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Nebulae & Galaxies
Location30km nw from Munich/Germany
Date02 - 12/2008, reprocessed 30.12.2010
Equipmentoptics: 4,5" - Newton, f = 440mm mount: Vixen New Atlux camera: SBIG ST2000XM exposure times: L:R:G:B 32x8min: 10x8min: 8x8min: 8x8min ( L: 1x1, RGB: 2x2 )
DescriptionThis interesting region of M78 showas some reflection and dark nebulas. Some objects of the picture are NGC2064, NGC2067, NGC2071, LDN1627, HH19, HH24, Barnard's Loop and McNeil's nebula.
Datejan. 1st. 2011
EquipmentPiggyback modified Canon 5D II, EF 85mm 1,2L A single shot just 20 sec. postprocessed in Photoshop.
DescriptionThe spectacular supernova remnant Veil Nebula. The source supernova exploded some 5,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the remnants have since expanded to cover an area roughly 3 degrees in diameter.
LocationEl Dorado Hills, CA
EquipmentFSQ-106EDX, STL-11000M C1, Paramount ME, 5nm CS Ha filter
DescriptionHydrogen alpha image of the entire Veil nebula with FSQ-106EDX at 530nm native focal length. 9.5 hours total exposure with 30 minute sub-exposures.
Date12/05/2010 @ 22:53
EquipmentCanon EOS Rebel T1i mounted on a f/5 400mm Vixen A80SS WT and a CG-5 Advanced Go-To mount. Prime focus 30 second exposure at ISO-3200. Resized in Microsoft Paint and no color adjustments.
DescriptionM42, The Orion Nebula with two satellites.
DateNov 01 and 08 2010, Nov 29 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D(self-modified,Baader's filter), Niokkor ED 180/2.8 @ 2.8, Astrodon 6nm H-alpha filter, EQ6PRO mount with auto-guiding
DescriptionMosaic of 18 frames, each one is a sum of 3 x 15 min (iso800) sub-expositions. (but M42 region's frame is 8x15min). Total exposition time - 15 hours 25 min. Frames was aligned (astrometric reduction) and re-projected using Iris software. M42 region was HDR-composed (using unsaturated blue channel's image for nebula center)
DateWeek of Dec 5, 2010
EquipmentScope TSA102/Camera STL11000M/Mount EM200/ Exposure: Astrodon Filters/ Ha 5nm 29x20min, OIII 3nm 12x20min, SII 3nm12x20min. Processed in CCDStack, Pixinsight, and Photoshop CS4
DescriptionThe Soul Nebula or IC 1848 captured in narrowband with colors mapped to the HST palette.
EquipmentTelescope: FSQ106N Exposures: 10 min x 18 & 15 min x 4 Camera: SXVF-M25c Mount: AP600E Guiding: FS60c Software: Astroart4 & CS4
DescriptionEmission and reflection nebula immersed in dust in the Constellation of Monoceros.
PhotographerHoward H Bower
EquipmentImaging Telescope; Takahashi FSQ106ED Guide Scope: Takahashi FS60CB Autoguider: SBIG SG-4 Mounting: AP Mach 1 GTO Camera: QSI583w Astrodon NB 5nm Filters Ha: 4 Hours unbinned OIII & SII : 2 Hours binned 2x2 All sub exposures were 20 minutes
DescriptionThe nebula itself is known as IC 410, and is home to a pair of intriguing structures commonly known as the "tadpoles." These are made of gas and dust left over from the formation of the cluster, and are likely forming new stars within them. It is found in the Constellation Auriga 12000 light years away.
LocationBoiling Springs, SC, USA
EquipmentWilliam Optics 70ED @ f/4.7 Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount Canon Rebel XT DSLR
DescriptionThis image includes an area in the Orion constellation that stretches from the famous Horsehead Nebula (B33) to Messier 78.
LocationSaint Veran Observatory (9000ft)
Date5th of September
EquipmentCelestron 8 on GP mount with a EOS 450D (original IR filter replaced)
DescriptionColored and detailed picture of the Bubble Nebula. 84x3 min exposure at 400 iso.