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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
DateSep-2011 and July-2009
EquipmentTelesope Meade LX200ACF 16" mounted on wedge and SBIG ST-8XME camera. Astronomik Ha,OIII,SII filters used.
DescriptionNarrowband picture of NGC7635 which consist of Ha,OIII and SII subs taken in 2009 and in 2011. The Hubble palette is used and total exposure time was ~9.3 Hours.The picture was created as a LUM(HaOIIISII),SII,Ha,OIII picture. Number of sub-frames were Ha=14*10min+15*5min, OIII=12*10min+14*5min. and SII=13*10min+5*5min. More information and pictures via www.astro-hp.dk
PhotographerHoward H Bower
DateAugust 30/31, 2011 10pm-2am
EquipmentImaging Telescope - TEC140ED Imaging Camera - QSI583wsg Autoguider - SX Lodestar Mounting - APMach1 GTO
DescriptionThis image of the open star cluster NGC7380, also known as the Wizard Nebula spanning an area on the sky of about 5 times the size of the full moon. NGC 7380 is located in the constellation Cepheus about 7,000 light-years from Earth within the Milky Way Galaxy. The star cluster is embedded in a nebula, which spans some 110 light-years. The stars of NGC 7380 have emerged from this star-forming region in the last 5 million years or so, making it a relatively young cluster. The image @f/7 represents the “First Light” of a TEC140ED APO oil spaced triplet refractor. It is four hours of exposure in the narrowband. The image is a modified HST Palette using a process outlined by Bob Franke.
LocationSaint-Marceau (72), France
EquipmentTelescope: Celestron C8 orange with Kendrick dew remover Focuser: Moonlite CS2 with JMI motor Mount: Atlas EQ-G Goto modified "Pierro-astro" Camera: Canon EOS 40D (5 hours exposure) Guiding: PL1M (QHY5) on Televue Pronto, with Takahashi TGM2 mount Softwares: EQMod and Astrojan Tools for EOS with ASCOM protocol; PHDGuiding for autoguiding (pulse guide) Post-processing: IRIS, Adobe Photoshop CS5
DescriptionThe Dumbell Nebula without any filter, just in real colours with a digital camera.
LocationTorres Novas, Portugal
EquipmentWilliam Optics Zenithstar 110 telescope with an Atik 314L+ camera through Astronomik narrowband filters. Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
DescriptionNGC 6960 supernova remnant in Cygnus. 10 hours exposure through Halpha, SII and OIII filters.
LocationMount Pinos, Calif
DateJuly 7th 2011
EquipmentOrion Atlas Mount w/EQMOD, Astro-Tech 90mm ED Triplet, William Optics 70mm Guidescope, Orion SS Autoguider. 12x10min exposures Captured with MaxIm, Stacked with Deepsky Stacker, Processed in Photoshop CS5 - Levels & Curves a couple of times. Then GradientXTerminator, Color BIAS Adjustments, Color Adjustments. Then Some Color Boosting & Contrast Layers. Then finished it off with Astronomy Tools -Deepsky Noise Reduction & Space Noise Reduction. The Final work was Screen & Softlight Layer Masks to bring out the dust lanes.
DescriptionThe Great Andromeda Galaxy M31
LocationAdza meadows, Serbia
Date3.-4. September 2011.
EquipmentPentax 75/500 SDHF Apo, NEQ6 mount, Canon 350d Baader UV/IR guided with 50/200 finderscope and ToUcam II Pro SC1 modded, 27x10min @ ISO800.
DescriptionThe North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the emission nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.
Date9-22 & 9-25-10
EquipmentC9.25 @ f/6.3 using Celestron f/6.3 reducer. G-11 w/ Gemini. ST-8300m with Baader Ha & OIII filters
DescriptionThe Dumbbell Nebula is a planetary nebula in the Constellation Vulpecula.
EquipmentC9.25 @ f/6.3 using Celestron f/6.3 reducer. Losmandy Titan. ST-8300m witn Baader Ha & OIII filters
DescriptionThe Helix Nebula - NGC7293 is a large planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius.
EquipmentSTL 4020 Takahashi Epsilon 180
DescriptionIC 5146 Ha:OIII:RGB 180:120:60:60:60 min
PhotographerTullio Di Primio
Date16 & 17 July 2011
EquipmentRefractor APO D. 105 mm F 6,5 Mount Gemini 42 CCD SBIG ST8300
DescriptionIC 5070 (Pelican Nebula - Type Emission in H II) 17 frames x 10 minutes H-Alpha 7 nm
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