Submissions: 2023 January

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by rkas12 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:33 pm


Link to original : https://www.astrobin.com/full/nyjd0q/0/

I am very pleased to share with you my take on "GUM 37 and the adjacent NGC 3572 stars cluster".

The target features glowing gas and dark dust clouds alongside the young stars of NGC 3572, a beautiful emission nebula and a star cluster located in the southern sky in the constellation Carina.

I have applied last learned techniques and used the "almost" traditional Hubble Palette colors with personal taste.

Hope you will like it.

CS,
Aygen

Image acquisition information:
Data credit: Aygen Erkaslan / Telescope Live
Date: 01/2023
Location: El Sauce, Chile
Scope: CDK 24" (F/6.8)
Camera: QHY 600m
Sii, Ha, Oiii, respectively each 600s
Int茅gration time : 5h

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by starsoverbucks » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:14 am

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF captured at 4am EST on Jan 24th from my backyard outside of Philadelphia.

Technical Details
Telescope: RASA 8 f/2
Camera: ASI 2600MC Pro
Exposures: 9 x 60 seconds through broadband filter
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by wrightdobbs » Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:45 am

"Conjunction of the Moon, Venus, and Saturn"

January 23, 2023 in Tallahassee, Florida
EXIF: 2 images focus stacked. Each image ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/25s with a Samyang 85mm f/2 lens and Sony a7iii. Some crop.

Copyright/Credit: Wright Dobbs (@wrightdobbs)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by wrightdobbs » Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:01 am

"NASA/SpaceX CRS-26 Mission Re-Entry"

This was a single long exposure that captured the reentry plasma/fireball from the NASA/SpaceX CRS-26 mission coming back to Earth. This occurred early Wednesday morning on January 11. The Cargo Dragon capsule had a splashdown just offshore of Tampa, but locations all along the Gulf Coast were able to observe the return and even hear the sonic boom earlyWednesday morning. The fireball lasted for around 1 to 2 minutes and had a successful splashdown about 6 to 7 minutes after the trail disappeared.

馃搷 Near Crystal River, Florida

1 image, f/3.5, ISO 250, 3 minute exposure with Sony a7ii and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens. Image has been cropped and resampled to retain quality.

January 11, 2023

Copyright/Credit: Wright Dobbs (@wrightdobbs)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Tracer » Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:05 am

Veil Nebula HSO.jpg
Western Veil Nebula mapped in H/S/O
ASI183MM
3nm Chroma - H/O
3nm Antlia - S
Skywatcher Esprit120
Skywatcher EQ6r
41 hours total exposure
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by PiKaLaSh » Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:03 am

The Great Orion Nebula

Image

Credits : Alban Lechatellier

Time and Location:
Somme, Hauts-de-France, FRANCE
Captured on december 2022 and January 2023

Technical information:
4 Panel Mosaic
Focal of each Panel : 342mm
Average of 4h for each panel
Color Camera
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by galactic_jonny » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:30 pm

This image of the Flaming Star, Tadpole and Spider Nebulae was taken over 4 nights in mid January 2023 from Essex in England, Bortle 6 skies. It is a 2 panel mosaic using an Askar FRA400, and an ASI 2600MM, with Antlia SHO filters.

The final integration is just over 15 hours of data using an SHO colour palette edited in both PixInsight and Photoshop.

I hope you like it.

John Palmer
https://www.instagram.com/galactic_jonny/

ImageFlaming Star Tadpoles & Spider by John Palmer, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by tommasostella » Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:41 pm

C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
Url: https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
From: Taranto (Italy)
Sky: SQM 20.60

The comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) imaged on January 23, 2023 at 3.00 when it was in the constellation Dragon, near the star Edasich

Lights: 63x180s
Sky: SQM 20,60
Total exposure: 3 h
Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB + Reducer 0,72x
Camera: Omegon veTEC 571C
Filters: Optolong Astronomy Filter LCCD
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight, Photoshop CC
C2022E3-TommasoStellaWEB.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Julien Looten » Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:45 pm

Atmospheric fireworks

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Julien.Looten.Photographie
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/j.looten/?hl=fr
Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/julienlooten/52650775344

Copyright: Julien Looten

Image

This photograph is guaranteed to be free of tricks/composites.

Saturday evening (21/01/2023), I went to the Ch芒teau de Losse (Dordogne) to take a picture of the Milky Way arch. An exceptional phenomenon occurred that evening... an extraordinary airglow...

The sky seems to be covered with "multicoloured clouds"... It is not a question of parasitic colours or special treatments. 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)...

These "clouds" are located between 100 and 300 km in altitude, in the thermosphere... (as a reminder, the international space station is located at an altitude of 400 km). The colour of the phenomenon changes according to the altitude where the chemical reaction takes place. The airglow can take on strange shapes, as seen here in the form of "waves". These undulations are due to the different layers of atmospheric pressure which vary according to the altitude (the air becoming rarefied). These clouds seem to emerge from the North Pole (right end) and the South Pole (left end).

For several years now, this phenomenon has been observed more and more... What are the reasons for this? Change in solar activity? Because of climate change? We don't really know... What we do know is that the development of cameras plays a major role. Sensors are becoming more sensitive, and able to capture these lights.

Airglow can be beautiful and very photogenic, but it can be detrimental to scientific observations... For example, it limits the performance of ground-based telescopes, hence the need to send telescopes beyond the atmosphere (like Hubble and James Webb for example).

Airglow can be observed with the naked eye. This was the case that evening, I thought the sky was covered with (ordinary) clouds when in fact it was airglow. However, the colours are not visible to the human eye, which is far less sensitive than a camera sensor. Nevertheless, you need a very good sky to be able to observe it.

The entire arch of the Milky Way is visible here, thanks to a 180掳 panorama. On the left: Sirius and the constellation Orion. In the centre: Mars, the Pleiades and the California Nebula. Right: the constellation of Cassiopeia, the double cluster of Perseus and the Andromeda galaxy
鈥═his photo session reminded me of my childhood, when my grandparents used to show me the castles of the V茅z猫re valley. I would never have imagined that 15 years later, I would come alone to take a picture of one of the rarest atmospheric phenomena.

To make this image, I took a large panorama of 40 images, cumulating almost one hour of exposure.
Canon 6d Astrodon
Sigma 28mm f1.4
21/01/2023 - around 10pm.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by SteveJ » Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:09 am

Mars and giants
Image credit & copyright: Steve Johnston.
A fog filter was used to enhance Mars and the brighter stars in this image taken from Noojee, Victoria, Australia on 17 December 2022.
The bright yellowish hues of Mars dominates the scene in the lower left just above the treeline. Above Mars, the red giant Aldebaran, and to the right, the red supergiant Betelgeuse, compliment the color palette. A panorama of 3 x 8 seconds exposure, taken with a Canon 6D and 28mm lens at f/2.8, ISO-6400 and stitched in Microsoft ICE.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by EmanueleBalboni » Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:14 am

Clouds are one of the recurrent nightmares for people trying to take pictures of the sky. But not this time. It was a clear evening on Jan, 25th on the Italian side of the Alps: Jupiter and the Moon, in conjunction, were slowly setting towards Mount Viso, one of the iconic peaks of the Western Alps. I moved there aiming to capture the ZTF comet and I was setting up my gear when a burst of high clouds breached from the French side and passed in front of the Moon, creating a spectacular iridescent halo. I turned my camera to the Moon and shot some pictures before the clouds moved away and dissolved.

Details:
Canon EOS 6D astro modified, Canon 70-200
70 mm, f//4, 1600 ISO, 2.5 s
2023/01/25 at 20:05 CET

https://cosmoedintorni.org/
Copyright: Emanuele Balboni
Moon-Jupiter-cloud-rainbow-halo-over-Mount-Viso-1920[1].jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by diy_nasa » Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:41 pm

Orion and Running Man
https://www.instagram.com/diy_nasa/
Copyright: Abe Jones
Image
https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/1OzYglw ... TZ0INm.jpg

Orion Nebula one cold January night in my West Virginia backyard. Jan 15th to 16th , 2023.

Shot with a monochrome camera and luminance, Red, Green and Blue Filters. This is 6 hours of integration; exposures were 60 seconds for Luminance and 180 seconds for RG&B

Also took 2 second images for the trapezium. I hope you like it.


it鈥檚 one of my favorite astro targets!
The Orion Nebula a popular target for astronomers and astrophotographers of all skill sets.

Thanks for looking,
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by SparkyHT » Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:42 am

Simeis 57, The Propeller Nebula in SHO

Full res image: https://astrob.in/i8o2xg/0/

Telescope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 250P / 10-S
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach2 GTO
Filters: Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 31 mm 路 Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 31 mm 路 Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 31 mm
Accessories: Tele Vue 2" Paracorr Type-2 (VIP-2010)

Software:
Adobe Photoshop 路 Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 路 Russell Croman Astrophotography BlurXTerminator 路 Russell Croman Astrophotography NoiseXTerminator 路 Russell Croman Astrophotography StarXTerminator 路 Starkeeper Voyager

Acquisition details
Dates:
June 24, 2022 路 June 25, 2022 路 June 26, 2022 路 June 27, 2022 路 June 28, 2022
Frames:
Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 31 mm: 34脳300鈥(2h 50鈥) bin 2脳2
Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 31 mm: 82脳300鈥(6h 50鈥) bin 2脳2
Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 31 mm: 66脳300鈥(5h 30鈥) bin 2脳2
Integration:
15h 10鈥
Avg. Moon age:
27.18 days
Avg. Moon phase:
Propeller_Final_3_web.jpg
7.73%
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by barretosmed » Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:37 pm

THE MINERAL MOON


MORE DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/zww604/C/

I was saving this image for a special moment, so I decided to post it here, for me it was my best moon image of last year.
The Moon is usually seen in subtle shades of gray or yellow
The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical composition of the lunar surface.
The blue tones reveal areas rich in ilmenite, which contains iron, titanium and oxygen, mainly titanium, while the orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron. The white / gray tones refer to areas of greater exposure to sunlight.
Moon trips have already been guided through similar images.

EQUIPMENTS:
ZWO ASI 6200MC COLED
Esprit 150mm
Baader Moon Filter
Date: 01/27/2023
Time: 20:00
Location: Munhoz - MG - Brazil

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Software: Adobe Photoshop, SharpCap, AutoStakkert AutoStackert and Registax 6.
The background was used the HDR technique with the full moon captured during the day 07/13/2022

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by stargazer1315 » Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:01 pm

Comet C2022 E3 ZTF From Fayoum Desert in Egypt
https://www.instagram.com/_stargazer13_/

Copyright: Mohammed Abdallah

Settings
Sigma 24-70 at 60mm
Nikon D3500
F2.8 iso 800 64x60sec
DSS, Adobe PS
Stacked, Tracked, Blend
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Wah! » Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:35 am

After one whole month of data collection, the thermal change of the lunar cycle has been finally captured.

White hot animation:
202301ThermalMoonAnimationT.gif
Rainbow false color animation:
202301ThermalMoonAnimationC.gif
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by stargazer1315 » Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:42 am

The visiting Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF from Egypt Valley of the Whales
https://www.instagram.com/_stargazer13_/
Copyright: Mohammed Abdallah





26th of Jan, 2023
Stacked, Tracked, Blended after stacking
Settings
Sigma 24-70 at 60mm
Nikon D3500
SWSA mini
F2.8 iso 800 32x60 sec
DSS, Adobe PS, Siril
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by farlightteam » Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:05 pm

Image

M31 HaLRGB

The Andromeda Galaxy or M31 is a giant spiral galaxy. Located in the constellation of the same name, it is about 2.5 million light-years from us and is the farthest celestial object from us that can be seen with eye naked. M31 belongs to the Local Group, which contains 30 small galaxies and three large spiral galaxies: Andromeda itself, the Milky Way and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33). Its mass is estimated to be 1.5 times Milky Way's and contains about a trillion suns. It is twice as bright as our Milky Way.
M31 is approaching the Milky Way at a speed of 140 km/s and it is believed that within 3/5 billion years it could collide with it, merging and forming a giant elliptical galaxy.
Two satellite galaxies of M31 also appear in this image: M32 (upper-right quadrant) and M110 (lower-left quadrant). Both are dwarf elliptical galaxies orbiting M31.
The field of view covered by this photograph is approximately 117 arc minutes x 88 arc minutes. The image resolution is 2.1 arcseconds per pixel.

Technical data:

Remote Observatory "FarLightTeam"
Team: Jos茅 Esteban, Jes煤s M. Vargas, Bittor Zabalegui, Marc Valero
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106 ED 530mm f/5
CCDs: QSI683 wsg8
Filters: Baader Planetarium - HaLRGB
Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS
Imaging Software: Voyager
Processing Software: PixInsight

Imaging Data:

Hosting "E-EYE Entre Encinas y Estrellas鈥
(Fregenal de la Sierra ) Badajoz, Spain.

L: 62 x 600鈥
Ha: 66 x 900"
RGB 25x300鈥 (each)

Image resolution: 2,1 arc鈥/pixel

Large size:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/190787445 ... ed-public/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by ArtOfPix » Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:41 pm

"THE SMALL MAGELAN CLOUD"
- Deepsky Widefield Mosaic 530mm LRGBhA
- Constellation Tucana

Image

Have a nice Sunday afternoon, dear astro friends!
Today I show you the first results from the recordings of a rented telescope in Australia. A very sensible investment for me, because from my point of view you don't get to see this property in Central Europe! A magnificent ultrawidefield shot as a 2-part mosaic, with a multitude of small objects! There is so much to discover in this neighboring galaxy!

The Small Magellanic Cloud, short KMW or SMC (from English Small Magellanic Cloud), Latin Nubecula Minor, is an irregular galaxy of the Local Group. It is relatively close to the Milky Way, about 200,000 light-years away, and lies in the night sky at the Toucan/Water Serpent constellation boundary. With a diameter of about 7000 light-years, it is much smaller than the Milky Way. Like the Large Magellanic Cloud, it is an object in the southern sky and is therefore not visible from Central Europe. The people of the southern hemisphere have always been familiar with the Magellanic Clouds, for example they are mentioned in some Aboriginal myths. With the advent of global seafaring in the early 16th century, the Small Magellanic Cloud was also noticed by Europeans.
The Magellanic Bridge and the Magellanic Stream are joined to the Small Magellanic Cloud by two elongated H-I regions that connect the two Magellanic Clouds to each other and to the Milky Way. The structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud was significantly influenced by the gravitational influences of the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Milky Way, but it is unclear whether it is gravitationally bound to its neighboring galaxies or just passing by by chance. As one of the closest extragalactic objects, the Small Magellanic Cloud is an important research object for studying the universe beyond the Milky Way.

At the bottom left of the image and as Extra Crop, 47 Tucanae (also known as NGC 104) is the second brightest globular cluster in the sky after Omega Centauri and is already visible to the naked eye as a small nebula. It's a particularly large, ancient cluster, located about 15,000 light-years from Earth.

At the top right of the image and as an extra crop, the open star clusters NGC460 and NGC465, which are associated with an H-II region, and NGC 456, an emission nebula with an open star cluster.

Taken with a Takahashi FSQ ED, focal 530m, f/5 and a FLI Microline 16803 CCD, filter: Astrodon Gen2 series E.
Lights per panel: 16 lights at 120s each for luminance, 8 lights at 120s each for R, B and G and 8 lights each at 300s hAlpha and OIII.
Imaging with rented remote telescope system at iTelescope (T8 setup) in Siding Spring Observatory, Australia.

Conditions for registration:
Clear nights, Borlte 1 sky, moon up to max.40%, date 2023-01-15 to 2023-01-23

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Harles99 » Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:06 pm

ImageIC342 - "Hidden Galaxy" by Harley Grady, on Flickr

IC342 - "Hidden Galaxy" - is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation of Camelopardalis about 10.7 Million Light Years away. It would be one of the brighter galaxies in the night time sky, however since it's located on the central disk of the Milky Way galaxy, it is heavily obscured by dust from the Milky Way, hence the nickname "Hidden Galaxy"


TS Optics 90mm CF APO Refractor with .8x reducer (F4.8)
TS Optics 50mm Guide Scope
ZWO ASI 2600 MC PRO
ZWO ASI AIR
Skywatcher EQ6R PRO


This is a 81x300" Integration. Shot with one night at my Bortle 2 dark site in Comanche, TX and the other night at a bottle 4 site closer to the DFW area.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by rkas12 » Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:13 pm

Link to original : https://www.astrobin.com/m44gwm/

Hello all,

With the weather conditions improving here in Europe, I finally had the chance to go through a new interesting target : LDN 1622 - commonly known as the mythical "Boogeyman". LDN 1622 is a dark nebula in Orion - complex structures of dust which can be only detected through long exposures. With regards to the framing that I chose, it gives the feeling that we have an intriguing silhouette running so fast that we stil see the trail of smoke behind him.

Acquisition details :
Data Credit : Aygen Erkaslan
Date : lights gathered between the second and third weeks of January 2023
Scope : Takahashi TOA 130
Camera : ZWO ASI 6200 mm pro
Filters : Chroma 3nm, LRGB-HA, respectively#60, #40, #40, #40, #50
Total integration time : 24H

I hope you will like it.

Clear Skies,
Aygen

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by KuriousGeorge » Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:00 pm

NGC2655 - A Multi-Spin Galaxy. KG Observatory, Julian, CA.

https://www.astrobin.com/ya0b2o/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by astronut2007 » Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:01 pm

POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUDS
Copyright: Alan C Tough

Rare Polar Stratospheric (Nacreous) Clouds have been spotted over the north of Scotland. I was lucky enough to see them, for about a 20-minute period, before the (Tropospheric) rain clouds moved in again. Venus lies to the bottom right of the clouds in the second image.

These photos were taken at about 5 p.m. (local time) from Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Highest resolution images are here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7776810@N07/52656063587/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7776810@N07/52657238039/