Submissions: 2023 February

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WolfHeart
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by WolfHeart » Tue Feb 14, 2023 8:02 am

Seagull & Thor Nebulae

Reprocessed data from last year.

Nikon Z6II (Modified)
Redcat 51
SGP
Antlia Golden Filter
140x300" - 11hr 40 min Total Integration

ImageThe Seagull and Thor's Helmet by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr


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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by imranbadr » Tue Feb 14, 2023 9:33 am

The Whirlpool galaxy (M51)

SkyWatcher Esprit 100ed
ZWO ASI2600MCPRO
ZWO AM5
ZWO OAGL
ZWO EAF
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide
Lights 30×300"
30 Darks, 60 flats, 60 dark flats
Total Integration: 2 1/2 hrs
Jan 22, 2023
PixInsight, Photoshop
Bortle 2, Death Valley, CA
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Kinch » Tue Feb 14, 2023 3:14 pm

Testing my Soul
Soul Nebula.jpg
Full image and details @: https://www.kinchastro.com/soul-nebula-2023.html
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by martinkonrat » Wed Feb 15, 2023 12:43 am

Image

Carina Nebula and surroundings, HaRGB combination with OSC.

This was the first light of the fast newtonian Sharpstar 13028HNT.

🗓 February, 10th to 12th. 2023
📍 Giruá, RS, Brazil. Bortle 4.
🔭 Sharpstar 13028HNT (Newtonian, 130mm f2.8)
📷 asi6200mc
🕹 ZWO AM5.
🕶 Built-in UV/IR and Idas NBZ
- 88 x 120s uv/ir
- 70 x 300s Duo Narroband Idas NBZ
TOTAL: 8h46´
🧑‍💻 pixinsight, photoshop
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by martinkonrat » Wed Feb 15, 2023 12:44 am

Image

Gum 15 (RCW32) in Vela Constellation, rgb osc - no filters.

Gum 15, also known as RCW32, in the constellation Vela and about 3000 light years away.

🗓 January, 23th to 27th. 2023
📍 Giruá, RS, Brazil. Bortle 4.
🔭 FotonAstro Astropipe 200MM F4 Newtonian Astrograph
📷 asi2600mc
🕹 ZWO AM5.
🕶 No filters (UV/IR built in)
- 229 x 150s (9,54h)
🧑‍💻 pixinsight, photoshop

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by droe » Wed Feb 15, 2023 1:16 am

The Orion Nebula.

Location: Fenton, Michigan - 02/12/23
Scope: ES 127mm FCD100 CF Apo Refractor
Camera: ASI294mc pro
Mount Celestron CGX
Filter: Optolong L-Pro

Integration Time: 2hr 10min: 30-20sec subs and 24-300sec subs
No darks or flats
I was surprised at the detail for only 2hr of integration time.

Processed with Photoshop.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Herbert_Walter » Wed Feb 15, 2023 12:22 pm

Messier 16 - Pillars of Creation and source for young stars
More infos: https://www.skypixels.at/m16_info.html

Image

The image shows the center of Messier 16 (or Eagle Nebula) which actually consists of two objects: an open star cluster, with the catalog designation NGC 6611, and a bright HII region - IC 4703. The nebula is mainly a hydrogen cloud in which a very active star formation process is taking place.
The most popular detail of this nebula is the column of dust in the center of the image - the "Pillars of Creation".

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by thomasroell » Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:27 pm

Hereby I submit my latest image. It’s from the famous Comet C/2022 E3, imaged last week when it zipped through the constellation of Auriga. Just past Iota Aurigae and farther away the Flaming Star and Tadpole Nebula.

I used different setups to create this composition. Much needed, since the contrast was too large to image simultaneously. The image was taken from my backyard in Sneek, the Netherlands.

Setup:

Skywatcher HEQ5, Sharpstar 61 EDPH II, ZWO ASI 533MC PRO and an astromodified Canon 6d with and Optolong L-Enhance dual narrowband filter.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by AaronW » Wed Feb 15, 2023 9:54 pm

“The moon’s an arrant thief, and her pale fire she snatches from the sun.”

Timon of Athens
Act IV, scene ii

If Shakespeare had known about narrowband filters, equatorial mounts, and CMOS camera sensors, he might have written these lines about AE Aurigae, the variable runaway star that is presently passing through and illuminating an interstellar cloud of gas and dust and giving rise to what is known as the Flaming Star nebula.

This framing evokes for me the feeling of falling into this cauldron and whirlpool of ionized gas. 17 nights were necessary to capture these 37 hours of data, as this was captured late in the season and IC 405 wasn’t above my local horizon for more than two hours during the night toward the end.

Processed in the Hubble palette in PixInsight. Data was acquired from my backyard in Santa Monica, CA using the following gear:

Camera: ZWO ASI6200MM-pro
Scope: William Optics Fluorostar 132mm Refractor
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach2GTO
Filters: Chroma 3nm Ha/SII/OIII 50mm
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI174MM-mini
Accessories: ZWO OAG-L, Pegasus Powerbox Advance

Additional detail is available at the image link referenced above.

Respectfully submitted,
Aaron Wilhelm
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Pixelskiesastro » Wed Feb 15, 2023 11:19 pm

M51 and NGC 5198 tidal tail captured by David Wills at PixelSkies, Castillejar, Spain

FSQ-85ED details

Lum 139 x 300s
Red 57 x 300s
Green 81 x 300s
Blue 81 x 300s
Ha 78 x 300s

36 Hours 20 mins in total.
Astrobin full-size picture: https://astrob.in/fqlpy6/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Davor » Thu Feb 16, 2023 1:09 am

Hello,

I’m Davor Orel and I propose the last of my photograph as a possible APOD. I shot it with my equipment in a single night (4h:27m) from the Maniva mountains near Brescia (Italy), it shows what is possible to achieve with a decent sky and amateur equipment in a single short photo session . The image was then processed by a dear friend (@AstroDOC) who, with the combined magic of PixInsight and Photoshop, was able to extract all the signal present in the 267 at 60" shots and 63 at 10" shots, merged into a HDR showing all the beauty of the Orion nebula. Thanking you for your attention and for the beautiful images that make us dream every day. Keep it up and clear skies.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by fred_76290 » Thu Feb 16, 2023 9:05 am

Hello,

On the evening of February 13, from 10-12 pm CET, the sky was very clear and I took the opportunity to image the comet one last time. It was passing between Mars and Aldebaran, right in the cluster NGC 1647.

I wanted to frame it wide in order to have lots of colors on the image:
- red with the California nebula
- orange with Mars and Aldebaran
- blue with the Pleïades
- green with the comet
- black areas with all the dark nebula in this area

So I took my brand new full frame Canon EOS R6 mark II, with a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport, mounted on an Astrotrac TT320, a sturdy (and antic) Manfrotto 144B tripod and traveled to the observatory of the Societe Astronomique du Havre, 15 miles away from the urban light polluted area.

Settings :
60 seconds x 138 (best over 167 images)
70 mm f/2.8, ISO 1600
Alignment and stacking with Siril
Post treatment with Photoshop

Best regards

Frederic Michaud from Societe Astronomique du Havre (France) www.sahavre.fr
mars-c2022e3-California.jpg
https://www.webastro.net/uploads/monthl ... 2e4a27.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by michele.gz » Thu Feb 16, 2023 11:27 am

Image

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Comet along with Mars, Pleiades and California Nebula

Photo by Michele Guzzini and Lorenzo Cappella

Location: Sibillini Mountains National Park, Italy

Date: 2023/02/13

Parallel dual camera setup
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Nikon Z6 II + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Integration of 103x90sec F/2.2 ISO 800 + calibration frames

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by wrightdobbs » Thu Feb 16, 2023 6:22 pm

Captured the center of the Orion constellation Monday night in this exposure with about 22 minutes of data. I don't have an astro modified camera, but I was able to pull out the little Ha data that the A7iii could capture and enhanced it to bring out those details. It's amazing how large these objects are in the night sky. If only our eyes could see what the camera can see!

📍 Near Alligator Point, Florida Bortle 2 skies

15x90s with Sony a7iii, Samyang 135mm f/2.0 lens @ f/2.8 ISO 800. Tracked with Skywatcher Star Adventurer 2i.

Astronomy Net Computation: https://nova.astrometry.net/user_images ... #annotated

Copyright/Credit: Wright Dobbs (@wrightdobbs)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by sydney » Fri Feb 17, 2023 5:05 am

C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
Centered on 12:26 UT 2/16/2023
1-minute exposures (10 each channel of R, G, and B).
Separate stacking for comet and stars.

Nick Pavelchak
https://www.astrobin.com/ghae81/0/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Ann » Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:36 am

michele.gz wrote: Thu Feb 16, 2023 11:27 am Image

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Comet along with Mars, Pleiades and California Nebula

Photo by Michele Guzzini and Lorenzo Cappella

Location: Sibillini Mountains National Park, Italy

Date: 2023/02/13

Parallel dual camera setup
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Nikon Z6 II + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Integration of 103x90sec F/2.2 ISO 800 + calibration frames
Thank you, that's a really great image! I can see so much in it - not just the comet, Mars, the Pleiades and the California Nebula, but also the Hyades, IC 348, Barnard 22 and the Baby Owl Nebula, among other things. You made all the nebulosity in Taurus look so impressive. I really like it! :D

And forgive me for asking, but are you by any chance a woman? I'm asking because your name, Michele, would be a woman's name in my country. But maybe not where you live.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Ann » Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:48 am

fred_76290 wrote: Thu Feb 16, 2023 9:05 am Hello,

On the evening of February 13, from 10-12 pm CET, the sky was very clear and I took the opportunity to image the comet one last time. It was passing between Mars and Aldebaran, right in the cluster NGC 1647.

I wanted to frame it wide in order to have lots of colors on the image:
- red with the California nebula
- orange with Mars and Aldebaran
- blue with the Pleïades
- green with the comet
- black areas with all the dark nebula in this area

So I took my brand new full frame Canon EOS R6 mark II, with a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport, mounted on an Astrotrac TT320, a sturdy (and antic) Manfrotto 144B tripod and traveled to the observatory of the Societe Astronomique du Havre, 15 miles away from the urban light polluted area.

Settings :
60 seconds x 138 (best over 167 images)
70 mm f/2.8, ISO 1600
Alignment and stacking with Siril
Post treatment with Photoshop

Best regards

Frederic Michaud from Societe Astronomique du Havre (France) www.sahavre.fr

mars-c2022e3-California.jpg
https://www.webastro.net/uploads/monthl ... 2e4a27.jpg
Thank you, I really like your image! I actually particularly like what you pointed out yourself, namely that you captured the comet just as it was passing in front of cluster NGC 1647. There are also a number of well-known deep sky objects in your image, and you have brought them out well and shown them in very fine color. I like the wealth of small background stars in your image, too.

Welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by michele.gz » Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:21 am

Ann wrote: Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:36 am
michele.gz wrote: Thu Feb 16, 2023 11:27 am Image

C/2022 E3 (ZTF) Comet along with Mars, Pleiades and California Nebula

Photo by Michele Guzzini and Lorenzo Cappella

Location: Sibillini Mountains National Park, Italy

Date: 2023/02/13

Parallel dual camera setup
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Nikon Z6 II + Nikkor Z 85mm F/1.8 S
Integration of 103x90sec F/2.2 ISO 800 + calibration frames
Thank you, that's a really great image! I can see so much in it - not just the comet, Mars, the Pleiades and the California Nebula, but also the Hyades, IC 348, Barnard 22 and the Baby Owl Nebula, among other things. You made all the nebulosity in Taurus look so impressive. I really like it! :D

And forgive me for asking, but are you by any chance a woman? I'm asking because your name, Michele, would be a woman's name in my country. But maybe not where you live.

Ann
Thank you Ann, yes it's a very dense region in the sky and definitely one of my favorite!
(Michele, with one "L", is a male name in Italy)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by imranbadr » Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:41 am

Bode's galaxy (m81), Cigar galaxy (m82) and many others:

I was always intrigued by this part of sky. In addition to two beautiful large galaxies (m81 and 82), it has many other faint and small (as visible to us) galaxies. At first I wasn't sure if I would be able to capture them with my equipment. I also had very short time left before I had to pack up and head home. It was last month during my visit to Death Valley, CA. I'm pleased with the result after seeing many smaller and faint objects.
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ZWO AM5
ZWO OAGL
ZWO EAF
ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide
Lights 34 ×300"
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PixInsight
Bortle 2
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by fred_76290 » Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:19 am

Ann wrote: Fri Feb 17, 2023 6:48 am Thank you, I really like your image! I actually particularly like what you pointed out yourself, namely that you captured the comet just as it was passing in front of cluster NGC 1647. There are also a number of well-known deep sky objects in your image, and you have brought them out well and shown them in very fine color. I like the wealth of small background stars in your image, too.

Welcome to Starship Asterisk*!

Ann
Thank you so much Ann. Note that I did a version better showing the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), though not as much as Michele :

Image
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by tommasostella » Fri Feb 17, 2023 7:52 pm

The Jellyfish nebula - IC 443
Url: https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
Lights taken at the end of October 2022 in Stigliano (MT)-Italy.

Technical data
Sky: SQM 21.1
Lights: 32x900s (8h total integration)
Telescope: TS PhotoLine Apochromatic FPL53 Triplet 102@564mm
Camera: Omegon veTEC 571C
Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters: Optolong Astronomy Filter L-Ultimate
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CC, PixInsight
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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by Adnst » Sat Feb 18, 2023 1:16 am

NGC 2264 & area in HArgbOIII

Full size version: https://www.astrobin.com/full/94cpnw/B/?real=
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OlivierPhotographie/
Copyright: Olivier Romain


EXPOSURE:
-Blue 50 mm: 13×300″ (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1×1
-Green 50 mm: 12×300″ (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1×1
-Red 50 mm: 13×300″ (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1×1
-Lum 50 mm: 40×300″ (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1×1
-H-alpha 3nm 50 mm: 184×300″ (gain: 2750.00) -15°C bin 1×1
-OIII 3nm 50 mm: 106×300″ (gain: 2750.00) -15°C bin 1×1

EQUIPMENT:
Télescope: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII f/5
Mounts: Eq8 skywatcher
Camera: Moravian C1X61000

Kind regards, Romain.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 February

Post by astro.jacky » Sat Feb 18, 2023 3:11 pm

I immersed myself in the fascinating beauty of the Orion Nebula, one of the wonders of our universe. Thanks to my passion for astrophotography, I captured every detail of it. illuminated by the intense colors of the young stars within it. This photo were taked in the province of Brescia, Italy, from February 10th to 17th, using a Canon 1200D camera, a 72/432 telescope and a SkyWatcher AZ-GTi mount, under a Bortle 4 sky, with only a UV-IR cut filter. It took me a total of 8:09 hours of integration time, which involved taking 163 shots of 180 seconds each, as well as 70 shots of 10 seconds each for the core. Capturing images like these makes me feel part of an ever-evolving universe, where every shot represents a piece of the puzzle that helps us better understand our place in the cosmos.

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