Submissions: 2023 February

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by rkas12 » Sun Feb 05, 2023 9:26 pm

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Among the most photographed deep sky object - M16 - or the mighty Eagle Nebula.

Located in the constellation Serpens, Messier 16 is an open cluster that stands out against a diffuse nebula background. If the stars of the cluster are visually accessible with a telescope, it is another story for the red draperies of the nebula which require long photo exposure times.

The color palette of this rendering was obtained by blending together two narrowband filters : H-alphy & Oiii. Processing this marvel was smooth. I very much liked it.

Clear skies,
Aygen

Acquisition details :
Data credit: Aygen Erkaslan (@ae_astrophotography) / Telescope Live
Date : 2023
Location : El Sauce, Chile
Scope : CDK 24" (F/6.8)
Camera : FLI PL 9000
Filters : Ha & Oiii

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Snow Moon and Wilton Windmill in England

Post by ChrisKotsiopoulos » Sun Feb 05, 2023 11:56 pm

This is the ‘Full Snow Moon’ taken on February 5, 2023. The smallest ‘micro moon’ of the year.
More info:
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Sleepless » Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:27 am

Heart and Soul

A widefield shot of this famous pair, taken over several nights from my home in Thailand using a WO Redcat51 and ASI 2600MC Pro

ImageThe Heart and Soul nebulae by John Sim, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by imranbadr » Mon Feb 06, 2023 5:21 am

Here is Comet E3 ZTF as seen on Jan 22, 2023 from dark sky of Death Valley, CA.
That was the week when astronomers and astrophotographers started noticing the #antitail.
Comet C/2022 Z3 ETF has stunning green head while tail is not.The secret to the green glow is in diatomic Carbon (C2) according to several research studies done around the world. Comets are made up of frozen gases, rocks and dust mainly the leftover remains from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. As comet nears the Sun, it heats up, ice turns into gas creating an atmosphere called Coma. Mainly carbon based molecules being bombarded by ultraviolet light from sun creates highly unstable and excited particle C2. Those particles revert to ground state by emitting a photon. For C2, that is of green color.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by avilhena » Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:47 pm

ImagePleiones Daughters by Andre Vilhena, no Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/526 ... 368d_k.jpg

Pleiones Daughters

When Atlas was punished to bear the heavens on his shoulders, his seven daughters with Pleione - Asterope, Electra, Merope, Maia, Celaeno, Taygeta, and Alcyone – started to be pursued by the hunter Orion, who had fell in love with them and their mother. In pity of their suffering, Zeus first turned them into doves and then into stars, to protect them from the Orion’s advances who, it is said, still pursues them across the sky.
Known from, at least, the Bronze Age, the Pleiades star cluster an hallmark and leitmotiv for mythologies across several civilizations and they were/are also known as Soraya (old Persia) or Subaru (Japan).
The Pleiades is an open cluster with about 1,000 stars at about 440 light years but only the brightest are visible at naked eye, even in light polluted skies; but in a dark sky and viewed through binoculars it is a truly amazing sight. They will be gravitationally bound for another 250 million and by then it will disperse in Orion’s constellation.
Shot at Santa Susana, Portugal on 01.Oct.2023 and 18.Jan.2023.

Technical details:
LUM: 178 x 180s (8h54)
RGB: 105 x 180s (5h15)

SW EQ6-R Pro | TS Optics Triplet APO 800/115 | TS Optics TSFLAT2 0.79x | QHYCCD 268M | Optolong LRGB | RBFocus Gaius-S | RBFocus Myrrdin 2.3

Acquisition: N.I.N.A. | Processing: Pixinsight
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by avilhena » Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:51 pm

ImageThe Veil Nebula by Andre Vilhena, no Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/525 ... f88e_k.jpg

The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula in Cygnus, with its intricate structures, is one of astrophotographer's preferred nebulas in the night sky and is the result of a supernova which happened between 10,000 or 20,000 years ago.

Shot at Barcarena on August 2021.

Technical details:
NB: 111 x 600’’
BB: 20 x 120’’ (for stars)

TS Optics Triplet APO 800/115 | TS Optics TSFLAT2 0.79x | QHYCCD 268C | Omegon IV/IR Cut 2'' | Optolong L-Extreme

Acquisition: N.I.N.A. | Processing: Pixinsight
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by avilhena » Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:55 pm

ImageSagittarius Cloud by Andre Vilhena, no Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/525 ... cb02_k.jpg

Sagittarius Cloud

Despite being in Messier catalog, the Sagittarius Star Cloud - Messier 24, is an often overlooked target for astrophotographers. However, it is a beautiful concentration of stars at about 10,000 light years from us, located in the Sagittarius arm of our galaxy. During the shooting of this photo, I had the chance of observing it with a regular binocular and it is amazing the sheer amount of stars that can be seen.

Shot at Santa Susana, Portugal on June 25th, 2022

Technical details:
RGB: 3 x 33 x 180s (5h00), BIN1
Telescope: TS Optics Triplet APO 800/115
Camera: QHYCCD 268M
Mount: Skywatcher AZ EQ5-GT
Filters: Optolong LRGB
Reducer: TSOptics TSFLAT 3’ 0.79x
Acquisition: N.I.N.A. and RBFocus Gaius-S
Processing: Pixinsight, Photoshop
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by rkas12 » Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:50 am

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I am pleased to share with you my last processing : SH2-308 - commonly dubbed as the Dolphin-Head Nebula by astrophotographers - a HII region located near the center of the constellation Canis Major. It is thought to have formed about 70,000 years ago and the Nebula is bubble-like and surrounds a Wolf–Rayet star named EZ Canis Majoris

Data credit : Aygen Erkaslan / Telescope Live
Date : 2022
Location : El Sauce Obs, Chile
Scope : CDK 24" (F/6.8)
Camera : FLI PL 9000
Filters : Ha, Oiii, RGB
Integration time : 6H55
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Tom Glenn » Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:08 am

South Pole Shining
ImageSouth Pole Shining by Tom Glenn, on Flickr

This image shows the southern limb of the Moon, captured approximately 12 hours before the moment of the Full Moon (Snow Moon). The image was captured last weekend on February 4, 2023.

The rays of Tycho are on full display, but a key point of interest in the image is that due to an advantageous libration in latitude, we are looking over the lunar South Pole while it is favorably illuminated. Interestingly, all of the proposed landing sites for the Artemis III mission are visible in the image, which is rare for an Earthbound image due to difficulties with perspective and illumination. Please see this cropped and labeled image for a few key landmarks in the region, including the South Pole itself on the rim of Shackleton. By chance, the illumination pattern in my image is almost identical (albeit foreshortened) to that observed in the rendering provided in the NASA press release.

Technical details:
February 4, 2023, 22:44 PST
San Diego, CA
C9.25 Edge HD telescope
ASI183mm camera, 610nm pass filter
500 frames
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Rafeee » Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:25 am

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) in a larger field of view
2023_01_31_sikeresteszt_c2023e3ztf_2048px_lr.jpg
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It is not as bright as the 2020 comet, but it shows well in all fields of view. Binocular photos are taken of it, but it looks good even in a larger field of view.

The shot was taken with a 135mm telephoto lens before the last dawn of January, when it was still completely dark.

Image Details:
Equipment: Canon EOS6D, Rokinon 135mm f/2, SkyWatcher EQ5 GOTO
Exif data: 60x45sec, ISO1600, f2
Processing: SiriL, Photoshop

Location: Hungary, Zselic Starry Sky Park, Zselic Park of Stars
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by daguila » Tue Feb 07, 2023 5:46 pm

SH2-292 - The Seagull Nebula SHO

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Full size version: https://www.astrobin.com/full/gkt7hn/0/
Data credit: Jose Francisco del Aguila del Aguila
Image data:
Date: December/2021, January-March/2022 and January/2023
Site: Albox - Almería - Spain
Image Details: Ha: 60x600", SII: 60x600" and OIII: 60x600" for a total of 30 hours of exposure.
Telescope: Teleskop-Service Imaging Star 130mm f/5 - 6-elements Flatfield APO
Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO
Camara: ZWO ASI2600MMC
CCD Guiding: QHY5L-II
Capture: N.I.N.A.
Guiding: PHD Guiding 2
Processing: PixInsight
Calibrated with Bias, Darks and Flats applied

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Harles99 » Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:48 pm

ImageIC434 - "Horsehead" Nebula (Narrowband) by Harley Grady, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by imranbadr » Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:54 am

UGC 2838
Through the dust of Pleiades star cluster, is a faint galaxy. UGC 2838 is 316 million lighyears away from the Earth. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to capture it. The imaging conditions were very challenging. Wind gusts and dust were making it very hard to have good guiding.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by starsoverbucks » Wed Feb 08, 2023 10:30 am

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF and U2 ATLAS imaged on Feb 6th between 9:45 and 11:30 EST. Comet E3 ZTF is a stack of 85 one-minute exposures. Comet U2 ATLAS is only 10 mins of exposure to minimize blurring. I used a RASA8 telescope at f/2 with a Zwo ASI2600MC camera to capture the image. I was guiding on the comet using a Zwo AM5 mount.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by the_astronomy_enthusiast » Wed Feb 08, 2023 1:50 pm

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A 62-hour widefield image of Orion by William Ostling, on Flickr

Full write-up here: https://theastroenthusiast.com/a-62-hou ... -of-orion/

The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky’s most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion’s belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic dark dust lanes. The magnificent emission region, the Orion Nebula (aka M42), lies at the upper right. Immediately to its left is a prominent reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man. Pervasive tendrils of glowing hydrogen gas are easily traced throughout the region.

This is easily one of my most ambitious astrophotography projects to date. Given that I’m fairly limited by my dslr in terms of imaging very dim objects, I decided to dump as much time on Orion as possible to see how much dust and gas in the region I could reveal. I was struck by how much wispy H-alpha gas didn’t line up exactly with the dust in the region – it was very cool to see the differences in ionized and non-ionized gas.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by tinmar_g » Wed Feb 08, 2023 2:14 pm

LST-1 Telescope seaxrching the night sky | 135mm pano

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LST-1 Telescope searching the night sky [135mm pano] by Martin Giraud

Hello ! Here is my first 135mm pano, you can see the LST-1 telescope (next to the MAGIC ones for those who know) and the GrandTeCan behind

I used to do 50mm pano but this time I wanted to try something bigger and it was not so easy. Indeed at a 135mm focale it’s quite more difficult to align your tiles correctly and mostly it’s so much longer ! It’s a 20 tiles panorama where each tile is a stack or 3 or 4 pictures a 30 seconds interval, I shot more pics but not was good enough to be in the final pano. The final pic represents 32 minutes of exposition, it sounds not so much but it took me at least 2 or 3h to shoot it.

Another difficulty here is the postprod. My camera is astromodified (it captures more red light than a normal one) and what I didn’t know is if I take pictures with the live view activated it gives huge red stains on the picture. It was a nightmare to remove those artifacts… but a good lesson learnt !

I shot this picture during an astrophotography trip in the island of La Palma in Canarias. La Palma island in Canary is a very well known location by the astrophotographers. Indeed the sky conditions are outstanding enough that it’s considered as one of the best spots of the northern hemisphere for astronomy. It’s a Volcanic island that hosts several international telescopes regrouped into a park called Roque de los Muchachos that is located on the top of the caldeira at 2400m.

If you have any feedback or suggestions I will be happy to read them :)

Sky : 16 tiles, each is 3 pics stacked : 30 sec | ISO-3200 | f2.8
Foreground : 4 tiles, each is 4 pics stacked : 30 sec | ISO-5000 | f2.8

Equipment : Canon 6D - Samyang 135mm f2 - Skywatcher StarAdventurer

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by imranbadr » Wed Feb 08, 2023 6:10 pm

The Pleiades (M45) aka The Seven Sisters. I was my first time ever underr Bortle 2 sky. Amazing experience!
Through the dust of Pleiades star cluster, is a faint galaxy. UGC 2838 is 316 million lighyears away from the Earth. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to capture it too. The imaging conditions were very challenging. Wind gusts and dust were making it very hard to have good guiding.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:42 pm

C/2022 E3 ZTF

2600mc -10*
TAK106
AP1100

145 x 30 sec (stacked on Super Computer)

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Post by Andromeda 2013 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:44 pm

The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is an H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 (Caldwell 50) is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.

The nebula has been noted to be having a shape reminiscent of a human skull, and is sometimes referred to as the "Skull Nebula."

Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 f/5
ZW Oilcan 2600mm
47 subs 10min -20*c OIII 3nm Chroma
32 subs 10min -20*c HA 3nm Chroma
26 subs 10min -20*c SII 8nm Baader
17.5 Hours total integration.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:46 pm

Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49)
TAK106 F/5 530 F/L
ZW Oilcan 2600mm
32 x 10 min ha-3nm
5.33 hours
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Andromeda 2013 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 8:48 pm

JWST NGC 3324 (Carina)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:59 pm

Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF
UT 2023-02-08 02:56 from central Colorado. QSI660 camera on RC10 scope.
13x30s lum, 12x60s red, 12x60s green, 12x60s blue.
Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by sjk045 » Thu Feb 09, 2023 5:21 am

IC 434 & B33 the Horsehead Nebula\


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This image of the Horsehead Nebula was taekn from Jan 20th – Jan 22nd from Landers, CA.


I used ASKAR FRA600 and F/3.9 reducer, QHY268M, iOptron CEM60,

Total integration time is 7h 56min 30sec.
L : 471 * 30sec
R : 83* 60sec
G : 75 * 60sec
B : 83 * 60sec

More detailed information can be found from the following link
https://www.astrobin.com/hrk300/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by WolfHeart » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:32 am

The Witch Head Nebula

ImageThe Witch Head Nebula by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

40×180″ - (2h)
Nikon Z6II (Stock) -Optolong L-Pro Filter - Redcat 51 - AM5


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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Rafeee » Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:30 am

Cosmic rose
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) and the system of emission nebulae in the constellation Auriga
2023_02_08_ztf_ic405_50kepes_m2_2048px.jpg
Copyright: Rafael Schmall
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The comet is fainter than at the end of January, but now it is among spectacular nebulae and constellations, with which you can create a beautiful composition.

Original FOW:
2023_02_08_ztf_ic405_50kepes_2048px.jpg
Image Details:
Equipment: Canon EOS6D, Rokinon 135mm f/2, SkyWatcher EQ5 GOTO
Exif data: 50x45sec, ISO1600, f2.8
Processing: SiriL, Photoshop

Location: Hungary, Zselic Starry Sky Park, Zselic Park of Stars
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