Astronomy Astrophoto Gallery en-us http://www.astrophotogallery.org Sun, 21 Dec 2014 03:25:52 -0500 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 The Sun - 19th. Dec. 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12985-the-sun-19th-dec-2014.html"><img title="8_Panel_mosaic_20141219_UT_09_24_66_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/8_Panel_mosaic_20141219_UT_09_24_66_.jpg" alt="8_Panel_mosaic_20141219_UT_09_24_66_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: 8 Panel Mosaic Image http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12985-the-sun-19th-dec-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12985-the-sun-19th-dec-2014.html Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:48:28 -0500 Drizzle <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12984-drizzle.html"><img title="M01noDrizvsDriz.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M01noDrizvsDriz.jpg" alt="M01noDrizvsDriz.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: This is an example of how using a process called Drizzle can improve the resolution of undersampled exposures. Both images are a combination of the same exposures where the left image didn't use Drizzle and the right did. Drizzle was developed by NASA for the Hubble Space Telescope. For Drizzle to work, the series of exposures HAVE to be undersampled (i.e. pixels are too large for the focal length of the telescope) and dithered (i.e. telescope pointed shifted slightly between exposures). Then the exposures need to be resized by 2x or more before they are aligned/stacked. In the case of these images, the exposures were processed exactly the same way, except that the exposures for the Drizzled image were resigned by 2x before aligning/stacking. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12984-drizzle.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12984-drizzle.html Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:15:07 -0500 NGC 7722 Area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12983-ngc-7722-area.html"><img title="ngc7722-32x10min-10-26-2014LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/ngc7722-32x10min-10-26-2014LR.jpg" alt="ngc7722-32x10min-10-26-2014LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: canon 70-200mm f4L at f5.6 QSI683WS temp -20C astrodon filter HA exposure 32x10min losmandy G11 &amp; autoguider maxlm pro<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12983-ngc-7722-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12983-ngc-7722-area.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:49:25 -0500 california nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12982-california-nebula.html"><img title="ngc1499HA-8x15min-8x10min-bicolorLR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/ngc1499HA-8x15min-8x10min-bicolorLR.jpg" alt="ngc1499HA-8x15min-8x10min-bicolorLR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: canon 70-200mm F4L QSI 683WS temp -20C G11 gemini 2 autoguider maxlm pro filter HA &amp; Olll exposure:8x15min,8x10min &amp; 8x15min http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12982-california-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12982-california-nebula.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:36:24 -0500 sh2-240 nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/sharpless-catalog/p12981-sh2-240-nebula.html"><img title="spagerttynebula30x15minfinal-12-3-2014LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/772/thumbs/spagerttynebula30x15minfinal-12-3-2014LR.jpg" alt="spagerttynebula30x15minfinal-12-3-2014LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: canon 70-200 f4L at 70 &amp; f5.6 G11 gemini2 autoguider maxlm pro QSI 683WS astrodon HA filter exposure: 30x15min temp -30C<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/sharpless-catalog/p12981-sh2-240-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/sharpless-catalog/p12981-sh2-240-nebula.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:28:17 -0500 Orion widefield Area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12980-orion-widefield-area.html"><img title="orionwfield40x15min-25x10minFinal-11-01-2014LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/orionwfield40x15min-25x10minFinal-11-01-2014LR.jpg" alt="orionwfield40x15min-25x10minFinal-11-01-2014LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: canon 70-200 f4L at f5.6 G11 Gemini2 autoguider QSI 683WS astrodon HA exposure:50x15min &amp; 25x10min,temp -20C http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12980-orion-widefield-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p12980-orion-widefield-area.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:21:34 -0500 SH2-155 Cave Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12979-sh2-155-cave-nebula.html"><img title="sh2-155HaLRGBcr.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/sh2-155HaLRGBcr.jpg" alt="sh2-155HaLRGBcr.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: The rains haven't stopped in the Bay Area. We need them badly but no chance for clear skies so I completely reprocessed this image of the Cave from 2012. This is minimally processed. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12979-sh2-155-cave-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12979-sh2-155-cave-nebula.html Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:20:50 -0500 IC 1871 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12978-ic-1871.html"><img title="IC_1871_Ha_RGB_121214_cntrst_1300.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/IC_1871_Ha_RGB_121214_cntrst_1300.jpg" alt="IC_1871_Ha_RGB_121214_cntrst_1300.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is a 6 hr.40 min. image taken with an GSO 10&quot; RC f/8 with AP.0.73 focal reducer on Paramount MX and ST10 xme ccd. - Data: 19x10 min in Ha (12nm) - 7x10 min. in R. - 6x10 min. in G. - 9x10 min. in B. - Apo-Len-Di observatories - Malta - Date: Ha data on 3/12/14 - RGB on 12/12/14.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12978-ic-1871.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12978-ic-1871.html Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:10:10 -0500 IC348 B3 B4 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12977-ic348-b3-b4.html"><img title="IC348_B3_B4_5b_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/IC348_B3_B4_5b_Gal.jpg" alt="IC348_B3_B4_5b_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: IC348 B3 B4 12 x 10 min Each Filter RGB 15 x 8 min L<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12977-ic348-b3-b4.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12977-ic348-b3-b4.html Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:52:46 -0500 Eye of Perseus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12976-eye-of-perseus.html"><img title="Eye-of-Perseus-LRGB_3_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/Eye-of-Perseus-LRGB_3_Gal.jpg" alt="Eye-of-Perseus-LRGB_3_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: Eye of Perseus LRGB 12 x 10 min Each Filter RGB 21 x 8 min L<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12976-eye-of-perseus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12976-eye-of-perseus.html Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:50:06 -0500 NGC1579 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12975-ngc1579.html"><img title="NGC1579_5_LRGB_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/NGC1579_5_LRGB_Gal.jpg" alt="NGC1579_5_LRGB_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: NGC1579 LRGB Image 24 x 10 min per filter RGB 24 x 8 min L<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12975-ngc1579.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12975-ngc1579.html Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:46:51 -0500 Sh2-155 - The Cave Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12974-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html"><img title="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" alt="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Sorry it has been so long since Craig &amp; I have been active here. Life happened ;-) We sold our home of 17 years and bought a new one with darker skies and it has been a very time consuming process, but so worth the effort. We are looking forward to being back and participating on this fine group once again!! Soooooo to get going again, here is the first image from our &quot;new&quot; skies..... Sharpless 155 or Caldwell 9, also known as the Cave Nebula, is found within a larger nebula complex in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away. Although dim and very diffuse, this nebula has an apparent magnitude of 7.7, visually. The Cave Nebula contains emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity making it an interesting target for astrophotography. It gets its name from the dark lane on the eastern side very near the bright curvature of emissin nebulosity, giving it the appearance of a deep cave when viewing through a telescope. Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 LRGB filters Exposure: 12 x 20min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in R and G; 9 x 10min. binned 2x2 in B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight v1.8 Ripley Date(s): Nov. 18, 19, &amp; 20, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.58 20.68; N2:20.65 clouds; N3:20.58 20.77 Temperature (begin - end): N1:19.8F 18.3F; N2:37.8F 37.8F; N3:29.7F 23.5F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Poor 4/5; N3 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12974-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12974-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:03 -0500 Sh2-155 - The Cave Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12973-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html"><img title="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" alt="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Sorry it has been so long since Craig &amp; I have been active here. Life happened ;-) We sold our home of 17 years and bought a new one with darker skies and it has been a very time consuming process, but so worth the effort. We are looking forward to being back and participating on this fine group once again!! Soooooo to get going again, here is the first image from our &quot;new&quot; skies..... Sharpless 155 or Caldwell 9, also known as the Cave Nebula, is found within a larger nebula complex in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away. Although dim and very diffuse, this nebula has an apparent magnitude of 7.7, visually. The Cave Nebula contains emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity making it an interesting target for astrophotography. It gets its name from the dark lane on the eastern side very near the bright curvature of emissin nebulosity, giving it the appearance of a deep cave when viewing through a telescope. Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 LRGB filters Exposure: 12 x 20min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in R and G; 9 x 10min. binned 2x2 in B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight v1.8 Ripley Date(s): Nov. 18, 19, &amp; 20, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.58 20.68; N2:20.65 clouds; N3:20.58 20.77 Temperature (begin - end): N1:19.8F 18.3F; N2:37.8F 37.8F; N3:29.7F 23.5F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Poor 4/5; N3 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12973-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12973-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:03 -0500 Sh2-155 - The Cave Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12972-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html"><img title="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" alt="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Sorry it has been so long since Craig &amp; I have been active here. Life happened ;-) We sold our home of 17 years and bought a new one with darker skies and it has been a very time consuming process, but so worth the effort. We are looking forward to being back and participating on this fine group once again!! Soooooo to get going again, here is the first image from our &quot;new&quot; skies..... Sharpless 155 or Caldwell 9, also known as the Cave Nebula, is found within a larger nebula complex in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away. Although dim and very diffuse, this nebula has an apparent magnitude of 7.7, visually. The Cave Nebula contains emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity making it an interesting target for astrophotography. It gets its name from the dark lane on the eastern side very near the bright curvature of emissin nebulosity, giving it the appearance of a deep cave when viewing through a telescope. Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 LRGB filters Exposure: 12 x 20min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in R and G; 9 x 10min. binned 2x2 in B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight v1.8 Ripley Date(s): Nov. 18, 19, &amp; 20, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.58 20.68; N2:20.65 clouds; N3:20.58 20.77 Temperature (begin - end): N1:19.8F 18.3F; N2:37.8F 37.8F; N3:29.7F 23.5F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Poor 4/5; N3 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12972-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12972-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:03 -0500 Sh2-155 - The Cave Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12971-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html"><img title="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/629/thumbs/sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" alt="sh2-155_qsi683_svr105_lrgb_final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Sorry it has been so long since Craig &amp; I have been active here. Life happened ;-) We sold our home of 17 years and bought a new one with darker skies and it has been a very time consuming process, but so worth the effort. We are looking forward to being back and participating on this fine group once again!! Soooooo to get going again, here is the first image from our &quot;new&quot; skies..... Sharpless 155 or Caldwell 9, also known as the Cave Nebula, is found within a larger nebula complex in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away. Although dim and very diffuse, this nebula has an apparent magnitude of 7.7, visually. The Cave Nebula contains emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity making it an interesting target for astrophotography. It gets its name from the dark lane on the eastern side very near the bright curvature of emissin nebulosity, giving it the appearance of a deep cave when viewing through a telescope. Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 LRGB filters Exposure: 12 x 20min. binned 1x1 Luminance; 6 x 10min. binned 2x2 in R and G; 9 x 10min. binned 2x2 in B Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight v1.8 Ripley Date(s): Nov. 18, 19, &amp; 20, 2014 SQM reading (begin - end): N1:20.58 20.68; N2:20.65 clouds; N3:20.58 20.77 Temperature (begin - end): N1:19.8F 18.3F; N2:37.8F 37.8F; N3:29.7F 23.5F Capture conditions: N1 - transparency: Above Avg 4/5; seeing: Avg 3/5; N2 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Poor 4/5; N3 - transparency: Avg 3/5; seeing: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA<br /><br />5 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12971-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/nebulae/p12971-sh2-155-the-cave-nebula.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:10:03 -0500 IC1396 mosaic <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12970-ic1396-mosaic.html"><img title="IC1396_APG.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/IC1396_APG.jpg" alt="IC1396_APG.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Orion58<br /><br />Description}: Data for this four panel mosaic was gathered in October of this year. Details: William Optics Star71, Atik 460ex / EFW2, Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII (all 3nm) and RGB filters, AP Mach1 Exposure: Ha:OIII:SII:R:G:B = 550m:440m:460m:120m:120m:120m. Total exposure 30.6h Color mapping: Red: 76%Ha / 24%SII Green: OIII Blue: 85%OIII / 15%Ha Dates: Oct 11, 18, 21, 25, 29 &amp; 31, 2014<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12970-ic1396-mosaic.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12970-ic1396-mosaic.html Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:08:06 -0500 vdb 141 - The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12969-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html"><img title="vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" alt="vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: The Ghost Nebula is a reflection nebula that has several stars embedded within the nebula. These stars give the nebula an eery brown color. The nebula itself consists of numerous Bok globules - areas where the dust and gas is condensing to form protostars. The dark nebula to the right of vdb 141 is LDN 1435. Within this nebula is a Herbig Haro object known as HH 157 which is probably a binary star system in formation. Also known as Sh2-136, the Ghost Nebula is about 2 light years across and 1200 light years away. The surrounding nebulosity is uncatalogued, although these dust clouds are pervasive throughout the constellation of Cepheus. In this image, North is down. This image is cropped to 51% of the original full frame. Photographed on November 23, 24, and 25, 2014, this image was made from 57 subs of 600 seconds each (9.5 hours total exposure). Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, arcsinh stretching, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction, and Feature Mask. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, screen mask invert, high pass filter, lab color, selective color, match color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, and cropping. Pixinsight 1.8 for framing, histogram transformation and star masking. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12969-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12969-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:25:18 -0500 vdb 141 - The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12968-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html"><img title="vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" alt="vdb141--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1123-1124-1125--57x600-f6--Cropped-2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: The Ghost Nebula is a reflection nebula that has several stars embedded within the nebula. These stars give the nebula an eery brown color. The nebula itself consists of numerous Bok globules - areas where the dust and gas is condensing to form protostars. The dark nebula to the right of vdb 141 is LDN 1435. Within this nebula is a Herbig Haro object known as HH 157 which is probably a binary star system in formation. Also known as Sh2-136, the Ghost Nebula is about 2 light years across and 1200 light years away. The surrounding nebulosity is uncatalogued, although these dust clouds are pervasive throughout the constellation of Cepheus. In this image, North is down. This image is cropped to 51% of the original full frame. Photographed on November 23, 24, and 25, 2014, this image was made from 57 subs of 600 seconds each (9.5 hours total exposure). Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, arcsinh stretching, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction, and Feature Mask. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, screen mask invert, high pass filter, lab color, selective color, match color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, and cropping. Pixinsight 1.8 for framing, histogram transformation and star masking. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12968-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12968-vdb-141-the-ghost-nebula-in-cepheus.html Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:25:18 -0500 Moon Clavius and surroundings <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-solar-system/p12967-moon-clavius-and-surroundings.html"><img title="moon_clavius_repro-web.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1298/thumbs/moon_clavius_repro-web.jpg" alt="moon_clavius_repro-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: This is an image taken already a while ago, but which I reprocessed recently. I think this is the sharpest moon image I ever took, and probably it will be a very long time before I will have such good seeing again. The image was taken with my Celestron C11 and DMK21-618 webcam. Visible in this image is the south pole with the Clavius crater and its surroundings. More images can be found on my site: www.astro-photo.nl<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-solar-system/p12967-moon-clavius-and-surroundings.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-solar-system/p12967-moon-clavius-and-surroundings.html Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:46:26 -0500 NGC520 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12966-ngc520-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" alt="NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken over 7 nights in November, 35 images of Red, Green, Blue, and Luminance at six minutes each for a total of 14 hours. Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12966-ngc520-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12966-ngc520-from-the-city.html Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:50:38 -0500 NGC7814 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12965-ngc7814-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" alt="NGC-7814_20141126_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken over 7 nights in November, 35 images of Red, Green, Blue, and Luminance at six minutes each for a total of 14 hours. Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center.<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12965-ngc7814-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12965-ngc7814-from-the-city.html Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:50:38 -0500 Horsehead and Flame <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12964-horsehead-and-flame.html"><img title="horflame.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/horflame.jpg" alt="horflame.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: Wide view of Horsehead and Flame Nebule<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12964-horsehead-and-flame.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12964-horsehead-and-flame.html Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:11:30 -0500 IC1795 Fishhead Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-medium-nebula/p12963-ic1795-fishhead-nebula.html"><img title="ic1795_20140925.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1296/thumbs/ic1795_20140925.jpg" alt="ic1795_20140925.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: September 25/29 2014 Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) Takahashi Epsilon 180ED F/2.8 ASA DDM60PRO CCD QSI 540wsi cooled -20 Unguided images Astrodon RGB Gen2 I-series and Narrowband Halpha 3nm filters RGB-HA: HA 18x10min, R 36x3min, G 36x3min, B 36x3min Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and Flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, StarTools 1.3, Topaz Plug-in, Paint Shop Pro X6 and StarSpike Pro3<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-medium-nebula/p12963-ic1795-fishhead-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/december-2014-medium-nebula/p12963-ic1795-fishhead-nebula.html Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:11:21 -0500 Dust in Taurus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12962-dust-in-taurus.html"><img title="B7-LDN1495_LRGB_red.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/B7-LDN1495_LRGB_red.jpg" alt="B7-LDN1495_LRGB_red.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Lizarranet<br /><br />Description}: A vast region with many dark nebulas near Pleiades Cluster Two panel mosaic. LRGB image L: 23x10m RGB: 15x5m each<br /><br />7 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12962-dust-in-taurus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12962-dust-in-taurus.html Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:52:24 -0500 NGC7635 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12961-ngc7635.html"><img title="NGC7635-3b.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC7635-3b.jpg" alt="NGC7635-3b.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar<br /><br />Description}: Tone down version<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12961-ngc7635.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12961-ngc7635.html Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:01:04 -0500 MBM 54 Integrated Flux Nebula and NGC 7497 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12959-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html"><img title="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: MBM 54 is a faint molecular cloud located about 900 light years from our solar system in the outer regions of our galaxy. These types of clouds are found at high galactic latitudes (parts of the sky away from the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy) and are often referred to as galactic cirrus clouds or more commonly the &quot;Integrated Flux Nebula&quot;. These clouds are very faint and quite tricky to photograph. The IFN was first discovered in 1984 by the IRAS infrared satellite. In 1985, astronomers Magnani, Blitz and Mundy surveyed the IFN and developed their MBM catalog of 56 high galactic latitude molecular clouds. MBM 54 is one of the closer of these IFN clouds. Also shown in this image are numerous background galaxies including the prominent edge on spiral galaxy NGC 7497 (just left of the center of the image). At a distance of 59 million light years, this galaxy is over 60,000 times farther from us than the foreground MBM 54 clouds. In this image, North is to the right. Photographed on October 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27, 2014, this image is made from 167 subs of 600 seconds each (27.8 hours). Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction, band suppression. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, screen mask invert, high pass filter, lab color, selective color, match color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, and cropping. Pixinsight 1.8 for framing, noise reduction, and histogram transformation. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12959-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12959-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:37 -0500 MBM 54 Integrated Flux Nebula and NGC 7497 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12958-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html"><img title="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: MBM 54 is a faint molecular cloud located about 900 light years from our solar system in the outer regions of our galaxy. These types of clouds are found at high galactic latitudes (parts of the sky away from the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy) and are often referred to as galactic cirrus clouds or more commonly the &quot;Integrated Flux Nebula&quot;. These clouds are very faint and quite tricky to photograph. The IFN was first discovered in 1984 by the IRAS infrared satellite. In 1985, astronomers Magnani, Blitz and Mundy surveyed the IFN and developed their MBM catalog of 56 high galactic latitude molecular clouds. MBM 54 is one of the closer of these IFN clouds. Also shown in this image are numerous background galaxies including the prominent edge on spiral galaxy NGC 7497 (just left of the center of the image). At a distance of 59 million light years, this galaxy is over 60,000 times farther from us than the foreground MBM 54 clouds. In this image, North is to the right. Photographed on October 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27, 2014, this image is made from 167 subs of 600 seconds each (24+ hours). Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction, band suppression. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, screen mask invert, high pass filter, lab color, selective color, match color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, and cropping. Pixinsight 1.8 for framing, noise reduction, and histogram transformation. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12958-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12958-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:37 -0500 MBM 54 Integrated Flux Nebula and NGC 7497 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12957-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html"><img title="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="MBM54--600-6D-NoFilt-1600-2014-1021-22-23-26-27--146x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: MBM 54 is a faint molecular cloud located about 900 light years from our solar system in the outer regions of our galaxy. These types of clouds are found at high galactic latitudes (parts of the sky away from the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy) and are often referred to as galactic cirrus clouds or more commonly the &quot;Integrated Flux Nebula&quot;. These clouds are very faint and quite tricky to photograph. The IFN was first discovered in 1984 by the IRAS infrared satellite. In 1985, astronomers Magnani, Blitz and Mundy surveyed the IFN and developed their MBM catalog of 56 high galactic latitude molecular clouds. MBM 54 is one of the closer of these IFN clouds. Also shown in this image are numerous background galaxies including the prominent edge on spiral galaxy NGC 7497 (just left of the center of the image). At a distance of 59 million light years, this galaxy is over 60,000 times farther from us than the foreground MBM 54 clouds. In this image, North is to the right. Photographed on October 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27, 2014, this image is made from 167 subs of 600 seconds each (27.8 hours). Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction, band suppression. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, screen mask invert, high pass filter, lab color, selective color, match color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, and cropping. Pixinsight 1.8 for framing, noise reduction, and histogram transformation. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment.<br /><br />6 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12957-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12957-mbm-54-integrated-flux-nebula-and-ngc-7497.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:37 -0500 M33 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12956-m33.html"><img title="M3314.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/978/thumbs/M3314.jpg" alt="M3314.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: skysurvey<br /><br />Description}: Telescope: Takahashi TSA102 @ F/6 Mount: Takahashi EM200 Camera: QSI640 Luminance: 30x6min = 3h<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12956-m33.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12956-m33.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:09:31 -0500 NGC7635 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12955-ngc7635.html"><img title="NGC7635-3.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC7635-3.jpg" alt="NGC7635-3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12955-ngc7635.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12955-ngc7635.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:17:47 -0500 NGC7635 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12954-ngc7635.html"><img title="NGC7635-3.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC7635-3.jpg" alt="NGC7635-3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12954-ngc7635.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12954-ngc7635.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:17:47 -0500 NGC7635 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12953-ngc7635.html"><img title="NGC7635-3.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC7635-3.jpg" alt="NGC7635-3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12953-ngc7635.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12953-ngc7635.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:17:47 -0500 Crescent Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12952-crescent-nebula.html"><img title="crescent_low.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/crescent_low.jpg" alt="crescent_low.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: bfredrich http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12952-crescent-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12952-crescent-nebula.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:50:15 -0500 Leo Tripplet, M65, M66, NGC3628 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p12951-leo-tripplet-m65-m66-ngc3628.html"><img title="Leo_Tripplet_Howard2_2000.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/578/thumbs/Leo_Tripplet_Howard2_2000.jpg" alt="Leo_Tripplet_Howard2_2000.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: alhoward<br /><br />Description}: Telescope: DeepSky RC10C, f7.5 Mount: AP900 Camera: FLI PL16803 Exposure: L:R:G:B 360:120:120:150 minutes, 12.5 hrs total Binning: ALL Unbinned Software: MaximDL, CCD Stack2, Photoshop CS6, PixInsight 8 Locations: DARC Observatory, CA Dates: Jan-2014 to Apr-2014 Conditions: Mostly Clear<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p12951-leo-tripplet-m65-m66-ngc3628.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p12951-leo-tripplet-m65-m66-ngc3628.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:04:03 -0500 NGC7635 reprocessed <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12950-ngc7635-reprocessed.html"><img title="HhpHSOLRGBn7635t12.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HhpHSOLRGBn7635t12.jpg" alt="HhpHSOLRGBn7635t12.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: I have taken more exposures with the Ha, SII, and OIII filters and combined them with the exposures I took last so I now have between 20 and 30 exposures for each filter. I also came up with a way to tighten the stars and enhance the weak SII image.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12950-ngc7635-reprocessed.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12950-ngc7635-reprocessed.html Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:50:53 -0500 M71 and SH2-84 in Sagitta <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-cluster/p12949-m71-and-sh2-84-in-sagitta.html"><img title="m71_sh2-84_20140915.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1289/thumbs/m71_sh2-84_20140915.jpg" alt="m71_sh2-84_20140915.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: Immagine di Cristina e Fiorenzo Mazzotti 15/24 September 2014 Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) Takahashi Epsilon 180ED ASA DDM60PRO Unguided images CCD QSI 540wsi cooled -20 RGB Astrodon Gen2 I-series and Narrowband 3nm filters. HA-RGB: HA 16x10min, R 13x3min, G 13x3min, B 14x3min. Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and Flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, StarTools1.3, Photoshop Cs2, Paint Shop ProX6 and Topaz Plug-in.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-cluster/p12949-m71-and-sh2-84-in-sagitta.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-cluster/p12949-m71-and-sh2-84-in-sagitta.html Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:17:24 -0500 NGC 1499 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12948-ngc-1499.html"><img title="NGC14991.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC14991.jpg" alt="NGC14991.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12948-ngc-1499.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12948-ngc-1499.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:51:47 -0500 NGC 1499 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12947-ngc-1499.html"><img title="NGC14991.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC14991.jpg" alt="NGC14991.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12947-ngc-1499.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12947-ngc-1499.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:51:47 -0500 NGC 1499 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12946-ngc-1499.html"><img title="NGC14991.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC14991.jpg" alt="NGC14991.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12946-ngc-1499.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12946-ngc-1499.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:51:47 -0500 M31 Andromeda galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12945-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html"><img title="M31_sept2014-web.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31_sept2014-web.jpg" alt="M31_sept2014-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: In September I took imagery of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Last week I decided to extend the H-alpha data and reprocess the data. The galaxy came out quite a lot better in this new image. More imagery can be found at my site: www.astro-photo.nl Telescope: TMB-92 Camera: QSI-583ws Mount: NEQ-6 with OAG Exposures: 19x300s L 3x300s B 9x300s R,G 9x900s Ha ; 12x1200s Ha Total: 9,6 hours http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12945-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12945-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:20 -0500 M31 Andromeda galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12944-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html"><img title="M31_sept2014-web.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31_sept2014-web.jpg" alt="M31_sept2014-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: In September I took imagery of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Last week I decided to extend the H-alpha data and reprocess the data. The galaxy came out quite a lot better in this new image. More imagery can be found at my site: www.astro-photo.nl Telescope: TMB-92 Camera: QSI-583ws Mount: NEQ-6 with OAG Exposures: 19x300s L 3x300s B 9x300s R,G 9x900s Ha ; 12x1200s Ha Total: 9,6 hours<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12944-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12944-m31-andromeda-galaxy.html Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:20 -0500 IC63 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ic-catalog/p12943-ic63.html"><img title="HSORGBic63t03.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/776/thumbs/HSORGBic63t03.jpg" alt="HSORGBic63t03.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Though I took Ha, SII, and OIII exposures of IC63, it was barely visible on the OIII image, so using the Hubble Platte was not possible. I tried different combinations of the Ha and SII images to create a blue layer, but none worked very well. So this image is a combination of the Ha as the red and the SII as the green. The stars are colorized using an RGB image. It might have been best to just have gone with a black &amp; white image using the Ha image. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ic-catalog/p12943-ic63.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ic-catalog/p12943-ic63.html Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:37:37 -0500 The Sun - 19th. Nov. 2014 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12942-the-sun-19th-nov-2014.html"><img title="7_Panel_mosaic19112014_14-25_Prcdx66_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/7_Panel_mosaic19112014_14-25_Prcdx66_.jpg" alt="7_Panel_mosaic19112014_14-25_Prcdx66_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is a 7 panel mosaic image of the Sun showing sunspot AR2209 (ex. AR2192).<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12942-the-sun-19th-nov-2014.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12942-the-sun-19th-nov-2014.html Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:46:19 -0500 M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12960-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html"><img title="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" alt="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Once known as the Great Andromeda Nebula, M31 is the dominant galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies that includes our own Milky Way galaxy. Typical of large spiral galaxies, M31 is believed to contain on the order of a trillion stars. The galaxy also shows beautiful red HII regions along the spiral arms. At a comparatively close 2.5 million light years, the galaxy has the distinction of being the very farthest object we Earthlings can see with our naked eyes. At magnitude 3.4, the galaxy is easily visible from even modestly light polluted skies. M31 has two dwarf elliptical satellite galaxies that are easily visible in this image. M32 is the small fuzzy patch just above the main galaxy, while M110 is the larger galaxy just below M31. In this image, North is to the right Photographed on October 16 and 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014, this image is made from 20+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, hue and saturation colorizing and adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12960-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12960-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:26:52 -0500 M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12941-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html"><img title="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" alt="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Once known as the Great Andromeda Nebula, M31 is the dominant galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies that includes our own Milky Way galaxy. Typical of large spiral galaxies, M31 is believed to contain on the order of a trillion stars. The galaxy also shows beautiful red HII regions along the spiral arms. At a comparatively close 2.5 million light years, the galaxy has the distinction of being the very farthest object we Earthlings can see with our naked eyes. At magnitude 3.4, the galaxy is easily visible from even modestly light polluted skies. M31 has two dwarf elliptical satellite galaxies that are easily visible in this image. M32 is the small fuzzy patch just above the main galaxy, while M110 is the larger galaxy just below M31. In this image, North is to the right Photographed on October 16 and 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014, this image is made from 20+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, hue and saturation colorizing and adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12941-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12941-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:26:52 -0500 M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12940-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html"><img title="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" alt="M31--600-6D-NoFilt-200-2014-1016-1028-1114--44x600--86x600-f6-Ha-71x600---2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Once known as the Great Andromeda Nebula, M31 is the dominant galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies that includes our own Milky Way galaxy. Typical of large spiral galaxies, M31 is believed to contain on the order of a trillion stars. The galaxy also shows beautiful red HII regions along the spiral arms. At a comparatively close 2.5 million light years, the galaxy has the distinction of being the very farthest object we Earthlings can see with our naked eyes. At magnitude 3.4, the galaxy is easily visible from even modestly light polluted skies. M31 has two dwarf elliptical satellite galaxies that are easily visible in this image. M32 is the small fuzzy patch just above the main galaxy, while M110 is the larger galaxy just below M31. In this image, North is to the right Photographed on October 16 and 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014, this image is made from 20+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, hue and saturation colorizing and adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment.<br /><br />6 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12940-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12940-m31-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-hargb.html Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:26:52 -0500 Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 in HaOIIIRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12939-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html"><img title="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Covering over six square degrees in the constellation of Cepheus, NGC 7822 and Cederblad 214 (aka Sh2-171) form a large molecular cloud and star forming region. NGC 7822 forms the faint northern arch at the top of the image, while Cederblad 214 is the brighter nebula towards the bottom. This field of view is filled with a multitude of young stars born from the hydrogen gas in the cloud. These young stars also form several clusters within the nebula. The cluster Berkeley 59 is located at the heart of Cederblad 214, while NGC 7762 is towards the upper right of the nebula &quot;ring&quot; Within Cederblad 214 is one of the hottest known stars in our stellar neighborhood. With a temperature of almost 45,000 degrees Kelvin, BD+66 1673 is over 100,000 times more luminous than our own Sun. Also contained within Cederblad 214 are numerous Bok globules - areas of of condensing gas from which young protostars are created. In this image, North is up. This image is cropped to 92% of the original image. Photographed on September 24, 27, 29, and 30, 2014 and October 1 and 15, 2014, this image is made from 43+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, star shrinking, screen mask invert, lab color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching and framing. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12939-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12939-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:43:16 -0500 Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 in HaOIIIRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12938-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html"><img title="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Covering over six square degrees in the constellation of Cepheus, NGC 7822 and Cederblad 214 (aka Sh2-171) form a large molecular cloud and star forming region. NGC 7822 forms the faint northern arch at the top of the image, while Cederblad 214 is the brighter nebula towards the bottom. This field of view is filled with a multitude of young stars born from the hydrogen gas in the cloud. These young stars also form several clusters within the nebula. The cluster Berkeley 59 is located at the heart of Cederblad 214, while NGC 7762 is towards the upper right of the nebula &quot;ring&quot; Within Cederblad 214 is one of the hottest known stars in our stellar neighborhood. With a temperature of almost 45,000 degrees Kelvin, BD+66 1673 is over 100,000 times more luminous than our own Sun. Also contained within Cederblad 214 are numerous Bok globules - areas of of condensing gas from which young protostars are created. In this image, North is up. This image is cropped to 92% of the original image. Photographed on September 24, 27, 29, and 30, 2014 and October 1 and 15, 2014, this image is made from 43+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, star shrinking, screen mask invert, lab color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching and framing. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12938-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12938-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:43:16 -0500 Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 in HaOIIIRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12937-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html"><img title="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" alt="CED214--600-6D-Ha-1600-2014-0930-1001-1015---137x600-f4--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: Covering over six square degrees in the constellation of Cepheus, NGC 7822 and Cederblad 214 (aka Sh2-171) form a large molecular cloud and star forming region. NGC 7822 forms the faint northern arch at the top of the image, while Cederblad 214 is the brighter nebula towards the bottom. This field of view is filled with a multitude of young stars born from the hydrogen gas in the cloud. These young stars also form several clusters within the nebula. The cluster Berkeley 59 is located at the heart of Cederblad 214, while NGC 7762 is towards the upper right of the nebula &quot;ring&quot; Within Cederblad 214 is one of the hottest known stars in our stellar neighborhood. With a temperature of almost 45,000 degrees Kelvin, BD+66 1673 is over 100,000 times more luminous than our own Sun. Also contained within Cederblad 214 are numerous Bok globules - areas of of condensing gas from which young protostars are created. In this image, North is up. This image is cropped to 92% of the original image. Photographed on September 24, 27, 29, and 30, 2014 and October 1 and 15, 2014, this image is made from 43+ hours of total exposure. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control. Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star shrinking and halo reduction, smoothing and noise reduction. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, star shrinking, screen mask invert, lab color, saturation adjustments, lens correction, cropping and selective color. Pixinsight 1.8 for additional stretching and framing. HLVG for additional color correction, Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing, Focus Magic for focus restoration. Registar for stack alignment.<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12937-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12937-cederblad-214-and-ngc-7822-in-haoiiirgb.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19:43:16 -0500 NGC 6888 Crescent nebula wide field <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-widefield/p12936-ngc-6888-crescent-nebula-wide-field.html"><img title="ngc6888-wf_20140928.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1288/thumbs/ngc6888-wf_20140928.jpg" alt="ngc6888-wf_20140928.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: September/October 2014 Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) Jupiter 200mm F/4.8 Lens ASA DDM60PRO CCD QSI 583ws cooled -20 Unguided images Astrodon RGB Gen2 E-series, Narrowband Halpha 5nm and OIII 5nm filters RGB-HA-OIII: HA 21x10min, OIII 20x10min, R 18x5min, G 24x5min, B 18x5min Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and Flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart4, StarTools 1.3, Topaz Plug-in and Paint Shop Pro X6<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-widefield/p12936-ngc-6888-crescent-nebula-wide-field.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/november-2014-easy-widefield/p12936-ngc-6888-crescent-nebula-wide-field.html Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:27:28 -0500