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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationTexas Star Party
Date4-21-09 at 3AM
EquipmentNikon 180 MM Lens at f2.8 13 300 second frames fron a Hutech modified Canon 450D. Images combined with 5 dark frames, normalized and enhanced with Richardson Lucy. Software was Imagesplus and guided with a starfish guider.
DescriptionRho Ophiuchi Nebula with Antares, M4, NGC 6144 and other reflection Nebula.
PhotographerCraig and Tammy Temple
DateMarch 29, 2009
EquipmentOrion 80ED (f/7.5) on Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD, guided; Canon 350D (self-modified) with Astronomik IR-block EOS clip filter + 2" Hutech IDAS LPS filter; 60 x 180s @ ISO 1600; Captured/Calibrated/Registered/Stacked/DDP in ImagesPlus; Post processed in Photo Shop CS4
DescriptionThis is a grouping of galaxies in Virgo that form a gentle curved shape, hence it's name, Markarian's Chain. It was discovered in the mid 1970's by B. E. Markarian. The grouping forms part of the Virgo Cluster. This image is a total of 3 hours of integration time acquired on March 29, 2009. The temperature was 40° F.
DateApril 25, 2009
EquipmentImaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 40 x 120s & 8 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD IDAS LPS IP Vista Camera Control, IP 3.75, PS CS3
DescriptionThe Omega Nebula Messier 17 (M17, NGC 6618), also called the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, or (especially on the southern hemisphere) the Lobster Nebula, is a region of star formation and shines by excited emission, caused by the higher energy radiation of young stars.
DateApril 17, 2009
EquipmentMeade LXD75 8-inch f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian on a LXD75 mount using a DSI Pro 2 imager
DescriptionThe H-alpha image (combination of 480s exposures) and Red image (combination of 65s exposures) were meaned together before being combined with the Green image (combination of 65s exposures) and the Blue image (combination of 90s exposures). The exposures were taken on six different nights. PHD used for auto guiding and Nebulosity 2 for capturing the exposures. Images processed using AIP4WIN, DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight LE, and Nebulosity 2.
LocationNJAA Observatory NJ
EquipmentSV70ED with TV 2008 F/F Canon 40D G11 mount
DescriptionMarkarian's Chain is a stretch of galaxies that forms part of the Virgo Cluster. It was named after the Armenian astrophysicist, B. E. Markarian, who discovered it in the mid 1970s. Member galaxies include M84 (NGC 4374), M86 (NGC 4406), NGC 4477, NGC 4473, NGC 4461, NGC 4458, NGC 4438 and NGC 4435
PhotographerDr. Anthony Recascino
LocationOrmond Beach Florida
DateMarch 7, 2009
EquipmentMeade Lx200 with Meade Orion Starshoot Pro.
DescriptionM20 aka the Trifid Nebula is a combination of both a reflection and emission nebula with an additional star cluster. One of the most beautiful object in the heavens.
DateApril 16, 2009
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM Imager Temp -20C Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63
DescriptionM61 with SN2008in - 27x600sec, 45% Crop. Type IIP Supernova 2008in was discovered on 26th December by Koichi Itagaki in the spiral galaxy M61 in Virgo. Four other supernovae have been observed in M61: 1926A (12.8 mag), 1961I (mag 13), 1964F (mag 12), and 1999gn (13.4 mag).
PhotographerJohn Theil Pedersen
Date17/4 - 2009
EquipmentNGC 4725 captured from Denmark I managed to capture M 5 and NGC 4725 17/4 2009 with my Equinox 120 at 7,5 on a EQ 6 pro mount and modded 6 megapixel Nikon D50, M 5 total exposures 1 hour ISO 800 stacked in IP 3,75 and processed in Photoshop. NGC 4725 total exposure 2 hours 24 min. ISO 800. stacked and in IP 3,75 and processed in Photoshop John Theil Pedersen Denmark email@example.com
DescriptionThe photo shows NGC 4725,NGC 4747 and NGC 4712
Dateapril 16, 2009
EquipmentCGE 1400 f/7 using ST-402 ME using CGE mount. It is a LRGB image of 150 minutes total integration time using 3-minute subs. Autoguided using PHD Guiding and a AT-66 66mm guidescope ans webcam.
DescriptionThis is a disturbed spiral showing detached segments on spiral arms!
PhotographerDr. Anthony Recascino
LocationOrmond Beach. Florida
DateApril 14, 2009
EquipmentMeade 12 inch lx200 with Meade DSI imager.
DescriptionM51 in Canes Venetici