Submissions: 2024 April

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Paulee97
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Paulee97 » Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:55 pm

Colours of the night
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Copyright: Pavel Váňa
It was the last night of our vacation. The last night we decided to go up to the observatory at 4:30 am from our accommodation to see the beautiful night sky on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. On the way from the car to the photo location we noticed that we could see some bright streaks in the sky, but we weren't sure what they were. Anyway, they were visible to the naked eye without the need for side vision!
Once we started shooting, it was clear what they were. It was an incredibly bright airglow (natural glow of the sky) that highlighted the otherwise invisible gravity waves present in our atmosphere.
And so we got a glimpse of the two MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes (with an incredible diameter of 17 metres!) that study cosmic rays by recording the Cherenkov radiation, which, in simple terms, is produced inside a shower of particles when cosmic rays interact with the Earth's atmosphere. To the left, you can see a similar LST telescope that was just out of commission. The whole atmosphere was enhanced by the sounds coming from the MAGIC telescopes' mounts. It was an incredible experience to see the telescopes in motion. They are able to move to any place in the sky in 22 seconds!
This is a part of full sky panorama made from 35 single shots with exposure time 15 seconds. It was captured with Canon EOS 6D, ISO 6400 and Sigma Art 24 mm f/1.4@2.8 lens was used.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Alson Wong » Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:06 pm

Total Solar Eclipse and Comet SOHO
Copyright: Allen Hwang, Alson Wong


This image shows the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 with Comet SOHO in the lower left corner, along with a higher-resolution inset image of the comet.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Nu1Ben » Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:14 am

M20 Trifid Nebula

Copyright: Pornthep Benyaapikul M20 Trifid Nebula
9000 light years away in Sagittarius. The object with all 3 types of nebula: emission, reflection and dark nebulas.

Taken from private remote observatory in Thailand between 12-17 April 2024.

Imaging Telescope: TS-Optics Photoline 130mm f/7 FPL53 Triplet Apo (APO130f7-P)
Imaging Camera: Player One Poseidon-M Pro
Optolong Blue 36 mm: 30×180″(1h 30′)
Optolong Green 36 mm: 33×180″(1h 39′)
Optolong Luminance 36 mm: 64×180″(3h 12′)
Optolong Red 36 mm: 33×180″(1h 39′)
Integration:8h

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Paulee97 » Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:49 am

Enlightened Winter Hexagon
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Copyright: Pavel Váňa

As you might know summer night shy is dominated by three brightest stars - Vega, Deneb Altair, that create together Big Summer Triangle (this is not a constellation, we call this an asterism). Winter sky has higher number of brighter stars. 6 of them creates the Winter Hexagon - Sirius, Procyon, Pollux, Capella, Aldebaran and Rigel.
During the spring equinox this hexagon is enlightened with light pillar of Zodiacal light. It is created by the solar light that scatters on the dust which travels near the plane of our Solar System. Isn't that just beautiful? Careful observer can also spot the comet 12/P Pons-Brooks that is hiding in the right part of the Zodiacal light cone.
This picture was taken on the 1st of April 2024 after the sunset - you can still see last remnants of the sunset near the horizon.
This is a cut from the full sky panorama made from 37 single shots with exposure time 15 seconds. Canon EOS 6D using ISO 5000 was used together with lens Sigma Art 24 mm, f/1.4@3.2.

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Naztronomy » Mon Apr 22, 2024 3:21 pm

The Phases of a Total Solar Eclipse
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Copyright: Nazmus Nasir
Naztronomy-Total-Solar-Eclipse_Phases.jpg
The sequence captures the various phases of a total solar eclipse. The diamond rings on the 5 o'clock and 11 o'clock positions are oriented to show how we saw it in real life in Richford, VT. All individual photos are unprocessed, including totality in the center.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by WolfHeart » Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:56 am

Galactic Core Beyond the Hole in the Wall

ImageGalactic Core Beyond the Hole in the Wall by Ahmed Waddah, on Flickr

I have wanted to travel to this bortle 1 location for this unique structure for over 2 year now and finally I had the chance to shoot the hole in the wall structure or "Makhroum El Sahraway" in the depth of the New Valley Desert 500 km away from Cairo due south. I shot the Milkyway sky first from the other side of the opening and shot the foreground from this side just before sunrise. I knew with such integration time for the sky from a bortle 1 that I would be able to pull up much detail and color so I took my time to finalize this blended composite.

Sky:
Nikon Z6II (modified)
Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
40x120" - f/2.8 - ISO 1250 - 24mm
iOptron Skyguider Pro

Foreground:
Nikon Z6II (modified)
Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
1x10" - f/4 - ISO 1250 - 14mm

​​​​​​​Date: 6th of April, 2024
Location: Al Wady Al Gaded Desert, New Valley Government, Egypt

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:49 pm

NGC 2403

This spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis is often compared to M33, but is imaged much less often. Visually, it is a bright binocular object. It is strikingly populated by H II regions, one of which is so large it has its own catalog designation (NGC 2404) inside its parent galaxy. NGC 2403 is a mere 10 million light years away, a member of the M81 group, which is a close neighbor to our own Local Group.

Details:
QSI 660 camera on 250mm RC, Astronomic HRGB filters.
2 hours each red, green, and blue, 6 hours H-alpha.
Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop.
Final image resolution 0.93 arcsec/pixel, 21 arcminute wide field.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Groovynight » Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:17 am

Regulus & Leo I Dwarf Galaxy

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>>>High Resolution: https://astrophoto-hannover.de/download ... s_Horn.jpg

One of the brightest stars in the night sky and a dwarf galaxy right next to it: Regulus and the dwarf galaxy Leo I are a fascinating pair that I've had on my to-do list for quite some time.
Leo I is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy in the constellation Leo. At about 820,000 light-years distant, it is a member of the Local Group of galaxies and is thought to be one of the most distant satellites of the Milky Way galaxy.
Leo I is located only 12 arc minutes from Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation. For that reason, the galaxy is sometimes called the „Regulus Dwarf“. Scattered light from the star makes studying the galaxy more difficult.

Skywatcher 200 1000 @750mm f/3.75
Starizona Nexus Coma Corrector & Reducer
Secondary Spider by Backyard Universe
EQ6-R Pro
ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro (Gain 100, Offset 18, -10°)
RGB (Baader UV/IR Cut Filter): 180 × 60″
Total: 3 h
Bortle 5
Darks, Flats, Darkflats, Dithering
N.I.N.A., Guiding: ZWO ASI 120MM & PHD2
Astropixelprocessor, Photoshop, Pixinsight

Date: April 10, 2024
Location: Hannover, Germany (Bortle 5-6)
Contact:
Website: www.astrophoto-hannover.de
Instagram: @astrophoto_hannover
Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/users/Groovynight/
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by astrosama » Wed Apr 24, 2024 12:05 pm

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks and Winter Diamonds above the black desert

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Shinning the evening sky with the winter monsters, Orion Nebula, Bernard's loops, Pleiades, and Jupiter
ImageComet 12PPon and Winter Diamonds annotated by osama Fathi, on Flickr

ImageComet 12P/Pons-Brooks and Winter Diamonds above the black desert by osama Fathi, on Flickr

Location: Black Desert, Egypt
Date: April 3, 2023

Gears: Nikon Z6 (Mod), Skywacher star adventurer tracker , Nikkor 24 mm
Settings: :12*30 Sec, 10*1min, ISO 600, 800, f3.2Foreground : 10sec, ISO 400, F3.2

Osama Fathi Social:https://www.instagram.com/osama.fathi.nswatcher85/
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BLACK DESERT, Egypt

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by barretosmed » Wed Apr 24, 2024 8:54 pm

MINERAL MOON

The phases of image processing, from capture to the final image (in the center of the image).

BEST DETAILS:
https://www.astrobin.com/full/l7o5oz/B/

EQUIPMENT:
ZWO ASI 6200MC COLED
Esprit 150mm
Baader Lunar Filter
Date: 04/23/2024
Location: Munhoz - MG - Brazil

PROCESSING AND CAPTURE: Adobe Photoshop, SharpCap, AutoStakkert AutoStackert and Registax 6.

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Barretosmed@hotmail.com
(Organizing author of the book Amadora Astrofotografia no Brasil)
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by a.carrozzi » Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:28 am

ImageThe Eta Carinae Nebula by Alessandro Carrozzi, su Flickr

The Eta Carinae Nebula is one of the largest star-forming areas in our galaxy, with an extension of about 300 light years. Located 7500 light years away, it hosts young and extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with a mass 100 times that of the Sun.

Samyang 135 mm f/3.5
ZWO ASI 2600MM.
Mosaic of 2 HaRGB panels
26x120s Ha, 12x120s RGB each

Tarantula Nebula

Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Tarantula Nebula » Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:10 pm

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The third closest galaxy to ours, harbors the brightest emission nebula in our skies. In this false-color HOO palette, violent red tones showcase the intense activity of star formation, making it one of the most active regions in that regard. It is so luminous that if it were at the distance of the Great Orion Nebula, it would cast more shadow than the full moon.
Photograph taken in Coquimbo, Chile, from Bortle 7, on april 5th 2024.

Skywatcher 150PQ
Asi294MC
Lenhance 2"
Ieq30pro
2:19 hours
04/04/2024
Coquimbo-Chile

Pixinsight-Photoshop

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by AlejoNavarro » Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:18 pm

Tarantula Nebula in False HOO

ImageTARANTULA_FINAL HOO by Alejandro Navarro, en Flickr


The third closest galaxy to ours, harbors the brightest emission nebula in our skies. In this false-color HOO palette, violent red tones showcase the intense activity of star formation, making it one of the most active regions in that regard. It is so luminous that if it were at the distance of the Great Orion Nebula, it would cast more shadow than the full moon.
Photograph taken in Coquimbo, Chile, from Bortle 7, on april 5th 2024.

Skywatcher 150PQ
Asi294MC
Lenhance 2"
Ieq30pro
2:19 hours
04/04/2024
Coquimbo-Chile

Pixinsight-Photoshop

Best regards from the end of the world
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Ottavi Giannella » Thu Apr 25, 2024 5:22 pm

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum, I hope it's posted correctly
This is a composition in which the details of the solar ejections can be seen at their best

I took these images from Arkansas on April 8, and I was amazed that these ejections could be seen even when looking at the sun with glasses.

Canon EOS-R
Canon 100-400 first series


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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by zombi » Thu Apr 25, 2024 5:38 pm

NGC 3572 with its surroundings

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NGC 3572 with its surroundings by .zombi., on Flickr

Imaging telescopes: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII
Imaging cameras: Moravian G3-16200EC
Accessories: Reducer-QE 0.73X
Mounts: ZWO AM5
Software: N.I.N.A. · PixInsight · Adobe Photoshop

Frames:
Baader O-III 8.5nm 50 mm: 11×600″(1h 50′)
Baader S-II 8nm 50 mm: 11×600″(1h 50′)
SVBony H-alpha 7nm 2": 13×600″(2h 10′)

Photographic technique: SHO

Integration: 5h 50′
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1/2

Location: RPA - Blesfontein Guest Farm
Dates: April 18, 2023

Description:
NGC 3572, also known as the Pincushion Cluster, is a beautiful emission nebula and star cluster located in the constellation Carina. It’s often overlooked by astroimagers in favor of its brighter neighbor, the nearby Carina Nebula. The region contains approximately 150 young stars, including seven red giants and seven white dwarfs. The visible interstellar gas and dust are part of the star cluster’s natal molecular cloud. Dense streamers of material within the nebula, eroded by stellar winds and radiation, trail away from the energetic young stars, resembling cosmic tadpoles.

Picture taken in April 2023 during an astrophotography safari in South Africa.

Image Credit & Copyright: Przemysław Ząbczyk

Links:
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by clipper99 » Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:33 pm

My submission - thank you!

Crescent Nebula

Imaged on 2 sessions on Aril 18 & 19th 2024 from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
bortle 5
Seastar S50
1816 x 10s subs for a total imaging time of just over 5 hours
Processed with PixInsight

Cheers,

Darrell
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by michael.manders » Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:46 pm

Submission - Thank you for consideration!

Eclipse from Clinton, Arkansas on April 8th:
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And the Rosette Nebula shot near Atoka, Oklahoma towards the end of March and beginning of April
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Thank you, Michael Manders
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by vanamonde81 » Fri Apr 26, 2024 8:53 am

Size comparison of Venus, Moon and Mercury
Copyright: György Soponyai

It's possible to compare the apparent size of the Moon and the inner planets by capturing their silhouettes during solar eclipses and transits of Venus and Mercury.
The past years I was able to observe and capture all of these events. As I was using different cameras and lens, I re-scaled the photos.

Image

Photo details:

2012.06.06. Dunakeszi, Hungary
Canon EOS 1000D + SkyWatcher 254/1200 Dobson

2019.11.11. Dunakeszi, Hungary
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + SkyWatcher 254/1200 Dobson

2024.04.08. Montréal, Canada
Canon RP + Tamron EF 150-600 @600mm


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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by astrodarks » Sat Apr 27, 2024 4:45 pm

Galaxy season ✅
Galaxy Cluster ✅
Bortle 7 😰 ✅
😶‍🌫️✅

The galaxy season is well and truly here. Presenting the famous M81 and M82 pair commonly known as the Bodes and Cigar galaxy! These galaxies are 12 Million light years away from us. It means that when we are looking at them, we are actually looking 12 Million years into the past because that's how long the light took to reach us!

M81, a spiral galaxy, whispers tales of graceful arms adorned with glittering star clusters, while M82, a tumultuous starburst galaxy, roars with the fiery birth of new celestial bodies amidst chaotic gas clouds. In their celestial ballet, we witness the relentless dance of creation and destruction, a reminder that the cosmos is both birthplace and a graveyard. Yet, amid the chaos, there is harmony—the delicate balance of forces sculpting the fabric of space-time.

Equipment:

Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED
Mount : Skywatcher EQ6R Pro
Camera: ZWO 294mm Pro
Filters: Astronomik HaLRGB
Integration: 17 hrs
M81_HaLRGBFinal_copy_6094x4036.jpg
Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2pMKUhq
Astrobin: [https://www.astrobin.com/kvz7co/

Image Copyright: Devesh Pande (AstroDarks)
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by zombi » Sun Apr 28, 2024 7:15 pm

The Statue of Liberty Nebula - NGC 3576

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The Statue of Liberty Nebula - NGC 3576 by .zombi., on Flickr

Imaging telescopes: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII
Imaging cameras: Moravian G3-16200EC
Accessories: Reducer-QE 0.73X
Mounts: ZWO AM5
Software: N.I.N.A. · PixInsight · Adobe Photoshop

Frames:
Baader O-III 8.5nm 50 mm: 11×600″(1h 50′)
Baader S-II 8nm 50 mm: 11×600″(1h 50′)
SVBony H-alpha 7nm 2": 13×600″(2h 10′)

Photographic technique: SHO

Integration: 5h 50′
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1/2

Location: RPA - Blesfontein Guest Farm
Dates: April 18, 2023

Description:
NGC 3576 is a bright emission nebula located in the Sagittarius arm of our galaxy. It lies a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. The nebula spans approximately 100 light years in diameter and is situated about 9000 light-years from Earth. It was first discovered by John Frederick William Herschel on March 16, 1834. The distinctive shape within NGC 3576 has earned it the nickname “The Statue of Liberty Nebula”. This region is actively forming stars, and powerful winds from young, massive stars shape its looping filaments

Picture taken in April 2023 during an astrophotography safari in South Africa.

Image Credit & Copyright: Przemysław Ząbczyk

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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by macnenia » Mon Apr 29, 2024 2:02 am

Comet 12P/ Pons Brooks - a southern view

We have been seeing all the lovely images of Comet 12P/ Pons Brooks from the Northern Hemisphere and waiting to see it as it moves south. In the last couple of days the comet has been well enough placed for us to image it in detail. In the image the blue-grey ion tail is streaming away towards the upper right of the image, driven by the solar wind. There is tremendous structure to be seen here, with the thin streamers near the comet's head which then start to ripple, due to the varying strength of the solar wind, as they move away from the nucleus. The nucleus itself can be made out as the small bright object at the head of the comet. Off gases glow green to the left of the nucleus, where diatomic carbon is excited by UV light from the Sun and emits in the green spectrum. It has a short lifespan and does not persist much away from the nucleus. Meanwhile, the brown curved dust tail can be seen below and right. This is where debris has sloughed off the comet and lies along its curved trajectory. I believe we are seeing the dust tail, from in front at a narrow angle, which gives it a broad appearance. That tail is long but we are looking along its length.

From an orbital simulation one can see it had just rounded the Sun and is heading in our direction. The solar wind, from the Sun, at left, is causing the ion tail to stream away to the right.

The f/1.9 imaging is very fast and the 14” mirror means that a lot of photons can be gathered in a short time, thus the short exposures which freeze the comet’s movement. Classic comet processing techniques were used, whereby the stars were separated from the comet in each image, and a comet align tool was then used to align the comet images before integration. Finally the comet was then recombined with the stars.

The capture details are as follows:

OTA: C14 EdgeHD with Hyperstar (f/1.9)
Mount: PME II
Camera: ZWO ASI 6200MM
Filters: Baader RGB 2" mounted
Capture: 2024-04-27, midpoint 20:40 AEST, 10:40 UT
Location: Wattle Flat, NSW, Australia
Red: 10 x 10 sec, Gain 0, offset 50, -10C
Green: 10 x 10 sec, Gain 0, offset 50, -10C
Blue: 10 x 10 sec, Gain 0, offset 50, -10C
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by deepskyjourney » Mon Apr 29, 2024 5:54 am

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For your consideration: my longest project to date. With just over 42 hours, IC 2944 - The Running Chicken Nebula, was quite a challenge to image with such a little scope. IC 2944, famously known as the Running Chicken Nebula, lights up the southern skies in the constellation of Centaurus. This active stellar nursery, not just a visual spectacle but also a site of complex cosmic phenomena, is easily identifiable by its unique avian shape, which has captured the imagination of astronomers and stargazers alike.

All my socials here: https://linktr.ee/deepskyjourney

HQ version here: https://www.astrobin.com/wl4lt1/D/
In my Astrobin post above, you can find more details information about several parts of the image. What I like about it is that it highlight many interesting areas, such as:


Center of IC 2948 (Thackeray's Globules): This detailed crop of IC 2948 reveals the mysterious Thackeray's Globules - small, dense molecular clouds that appear as dark silhouettes against the brighter nebular glow. These globules are key sites for studying the early stages of star formation, providing clues about the life cycle of stars and the conditions within bustling nebular environments.
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Below λ Centauri (Favorite Section): My favorite part of the nebula lies just below λ Centauri, where a nebulous formation presents itself with a mesmerizing blend of colors and shapes. This area, rich in ionized gases and scattered starlight, offers a breathtaking view that highlights the artistic beauty inherent in the cosmos.
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NGC 3766: This snapshot focuses on NGC 3766, an open star cluster that appears as a sparkling jewel box in the night sky. Known for its tightly packed stars, NGC 3766 provides a stunning contrast to the diffuse nebulosity surrounding it, showcasing the diversity of astronomical objects in this region.
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Filamentary Shell - G296.2-2.8: Captured in the top left of the wideview, this image segment highlights the eerie and delicate Filamentary Shell G296.2-2.8. The faint, thread-like structures of this shell weave through the cosmic background, offering a ghostly vista that underscores the dynamic processes at play in the interstellar medium.
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Snapshot of PK294-00.1:Last but not least, this image features PK294-00.1, a lesser-known but intriguing planetary nebula within this vibrant celestial landscape. Characterized by its circular, symmetrical appearance and distinct emission lines, PK294-00.1 provides a unique visual contrast to the chaotic formations of the surrounding nebulae. Its structured form and the emission spectrum are key for astronomers studying the evolutionary phases of stars post-supernova.
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Tech Specs:

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 II
Camera: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mount: NEQ6-Pro
Imaging Dates: March 29-30, April 2-3, 8-15, 2024
Total Exposure: 42h 15min

Thanks for checking!

Rod
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Wolfgang » Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:40 am

ESO217-25
Copyright: Wolfgang Promper
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Re: Submissions: 2024 April

Post by Wolfgang » Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:42 am

The Eskimo Nebula
Copyright: Wolfgang Promper
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Post by Wolfgang » Mon Apr 29, 2024 8:44 am

Keyhole and the Homunculus
Copyright: Wolfgang Promper
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