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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationTexas Star Party-Ft. Davis
DateMay 7, 2013
EquipmentCelestron 14 telescope Hyperstar F1.9 and Nikon D800 dslr.
DescriptionThis is 8 exposures of various length totaling 5 min. 35 sec. taken at the Texas Star Party. Image combined and processed with Pixinsight.
LocationTorre Doganiera Farm - Pievescola- Siena - Tuscany
EquipmentBoren Simon 20 cm F 3.9 and Moravian G2-4000 and Skywatcher Heq6 mount.
Description14.05.2013 M51 Galaxy with Boren Simon 20 cm F/ 3.9. Camera: Moravian G2-4000 . Exp: L 60 min - 40 min each Rgb channels with Baader filters Bin. 1x1 -25°. Location: "Torre Doganiera Farm" Pievescola (Tuscany - Siena) . S. Gasparini; Full resolution picture : www.astrobook.it
Locationlongirod - switzerland
Equipmentcgem 9.25 celestron canon 60da
Descriptionm20 m6 with light polution
LocationMorristown, NJ, USA
EquipmentCameras: QSI 540wsg and Meade DSI Pro III Telescopes: Meade LX200R and SVR 90T Mount: LX200 Fork Filters: Astrodon LRGB and Ha
DescriptionDemonstrating the great variation in galaxy morphologies, and imaged over several years, this collage includes spiral (edge on, face on, barred, grand design), lenticular, elliptical, irregular, polar ring, peculiar, warped, distorted, dwarf, starburst and interacting galaxies.
DateJuly 2012 and July 2013
EquipmentSBIG ST-2000XM imager on an Orion 10-inch f/4.7 reflector mounted on a Losmandy G11 mount. Guiding using a DSI Pro 2 imager on a Orion ST-80.
DescriptionA image of NGC6888 using a combination of exposures taken in July 2012 and July 20013. The exposures were: 900s 1x1 binned exposures taken with a Ha and OIII filters, 480s 1x1 binned with a L filter, and 360s 2x2 binned with a R, G and B filter. The Ha image was used for the red, OIII for the blue, and 20% Ha plus 80% OIII for the green. The LRGB image was only used to colorize the stars
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date07/13/2013 01:18:46 Local Time
EquipmentI made this image at 01:18:46 using a Cannon 60Da astronomy camera fitted with a Zeiss 18mm f3.5 lens. The ISO setting was 640 and my exposure time was 188 seconds. A Losmandy G-8 GEM was used as a "camera tracker"
DescriptionWhile some say, "Everything looks worse in Black and White", I cannot disagree more. I just love using my digital camera in its monochromatic mode on sky subjects! Last night the Southern Milky Way, Sagittarius and all his friends, sat prominently overhead in the wee hours of July 13, 2013. Crystal clear skies dominated the heavens over Jadwin, Missouri on this night and the sight was one to behold. There are no "false color" issues, seen here. Just the straightforward documentation of the stellar light. Honest and clean, a collection of grey tones with no distraction of color. As always I hope you like my image and agree that sometimes going "color blind" is the way to go!
DateFeb 7, 2013
EquipmentMeade 102 ED APO, f/7, on an LX-200 Mount. Canon 350D w/ Astrodon IR filter, 20 x 10-minutes, captured/stacked w/ Nebulosity and processed w/ PS CS 5.5. Autoguiding with Orion StarShoot.
DescriptionS&T's recent article -- written by Hap Griffen -- was spot-on: if you want to take your DSLR photography to the next level, I offer this shot as evidence that mod'ing your IR filter is worth every penny. This was my first shot after the mod. This kind of Ha sensitivity was completely out-of-reach until now -- what a difference.
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 Camera: QSI-583 Mount: NEQ-6
DescriptionNGC 7000 is also known as the North America Nebula with the so called Gulf of Mexico. In this area the Cygnus Wall can be found. This part is the Mexican and Middle American part of the Nebula. It’s one of the most interesting parts of the nebula because this is a region of active star formation. Very near to the Wall a dark area (the Gulf of Mexico) can be seen that consist mainly of cold gas and dust, the ingredients for new stars. 6 x 1800 s H-alpha (3nm astrodon) 4 x 600 s R,G,B (astrodon RGB)
LocationCabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
DateAugust 25-September 2 2012 (7 nights)
EquipmentTelescope: PlaneWave Instruments CDK17. Camera: Apogee U16M with FW50 10-position filter wheel. Exposures: 15+ hours total: Ha=340 minutes (1X1 binning), SII=320m (2X2), OIII=260m (2x2), Subs=20m. Filters: Astrodon 3-nm bandpass filters. Mount: Paramount ME. Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar camera through an Astrodon MOAG. Image capture: ACP, TheSkyX, MaxIm DL and Focusmax. Image processing: PixInsight and CCDInspector.
DescriptionThis is a narrowband image of NGC7380, also known as the Wizard Nebula, shot through Ha, SII, and OIII filters. I adopted a common palette that I think produces a natural result in this case, taking SII as red, Ha as orange, and OIII as light blue, while desaturating the stars as much as possible. The full resolution version is available at http://www.sfu.ca/~trottier/Observatory/Blogs/citsoblogconjuring.html.
PhotographerTim S Jones
LocationMt. Pinos, CA
DateMay 12, 2013
EquipmentCanon 60Da on a Meade LXD-75 mount.170 seconds, f/5, ISO 2500, 79 mm.
DescriptionNorth American nebula, Iridium flare, Deneb, Pelican nebula etc.
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