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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationPievescola, Tuscany (Italy)
Date29 May 2011
Equipmentmount: Vixen GP photo equipment: modified EOS 40D + Tecnosky 70/420 with reducer/flattener William Optics 0,8x type III; 9x4 min - 800 ISO guide equipment: Orion Starshoot Autoguider + Orion 80/400 calibration: 9 dark, 11 flat elaboration: MaxIm DL and Photoshop
DescriptionNebulae and star clusters around Antares: on the bottom right side M4, on the left Antares; around Antares Vdb 107, a large and soft yellow nebula; the red one that partially wraps the star on the top right is sh2-9
LocationHakos Farm - Namibia
Date9 July 2010
Equipmentmount: Skywatcher eq5 photo equipment: modified EOS 40D + Sigma 105 mm f72,8 macro; 9x6 min - 800 ISO - f/5,0 guide equipment: SBIG ST4 + Orion 80/400 calibration: 6 dark elaboration: MaxIm DL and Photoshop CROP OF THE ORIGINAL FRAME
DescriptionAntares and Rho Ophiuchi nebulae: the most interesting is IC 4603, the famous and very faint Rho Ophiuchi nebula. In the image there is some noise, probably because of a not perfect dark aquisition
DateMay 7, 2011
EquipmentTakahashi 130F + 1.6x Extender. f/12.3. EM400. Camera:SBIG ST8300M. L:R:G:B = 15x4:15x3:15x3:15x3. All unbinned. Total exposure time 3 hours and 15mins.
DescriptionM97 or Owl Nebula located 1,600 ly away from us which was found by French astronomer and surveyor Pierre Mechain in 1781. He also discovered many deep-sky objects M72,M74,M75,M78,M79,M94,M95....,Totally 26 or 27 objects.
LocationBancroft, Ontario Canada
DateApril 04 2011
EquipmentF9 300 Ceravolo Astro graph. ME mount, with Apogee U16M CCD and Astrodon filters
DescriptionTaken at the Nutwood Observatory March 2011. Part of the pair M81 and M82. Perhaps the most perfect Spiral Galaxy in the night sky, thanks to close encounters with its neighbour M82 some 600 million years ago. It is a bright galaxy with magnitude of about 6.5
DateJan 30 and Feb 04,2011
EquipmentTeleVue NP101is at f4.3 FLI ML8300 camera Losmandy G11 mount
DescriptionNGC 2170 Lum 13x10m bin 1x1, RGB each 5x5m bin 2x2, taken with NP101is @f4.3 and FLI ML8300 camera. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton,Ontario on Jan 30 and Feb 04, 2011.
LocationDARC Observatory, Dinosaur Point area, CA
DateFeb 22, 2011 through March 8, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED, f/5.0 Mount: AstroPhysics 900 Camera: QSI 583WSG with Astrodon Gen2 filter set Exposure: 15 minute subexposures, L:R:G:B 195:120:60:75 minutes, Flats, Darks Binning: L:Unbinned, RGB: Unbinned
DescriptionThis is an often overlooked colorful field of our galaxy close to the regon of the Cone Nebula and the Rosette Nebula. On display are examples of red emission nebula, blue reflection nebula and dark nebula. A curved section of dark nebulosity (LDN1606 & LDN1607), connects the largest blue area of nebulosity, (IC 447) with the blueish IC 446 forming a shape that resembles a long neck gourd.
LocationGraham County AZ
Date2/12/10 8:45 PM
EquipmentAntares 8 inch Newtonian on a G-11 Losmandy mount. A modified Canon 5D digital camera @ ISO 1200 with a 6 minute timed exposure. Guiding was manual with a 4 inch Orion refractor mounted on the 8 inch reflector
DescriptionNGC 2237 (Rosette Nebula) with open cluster NGC 2244.
LocationCovington, La, USA
Date04/27/2011 12:40 AM CDT
EquipmentCelestron CPC 8, Alt/Az, Celestron 6.7 FR, Mallincam Jr., MFR5 Focal Reducer in the camera. Stack of 50 4 second exposures.
DescriptionThe Dubbell Nebula imaged with a Video astronomy camera. The images were stacked using Deepsky Stacker and the brightness levels were adjusted using ACDsee.
DateMay 5th 2011
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 F/10. CGEM Mount SBIG 8300M W/Baader Filters Set
DescriptionTotal exposure= L=80' R=45'G=45'B=55' With 50% of moonlight behind.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, F6.3, CGE mount, ST2000xm, AO8, CFW9, Astronomik Lum only filter set.
DescriptionNGC3972 is located in constellation Ursa Major, Inside the big dipper bowl with a recently discovered super nova above the galaxy in this image.