Submissions: 2013 February

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StevenMx
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by StevenMx » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Object: M104 a.k.a NGC 4594 - The Sombrero Galaxy - 16 May ~ 14 June 2003
FITS data obtained from Hubble Legacy Archive.
A six panel mosaic offering close detail of dust lanes and nucleus.
After final cropping the full size image is 11333 x 7430 pixels.
Processing by: Steven Marx Click to view Original FULL scale image

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tango33 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:38 pm

A closeup on Messier 42

Large version:
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/image/148840864

Cheers,

Kfir Simon
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tango33 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:41 pm

NGC 1999 and the Waterfall Nebula
Located in the Great Orion Molecular Cloud Complex just south to the famous M42 (to the Right of this image), lyes this interesting yet forgotten region of the sky.
NGC 1999 is a dust filled bright nebula with a vast hole of empty space represented by a black patch of sky, as can be seen in center of this photograph.
It is a reflection nebula, and shines from the light of the variable star V380 Orionis.(WIKI)

At the Upper Right of the image the Bright Red line is called the Waterfall Nebula (HH 222)
It is considered one of the most mysterious objects in known galaxy (NASA)

Please see explanation here:
http://io9.com/5852822/gaze-upon-the-co ... all-nebula

Larger version:
http://www.pbase.com/tango33/image/148973576

Thanks,

Kfir Simon

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Rosette: 'animals in the sky'

Post by aldomottino » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:10 pm

Copyright: Aldo Mottino and Carlos Colazo (EABA-OAC-UNC).

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Córdoba-Argentina: Long way to the south.

Post by aldomottino » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:16 pm

Copyright: Aldo Mottino and Carlos Colazo (EABA-OAC-UNC).

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Panstarrs comet

Post by Guest » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:58 pm

C/2011 L4 Panstarrs
Copyright: Victor Bibé
From Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tawilson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:07 am

Cave Nebula
Copyright: Dean Salman
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Snow Moon
http://www.galacticimages.com/
Copyright: John Chumack
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Re: Found Images: 2013 February

Post by ftherrmann » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:21 am

The Panther
http://fth.bounceme.net/
Copyright: Fred Herrmann All rights reserved.

The Panther is actually a Bok globule in the Rosette 4500 light years distant in the constellation of Monoceros. Bok globules are dark, dense molecular clouds from which star formation can take place. These were first observed by Bart Bok in the 1940’s. Bok speculated that these clouds were ‘similar to insect’s cocoons’ and would give way to new stars and star clusters as they underwent gravitational collapse.

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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by BudgetAstro » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:31 pm

Starless Horsehead and Flame
HaRGB Collaboration Doug German/Dave Williams

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http://i46.tinypic.com/15dsvt3.jpg

Copyright Doug German/Dave Williams
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tawilson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:55 pm

Supermassive Black Hole Spins Super-fast
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2013/pr201307.html
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30819
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Chasing the Magellanic Clouds
http://www.psychohistorian.org/
Copyright: Auke Slotegraaf
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by tawilson » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:10 pm

Double Lunar Rainbow
Copyright: Dale Cruikshank
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Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus
http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com ... c=17&p=482
Copyright: Scott Rosen
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Big Sur Nights
Copyright: Erion Cuko
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Untitled
Copyright:Christopher Moss
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by Seantos » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:36 am

Aligning the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Pleiades.

Came across this older photo from 08/12/12. I remember driving home from Kitt Peak Observatory around 4 a.m and seeing this awesome alignment through my windshield. I pulled over and snapped a couple photos and jumped in the last exposure. This is NOT a composite. This is a single image, my right arm just moved slightly which made it look a little weird.

Sharing is appreciated!

http://www.facebook.com/seanparkerphotography
http://www.sean-parker.com

Camera Details:
Canon 5D MKII
Nikon 28mm F/2.8 via Fotodiox adapter
ISO 5000 for 25 seconds
Foreground was lit up with a headlamp
conjunctionasterisk.jpg
ISS Flyover In Tucson, Arizona.

Here is a composite image of 4 stacked images totaling of around 4 minutes of the ISS flying over Tucson, Arizona. It will also be visible tonight around 8:15PM. Look W-NW for a really fast moving light in the sky.
issflyoeversmallasterisk.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2013 February

Post by abramson » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:07 am

Comet Lemmon and globular cluster 47 Tucanae
Copyright: Guillermo Abramson
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From dark suburban skies at the seaside resort town of Las Grutas (-40, -65) the comet was not visible to the unaided eye. Binoculars showed a hint of tail and a shade of green. It was very close to the globular cluster 47 Tuc for a couple of nights, giving a beautiful frame.
Canon T1i, Canon lens EF 100 F2, 33x5 sec @f/2, ISO 3200, tripod mounted.
Enjoy!
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