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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationNew SMyrna Beach, FL
DateJanuary 6, 2008
EquipmentImaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 18 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD DSLR Focus V3, IRIS, PS CS2 WO 0.80 Reducer / Flattener & IDAS LPS
LocationPalmela in Portugal country
EquipmentTelescope: William Optics APO. refractor FLT110 (F7). Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini (go to). Camera: SBIG ST2000XM with wheel of filters CFW10. Filters: Astronomik narrow band filters (H-alpha, SII, OIII) Programs for processing: Maxim DL and Photoshop CS2. Without darks and or flats.
DescriptionTimes of expose: (H-alpha)-2x60minutes. (SII)-1x60minutes. (OIII)1x60minutes. It used the Hubble palette where the H-alpha filter was used as luminance and with the green color, the SII filter with the red color and finally the OIII fiter with the color blue. This nebula is located in the Orion constellation and distant from our solar system 6400 years light.
Location35 km north of linz
Equipment9" TMB Apo f/9 SXVF M25C ome shot color
DescriptionDate: 1.11.2007 - seeing 8-9/10; transp. 8/10 4.1.2008 seeing 6/10; transp. 7/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/9 CCD: 1.11: 2 hours SXV M25C; 4.1.2008: 5.5 hours Software: AstroArt4 image acqu. guiding, preprocessing. Also CCD sharp, Registax, Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE
LocationARGO observatory in central oregon
DateAugust 11-13, 2007
Equipment10" RCOS Telescope SBIG ST-10XME Astro-Physics 900 mount LRGB Image using Astrodon Filters (total of ~ 9 hours) L: 17x10 minutes each RGB: 12x10 minutes each
DescriptionPart of the eastern half of the Veil Nebula, it is directly south and basically attached to NGC 6992.The filamentary structure is composed of mostly hydrogen gas, with enough oxygen III to provide a pretty green counterpoint to the red hydrogen alpha emission
LocationNew Smyrna Beach, FL
DateOctober 9, 2007
EquipmentImaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 40 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD DSLR Focus V3, IRIS, PS CS3
DescriptionThe Triangulum Galaxy Messier 33 (M33, NGC 598) is another prominent member of the Local Group of galaxies. This galaxy is small compared to its big apparent neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy M31, and to our Milky Way galaxy, but by this more of average size for spiral galaxies in the universe.
LocationColumbia Observatory, Cary, Il
Date11/28,12/1,12/26/2007 1-9 UT
EquipmentIntes Micro MK 809 8" Mac Cass at f\10 Starlight Xpress SXV -H9 camera MI-250 GEM Guided with Tak Sky 90 and Starlight Xpress MX 716 camera Acquired with CCD Autopilot 3.4 and Maxim Dl Processed in Maxim DL and Photoshop CS2 LRGB 285/69/75/168 for a total exposure time of 10 hours Astronomick 48 mm LRGB filters
DescriptionNGC 1961 is a spiral galaxy approximately 170m light years away which is being disturbed either by an intergalactic cloud of gas or by an interaction with a neighboring galaxy which is resulting in a massive burst of star formation.
PhotographerY.Pavan Kumar Sarma & Hemanth Hariyani
LocationShivanhalli, Bangalore, Karnataka
EquipmentTaken piggyback (Canon 400D (unmodified) with 300mm lens f6.8)on Meade 6 inch telescope on vixen super polaris mount.
DescriptionThis is the image of Andromeda Galaxy, which is the largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the MilkyWay and its satellite galaxies. M32 and M110 also got registered in this image..
Location35 km north of linz, austria
Equipment9" TMB Apo SXVF H36 (crop)
Descriptionf/18 (big barlow) for luminance 9" TMB Apo f/9 for rgb all 1x1 binned 18x4 min lum 5x4 min rgb each channel seeing excellent! www.stargazer-obseravtory.com
PhotographerDale J Martin
DateDec 10th and 12th
EquipmentThis image is 6 hours of photons, each frame is 6 minutes at iso 800. Mount/guiding: Altas Mount connected to Astro IIDC via ShoeString GPUSB adapter for guiding. I'm using DMK 21AF04.AS camera with a through Meade SN-6". Optics: Orion 80ED, WO 0.8 FR, with Astronomik CLS Filter mounted to a Canon 350D Modified by Hap. DSL Control: Nebulosity for DSL control and capture.
DescriptionThe Horsehead Nebula, Barnard 33, is a dark pillar of dust and non-luminous gas that blocks the light glowing behind from the diffuse emission nebula IC 434. This region is but a small portion of a much larger cloud of gas and dust 1600 light years away in the constellation Orion this image includes the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024).
LocationValenii de munte, Romania
Date12/01/07 (MMddYY), 19:46-22:00 UT
EquipmentImage aquisition: Canon EOS 400D (unmodified) through Vixen ED refractor 55mm f/d=8 piggybacked on C8-NGT telescope. 10 exposures (5 min each) at 1600 ISO stacked and processed with IRIS and Photoshop. autoguiding using modified webcam and Guidedog.
DescriptionThe Great Andromeda Galaxy