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Nebulae & Galaxies
Location30km nw from Munich/Germ.
EquipmentMeade 12 " ACF with Lumicon GEG, f = 2000mm Vixen New Atlux SBIG ST2000XM with SBIG LRGB - filters
DescriptionThe picture shows the planetary nebula M97 with the galaxy M108 in the constellation of Ursa Major. Numerous background galaxies are all around. L:R:G:B 12x1min: 3x10min: 3x10min: 3x10min ( 1x1 )
Equipmentstellarvue apo triplet 80 mm EQ6 CCD: sbig ST10
Descriptiontotal time 4 h shot 15 min
EquipmentAPM\TMB 130 f/6 Sbig STL 6303 Astro-Physics 1200 GTO3
DescriptionA few days ago I spent a weekend in Bieszczady Mountains - one of the places in Poland with the darkest sky. During 3 clear nights I've took a picture of 3 DS objects groups. This is one of them - Markarian's Chain.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200 12 in. OTA, CGE mount, F/R F6.3, ST2000xme, AO8, CFW9, Astronomik HaLRGB filter set. L19min,Ha97min,RGB30min
DescriptionThe Eagle nebula M16 located in serpens here in this image shows its most popular gaseous pillars called the pillars of creation and with its dense hydrogen cloulds and dark globules and stars being born makes it a favorite to image.
LocationHohe Wand, Austria
EquipmentAstro Physics 130EDT f/8. Modified Canon 350D 12x5 minutes. Mount was Takahashi JP-Z. Guiding with PHDguiding
Date13 clear nights in March and April 2009
EquipmentCanon 350D(self-modded), 10" Newton (254/1200mm) on EQ6-PRO mount with auto-guiding. Astrodon 6nm H-alpha filter. Baader 8nm O-III filter.
DescriptionThis image was taken during March and April 2009. 13 clear nights. Light-polluted urban sky (visual limit 4.0m)
EquipmentMeade LXD75 8-inch f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian, Meade DSI Pro 2 imager
DescriptionLHaRGB image of M51 using exposures taken on 8 different nights between Feb and Apr 2009. The image is a combination of 70 120s L exposures, 15 480s H-alpha exposures, 46 240s R exposures, 14 240s G exposures, and 19 480 B exposures. Exposures were captured using Nebulosity 2 and auto-guided using PHD. Image processing done with AIP4WIN, DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity 2, and PhotoShop.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
Date24, 25 April-2009
EquipmentMeade LX200AFC 16" placed in polar mode via Ken Milburn wedge. SBIG ST-8XME camera used.
DescriptionM94, a LRGB picture, exposure time L=43*3min. R,G,B=9*3min. each. Dark, flat frame subtraction done on each sub. LRGB Astronomik filters used together with a IDAS LPS 2" filter. Sub's taken with Meade LX200AFC 16", Optec NextGEN Wide Field 0.5X reducer and SBIG ST-8XME. MaxIm DL and Adobe Photoshop used for picture enhancements.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateApril 11, 2009
EquipmentCelestron C8 SCT with Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF; Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, Guided; Canon 350D (self-modified) w/Astronomik EOS Clip IR filter + 2" Hutech IDAS LPS filter; 60 180s @ ISO 1600
DescriptionThis unbarred spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici, was the first galaxy discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1779. It's many flocculent spiral arms resemble a sunflower bloom. This image is a total of 3 hours integration time and the temperature was about 52° F.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateApril 23, 25 & 26, 2009
EquipmentCelestron C8 SCT with Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF; Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, Guided; Canon 350D (self-modified) w/Astronomik EOS Clip IR filter + 2" Hutech IDAS LPS filter; Best 67/90 180s & best 59/62 150s @ ISO 1600
DescriptionDespite its magnitude of 8.5, M101 is a difficult target due to it's low surface brightness. At 170,000 ly across, The Pinwheel is a large face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major covering almost 1/2 degree of the sky. Pierre Mechain discovered this galaxy in 1781, and Charles Messier verified its position. He then added it to his catalog as one of his final entries.