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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateTaken September 30, October 20 and October 21, 2011
EquipmentAT6RC Orion 50mm guidescope with SSAG Canon T1i (Hap Griffin modified) Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Hutech IDAS Light Pollution Sup Edit pression (LPS) Filter
DescriptionConstellation Sculptor ~11.4 million light years distant 4 min exposures stacked in DSS for a total of 5 hours 33 min PS CS5
EquipmentTelevue NP127is on a Cge Pro mount. first light shot with the SBIG ST8300m
DescriptionMany color cameras miss some of the detail you can get in a black and white image. M31 shown here is a combination of 8 15 minute exposures.
LocationHowell Twp, MI
EquipmentSTL 4020 on Takahashi Epsilon
DescriptionCombined photo of LRGB and Hydrogen Alpha data approximately 16 hours
EquipmentOptics: Vixen R200SS 8" f/4 MPCC Camera: QSI 583wsg Guider: DSI II via OAG Mount: EM-200 Temma 2m Palette: HST
DescriptionDark nebulae around the Garnet Star in IC1396, among others the LDN1103, LDN1124, LDN1130 and LDN1112.
Date09/25/2011 2:00 UTC
EquipmentRefractor Takahashi TOA-130F, Takahashi Flattner 67, Equatorial Mount AP-900GTO, SBIG STL11000M Class1 Camera, Baader LRGB Filters Set. Photo: total exposure time 2.5 hrs (stack of 6x20min of Luminance and 3x10 minutes for RGB). Processing: MaximDL5 and PhotoshopCs.
DescriptionNGC 2237 is a large area of star formation, clustering, and gas, called the Rosette Nebula. NGC 2244 is the designation of the galactic star cluster at the image's center, where the nebula already has condensed into stars and has thus been "hollowed out". It is surrounded by the red glow of excited hydrogen. This is one of many sites in the Milky Way where "Bok Globules" can be found. These are small, dark, and usually spherical condensations of matter which contain young protostars. The Rosette Nebula and its attendant star cluster lie at a distance of about 6.000 light years and the nebula has a true diameter of about 160 light years, one of the largest galactic nebulae known.
Date30 July 2008
EquipmentMEADE RCX 400 16' Alt Az with derotator, SBIG 8Xme AOL
DescriptionLRGB for M27. Note the blue pulsar at the center: it is what is left after the SuperNova explosion.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentTelescope WO FLT-110 and Canon 20Da camera.
DescriptionWidefield image and used subs for stack 53*5min. Bigger image can be found here, www.astro-hp.dk
DateFrom 2011-09-12 till 2011-09-26
EquipmentCamera QHY9M Telescope Mini Borg 60ED + Reducer (FL = 230mm) Mount Vixen Sphinx Filters: Baader Ha 7nm Exposure Mosaic of 9 panels. 64 x 20 min (21h20m) total exposure.
DescriptionSadr region Ha 9 panel mosaic.
PhotographerPatrick Hochleitner+Dieter Beer
EquipmentTelescope:Skywatcher Black Diamond ED80 Syntha-Flattener Focal length 510mm Camera:QHY8 Pro + Moravian G28300 FW Mount:Neq6Pro Filter:Astronomic 2c
DescriptionThe summer in Austria with it's bad weatherconditions makes us unhappy for our nice hobby. The moonphase has troubled too but we have tried to do our best for a good result. The total exposure time for this image was 15h 40min. and the subframes were taken with QHY8 Pro and Moravian G2 8300. http://www.photonhunter.at/NGC7023.html http://www.starhopper.at/ngc7023.htm
PhotographerTullio Di Primio
LocationFonte Vetica L'Aquila (Italy)
Date02th August 2011
EquipmentRefractor Triplet APO 105 mm F6.5; Mount G42; CCD SBIG St8300; LRGB
DescriptionM20 Emission/Reflection Nebula + Open Cluster in Sagittarius : 6 frames x 5 minuts x LRGB. Crop.