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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by felopaul » Sun Dec 18, 2022 10:55 pm

NGC 6744

LRGB :
photo142.jpg
zoom.jpg
full size/info : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo142.html

12 Hrs total frames
done with CDK 610, Moravian C4-16000 on PW L600 mount near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

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Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, M. SELBY, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by atomo » Mon Dec 19, 2022 3:31 pm

Hi guys,NGC2170
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: Lpro
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight/PS
Lpro: 72x600s exposure @ 0 Gain
Integration: 12 hrs

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by vanamonde81 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:43 am

Sunsets of a Year
Copyright: György Soponyai

This picture tries to demonstrate the movement of position of sunsets between two winter solstices photographed once every month near Mogyoród, Hungary.

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2021.12.21 - 2022.12.18.
Mogyoród, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Samyang EF 24/1.4

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Julien Looten » Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:53 am

Meteor, Milky Way and airglow above a Romanesque church in France. 💫
Full : https://www.flickr.com/photos/julienloo ... en-public/
Copyright: Looten Julien
I had set myself an end of year goal, to make an image of a French monument, under the Milky Way, and with (a bit of luck) a Geminid meteor. It is done. For this, I had to take into account several parameters: choose a place facing south, free of light pollution. And choose a moonless window and a clear sky.

The medieval church of Sainte-Radegonde, visible in the foreground, is situated on a rocky promontory overlooking the Gironde estuary. It overlooks the fortified village of Talmont-sur-Gironde.

The Geminids are a swarm of shooting stars visible every year in December, when the Earth crosses its path. This year, the peak took place around 10-12 December... But on that date, the full moon took place. The Milky Way was therefore not visible, because of the strong luminosity emitted by the Moon. So I made this image on December 16, as soon as the conditions were optimal. A single shooting star passed by my field of view, next to the Pleiades, around 11pm.

The sky seems to be covered with "multicoloured clouds"... This is not a question of spurious colours or special processing. It is a rare natural phenomenon caused by a chemical reaction in the upper atmosphere, where the sun's rays excite molecules, which then emit a very weak light (chemiluminescence) of green and/or orange colour. It is called airglow. This evening, it was very, very intense...

In the sky, we can distinguish a part of the Milky Way, centred on the constellation of Orion. This constellation is easily recognisable by the three stars aligned in its belt. It consists of the Horsehead Nebula and the famous Orion Nebula.

The whole is surrounded by a gigantic nebula, Barnard's Loop (a red half-arc). To the left of Orion is the constellation of the Unicorn. It is also composed of red nebulae, including the Rosette Nebula and the Christmas Tree Nebula. Higher still, Mars, the Pleiades and the California Nebula.

Exif : Here is the final image: panorama of 6 photos taken with the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 - Canon 6d Astrodon. 15 minutes exposure (stacking, 13s each). 2000 iso - F/2. No tracking.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by WolfHeart » Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:50 am

Geminids Meteor Shower and the Winter Milky Way

Image is a composite of the 2022 Geminids meteor shower and the Winter Milkyway Sky with Mars and Taurus, Orion, Auriga, Monoceros, and Perseus constellations Barnard's Loop with Horsehead, flame, and Orion nebulae. Flaming Star, California, Jellyfish, Rosetta, Cone, Pleiades & Seagull Nebulae.

Image captures and summaries the majestic night of the 14th to the 15th of December in Al Fayoum Desert in Egypt.

ImageGeminids WMW by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

Sky:
Nikon Z6II- Astro modified
Astronomic CLS Filter
Nikon 14-24mm

Meteor & Foreground:
Nikon D850
Samyang 14mm
Ioptron SGP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waddah.photography/
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/WolfHeart/
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by dwj85 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:57 pm


A Journey in California

After a little bit less than 2 months (due to the bad weather and some optimization), I am happy to share you my first target with my new setup. Let me present you the California Nebula (NGC 1499), this nebula located in the constellation Perseus lies at a distance of about 1,500 light years from Earth and is almost 70 light years long. Mainly emitting in Halpha, I present you my HOO version.
It tooks me 9 nights, more than 500 pictures kept for around 29h of integration (155*300s in Ha, 174*300s in OIII and 60*30s in RGB for the stars).

For this pic, I've choosen an HOO version. I hope that you will appreciate my version of the California Nebula.

https://www.astrobin.com/kjlfkx/H/






Exifs :

Ha: 155*300s (2h55)
OIII: 174*300s (2h10)
Stars RGB : 60*30s
DOF: 41
Camera: ASI 1600 MMpro
Mount: EQ6-r PRO
ASIAIR V1
Mini guide ZWO
Guiding Cam : Asi 224Mc
Preprocess and process: Pixinsight and Photoshop

More details can be found following the Astrobin link
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Vincent Bchm » Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:38 pm

A Southern Analemma of the Sun

Same place, same hour, same camera, same lens over one full year.
From the shore of the Nahuel Huapi lake (San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina) between November 2021 and November 2022.

Each Sun has been shot at 18:09 local time (21:09 UTC).
A first shot has been taken with a solar filtar. Right after a second one has been taken without the filter to use the landscape as a reference for further alignment between all images.
The orangish haze comes from the setting sun, the last rays of light going through the Blest arm of the Nahuel Huapi lake.
The landscape image is a stack of various shots to produce this blurry effect on the water.

Thanks for watching, clear skies!


Acquisition: Vincent Bouchama, with help of Carla Di Taranto who did some shots while I was on vacation :ssmile:
Processing: Vincent Bouchama
Astrobin: astrobin.com/vincent.bchm
Instagram: @vincent.bchm

Full size file can be downloaded here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent_b ... 9/sizes/l/


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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by felopaul » Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:10 pm

NGC 6559

SHORGB :
photo141.jpg
RGBO :
photo141c.jpg
full size/info : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo141.html

80 Hrs total frames
done with CDK 610, Moravian C4-16000 on PW L600 mount near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

http://www.cielaustral.com
Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, M. SELBY, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by felopaul » Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:13 pm

NGC 3586

SHORGB :
Photo138.jpg
full size/info : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo138.html

80 Hrs total frames
done with CDK 610, Moravian C4-16000 on PW L600 mount near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

http://www.cielaustral.com
Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, M. SELBY, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by astrosama » Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:25 pm

(Cosmic Melody)
Geminid Meteor Shower with the White Desert Arches, Egypt (13-14-15 Dec 2022)


She enjoyed the cosmic fireworks and the geminid meteor shower while playing the violin in the desert.

ImageGemeind Meteor shower with the violinst from the White Desert ( Cosmic Melody) by osama Fathi, on Flickr

We travelled to the White Desert in Egypt for two nights, December 13–15, 2022, to observe and photograph the meteor shower. During those two nights, we saw more than 200 meteors, even with the moon in the sky. We took more than 1400 photos to document the meteors with a panorama of the Winter Milky Way and a panorama of the foreground taken from the Aqabat Area inside the White Desert.

Gears:
Nikon Z6 Mod, Skywacher star adventurer tracker , Nikkor 14-24 mm lens , Panorama Head


Settings :
- Winter Milky way Stacked tracked Pano : 8 columns *3rows, 24photos , 180 sec at Iso 1000@ 24mm f2.8
- Meteors: 1400*15 sec, ISO 8000 in the dark, ISO 4000 under the moonlight
-Foreground : 8 photos (one row) , 4 sec Iso 1000@ 24 mm

Softwares: Adobe Photoshop 2022, Pixinsight , Astrotools, Topaz Denoise

Osama Fathi
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Jonathan_lost_in_space » Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:25 pm

Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) Stellar Winds
This was almost 40hrs of narrowband exposures from a light polluted city, to capture the amazing stellar winds of the Bubble Nebula!

Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635)
https://www.astrobin.com/full/q29q1v/B/
Copyright: Jonathan Middleton https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/tlRkoYF ... A78_uZ.png
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by ejhebert » Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:52 am

Here is my version M-1, The Crab Nebula in SHO.

Things I learned while imaging this target:
1. While processing the OIII, I noticed the "stem" on the bottom of the target. I never new it was there. I added the OIII as a luminance layer to keep it visible.
2. There is a neutron star at the center.
3. The intricate filament structure that is throughout the target is called Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities.

Target: M-1: The Crab Nebula
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
30 x 600s (Ha)
42 x 600s (OIII)
30 x 600s (SII)
Integration: PixInsight
3, 9, 19 Dec 2022

Astrobin: https://astrob.in/goj59w/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by maxifalieres » Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:12 pm

Picture of the NGC 1365 in Fornax

Taken in the Cielos Albertinos Astronomic Observatory, 17/12/2022

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NGC 1365
by Maxi Falieres, en Flickr

Telescope GSO 200mm F4
ZWO 533 MC Pro + Coma Corrector
Skywatcher NEq6 mount

46 Lights de 3' Gain 101 -10°C
100 Darks

Light Polution: Bortle 2/3
Location: Observatorio Astronómico Cielos Albertinos
Alberti, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by felopaul » Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:08 pm

M20

RGB :
Photo137.jpg
SHORVB :
Photo137b.jpg
full size/info : http://www.cielaustral.com/galerie/photo137.html

80 Hrs total frames
done with CDK 610, Moravian C4-16000 on PW L600 mount near Actacama Desert in Chile, El Sauce Observatory

http://www.cielaustral.com
Copyright: Team CielAustral with J.C CANONNE, M. SELBY, G.CHASSAIGNE, N.OUTTERS, P. BERNHARD, D. CHAPLAIN & L. BOURGON
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by atomo » Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:43 pm

Hi guys,NGC2237_HOO
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: NBZ Idas
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight
NBZ: 120X120s exposure@100 Gain
Integration: 4 hrs

Davide Mancini ,Perth,Australia,20/12/22

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by ajpsleiman » Wed Dec 21, 2022 3:41 pm

Here are my submissions for December.

These are all single exposures taken in the Everglades National Park down in Florida! The orange glow in the back is the moon setting.
Gear used:

Sony a7r3
Sony 24-70 f4
Godox tt685s

Thanks
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Herbert_Walter » Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:50 pm

NGC 1097 ...
...is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Fornax (distance about 48 million light years).
It is a severely interacting galaxy with obvious tidal debris and distortions caused by interaction with the companion galaxy NGC 1097A. 

More infos: https://www.skypixels.at/ngc1097_N17_info.html

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by MatthewPaul » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:23 am

120 Hours of M82
Copyright: Matthew M Paul
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You can right click on the image and select "view Image" for a full res photo,
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Hello Everyone,

I don't generally share my images publicly but though that I would on this one.

I recently spent about 120 hours imaging M82 with a 9.25" Celestron, Reducer, Cooled IMX432 mono camera, Orion LRGB filters, and an Astronomik 12nm Hydrogen alpha filter. This was over an exactly one month period, covering 17 clear nights of imaging from November 13th to December 13th. 30 hours were spent with the Luminance filter, 8-12 hours each on RGB (more on Green and Blue), and 70 hours with the Hydrogen filter. Hydrogen was blended into the luminance channel, as well as the red channel.

I used 100 hours worth of the data in this image. This is this the most time that I have spent on a single image personally, and it is also the longest that I've seen a single person image the Galaxy Messier 82.

Not only does it look really neat but there is far more structure visible in this image than most other "Small Telescope" amateur image that I've seen. This is mainly due to the amount of time that was spent imaging. I did struggle with the stars looking "right" but at the end it's ok and we are always learning and improving.

Some interesting things to note:
• From what I have read, the Hydrogen being ejected from the core of M82 is propelled by massive amounts of stars going supernova.
• To the left of the galaxy you can see a small grey cloud. It would really be color much like the hydrogen near the galaxy, as it is also made of ionized hydrogen, by my camera and telescope were not sensitive enough to pick up on the red hue with the exposure time spend with the red color filter and the way that I edited it. This cloud feature is called "The Cap" and is not normally seen in small instruments or amateur images, from what I can tell
• Above the cap near the top edge of the image you can see a large grouping of tiny oval shapes. This is a cluster of galaxies that is around 2.5 billion light years away from us. Similarly there is a "Chain" cluster of small background galaxies to the right of M82.
• Throughout the image you can see small galaxies in the background of differing shapes sizes and colors.
• The image might seem dark, or bright, or the colors could be different on your screen as they are on mine. I need to calibrate my screens.


The camera has large 9um pixels, so the moderately sized sensor still only is 1600x1100px, a nice sized file. This is uncropped and 100% scale, but slightly compressed to meet the 500kb file size limitations.

DSS, Gimp, and Topaz AI were used to compile/edit.

Sub exposure times:
1000sec Hydrogen
300sec RGB
90 Sec Luminance

Thank you for your looking!

-Matt P

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by ImNewHere » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:23 pm

This one here was a difficult mosaic to do. I had a total of 12 sessions in APP due to different cameras, optics, exposure length, orientation, etc. I mixed some stuff from Telescope Live in with a ton of my own data from both here at home and from trips to Marfa TX. There were a total of 226x 120s, 180x 180s, 204x 300s, and 264x 600s totaling 77 hours and 32 minutes of integration taken with the Telescope Live AUS-2, CHI-5, CHI-6, Pentax K5 with Samyang 135 f/2, Pentax K5 with Borg 55FL f/3.6, Pentax K5 with WO Redcat 51, Pentax K3 with WO Redcat 51, and Pentax K3 with Borg 55FL f/3.6. All of this was processed in APP and Photoshop.

ImageBHH_Rho_Mosaic by Scotty Bishop, on Flickr

Full size is here: https://www.astrobin.com/hcfl0c/

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Meiying Lee » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:49 pm

Sun Track on the Winter Solstice
Photo description:
Today, December 22, is the winter solstice, when the sun shines directly on the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun will rise from the most southerly point in the east, cross the southernmost sky, and set from the most southerly point in the west.
It is rare to see such clear weather in Taipei in winter, so I spent the whole day photographing the southernmost trajectory of the sun in the sky of Taipei! The tallest building on the left is Taipei 101. The sun was shot from 7:35 am to 4:02 pm with a sun filter applied. Startrails software was used to composite the sun tracks and foreground.

Equipment Details: Canon EOS 6D with Tokina 11mm Lens and Sun filter for images of the Sun
Location : Taipei, Taiwan
Time: December 22, 2022
Photographer : Meiying Lee (李美英)
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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by dflipp » Fri Dec 23, 2022 2:38 am

Messier 33 in Ha and OIII

More info at: https://www.astrobin.com/zq4nez/

Copyright: Danny Flippo

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by dflipp » Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:03 am

Messier 78
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Copyright: Danny Flippo

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by Harles99 » Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:30 pm

ImageHeart Nebula (IC 1805) by Harley Grady, on Flickr

The Heart Nebula (as you can tell its name by its shape) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia approximately 7,500 light years away. Shot in Narrowband from a bottle 5 skies.

Shot on a ZWO ASI 2600 MC
TS Optics 90mm CF APO Refractor Telescope

26x600s - 4.3hrs of total integration time.

Edited in Pixinsight/Photoshop

©NebulosityMedia 2022

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by vanamonde81 » Sat Dec 24, 2022 7:08 pm

Christmas Eve Moon
Copyright: György Soponyai

I observed and captured the last waxing crescent Moon of 2022 on Chrismas Eve. At the time the photo was taken the age of the Moon was 29 hours and 03 minutes.

Image

2022.12.24. Mogyoród, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Tamron EF 150-600 @600mm
1/250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640

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Re: Submissions: 2022 December

Post by martinkonrat » Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:20 pm

Imagejgf

NGC2170, aka The Angel Nebula. Newtonian Astrograph Version. OSC camera.

A very faint complex of emission, reflection and dark nebulae in the constellation Monoceros. It´s hard to acquire the data and also hard to process it. I tried 8 different workflows to get to this final image and it´s a bit far from what I was expecting, in a bad way :-). But given the complexity of the target, I am happy!

🗓 December, 20th to 23th. 2022
📍 Giruá, RS, Brazil. Bortle 4.
🔭 FotonAstro Astropipe 200MM F4 Newtonian Astrograph / AM5 Eq Mount
📷 asi2600mc camera
🕶 Optolong UV/IR filter
- 141 x 180s frames (7h3min)
🧑‍💻 pixinsight, photoshop