Submissions: 2023 October

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by WolfHeart » Wed Oct 11, 2023 5:51 am

Rho Ophiuchi & Milky Way Core 46 Hour Mosaic

ImageRho Ophiuchi & Milky Way Core 46 Hour Mosaic by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

This image is an integration of 40 panels (46 hours) of the Galactic core and Rho Ophiuchi region. I have spent some time during my imaging sessions this year in Al Fayoum Desert in Egypt collecting data of Rho Ophiuchi using my Rokinon 135mm. I used some old data from the previous year to border the integration and cropped the desired region of interest.

Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC
Nikon Z6II
Fornax LighTrack II · iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Optolong L-Pro Filter
f2.8 - ISO (1600-3200)
931×180″ (46h 33′)

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:32 am

M27 The Dumbbell Nebula
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130705404 ... 250304093/
Copyright: Hector Jimenez
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Kanak Bhuwalka » Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:42 am

Hello, I am a 15 year old astrophotographer, and still in the beginging fases. This is my Animation of Jupiter, its Great Red Spot, Io, and Europa. It was my first time making an animation of jupiter. I know its not as good as the other ones on this forum, but I am happy with it and hopefully I can get on the APOD. :D

Image

Image details:
Copyright: Kanak Bhuwalka
18 frames each are a stack of 10k frames (50% of best) and 3 minutes long.
Total rotation time is 1 hour in this animation
Taken with a 4 in refractor telescope, zwo asi 120mc-s and 3x barlow (3000mm of FL)
Processed with PIPP, AS3, Registax6 and GIMP.
The moons that are visible are Io and Europa
Taken at 11:58 pm to 1:00 am on 6 October 2023 from north Germany.
Thanks, Clear Skies!

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Ann » Wed Oct 11, 2023 8:52 am

Kanak Bhuwalka wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:42 am Hello, I am a 15 year old astrophotographer, and still in the beginging fases. This is my Animation of Jupiter, its Great Red Spot, Io, and Europa. It was my first time making an animation of jupiter. I know its not as good as the other ones on this forum, but I am happy with it and hopefully I can get on the APOD. :D

Image

Image details:
Copyright: Kanak Bhuwalka
18 frames each are a stack of 10k frames (50% of best) and 3 minutes long.
Total rotation time is 1 hour in this animation
Taken with a 4 in refractor telescope, zwo asi 120mc-s and 3x barlow (3000mm of FL)
Processed with PIPP, AS3, Registax6 and GIMP.
The moons that are visible are Io and Europa
Taken at 11:58 pm to 1:00 am on 6 October 2023 from north Germany.
Thanks, Clear Skies!
Extremely well done, Kanak! :clap: Welcome to Starship Asterisk! :D

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by matuutex » Wed Oct 11, 2023 2:40 pm

Rio Caliente Waterfall at Calbuco Volcano
Copyright: Marcelo Maturana Rodríguez (@matuutex)
Location: Calbuco Volcano, Lakes Region, Chile
Date: 06 Ago 2023

A few kilometers from the shore of Lake Llanquihue in the town of Ensenada, in an ascent on foot of about 3 hours, you will find the Río Caliente waterfall on the Calbuco Volcano.

This waterfall is characterized by gushing from the bowels of the volcano, thus becoming thermal.

In the photograph we can see how the stars descend from the firmament until said hot river flows through the earth.

Instagram: @matuutex
Nikon d5600, Tokina Lens 14/20mm f2
Sky: 14mm f2 iso 2000, 20 segs
Foreground: 14mm f2 iso 2500, 125 segs

Image
Rio Caliente Waterfall at Calbuco Volcano by Marcelo Maturana, en Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by PhotosHyperuranios » Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:08 pm

Shot these images from a farm on the side of a hill in the Green Mountains of VT. I didn't bring my telescope and tracking rig because i was expecting clouds the entire trip.
However I got one clearish night and decided to take some pictures with my camera. These are all taken with a Nikon Z6 propped on the hood of my car. Used my 24-70mm lens set to 24mm. 15 second exposures with high ISO. Edits in photoshop.

Picture 1 is a shot of the SW sky and the Milkyway coming up over the forest.
DSO_6756-Enhanced-NR-Edit 6-4.jpg
Picture 2 is basically a shot of the Milkyway straight up toward the Zenith
DSO_6737-Enhanced-NR-Edit reduced.jpg
Picture 3 is my favorite. It is a shot of the NE sky. In the foreground is a large barn and a house, with the Green Mountains and fall foliage beyond. In the sky you can see Jupiter, Pleiades, the Alpha Persei Moving Group (MEL 20), and if you look closely you can even make out a redish streak which is the California Nebula.
DSO_6711-Enhanced-NR Edit 1 reduced.jpg
As you can see, even my "clear" night wasn't exactly the clearest of skies. But I think.in some ways the thin clouds add to it.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Kanak Bhuwalka » Wed Oct 11, 2023 7:36 pm

Hello, I am a 15 year old astrophotographer, and still in the beginging fases. This is my image of Jupiter, its Great Red Spot, Io, and Europa and I am super proud of it. I wanted to see if I have a chance of making it for the APOD.

Image

Image details:
Copyright: Kanak Bhuwalka
Jupiter
Taken with a 4 in refractor telescope with a eq-3 untracked mount, zwo asi 120mc-s and 3x Barlow (3000mm of FL)
Processed with PIPP, AS3, Registax6,Winjupos and GIMP.
The moons that are visible are Io and Europa
70k frames visible best 50% used.
Taken on 6 October 2023 from Belgium.
Thanks and clear skies!

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Dusty Fireworks

Post by MrRat » Wed Oct 11, 2023 10:32 pm

Objects: NGC6946 Galaxy and NGC6939 Star Cluster
Exposure: 86 x 300 seconds = 7 1/4 hours
Bortle scale: 4
Optics: William Optics GT81
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC
Mount: Losmandy GM811G
Filters: Radian Triad Ultra
Software: Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop
Notes: I've been working on bringing out the dust in my photos lately. Although I was surprised to see the extended arms in Fireworks.
231010 NGC6946_Fireworks_86_300-crop-lpc-cbg-csc-St-Edit.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Richardwhitehead » Thu Oct 12, 2023 3:17 am

A two pane Mosaic of two rare but near each other Wolf-Rayet stars and their nebulosity
The Crescent Nebula ( NGC6888) and WR134, seen against the backdrop of Cygnus Nebulosity
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by bodon » Thu Oct 12, 2023 5:11 am

Rho Ophiuchi
From my backyard in Nowra NSW, I took a four panel mosaic of the stunning Rho Ophiuchi, also known as IC 4604. Situated within the constellation Ophiuchus, Rho Ophiuchi is a visually striking stellar nursery that has captured the hearts of astronomers and astrophotographers alike. It boasts a mesmerizing display of colourful stars set against dark, dusty clouds.
Within the expanse of Rho Ophiuchi, you can find a multitude of celestial wonders, including multiple star systems, protostars in various stages of development, and intriguing objects like the globular cluster M4.
To capture this mosaic, I used 60-80 HaRGB photos, resulting in 4.5 hours per panel totalling 18.0 hours. The images were taken with a ZWO2600MM Pro camera using Antlia RGB and Ha 3nm filters. I stacked each panel with 40 bias and 20 flat frames for each filter. The next step involved stretching the images using the HaRGB method in PixInsight.
Gear:
AZEQ6
Askar FRA 500
ZWO OAG_L
ZWO Asiair Plus
Rho-Ophiuchi.jpg
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Pleen1977 » Thu Oct 12, 2023 7:50 am

OurAstroLife wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 5:24 am M31.ToShare3K.ABDUR.jpg

Hi friends. Here is my masterpiece. This might be the best image I have ever taken and might be one of the most detailed images I have ever seen of this galaxy. It has 10 times the data of my previous image of this galaxy. In the full image, you can see hundreds of nebulae, countless globular clusters, and even individual stars in the Andromeda Galaxy. The best 28 hours of data was selected to create this image. I was using an 8" f3.9 reflector and an ASI294MM in Bin 1 mode to get this image. I used intensive dithering and drizzle X2 (after considerable testing compared to not drizzling). Full image is 183 megapixels and shows unbelievable detail. Very happy with how it turned out.

I used Astronomik LRGBHa filters and a Skywatcher EQ6R mount.

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That's cool pic.
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by jarmoruuth » Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:03 pm

Spiral galaxy NGC 6744.

ImageNGC 6744 by Jarmo Ruuth, on Flickr

Processed from Telescope Live data.
Filters:
Blue 27 x 300s (2h 15m)
Red 26 x 300s (2h 10m)
Luminance 34 x 300s (2h 50m)
Green 30 x 300s (2h 30m)
Total 117 images, exposure time 9h 45m

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Steph65 » Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:40 pm

NGC 6888 - The crescent Nebula (HOO)

This image was taken from my backyard in Montreal, Canada

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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by barretosmed » Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:54 pm

A WALK INSIDE THE WITCH'S HEAD NEBULA (IC2118)

BEST DETAIL
https://www.astrobin.com/t9fatg/B/

EQUIPMENT:
Esprit 150mm triplet
Zwo asi 6200mc
Mount CEM120
Frames 194X300"

LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
DATES: From 09/05/2022 to 03/02/2023

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 ... -no-brasil
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by Lotz » Fri Oct 13, 2023 6:46 am

True color image of the Cirrus nebula (NGC6995) , taken with my 94mm f/4.4 Apochromat and an ASI294MC Pro using a VIS filter for the stars and Dualnarrowband for Ha and OIII.
Ha and OIII are weighted in the linear space according to the relative sensor sensitivities and then given those colors, which are a best fit for representing 501nm and 656nm on a PC monitor in sRGB. This is the correct color, that you would see, if the nebula was simply bright enough.
The stars are taken from a different exposure batch in the VIS spectrum.
NGC6995_RGB_HOO_CC_apod.jpg
Equipment:
Sharpstar EDPH 94/414mm
ZWO ASI 294MC Pro
Optolong LeXtreme / Astronomik IRUV cut
N-EQ6-Pro
60x60" VIS
40x300" DUalnarrowband
Total: 4h20'
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by jlndfr » Fri Oct 13, 2023 12:20 pm

The Ghost of Cassiopeia

https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/-KY8blv ... TZ0INm.jpg

In this image we find 2 diffuse nebulae IC63 (the ghost) and IC59, Gamma Cassiopeia (the blue lighthouse) and some dark nebulae.
The nebulae appear to us to be mainly red and a little bluish in some regions.
  • The red reflects the emission of photons (red) by the nebula's hydrogen atoms previously ionized by Gamma Cas radiation.
    The blue is the diffusion by reflection of the radiation from this same star.
The image is not easy to process: Gamma Cas is very bright, it dazzles the scene and drowns out the dark nebulae around it.
The 1 second exposures revealed the stars in the field near Gamma Cas.

862c392c-3573-4f66-9552-c27b197f8dc3[1].jpg
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Takahashi Epsilon 160ED
ZWO ASI 2600MM-Pro
ZWO EFW + Baader filters
iOptron GEM45
Total intégration : 14h53
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by AstraPharmaQ8 » Fri Oct 13, 2023 4:51 pm

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LDN 1235 and LND 1251 - The eternal chase by Ali Alobaidly, on Flickr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/532 ... f5a4_k.jpg

Image description:
In the boundless tapestry of the cosmos, a mystical dance unfolds—a poetic tale of an eternal chase. Two enigmatic silhouettes, both formed from the cosmic ink of dark nebulae, engage in a timeless pursuit across the velvety expanse of the night sky. The predator, a shadowy monster, lurks with a voracious hunger, its inky form resembling a celestial shark. Its essence, a whisper in the fabric of the universe, pulses with the unseen gravity of a cosmic maw. It prowls the cosmic ocean of stars, hunting its ethereal quarry with relentless tenacity.

The prey, a celestial fish of eldritch beauty, hidden as though woven from the dreams of distant galaxies. Its form dances gracefully between the constellations, a wavering apparition, elusive and yet fearful. Each flick of its spectral tail leaves behind a trail of stardust.

As the predatory shadow glides through the night sky, its dark tendrils stretch like cosmic jaws, yearning to enshroud the ethereal fish in its inky embrace. Yet, the fish is a master of evasion, darting through the astral waters, weaving between stars like a phantom, leaving behind oceans of dust, the stuff of light, fission and fusion.

This eternal ballet unfolds, a dance of cosmic shadows, a timeless allegory of the universe's undying drama. Across the infinite canvas of the night sky, a tale of an enduring chase, woven into the very fabric of Cepheus.

Acquisition:
Gain 100 - offset 50 - temperature - 0°C

10/11/2023 & 10/12/2023
300s*168 (14 hours)
Lens stopped at F/2.8

Setup:
Imaging Lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mount: ZWO AM5
Accessories: ZWO ASIAIR Pro & ZWO EAF
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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by barretosmed » Fri Oct 13, 2023 10:09 pm

MINERAL MOON

MORE DETAILS
https://www.astrobin.com/full/xcxv3w/0/

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

Date: 09/23/2023
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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Re: Submissions: 2023 October

Post by barretosmed » Sat Oct 14, 2023 3:12 pm

The NGC 4038 Group ( group of galaxies in the constellations Corvus and Crater)

Here we can see:
    In the central region: The antennae galaxies which is the collision between the galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4037, next to it the small ESO 572-45
      In the upper right corner: The galaxy NGC 4027, just below it a smaller one called ESO 572-36 and above it another, even smaller one, called ESO 572-34
        Several other small galaxies can be seen in the field, best seen in the high definition image, you can travel in the field looking for small galaxies.


        EQUIPMENT:
        Esprit 150mm triplet
        Zwo asi 6200mc
        Mount CEM120
        Frames 156X300" (taken advantage of a total of 210)

        LOCATION: Munhoz - MG - Brazil
        DATES: From 03/18/2023 to 04/24/2023

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

        Author: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
        Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.com
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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by andrea_girones » Sun Oct 15, 2023 3:43 am

        The Moment Before Annularity
        This image shot with a dedicated H Alpha solar telescope, captured a moment filled with great anticipation. The Moon was about to centre itself on the the face of the Sun for a full annular eclipse. Solar prominences and sunspots are visible in the chromosphere. Shot under lovely New Mexican skies in Albuquerque on October 14th 2023.

        Lunt 40mm scope and the ASI 174MM camera.

        https://www.flickr.com/photos/198200988 ... ed-public/

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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by alter-ego » Sun Oct 15, 2023 3:58 am

        Annular Eclipse October 14, 2023
        Annular Eclipse from Mount Vernon, WA.jpg
         
        Copyright: Travis Seamans
        Location: Mount Vernon, WA
        Date & Time: 14 Oct 2023, 09:14 PDT (6½ minutes before maximum eclipse)

        Camera: Cell phone, Galaxy S21 Ultra, hand-held
        Filter: Eclipse safety glasses, hand-held
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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by Astro-SAL » Sun Oct 15, 2023 4:28 am

        Hi,

        I am sending you this picture so that you can consider publishing it in APOD.

        Equipment:

        Coronado Solar Telescope PST H-Alpha
        Skynyx 2-1M Camera
        Skywatcher Solar Quest Mount

        Processing Software: AutoStakkert, RegiStax, and Photoshop.

        Taken at 11:40AM on October 14, 2023 in La Ceiba, Honduras.

        Acquired by: Francis Sansivirini
        Processed by: René Saade

        We are from the Asociación Salvadoreña de Astronomía (ASTRO) Salvadorean Astronomy Association.

        Image
        https://flic.kr/p/2p9hPVc

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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by Oliver64 » Sun Oct 15, 2023 10:17 am

        Hello everyone, When a Canon EF 300mm f2.8L USM lens, more than 30 years old, offered by my friend Mikl Paqz, meets a latest hybrid camera from Canon, the R6, it gives us images that are on fire! And on this occasion again we needed a small onion framing with a framing at 300mm I wanted to image the heart nebula (in the middle), the soul nebula (top left) and its extensions, as well as an HB3 supernova remnant here in this instance (bottom right) which is material ejected during the explosion of a star in a supernova. All this was also possible to be highlighted with only 12 hours of exposure on a very beautiful bortle 3 sky in the Landes and the magic of Philippe Bernhard's treatment with a HOO palette foraxx treatment.
        Details technique:
        Objectif Canon EF 300mm f2.8L USM
        Camera Canon R6 Defiltré
        Monture heq5 pro goto
        Suivi Lacerta mgen 3
        Filtre idas nbz
        140 photos x 300 sec soit 11h40 d'exposition

        Image
        https://astrob.in/o2572f/0/rawthumb/hd/get.jpg?insecure
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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by Alson Wong » Sun Oct 15, 2023 12:33 pm

        The 2023 Annular Eclipse over Stonehenge in Odessa, Texas
        Copyright: Alson Wong
        My_Picture.jpg
        The 2023 annular solar eclipse passed over portions of North and South America, including Odessa, Texas, which has a replica of Stonehenge at the University of Texas Permian Basin that is 70 percent of the size of the original monument in England. This images is a composite of 37 separate exposures of the Sun, and an exposure of the monument taken at dusk from from the same location the day before.
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        Re: Submissions: 2023 October

        Post by kentbiggs » Sun Oct 15, 2023 12:44 pm

        Rotating Crescents of Fire
        URL: https://www.kentbiggs.com/images/solars ... se2023.htm

        What makes these crescents of fire rotate? Click above link for answer.

        Annular Solar Eclipse from Houston, TX
        Image

        Annular Eclipse at Maximum
        Image

        Full screen URL: https://www.kentbiggs.com/images/solars ... se2023.jpg
        Eclipse Max in Houston: https://www.kentbiggs.com/images/solars ... 2023-1.jpg
        Integration time: 1/250 seconds, 11 minutes apart. Copyright Kent E. Biggs

        Clear skies,
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        Houston, Texas