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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentMEADE RCX16 and SBIG ST8 Xme
DescriptionDeep exposure of M1. With good eyes you can spot the shockwaves above and below the small star (the pulsar left after the SN explosion) at the very center of the Nebula - see my next picture for the details.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateOctober 7, 8 & 9, 2013
EquipmentTelescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB Exposure: 25 x 10min.(L) binned 1x1; 10 x 10min. each (R, G, & B) binned 2x2 Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.3 Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Post-processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe Photoshop CS5
DescriptionNGC 7331 is the large spiral galaxy to the lower left in this image. This galaxy is the largest member of the group of galaxies know as the Deer Lick Group. It has an apparent magnitude of 10.4 and lies in the constellation Pegasus at a distance of about 40 megalight-years away. This galaxy was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. The small galaxy group to the upper right is known as Stephan’s Quintet. It was discovered by Edouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseilles Observatory. The group consists of five galaxies which form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered.
EquipmentOrion f/4.7 10-inch reflector and SBIG ST-2000XM imager on a Losmandy G11 mount. Guiding with a Orion ST-80 and DSI Pro 2 imager.
DescriptionNarrowband image of Horse Head Nebula (IC434). Combination of 1x1 binned 900s exposures using Ha, SII, and OIII filters. Also L, R, G, and B exposures to colorize the stars. Used Nebulosity 2 to capture exposures and PHD for guiding. Image processing using DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity 2, PixInsight LE, and PhotoShop.
DescriptionThe Helix nebula is one of the closer planetary nebula created by the death throes of a star much like our own Sun. The remnant of the star, a white dwarf, glows and causes the material previously expelled to fluoresce. The Helix is 700 light-years distant in the constellation Aquarius and spans 2.5 light-years. Its age is estimated to be ~12,000 years and the material is moving away from the center at ~32 km/s. If you zoom in on the image you can see that he inner ring contains radially symmetric knots of nebulosity each of which is about the size of our solar system. The Helix contains about 20,000 of these cometary knots. L(Ha/Oiii)RGB 13 Hours/Ha 3 Hours/Oiii 4 Hours/RGB
LocationChino Valley, AZ
EquipmentTelescope or Lens Use: Takahashi FSQ-106ED Mount: Losmandy G11 Aperture: 4.0" Focal Ratio: F/5 Camera: SBIG STF-8300 Filters: Baader LRGB Exposure Time (s) Lum 900 min. (60 x 15 min.) Red 360 min. (24 x 15 min.) Green 300 min. (20 x 15 min.) Blue 255 min. (17 x 15 min.)
DescriptionThe galaxy is shown rotated 90 degrees clockwise NGC 7497 is a spiral galaxy, type SBc, in the constellation Pegasus. At a distance of about 59 million light-years, the galaxy is viewed through the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN). The residual light of our galaxy illuminates this faint nebula.
EquipmentMeade RCX16 for L and Ha; Celestron 11 for RGB. Camera SBIG for all exposures.
DescriptionCollaboration between Switzerland and Italy. As I did not had the time before sunrise to take all the LRGBHa exposures, I concentrated on L and HA long exposures with my larger diameter scope 16', while my friend Alberto in Rome took the RGB exposures. Once combined, it gives a nive view of the gas jets from the core of the galaxy.
PhotographerBader Al Ameera
Locationstat of kuwait
Date11-5-2013 _3:50 AM
Equipmentlense 300 mm f 2.8 canone camera 10d canon mod 1X18 with CGEM mount.
DescriptionThe picture was taken in the Kuwait desert
PhotographerFernando Roquel Torres
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
EquipmentMeade LX90, Antares reducer f/6.3, Canon Rebel EOS 450D Xsi
DescriptionI share The NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy from Caguas, Puerto Rico 11/8/2013
DateOctober 6 - 22, 2013
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO HA(Green): 17x30 minutes (binned 1x1) SII(Red): 18x30 minutes (binned 1x1) OIII(Blue): 18x30 minutes (binned 1x1)
DescriptionThis is an image of NGC7822. I like to call it the Devil Nebula because that is what I see. It is an emission nebula about 3,000 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. The main star that is responsible for forming the nebula is BD+66 1673, which has a surface temperature of nearly 45000 K and a luminosity ~100000 times that of the Sun.
DateNovember 3, 8 and 9, 2013
EquipmentImaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope Imaging camera: QSI 683wsg-8 Ha data 3 hours SII and OIII data 2 hours and 20 minutes each filter. PS CS5 Losmandy G11 with Gemini II
DescriptionNGC 281 the Pac Man nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia about 9,500 light years from Earth. NGC 281 is home to IC 1590, a star cluster, and several Bok globules. Bok globules are areas of dark, dense dust found in HII regions. These dense areas ungo gravitaional collapse which in turn forms double stars or multiple star systems. Imaged from Ocala, FL
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