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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateJune 30, 2011 & July 2, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD performance tuned by Astrotroniks Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha, OIII Exposure: 12 x 20min. OIII, 11 x 20min. Ha Acquisition: ImagesPlus 4.0c Camera Control Processing: Calibration, DDP in Images Plus v4.0 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 using Steve Cannistra’s bi-color combination technique Date(s): June 30, 2011 & July 2, 2011 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:19.21-19.20; N2:19.00-clouds Temperature (begin - end): N1:76.8ºF-68.5ºF; N2:78.8ºF-73.8Fº
DescriptionFound in the constellation Cygnus, the Eastern Veil Nebula supernova remnant, also known as Caldwell 33, is comprised of three portions. The brighter portion, NGC 6992, connects with NGC 6995 and IC1340 and is displayed here in "bi-color" representation. Narrowband filters were used to isolate the H-alpha and OIII emissions and reveal the structure of the nebula. Discovered in 1784 by William Herschel, The Veil complex (or Cygnus Loop) appears dim since it is spread over a large area. The source supernova violently exploded some 5,000 - 8,000 years ago leaving only these expanding filaments behind.
LocationTorres Novas, Portugal
EquipmentWilliam Optics Zenithstar 110 Atik 314L+, with Astronomik CLS and RGB filters. Losmandy G11 Gemini mount 14h for luminance and 10h for RGB
DescriptionNGC 5985 Galaxy trio in Draco. This is contrasty group formed by the spiral galaxy NGC 5985 with distinct arms, the elliptical NGC 5982 and the edge-on spiral NGC5981
LocationCasole d'Elsa (Italy)
EquipmentRefr. Williams Optics 120 Ed with Hotech flattener and Canon 1000d. Mount Skywatcher Eq6 . 7x6 min shots at 800 Iso. Guide equipement: Magzero M5 on Skywatcher 80ed. Samuele Gasparini. Web address: www.astrobook.it
DescriptionThe Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus.
LocationForks of the Credit Provincial Park
DateJune 30th 11:46pm
EquipmentSkywatcher 8inch Newtonian on HEQ5pro mount. Canon T2i for imaging, and QHY5 on finderscope for guiding with Phd.
DescriptionM8 - the lagoon nebula. While adding to my Messier list of imaged object I took some of M8. I decided to add a few more captures as the quality looked. I didn't imagine at the time it would come out so good.
LocationCasole d'Elsa (SI) - Italy
Date25th June 2011
Equipmentmodified EOS40D on Tecnosky 70/420 with reducer/flattener W.O. type III; 9x5 min shots at 800 ISO
DescriptionCat Pawn Nebula and the nebula that somebody names "Crab" taken in a very dark night from tuscan countryside
Date5 March 2011
EquipmentCelestron C11 EdgeHD with Hyperstar 3, f=560mm, CGEM, Canon EOS 1000Da with CLS filter, 132x1min
DescriptionThe Monkey Head from my balcony observatory in the suburban southern part of Hannover
LocationJenny Jump State Park NJ
DateApril 5th 2011
EquipmentAT6RC with AT2FF and LPF Guided with SV80 Camera is Canon XSI Baader Modified Guided with homemade webcam Atlas mount controlled with EQMOD
DescriptionFirst light with my AT6RC. Captured with Backyard EOS, dithered via PHD guiding. Stacked with DSS, Processed with CS5 32 @ 5mins = 2hr 30min darks flats bias
Datedec 19 2011 midnight
EquipmentCelestron C6-SGT Canon EOS 50D 1 min exposure
Description"Ring Nebula" is located in the northern constellation of Lyra even a 6 inch with a bright moon can show enough detail
Location30km nw from Munich/Germany
Equipmentoptics: Meade 12" ACF, f = 3000mm mount: Vixen New Atlux camera: SBIG ST2000XM with SBIG LRGB - filters exposure times: L:R:G:B 12x5min: 4x5min: 4x5min: 4x5min ( L: 1x1, RGB: 2x2 )
DescriptionNGC6804 is a small planetary nebula in the constellation Aquila. The size of the nebula is about 1.1 x 0.8 arcminutes. The brightness of the central star is 14.4 mag.
LocationCasole d'Elsa (Si) ItLY
Date26.06.2011 h. 01.15 AM
EquipmentRefr. Williams Optics 120 Ed with Hotech flattener and Canon 1000d. Mount Skywatcher Eq6 . 6x6 min shots at 800 Iso. Guide equipement: Magzero M5 on Skywatcher 80ed. Samuele Gasparini. Web address: www.astrobook.it
DescriptionM20 (Trifid nebula) wide located in an incredibly rich area of the Milky Way in Sagittarius