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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentCelestron CGEM 9.25 F/6.3 SBIG ST8300M With Baader filters
DescriptionThe Eagle Nebula
Date24 July 2011 h. 00,05
EquipmentTakahshi TOA130 guided with Orion Starshoot Autoguider on Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII. Losmandy G11 mount. Canon 1000D modified Baader Planetarium. 11x6min. Casole d'Elsa (Siena). Italy
DescriptionThe "Veil" nebula is a large but faint supernova remnant. In the picture you can see the eastern portion of it. The nebula is about 1,500 light-years away from us
DateJuly and the begining of August 2011
EquipmentTOA130F with SBIG ST10XEI Gemini G42+ mount
DescriptionThis is a 2 panel mosaic of the Elephants Trunk region taken in H Alpha only at this time. Imaged over three difference night in the month of July and August due to the weather etc... I like the detail in the nebula in these monochrome images. The H Alpha filter really helps in marginal locations such as mine. Eventually, I plan to add the OIII and SII components in the future.
LocationChula Vista, Ca
EquipmentC-8 with Field Flatter mounted on a CGEM, 80mm Orion Auto Guider, Sky Glow Filter( 1/4 mile away from Ralphs Shopping Center), Orion Star Shoot Pro. 30 - 5 minute images stacked in MaximDL then the High-100%, Mid-50%, Low-20% layered in Photo Shop.
DescriptionM17 can be easily seen in binoculars and in a telescope the brighter portion of the nebula has the very distinctive shape of a swan, or the Greek letter Omega, or a horseshoe, hence its popular names. As with most bright emission nebulae, M17 is a large concentration of hydrogen gas and dust in space. The brighter portion of the nebula is about 15 light years wide, but the entire complex is much larger. The gas glows red from the emission of light from the gas which is excited by the ultra-violet light of hot young stars forming from the nebula. About 40 stars are involved in the open cluster associated with the nebulosity of M17, the brightest being magnitude 9.3. P.L. de Cheseaux discovered M17 in 1764, and Charles Messier independently observed it and listed it in his famous catalog in the same year.
EquipmentTaken with a TOA130F @ F7 with ST10XE Mount is a GEMINI G42 from Hungary
DescriptionClose up of the Elephants Trunk in Cepheus. H Alpha only, the total time is approx 3.5 hours The clouds were playing havoc with me, rolling in and out in fragmented clumps... Still I manage to persevere and only loss a few frames on this 2 nights imaging run.
LocationCasole d'Elsa (Si) Italy
Date24.07.2011 00.00 Am
EquipmentBaader Scopos 66ed with Skywatcher 80 flattener and reducer. 6 x 6 min with canon 1000d. Astronomik cls-ccd filter. Personal web site: www.astrobook.it
DescriptionIc 5070 also know as Pelican Nebula and Ngc 7000 know as North America nebula are a Large area of emission nebula in the Costellation Cygnus near Deneb
LocationRnacho Hidalgo, NM
DateJune 3 and 5, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
DescriptionHere is a picture of M63, also known as the Sunflower Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. The Sunflower Galaxy is about 37 million light years away and has a diameter of 100,000 light years, about the same as our Milky Way galaxy.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateMay 28 - June 1, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 15x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
DescriptionHere is a picture of M64, also known as the Black Eye Galaxy and the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy. It is a spiral galaxy about 20 million light years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is about 45,000 light years in diameter, and the inner part of the galaxy (about 3000 light years in diameter) is rotating in the opposite direction from the outer part of the galaxy (about 40,000 light years in diameter).
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentWO FLT-110 and Canon 20Da. LX200ACF 16" and SBIG ST-8XME.
DescriptionReprocessed picture of M1, a 150% size cropped widefield picture. First submission was this one, http://media.skyandtelescope.com/images/M1_Center-crop_new_NC-LCEnh-MSS_USM-crop-frame_web.jpg
EquipmentTEC 140 @f7 and FLI ML8300 camera with Baader filters. Mount is a Tak NJP with Temma2.
DescriptionYoung star forming region and reflection nebula contrasted against dust clouds of the Milky Way. Also seen are small compact emission clouds (Herbig-Haro objects) commonly seen in star forming regions.
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