Submissions: 2023 June

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by KuriousGeorge » Sat Jun 24, 2023 5:38 am

The ringed, warped and isolated galaxy NGC 6015. KG Observatory, Julian CA.

NGC 6015 at 40 million light years distance is an isolated and warped type Sc-r galaxy. Recent studies indicate a discontinuity in the formation of the spiral arms and different rotation rates between the inner and outer arms. There is no indication of bar formation. There is a noticeable tail emanating at the top.

The tiny red objects are likely very distant galaxies.

https://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997A%26A...321..754V

https://www.astrobin.com/5356kr/B/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by barretosmed » Sat Jun 24, 2023 1:48 pm

LYNGA 2 OPEN CLUSTER (bottom left) AND THE DEVILS TOWER NEBULA - RCW85 (top right)


BEST DETAILS:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/5ybshf/0/

EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 128X100"

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATES: From 06/08/2023 to 06/10/2023

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Adobe Photoshop, ASTAP, SGP, PHD2 and PixInsight

Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amateur Astrophotography in Brazil)
https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... l[img2]URL to image file (which must be to the image itself)[/img2]
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Jeff_Reitzel » Sat Jun 24, 2023 6:08 pm

The Dragon in Cygnus
This is the complex around Sharpless 2-114. This is an extremely faint hydrogen and dust complex not far from some of the more popular nebula in Cygnus. The unique filamentary structure appears like an ancient supernova remnant but none have ever been recorded in this area. Not much is known about this area. Current theory suggest the shapes have formed from both magnetic fields and interstellar wind from nearby hot O and B type stars.

Tech Specs
Telescope: Stellarvue SVX127D 0.72X Reducer
Mount: Paramount MyT
Camera: QHY410C
Filters: Optolong L-Ultimate
Location: Backyard, Bortle 5, Idaho USA
Total integration: 11 hours

Thank you for considering,
Jeff Reitzel
astrobin.com/users/Jeff_Reitzel/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by isultan » Sat Jun 24, 2023 11:16 pm

Image

The famous Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula. Captured from Bortle Class 8-9 city skies with an 80mm doublet refractor and dual-band (H-alpha and O-iii emission) filter, with an integration time of approximately four hours.

Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Date: June 23, 2023
Copyright: Imran Sultan

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by kdflex » Sun Jun 25, 2023 1:38 am

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Jean-Baptiste Auroux » Sun Jun 25, 2023 12:14 pm

SH2-112, SH2-115 & Abell 71 in Cygnus
Full version : https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/Q4L2JxS ... Of1CZ1.png
https://cdn.astrobin.com/solutions/imag ... 447251.jpg

Sh2-112 & SH2-115, 6000 LY away ; and the PN Abell 71, 2500 LY away...

Takahashi TSA102 - AZEQ6 - Atik 16200 M
Ha : 45 x 900s
OIII: 34 x 600s
SII : 34 x 600s
RGB : 3 x (30 x 60s)
Total integration : 24h05.
26, 27, 29, 29 August 2022 - Corsica & Fouras (France)
Pixinsight & PS

Copyright: Jean-Baptiste Auroux
https://millenniumphoton.com/
https://www.astrobin.com/users/Jean-Baptiste_Paris/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by daniele.borsari » Sun Jun 25, 2023 4:36 pm


Adeel Shafiq

Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Adeel Shafiq » Mon Jun 26, 2023 9:43 am

Title: Moon and Venus clockwork conjunctions !

Explanation: When two objects of the night sky have the same right ascension they are said to be in conjunction. Among the visible conjunctions, those including the crescent moon and Venus are one of the spectacular sights of our night sky. The Moon-Venus conjunction is a result of the positioning of the Moon and Venus in close proximity to each other in the sky from our perspective but in reality they are far apart. From an astronomical point of view, this is caused by the relative orbits of the Earth, Moon, and Venus around the Sun.
This season since it's approach to the Eastern elongation, planet Venus has been in a series of very close conjunctions with the crescent moon each month and resulted in positions surrounding almost every side of the crescent just like a clockwork across the sky.

Story: I had been capturing all these conjunctions every month over the past 6 months (except for March which I couldn't, due to cloudy skies so created a composite to complete the series) and decided to create a collage in a clockwork fashion.

EXIF:
Canon EOS 1300D
Samyang 135mm f/2 lens
Ioptron sky tracker
All images are single exposures of around 25-30 seconds tracked and cropped.
PS 2020 used for creating the collage and labels.

Images capturing location and dates below.

All images taken after sunset at start of astronomical twilight from Lahore and Islamabad, cities of Pakistan.

I consent for my image to be used on APOD in all of it forms.

Image URL: https://www.astrobin.com/3t386w/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by javierfloresmartin » Mon Jun 26, 2023 9:51 am

M20 from Calar Alto Observatory (South of Spain).

Messier 20, also known as the Trifid Nebula, is a fascinating astronomical object located in the constellation Sagittarius. The Trifid Nebula gets its name from the Latin word "trifid," which means divided into three lobes or divisions. It is called so because the nebula appears to have three distinct regions separated by dark lanes of dust. These divisions are easily visible in photographs and resemble three intersecting paths or lobes.

It is a region of active star formation. It contains a cluster of young stars known as NGC 6514, which is responsible for illuminating the nebula. These newly formed stars are hot and massive, emitting intense ultraviolet radiation that causes the surrounding gas to glow.

The Trifid Nebula is a composite nebula, meaning it contains different types of nebulae within its boundaries. The pinkish-red regions are emission nebulae, consisting of ionized hydrogen gas that emits light of specific wavelengths. The blue areas are reflection nebulae, where starlight is scattered off dust particles, giving them a blue appearance. Additionally, dark nebulae are visible as intricate, dark lanes caused by dense dust obscuring the background light.

It is relatively close to us, located at a distance of approximately 5,200 light-years from Earth. It has an apparent size of about 28 arcminutes, which corresponds to an actual size of about 21 light-years across.

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured stunning images of the Trifid Nebula, revealing intricate details and structures within the nebula. These observations have provided valuable insights into the processes of star formation and the dynamics of interstellar gas clouds.

Messier 20 was first discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier on June 5, 1764. Messier included it as the 20th entry in his famous catalog of nebulous objects. His intention in creating the catalog was to identify objects that could potentially be mistaken for comets.

Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula, continues to captivate astronomers and stargazers alike with its remarkable beauty and scientific significance as a site of ongoing star formation.

This picture was captured with a prototype telescope in Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria (Spain).

Image
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by tommasostella » Mon Jun 26, 2023 12:50 pm

NGC 6946 Fireworks galaxy
https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella
Copyright: Tommaso Stella
From: Stigliano - Italy
Lights: 184x180s (9,2h total exposure)
Sky: SQM 21.15
Telescope: Sky-Watcher Italia Quattro 250P
Camera: Omegon veTEC571C V4
Filters: Optolong Astronomy Filter LCCD
Mount: Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Processing: Photoshop, Pixinsight
NGC6946-Fireworks-TommasoStellaWEB.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:02 pm

ImageTrifid Nebula - M20 by Ali Alobaidly, on Flickr

Trifid Nebula
https://www.astrobin.com/users/AstraPharma/

Copyright: Ali Alobaidly

Description:
The Trifid Nebula, also known as M20 or NGC 6514, is a beautiful and complex interstellar cloud located in the constellation Sagittarius. It is approximately 5,200 light years away from Earth and spans an area of about 40 light years in diameter.

The nebula is composed of a mix of gas and dust, with pink emission nebulae representing ionized hydrogen gas excited by hot, young stars and blue reflection nebulae reflecting the light of these same stars. The dark regions in the middle of the nebula are dust lanes that absorb light and make it difficult to see deeper into the cloud where new stars are forming.

In addition to its stunning visual appearance, the Trifid Nebula is also a site of active star formation. Within the nebula, there are several regions where new stars are being born - known as Bok globules - which are dense clouds of gas and dust that are collapsing under their own gravity.

With this project my focus was on learning and improving my Pixinsight stretching skills, experimenting with more sophisticated tools like arcsinh and masked stretching. I was struggling to keep the stars at bay for whatever reason and when I had them in a more desirable shape and size the contrast within the nebulosity had other plans. Using a combination of different stretching methods I came up with this!

Acquisition details:

Gain 100 (Session 1) - Gain 0 (Session 2) - Sensor temperature (0°C)
Dates: June 16, 2023 · June 23, 2023

Frames:
Chroma Blue 36 mm: 20×180″(1h)
Chroma Green 36 mm: 20×180″(1h)
Chroma Lum 36 mm: 60×180″(3h)
Chroma Red 36 mm: 20×180″(1h)
Total Integration: 6h
Avg. Moon age: 16.38 days
Avg. Moon phase: 13.57%

Equipment:

Telescope: Celestron EdgeHD 9.25"
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro + Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro
Filters:
-Chroma Blue 36 mm
-Chroma Green 36 mm
-Chroma Luminance 36 mm ·
Chroma Red 36 mm
Accessories:
-Celestron 0.7X Reducer EdgeHD925
-ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Kinch » Mon Jun 26, 2023 6:07 pm

A Mighty Wall
Cygnus Wall (15x10).jpg
Click on above to enlarge.

Full info and wide field image @ https://www.kinchastro.com/pelican--cyg ... -2023.html
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by PatrickWinkler » Tue Jun 27, 2023 5:55 am

Messier 7
M7_pre.png
better resolution: https://www.celestialobjects.net/resources/M7_web.png


NGC 6729 / Corona Australis region
NGC6729_h400_pre.png
better resolution: https://www.celestialobjects.net/resour ... 00_web.png

(c) Patrick Winkler
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by kwalker » Tue Jun 27, 2023 11:36 pm

ImageSh2-132 SHO by Ken Walker, on Flickr

SH2-132 The Lion
near the constellations of Cepheus and Lacerta
aproximatly 10000 light years from earth
44x900 each SHO channel
15x300 RGB
Stellarvue SVX 130t Raptor
Paramount MYT
Mallincam Ds26m TEK
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by barretosmed » Tue Jun 27, 2023 11:58 pm

MINERAL MOON


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https://www.astrobin.com/full/s8woc8/0/


The Moon is usually seen in subtle shades of gray or yellow.
The different colors are recognized as corresponding to real differences in the chemical composition of the lunar surface.
The blue tones reveal areas rich in ilmenite, which contain 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 with greater sun exposure.

EQUIPMENT:
ZWO ASI 6200MC COLED
Esprit 150mm
Baader Lunar Filter

Date: 06/26/2023
Location: Munhoz - MG - Brazil


PROCESSING AND CAPTURE: Software: Adobe Photoshop, SharpCap, AutoStakkert AutoStackert and Registax 6.
Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Astrofotografia Amadora no Brasil)https://clubedeautores.com.br/livro/ast ... -no-brasil
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RobParsons

Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by RobParsons » Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:02 am

ImageSolar prominence by Robert Parsons, on Flickr

I would like to share this spectacular Solar prominence from the 14th June 2023.
This image was captured from my backyard in Edinburgh, Scotland using a 120mm telescope fitted with a Quark chromosphere Hydrogen-alpha filter and an IMX174 camera.
The final image comes from a 3000 frame capture which was then stacked to the best 600 frames.

I have blocked out the solar disc (in the style of a coronagraph) to provide maximum contrast for the prominence.

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by WolfHeart » Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:24 pm

Milkyway over Al Monfareda Rock

ImageMilkyway over Al Monfareda Rock by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

Image is a composite where foreground was imaged during blue hour and Sky was imaged later that night. Image was taken in Al Fayoum Desert at Al Monfareda Mountain on the 15th of June.

Sky 20x120" - ISO 1600 - f/2.8 (Nikon Z6II - Z14-24 f/2.8 @24mm @f/2.8)
Foreground: 1x3" - ISO 100 - f/8 (Nikon Z6II - 20mm f/1.8)
Move Shoot Move Star Tracker

https://www.astrobin.com/6jlhr4/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waddah.photography
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/WolfHeart/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/waddahphotography/

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by isultan » Thu Jun 29, 2023 4:59 am

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Stars and Fireflies

Here's another composite picture from my recent trip to a dark sky park, where I combine the blinking of thousands of fireflies and the Milky Way core rising over the forest. It was a magical sight to witness!

Location: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, Illinois
Date: June 16, 2023
Copyright: Imran Sultan

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Roi Levi » Thu Jun 29, 2023 11:26 pm

✨ The Face Of The Universe ✨
By Roi Levi
https://www.instagram.com/astroi_levi/

Milkyway core rising above valley Of The Moon in Jordan a.k.a Wadi Rum

Together with #sigma_israel exploring jordan supported by sigma offical and soon i will test the new Sony F1.4 14 mm prime!!

Story

Wadi rum is amazing place For astrophotography and i offer all astrophotographers to visit jordan that have one of the Seven Wonders of the World which is petra and not far away lays The Valley of the Moon in Jordan, also known as Wadi Rum, is a captivating desert landscape that showcases magnificent rock arches. These natural arches, sculpted by wind and water over millions of years, add a touch of wonder to the already breathtaking scenery. Among the notable arches in Wadi Rum are the Burdah Rock Bridge, Um Fruth Rock Bridge, and the Khazali Arch. Visitors can hike, climb, or take guided tours to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of these arch formations.

Wadi Rum offers a remarkable stargazing experience, particularly for those interested in observing the Milky Way. The remote location and minimal light pollution make it an ideal spot to witness the night sky in all its glory. With the vast expanse of desert as your backdrop, you can marvel at the celestial wonders above, including the Milky Way stretching across the darkness, revealing a myriad of stars, constellations, and celestial phenomena. Stargazing in Wadi Rum promises a truly enchanting and unforgettable encounter with the cosmos.

Stacked 12 frames RGB+HA
edit in pixinsight
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Strongmanmike

M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Post by Strongmanmike » Fri Jun 30, 2023 3:02 am

See the Full Frame Full Resolution version here: https://pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ima ... 8/original

See the enormous halo and faint Malin Stellar Stream here: https://pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ima ... 8/original

See some other interesting features picked up in the data here: https://pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/ima ... 3/original

ImageM104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo by strongmanmike2002, on Flickr
Copyright: Michael Sidonio

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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by imranbadr » Fri Jun 30, 2023 10:02 pm

The Cygnus Wall - NGC7000
First time capturing this object. I am blown away by its beauty. I truly love how it came out under 84% moon.
Imaging Telescope: Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mount: ZWO AM5
Filter: Optolong L-Ultimate 2"
Accessories: ZWO OAG-L, ZWO EAF, ZWO ASIAir Plus
Guiding Camera: ZWO ASI290MM MINI
Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Dates: June 29, 2023 · June 30, 2023
Frames: Optolong L-Ultimate 2": 89×300″(7h 25′)
Integration: 7h 25′
Darks: 30
Flats: 30
Flat darks: 30
Avg. Moon age: 10.96 days
Avg. Moon phase: 84.25%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00
Higher resolution: https://www.astrobin.com/u3lfeg/
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by barretosmed » Sat Jul 01, 2023 3:48 pm

NGC 6934 - The globular cluster in the constellation of Delphinus


EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 125X100"

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATE: 06/25/2023

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE:
Adobe Photoshop, ASTAP, SGP, PHD2 and PixInsight

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 June

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 02, 2023 8:51 pm

NGC7635
The Bubble Nebula. A strong H II structure, energized and blown by a hot, massive Wolf-Rayet star. A tricky imaging target because of its wide brightness range.

Details:
QSI 660 camera on 250mm RC, Astronomic RGB, Ha filters
Ha (96 min), RGB (20 min each)
Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop
Final image resolution 0.78 arcsec/pixel, 21 arcminute wide field
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bubble_clp.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by Chris Peterson » Sun Jul 02, 2023 8:52 pm

M16
The famous Eagle Nebula (opinions vary as to the location of the eagle). The central region is, of course, the famous Hubble Pillars of Creation, and I've imaged this using narroband filters diplayed in the Hubble palette.

Details:
QSI 660 camera on 250mm RC, Astronomic SHO filters
[SII] (50 min) mapped to red, H-alpha (38 min) mapped to green, [OIII] (36 min) mapped to green
Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop
Final image resolution 0.93 arcsec/pixel, 20 arcminute wide field
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eagle_clp.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 June

Post by tetsuya_h » Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:40 pm

Shining moon road and rising Super moon in the Seto Inland Sea.

Copyright: Tetsuya Harano

Location : Okayama,Japan
Date : Sep 28 2015
Canon EOS6D / Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM
1/200sec/f5.0/ISO6400
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