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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateJune 3, 2011
EquipmentOrion 80mm EON Orion 80mm guide scope with SSAG Canon T1i (Hap Griffin modified) CG-5 mount (Hyper-tuned) Atronomik CLS light pollution filter clip for Canon EOS 2 minute exposures stacked in DSS for total integration time of 2 hours 9 min and processed in PS CS5
DescriptionM8, M20 the Lagoon and Trifid nebula and M21 (open cluster) Ocala, FL Taken June 3, 2011 Constellation: Sagittarius ~4,100 light years distant
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon 180 with STL 4020
DescriptionHa:OIII:R:R:G:B 240:180:80:80:30 min Total minutes: 610 or 10.16 hours
LocationPetriolo (Si) Italy
Date08.05.2011 h. 02.30 Am
EquipmentRefr. Williams Optics 120 Ed with Houtech flattener. 5X6 min pics with Modified Canon 1000d at 800 iso. Mount: Skywatcher Eq6. Guide equipment: Skywatcher 80ed with Magzero M5. Samuele Gasparini. web address : www.astrobook.it
DescriptionThe Dumbbell Nebula known as Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula.
LocationAgritourism Torre Doganiera Pievescola (Si) Italy
Date29.05.2011 h. 03.10 Am
EquipmentRefr. Skywatcher 80Ed with 0.85 flattener/reducer and Canon 1000d. Mount Skywatcher Eq6 . 7x6 min shots at 800 Iso. Guide equipement: Magzero M5 on Scopos 66Ed. Samuele Gasparini. Web address: www.astrobook.it
DescriptionM8 (Lagoon nebula) and M20 (Trifid nebula) wide located in an incredibly rich area of the Milky Way in Sagittarius
LocationPommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
EquipmentCelestron Compustar C14 telescope with 0.75x focal reducer (f/8). SBIG STL 11000M CCD at -25C,self-guided. Baader Planetarium LRGB filters. LRGB exposures=184:70:70:70 minutes=7hours:O4minutes total exposure.Calibrated with bias, dark, and flat field frames
DescriptionThis is a close up view of M51, the Whirlpool galaxy, and NGC 5195 cropped from my earlier full frame submission. It shows dust lane detail down to the region of the stellar nucleus. Numerous faint background galaxies are also visible, although not as many as in the full field frame. These include the small blue face-on barred spiral galaxy IC 4278 above the bridge and the yellow edge-on spiral galaxy IC 4277 above the large diffuse "E" formed by the tidal spray of stars from NGC 5195.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateMay 21 and 25, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 FTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
DescriptionHere is a picture of a Galaxy Cluster known as Markarian's Chain. This is not the entire cluster, but includes a section centered around M86 (The large galaxy in the center of the picture). Markarian's Chain is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies in the constellation of Virgo. It is named after Armenian astrophysicist, B. E. Markarian, who discovered their common motion in the early 1960s. The galaxies in this picture include M86 (in the center), then counter clockwise from the left side of the image are NGC4438, NGC4435, NGC4402, M84, NGC4387, NFC4388, NGC 4413, and NGC4425.
PhotographerHoward H Bower
Date6/7/2011 - 12-1:00 AM
EquipmentImaging Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED Autoguider: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Imaging Camera: QSI583wsg Mount: AP Mach 1 GTO
DescriptionThe Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8 (NGC 6523) is one of the finest star-forming regions in the sky, is is faintly visible with the naked eye in clear dark skies. It is a giant glowing cloud of interstellar gas, divided by a dark lane of dust, containing a cluster of young stars. This HaRGB "snapshot" consists of 1-Ha exposure of 15 minutes and 1- each of RGB at 7 minutes.
LocationPievescola, Tuscany - Italy
Date29 May 2011
Equipmentmount: vixen GP photo equipment: modified EOS 40D on Tecnosky ED 70/420 with reducer/flattener W.O. type III, 9x4 min shots at 800 ISO guide equipment: Orion SSAG on Orion 80/400 calibration: 9 dark, 11 flat elaboration: MaxIm DL e Photoshop
DescriptionM16, the "eagle nebula" on the bottom right and the sharpless nebula Sh-2-53 on the top left. An inusual frame with M16
EquipmentEDGE-11 @ f/2 Hutech Canon 5D mkII, LPS-P2-48 filter ST-120 guide scop using the Orion Solitarie auto-Guider Gathered and processed in Images Plus 4.25
DescriptionShooting light to go deep. Image the interior of M8.
Date5/31 early moring into 6/1 early moring
EquipmentC11 f6.3 reducer sbig st2000xm L 4x15min bin 1x1; rgb 6x5min bin 2x2\ self guided CCDSOFT CCDSOFT color combine g11
DescriptionM51 supernova. Subs from early morning on 5/31 2:09am eastern did not show the supernova, subs from the the next evining 5/31 11:24pm did.