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Submissions: 2024 May

Post by bystander » Wed May 01, 2024 1:21 pm

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Post by Ayiomamitis » Wed May 01, 2024 5:35 pm

Galileo's Astrolabe
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Copyright: Anthony Ayiomamitis
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One of the largest astrolabes one will ever come across is this stunning example at Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy and which measures 840mm in diameter. Further details at https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Astronomic ... -2024.html .
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Post by Ayiomamitis » Wed May 01, 2024 5:41 pm

Arabian Astrolabes
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A couple of impressive brass astrolabes from the 10th and 14th centuries on display at Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. Further details at https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Astronomic ... -2024.html and https://www.perseus.gr/Astro-Astronomic ... -2024.html .
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Ottavi Giannella » Wed May 01, 2024 6:15 pm

Hi everyone, I'm posting an image that I'm very fond of.

For many years I have wanted to be in the situation of being able to take a photograph of the sun above a pyramid in Egypt

This is the pyramid of Cheops, near Cairo, you can clearly distinguish two large sunspots

I hope you can appreciate, it is the result of a unique shot

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photo taken in Giza in November 2023 at approximately 4.00 pm

Canon Eos R
Canon 100-400
astrosolar Filter
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by AndreaFacco » Wed May 01, 2024 6:24 pm

HI! This is a shot that I've taken in Iceland in front of the famous Skogarfoss waterfall on the night between19th and 20th April.
I shot with Nikon Z8 and 20mm f1.4 shooting at 8 seconds, f2 and 800 ISO
I took several photos to best extrapolate the Milky Way and enhance the Northern Lights using the stacking technique.
There was also a full moon which created a beautiful rainbow over the waterfall
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Roi Levi » Thu May 02, 2024 12:51 am

3 Sisters Milkyway Arch NightGlow
Credi Roi Levi USA
Location - Goblin Valley
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by SparkyHT » Thu May 02, 2024 2:12 am

Spanning over 8 nights last autumn, I collected this LRGB data set from my home observatory under Bortle 5/6 skies, with a total integration time just shy of 59 hours. Sporting an uncanny resemblance to a shark, LDN 1235, also known as the Shark Nebula, is a molecular cloud in the Cepheus constellation. It is likely an extended red emission (ERE) nebula. The light coming from this nebula is produced by it's dust particles being hit by high energy UV radiation.

Equipment:

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: William Optics SpaceCat 51
Imaging Cameras: ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach2 GTO
Filters: Chroma Blue 31 mm · Chroma Green 31 mm · Chroma Lum 31 mm · Chroma Red 31 mm

Software:
Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Russell Croman Astrophotography BlurXTerminator · Russell Croman Astrophotography NoiseXTerminator · Russell Croman Astrophotography StarXTerminator · Starkeeper Voyager

Acquisition details:
Dates:
Sept. 4, 2023
Sept. 8 - 9, 2023
Sept. 13 - 14, 2023
Sept. 16 - 17, 2023
Sept. 20, 2023

Frames:
Chroma Blue 31 mm: 282×180″(14h 6′)
Chroma Green 31 mm: 281×180″(14h 3′)
Chroma Lum 31 mm: 509×120″(16h 58′)
Chroma Red 31 mm: 273×180″(13h 39′)

Integration:
58h 46′

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Meiying Lee » Thu May 02, 2024 2:32 pm

How much can the brightness change during an auroral outburst?
Photo description:
How much can the brightness change during an auroral outburst? This set of photos was taken when the aurora broke out in the early morning of April 3 this year. I used a fisheye lens to record the continuous changes within 4 minutes, and the single photo was exposed for 6 seconds. The bottom of each photo is north, and the right is east. It can be seen that the aurora only dances in the northern sky after falling from the zenith. At first, there were only faint red and green auroras in the sky. Next, the intensity of the red auroras does not change significantly, but the green part becomes stronger and stronger, and the amplitude of the dance becomes larger and larger. In less than 4 minutes, the red and green auroras filled the entire northern sky, swaying and dancing from west to east! This was my first time to see the aurora. The changes in intensity were so huge, far beyond my imagination. It was really a wonderful experience.
Equipment Details: Canon EOS R6 + 8mm F3.5 EX DG CIRCULAR FISHEYE
Post-processing Details: Use Photocap to arrange and compare 24 consecutive photos.
Location : Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Time: April 3, 2024 from 12:44 to 12:48 a.m.
Photographer : Meiying Lee (李美英)  
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by vanamonde81 » Fri May 03, 2024 12:11 am

Halo of the Partial Eclipse
Copyright: György Soponyai

The photo had been taken six minutes before the totality of Solar Eclipse on 2024-04-08 in Montréal, Canada at the shore of St. Lawrence River.
On the horizon (below the Sun) you can see the approaching Lunar shadow.

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2024.04.08. Montréal, Canada
Canon EOS 5D Mark II + Sigma EF 8mm

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Roi Levi » Fri May 03, 2024 7:56 pm

Kirkjufel Aurora All sky panorama ✨

Credit - Roi Levi
Location - Iceland
Date - March 10 2024
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by MrSpaceman » Sat May 04, 2024 5:49 am

To the Editors,

Hope none of you get severe allergies, because I've got a lot of dust for you today!
Please accept this submission for publication for NASA APOD.
Thank you for your consideration.

Chamaeleon Molecular Complex:
Last month I spent the night at our local astronomy groups' dark site in Chittering (just North of Perth, Western Australia) to capture the beautiful dark-dustyness of 'Chamaeleon Molecular Complex' in full natural RGB colour. These are definitely my favourite types of targets. It's so satisfying getting all the data for an image in one night as opposed to spending weeks (and sometimes months) acquiring data on a single object!

Gear used and acquisition details below:

Date Taken: 6th April 2024
Location: Chitteing, Western Australia
samyang 135mm f2.0 lens
HEQ5 mount
ZWO ASI294MC Camera
100x 180sec
Data acquisition in NINA/PHD2
Processing in Pixinsight


Thank you and kind Regards,
Christopher Boyd


Image2024-04-06 - Chamaeleon Molecular Complex 135mm LRG by Christopher Boyd, on Flickr

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Paulee97 » Sat May 04, 2024 7:15 am

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 May

Post by PhilipeGomes » Sun May 05, 2024 9:06 am

Messier 8 (The Lagoon Nébula)
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Hello, My photo of the Lagoon Nebula, the Spikes pattern generated by the 3-legged spider always reminds me of James Weeb. In this version I focused on preserving the details of the center without losing the quality of the surroundings. If you can see, there are also details in the center of the nebula where there is a contrast of colors between blue and yellow stars and of course the gas and dust clouds. I made adjustment improvements again to have a smoother and more precise capture, as it is a practically ATM setup, it is always possible to make more precise improvements.

Total integration time: 3:09h
Frames 63 of 180s
Telescope 114/900(ATM)
SvBony Sv405cc, Gain 120, OffSet 30, 10⁰C
Mount Exos-2 with OnStep Brasil
Guide sv106 and 905c
Date: 05/30/2024
Location: Guapimirim/Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
(Personal observatory in my backyard)

Softwares: Nina, Phd2, PixInsight, Siril, LightRoom

Thank you,

Philipe Gomes Lopes

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Roi Levi » Sun May 05, 2024 11:31 am

Trona Pinnacles Path To Milky Way

Location California
Credit - Roi Levi
Date - June 2023
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by zombi » Sun May 05, 2024 5:06 pm

Somewhere between the Chicken and Carina

Image
Somewhere between the Chicken and Carina 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

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

Image Credit & Copyright: Przemysław Ząbczyk

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Astrovenator » Sun May 05, 2024 5:25 pm

"Divine Craft" reentry

Full size image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/171SgV7 ... drive_link
Location: Terlingua, Big Bend National Park, TX
Date: 02 April 2024
Copyright: Adrianos Golemis

Brief description: The Milky Way meets the band of Zodiacal Light in the dark sky site of Big Bend National Park. Jupiter, the Pleiades and bright constellations are joined by the bright trail of the uncontrolled reentry of the Orbital Module of the Chinese Shenzhou 15 spacecraft on the bottom right. "Shenzhou" roughly translates to "Divine Craft" and it is touching to think that this compartment of the spacecraft served as the home of 3 Chinese astronauts before it burned in the Earth's atmosphere.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Ottavi Giannella » Sun May 05, 2024 6:21 pm

Hello,

I'm Ottavio Giannella, passionate about the north, and I'd like to show you this shot taken at night last October 5th in which a lot of energy reached our planet to create a magical night.

We were in Iceland, to be precise in the Jokulsarlon bay on the edge of the largest glacier in Europe, the magnetometers recorded an intensity of kp6 and I think I captured the apex in this image!

It's me and my friends who are delighted to be able to attend an unforgettable night show.


Iceland 2022 October 5th

Canon Eos R
Canon 16mm RF
3'' 1600iso 2.8f


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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by astrosama » Sun May 05, 2024 9:22 pm

White Egyptian reflection sky(White Desert formation and the Milky way )

White Desert formations and the Milky way
ImageWhite Egyptan reflection sky(White Desert formation and the Milky way ) by osama Fathi, on Flickr

ImageWhite Egyptan reflection sky(White Desert formation and the Milky way ) Annotated by osama Fathi, on Flickr

Milky Way shifting over the natural formations of white desert, Egypt
White Desert Protected Area was originally established as a protected area in 2002 and is currently a national park in Egypt. It is located 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the town of Qasr El Farafra in the Farafra depression.


Gear :
Nikon Z6 (Mod) , SkyWatcher Staradventurer 2I, Nikkor 14–24 mm


Settings:
Milky Way : 6 min, ISO 640, @24mm
Foreground : 25 sec, ISO 2000, 24mm


Credit :
Osama Fathi: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/osama.fathi.nswatcher85/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.instagram.com/osama.fathi.nswatcher85/</a>
Social:
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<a href="https://www.facebook.com/NSWatcher/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.facebook.com/NSWatcher/</a>


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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Sergio » Sun May 05, 2024 10:56 pm

Cederblad 122 - Star cloud associated with nebulosity
A large area covered by a dense star cloud and a faint emission nebula in its background spans in more than 2 degrees in the constellation of Centaurus. In dark skies this region is visible at naked eye and present a remarkable contrast with the Coal Sack which is close beside. Astronomer Sven Cederblad published his catalogue of 215 galactic diffuse, emission and reflection nebulas in 1946.
Have added an annotated image to check many objects in the fov o roughly 5x4 degrees

More info at
www.baskies.com.ar

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Sergio
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Richardwhitehead » Mon May 06, 2024 4:41 pm

Hi All,
here's an image of M51 and Partner NGC 5195 I took last week from the new Mexico high desert. It's a subject I've imaged many times but I really like ho this one turned out, seeing was very good.
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by Wah! » Mon May 06, 2024 6:28 pm

Some total solar eclipse photos are processed.

1. Full corona detail
2. Polarization information in color
3. C2 and C3 showing the edge of the Moon
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by MariuszDurlej » Tue May 07, 2024 6:32 pm

Hello,

The night of May 5, 2024 will remain in my Astro heart forever,
while doing the session and mentioning the biggest car I had seen a dozen or so years ago, after just a few moments the sky was pierced by the biggest car I have ever seen and in the last stage it broke into several pieces.
What a sight and emotion it was, and it's one day before the Eta-Aquarids maximum.
In addition, one of the most beautiful views of the Milky Way in Poland, which attracts crowds of photographers here every year.

Photograph taken in the village of Łapszanka in Poland with a view of the Bielskie Tatra Mountains on May 5, 2024 (maximum of the Eta-Aquarid meteor shower) at 2:52, the meteor was recorded around 2:40

RGB+Ha composition (astronomy 12nm Canon ClipXL)
Technically:

Stars - driving Sky Watcher Star Adventure + Canon R camera + Sigma Art 28mm F2.8 lens, ISO 800, 13x120 seconds

Earth - without guidance (tripod) Canon R camera + Sigma Art lens 28mm F4.0 ISO 3200, single exposure 60 seconds

Ha Canal
Driving Sky Watcher Star Adventure + Canon 6D camera + Sigma Art 28mm F1.8 lens, ISO 6400, 3x120 seconds + Astronomik 12nm CCD EOS XL filter


Social
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Fireball over Tatra Mountains
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by attiliobruzzone » Tue May 07, 2024 6:49 pm

Dear Editors,
we would like to submit our latest image of M87 for your evaluation as APOD.

A total of 743 images (5 mins each) were acquired from the town of Lanciano, Italy, from 7 March to 12 April 2024 using a Meade LX200 10” SCT on a 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II mount with a QHY 268m CMOS camera equipped with Astrodon RGB filters. The images were calibrated and processed with PixInsight 1.8.
To reveal faint details, we subtracted a model of M87- created with a two dimensional parametric fitting algorithm (GALFIT v.3)- from all three
RGB integrated images.

Authors: Attilio Bruzzone and Antonio Ferretti on behalf of Gruppo Astrofili Frentani

Image

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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by astrosama » Tue May 07, 2024 7:37 pm

ETA Aquarid Meteor shower over the black desert mountains

Panorama of the Milky Way with the Aquarid Meteor Shower over the Black Desert , a part of the western egyptian desert
ImageEta Aquarid meteor shower over the black Desert by osama Fathi, on Flickr

Location : Black Desert, Egypt
May 5, 2024


Gears:
Nikon z6 Mod
Nikkor 14-24 mm
Skywatcher Staradventurer 2i

Exif:
Sky (tracked Pano): 8 (2 rows, 4columns) 180 sec, iso 640, f2.8
Meteors : 450 photos, 15 sec, Iso 8000, F2.8 @24 mm
Foreground: 10 sec, Iso 1000, f2.8 at the blue hour

Credit :
Osama Fathi
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Re: Submissions: 2024 May

Post by H Ilyas » Wed May 08, 2024 1:21 am

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Please see the below submission for your perusal. I hope you enjoy!

Sunspots AR3668 and AR3664 - amazingly beautiful magnetically active regions of our nearest star. Often accompanied by proms, solar flares and coronal mass ejections, they are easily identified by their obvious dark appearance on an otherwise bright solar surface. Strangely enough, this pair of sun spots seem to have taken a different appearance: some see a worm, others a baby chick, stretching it's neck to peer above the sea of hydrogen gas. What do you see?

Technical details

Image 1: Mono image
Image 2: False colour added

Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 12:24pm
Frames: 300
FPS: 87
Exposure per frame: 12 ms
Imaging Telescope: TS-Optics CF-APO 130mm f/7
Camera: ZWO ASI432MM
Mounts: iOptron CEM70
Filters: Altair Hydrogen Alpha D-ERF · DayStar Quark (Chromosphere model)
Software: AutoStakkert! · ImPPG (Image Post-Processor) · PixInsight

Many thanks for your consideration!

Best,

Hamza Ilyas
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