Recent Submissions: 2012 December

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Daloop123

Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Daloop123 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:45 pm

Orion over Mississippi River in Carleton Place, ON
Copyright: Adam Moncrieff (http://www.amoncrieff.ca) Canon 60Da, 10mm, ISO 3200, 60s

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by dketelsen » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:29 am

Attached is an image of the Europa transit on 3 December, a few hours after opposition. Years ago, a friend claims to have seen a crescent-shaped image of a shadow transit near or at opposition as the moon itself blocked part of the shadow. Not sure if I believed him, I went on a quest late Sunday night to check it out. Blog post is at:

http://www.theketelsens.blogspot.com/20 ... -true.html

Sure enough, Europa's shadow appeared as a crescent! -Dean Ketelsen

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Ayiomamitis » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Cloud » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:20 pm


Delio

Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Delio » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:48 pm

Labeled topography of M42 And M43
Copyright: Delio Tolivia Cadrecha
SWED80
EZ60+QHY5 guide
QHY8L camera
10X600s
10x300s
20x60s
10x30s

Black and White and inverted. Processed and labeled with Photoshop.

Image

Link to full image:

http://i.imgur.com/qR0Bb.jpg

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by VegaStar » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:54 pm

Imaging of the Planetary Alignment
December 08, 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vegastarca ... hotostream
Copyright : VegaStarCarpentier

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by alfas » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:01 pm

Rising of Jupiter
http://500px.com/rafaeldefavari
Copyright: Rafael Defavari and Julio Lobo

This picture was taken moments after the occultaion of Jupiter by the Moon, as we could see in some places of the Southern Hemisphere. It was registered on the night of 28th November, 2012, 10:10pm local time, Campinas, Brazil.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Guest » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:13 pm

Quiver Trees By Night 3
http://floriansphotographs.blogspot.com ... 1-2-3.html
Copyright: Florian Breuer
The warm light pollution from the town of Keetmanshoop contrasts with the cool glow of the Milk Way above the Quiver Tree Forest in Namibia. The Magellanic Clouds are clearly visible.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by terry.hancock » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:34 pm

M42 The Great Orion Nebula
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhanco ... hotostream
A very popular image for this time of the year by many astro photographers, here is my version shot using luminance, RGB and H-Alpha with a total integration time of 9.7 hours
Copyright: Terry Hancock

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by ViliMax » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:23 am

NGC 925 (UGC 1913) - barred spiral galaxy type SBc/Sc in Triangulum

http://www.elateobservatory.com
http://www.irida-observatory.org

Copyright: Velimir Popov

NGC 925 (UGC 1913) is a very asymmetric galaxy with a strong spiral arm in the south and flocculent arms in the north. NGC 925 has at least 132 cataloged HII regions. It is about 45 million light-years away. The real diameter of the galaxy is nearly 100000 light-years... Large scale and more information is avaliable here ...

Thank you for looking ...

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by Rothkko » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:36 pm

suns
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by maphilli14 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:48 pm

I submit a very late Venus Transit Montage.
I was part of the "Virtual Star Party" hangout, where we showed live views to the world of this awesome event.
MAP-VenusTransitMontage1-20120605-HD.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YOrRmz-t14A/U ... 605-HD.png
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by dmammana » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:49 pm

A SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CELESTIAL PORTRAIT
From New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud, the heavens shine more beautifully than nearly anywhere else on Earth. Here Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu and moonlit snow-capped mountains make a perfect setting to enjoy the night sky on November 20, 2012. Near image-center appear two Southern Hemisphere celestial showpieces--the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two small satellite galaxies of our own. Near bottom center and along the band of the Milky Way (the Long White Cloud) shines the iconic constellation Crux (Southern Cross) and, to its right, the bright stars Beta and Alpha Centauri (the nearest star system to our own sun). © Dennis Mammana/dennismammana.com

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by elbee » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:51 pm

Salton Sea...More Human Nature than Mother Nature
http://lbuckphotos.smugmug.com/Astrophotography
Copyright: Lee Buck
"Larger Version"

Salton Sea is a pretty strange place. This is shot on the South East corner of the lake with the glow of a power plant behind me illuminating the trees in a single 30sec exposure.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by psemil » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:31 pm

Cave Nebula

Bigger version is here

Some info - here - please use google translate

Image made in collaboration between Emil Pera and Emil Kolbert

Thanks
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by psemil » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 pm

Elephant Trunk

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Some info - here - please use google translate

Image made in collaboration between Emil Kolbert and Emil Pera.

Thanks.

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by cyandro » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:19 pm

December 11th 2012:
Bright conjunction between the crescent Moon and Venus over "Mont Saint Michel de Braspart's chapel" in Brittany (France).
Mercury is present on the left of the picture.

Halo effects are also present behind Moon and Venus.

Panorama of 6 pictures: canon 350D + tamron 70 200 f2.8, 2.5s, 400iso, 145mm.

full image: http://cyandro.free.fr/IMG_6782%20Panorama-1-2.jpg

Alexandre CROISIER (France)

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by J Ebersole » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:17 pm

NGC2237
http://gallery.lightbuckets.com/jebersole/photo/7691/
Copyright: John Ebersole A 2 frame mosaic of the Rosette Nebula in narrowband,Hubble palette.
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by BudgetAstro » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:54 pm

The Orion Nebula and Running Man HaRGB Collaboration
RGB (Doug German) :
SW ED80/EQ5
Nikon D70 modded, Baader Neodymium filter
31 x 240secs iso 800, 30 x 8 secs iso 800 for the core (2 hours 8 minutes)
Guiding (RA only): Quickcam Pro4000/9x50 finderscope, PHD
Stacked in DSS and processed in CS5

Ha (Dave Williams):
10 x 600 secs (I hour 40 minutes)
250mm Hasselblad lens at f4
Moravian G2 8300
5nm filter
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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by ftherrmann » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:01 am

Propus Mosaic
http://fth.bounceme.net/
Copyright: Fred Herrmann

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by ftherrmann » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:13 am

The Flaming Tadpole!
http://fth.bounceme.net/
Copyright: Fred Herrmann

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by StefanoDeRosa » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:28 am

Crescent Moon and planets over the Basilica
http://stefanoderosa.com/
Copyright: Stefano De Rosa Please find above the image I took early yesterday morning (December 11, 2012), showing the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon between two naked-eye planets and a bright crescent Moon. Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just above the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon's sunlit crescent.

The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco, located in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, some 20 km from Turin (Italy).

Best regards

Stefano

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by BudgetAstro » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:32 am

The Orion Nebula and Running Man HaRGB Collaboration Reprocess
RGB (Doug German) :
SW ED80/EQ5
Nikon D70 modded, Baader Neodymium filter
31 x 240secs iso 800, 30 x 8 secs iso 800 for the core (2 hours 8 minutes)
Guiding (RA only): Quickcam Pro4000/9x50 finderscope, PHD
Stacked in DSS and processed in CS5

Ha (Dave Williams):
10 x 600 secs (I hour 40 minutes)
250mm Hasselblad lens at f4
Moravian G2 8300
5nm filter

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Re: Recent Submissions: 2012 December

Post by marion165 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:37 pm

The Polaris Winter Forest
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 267039634/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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The Polaris Winter Forest by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr


The following star trail photograph was made by using 176 twenty-five second exposures for a total exposure time of about 75 minutes. Each exposure was taken with a Canon t2i and a 17-40L lens at 19 mm. (ISO 400, f/4.0) I planned on making the exposure longer but dew started to form on the lens limiting the exposure to 75 minutes. I really like the way the barren trees appear to arch upward virtually reaching around Polaris.