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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentTaken with DSI Pro III on ED80 with f/6.3 focal reducer. Schuler 9nm Ha filter. Five hours exposure in eight minute subs.Guided with DSI II on 10" LX200R.
DescriptionThe Rosette Nebula or NGC 2237 is a beautiful emission nebula envelopping the open cluster NGC 2244 in Monoceros. Even without color, this ghostly Rose is remarkable, and stands well enough on its own in black and white.
Photographerhamid reza norouzi
Locationkhorhe in iran
Date23 october 2008
Description1500 years old columns of a palac look to the stars and remember historical.
PhotographerIvette Rodríguez & Oriol Lehmkuhl
LocationRassos de Peguera, Spain
Dateseptermber 26 and 29th, 2008
EquipmentLens: VC200L f/6.4 F/stop: f/6.4 Exposure: 21 x 600 '' L filter in binning 1x1, 9x300'' RGB (each channel) Astrodon filters in binning 2x2 Mount: Vixen Sphinx SXD Camera: Artemis 4021 Autoguide: WO Z66 f/5.9 and Meade DSI camera
DescriptionIt is a spiral galaxy member of our local group of galaxies. Located in Triangulum constellation, it is the third larger member of our local group. With an apparent magnitude of 6.3 it spans over 70′.8 × 41′.7
LocationMy backyard, east meadow n.y.
Date10-24 & 10-27-08
EquipmentBorg 76ed W/.85 reducer Canon 40D modified Autoguided W/ Borg 101ED Celestroon CGE mount Hutech IDAS LPF
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
EquipmentPicture taken with SBIG ST-8XME, Astro Physics CCD telecompressor 0.67 and Meade LX200ACF 16" in polar mount. Guide via WO FLT-110/STL 237H CCD. CCDSoft, TheSky6 SW and Astronomik filters used.
DescriptionReprocessing of a pure Ha picture of the impressive Bubble Nebula. The picture is taken less than 10km from Copenhagen city center in Denmark. Total exposure times are; Halpha~3hours and exposure time for one frame up to 900sec.
Equipment12" RCX 400, Astro-Physics 0.67X telecompressor, SBIG- 4000XCM camera Photo is the sum of 10 5 minute exposures
DescriptionNGC 1977 in Orion, about 0.5 degrees north of the Orion nebula.
DateOctober 23, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionGalaxy NGC 925 in Triangulum 45x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias This object is about the limit of the 350D's ability to gather photons. Much lower surface brightness than I expected. Still, this image compares favorably with images from larger scopes and CCD cameras. NGC 925 is nearly face-on with us. A spiral galaxy in the constellation Triangulum, this galaxy is part of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project on the Extragalactic Distance Scale, which was designed to determine the Hubble Constant within +/-10% using Cepheid Variables.
Location35 km north of linz, austria
Equipment9" TMB Apo SXVF H16 Fingerllake filterwheel stzarlight instruments focuser
DescriptionDate: Oct. 2008 - seeing 6/10; transp. 7/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/7 using TeleVue 0,8 reducer CCD: SXV H16 - 3.3h 1x1 L; 40min 2x2 each color (10 min subs) Software: Astroart 4, CCD Stack, Maxim DL Processing: postprocess in PS CS2
EquipmentSky-Watcher 8" EQ5 Dual Axis Drive, webcam Philips SPC900 (SC1 modified)
DescriptionEta Carinae is a hyper massive star surrounded by matter dumped by itself in 1843 explosion. Eta Carinae (Carina Constellation))could become to a supernova in the next 1000 years.
LocationFife Lake Mi.
EquipmentMeade 80 mm APO piggybacked on a LX200R SXVF-H9
DescriptionThis is a very often ignored area consisting of reflection nebula and dark nebula. A full size image can be seen here. http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/NGC1333sx.jpg