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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentTEC-140 QSI 583ws NEQ-6
DescriptionThis image of NGC 4725 was made on 3 consecutive nights in the Eifel, Germany, partly from Neroth observatory. For the luminance I used all data, including the RGB. Finally I used 7,5 h of data. Exposure: Clear 24 x 10 min R 6 x 10 min G 9 x 10 min B 6 x 10 min Processing pixinsight and photoshop
LocationChula Vista, Ca
DateApril 2013 12:00
EquipmentC-8 with 6.3 Reducer, 80mm guider scope on a Titan mount. SGIB STF8300m. 2.5 hours of Red Green Blue. Live 1/4 mile away from a Ralphs shopping center and 15 miles away from the ocean.
DescriptionThe Sombrero Galaxy (also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth
PhotographerBader Al Ameera
Locationstat of kuwait
Equipmenttelescope Stellarvue SV102ED & camera canon 20D mod 1X74 with cgem celestron mount.
DescriptionThe picture was taken in al wafra Kuwait desert
LocationTierra Del Sol,Ca
EquipmentTaken With Canon 350D Mod 26x5 min ASA 1600 Stacked in Image's Plus Processing With Photoshop CS-2
DescriptionMessier 106 Galaxy
LocationTierra Del Sol,Ca
EquipmentCanon 350D Mod 21x7 Min Frame's Stacked in Image's Plus Processing in Photo-Shop CS-2 Mount Orion EQ-G Scope Astro-Tech RC 8" F-8=1625MM
LocationMy pool deck in Miami, Florida
EquipmentAstroview-120 ST SBIG XCM-2000 camera with clear and Hydrogen alpha filters. 8x30min subs and 3x30min subs respectively. Finished in Photoshop CGE Equatorial mount.
DescriptionHigh Hydrogen ionization emission given the nebula its red-orange color. The nebula shows the stars open cluster in the middle of the nebula envelope.
DateFebruary 16 - March 14, 2013
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 24x20 minutes (unbinned) Red: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
DescriptionThis is an image of M81, also known as Bode's Galaxy. Itis a spiral galaxy about 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ 106, AP 1220 Mount, SBIG STL-11000, guided with Remote Guide Head with 50MM finderscope, Baader Ha and RGB filters.
DescriptionHorsehead Nebula in Orion, Ha 10 X 1200 sec, RGB 4 X 300 sec, processed with CCDStack, PS6.
EquipmentOrion 10-inch f/4.7 reflector with an SBIG ST2000XM imager on a Losmandy G11 mount. Guided using an Orion ST-80 with an DSI Pro 2 imager.
DescriptionAnd HaLRGB image of M51. Ha layer is a combination of 1x1 binned 900s exposures, L of 1x1 binned 600s, R and G of 2x2 binned 420s, and B of 2x2 binned 600s exposures. Exposures taken over five different nights. Exposures captured using Nebulosity 2 and guiding using PHD. Image processing using DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity 2, PhotoShop, and PixInsight LE.
PhotographerKjell H. Winnem
DateMarch 2-13, 2013
EquipmentHomebuilt 10-inch Newtonian f/4 and mount in dome. Cam.:SXVR-H9 guided off-axis with DSI ProII and PHD,GPUSB-interface to mount.Exp.:Ha 3x50m,SII 3x30m bin2x2,OIII 3x30m bin2x2,HST-palette.Proc.:Nebulosity2 and PS CS3.
DescriptionIC410 is an emission nebula abt. 12,000 ly away.Embedded in this nebula is NGC1893,a young star cluster.Its stellar winds form the "Tadpoles"-with tails abt. 10 ly long.