Submissions: 2022 October

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Post by MrRat » Mon Oct 17, 2022 1:57 am

NGC1499 - 160 shots at 300 seconds each. Shot from my backyard with a ZWO ASI2600MC camera, William Optics GT81 telescope, and Losmandy GM811G equatorial mount taken on the nights of October 9-11, 2022.
221017 NGC1499_California_Nebula_RTU_160_300-cbg-csc-crop-St-Edit.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by Lefty's Astrophotography » Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:31 am

Sh2-224 - Supernova Remnant in Auriga
This is my longest project to date, with 84 hours of exposure time between Feb 2021 and April 2022. HOO nebula + RGB stars. Captured using a 6" f/4 newtonian, ASI1600, and astrodon+astronomik filters on an Orion Sirius mount from my Bortle 6 driveway.

Link to full res image:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/524 ... 7dff_o.png

Full acquisition/processing info:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/leftysast ... datetaken/

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by carlos uriarte » Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:17 am

I took this photo throughout the month of August and I attest to the good seeing for each light of 15 minutes with detail of the pillars. In my life I have seen such punctuality achieved with the equipment and what has been said, it is not due to good guidance and tracking, it is certified that there was a brutal sky, so I was able to take advantage of it at the resolution of 0'88" arc/pixel.
I recommend going 100% and looking at the pillar structures. As well as the adjacent structures that we can observe in the set.
For the composition I have put the SHO + RGB palette for the stars, that a priori the small ones are not visible, but if you zoom to 100% there they are, punctual. The brightest ones are noticeable by their brightness diameter and I wanted to leave them that way, without exceeding the molecular set of this beautiful structure so well known to us that Hubble photographed many years ago and left us speechless.
Anyway...A pleasure to have these objects and we hope to enjoy these skies

ImageThe Eagle Nebula with rgb stars by Carlos Uriarte, en Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by stefanz » Wed Oct 19, 2022 1:22 pm

NGC 4244 (Caldwell 26) in H-alpha and continuum light (final version)

NGC 4244 (also known as Caldwell 26) is an edge-on spiral galaxy in constellation Canes Venatici with extended star-forming regions showing strong H-alpha emissions.

The image is calculated with and without H-alpha information. By toggling between the two variants the correlation between HII gas clouds and bluish regions (containing young stars and probably also OIII gas) can be visualized.

Click on the animation for detailed information and full resolution pictures.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by wrightdobbs » Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:02 pm

"Fall is Here"

October 8, 2021 in Cape San Blas, Florida
EXIF: 23 images stacked at 20 seconds, ISO 2500, f/3.5 with a Viltrox 20mm f/1.8 lens and Sony a7ii. Beach: 2 images at ISO 2500, f/5.6, and 80s.

A little over a year ago I went out to Cape San Blas, Florida to scout out locations for the then-upcoming Lunar Eclipse of November 2021, observe a thin crescent moon set with Venus, and take in the Milky Way. It was a pretty chilly evening for Florida and this late into the Milky Way season is our last chance to observe the core before it "sets" for the winter season. At this time of year in the northern mid-latitudes, the Milky Way has a beautiful vertical orientation and it can make for some beautiful scenery lined up with the right foreground so when I got to the beach to take in the night skies and Milky Way, I was elated to find this walkway in front of me that lead to the setting Milky Way! So after spending a little bit of time taking in the beautiful scene with my own eyes, I set up my camera and began shooting these untracked images.

Copyright/Credit: Wright Dobbs (@wrightdobbs)

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by Knight of Clear Skies » Wed Oct 19, 2022 5:29 pm

Path to the Pillars

Image

A high-res version is here.

A composite image to show where the famous Pillars of Creation reside in the sky.

The first two images were taken from Caradon Observatory on the edge of Bodmin Moor, an International Dark Sky Landscape and recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

https://www.caradonobservatory.com/

https://www.darksky.org/our-work/conser ... odminmoor/

The left hand pane is a 3-frame panorama from horizon to zenith. When viewed at low-res it's not that far away from what can be seen with the naked eye from a very dark site. It was taken in 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn were close together in the sky.

The middle pane is a HαRGB image of the Eagle (M16) and Omega (M17) nebulae on the borders of Serpens and Sagittarius.

The right hand pane uses data kindly provided by the Irakus Observatory in Spain under a creative commons license.

https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/294-iki-observatory/
Caradon Observatory, Cornwall, UK.

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by AstroTours.org » Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:01 pm

Major Lunar Standstill at Chimney Rock National Monument
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Copyright: Luke Huxley Hey there!

Long time APOD enjoy-er, first time submitter! I'm excited to see how submitting works and meet the community behind APOD!

This weekend I got to experience an astronomically amazing celestial phenomenon at Chimney Rock National Monument. I got to witness the moon rise between the chimney rocks for the first time ever in 14 years and was one of the few people to have ever observed this alignment in modern times.

If I were to give a short explanation as given on the APOD website
"an astronomically amazing celestial phenomenon at Chimney Rock National Monument. Chimney Rock National Monument is located near Pagosa Springs CO and is one of Colorado’s newer National Monuments, founded in 2012. (not the newest Camp Hale that was founded this month) Chimney Rock is best known for an archeological site that is towered over by two big geologic features (two pinnacles that include the ‘chimney rock’ that tower over the archeological site). In 1987, Dr. J. McKim Malville, an Astrophysics professor at the University of Colorado, predicted, and demonstrated that, at the northern Major Lunar Standstill (MLS, an 18 year cycle where the moon can be seen the most northern point it ever will reach on the horizon) the moon would rise between Chimney Rock and Companion Rock as viewed from the Great House Pueblo. The rare phenomenon was seen from 2004 through 2007. The moon wasn't seen passing between the two rocks ever again from 2007 until October 2022 when it started the next MLS cycle. The moon will continue to be visible between the spires just about every two weeks until 2026 when the moon won't be seen rising between the rocks again for another 14 years. This cycle is thought to of had significance to the ancestral puebloans that used to inhabit the four corners region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. This has been further corroborated by Dendrochronology where wood used by the ancestral puebloan builders show that building activity at the site had the same 18 year cycle of the MLS "

you can learn more and see more images I took of the alignment in the blog post I made here: https://www.astrotours.org/post/the-sta ... l-monument I think the one I put up here is the best but please let me know if you prefer any of the other ones.


Cheers,
Luke
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by VictorBG » Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:44 pm

Hello,
this is my first photo which I think deserves to be APOD!!
Yes, yes I am very optimistic!!
I just wanted to show to everyone :)

Target: LBN 576
Integration: 26h 40

Clear skies
Image
high-res version https://www.astrobin.com/full/kd7318/B/
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/ci6NBsF ... N8fnMi.png
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by deckardbr » Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:52 am

Pleiades with 2 asteroids flying by

While processing this data, I noticed 4 RGB 'streaks' cutting through it. This indicated slow moving objects that would cut across my RGB filters as they changed over the acquisition cycle.

I then used the JPL small-body database query to find out what I captured - turns out my image was photobombed by 796 Sarita and 793 Arizona, at the same time. There are 4 streaks for 2 asteroids because the image was captured over 2 nights.

I decided to leave them in since it makes this image of the Pleiades a bit more unique :-)

Sarita is easier to spot, even at low resolution. The 2 RGB streaks are just to the left of the Pleiades. Arizona is a lot harder. I recommend going to the full resolution version on Astrobin. It's in the middle of the blue nebulosity, and a lot! fainter.
M45_2022_s.jpg
Credit: Andrea Bergamini and Sameer Bharadwaj
Full resolution here: https://www.astrobin.com/ngkzvv/
Tech details: WO GT71 with 0.8x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM pro, ZWO RGB filters, Paramount MX+. 60s frames, unity gain, about ~8 hours total
Original data was captured by me and Sameer in October 2021 (14th), but re-processed with new techniques only this week. It was not submitted before.
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by stoker » Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:49 pm

Helix Nebula in SHO
Lacerta Photonetwton 8" f4
Asi 2600MM - Antlia pro 3nm Filter
Taken at beautiful Finca Olivar - Gaucin / Andalucia
Copyright: Martin Hochbruck

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by olivierr31 » Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:52 pm

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

Acquisitions : Summer 2022
LH-HRGB (H-Alpha Narrow band filter 6nm)
Bin1x1 : L:8h06mn , Ha=8h ; Bin2x2 : R:1h36mn, G:1h36mn, B:1h36mn
80/600 mm Refractor – Camera ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Preprocessing with SIRIL
Image processing with Photoshop
Final touch with Lightroom
Website : https://astrophoto.pagesperso-orange.fr
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Post by olivierr31 » Fri Oct 21, 2022 10:57 pm

Elephant Trunk Nebula (IC1396)

Acquisitions : Summer 2022
H-SHO (Narrow band filters 6nm)
Bin1x1 Ha:9h36', Bin2x2 OIII:1h20mn & SII:1h20mn exposure time
80/600 mm Refractor – Camera ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Preprocessing with SIRIL
Image processing with Photoshop
Final touch with Lightroom
Website : https://astrophoto.pagesperso-orange.fr
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by ejhebert » Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:00 pm

NGC-6543 - The Cat's Eye Nebula (SHO+LRGB)

NGC-6543, The Cat’s Eye Nebula is a very complex target consisting of an elongated inner ellipse and nested in a pair of larger spherical bubbles that are similar to a figure 8.

This is one of the most difficult targets that I have tried to image. 51 hours of imaging and probably just as many to process. I am pleased with the outcome.

Target: NGC-6543
Imaging Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127 CF
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM-Pro
Guide Scope: Explore Scientific ED127 CF
Guide Camera: ZWO 290mm-Mini
Mount: Sky Watcher EQ8-R Pro
Polar Alignment: ASIAir Plus
Bortle Class: 6
Filter: Chroma 3nm
100 x 300s (SII)
100 x 180s (Ha)
75 x 300s (Ha)
191 x 300s (OIII)
100 x 30s (L)
100 x 30s (R)
50 x 300s (R)
100 x 30s (G)
96 x 300s (G)
100 x 30s (B)
Integration: PixInsight
8-22 Oct 2022

Full Resolution at Astrobin: https://astrob.in/ncd5ll/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by Roi Levi » Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:02 pm

Title - Hello Aurora, Hello Orion
website - www.instagram.com/astroi_levi/
Copyright: Roi Levi

this is another panorama from Vesterhon Iceland shot on OCT 5 2022
Story,
when the winter comes orion constellation is back to the northern night skies along with Rosette nebula , horsehead nebula ,Barnard's Loop nebula, California Nebula, and the Pleiades Star Cluster,

the vision was to capture Orion & Aurora at the same time, which is a hard mission and a rare event, all condition need to align, because Aurora is moving fast, the conditions where perfect Aurora was Dancing slow and orion part was clear skies, my vision finally came true in iceland northern lights with a deep space objects in the same frame to document a rare moments of the nights sky, this vision and capture took place in my latest photo tour trip into iceland i was waiting to orion to rise over the magical northern lights in bortle 2 skies near Vestrahorn in iceland i was saying Hello to orion and aurora from the North pole.
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by Harles99 » Sat Oct 22, 2022 7:39 pm

ImageM33 - Triangulum Galaxy by Harley Grady, on Flickr

M33 - Triangulum Galaxy. A a great fall galaxy!

M33 is apart of the local group of galaxies that include our Milky Way and Andromeda. Like Andromeda it is visible with the naked eye in clear dark skies.M33 is also on a collision course with the Milky Way and Andromeda and in several billion years time they will all be merged into one galaxy.

Shot on a ZWO ASI 2600 MC PRO and TS Optics 90mm F6 APO CF Refractor Telescope.
45x600" Exposures. Shot in a Bortle 2 zone in central Texas

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by tommy_h » Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:57 pm

Barnard 35
http://www.distant-lights.at/b35-2018_11_17.htm
Copyright: Thomas Henne
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by tommy_h » Sat Oct 22, 2022 9:59 pm

IC 5146 and Barnard 168
http://www.distant-lights.at/ic5146-2021_07_10.htm
Copyright: Thomas Henne
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by Alson Wong » Sun Oct 23, 2022 3:26 am

NGC 7023 and LBN 468
Copyright: Alson Wong
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by galaxycalls » Sun Oct 23, 2022 4:41 am

43 hours of Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

Please find attached my image for consideration for APOD, Facebook Sky, or Instagram “Universe View Screen.”

Software used Astropixel Processor, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Lightroom.

This image is 7 hours of Luminance, 7 hours each of RGB, 15 hours of Ha data. Totaling 43 hours.

Tech Specs
Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 8 with 0.7 reducer
Mount: Skywatcher Eq6r pro
Controller: ASIAIR plus
Main camera: ZWO ASI 294MM
Guidecam: ZWO ASI120MC
Filters: Astronomik L3, Deep Sky RGB, 6nm Ha
Location: Backyard, Bortle 4, NE USA
Total integration: 43 hours
Date of acquisition: October 2022

Thanks for considering ,
Gil Ching
Instagram @galaxycalls

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by barretosmed » Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:24 pm

PIPE NEBULA

Dark nebulae are a show apart. In the central region of the Milky Way, it features the Pipe Nebula, made up of the dark nebulae B59, B72, B77 and B78.
The Pipe Nebula is part of the Ophiuchus dark cloud complex about 450 light-years away from Earth.

Equipment:
Canon 200mm Lens
Canon 6d
21x 100 sec
Smart-eq ioptron mount, unguided

Processing and capture:
Software: Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT,, Polemaster, SharpCap


LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by junghoon bae » Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:31 am

Lunar eclipse with goddness
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2021.11.19. Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.

Nikon D850
Manual 2X convertor
Nikon 200-500 F5.6 ED VR lens
Total focal length 1000 mm F64
ISO6400
Sutter speed 0.6 s
Mix the moon and model shot and moon shot

https://flic.kr/p/2nUNUoW
Origina size
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YCEqlO ... sp=sharing
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by carlos uriarte » Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:06 pm

Clouds, wind and stars
With my camera and my lens
ImageClouds and Wind by Carlos Uriarte, en Flickr
:) Enthusiastic astrophotographer of latitude 42

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by 124Spider » Mon Oct 24, 2022 10:32 pm

Hi,

This is a "complex planetary nebula" in Aquila. It is bipolar, and otherwise has some odd characteristics, leading some astronomers to believe that its progenitor star is a triple star (while most believe it is a double star).

Taken at Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry, California, USA
RC Optical Systems 14.5 inch Ritchey-Chrétien carbon fiber truss telescope
Contains a total of a bit over 41 hours of exposure time, through L, R, G, B, Ha and OIII filters.
Sharpless71.1000.jpg
Fuller explanation of object and acquisition/prodessing, as well as higher-resolution (and uncropped) images are at
http://www.de-regt.com/Astronomy/Sharpless71.htm

Mark de Regt
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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by imranbadr » Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:21 am

The Orion Nebula (m42)

https://www.astrobin.com/5a5ms6/

This is my first ever version of the Orion Nebula (m42). I started dping astrophotography in Jun this year using my 7 years old 6se. I quickly got excited about DSO photography and setup my equipment over the late summer/early fall.
For this image, data was collected over two nights...5 hours of total integration.

SW Esprit 100ed
AM5
ZWO ASIAirPlus
ZWO EAF
ZWO OAGL
ASI290MM Mini Guide
ZWO EFW
ASI2600MCPro
2 hours RGB 120s
3 hours Optolong L-Enhance 120s
Flats, Darks, Bias 20 each for each flow
Bortle 7, San Jose, CA
DSS, PixInsight, Gimp

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Re: Submissions: 2022 October

Post by salvatorecerruto » Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:34 pm

Today's partial eclipse of the sun taken from inside the cathedral of San Giorgio in Modica from a window on top of the church near which there is a statue of an angel.
I liked setting the eclipse in this way to create a dramatic atmosphere that is given by the presence of this mysterious figure at the moment of the eclipse. In ancient times the solar eclipse was considered by popular belief almost as a nefarious event and was experienced in an aura of mystery and concern. Science teaches us that this is not the case and helps us to appreciate celestial events like this in the right perspective. Thanks to my camera I was able to enjoy this beautiful event of nature, so rare and so precious.

Technical data: Nikon D800 + Tamron 100-400mm @135mm, f/32, 1/30sec, ISO-80

ImagePartial solar eclipse at cathedral of St. Gerge in Modica by Salvatore Cerruto, su Flickr