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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationASKC Dark Sky Site
EquipmentModified Canon 300d with a Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 at 70mm f/5.6 with an adapted Omega NPB filter, mounted on a homemade motorized barn door tracker 17 - 4 minute exposures for a total of 68 minutes at ISO 1600
DescriptionThis photo shows a rich part of the constellation, Auriga Included are M36, M37, M38, the Flaming Star Nebula and many other deep sky objects.
Datemarch 22nd 2012
EquipmentModified Canon 5D II, EF300mm 2,8L lens with 1,4x teleconverter, 420mm f/4. 5x45 sec. stack, iso3200, 2 frame mosaic. (38 megapixels total)
DescriptionThis was my last photo of the great Orion area this season.
LocationCabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada
DateFour nights between August 26 and September 1, 2011.
EquipmentTelescope: PlaneWave Instruments CDK17, with a focal reducer at f/4.5. Mount: Paramount ME. Camera: SBIG STL-4020M. Image capture: TheSkyX, MaxIm DL, and FocusMax. Exposures: 300 minutes luminance (unbinned), 100 minutes in each of red, green and blue (2x2 binning). Ten-minute subframes in all channels. Image scale: 27' on a side, 0.78" unbinned pixel size. Image Processing: PixInsight with CCDInspector.
DescriptionThis is a new image: although the frames were shot last summer, I could only recently complete the image processing. I was drawn to the Cave by its wide expanse of dark nebulae, the deep colors of its emission and reflection nebulae, and the vivid assortment of stars splashed across the field. I set up the shot so that a small grouping of colorful stars would spill into the corner of the frame, as if they were jewels falling out of the entrance to the cave. Over 16 hours were shot, with only the best 10 hours kept for processing.
LocationDeer Trail, CO
Date3-25-12 6:04 UT
EquipmentJMI NGT-18 18" Newtonian telescope on a split ring mount. SBIG ST-2000XM ccd camera
DescriptionSupernova in galaxy M95. Two asteroids crossed paths next to the supernova SN 2012aw as colored streaks. The uppermost asteroid streak is (23898) 1998 SC60, the lowermost is (49458) 1995 AH2. Images is composed of 30 minutes each of LRGB with 5 minute subexposures.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateMarch 27 and 30, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Lum: 16x15 minutes, 30x30 seconds for the Core (binned 1x1) Red: 5x15 minutes, 30x30 seconds for the Core(binned 2x2) Green: 5x15 minutes, 30x30 seconds for the Core (binned 2x2) Blue: 5x15 minutes, 30x30 seconds for the Core(binned 2x2)
DescriptionHere is a picture of spiral galaxy M94. This is a spiral galaxy about 16 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is notable for having two ring structures. The inner ring is a site of strong star formation known as the starburst ring. The outer ring is a complex structure of spiral arms.
LocationPemberton Lake, NJ
DateJan 24, 2012
EquipmentObject: NGC2359 Telescope: Orion 10" f/3.9 Astrograph Guided w/StarShoot cam and 50mm finder Cropped for an effective FL of 1700 mm Camera: Cannon 550D T2i unmodified; IDAS filter Exp: 60 min (60x60sec subs); ISO 3200 Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.5 Processed with Images Plus, RegiStar and Photoshop
DescriptionThor's Helmet is a diffuse nebula size 10'; magnitude unknown
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateJanuary 27-30, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 24x10 minutes (binned 1x1) Red: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2)
DescriptionNGC 2403 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It is about 50,000 ly in diameter and about 8 million ly away. It bears a striking resemblence to M33.
Date31 + 28 dec 2011 from 0:00UT
EquipmentMeade RCX400,12", STL11000M+AOL, Baader 2" LRGB filters, -20 deg celcius CCD temperature.
Descriptionthe nebula NGC2175 i the north west part of Orion. The asteoroids Lameia, 1988VK and 1998FU113 are in this picture. 15L, 15R, 7G subframes of 4 min and B3*6min was used.
DateImaged January 8, 11 and 14 2012
EquipmentNikon 180mm ED lens at f/4 Orion 50mm guide scope with SSAG Canon T1i Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II Atronomik 6nm Ha clip filter for Canon EOS Astronmik CLS LP filter
DescriptionOrion and Horse head nebula in wide field. Emission and dark nebula in Orion.
DateNov 21-Dec 02, 2011
EquipmentTokina f2.8 300mm lens, FLI ML8300 camera with Baader narrowband filters. Tak NJP mount.
DescriptionSimeis 147 (SH2-240) Natural colour representation. Supernova remnant taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton, Ontario. Lens- Tokina f2.8 300mm, camera- FLI ML8300 using Baader narrowband filters. Ha 11x30minutes 1x1, OIII 11x30minutes 3x3, SII 6x30minutes 2x2. Total 14 hours exposure. Image taken Nov 21, 23, 30 and Dec 02, 2011
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