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Nebulae & Galaxies
Date31 + 28 dec 2011 from 0:00UT
EquipmentMeade RCX400,12", STL11000M+AOL, Baader 2" LRGB filters, -20 deg celcius CCD temperature.
Descriptionthe nebula NGC2175 i the north west part of Orion. The asteoroids Lameia, 1988VK and 1998FU113 are in this picture. 15L, 15R, 7G subframes of 4 min and B3*6min was used.
DateImaged January 8, 11 and 14 2012
EquipmentNikon 180mm ED lens at f/4 Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG Canon T1i Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Atronomik 6nm Ha clip filter for Canon EOS Astronmik CLS LP filter
DescriptionOrion and Horse head nebula in wide field. Emission and dark nebula in Orion.
DateNov 21-Dec 02, 2011
EquipmentTokina f2.8 300mm lens, FLI ML8300 camera with Baader narrowband filters. Tak NJP mount.
DescriptionSimeis 147 (SH2-240) Natural colour representation. Supernova remnant taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton, Ontario. Lens- Tokina f2.8 300mm, camera- FLI ML8300 using Baader narrowband filters. Ha 11x30minutes 1x1, OIII 11x30minutes 3x3, SII 6x30minutes 2x2. Total 14 hours exposure. Image taken Nov 21, 23, 30 and Dec 02, 2011
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Date2011-08-23 through 2011-09-01.
EquipmentTelescope/mount: Celestron Compustar C14 with 0.75x focal reducer (f/8). Camera: SBIG STL 11000M with Baader Planetarium LRGB filters. Exposures: LRGB=390:60:50:50minutes=9hrs:10minutes total exposure.
DescriptionIC 5146, The Cocoon Nebula (Sharpless 2-125, Caldwell 19) in Cygnus, is a star-forming nebula that lies about 4000 light-years from Earth. It is similar to the Trifid Nebula. The central star formed about 100,000 years ago. The emission nebula is surrounded by the dark nebula, Barnard 168. To me, this would also qualify to be named the eagle nebula. The dust superimposed in front of the lower left portion of the nebula looks like the head, neck and open beak of a screeching eagle, complete with eyeball in the socket.
LocationBrallo di Pregola (ITALY)
Date25, 26 Nov 2011
EquipmentTelescope: Dall-Kirkham Astrograph 12" F/7.8 Mount: Fork mount Gemini MOFOD + Pulsar2 CCD: SBIG STX16803 Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB
DescriptionLRGB Image of: Nebular Complex around Zeta Orionis (Alnitak) NGC2024 (Flame nebula), NGC 2023, Part of B33 (Horsehead nebula)and IC 434 Acquisition by M. Angelini and F. Tagliani Image Processing by F. Antonucci L:R:G:B 510:80:60:60 Telescope: Dall-Kirkham Astrograph 12" F/7.8 Mount: Fork mount Gemini MOFOD + Pulsar2 CCD: SBIG STX16803 Filters: Baader Planetarium LRGB Parco Astronomico del Brallo - November,25 & 26 - 2011
PhotographerFrancisco Martinez Palomo
EquipmentSbig ST4000 Tele Vue NP-101 Losmandy G11
DescriptionAccumulated exposure of 9 hours
LocationMorristown, NJ, USA
Date11/7/11 - 12/2/11
EquipmentImaging CCD: QSI 540 WSG Guiding CCD: SX Lodestar Imaging Scope: Meade 10" LX200R at f/10 Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha,SII,OIII, RGB
DescriptionThis is a composite narrowband and RGB image of the famous Crab Nebula, or M1, a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus. It comprises a total of twelve hours of narrowband and six hours of RGB exposures. The faint "stalk-like" nebular extension is only seen in the OIII channel.
LocationStirland observatories winterton on sea UK
Date5/6, 12, 2011 OVER 2 NIGHTS
EquipmentG11 Mount, TMB106, f6.5,QSi583, Lodstar guider, Astrodon Filters.
DescriptionNGC2244 Ha.OIII.sG 18x600sec for Ha and OIII filters, over two nights. A synthetic green chanell was made from combining both Ha and OIII chanelles. Local sharpness and tonal range done with tablet and pen over entire image, to bring out deapth of field in the image to give it a 3D effect.
EquipmentAstrotech 111 Refractor Televue 0.8X Reducer/Flattener Canon EOS 1000D (Astromodified) Astronomik EOS-Clip 12nm Ha Filter Astrophysics Mach1 GTO Guided with Stellarvie 60mm Finderscope and Meade DSI using PHD
DescriptionThe image depicts a Hydrogen alpha exposure of IC 63 and IC 59 in Cassiopeia, these nebulae are emitting strongly due to the extremely radiante star gamma Cassiopeia (Navi).
LocationMayhill New Mexico
EquipmentOTA: Planewave 20" (0.51m) CDK Optical Design: Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Aperture: 510mm
DescriptionNGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda.