Submissions: 2023 January

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by jase.film » Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:00 am

ISS Lunar Transit on 35mm Film

The ISS transits a 74% moon.
Possibly the first ever ISS lunar transit photographed on film.
A sequence of 13 individual exposures taken on a Nikon F5 - the last 35mm SLR NASA ever sent into space.
This sequence has been composited into the final image shown.

Taken on New Year's Day, 2023 - first exposure at 21:29:55
Location: Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Full res image.
Copyright: Jason De Freitas
www.jasondefreitas.com

Camera: Nikon F5
Film: Kodak Tmax P3200
Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 8"

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Post by astrohokie » Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:27 pm

IC 410 Tadpole Nebula

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194543639@N07/
https://www.instagram.com/mark_hoffman_photography/

Copyright: Mark Hoffman

Image by mark h, on Flickr

Equipment/Capture Details:
Celestron Edge HD8 w/ 0.7x reducer
EQ6R-Pro
Celestron Autofocuser
Celestron OAG
ZWO ASI 174MM
ZWO ASI 294MM Pro
ZWO ASI 7 position EFW
Kendrick Dew Heater
Pegasus Pocket Powerbox
1.25in Chroma 5nm Ha, 3nm O3, 3nm S2 filters
Total Integration Time = 47 hours
Ha Integration Time = 86 * 600sec
O3 Integration Time = 102 * 600sec
S2 Integration Time = 94 * 600sec
Virginia, USA
Bortle 7

Capture dates: 12/18/2022, 12/19/2022, 12/25/2022, 12/26/2022, 12/27/2022, 12/28/2022, 12/29/2022, 12/30/2022, 1/9/2022, 1/10/2022

Pixinsight: WBPP; DBE; NoiseXterminator and deconvolutiuon of SHO linear images (star mask/psf image); RGB combination; StarXterminator; Generalised Hyperbolic Stretch script to equalize each RGB channel’s histogram; red/green/blue/yellow/magenta/cyan color masks with curves; small about of green SCNR; dark structure enhance; correct magenta stars; curves and saturation; combine stars and starless.

Photoshop: Hue/Saturation/Luminance/Clarity

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by matirodriguezh » Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:14 am

The Taffy galaxies
Full size and description: https://www.flickr.com/photos/197407915 ... ed-public/
Copyright: Matias Rodriguez (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab)

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Post by astralhue » Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:52 am

Nasa james webb telescope cosmic "cliffs oil" painting depiction
https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/i ... 0cliff.jpg

Took about 6 months and 200 hours to complete
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by midnightlightning » Fri Jan 13, 2023 11:38 am

M31 Andromeda

The attached image is heavily compressed, with reduced quality, to meet file sizes - a higher definition version is available here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gw4RF6 ... sp=sharing

I captured the data from my drive in Tockwith (England – Bortle 4) on 14th December 2022 and 15th December 2022.

The data consists of :

Red : 30 x 300s
Green : 34 x 300s
Blue : 31 x 300s

Data processed in PixInsight

Technical Details
• Scope : CFF 135mm/926mm Refractor
• Camera : QHY600L Mono
• Filters : Chroma
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Post by stargazer1315 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:13 pm

Andromeda Galaxy from the Valley of Whales - Egypt
https://www.instagram.com/_stargazer13_/
Copyright: Mohammed Abdallah



The Andromeda Galaxy and its satellite galaxies from the Valley of Whales in Egypt on the 25th of November, 2022.
In addition to having one of the best dark skies in Egypt the place is a renowned UNESCO world heritage site since 2005 and it is well-known for its vastly important and diverse fossil record.

settings

Bortle 1-2
60x90 seconds
F9 iso 3200
Nikkor 70-300 at 135mm
Nikon D3500
Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini
Adobe Photoshop, Siril and Starnet++V2
My_Picture.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by stargazer1315 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:17 pm

California Nebula & Pleiades from the Valley of Whales in Egypt
https://www.instagram.com/_stargazer13_/
Copyright: Mohammed Abdallah



The photo is a stacked, tracked, and blend of 61 shots from the Fayoum Desert, Valley of Whales in Egypt, showing the California Nebula, Pleiades, Aldebaran and Mars along with a part of a rock formation. It was taken on the evening of Friday, the 25th of November

Settings
iso 3200
61 shots x 120 seconds. Total time 2 hours and 2 minutes
Nikkor 18-55 at 25mm f4.5
Nikon D3500
Skywatcher Star Adventurer Mini
Siril, Adobe Photoshop, Astro Pixel Processor
My_Picture.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Ann » Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:31 pm

matirodriguezh wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:14 am The Taffy galaxies
Full size and description: https://www.flickr.com/photos/197407915 ... ed-public/
Copyright: Matias Rodriguez (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab)
Please! Don't these amazing-looking galaxies have any designations? Please share their designations with us! (And no, "Taffy galaxies" is not good enough.)

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Post by Kinch » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:40 pm

IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula
IC 443.jpg
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Full info & high resolution @ https://www.kinchastro.com/ic-443-jelly ... -2023.html
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by ethanwastrophotography » Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:24 am

Copyright: Ethan Wong
Location: Central London
Object Name: IC 410
Telescope/Lens: 8" newtonian at F/4
Camera: QHY 294m

A higher resolution image can be found here: https://flic.kr/p/2obtjEN
Website: https://ewastrophoto.wixsite.com/home/tadpolenebula
Instagram: deepspaceproject_

IC 410 in H-S-S palette
Seen here is a populary imaged deep sky object: The Tadpole Nebula also known as IC 410. This is a faint and dusty emission nebula of more than 100 light-years across, located near the Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) in a large star forming (HII) region about 12,000 light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation of Auriga.

​The cloud of glowing gas is sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the embedded open star cluster catalogued as NGC 1893, which is just about 4 million years old. The massive, hot stars of this cluster are all very young, having only been recently formed from IC 410. The bright stars of this cluster are seen just below the prominent dark dust cloud near picture center. There are two gaseous streams in the centre of the image which is the “Tadpoles". These tadpoles, which consist of denser, cooler gas and dust, are approximately 10 light-years long and potentially sites of ongoing star formation.

This images consists of 9 hours of data from central london, a bortle 9 city. Data was processed with a HSS palette (where H-Alpha is mapped to Red, Sulfur II is mapped to Green and Blue channels) to give it a 'ghostly' (or ethereal) feel.

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/f55f ... d8~mv2.png
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by AaronW » Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:20 pm

CTB-1 / Abell 85 -- aka the Medulla nebula, the Popped Balloon nebula, the Garlic nebula, etc.

https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/K5xa05q ... 2QpFNw.jpg
K5xa05qGQ_up_1824x0_rv2QpFNw[1].jpg


This supernova remnant is extremely faint -- even with 72 hours of data captured over 14 nights. H-alpha and S2 dominate, but O3 is there, and bringing out its wispy tendrils from a sea of deep red without blowing out the rest of the image required some careful processing. The starfield is extremely dense, and maintaining the delicate filaments proved quite challenging. When it comes to processing this target, I learned after many iterations that less is more.

I love how delicate this object looks, especially considering it is the result of an exploding star 10,000 light years away.

Processed in the Hubble palette entirely in PixInsight.

Hope you enjoy!

Best regards,
Aaron W.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by matirodriguezh » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:08 pm

Ann wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:31 pm
matirodriguezh wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:14 am The Taffy galaxies
Full size and description: https://www.flickr.com/photos/197407915 ... ed-public/
Copyright: Matias Rodriguez (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab)
Please! Don't these amazing-looking galaxies have any designations? Please share their designations with us! (And no, "Taffy galaxies" is not good enough.)

Ann
Sorry, Ann! the designations are UGC12914 and UGC12915.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-i ... mit=submit

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Ann » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:11 pm

matirodriguezh wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:08 pm
Ann wrote: Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:31 pm
matirodriguezh wrote: Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:14 am The Taffy galaxies
Full size and description: https://www.flickr.com/photos/197407915 ... ed-public/
Copyright: Matias Rodriguez (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab)
Please! Don't these amazing-looking galaxies have any designations? Please share their designations with us! (And no, "Taffy galaxies" is not good enough.)

Ann
Sorry, Ann! the designations are UGC12914 and UGC12915.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-i ... mit=submit
Thanks! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by astrohokie » Mon Jan 16, 2023 9:09 pm

IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula

https://www.flickr.com/photos/194543639@N07/
https://www.instagram.com/mark_hoffman_photography/

Copyright: Mark Hoffman

With Stars:
Imageby mark h, on Flickr

Starless:
Image by mark h, on Flickr

IC 1396
Equipment/Capture Details:
Williams Optics Z73
EQ35-Pro
ZWO ASI EAF
ZWO ASI 120MM
ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro
ZWO ASI 7 position EFW
Kendrick Dew Heater
Pegasus Pocket Powerbox Mini
36mm Astronomik 6nm Ha, O3, S2 filters
Total Integration Time = 35 hours
Ha Integration Time = 85 * 480sec
O3 Integration Time = 199 * 240sec
S2 Integration Time = 69 * 540sec
Virginia, USA
Bortle 7

Capture dates: 12/4/2022, 12/9/2022, 12/13/2022, 12/16/2022, 12/18/2022, 12/19/2022, 12/25/2022, 12/27/2022, 12/28/2022, 12/29/2022, 1/5/2023, 1/9/2023, 1/15/2023

Pixinsight: NoiseXterminator and deconvolutiuon of Ha linear image (star mask/psf image); RGB combination; StarXterminator; Generalised Hyperbolic Stretch script to equalize each RGB channel’s histogram; red/green/blue/yellow/magenta/cyan color masks with curves; dark structure enhance; GHS script for nonlinear stars; correct magenta stars; curves and saturation; combine stars and starless.
Photoshop: Highlights/Whites/Shadows/Clarity

From Wikipedia:
"The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant's Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim. The bright rim is the surface of the dense cloud that is being illuminated and ionized by a very bright, massive star (HD 206267) that is just to the east of IC 1396A. The entire IC 1396 region is ionized by the massive star, except for dense globules that can protect themselves from the star's harsh ultraviolet rays.

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is now thought to be a site of star formation, containing several very young (less than 100,000 yr) stars that were discovered in infrared images in 2003. Two older (but still young, a couple of million years, by the standards of stars, which live for billions of years) stars are present in a small, circular cavity in the head of the globule. Winds from these young stars may have emptied the cavity.

The combined action of the light from the massive star ionizing and compressing the rim of the cloud, and the wind from the young stars shifting gas from the center outward lead to very high compression in the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. This pressure has triggered the current generation of protostars."

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by atomo » Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:01 pm

Hi guys, here is Orion.
Telescope: SharpStar 150 f2,8
Guide Scope:Evoguide
Mount : Skywatcher HEQ5
Imaging camera: ZWO 2600MC
Guiding camera: ZWO 290 MC
Filters: NBZ Idas,Optolong Lpro
Plate solving: SGpro
Imaging software: Sgpro
Guiding software: PHD2
Processing software: Pixinsight
NBZ: 30X120s exposure@100 Gain
Lpro:60X120s exposure@100 Gain
Integration: 3 hrs

Copyright@Davide Mancini

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by tommasostella » Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:23 pm

The Pleiades (M45)
web:https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
From: Taranto-Italy
Sky: Bortle 6
11h total integration

Technical data
Lights: 132x300s @ 200 Gain (-15°C)
Telescope: Apocromatic refractor TS PhotoLine 72/432
Camera: ZWO ASI 294mc Pro
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Autoguide: ASI 224mc & Ultraguide 60
Filters: Optolong L-Pro
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CC, PixInsight
M45_Pleiadi_TommasoStella2023web.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by MarT » Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:02 pm

This is a mosaic which is processed from 12 500 single images. The final mosaic has 16 parts per 500 images. It was taken with an ZEISS achromat refractor and a Herschel wedge together with a ZWO ASI 294MC at the observatory and planetarium in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. The goal was to create an 8k mosaic of the Sun. The planes are a planned bonus. I missed the first, but I got two later. I started the imaging session at 10:30 UT and ended at 11:30 UT.
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Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:50 pm

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF
UT 2023-01-17 12:52 from central Colorado. QSI660 camera on RC10 scope.
10x60s lum, 1x60s red, 1x60s green, 1x60s blue.
Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by barretosmed » Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:53 pm

EAGLE NEBULA (M16/NGC6611) AND THE PILLARS OF CREATION

BEST DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/kffoc2/B/

EQUIPMENT:
Espirit 150mm triplet
Zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
229X300"
Software: Sequence Genneration Pro, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop and Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil

DATES: 08/12/2022 to 09/08/2022

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
EMAIL: BARRETOSMED@HOTMAIL.COM
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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by salvatorecerruto » Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:57 am

Sunspots at dawn

Description: The sun this morning at dawn with many sunspots clearly visible thanks to the haze that acted as a natural filter. Especially the most visible spot, the one further down, is a very active region these days. Just today that sunspot has reached a size of about 2700 million square kilometers (900 MH). Consider that this is an incredibly large number, more than five times the surface of the Earth. Waking up at dawn can sometimes have positive aspects, such as observing this spectacle of nature.

Technical data: Nikon D800 + Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 @400mm, f/8, ISO-400, 1/640 s

Author: Salvatore Cerruto

ImageSunspots at dawn by Salvatore Cerruto, su Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by ExplorerEGYWO » Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:14 am

ImageDavinci Moon by Wael Omar, on Flickr
"Davinci Moon" .
I took this image in 19th November 2022 During the crescent rise over the Horizon. The Davinci glow was so obvious at this day that i could even see it by my eyes. I used my camera and captured several images for this beautiful glow.

Settings and Gears :
Camera : Sony A7III
Scope : Sigma 150-600 mm at 600mm.
Subs:
61 subs * 1/100 sec , iso 640 for the crescent.
70 subs * 1/100 sec, Iso 64000 for the glow.
Location : Wadi Elhitan , Fayoum ,EGYPT.
Credit: Wael Omar WO /https://www.instagram.com/waelomar_astrophotography/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 January

Post by Herbert_Walter » Wed Jan 18, 2023 6:01 pm

NGC 300 is located in the inconspicuous constellation Sculptor and a prominent member of the "Sculptor group of galaxies".
Its diameter is 94,000 light-years, which is slightly smaller than our Milky Way. With a distance of 6 Mly, it is one of the closest galaxies to us in the southern sky and already easy to spot with binoculars.

Image

More infos: https://www.skypixels.at/ngc300_IAS_info.html