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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentWilliam Optics 110mm refractor with QSI583 ws on a Losmandy G11 pier mounted. Astrodon 5nm Ha, SII and OIII filters
DescriptionThe North American and Pelican nebulae in a 2 panel mosaic.
LocationLake Arrowhead, CA
Date10-8-10 from 10:30PM to 1:35AM PDT
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ 106ED at F/3.6 with SBIG ST-10XME and Astrodon filters (Ha,L,R,G,B), on a Takahashi EM-200 mount. Guiding with SBIG external guider through Takahashi FS-60.
DescriptionThe California Nebula (NGC 1499) is an emission nebula located near the 4th magnitude star Menkib in the Perseus constellation. It stretches over 2 degrees of sky, and is approximately 1000 light years from Earth. This image is HaLRGB with exposure times of 30,30,15,30, and 25 minutes, respectively, using 5 minute sub-exposures at -23 degrees C. Acquired, calibrated (darks,flats, bias), aligned, and combined in Maxim DL, final processing in Photoshop CS2.
Equipment1975 C-8 prime focus, CGEM mount, Orion Star Shoot Pro, Orion Sky Glow Filter, Orion Auto Guider with 80mm. 5 - 5 minute images stacked using MaximDL and Black Point set in Photo Shop.
DescriptionGrocery Shopping center less than 1/4 mile away from house and the lights of Tijuana product a sky glow up to 45 degrees in the southern sky. Have a one hour window to image M20 between my house and the neighbors pointing due south. I'm surprised that a Sky Glow filter would allow an image as good as this; just wonder what it would be like taken at a Dark Sky Location.
EquipmentTELESCOPE: TAKAHASHI TOA 130 APO + Reducer @ f/5,8 (754 mm) MOUNT: TAKAHASHI EM400 TEMMA II CAMERA: CCD QHY9 (-25º) GUIDE: STV CAMERA / EZ GUIDER 60mm. TOTAL EXPOSURE: 13,5h (Ha=5x30min, SII=11x30min, OIII=11x30min) FILTERS: Ha 6 nm Astronomik, SII y OIII Baader
DescriptionThis nebula is part of a complex area that houses gas emission, absorption, and dark nebulae. In the picture you can see the most famous (the elephant's trunk), a large dark column within the areas of hydrogen IC 1396.
EquipmentTelescope; reflector 8" Mount; Eq5 dual axis with webcam autoguiding Camera; Canon Eos 300D
DescriptionOrion Nebula The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south[b] of Orion's Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. Older texts frequently referred to the Orion Nebula as the Great Nebula in Orion or the Great Orion Nebula.
PhotographerEduard von Bergen
DateJanuary 19 2010
Equipment16" Cassegrain f:9 Alt-7 Mount SBIG STL-11000M L:100min R:20min G:20min B:20min, -30C
LocationPointe-Claire and Oak heights
EquipmentCanon 40d FSQ 106 EDX EQ6 Pro
DescriptionIt's a composite of 2 nights of imaging in Ha and one night under dark skies taken with my modified Canon 40d through my FSQ 106ED mounted on an EQ6-pro. I was unable to identify the object i the centre of the field. Does someone know if it has been catalogued ?
LocationMonteVenere Observatory, Monzuno (Bologna, Italy) - elevation 431mt
EquipmentCeravolo 300 Mathis Mount 500 CCD Apogee U8300
DescriptionIC 5146, also Caldwell 19, and the Sh 2-125, Cocoon Nebula, is a reflection/emission nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cygnus. IC 5146 is a star cluster and the nebula is Sh2-125. H:R:G:B 300:70:70:70 min
LocationItalian West Alps
Date10/11 September 2010
EquipmentGSO RC 8" F8 1624mm FL Scope AP MACH1 GTO Mount ATIK 4000LE Mono with Baader 2" HLRGB Filter
PhotographerKjell H. Winnem
DateSep 28 2010
EquipmentHomebuilt 10 inch Newtonian and mount in dome. Cam.:Meade DSI Pro II guided off-axis with mod. ToUcam 840K Pro II and PHD, GPUSB interface to mount. Exp.: H-a 30min, SII 2x30min, OIII 2x30min, HST-palette. Processing: Nebulosity2 and PS CS3.
DescriptionPart of the Western Veil (NGC6960) in the Cygnus Loop, a supernova remnant abt. 7000 years old,discovered in 1784 by William Herschel. Oxygen emits most of the light from this nebula,seen as blue filaments in the picture.