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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationWest Va , Srpuce Knob "Akmost Heaven Star Party "
Equipmentcgem 1100hd w/hyperstar ,atik 428 ccd imager
LocationASKC Dark Sky Site
DateSeptember 09, 2012
EquipmentModified Canon 300d with an adapted Nikkor-S Auto 50mm lens at f/4, mounted on a homemade, motorized barn-door mount. 36 exposures of 4 minutes each for a total of 144 minutes.
DescriptionThis photo shows the northern half of the constellation, Cygnus. That portion of the sky is very rich in red emission and dark nebulae. Visible, are the North America and Pelican Nebulae, Le Gentil 3, the Northern Coalsack, and many more.
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
DateSeveral days in May/June/September 2012
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ106 SXV-H9 NEQ-6 Custom Scientific 4,5nm Ha Astrodon 3nm OIII Astrodon 5nm S2
DescriptionThis image shows the heart of NGC7822/Cederblad 214, one of the most beautiful nebulae that I know of...
PhotographerAngelini, Antonucci, Tagliani
LocationBrallo di Pregola
Dateend august 2012
EquipmentRC-14” F/8,4 SBIG STX 16803 LRGB Filters Baader LRGB Mount: Gemini Telescope Design - MOFOD Fork Mount L-R:G:B 225-60:60:60 (minutes) SQM: 21.4-21.6 Seeing: 1.5"-1.8"
DescriptionL-RGB composition of VdB 142 "The Eelephant Trunk Nebula", a part of the bigger complex IC 1396 in Cepheus. Authors: Image Acquisition: F. Antonucci -M. Angelini - F. Tagliani Image Processing: Francesco Antonucci Parco Astronomico del Brallo
Equipmentscope:williamoptics FLT110DDG vs flattener4 mount:sky-watcher NEQ6 pro guiding:orion starshoot autoguider on 70/700 refractor camera:canon eos40D modified exposure:12*6min total 72min @ iso800 place:iran-abyaneh
DescriptionThe Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is an H II region located in Sagittarius. Its name means 'divided into three lobes'. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars, an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent 'gaps' within the emission nebula that cause the trifid appearance; these are also designated Barnard 85). Viewed through a small telescope, the Trifid Nebula is a bright and peculiar object, and is thus a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers.
EquipmentTEC 140 @f5.6, FLI ML8300 camera with Baader filters. Tak NJP Temma2 mount.
DescriptionThe Cave Nebula SH2-155. 15 hours of exposure HaLRGB. The Cave Nebula, Sh2-155 or Caldwell 9 is a very diffuse nebula within a larger nebula complex containing emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity. It is located in the constellation Cepheus. Right Ascension: 22:58 (hours : minutes) Declination: +62:34 (degrees : minutes)
DateAugust 22,2012 10:00 EST
EquipmentTelescopes: Orion ED102T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor & Orion ST-80T Refractor Cameras used: Canon T3i & modified Canon T3 Filters: Astronomik OII & Ha clip-in filters Mount: Orion Sirius German-equatorial Computerized Goto Mount Guiding:Orion Starshoot Autoguider and 50mm guide scope
DescriptionThe Lagoon Nebula #8 of Charles Messier's "not a comet" list,the Lagoon Nebula is a cloud of ionized hydrogen estimated to be 4000-6000 light years from earth. It can be seen with the naked eye as a gray/green patch in the constellation of Sagittarius.The center or core is illuminated by a hot,massive bluish star with an output one million times that of our own sun, most of which is ultraviolet radiation. Right of the center of the photo can be seen NGC 6530, an open cluster of young stars formed from material within the nebula. Processed in false color & cropped to emphasize the core region.
Date8/25 and 8/23 2012
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon 180, STL 4020 Narrowband imaging
DescriptionIC 63 in Narrowband SII:Ha:OIII in hours 3:6:3
LocationSpruce Knob West vaginia
DateAugust 21,2012 ,11:00pm
Equipmentcelestron cgem 1100hd w/hyperstar , atik 428ex ccd imager .
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Date2012-05-09 through 2012-05-14.
EquipmentTelescope/Mount: Celestron Compustar C14 with 0.75x focal reducer (f/8.3). Camera: SBIG STL11000M with Baader Planetarium L,R,G,B filters.
DescriptionM101, imaged in May, 2012, shows supernova PTF11kly,a Type Ia discovered on 2011-08-24 by the Palomar Transient Factory is still glowing a distinct blue! It can be seen at 5 o'clock about 3/4 the distance from the galaxy's core to its edge. I was unable to image the supernova after discovery because the view from my observatory was blocked by trees. I was delighted to still see it glowing when the Oregon weather cleared in May, when M101 was high overhead. Although a grand design spiral, M101's has a distinctly off center core and far flung spiral arms, likely from tidal interaction with some of its known satellite galaxies. M101 has a diameter of 170,000 light-years and is 21 million light-years away.
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