Submissions: 2023 March

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Galactic-Hunter » Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:44 pm

15 hours on the Christmas Tree and Rosette Nebula at 135mm.

After spending 33 hours on the Christmas Tree with a small refractor, then 81 hours on it again with a monochrome camera and larger refractor (both can be viewed here: https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/ngc2264), I decided to spend 15 hours on it yet again but this time using a 135mm DSLR lens.

This was taken from my Bortle 9 backyard using a duo band filter, ASI2600MC, and Samyang 135mm f/2 lens.

The goal was of course to include both the Christmas Tree and the Rosette Nebula, which fit perfectly together in this field of view. I like to see all these gases that seem to interact altogether. The Rosette Nebula was much easier to bring out than the Christmas Tree nebulosity.

GEAR USED:

Camera: ASI2600MC

Telescope: N/A (135mm lens)
Mount: ZWO AM5


ACQUISITION DETAILS:

Total Exposure Time: 15 hours

Exposure Time per frame: 600 seconds

Filters: L-Ultimate


Credit:
Antoine and Dalia Grelin
www.galactic-hunter.com

ImageXmas Tree and Rosette Nebula 135mm

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by clsit » Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:44 pm

Colourful Polar Stratospheric Cloud over the Nordics
Date: 23 Jan 2023
Location: Neiden, Norway

Credit: Exodus Chun-Long Sit
https://sitexodus.wixsite.com/astronomy

ImageColourful Polar Stratospheric Cloud over the Nordics 02 by Exodus CL Sit, 於 Flickr

ImageColourful Polar Stratospheric Cloud over the Nordics 01 by Exodus CL Sit, 於 Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by clsit » Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:21 pm

"The Afterglow of Aurora" (Aurora Borealis with Milky Way)
Celebrating the Aurora World Festival 2023
Date: 25 Jan 2023
Location: Korkeakangas, Finland

Credit:
Astrophotography by Exodus Chun-Long Sit, Constellations Illustrated by Jean François
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The Afterglow of Aurora 01 by Exodus CL Sit, 於 Flickr
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The Afterglow of Aurora 02 by Exodus CL Sit, 於 Flickr
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The Afterglow of Aurora 03 by Exodus CL Sit, 於 Flickr
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by IO_12 » Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:41 pm

NGC 891: an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy in Andromeda

Copyright: Velimir Popov, Emil Ivanov

The galaxy NGC 891 is a nearby analog to the MilkyWay in terms of luminosity, color, and morphology with an apparent diameter of 40 kpc, and a rotation velocity of about 210 kms−1 (Oosterloo et al. 2007). Due to its proximity of 9.6 Mpc and its edge-on orientation (van der Kruit & Searle 1981), NGC 891 is one of the most observed and well-studied galaxies of the Local Universe. One of the reasons that this particular region of interest was extensively observed is because it hosts the supernova SN 1986J, discovered on August 21, 1986. Like the Milky Way NGC 891 reveals a general pattern of a magnetic field lying mostly in the plane (Montgomery & Clemens 2014). It was proposed the existance of a multicomponent dust distribution model for edge-on disk galaxy NGC 891, which is composed of a bulge, a thick disk associated with diffuse dust and old stellar populations, and a thin disk associated with clumpy dust and newly formed stars (Popescu et al. 2000). The halo of NGC 891 is known to contain slower rotating massive HI halo up to altitudes greater than 4 kpc from the disk (Swaters et al. 1997; Rand et al. 1990; Oosterloo et al. 2007).
Higher resolution: NGC 891

The next image is 100% crop from the original size:
The frames were taken with:
Telescope: 16" RC Astrograph at F/6.4
Camera: MORAVIAN C4-16000 CMOS;
Filter RVB- photometric (Bessel) and L (clear) 16x2min each, total 128 min, bin1.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by francescozela00 » Thu Mar 23, 2023 9:40 am

Hello there! i'm Francesco from Italy 22 years old, i'm getting stared into astrophotography with my Kodak PixPro AZ422 . To made this photo i use
the AZ422 142x of zoom and x-ray plate this is my first ever shot of the sun . Thanks for seeing my first photo . Sorry for the quality of image .
To made this image i extrapolate one frame from a video registration of zooming on the sun . And them i try to show up the Sunspots there are tree little here .

Image

Sun & Sunspots by Francesco Z, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Kinch » Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:29 pm

M101
MyFinal M101.jpg
Click on above to enlarge

Full info @ https://www.kinchastro.com/messier-101-2023.html
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by wrightdobbs » Thu Mar 23, 2023 8:18 pm

The Milky Way over St. Marks Florida

Two compositions of the Milky Way Core over the St. Marks Lighthouse in Florida. Captured on March 21, 2023.

Florida's Forgotten Coast, one of the darkest places one can find for astrophotography in Florida. Located in northern portions of the state, this landmark is the St. Marks Lighthouse. It's the 2nd oldest lighthouse in the state and was originally built in 1831 before being rebuilt in 1842. Access to this location is difficult (legally) when the Milky Way rises in spring in the eastern skies. However, a short 25 minute window before twilight is available as soon as the primary gate opens at 6am. So I got to the gate at 6am and waited as it opened and quickly went to the location and snapped as many perspectives as I could in the 25 minute window before astronomical twilight brightened too much to get good detail in the core. This was the result. Couldn't ask for better way to start my day!

EXIF: 5 exposures for the sky at ISO2000, f/2.8, and 20s with Sony a7iii and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens. 5 exposures for the ground at ISO4000, f/2.8, 30s.

Copyright/Credit: Wright Dobbs (@wrightdobbs)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Mar 23, 2023 8:19 pm

M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy
I've been doing lots of work lately with new processing techniques, so I revisited some data I collected a couple of years ago. In particular, this image has been rigorously processed for color fidelity, utilizing the PixInsight Spectrophotometric Color Calibration method, which matches stars in the image to GAIA spectra and compensates for filter and sensor characteristics. Cool stuff.

Details:
QSI 660 camera on 250mm RC, Astronomic LRGB filters
Lum 64 x 120s (128 min) collected 2021-07-07
RGB 9 x 120s each collected 2021-07-29
Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop
Final image resolution 0.67 arcsec/pixel, 18 arcminute wide field
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Astro_maa » Fri Mar 24, 2023 12:45 am

This image shows the night of the moon illuminated by the light of the earth in a phenomenon known as the da Vinci effect or the glow of the earth. This image is not a composition or addition, but only one image in a very clear atmosphere through an 8-inch telescope.
You can clearly see the lunar terrain on the dark side of the moon.

The photo is from the Kuwaiti desert

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPgMEdJsBw0 ... _copy_link

Equipment:
Canon Ra
5sec (Single shot)
ISO1250
Celestron 8” HD


clear sky سماء صافية
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by vanamonde81 » Fri Mar 24, 2023 3:54 pm

A Vertical Moonrise
Copyright: György Soponyai

On early dawn of 18th March I observed and photographed the rising crescent Moon from Singapore. This small city-state lies in the proximity of the Equator, where celestial objects rise and set vertically.
In the foreground the 206m high Marina Bay Sands hotel and the lotus-flower-shaped ArtScience museum is visible at the shore of Marina Bay. The photos of the Lunar crescent were taken in every 5 minutes.

Image

2023.03.18.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Canon EF 50/1.8
3 x 1/25 sec, F/2.5, ISO 320

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Meiying Lee » Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:06 pm

Lunar Occultation of Venus
Photo description:
A rare astronomical phenomenon-Lunar Occultation of Venus happened in Taiwan tonight.
I stacked 5 consecutive shots with the software Startrails. It can be seen that the brightness of Venus gradually weakens from touching the dark part of the moon to disappearing, and finally disappears.
The photos were taken from 7:50:35 pm to 7:51:15 pm on March 24, with 10 seconds between each photo.
Video link: https://youtu.be/1pwoskU2izk

Equipment Details: Canon R7+600mm Lens
Post-processing Details: 5 consecutive shots stacked together with the software. Startrails.
Location : Tainan, Taiwan
Time: March 24, 2023 7:50:35 PM to 7:51:15 PM
Photographer : Meiying Lee (李美英)
0324月掩金星R7-2a.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by ashwindeshpande » Fri Mar 24, 2023 5:15 pm

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Lunar occultation of Venus
Time - 5:40 PM
Place - Bangalore, Karnataka
Gear - Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:19 pm

Here is my submission of M81:

ImageM81 LHaRGB by Ali Alobaidly, on Flickr


The final Image was taken in three sessions:
Luminance (2/16/2023):
Ha (3/17/2023)
RGB (3/22/2023)



Chroma Blue 36 mm: 31×180″(1h 33′)
Chroma Green 36 mm: 31×180″(1h 33′)
Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 36 mm: 71×300″(5h 55′)
Chroma Lum 36 mm: 108×180″(5h 24′)
Chroma Red 36 mm: 31×180″(1h 33′)


Integration:
15h 58′
Avg. Moon age:
16.93 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.82%

Equipment:

Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro
Filters:
-Chroma Blue 36 mm
-Chroma Green 36 mm
-Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 36 mm
-Chroma Lum 36 mm · Chroma Red 36 mm
Accessories:
-Celestron 0.7X Reducer EdgeHD925 (94245)
-ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by astrosirius » Fri Mar 24, 2023 9:29 pm

NGC 2261 HUBBLE'S VARS NEBULA
https://www.flickr.com/photos/194102627@N04/
Copyright: Lluís Romero
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/527 ... 16ab_o.jpg

Details:

Telescope: RC16"
Mount: ASA DDM85XL
Reducer: Massimo Riccardi Reducer 0.75x
CMOS:QHY268C (resolution 0.32"/px)

Total exposure: 19h (230x300sec)
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by astronajar » Sat Mar 25, 2023 5:41 am

M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy

Author: Fermin Jiménez Najar
Image link: https://astro.najar.ca/en/gallery/deep- ... alaxy.html
https://astro.najar.ca/en/gallery/deep- ... alaxy.html




This image was taken in 3 nights from Ahuacatepec, Jalisco, Mexico.
https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Ah ... BJ6BAhjEAg


From March 17th to 20th, 2023
16.5 hours integration, in a span of 3 nights.

Technical Data
Gain: 0, Offset: 50
Exposure: 16 hrs 30 min
(RGB 152 shots x 5 min)
(L-Enhance 46 shots x 5 min)
Focal length: 952.5 mm (127 mm x f/7.5)
Calibration: darks, flats, darkflats
Explore Scientific 127 mm Triplet Carbon Fiber
ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro
IOptron CEM 60

Software: NINA + PixInsight + Affinity Photo

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by ExplorerEGYWO » Sun Mar 26, 2023 8:31 am

ImageCosmic Flower by Wael Omar, on Flickr
SH2-275 " Rosette Nebula".
The nebula is an H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky way galaxy. Its far away from earth by 5000 light years and has a diameter of 130 light years so it’s a real monster in the sky. The radiation from the young stars excites the atoms in the nebula, causing them to emit radiation themselves producing the emission nebula we see. The mass of the nebula is estimated to be around 10,000 solar mass.
Equipment used:
Camera: ZWO 294 mm pro
Scope : Redcat 51- 250 mm focal length
Settings :
Ha : 23 * 600 seconds , Gain 120
OIII : 20*600 seconds, Gain 120.
The image is processed in HOO palette , This was a real challenge as I make the session in Cairo , Bortle 9 . I did a lot of trials to remove the light pollution effect and background extraction then many masks to sharpen and enhance the colors in the nebula.
Location : Cairo , EGYPT.
Credit : Wael Omar WO/https://www.instagram.com/waelomar_astrophotography/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Meiying Lee » Sun Mar 26, 2023 4:30 pm

The Lunar Occultation of Venus
Photo description:
The Lunar Occultation of Venus on March 24th was fortunate enough to be observable in Taiwan. This composite photo records Venus gradually darkening and disappearing behind the moon after making contact with it. The entire occultation process took about 40 seconds, because Venus is not just a dot, but has a disk size!
Equipment Details: Canon R7+600mm Lens
Post-processing Details: Arrange 5 photos together in PowerPoint.
Location : Tainan, Taiwan
Time: March 24, 2023 7:50:35 PM to 7:51:15 PM
Photographer : Meiying Lee (李美英)
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by rhess » Sun Mar 26, 2023 5:42 pm

Arp 84

Arp 84 is the combination of gravitationally-interacting galaxies NGC 5395 and NGC 5394. They are around 160 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

http://www.astrofotografie-hess.at/arp84.html

Telescope: ASA EQ1000 f7 - ASA 1 m equatorial telescope
Location: Vega Observatory - House of Nature Salzburg, Austria
Camera: FLI Microline 16803
Exposure time: 26x7min Luminance, 14x7min RGB
Copyright: Rochus Hess

Website: www.astrofotografie-hess.at

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by rkas12 » Sun Mar 26, 2023 7:55 pm

Sharpless 115 & 116 (The Perek-Kohoutek 085+04 planetery nebula) – And Many others

This image features many interesting celestial objects in Cygnus, the brightest star in that constellation. First and foremost, there are two Sharpless objects known as SH2-115 & SH2 116. The first one is a very large, faint emission nebula approximately 2 degrees northwest of Deneb. Its neighbor, SH2-116, is a small round planetary nebula, featured also in this image. Secondly, they are many LBN objects in the field of view – too much ! Let’s pause there for the time being….

Acquisition details:

Copyright: @ae_astrophotoons
Location: Spain, my remote observatory

Telescope: Takahashi TOA 130 NFB
Camera: ASI 6200 mm pro
Mounts: 10 Micron 1000 HPS
Filters:
-Chroma Blue 50 mm
-Chroma Green 50 mm
-Chroma Red 50 mm
-Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm
-Chroma Sii 3nm Bandpass 50 mm
-Chroma Oiii 3nm bandpass 50mm

Integration time: 22H

https://www.flickr.com/photos/197387915 ... ed-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/197387915 ... ed-public/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Ayiomamitis » Sun Mar 26, 2023 9:09 pm

Solar Active Regions 3256 - 3264
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Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis
solar-sunspots-20230326.jpg

The Sun is quite active at the moment with various active regions on display all over the solar disk.

For further details in relation to this result, please see https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Solar-Suns ... 230326.htm .
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Ceres, M100 Mar. 26th

Post by Efrain Morales » Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:16 am

Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres (L) transiting and four Galaxies NGC 4328, PGC 40214, NGC 4322 and the large Galaxy M100. on March 26th. (One hour time lapse)
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by vanamonde81 » Mon Mar 27, 2023 6:35 pm

How the Moon Meets the Horizon
Copyright: György Soponyai

With these photos I would like to demonstrate the varigeation of moonrises and moonsets. The closer to Equator, the Moon rises and sets by a steeper and steeper angle.

The upper left photo sequence was taken two weeks ago in Singapore. This small city-state lies in the proximity of Earth's Equator, where celestial objects hit the horizon vertically. In the foreground the 206m high Marina Bay Sands hotel and the lotus-flower-shaped ArtScience museum is visible at the shore of Marina Bay.

I met Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), the symbol of Lisbon, Portugal in September, 2017. This 500-year-old fortified tower stands at the mouth of Tagus river and since 1983 it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its significant role played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries. Standing on 38th Northern latitude, the angle of moonset is quite steep.

Budapest (46th Northern Latitude), May, 2016. The lights of Buda Castle on the banks of River Danube harmonizing with the setting Moon. This location is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The lower right photo was taken at the middle of Tromsø Bridge (69th Northern Latitude) depicts the one-hour-long path of the setting Moon when the snow of the mountains was being painted to pale pink by the Midnight Sun above the Northern horizon.

Image

2016.05.08. Budapest, Hungary
2017.09.23. Lisbon, Portugal
2019.06.14. 23:47 - 2019.06.15. 00:47 Tromsø, Norway
2023.03.18. Singapore

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by sydney » Mon Mar 27, 2023 7:33 pm

Ceres crosses M100

Dwarf planet Ceres passes in front of spiral galaxy M100 on the night of March 26-27. Ceres is about 13.3 light-minutes away from Earth while M100 is about 56 million light-years further out. Image shows Ceres every 30 minutes from UT 00:22 - 06:52 on March 27, 2023. Image is a composite of:

20x600 sec luminance
30x420 sec RGB (10 exposures per channel) and
13x3 sec luminance for Ceres

Telescope: C14 Edge with Celestron 0.7 reducer
Mount: AP 900GTO
Camera: SBIG 10XME
Filters: Astrodon I-series

Nick Pavelchak
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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

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Re: Submissions: 2023 March

Post by Marii » Tue Mar 28, 2023 2:57 pm

Hi everyone !
I am glad to share my latest nightscape.

Image
Growing together by Marion Kabac, sur Flickr

March 25th 2023, 9P.M. at Arvieux, France (Queyras natural park)

This image came to my mind while I was sleeping ; in my dreams I was dancing with a small tree under the starry sky. I woke up and immediately drew my vision to remember it and recreate it later with photography. The first thing - and the hardest thing - was to find the perfect tree, a lone and young one with a plain shape, just few branches. Then I waited for the weather to be clear enough.
The night I took the shot, the crescent moon (19%) was just under the Pleiades. First of all, I photographed a series of self-portraits in a ballet dress, I imagined a pose that suggested dance, a romantic waltz with the tree. Right away, I took 6 additional images to get a wider panorama.
Note that the amber light in the foreground comes from street lights in a small village nearby.

EXIFS :
Canon 6dii + Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
4 seconds at f/2.0, 3200 iso
panorama of 7 single shots
self-portrait shot achieved with a remote + 10 seconds timer
edited with Lightroom and Photoshop

Have a nice day,
Marion