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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentLX200ACF 16" and SBIG ST-8XME. To get focal lenght down a Lepus 0.62x reducer was used.
DescriptionThe Bubble Nebula is shown in so called 'natural colors' using narrow band filters. RAW data used for making the picture, LUM=26*1min.+5*2min. Ha=18*5min.+4*2min. OIII=18*5min. SII=5*5min. Small mix of old color data added to the shown L,80Ha20SII,100OIII,85oIII15Ha picture. CCDStack2 and Adobe Photoshop programs used and all the subs were calibrated before stack with dark, flat, Darkflat and bias frames.
LocationBethel, CT (Backyard)
DateAug 29 & 30 from 10pm-2am
EquipmentBarndoor Mount with unmodded 50D and 50mm 1.8 (@f/4). I also used an Astronomik CLS clip filter to try and bring out the North American Nebula more. Over the course of two nights: 80-90x(30s,1min,2min,4min and one 8min) 30 darks 20-25 flats 20-25 dark flats about 30 bias Stacked in DSS and processed in photoshop.
DescriptionThis is the Cygnus area of Milky Way, an area I've been practicing on most of the summer. I'm amazed at how rich this area is on a clear night! This image is the result of many nights of practice, both in learning the process of imaging and how to handle in post work.
LocationMidland Park, NJ
Date4 nights in August 2011
EquipmentThe source data was taken with a Takahashi FS-102 and a SXV-H9 CCD camera using Baader NB Filters. Ha 16*1200 Binned 1X1 [OIII] 12*1200 Binned 1X1 [SII] 10*1200 Binned 1X1
DescriptionI put this montage together to demonstrate the various ways narrowand data can be processed, by assigning to diferent color channels, to accentuate the chemical compositions of the emissions. Clockwize from the top: 1. Ha[OIII] Bicolor 2. RGB = Ha[SII][OIII] 3. HST ( RGB=[SII]Ha[OIII] ) 4. CHFT ( RGB = Ha[OIII][SII] )
EquipmentTEC 140 f7, Canon 500D 24 X 300 sec ISO 1600, AP 1200 mount, guided with Orion Deluxe OAG and Lodestar, captured and processed with Images Plus, PS.
DescriptionM33 Galaxy in Triangulum
Locationred deer ab canada
Equipmentmeadelx200 8 inch.neq6 mount,sbig8300m baader narrow band filters. 16x900 through each filter Ha O3 and S2,proccessed in pixinsight
Descriptionngc7635, the bubble nebula.
DateAug 11 and 29, 2011
EquipmentTEC 140 @f5.6, FLI ML8300 camera, Takahashi NJP Temma2 mount, Baader filters
DescriptionCrescent Nebula in Narrowband using CFHT mix Ha-OIII-SII for RGB. Bin 1x1 HA 4x30m, OIII 6x30m, SII 3X30m. TEC 140 @ f5.6 and FLI ML8300 camera. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Obs, Grafton,Ontario August 11 and 29, 2011
DatePO Box 727
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon-210 @ f3 630mm SBIG-STL 6303E / FLI DF-2 focuser Astrodon 50mm LRGB G2 E-Series Filters Astro-Physics 900 GTO
DescriptionThis is the first image done with this scope and camera. Exposures: Start Time 12 am. Apx Lun = 19 at 60sec. 1x1 RGB= 11 ea. at 3min ea. 1x1
PhotographerMorten la Cour
DateSept. 4th, 2011 00:00-<04:00
EquipmentTelescope: Orion optics CT10 with Keller x0.73 reducer. Telescope operating at f/3.6 Camera: QSI583ws with astrodon 5 nm OIII (11x600s) and Ha (10x600s) filters Mount AP900GTO
DescriptionThe photo shows bicolor processing of western veil nebula. The total exposure time is only 3.5 hours.
PhotographerTullio Di Primio
Date12 AUGUST 2011
EquipmentRefractor APO D. 105 mm F 6,5 ; Mount Gemini 42; CCD SBIG ST8300
DescriptionIC 1805 - SH2-190 Diffuse Nebula ( emission nebula)in Cassiopea; with open cluster Melotte 15.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateAugust 27, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
DescriptionThis image shows IC 5146, also known as the Cocoon Nebula. It is both a reflection and an emission nebula about 3300 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. A reflection nebula reflects the light of nearby stars, while an emission nebula is formed when light from nearby stars ionizes the gas and makes the nebula glow. This nebula does a little of both. The IC 5146 actually refers to the star cluster at the center of the nebula while Sh2-125 is the actual nebula. The nebula is about 15 light years in diameter. You can also see the dark nebula Barnard 163 which surrounds the nebula and forms a dark trailing cloud extending to the west of the nebula (to the right in the picture.