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:05 pm

Two views of the Pleiades
http://www.skytrip.de
Copyright: Mario Weigand
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Pentax 105/670 SDP / STL11k

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The center of the heart
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http://www.skytrip.de/deepsky/ic1805-2012-11-15c.jpg
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The great Orion nebula
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TEC 160/1280 ED / STL11k


Messier 33
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TEC 160/1280 ED / STL11k


NGC 891 & friends
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TEC 160/1280 ED / STL11k


cheers

Mario
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by avdhoeven » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:07 pm

A cooperation between J-P Metsävainio and myself. He processed the data of my Melotte 15 image using his tone mapping technique, resulting in this detailed image of the Melotte 15 cluster and the dust structures near it...

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