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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationNéon Oítilon, Greece
Date10 & 12 August 2013
EquipmentTakahashi 106ED, STL11000M, Takahashi EM200
DescriptionZephyrus was the god of the west wind, one of the four directional Anemoi (Wind-Gods). M16 nebulae seems to resemble the face of Zephyrus. There is also M17 on the left. The picture is composed of 2 panels with 31 frames each 15 min. long. The image is a part of larger project.
EquipmentParamount MX, QSI 683 w/Astrodon narrow band filters. Canon 200mm L series lens.
DescriptionThe North American and Pelican Nebula in narrowband (Hubble Palette). This wide field image shows the physical nature of the objects grouped together as a whole. They are glowing gas shining through darker dusty materials. The popular commonly seen nebula “objects” are actually “holes” through which the background gasses are shining.
EquipmentFSQ106ED CCD Moravian G2-4000 Astronomik filters GM1000 Hps mount
DescriptionM31 Andromeda Galaxy in LRGB, under suburban sky in south Italy.
PhotographerFernando Roquel Torres
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
EquipmentMeade LX90, Canon PS A590 IS - CHDK
DescriptionGreetings friends astronomy enthusiasts. I present the M27 - Dumbbell Nebula in the constellation of Vulpecula. This planetary nebula is the result of the expulsion of the outer layer of a star, in this case, the expulsion occurred about 3,500 years ago.It is 1250 light years away and is about 2.5 light-years across.
PhotographerNiels V. Christensen
DateLast three years
EquipmentLX200ACF 16" on wedge and WO FLT-110 telescopes. SBIG ST-8XME, Atik 460ex mono and Canon 60Da/20Da cameras. Astronomik and baader LRGB, Ha, SII, OIII filters used.
Description30. Aug-2013. The best LRGB, Ha, SII, OIII M27 subs used, from the last 3 years, to produce this picture. I have in this submission changed the colors a little plus the halo around m27 have been slightly enhanced. Tools used: CCDStack2, RegiStar and Adobe Photoshop programs.
LocationMorristown, NJ, USA
EquipmentCCD Camera: QSI 540WSG Telescope: Stellarview SVR90T Mount: Meade 10"LX200R Filters: Astrodon Ha and RGB
DescriptionSharpless 2-155, also the known as the Cave Nebula, is a complex nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. It consists of emission, reflection and dark nebula components which are brought out using a combination of narrowband and broadband filters.
EquipmentCelestron Omni XLT 150 FL 750mm f/5 Newtonian Reflector & Orion 8x40 illuminated straight through finerscope. Orion SkyView Pro Equatorial, TrueTrack duel axis electronic drive & polar axis finder scope. Canon EOS Rebel T3 1100D DSLR, Baader Planetarium 2" Moon & Skyglow IR-Cut Neodymium Filter & Ziekos Remote Shutter Release.
DescriptionThis image shows the sparkling sword of Orion's belt, M42, M43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1977, and NGC 1980. This final processed image is a composition of 5x50 second light frames for a total of 4 minutes 10 seconds. ISO 400 stacked with Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 Beta 47 using 5 dark, flat, dark flat and offset frames. Processed using Sagelight Image Editor v4.4. There was no auto-guiding scope, camera or software used in this composition.
EquipmentCanon350D, TS APO65Q, UHC-S filter, CG-5, ISO 1600, 20 x 300 s.
DescriptionEnd of summer ... pelican fly away.
EquipmentKamieniec, 19.10.2012, Canon350D, TS APO65Q, montaż CGEM, ISO 1600, 20 x 300 s.
DescriptionQueen of the autumn night sky.
LocationBrallo di Pregola -PV-ITALY
Date03 Aug 2013
EquipmentTelescope & Camera set-up: Takahashi BRC 250 F/5,6 Camera CCD: Apogee 6303 Mount: Mathis Acquisition: G.Zacchi Informatic support: F. Tagliani
DescriptionIC5070: Narrow-Band image of the Pelican Nebula - Cygnus Mapped Colours of Narrow Band Image of the Cygnus region IC5070 also known as Pelican Nebula. Narrow-band filters: SII-Ha-OIII Astrodon 5nm Exposure times: SII:Ha:OIII 120:180:120 minutes - Total exposure: 7 hours
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