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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerMarco Angelini - ADARA
LocationParco Astronomico del Brallo (Italy)
DateNovember 20,22,23 - 2011
EquipmentDall-Kirkham Astrograph - Design M.Angelini SBIG STX16803 Gemini Telescope Design's Fork Mount
DescriptionThis is a pure LRGB image of the complex NGC2264, open cluster, Cone and Fox Fur nebulae. The pure natural colours of the image show the great chromatic variety of the subject.
Date12/17, 12/18 and 12/22, 2011 and 1/2, 1/3 2012
EquipmentOrion 80mm EON Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG Canon T1i Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Atronomik 6nm Ha clip filter for Canon EOS Hutech IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) Filter
DescriptionReflection and emission nebula ~1,344 light years distant Ocala, FL RGB data: combination of 2 minute and 4 minute exposure stacked in DSS for a total of 5 hours and 2 min Ha data: 15min exposures stacked in DSS for a total integration time of 3 hours and 40 min
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateDecember 25 and 26, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 22x10 minutes (binned 1x1) Red: 12x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 12x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 12x10 minutes (binned 1x1)
DescriptionThis is an image of IC 410, also known as the Tadpole Nebula. It is about 12,000 light-years away in the northern constellation Auriga. It spans more than 100 light years and is formed from the radiation from the open star cluster NGC 1893.
LocationBrallo di Pregola
DateEnd November 2011
EquipmentTEC 140ED A F/4,7 PARAMOUNT 1100S CCD FLI 8300ML filtri Baader Planetarium
DescriptionThe Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. Acquisition: Vittorino Suma Image Processing (HDR): Francesco Antonucci
EquipmentMount : Skywatcher NEQ6 pro Telescope : AT RC10 with x85 reducer corrector Camera : SBIG ST-8300C
DescriptionNebula: IC405 Altitude : 3088 meter Camera temperature : -20C Exposure time: 110mins ground temperature : 2C
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentSkywatcher ED80/Robtics ED110 with SXV-H9 CCD camera. Mount: EQ6
DescriptionNGC 7380 is an open cluster discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77. It is also known as 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142). Known as the Wizard Nebula, this object is a reasonably large nebula located in Cepheus. Skywatcher ED80/Robtics ED110 Camera: SXV-H9 Exposure: 32x1800s Ha (24xED80, 12xED110), 8x1800s OIII and 7x1800s S2
DateDec. 22-23, 2011
EquipmentNikkor 180mm/2 lens, working at f/4 STL-11000M Paramount ME
DescriptionThis image shows a region of dark nebulae in Taurus west of the Pleiades.
LocationBig Snowy mountains, Taiwan
EquipmentMount : Skywatcher NEQ6 pro Telescope: AT RC10 Camera: SBIG ST-8300C
DescriptionIn the Christmas eve, on the mountains with one of my friend took this photo at -6C temperature. I set up camera working on -20C. It's really a very special night in my life. First time taking astro-photo on Christmas eve and first time stayed at this place and first time stayed on -6C temperature whole night, first time taking NGC2359. It is so similar as Stitch who is in the Disney cartoon. Merry Christmas and happy new year.
Locationhunejan, Isfahan, Iran
Equipmentcanon EOS 500D moded on EQ5 Pro, Skywatcher 80 ED 10X5min ISO 3200
DescriptionThe rosette nebula
PhotographerKjell H. Winnem
DateOct 20 2011
EquipmentHomebuilt 10 inch Newtonian and mount in dome.Cam.:SXVR-H9 guided off-axis with DSI proII and PHD,GPUSB interface to mount.Processing Nebulosity2 and PS CS3.
DescriptionNGC 281,nicknamed the Pacman Nebula due to its resemblance to the famous arcade game caracter. Discovered in 1883 by E.E. Barnard using a 15 inch telescope.Distance 9.5 Kly.