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Submissions: 2022 February

Post by bystander » Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:49 am


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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Tom Glenn » Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:23 am

Young crescent Moon and Jupiter
ImageYoung crescent Moon and Jupiter by Tom Glenn, on Flickr

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This single shot photograph shows the young crescent Moon together with Jupiter on the evening of February 2, 2022. Five of the six largest moons of our solar system are visible (Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Moon, Europa). The Galilean moons of Jupiter are arranged as follows in this image, from top to bottom: Ganymede, Io, Europa, Callisto. Taken from San Diego, CA, on 2/2/22 at 18:10 PST.

Nikon D500
70-200mm lens at 200mm, F/2.8
ISO 1600
1/13s, single exposure (handheld)
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by R2Jay » Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:17 am

The Flaming Star Nebula in SHO


IC405 - The Flaming Star Nebula is an emission and reflection nebula located in the constellation Auriga 1.500 light years from earth. It's name comes from rippling dust and gas lanes derived from light reflecting off of dust granules from the nearby star AE Auriga.
I captured this image over 6 nights from my home terrace in Ragusa, Italy using Hydrogen, Oxygen and Sulfur narrowband filters, resulting in the famous Hubble palette.

Tecnosky SLD80mm (FL: 480mm) Apo Triplet Owl Series
ZWO ASI294MM Pro Cooled Camera
Tecnosky Flattener/Reducer 0.8X
ZWO EWF 7x36
Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Advance
Pegasus Astro FocusCube 2
Antlia 3.5nm Ha, OIII, SII Filters 36mm unmounted
Skywatcher EQ6R-PRO

- Ha 87x300s
- OIII 26x300s
- OIII 9x1200s
- SII 44x300s

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Copyright: Renato Jeanpiero Tradardi - R2Jay Astrophotography

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Michael Tz » Thu Feb 03, 2022 9:48 am

Hi all :)
Here is my ISS image from from my backyard telescope.
Thw scope was a costume fork mount with sct and a planetary camera.
It took me year to achieve such high res image, Alot of accuracy and tech.
It was a difficult target to capture.
Thank you,
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by GermiMaicon » Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:04 pm

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Kinch » Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:53 pm

Widefield from the Cone Nebula to NGC 2259
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by the_astronomy_enthusiast » Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:17 pm

Stellar Fireworks in NGC 4449 by William Ostling, on Flickr

Full write up here: ... n-ngc-4449

NGC 4449 has been forming stars for several billion years, but currently it is experiencing a star formation event at a much higher rate than in the past. At the current rate, the gas supply that feeds the stellar production would only last for another billion years or so. The hot, new young stars are illuminating the surrounding gas in a beautiful display. Pink regions represent ionized hydrogen gas, and blue regions represent ionized oxygen gas.


Re: Submissions: 2022 February

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Good evening everyone, Here I am again once again with the constellation of Orion, last week, the moon was almost absent, but still bad weather, so I decided to go back and forth in the cantal at 1350m altitude in order to be able to continue and complete the mosaic, approximately 800 km round trip! And it was freezing cold it wasn't easy 🥶🥶 Ciel bortle 3, it was really a magical place in order to be able to image this constellation made over 2 nights, in 4 photo panels of about 4 hours each image, so I'll let you go and see the full version so you can see all the details . Another big thank you and a big congratulations to @Philippe for his help with the treatment, which is working wonders as usual! Samyang 135mm f2.8 Canon 6D Iso 1600 defiltered by Photomax Heq5 pro Approximately 400 x 120'' Processing App, pixinsight, ps Have a good sky

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by astronut2007 » Fri Feb 04, 2022 1:28 pm

Copyright: Alan C Tough

Inca astronomers referred to the Coalsack Nebula as "Yutu", a partridge-like bird native to the Andes. The two bright stars in the accompanying image belong to the Southern Cross: they are (lower-right) Acrux (Alpha Crucis) and (top-right) Mimosa (Beta Crucis). There are also several open star clusters visible here, including the wonderful Jewel Box to the left of Mimosa.

I captured this image remotely, using iTelescope T70 in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile (hence the reference to Yutu!). The total exposure time was 75 minutes through LRGB filters.

Highest resolution image here:

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Abdulmohsen Alreesh » Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:38 pm

Another long time favourite target! the seagull nebula. I was originally planning to capture over 8 hours on the target, unfortunately i did not account for the humidity and dew point being reached so early in the night or morning i guess making my lens fog up completely. I had to discard about an hours worth of data and cut the night short. I came in at a total of about 5.5 hours which is still enough data to work with. Hopefully i can capture it again soon and make another 5 or 6 hours. Let me know what you think!

imaged from Kuwait

using a Skywatcher esprit 100
Zwo asi2600mm
Ioptron cem40
and baader SHO filters

you can find more of my work on my instagram or on astrobin

feel free to share the photo my instagram is @mi7sen89 and my name is Abdulmohsen Alreesh

thank you!

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Abdulmohsen Alreesh » Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:24 am

the solar beast!
quite pleased with the result!
2k frames for proms
2k frames for surface details

Stacked best 75% of both as guiding was optimal

Processed in impgg and PS

Lunt LS100MT
Zwo asi174mm
rainbow rst-135
hinode solar guider

imaged from Kuwait this afternoon where seeing is not optimal.

feel free to check out more of my work on Instagram @mi7sen89

thank you!

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by justintastro » Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:29 pm

Full Resolution

Westerhout 5, Aka IC1848 or the Soul Nebula
Here is the Soul in SHO palette, I had quite a lot of fun processing this data, this target is quite colorful on it's own, displaying very saturated hues just after channel combination.

Acquisition -

Sii - 101x180s
Ha - 82x180s
Oiii - 105x180s

Esprit 80, HEQ5, IMX571Mono, Antlia 3nm SHO
Processed in Pixinsight

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by tinmar_g » Sun Feb 06, 2022 2:33 pm

Orion under Parisian sky

Orion under Parisian sky by Martin Giraud

Orion is a real star of the winter night sky, its nebula is the brightest we can observe. It is so bright that you can easily see it with the eye (knowing where to look) under a sky without too much light pollution.

I live in the heart of Paris (somewhere in the 17th arrondissement) and I'm lucky to have a small balcony! I have been practicing astrophotography for a few years now and I know how much light pollution is a nightmare for photographing the night sky. The capital is certainly the place where there is the most light pollution in France... We can see some stars when the conditions are favorable but not more. But last month I discovered that I could see Orion's stars with the naked eye and that the constellation is just visible in the alignment of my balcony at night, at least at this time. In need of an astro outing under more clement skies, I had the idea to photograph it.

Trying to do astrophoto from a balcony in Paris is quickly problematic. First difficulty, the visibility. My balcony is south facing, which is great for sunbathing in underwear when the weather is good, but not so good for setting up with an equatorial mount. An equatorial mount is a tool that compensates for the rotation of the earth and allows you to take pictures of stars with a long exposure without them "moving". Indeed, it is impossible to see the North, (necessary to set up the polar star in order to adjust the equatorial mount), to aim up or on the sides because of the extension of the walls around the balcony. I only have a shooting window on the south. To remedy this problem I had to make very short exposures and recard my subject regularly to compensate for the rotation of the Earth

Second problem, the Eiffel tower ! At night it plays the role of a lighthouse and turns a powerful light beam 360 degrees from its top floor. I'm not near it but apparently enough to see this beam illuminating the part of the sky visible from my home. (According to the Eiffel Tower website, its beam has a range of 80km). I could have run the intervalometer without worrying about the light beam but it would have been very difficult to sort out the pictures afterwards... (on the raw you can't see the excess light, you have to edit it first to see it) Between each passage of the beam I had enough time to take 6 pictures. So I took 6 pictures, waited a few seconds, took 6 pictures again, forgot to count, took the beam by inattention, deleted the last picture with the beam, and started again...

Third problem, the proximity. A special dedication to the neighbor of the building opposite who must have taken me for a pervert with my camera pointed in her direction...

In total I took 390 pictures ! I also took a picture with the same lens of the foreground, the roofs of the buildings above which Orion rises.

I made a stacking of the sky photos (technique which consists in stacking the photos in order to have a final photo with a maximum exposure and much more detail), which made me a final photo of about 16min and 38 sec.

Equipment : Canon 6D astro modified / Samyang 135mm / L-PRO Optolon filter

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Post by pepe30 » Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:14 pm

A beautiful emission nebula in the Sadr region.
The processing the reflection nebula vdB 130 was captured using narrowband filters Astrodon OIII,SII and Astronomik Ha.
I used a combination of two ASI 2600mono and Atik 460mono cameras for detail.
I used a total of 74 hours of exposure.

You can find a detailed description on my website: ... a-vdb-130/
full view: ... scaled.jpg


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UFO - Submissions: 2022 February

Post by AstroEdy » Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:02 am

Aliens are watching us.

A cloud in the Bernese Alps shows as an UFO.

Clear skies


Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Mathieu80 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:42 pm

Imagesh2-308 The Dolphin Head by Mathieu Guinot, sur Flickr

The great SH2-308 emission nebula lies about 5,200 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.
It is a famous example of “space bubble” (like Thor's Helmet NGC 2359 or the Bubble nebula NGC 7635) created by the intense radiation of a bright and very hot Wolf-Rayet central star. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution.
The Dolphin Head covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon, which corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance.

Another faint bubble is visible at the bottom which is the planetary nebula PNG 234.9-09.7

Data bought on Telescope Live and taken with CHI-2 and CHI-4 telescopes at El Sauce Observatory in October and November 2021.
HOO-RGB processing made with Pixinsight and Photoshop.

7h15 exposures


Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Mathieu80 » Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:45 pm

ImageIC2944 / IC2948 Heart of the Chicken by Mathieu Guinot, sur Flickr

This is one of my favourites nebulae and i particulary love the great 3D appearance of its structures in narrowband, and the colours which came out from it.

Here is a close view of IC 2948, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula or the Lambda Centauri Nebula, which is an emission nebula located about 6000 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus.
It is associated with the open cluster IC 2944 (Caldwell 100) and one of its most remarkable features is the presence of several Bok globules, which are frequently a site of active star formation. However, no evidence for star formation has been found in any of the globules in IC 2948.

Data bought on Telescope live and taken with CHI-1 telescope at El Sauce Observatory, Chile, from january to august 2021 (2 panels mosaic).

9h40 exposures

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by kokehtz » Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:50 pm


Full resolution: ... GB_AIP.jpg


Copyright: Alvaro Ibañez Perez
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by cosmicwreckingball » Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:22 pm

My 7 year project of a 2.5 gigapixel image in Orion. 200 panels plate solved and mosaiced to reveal this incredible constellation.

Selectable data set and zoomable, full resolution:

And a small version for the forum.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by tommasostella » Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:45 pm

Horse head and Flame nebulae (B33 and NGC 2024)
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
From Taranto (Italy)
Lights: 482 x 30s
Tube: Skywatcher Newton 200 f/4
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Michael Tz » Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:44 pm

Space station flyby
Photographed it with a small telescope on fork mount.
It was a clear night and the seeing was great, She was very bright -4.
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by barretosmed » Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:23 am


Here we identify two clusters in the constellation of Norma, in the upper left corner is NGC 6067 and in the lower right is NGC 6031


Esprit 150mm
65x 100'' exposure
Location: Jales - SP - Brazil

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil) ... -no-brasil
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by Astromontufar » Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:57 am

Dear Editors,
Greetings from Guatemala.

Image details: April 26, 2021 - Holy Grail Timelapse integration - Canon 6D Mark 2 - iso 3200 -125mm

I attached an APOD Submission, this image was captured last year during full moon over Temple 4 of Tikal National Park in Peten, Guatemala. UNESCO HERITAGE SITE and astronomical heritage of the world.

During this afternoon with amazing weather conditions, inside a tropical jungle, The Maya Biosphere, the full moon rises behind temple 1 (the Great Jaguar) and Temple 2 (The Skull's Temple) in an apparent alignment with the Full Moon rising trajectory, the image displays the colofull pallete of the Venus Belt and the color of light over the moon surface in the different layers of the atmosphere.

The maya biosphere is an important cultural and natural reserve plus a lot of astronomical observations happened in these sites.

Image Credits: Sergio Montúfar (Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes)

Note: I kindly request to share the attached image in all platforms only if the image becomes APOD.

Thank you.
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Re: Submissions: 2022 February

Post by sydney » Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:04 am


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