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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerAlbert van Duin
DateFebruary 10, 2013
EquipmentHomebuilt 16"(400mm) F/4.5 Newtonian on a 10Micron GM2000 QCI and a QSI583wsg CCD with Astronomik Type 2C filters
Description59 exposures of 180s each, 23x L, 12x each RGB Preprocessing, stacking ,gradient removal, LRGB combination and HDR multiscale transform in PixInsight 1.8.
EquipmentSBIG ST-2000XM imager on an Orion 10-inch f4.7 reflector and Losmandy G11 mount. Guiding with a DSI Pro 2 imager on an Orion ST-80
DescriptionCombining exposures taken recently with exposures taken last year, I produced this LRGB image of M109. The L image used was a combination of 38 600sec 1x1 binned exposures, the R and G images combinations of 360s 2x2 binned exposures, and the B image a combination of 480s 2x2 binned exposures. This image is cropped. Exposures were captured using Nebulosity 2 and the guiding by PHD. Image processing using DeepSkyTacker, Nebulosity 2, PhotoShop, and PixInsight LE.
LocationCherry Springs, Pa
EquipmentCamera: Canon 60Da w/Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens; ISO 3200; Exp: 26-min (26x60s subs); Mount: CGEM; guided;
DescriptionThe Garnet Star and nebula cloud IC1396
LocationLeszno, Poland, Europe
Date16-18 September 2012
EquipmentTakahashi 106 ED, SBIG 11000M, Takahashi EM-200
DescriptionThis picture shows IC 1318 / gamma Cyg nebula , NGC 6914 , IC 1311 as well as some other nebulous regions. (4-ich Takahashi FSQ106ED refractor at f/5, SBIG 11000M CCD camera,HaLRGB image with exposures of 240, 140,90,60,90 minutes respectively).
DateSep 15 2012
EquipmentHomebuilt 10-inch Newtonian f/4 and mount in dome. Cam.:SXVR-H9 guided off-axis with DSI ProII and PHD. Exp.:Ha 3x30m,SII 4x30m bin2x2,OIII 2x30m bin2x2.HST-palette. Processing: Nebulosity2 and PS CS3.
DescriptionDWB111 Propeller Nebula is an emission nebula in Cygnus.There is very little known about the object,distance to this object and the source of exitation is unknown.
DateNovember 23, 2012 7:30-10:30 UT
EquipmentTelevue 60mm imaging system astrograph. Canon 550D DSLR, full spectrum modified 26 individual frames, each 300 seconds.
DescriptionThe Horsehead Nebula is a beautiful region in the constellation Orion. This is a favorite target for astroimagers during the winter months in the northern hemisphere.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateSeptember 1 - December 3, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Ha: 17x30 minutes SII: 18x30 minutes OIII: 19x30 minutes
DescriptionThis is an image of NGC7635, also known as the Bubble Nebula. This is an emission nebula about 11,000 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. This image was captured using narrowband filters.
DateNovember 8 and 9, 2012
EquipmentStacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in PS CS5 Orion 80mm EON (FL 480mm) Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG QSI 683 ws Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB filters Baader 7 nm Ha filter
DescriptionEmission nebula glow red because of an HII region becoming ionized by nearby stars. The electons "freed" by this ionization are continually absorbed and reemitted causing it to glow red. Dark nebulas are cool clouds of dust and molecular hydrogen that can be seen when silhouetted against a bright background (ie. the Horsehead nebula). Reflection nebula are areas in which material that contain dust is reflected from nearby stars. Because of the shorter wavelength of light this "dusty" area appear blue.
PhotographerRichard D. Walker
LocationRapid City, South Dakota
DateJanuary 3-5, 2013
EquipmentCamera: SBIG STF 8300 CCD operating @ -30c (40%-50% capacity) Baader 36 mm narrowband filters and SBIG FW5 filter wheel SII: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 20 minutes (Red) Ha: 20 minute subs totaling 4 hours 40 minutes (Green) OIII: 20 minute subs totaling 5 hours 30 minutes (Blue) Color Mapping: Hubble, SHO Total intergration: 14.5 hours Mount Losmandy G11 Imaging Scope: TMB 92ss Triplet Guide Scope: Vixen 70mm fl:900mm Guide Camera: Lodestar Capture Software: Nebulosity Guide Software: PHD
DescriptionThe Heart Nebula & NGC 0896, emission nebuli in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. 7,500 ly from Earth.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateSeptember 9,10, 18 & 19, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR80 @ f/6 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF6 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 5nm Ha, OIII, SII Exposure: 12 x 20min.(Ha), 21 x 20min.(OIII), 11 x 20min.(SII); all binned 1x1 Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.3 Processing: ImagesPlus v5.0 Post-processing: ImagesPlus v5.0; Adobe Photoshop CS5
DescriptionSharpless 157, also known as the Lobster Claw Nebula, is a bright emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies just south of the better-known Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635). Within this image are a few other objects. Planetary Nebula PLN 110-0.1 is located near the center of the upper-right quadrant. The bright nebular spot near the center of the image is Lyn's Bright Nebula 537 (LBN537), also known as Sharpless 157a. The small cluster of stars just above the bottom pincer is Markarian 50 and the bright cluster of stars located above the top pincer is open cluster NGC 7510.
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