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Nebulae & Galaxies
Date03/04/10 at 9:00 pm
EquipmentAT 66mm,coupled to a modified Canon XT on a Celestron CI 700 GEM.
DescriptionThis image is the result of 60, 2 minutes light subs. IC 2177 is a very large emission nebula between the constellations of Monoceros and Canis Major. This nebula is also known as the Seagull Nebula
EquipmentBeautiful and Cold Night Temp 18 degrees Developed in PS_CS3, Image Plus and Noise Ninja Canon Rebel XTi (400DH) spectrum enhanced camera with built-in astronomical UV/IR blocking filter (Type Ib) ) Primary Scope Celestron 1100 CGE with 6.3 Rerducer Guiding with Meade 80ED (.8 Reducer) Guiding PhD
DescriptionThe Crab Nebula corresponds to the bright SN 1054 supernova that was recorded by Chinese and Arab astronomers in 1054 CE. The nebula was independently rediscovered in 1758 by Charles Messier as he was observing a bright comet. Messier catalogued it as the first entry in his catalogue of comet-like objects.
LocationMercedes, Buenos Aires
EquipmentSCOPE: Celestron C8 SCT working at f5.1 CAMERA: SXVF H9 GUIDING: William Optics Zenithstar 66 with WO 0.8 x fr/ff IMAGE ACQUISITION: AstroArt 3.0 - Control Interface 3.72 plug in FILTERS: Astronomik Type II - Atik Filter Wheel EXPOSURES: LRGB (95,30,30,40) PROCESSING: Images Plus, CCD Sharp, Photoshop CS2
DescriptionOne of the finest barred spiral Galaxies of the sky and the largest spiral in the constellation of Fornax. NGC 1365 is as massive as our Milky Way and its structure spans over 200 thousands light years. The galaxy nucleus presents a well shaped bar which is surrounded by cooler stars that appear yellow in the image and had visible dust lanes. The bar ends in two main curved arms. Some HII regions were revealed in the image indicating star forming regions. NGC 1365 belongs to the Fornax Galaxy cluster, located a bit more that 1º from Chi2 Fornax near the limits with Eridanus. NGC 1365 and NGC 1399 are the brightest members of the mentioned cluster.
LocationBlack Forest, Colorado
Date12-18-2009 9:00 pm MST
EquipmentTelescope : SPC8 F6.3 Camera: Canon 350D Modified Software : PHD, Nebulosity, TheSky 6, PaintshopPro Exposure: 20x5min ISO 400
DescriptionThe Horsehead nebula (IC434) in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just below Alnitak, the star farthest left on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. It is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. The exposure is a composite of 20 5 minute frames. The outside temperature was between 15 and 17 degrees F at the times of exposure
LocationBariloche, Argentina (41S 71W)
Date2009-12-11 02:00 UT
EquipmentCanon XTi at prime focus of Meade 8" LX10, standard tripod, wedge and fork mount. f=1250mm, ISO 800, 5s to 240s @f/6. (Original 3500 pixels wide.)
DescriptionThe Great Nebula in Orion taken from my balcony on the sixth floor in downtown Bariloche. Stack of 40 shots from 5s to 240s, digitally processed to elliminate the orange glow of urban sky and rescue both the bright central region and the tenuous nebulosity. Enjoy!
DateNovember 16, 2009
EquipmentScope TSA102 at f/6 /Mount EM200/ Camera STL 11000/ Astrodon Ha 6nm 15x20/SII 3nm 9x20/OIII 3nm 9x20. Guiding with SBIG remote guide head and efinder. Processed with CCDStack, Pixinsight, and Photoshop CS4
DescriptionLocated around 7500 light years away, the heart nebula or IC1805 lies in the constellation Cassiopeia.
DateDecember 11, 2009
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount.
DescriptionLDN 1622 and 1621 in Orion, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 16x15min, Imager Temp -20C. Lynds' Dark Nebula 1622 lies just outside and east of Barnard's Loop in the constellation Orion. It can be seen as a small inclusion in a northeastern wispy branch of emission nebulosity connected to the Loop. LDN 1622 is thought to be much closer than Orion's more famous nebulae, perhaps only 500 light-years away. Also known as the "Boogeyman" or "Phantom" nebula, it appears as a spectral presence with glowing red eyes drifting through the sky.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateNovember 5, 11 & 12, 2009
EquipmentTelescope: Astro Tech AT8IN 8” f/4 Newtonian Accessories: Baader MPCC Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G controlled by EQMOD Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider on William Optics ZS66 Camera: Self-modified Canon Digital Rebel XT Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
DescriptionThe Wizard Nebula is a large, diffuse HII region in Cepheus associated with the star cluster NGC7380. It is ionized by the binary star DH Cephei. Stewart Sharpless cataloged this as object 142 in his 1959 catalog. This image is a composite of 6 hours of RGB color data combined with 3 hours of Hydrogen-Alpha data.
DateOctober 19, 2009
EquipmentAPM 80/480 APO CGE / Lodestar Guider Canon 40D Hap Modified
Description32 240sec subs (2 Hr. 8 Min) Darks, Flats, Bias This is my third attempt at photographing a galaxy. I'm just starting out and enjoying the discovery process involved with this incredible hobby.
DateNovember 12, 2009
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, SBIG ST-4000XCM, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
DescriptionJones-Emberson 1 (PK164+31.1) in Lynx, 16x10min, Imager Temp -20C, 50% Crop. Coordinates: 07h 57m 30s; +53º 25 ’ 30’’. Jones-Emberson 1 (PK164+31.1) is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx at a distance of 1600 light years. It is a larger planetary with low surface brightness. The 16.8-magnitude central star is very blue white dwarf. Discovered in 1939 by R. Jones and R. Emberson, it's "PK" designation comes from the names of Czechoslovakian astronomers Perek and Kohoutek, who in 1967 created an extensive catalog of all of the planetary nebulas known in the Milky Way as of 1964.