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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateSept 24, 2008
EquipmentModified Canon 20Da with 200 mm lens @ f3.2 and Kenko R-64 deep red filter. Camera mounted piggyback on Celestron NexStar 11 GPS. Guiding with the NS11 at f3.3 with Meade DSI/PHD Guiding. The image is an average of twenty ten-minute exposures. Post processing with ImagesPlus and Photoshop.
DescriptionThe IC1805/IC1848 nebula complex is located in Cassiopeia about 4 deg north of the great Double Cluster in Perseus. The open cluster near the center of the image is NGC1027. Also note the small cluster Czernik 13 in the upper right quadrant of the image.
DateAug 08, 2008
EquipmentModified Canon 20Da with 200 mm lens @ f2.8. The camera was mounted piggyback on my NexStar 11 GPS. Guiding with the NS11 at f3.3 with Meade DSI/PHD Guiding. The image is an LRGB composite. The L channel is an average of 16 15-minute exposures with a Kenko R64 filter. The color channels are averaged from 24 6-minute exposures without filter. Post processing in ImagesPlus and Photoshop.
DescriptionThe North America Nebula (NGC7000) and Pelican Nebula (IC5067) is located near brilliant Deneb (upper right). Also note the Magic Carpet Nebula (IC5068) at the bottom of the image.
Equipment- Camera, QHY8 - Filters, Baader 7nm H-alpha and Baader 8,5nm O-III - Optics, Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 - Exposures, 5 X 1200s H-alpha 3 X 1200s O-III 4 X 1200s S-II + flats and bias - Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar
DescriptionIn this image colors are showing difference between Double ionized Sulfur (Red), Hydrogen alpha (Green) and triple ionized Oxygen (Blue). This palette is generally known as a Hubble palette by the palette used to processing images from Space telescope Hubble.
LocationFife Lake Mi.
EquipmentMeade 80 mm APO piggybacked on a LX200R 10 inch and a SXVF-H9
DescriptionThis is an image of the heart of the california nebula. I shot this using 15 minute sub frames in Ha then I reduced the exposure down to 4 minute subs for each color channel to help reduce moon glow. A full size image can be seen here. http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/NGC1499sx.jpg
DateSeptember 6, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod APM/TMB 130/780 with APM Field Flattener Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionIC 5146 "Cocoon Nebula" in Cygnus 32x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias The Cocoon Nebula (IC5146, Caldwell 19) is located about 4,000 light years away and spans 15 light years. Inside the Cocoon is a newly developing open cluster (Collinder 470). The Cocoon Nebula is a combination of emission, reflection, and absorbtion nebulae. Recent theory holds that the massive star BD +46°3474 in the center of the nebula opened a hole in an existing molecular cloud through which much of the glowing material flows. This beautiful, very dim and usually difficult object lies at the end of a path of dark nebula Barnard 168 (B168) that is very obvious on widefield images and can be seen with binoculars in a dark sky starting about 3 degrees east-southeast of open cluster M39. This dark lane can be seen in this image trailing away westward from the Cocoon.
LocationBeaver Meadow Observatory, Java NY
EquipmentCelestron CG-5 mount, guided with PHD Imaging-Modified CanonXT thru 8" f7.5 reflector with .63 focal reducer. Guiding-Meade DSI Pro thru an Orion ST80.
DescriptionThis is an image of the central part of Cassiopeia, the peak of the "W". IC63 and IC59 are both very faint objects and difficult to image. This was a stack of twelve images, each eight minutes in duration at 800iso.
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
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