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Nebulae & Galaxies
Equipment5exps@300s.rgb,2x2-5C+-15C email@example.com,1x1-5C+-15C C8,6.3FR,st8300m Neb3,CCDStk,CS4
DescriptionFirst pic from my new observatory.
Date1/31/2012 at 7pm
EquipmentCelestron 11 edge hd with hyperstar lens at F2. Scope is on a CGEM mount. Camera used was a QSI 583cs single shot color cooled to -20 deg centigrade. Focusmax was used along with a feather touch electronic focuser.
DescriptionFlame nebula and horsehead dark nebula is shown. Flame nebula is near the star Alnitak in Orions belt.
EquipmentOrion 10-inch f/4.7 reflector, SBIG ST2000XM, on a Losmandy G11 mount. Guide scope a Orion ST80 with a DSI Pro 2 imager.
DescriptionLRGB image of M109 using 24 600s 1x1 binned L, 14 360s 2x2 binned R, 14 360s 2x2 binned G, and 12 600s 2x2 binned B exposures. The streak through the image on the left is a diffraction spike caused by the bright star Gamma Ursa Major. Exposures captured using Nebulosity 2 and guiding using PHD. Images processed using AIP4WIN, DDS, Nebulosity 2, PixInsight LE, and PhotoShop.
LocationSt-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Québec, Canada
DateMay 20 + 23, 2012
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 working at F/6.3 , SBIG ST2000XM camera, IDAS LPS2 filter, Custom Scientific LRGB filters. 29 x 10 minutes luminance at 1x1 bin, 12:6:12 x 10 min RGB at 2x2 bin.
DescriptionFor long I was afraid of Messier 64 with its strong "eye" and its misty arms. In my light-polluted skies (red zone) I am fighting against heavy light pollution. 4h50 luminance under steady skies (20 May) and 5 h RGB (23 May) allowed me to get interesting detail down to the core of the "Black Eye" galaxy. I also worked on the misty arms to reveal their spiral shape, which is often half lost in the processing. The colors of this galaxy are rather subtle and demanded a very light hand to be revealed without exaggeration.
PhotographerJuan Carlos Umanzor
EquipmentTelescope: Astro Tech 111mm Camera: Canon EOS 450d Mount: Orion Atlas
DescriptionHorse Head Nebula and Flame Nebula.
LocationCherry Springs, PA
EquipmentCelestron NS11XLT in Hyperstar3 configuration, at f/2. QHY10 camera, Baader UHC-S filter.
DescriptionM106 in Canes Venatici. Seyfert II galaxy with it's possible companions.
EquipmentOrion Sirius Canon 50D modded for full spectrum Sigma 150mm 2.8 @ f/4 Backyard EOS
DescriptionThe North American and Pelican nebulae are visible. Total integration time of about 3 hours.
Date5/21/2012 started @02:00
Equipmentscope:william optics FLT110 DDG with flattener4 mount:sky-watcher NEQ6 pro camera:canon eos40D modified guiding systems:orion starshoot autoguider on 70/900 refractor exposure:10*5min-total 50 min iso:1000
Descriptionthis is one of the brightest & most beautiful emission nebulaes in the sky located in the heart of our galaxy in constellation of sagittarius.this large nebulae is one of the best targets for many kinds of astrophotography...
LocationSan Diego Local high desert
EquipmentTaken with the new Canon EOS 60Da. 203mm F4.9 Orion Newt CGEM guided
DescriptionThe image was aquired over a period of 4 nights with most of the subs subject to fog and poor seeing. the first two nights dewed up and had to use a hair dryer to continue the effort. 50x 6minutes ISO 1600
PhotographerAnthony Guiller Urbano
LocationCamarines Norte, Philippines
DateDecember 28, 2011
EquipmentSky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR, home-built autoguider setup
DescriptionLocated 1500 light-years from Earth, Orion Nebula (M42) presents a cross-section view of a galactic bubble of gas and dust. Image taken with a Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Canon 450D DSLR, ISO1600, 3 x 240 sec exposure. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano