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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationAdza meadows, Serbia
Date3.-4. September 2011.
EquipmentPentax 75/500 SDHF Apo, NEQ6 mount, Canon 350d Baader UV/IR guided with 50/200 finderscope and ToUcam II Pro SC1 modded, 27x10min @ ISO800.
DescriptionThe North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the emission nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.
Date9-22 & 9-25-10
EquipmentC9.25 @ f/6.3 using Celestron f/6.3 reducer. G-11 w/ Gemini. ST-8300m with Baader Ha & OIII filters
DescriptionThe Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the Constellation Vulpecula.
EquipmentC9.25 @ f/6.3 using Celestron f/6.3 reducer. Losmandy Titan. ST-8300m witn Baader Ha & OIII filters
DescriptionThe Helix Nebula - NGC7293 is a large planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius.
EquipmentSTL 4020 Takahashi Epsilon 180
DescriptionIC 5146 Ha:OIII:RGB 180:120:60:60:60 min
PhotographerTullio Di Primio
Date16 & 17 July 2011
EquipmentRefractor APO D. 105 mm F 6,5 Mount Gemini 42 CCD SBIG ST8300
DescriptionIC 5070 (Pelican Nebula - Type Emission in H II) 17 frames x 10 minutes H-Alpha 7 nm
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateAugust 2 & 9, 2011
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 5nm Ha, OIII Exposure: 15 x 20min. (Ha); 16 x 20min. (OIII) Acquisition: ImagesPlus 4.0c Camera Control Processing: Calibration, DDP in Images Plus v4.0; Registration in Registar Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; Noel Carboni’s Actions; Noise Ninja
DescriptionCederblad 214 is a large emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus. It is also referred to as Sharpless 171 (Sh2-171) and is part of a much larger region known as NGC 7822. The small, bright star cluster located just below and right of center is Berkeley 59 (Be59).
DateAgo to sep 2010
EquipmentTELESCOPE: TAKAHASHI TOA 130 APO + Extender @ f/11,5 (1.500 mm) MOUNT: TAKAHASHI EM400 TEMMA II CAMERA: CCD QHY9 (-30º) GUIDE: STV CAMERA / EZ GUIDER 60mm.
DescriptionMelotte 15 in the Heart of the Heart Nebula Hubble Palette. SII data mapped to Red, H-alpha to Green, OIII to Blue. TOTAL EXPOSURE: 36h / 36 subexp. (Ha=7,5h - SII=8h 15min - OIII=7h 45min). Subexp 30 and 45 min. FILTERS: Ha 6 nm Astronomik, SII y OIII Baader
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Date2011-07-04 through 2011-07-06
EquipmentCelestron Compustar C14 telescope with 0.75x focal reducer (f/8). SBIG STL 11000M CCD with Baader Planetarium filters. Exposures:LRGB=78:36:36:36 minutes=3 hours:06 minutes total exposure. Sub-exposures were 6 minutes and had to be obtained intermittently when the nebula was visible between trees on my southern horizon.
DescriptionM16, the Eagle Nebula, lies 7000 light-years from Earth, which places it in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It is a nebula with notable star forming regions, including the "Pillars of Creation" seen at the center and made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope image. The longest pillar is about 6 light-years long. Another star forming region is "The Spire", which looks like its poised on a pedestal and is oriented horizontally to the upper left of the Pillars of Creation. The Spire is 9 light-years long.
LocationBowling Green, Ky
DateThe evening and early morning of July 27th and 28th, 2011.
EquipmentCAMERA: Canon XSI, 450D modified TELESCOPE: Orion 100ED @ F/18 MOUNT: Celestron CG-5GT. ISO SETTING: 800 EXPOSURES: 32 EXPOSURE LENGTH: 300sec. TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH: 2hrs 40min. SUBTRACTIONS: 10 dark frames and 10 bias frames. CAPTURE: MaximDL STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3
DescriptionThis photo shows NGC 7009, with it's bright central star, it's gasses being blown off in layers and it's ansae, "handles."
EquipmentOrion 8" F4.9 Newtonian CGEM mount Orion 80mm short tube with ssag and PHD Cano Rebel xs Baader MPCC
DescriptionThis is a crop of the core of Andromeda Galaxy taken a little shy of 20 deg above the horizon. a little harder to track but managed 6x10 minute subs Processed with PixInsight