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PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentTEC-140 QSI 583ws NEQ-6
DescriptionThis image of NGC 4725 was made on 3 consecutive nights in the Eifel, Germany, partly from Neroth observatory. For the luminance I used all data, including the RGB. Finally I used 7,5 h of data. Exposure: Clear 24 x 10 min R 6 x 10 min G 9 x 10 min B 6 x 10 min Processing pixinsight and photoshop
DateMay 3, 2013 9:46 local time
EquipmentThis was imaged with my Astro-Physics 152mm and DayStar Quantum PE .5 Angstrom filter and Flea2 video ccd camera. These images were taken 1 hour a part.
DescriptionHi Resolution image of sunspot group 1731.
DateFebruary 16 - March 14, 2013
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 24x20 minutes (unbinned) Red: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 10x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
DescriptionThis is an image of M81, also known as Bode's Galaxy. Itis a spiral galaxy about 12 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
PhotographerJuan Carlos Casado
LocationLlers, Catalonia, Europe
Date2013 March 20th, about 19 h UT
EquipmentA 300 mm f/2.8 coupled to a Canon 5D Mark III camera.
DescriptionI have obtained this image of Panstarrs Comet (C/2011 L4) on March 20th, 2013, beginning of northern spring. It was difficult to place and coordinate my son Jokin with only 6 years old on a ladder, just 50 meters away considering also that he could not see the comet. For this image I used a 300 mm telephoto lens, so that the effect of perspective seems to look and try to reach the comet. The first quarter moon provides ambient lighting that illuminates the figure.
Date17th Macrh 2013, 7 pm local time
EquipmentCanon 300D & Camnon 18mm lens f/3.5 on the tripod.
DescriptionUnguided 15s single image with ISO 1600 taken on the evening sky.
LocationThe High Tatras, Slovakia
Date17. March, 2013
EquipmentCamera Canon 5D Mark II, Lens EF70-200mm f/4LL, USM, Focal Length 70 mm, Shutter Speed 10 sec, Aperture f/5, ISO 3200.
DescriptionI went on Sunday, March 17, 2013 for one day trip from Bratislava to the High Tatras mountains (370 km by car one way) to observe and to photograph a comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4). The comet was easily visible by naked eye, head bright as a star of 1,5 st magnitude and tail long 2-3 degrees. I will return to the mountains again as soon as weather permits. I saw my first comet Arend-Roland in spring 1957 as a 7 years old boy under the High Tatras too.
LocationGrand-Praz (Swiss Alps)
EquipmentFSQ-106 Paramount STL-11000M Astrodon Ha, OIII, SII filters Ha: 3h, OIII: 2.5h, SII: 2.5h
DescriptionIC 1318 region. The bright star is gamma Cyg (Sadr) and the dark molecular cloud is LDN 899. The open cluster M29 is on the bottom right and NGC 6910 is on the top left. This is a "true color" narrow band filter image made according to the article in the December 2011 issue of Sky and Telescope, p. 70. Although less obvious than with the Hubble palette of color, the presence of OIII regions mixed with Ha and SII in the right bottom corner is clearly visible.
LocationKissimmee Parm Observatory, Saint Cloud, FL
Date3/15/13 8:40 PM EDT
EquipmentTaken at the prime focus of the KPO 18" Reflector (F/4.5), with a Canon 60D. 10 frames integrated of 1 second exposure each, mostly at ISO 1600.
DescriptionAn improved shot of Comet PANSTARRS taken yesterday evening (3/15/13). Taken at the prime focus of the KPO 18" Reflector, with a Canon 60D. 10 frames integrated of 1 second exposure each, mostly at ISO 1600. The comet was about 10-12 degrees off the horizon.
LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Date13 March 2013 NZDT 21:51
EquipmentTakahashi E-180ED 500 mm f/2.8 astrograph and Canon 60Da.
DescriptionI was waiting the fine weather for a week until 13 March. The sky was clear enough to capture the detail picture of Comet Lemmon whilst it was closed at max brightness mag 4.4. I used Takahashi E-180ED 500 mm f/2.8 astrograph to reveal its spectacular feature of its tail. Obviously, its tail was developed into a longer span with more than 7 degrees The detail enhancement picture was taken by Canon 60Da ISO 1600, 93s exposue at 13 March 2013, NZDT 21:51.
PhotographerJohn Van't Land
LocationEast Gallup, New Mexico
Date3/12/2013 8:18PM Local Time
EquipmentCanon 5D MkIII, Canon 70-200 L II f/2.8 at 200 mm, tripod
DescriptionComet Pan-STARRS over Gallup, New Mexico on the night of March 12, 2013.