Astronomy Astrophoto Gallery en-us http://www.astrophotogallery.org Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:46:51 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 NGC 6543 - Cat <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12748-ngc-6543-cat.html"><img title="L_C_Ha_OIII_RHa_GOIII_B0III_260714_FINAL_280714.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/L_C_Ha_OIII_RHa_GOIII_B0III_260714_FINAL_280714.jpg" alt="L_C_Ha_OIII_RHa_GOIII_B0III_260714_FINAL_280714.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: In my opinion, this is one of the most complicated nebulae to process due to its bright core. In this case the core (just the core) was imaged with a C8 at F/20 with 2 X barlow. This is a 20 hour data image using Clear - Halpha - OIII filters for the Lum, Plus RGB filters. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12748-ngc-6543-cat.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12748-ngc-6543-cat.html Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:30:11 -0400 NGV7293 HaOIIIRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12747-ngv7293-haoiiirgb.html"><img title="HaOIIIRGBn7293t05.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HaOIIIRGBn7293t05.jpg" alt="HaOIIIRGBn7293t05.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Ha: 1x1 binned 600s and 2x2 binned 600s OIII: 2x2 binned 600s R, G, &amp; B: 2x2 binned 120s Ha red, OIII blue, 20% Ha plus 80% OIII green. RGB used just to colorize the stars. NGC7293 is too far south and in the glow of Washington DC that I can only take short exposures for the RGB, so I was only able to colorize a few of the stars. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12747-ngv7293-haoiiirgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12747-ngv7293-haoiiirgb.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:37:56 -0400 Orion Nebula HDR <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12745-orion-nebula-hdr.html"><img title="8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/702/thumbs/8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" alt="8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DaemonGPF<br /><br />Description}: Orion Nebula http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12745-orion-nebula-hdr.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12745-orion-nebula-hdr.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:39:25 -0400 Orion Nebula HDR <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12744-orion-nebula-hdr.html"><img title="8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/702/thumbs/8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" alt="8520086418_547b485919_z.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DaemonGPF<br /><br />Description}: Orion Nebula<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12744-orion-nebula-hdr.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/dso/p12744-orion-nebula-hdr.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:39:25 -0400 The Pillars <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-medium-nebula/p12743-the-pillars.html"><img title="m16_pillars_16f7atik2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1264/thumbs/m16_pillars_16f7atik2.jpg" alt="m16_pillars_16f7atik2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sdbodin<br /><br />Description}: Central M16, The Pillars of Creation. Meade 16LX200 at f6.7, OAG w/SSAG. Exposed with Atik 460ex mono, 5/5min lum, 7/5 min Ha, 2/5 min RGB, all 2x2 binned.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-medium-nebula/p12743-the-pillars.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-medium-nebula/p12743-the-pillars.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:18:50 -0400 M27 Dumbbell Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12742-m27-dumbbell-nebula.html"><img title="M27-Dumbbell.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M27-Dumbbell.jpg" alt="M27-Dumbbell.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar<br /><br />Description}: Cleaned-up sky background color<br /><br />5 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12742-m27-dumbbell-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12742-m27-dumbbell-nebula.html Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:01:15 -0400 NGC-6910 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12741-ngc-6910.html"><img title="NGC-6910_All-Lum_7-29-14-c.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/NGC-6910_All-Lum_7-29-14-c.jpg" alt="NGC-6910_All-Lum_7-29-14-c.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: NGC-6910 and surrounding area. I have good conditions this month and managed two images. This is the first. LRGB TEC-140 FLI-ML8300 &amp; Astrodon Gen2 Filters AP-900<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12741-ngc-6910.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12741-ngc-6910.html Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:15:26 -0400 NGC 6384 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12740-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" alt="NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken July 2014 from Home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. SBIG STF 8300m, 20 - 5 min LRGB AstroDon filters, Orion Sky Glow Filter on all, C-8 F6.3 Reducer, Titan Mount. Needs more data but will probably wait until next year--Weather-- http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12740-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12740-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:26:08 -0400 NGC 6384 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12739-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" alt="NGC_6384_20140724.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken July 2014 from Home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. SBIG STF 8300m, 20 - 5 min LRGB AstroDon filters, Orion Sky Glow Filter on all, C-8 F6.3 Reducer, Titan Mount. Needs more data but will probably wait until next year--Weather--<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12739-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12739-ngc-6384-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:26:08 -0400 M63 Sunflower Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-hard-galaxy/p12738-m63-sunflower-galaxy.html"><img title="m63_20140523.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1265/thumbs/m63_20140523.jpg" alt="m63_20140523.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: May 2014 Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) Tecnosky Apo 130 f/6.9 on ASA DDM60PRO Unguided images. CCD QSI 520ws cooled -20 Baader RGB Filters LRGB: L (syntetic, sum all filters) tot.5h50', R 12x10min, G 12x10min, B 11x10min. Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Biasande Flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart4, AstraImage4, PhotoshopCS2 and Paint Shop ProX6<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-hard-galaxy/p12738-m63-sunflower-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-hard-galaxy/p12738-m63-sunflower-galaxy.html Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:18 -0400 NGC7293 Ha &amp; OIII images <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12737-ngc7293-ha-amp-oiii-images.html"><img title="Ha_OIIIn7293.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/Ha_OIIIn7293.jpg" alt="Ha_OIIIn7293.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: This is a work-in-progress. NGC7293 is only clear of the trees in my backyard for about an hour, so getting all the necessary exposures with the different filters will take awhile. This image shows the Ha image on the left and the OIII on the right. The Ha image used exposures from two nights (5 1x1 binned 600s one night and 5 2x2 binned 600s the second) and the OIII image used exposures from just one night (6 2x2 binned 600s). I will need more OIII exposures, as well as R, G, and B exposures to colorize the stars. I am not sure it I will bother with SII exposures, since the Ha and OIII images should provide colors I would like.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12737-ngc7293-ha-amp-oiii-images.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12737-ngc7293-ha-amp-oiii-images.html Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:59:44 -0400 image4 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12736-image4.html"><img title="image4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/image4.jpg" alt="image4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: M57 Ring Nebula. Taken with itelescope.net 12.5&quot; reflector. Clear filter exposure at 10 min.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12736-image4.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12736-image4.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:07:43 -0400 M64 Black Eye Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12735-m64-black-eye-galaxy.html"><img title="M64_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/M64_remote.jpg" alt="M64_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: M64 Black Eye galaxy. Taken with itelescope.net 150mm refractor color CCD at 10 min. exposure. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12735-m64-black-eye-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12735-m64-black-eye-galaxy.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:54:58 -0400 M101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12734-m101.html"><img title="M101_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/M101_remote.jpg" alt="M101_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: M101 image taken by itelescope.net 150mm refractor with color CCD at 10 min. exposure. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12734-m101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12734-m101.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:51:06 -0400 M109 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12733-m109.html"><img title="M109_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/M109_remote.jpg" alt="M109_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: 10 minute color exposure taken with itelescope.net remote demo run http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12733-m109.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12733-m109.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:14:57 -0400 M109 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12732-m109.html"><img title="M109_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/M109_remote.jpg" alt="M109_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: 10 minute color exposure taken with itelescope.net remote demo run http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12732-m109.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12732-m109.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:14:57 -0400 Deep Sky <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12731-deep-sky.html"><img title="m57_T11_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/m57_T11_remote.jpg" alt="m57_T11_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: Luminance exposure of M57 and galaxy IC1296 taken with itelescope.net remote 20&quot; Planewave CDK http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12731-deep-sky.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12731-deep-sky.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:10:36 -0400 Deep Sky <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12730-deep-sky.html"><img title="m57_T11_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/m57_T11_remote.jpg" alt="m57_T11_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: Luminance exposure of M57 and galaxy IC1296 taken with itelescope.net remote 20&quot; Planewave CDK http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12730-deep-sky.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12730-deep-sky.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:10:36 -0400 Deep Sky <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12729-deep-sky.html"><img title="m57_T11_remote.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1274/thumbs/m57_T11_remote.jpg" alt="m57_T11_remote.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: theolonius<br /><br />Description}: Luminance exposure of M57 and galaxy IC1296 taken with itelescope.net remote 20&quot; Planewave CDK http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12729-deep-sky.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ted-s-astrophotos/p12729-deep-sky.html Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:10:36 -0400 NGC6995 narrowband <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12723-ngc6995-narrowband.html"><img title="HaSIIOIIIRGBn6995t03.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HaSIIOIIIRGBn6995t03.jpg" alt="HaSIIOIIIRGBn6995t03.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Ha, SII, and OIII: 1x1 binned 600s R and G: 2x2 binned 300s B:2x2 binned 420s (RGB just to colorize the stars)<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12723-ngc6995-narrowband.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12723-ngc6995-narrowband.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:31:38 -0400 Broochi <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/night-sky-images/p12722-broochi.html"><img title="Coatps1spikes_for_posting.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/892/thumbs/Coatps1spikes_for_posting.jpg" alt="Coatps1spikes_for_posting.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: hfjacinto<br /><br />Description}: We had a great night in Union yesterday. As usual my neighbors (who are awesome) turned off the lights while I imaged. I had to wait an hour for Brocchi's cluster to clear the trees. The asterism has another name &quot;The Coat Hanger&quot; and if you follow the path of the brightest stars, you can see a ladies coat hanger. To the right is a far away open cluster NGC 6802. The coat hanger is not an actual cluster, but rather a chance alignment of stars. This image is composed of 80 images of 60 seconds each. 20 darks and 20 flats were also taken. Camera was an SBIG8300C, scope was an 80MM EON (F6.25). An IDAS LPS filter was also used.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/night-sky-images/p12722-broochi.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/night-sky-images/p12722-broochi.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:06:17 -0400 M20 Trifid Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12721-m20-trifid-nebula.html"><img title="M204.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/M204.jpg" alt="M204.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: This is my first attempt using a new Canon 1100D full modification.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12721-m20-trifid-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12721-m20-trifid-nebula.html Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:59:50 -0400 IC5068 in Cygnus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12720-ic5068-in-cygnus.html"><img title="IC5068_BiColor.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/IC5068_BiColor.jpg" alt="IC5068_BiColor.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jbozeman<br /><br />Description}: IC5068 in Cygnus Bi Color Synthetic Green Channel Ha: 9X1800, OIII: 8X1800 Camera: QHY9M Filters: Astrodon 3nm Ha &amp; OIII Telescope: AT65EDQ Mount:Takahashi EM-11 Location: Cherry Hill Observatory Dates: July 13-16, 2014<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12720-ic5068-in-cygnus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12720-ic5068-in-cygnus.html Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:27:26 -0400 Sadr Region in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12716-sadr-region-in-ha.html"><img title="Sadr_Region.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Sadr_Region.jpg" alt="Sadr_Region.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12716-sadr-region-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12716-sadr-region-in-ha.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:24:01 -0400 Rho Ophiuchi Complex <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12727-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html"><img title="Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" alt="Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) This object has been on our list for years and we are so excited that we were finally able to shoot it!! The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is one of the closest star-forming regions to our solar system. It lies 460 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus and covers an angular area of 4.5 6.5. Within this cloud is material that totals about 3,000 times the mass of the Sun. Telescope: Pentax 6x7 SMC 150mm @f/5.6 Accessories: QSI-to-Pentax adapter; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 19 x 10min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 10 x 5min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CC Date(s): June 30 &amp; July 3, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.94 20.57; N2:20.19 21.01 Temperature (begin - end): N1:75.9F 73.4F; N2:64.4F 59.0F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Lexington/Wildersville, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12727-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12727-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:08:32 -0400 Rho Ophiuchi Complex <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12715-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html"><img title="Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" alt="Rho_QSI_Pentax150_v2_LRGB_CR_Final2_1280x956.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) This object has been on our list for years and we are so excited that we were finally able to shoot it!! The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is one of the closest star-forming regions to our solar system. It lies 460 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus and covers an angular area of 4.5 6.5. Within this cloud is material that totals about 3,000 times the mass of the Sun. Telescope: Pentax 6x7 SMC 150mm @f/5.6 Accessories: QSI-to-Pentax adapter; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 19 x 10min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 10 x 5min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CC Date(s): June 30 &amp; July 3, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.94 20.57; N2:20.19 21.01 Temperature (begin - end): N1:75.9F 73.4F; N2:64.4F 59.0F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Lexington/Wildersville, TN, USA<br /><br />14 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12715-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12715-rho-ophiuchi-complex.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:08:32 -0400 M17 - The Swan Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12726-m17-the-swan-nebula.html"><img title="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" alt="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) Here is one of the shots we captured. The Swan Nebula is an HII region, with a 6.0 apparent magnitude, that lies around 5 to 6 thousand light-years away in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Phillippe Loys de Cheseaux discovered this nebula in 1745 and it was catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier. Considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, this nebula spans some 15 light-years in diameter and has a total mass estimated to be 800 solar masses. Other designations: M17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Sharpless 45, Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Gum 81, and RCW 160. Telescope: Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: SW Quantum matched flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 18 x 10 min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 14 x 5 min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Date(s): July 4 &amp; 5, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:18.74 21.17; N2:18.81 20.61 Temperature (begin - end): N1:65.8F 59.0F; N2:66.6F 61.3F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12726-m17-the-swan-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12726-m17-the-swan-nebula.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:39 -0400 M17 - The Swan Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12719-m17-the-swan-nebula.html"><img title="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" alt="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) Here is one of the shots we captured. The Swan Nebula is an HII region, with a 6.0 apparent magnitude, that lies around 5 to 6 thousand light-years away in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Phillippe Loys de Cheseaux discovered this nebula in 1745 and it was catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier. Considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, this nebula spans some 15 light-years in diameter and has a total mass estimated to be 800 solar masses. Other designations: M17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Sharpless 45, Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Gum 81, and RCW 160. Telescope: Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: SW Quantum matched flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 18 x 10 min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 14 x 5 min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Date(s): July 4 &amp; 5, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:18.74 21.17; N2:18.81 20.61 Temperature (begin - end): N1:65.8F 59.0F; N2:66.6F 61.3F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12719-m17-the-swan-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12719-m17-the-swan-nebula.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:39 -0400 M17 - The Swan Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12718-m17-the-swan-nebula.html"><img title="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" alt="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) Here is one of the shots we captured. The Swan Nebula is an HII region, with a 6.0 apparent magnitude, that lies around 5 to 6 thousand light-years away in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Phillippe Loys de Cheseaux discovered this nebula in 1745 and it was catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier. Considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, this nebula spans some 15 light-years in diameter and has a total mass estimated to be 800 solar masses. Other designations: M17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Sharpless 45, Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Gum 81, and RCW 160. Telescope: Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: SW Quantum matched flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 18 x 10 min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 14 x 5 min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Date(s): July 4 &amp; 5, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:18.74 21.17; N2:18.81 20.61 Temperature (begin - end): N1:65.8F 59.0F; N2:66.6F 61.3F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12718-m17-the-swan-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12718-m17-the-swan-nebula.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:39 -0400 M17 - The Swan Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12717-m17-the-swan-nebula.html"><img title="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" alt="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) Here is one of the shots we captured. The Swan Nebula is an HII region, with a 6.0 apparent magnitude, that lies around 5 to 6 thousand light-years away in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Phillippe Loys de Cheseaux discovered this nebula in 1745 and it was catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier. Considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, this nebula spans some 15 light-years in diameter and has a total mass estimated to be 800 solar masses. Other designations: M17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Sharpless 45, Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Gum 81, and RCW 160. Telescope: Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: SW Quantum matched flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 18 x 10 min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 14 x 5 min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Date(s): July 4 &amp; 5, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:18.74 21.17; N2:18.81 20.61 Temperature (begin - end): N1:65.8F 59.0F; N2:66.6F 61.3F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12717-m17-the-swan-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12717-m17-the-swan-nebula.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:39 -0400 M17 - The Swan Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12714-m17-the-swan-nebula.html"><img title="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" alt="M17_Swan_SWQ120_QSI_LRGB_CR_Final_1280x958.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: While vacationing at one of our favorite dark sky sites over the 4th of July holiday, we were fortunate to have enough clear skies to capture a couple images. Not only are the skies nice and dark, but our campsite gave us great views of the south that we can't get to from home, so we took advantage and imaged in that region :-) Here is one of the shots we captured. The Swan Nebula is an HII region, with a 6.0 apparent magnitude, that lies around 5 to 6 thousand light-years away in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Phillippe Loys de Cheseaux discovered this nebula in 1745 and it was catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier. Considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, this nebula spans some 15 light-years in diameter and has a total mass estimated to be 800 solar masses. Other designations: M17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Sharpless 45, Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula, Gum 81, and RCW 160. Telescope: Sky Watcher Quantum 120 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: SW Quantum matched flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: 18 x 10 min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 14 x 5 min. binned 2x2 in each R, G, &amp; B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5 Date(s): July 4 &amp; 5, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:18.74 21.17; N2:18.81 20.61 Temperature (begin - end): N1:65.8F 59.0F; N2:66.6F 61.3F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5; N2 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Above Avg 4/5 Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA<br /><br />7 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12714-m17-the-swan-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12714-m17-the-swan-nebula.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:39 -0400 Solar Mosaic (annotated) - July 4, 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12713-solar-mosaic-annotated-july-4-2014.html"><img title="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" alt="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: This is a 4-panel mosaic in H-alpha light showing all the interesting activity that was happening on Ol' Sol on July 4, 2014. The sun showed off everything -- prominences, sunspots, filaments, &amp; plages. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 5.1ms each Gain: 260 each Length: 60 sec. each @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture 2 Processing: Registax 6; Adobe Photoshop CC Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; PixInsight 1.8 Capture date/time: July 4, 2014 - 2:09-2:17p.m. Capture conditions: 86.4F ; intermittent clouds &amp; windy Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12713-solar-mosaic-annotated-july-4-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12713-solar-mosaic-annotated-july-4-2014.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:32 -0400 Solar Mosaic in B&amp;W (annotated) - July 4, 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12712-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-annotated-july-4-2014.html"><img title="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" alt="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_Labeled_ANN_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: This is a 4-panel mosaic in H-alpha light showing all the interesting activity that was happening on Ol' Sol on July 4, 2014. The sun showed off everything -- prominences, sunspots, filaments, &amp; plages. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 5.1ms each Gain: 260 each Length: 60 sec. each @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture 2 Processing: Registax 6; Adobe Photoshop CC Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; PixInsight 1.8 Capture date/time: July 4, 2014 - 2:09-2:17p.m. Capture conditions: 86.4F ; intermittent clouds &amp; windy Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12712-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-annotated-july-4-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12712-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-annotated-july-4-2014.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:31 -0400 Solar Mosaic in B&amp;W - July 4, 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12711-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-july-4-2014.html"><img title="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_ANN_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_ANN_Final.jpg" alt="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_B_W_ANN_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: This is a 4-panel mosaic in H-alpha light showing all the interesting activity that was happening on Ol' Sol on July 4, 2014. The sun showed off everything -- prominences, sunspots, filaments, &amp; plages. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 5.1ms each Gain: 260 each Length: 60 sec. each @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture 2 Processing: Registax 6; Adobe Photoshop CC Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; PixInsight 1.8 Capture date/time: July 4, 2014 - 2:09-2:17p.m. Capture conditions: 86.4F ; intermittent clouds &amp; windy Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12711-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-july-4-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12711-solar-mosaic-in-b-amp-w-july-4-2014.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:31 -0400 Solar Mosaic - July 4, 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12725-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html"><img title="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" alt="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: This is a 4-panel mosaic in H-alpha light showing all the interesting activity that was happening on Ol' Sol on July 4, 2014. The sun showed off everything -- prominences, sunspots, filaments, &amp; plages. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 5.1ms each Gain: 260 each Length: 60 sec. each @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture 2 Processing: Registax 6; Adobe Photoshop CC Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; PixInsight 1.8 Capture date/time: July 4, 2014 - 2:09-2:17p.m. Capture conditions: 86.4F ; intermittent clouds &amp; windy Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12725-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12725-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:30 -0400 Solar Mosaic - July 4, 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12710-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html"><img title="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" alt="Solar_Mosaic_PinOak_7-4-14_ANN_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: This is a 4-panel mosaic in H-alpha light showing all the interesting activity that was happening on Ol' Sol on July 4, 2014. The sun showed off everything -- prominences, sunspots, filaments, &amp; plages. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 5.1ms each Gain: 260 each Length: 60 sec. each @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture 2 Processing: Registax 6; Adobe Photoshop CC Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; PixInsight 1.8 Capture date/time: July 4, 2014 - 2:09-2:17p.m. Capture conditions: 86.4F ; intermittent clouds &amp; windy Location: Natchez Trace State Park, Pin Oak Lake RV Campground, Wildersville/Lexington, TN, USA<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12710-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12710-solar-mosaic-july-4-2014.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:30 -0400 Sun in H-alpha July 6th <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12709-sun-in-h-alpha-july-6th.html"><img title="20140706_mosaico.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1266/thumbs/20140706_mosaico.jpg" alt="20140706_mosaico.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: Antares Marte 80/400 Coronado Solarmax60 BF10 EQ5 with DA2 Point Grey Chameleon Mono Mosaic of 3 images (2 for disk and 1 for protuberance) Acquired with Firecapture 2.1 Processed with AviStack2, AstraImage4 and Paint Shop Pro X6 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12709-sun-in-h-alpha-july-6th.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12709-sun-in-h-alpha-july-6th.html Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:25:22 -0400 M101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12708-m101.html"><img title="M1017.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M1017.jpg" alt="M1017.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: Orion 10&quot;/ f3.9 Astrograph G11 mount Orion SSAG Canon 450d (Stock) 20 exposures; 2', 120&quot; Nebulosity 3, Photo Shop 7<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12708-m101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12708-m101.html Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:37:37 -0400 NGC 7000 + IC 5067/70 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12707-ngc-7000-ic-5067-70.html"><img title="Mosaico_NGC7000_IC5067_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/978/thumbs/Mosaico_NGC7000_IC5067_.jpg" alt="Mosaico_NGC7000_IC5067_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: skysurvey<br /><br />Description}: Telescope: Takahashi TSA102 @ F/6 Mount: Takahashi EM200 Camera: QSI640 MOSAIC (2 panels) 10x20min Halpha 5nm each panel<br /><br />6 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12707-ngc-7000-ic-5067-70.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12707-ngc-7000-ic-5067-70.html Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:46:33 -0400 Galaxy M81&amp;M82 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12706-galaxy-m81-amp-m82.html"><img title="Mean_m81m82flat55x10minfinalLR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/Mean_m81m82flat55x10minfinalLR.jpg" alt="Mean_m81m82flat55x10minfinalLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: this data is from 12-2013&amp; 01-2014 i disappointed this data, because ccd camera not worked good a lot vertical noise, mother board changed later. i have RG Data only B filter next time. tmb 100mm f6 QSI 683ws astrodon filter L 55x10min<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12706-galaxy-m81-amp-m82.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12706-galaxy-m81-amp-m82.html Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:34:58 -0400 A magnificent view of the North Pole! <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12705-a-magnificent-view-of-the-north-pole.html"><img title="xxx.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1266/thumbs/xxx.jpg" alt="xxx.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12705-a-magnificent-view-of-the-north-pole.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12705-a-magnificent-view-of-the-north-pole.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:33:40 -0400 Cygnus Area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12704-cygnus-area.html"><img title="Cygnus-Area1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/Cygnus-Area1.jpg" alt="Cygnus-Area1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: Still have to find out the object names here. Again, same poor seeing, need another good month! LRGB ML8300 &amp; Astrodon Gen 2 Filters TEC-140 @f/5.4 AP900 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12704-cygnus-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12704-cygnus-area.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:45:59 -0400 NGC-6914 and Surrounding Area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12703-ngc-6914-and-surrounding-area.html"><img title="NGC_6914.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/NGC_6914.jpg" alt="NGC_6914.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: NGC-6914 and Surrounding Area Again, not a good night, seeing was poor. LRGB ML8300 &amp; Astrodon Gen 2 Filters TEC-140 @f/5.4 AP900<br /><br />5 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12703-ngc-6914-and-surrounding-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12703-ngc-6914-and-surrounding-area.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:44:21 -0400 IC-1311 Open Cluster <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12702-ic-1311-open-cluster.html"><img title="IC-1311.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/IC-1311.jpg" alt="IC-1311.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: IC-1311 Open Cluster and Surrounding Area Not a good night, soft seeing and some clouds. LRGB ML8300 &amp; Astrodon Gen 2 Filters TEC-140 @f/5.4 AP900 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12702-ic-1311-open-cluster.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12702-ic-1311-open-cluster.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:42:17 -0400 NGC 6888 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12701-ngc-6888.html"><img title="Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" alt="Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Orion58<br /><br />Description}: This image is first light with my William Optics f/4.9 Star71. I am very pleased with the way this OTA performs - flat into the corners and it gathers a lot of data in a short amount of time. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12701-ngc-6888.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12701-ngc-6888.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:27:41 -0400 NGC 6888 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12700-ngc-6888.html"><img title="Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" alt="Crescent_Nebula_HaRGB_v1_ModPerSR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Orion58<br /><br />Description}: This image is first light with my William Optics f/4.9 Star71. I am very pleased with the way this OTA performs - flat into the corners and it gathers a lot of data in a short amount of time.<br /><br />6 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12700-ngc-6888.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12700-ngc-6888.html Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:27:41 -0400 M-5 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12699-m-5-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-5_20140703.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-5_20140703.jpg" alt="M-5_20140703.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home, less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center, C-8 with F6.3 Reducer, 10 - 2 min each of LRGB filter and all through Orion Sky Glow Filter, STF8300m Camera, Titan Mount. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12699-m-5-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12699-m-5-from-the-city.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:26 -0400 M-5 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12698-m-5-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-5_20140703.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-5_20140703.jpg" alt="M-5_20140703.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home, less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center, C-8 with F6.3 Reducer, 10 - 2 min each of LRGB filter and all through Orion Sky Glow Filter, STF8300m Camera, Titan Mount.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12698-m-5-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12698-m-5-from-the-city.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:19:26 -0400 Lunar South Pole Apalling! <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12697-lunar-south-pole-apalling.html"><img title="B.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1266/thumbs/B.jpg" alt="B.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12697-lunar-south-pole-apalling.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12697-lunar-south-pole-apalling.html Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:08:58 -0400 The Rho Ophiuchi Nebulae and the Dark River in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12746-the-rho-ophiuchi-nebulae-and-the-dark-river-in-hargb.html"><img title="Sadr-200-450D-Ha-1600--2013-09-03--141x600--NoFilt-400-0807-0808-156x300-2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Sadr-200-450D-Ha-1600--2013-09-03--141x600--NoFilt-400-0807-0808-156x300-2048x.jpg" alt="Sadr-200-450D-Ha-1600--2013-09-03--141x600--NoFilt-400-0807-0808-156x300-2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Always a crowd pleaser, the Rho Ophiuchi nebula is one of the most beautiful and colorful areas of the sky. Rho Ophiuchi, towards the bottom left in this image, is the bright triple star that is surrounded by the blue reflection nebula IC 4604. At the left of the image, the blue star Sigma Scorpii is surrounded by an intense red hydrogen emission nebula. To the upper right of Sigma Scorpii is the large globular cluster M4. Despite its apparent association with the surrounding nebulae, M4 is actually a much more distant background object. To the right of M4 is the brightest star in the image, the red supergiant Antares. The name Antares means &quot;rival of Mars&quot;, and visual observation makes it obvious that Antares has a reddish yellow color very similar to the planet Mars. Antares is so large that, if it were at the center of our solar system, its outer atmosphere would reach to the orbit of Jupiter. Antares' strong stellar wind has created the relatively cool yellow nebula IC 4606 that seems to engulf the star. Just below the yellow nebula IC 4606 is another blue reflection nebula, IC 4605. This nebula is reflecting the blue light from the star it surrounds. This amazing field of view is punctuated by the dark nebula B44. Commonly known as The Dark River, this nebula is created from dust that is in front of the surrounding nebula and causes us to see it in silohuette. In this image, North is down. Photographed on May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 18, 19, and 27, 2014, this image is made from 95 x 10 minute RGB subs plus 74 x 10 minutes of Ha subs. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control, calibration, stacking, digital development, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, high pass filter, star shrinking, screen mask invert, lab color, vibrance, saturation adjustments, selective color, and match color. HLVG for addiitonal color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction, and smoothing. Registar for aligning stacks. This is my first light image for my new Hutech modified Canon 6D. I'm very happy with the low noise of the camera, and having a full frame camera is quite an experience! http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12746-the-rho-ophiuchi-nebulae-and-the-dark-river-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12746-the-rho-ophiuchi-nebulae-and-the-dark-river-in-hargb.html Tue, 08 Jul 2014 23:54:43 -0400