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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateOctober 1, 2010
EquipmentAPM/TMB 130/780, Field Flattener, QSI 583WSG, Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB filters, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount.
DescriptionM33 - The Triangulum Galaxy. L: 13x10min (1x1), RGB: 6x5min each (2x2), Imager Temp -20C, Full Frame. Messier 33 (NGC 598) is another prominent member of the Local Group of galaxies. This galaxy is small compared to its big apparent neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy M31, and to our Milky Way galaxy, but more of an average size for spiral galaxies in the universe. M33 may be a remote but gravitationally bound companion of the Andromeda galaxy M31. Several knots in the spiral arms of M33 have been assigned their own NGC catalog numbers - the largest of which in this image is in the lower mid-left and is NGC 604. This is one of the largest H II regions known anywhere: it has a diameter of nearly 1500 light-years, and a spectrum similar to the Orion nebula M42. Over 200 young hot massive stars (of 15 to 60 solar masses) have recently formed here.
LocationLos Alamitos, CA
EquipmentTakahashi FS 102 @ f/6 (2.14"/px); Astrodon 5nm Ha, IDAS LPR filters, Starlight Xpress H9/H9c cameras, Losmandy G-11 mount. Ha 57 x 10 min, RGB 52 x 5 min, Bortle white skies.
DescriptionHere's an image of the Propeller nebula in Ha RGB. This unusual nebula is part of an extended Ha region in Cygnus. A larger image can be seen here: http://whwastro.homestead.com/files/big/propeller-HaRGB-1280-3.jpg for comparison RGB only http://whwastro.homestead.com/files/propeller-RGB-800w.jpg Ha only http://whwastro.homestead.com/files/propeller-Ha-800w-2.jpg
LocationUiryeong, South Korea
DateAugust 07, 21 September 04, 2010
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon130(f3.3 fl=430mm) with cooled EOS350d, EM200 mount, Vixen70s Guide Telescope
DescriptionThere are fantastic blue star, And 35v , nearby Andromeada galaxy(m31)with impressive color difference between star(35v) and galaxy(m31). Total Exp. is 8h 30m with 76 images processed Maxlm DL ver5 (10min x 46 + 3min x 10 + 1min x 20, iso1600)
DateAug to Sept
EquipmentScope TMB 130mm Camera Apogee U8300 Mount Atlas EQG My Website: http://billsnyderastrophotography.com/
DescriptionNGC7635 Bubble Nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia This is a Bi Color Image created from 5.5 Hrs of Ha data and 3 hrs of OIII data. Total Image time 8.5Hrs.
LocationWarsaw / Poland
Date2010 october 1
EquipmentAstro-Physics AP1200, FLI ProLine 16803, Orion UK AG12 f3.75 astrograph, Astrodon Monster MOAG.
DescriptionImage taken from suburban areas Polish capital city - Warsaw. Photo shows the Heart Nebula IC 1805 - Halpha, RGB - c.a. 10 hours of exposure time.
LocationMuxagata, Portugal (at MPC J15)
Date16- 20 August 2010 (1 AM)
EquipmentCelestron C9.25 XLT @ f/6.2 QSI532WS-M1 @ -15ºC ATLAS EQmod
DescriptionThe Helix Nebula (NGC7293) is a planetary nebula in Aquarius lying at a distance of about 700 light-years. Also known as The Eye of God I like to call it The Eye of Sauron! This Nebula have strong emission in both Ha and OIII. I needed a total of 10 hours of Ha and OIII data to process this image. Many of the cometary knots are clearly visible in this image.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateAug. 6, 7, 8, 2010
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel T1i, Hap Griffin Baader modified; Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L USM II (at f/2.8); Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD, guided
DescriptionThis region of the sky is rich in HII nebulosity. The brightest star in the image, Sadr (Gamma Cygni) lies at the heart of the constellation Cygnus, although it is much closer to us than the nebulae. Just below Sadr is The Butterfly (IC 1318), which is not actually two separate nebulae, but a single cloud partially obscured by a dark dust lane, LDN 889. To the top right is The Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888. Several open clusters and dark nebulae are also visible in this wide field-of-view.
LocationJenny Jump State Forest, NJ
Date26JUL10, 27JUL10, 21AUG10, 27AUG10, 28AUG10, 30AUG10, & 31AUG10
EquipmentTelescope: Orion ED80 f/7.5 Refractor with WO FF/FR V.II Mount: Sirius GEM with EQMOD Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XSi Guiding: Orion 8” f/4.9 Newtonian + Orion SSAG with PHD Filters: Astronomik EOS 12nm Clip Filters
DescriptionNGC 7000, commonly called the North America Nebula, is a huge cloud of ionized gas in the northern Milky Way. This is a false color image in which hydrogen gas is shown as red and oxygen is shown as blue. A synthetic green channel was made by combining the other two colors in order to assemble the final image. Image was processed in Photoshop CS using techniques learned from Steve Cannistra, Ken Crawford, Bob Franke, and J-P Metsavainio. Total exposure time: 18x600s (3 hours total) @ ISO 1600 for Ha + 54x600s (9 hours total) @ ISO 1600 for OIII, 30 darks, 30 bias.
Location2010 Starfest,Ontario Canada
DateAug 12-13 2010
EquipmentModified Canon T1i with IDAS-LPS and 200mm lens at f2.8
DescriptionHeart and Soul Nebula, 30 x 6 minute exposures staked in DSS and finished in PS
LocationCoyle Field, NJ
Date9-5-10 9:30pm est
EquipmentImage is comprised of 10x480 second 800 iso sub exposures, with a spectrum/TEC modified Canon 350xt, imaging train consisted of primary optics= 80EDF, SV flattener SVFFF7-2, CLS-CCD, guide optics= Orion ST120, mounted side x side on EQ-G, PHD software with DSI camera for autoguiding, the data was dark, flat, and bias frame calibrated using MaximDL, and post processed using PS CS2
DescriptionThis image shows the large area of Hydrogen Alpha emmision nebulosity, somewhat shaped like the North America continent, hence the common name of the Nebula. NGC 7000 is the official designation, and it lies just North of Deneb, the bright "head" star of the constellation Cygnus, it is part of a large area of emmision nebulosity with the commonly called "Pelican" Nebula next to it, The image also shows a nice dense starfield as it and Cygnus lie directly in the middle of the Milkyway's inside (towards Galaxy center)summer band, and the area and star cloud are visible from a dark location, with the unaided eye