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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerPoul W. Nielsen
EquipmentMeade 10" F6.3,Unitron tower mount, Canon EOS 1100D. 15 Sec. Exposure.
DescriptionOrion Nebulae & Trapezium stars
LocationTorres Novas, Portugal
EquipmentGSO 8"RC with 0,63 focal reducer. Atik 314L+ camera with Astronomik narrowband Ha, SII and OIII filters. Losmandy G11 Gemini mount
DescriptionThe Crab nebula in narrowband. 2Oh exposure
PhotographerAlberto Di Stazio
DateMarch 3, 3013
EquipmentCelestron 11 f/10. Mount: CGEM DX . Guidescope: sky watcher 80/600. Camera: SBIG 8300 M
Description16 x3' L / 10 x 3' R / 10 x 3' B. Artificial G. It was the first picture I took with the new mount. To note that I live in the center of Rome, in an area with strong light pollution. It is unbelievable what technology can do!
PhotographerHoward H Bower
EquipmentEquipment : Takahashi FSQ106ED@F/5, AP Mach 1 GTO, FLI ML16803, SX Lodestar & Astrodon MOAG
DescriptionSimeis 147, also known as Sharpless 2-240 is a large and extremely faint supernova remnant lying on the border of the Constellations Taurus and Auriga. It is approximately 3000 light years from Earth and covers an area of sky larger than 3x3 degrees. The supernova is estimated to have occurred over 30,000 years ago leaving behind this remnant and a spinning neutron star at its center designated as a pulsar PSR JO538+2817. It was discovered in 1952 in Simeis a then part of the USSR. The narrowband image is a composite of 36 hours of exposure.
PhotographerAlbert van Duin
DateFebruary 10, 2013
EquipmentHomebuilt 16"(400mm) F/4.5 Newtonian on a 10Micron GM2000 QCI and a QSI583wsg CCD with Astronomik Type 2C filters
Description59 exposures of 180s each, 23x L, 12x each RGB Preprocessing, stacking ,gradient removal, LRGB combination and HDR multiscale transform in PixInsight 1.8.
EquipmentSBIG ST-2000XM imager on an Orion 10-inch f4.7 reflector and Losmandy G11 mount. Guiding with a DSI Pro 2 imager on an Orion ST-80
DescriptionCombining exposures taken recently with exposures taken last year, I produced this LRGB image of M109. The L image used was a combination of 38 600sec 1x1 binned exposures, the R and G images combinations of 360s 2x2 binned exposures, and the B image a combination of 480s 2x2 binned exposures. This image is cropped. Exposures were captured using Nebulosity 2 and the guiding by PHD. Image processing using DeepSkyTacker, Nebulosity 2, PhotoShop, and PixInsight LE.
LocationCherry Springs, Pa
EquipmentCamera: Canon 60Da w/Canon 200mm f/2.8 lens; ISO 3200; Exp: 26-min (26x60s subs); Mount: CGEM; guided;
DescriptionThe Garnet Star and nebula cloud IC1396
LocationLeszno, Poland, Europe
Date16-18 September 2012
EquipmentTakahashi 106 ED, SBIG 11000M, Takahashi EM-200
DescriptionThis picture shows IC 1318 / gamma Cyg nebula , NGC 6914 , IC 1311 as well as some other nebulous regions. (4-ich Takahashi FSQ106ED refractor at f/5, SBIG 11000M CCD camera,HaLRGB image with exposures of 240, 140,90,60,90 minutes respectively).
DateSep 15 2012
EquipmentHomebuilt 10-inch Newtonian f/4 and mount in dome. Cam.:SXVR-H9 guided off-axis with DSI ProII and PHD. Exp.:Ha 3x30m,SII 4x30m bin2x2,OIII 2x30m bin2x2.HST-palette. Processing: Nebulosity2 and PS CS3.
DescriptionDWB111 Propeller Nebula is an emission nebula in Cygnus.There is very little known about the object,distance to this object and the source of exitation is unknown.
DateNovember 23, 2012 7:30-10:30 UT
EquipmentTelevue 60mm imaging system astrograph. Canon 550D DSLR, full spectrum modified 26 individual frames, each 300 seconds.
DescriptionThe Horsehead Nebula is a beautiful region in the constellation Orion. This is a favorite target for astroimagers during the winter months in the northern hemisphere.