Astronomy Astrophoto Gallery en-us http://www.astrophotogallery.org Tue, 31 May 2016 05:58:50 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 M8 M20 Area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13745-m8-m20-area.html"><img title="m8_m20_area_Hafilter_13x10min_5-26-2016_final_LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/m8_m20_area_Hafilter_13x10min_5-26-2016_final_LR.jpg" alt="m8_m20_area_Hafilter_13x10min_5-26-2016_final_LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: Borg 55FL f3.6 QSI 683ws Ha filter pixinsight 1.8 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13745-m8-m20-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13745-m8-m20-area.html Thu, 26 May 2016 22:45:19 -0400 Triplet galaxies in Leo <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13744-triplet-galaxies-in-leo.html"><img title="triplet_LRGB_DBE_5-26-2016_PI_final_LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/triplet_LRGB_DBE_5-26-2016_PI_final_LR.jpg" alt="triplet_LRGB_DBE_5-26-2016_PI_final_LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: this i used my Borg 55FL f3.6 QSI 683WS LRGB filters using pixinsight 1.8 hope like it http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13744-triplet-galaxies-in-leo.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13744-triplet-galaxies-in-leo.html Thu, 26 May 2016 22:10:07 -0400 NGC 4216 - 4222 - 4206 galaxies (const. Virgo) <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13743-ngc-4216-4222-4206-galaxies-const-virgo.html"><img title="LRGB_4216_2604_250516_x_67_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/LRGB_4216_2604_250516_x_67_.jpg" alt="LRGB_4216_2604_250516_x_67_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: Galaxy NGC 4216 middle with NGC 4222 left and NGC 4206 right. At full resolution this image contains a large number of galaxies in the background - hundreds of light years away. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13743-ngc-4216-4222-4206-galaxies-const-virgo.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13743-ngc-4216-4222-4206-galaxies-const-virgo.html Thu, 26 May 2016 17:42:42 -0400 Sun in Hydrogen Alpha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-solar-system/p13741-sun-in-hydrogen-alpha.html"><img title="sun_5-18-16.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1411/thumbs/sun_5-18-16.jpg" alt="sun_5-18-16.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: 5-17-16 Sun in H-alpha with a Lunt 60 mm double stacked scope and an Orion Autoguider Pro camera<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-solar-system/p13741-sun-in-hydrogen-alpha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-solar-system/p13741-sun-in-hydrogen-alpha.html Mon, 23 May 2016 14:11:46 -0400 Moon Mars Saturn Antares conjunction 21st. May 2016 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13740-moon-mars-saturn-antares-conjunction-21st-may-2016.html"><img title="Moon_Mars_Saturn_Antares_20160521_UT2207.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Moon_Mars_Saturn_Antares_20160521_UT2207.jpg" alt="Moon_Mars_Saturn_Antares_20160521_UT2207.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: Here is an image of the Moon Mars Saturn &amp; Antares conjunction taken on 21st. May 2016 at UT 22.07. Taken with a Canon 550D and 55 mm. lens ISO 800 f/5.6 - Apo-Len-Di observatories - Malta. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13740-moon-mars-saturn-antares-conjunction-21st-may-2016.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13740-moon-mars-saturn-antares-conjunction-21st-may-2016.html Sun, 22 May 2016 05:56:25 -0400 The Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and IC 410 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13739-the-flaming-star-nebula-ic-405-and-ic-410.html"><img title="flaming16_1sm_copy.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/flaming16_1sm_copy.jpg" alt="flaming16_1sm_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Igor<br /><br />Description}: Upper left - IC 405 (also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31) is an emission/reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga, surrounding the bluish star AE Aurigae. The nebula measures approximately 37.0' x 19.0', and lies about 1,500 light-years away. It is believed that the proper motion of the central star can be traced back to the Orion's Belt area. Lower right - The nebula known as IC 410 is home to a pair of intriguing structures popularly known as the &quot;tadpoles&quot;, barely distinguishable on this DSLR image. These are clumps of gas and dust left over from the formation of the NGC 1893 cluster, and are likely forming yet new stars within them. 01/11/2016, French Creek Shooting Range (DS1) Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor with Astro-Tech AT2FF field flattener; Astronomik UHC filter + Baader UV/IR cut filter, Celestron AVX mount, Canon EOS 1100D (Digital Rebel T3) full spectrum, cooled - EXIF temperature -13 to -15C, 26 x 5 min at ISO 800. Processing: IRIS v. 5.59 and Photoshop CS2 See it at: https://goo.gl/photos/2Haf5KNZWhkJPkEV9 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13739-the-flaming-star-nebula-ic-405-and-ic-410.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13739-the-flaming-star-nebula-ic-405-and-ic-410.html Thu, 19 May 2016 19:33:51 -0400 Barnard's Loop in Halpha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016/p13738-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html"><img title="MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_20001.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1406/thumbs/MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_20001.jpg" alt="MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_20001.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is a very large image I had been working on for at least 4 years, collecting data each year when this region was available. It comprises of 38 wide-field panels taken with a TAK. 106 FSQ ED and SBIG STL 11000 ccd, + .73 TAK Focal reducer on TAK.EM11 mount. The original size of this image is 21x12.5 feet or 6.5 x 3.8 meters. Unfortunately the size here is limited. It includes (from left to right) Betelgeuse, M78, NGC 2024(Flame neb.), Bernard 33 (Horsehead neb.), M43 (Running Man), M42 (Orion neb.) and Rigel. Taken between 2011 and 2015 from APO-LEN-DI observatories, Malta. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016/p13738-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016/p13738-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html Sat, 14 May 2016 07:38:32 -0400 Barnard's Loop in Halpha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13737-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html"><img title="MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_2000.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_2000.jpg" alt="MOSAIC_FINAL_cropped_2000.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is a very large image I had been working on for at least 4 years, collecting data each year when this region was available. It comprises of 38 wide-field panels taken with a TAK. 106 FSQ ED and SBIG STL 11000 ccd, + .73 TAK Focal reducer on TAK.EM11 mount. The original size of this image is 21x12.5 feet or 6.5 x 3.8 meters. Unfortunately the size here is limited. It includes (from left to right) Betelgeuse, M78, NGC 2024(Flame neb.), Bernard 33 (Horsehead neb.), M43 (Running Man), M42 (Orion neb.) and Rigel. Taken between 2011 and 2015 from APO-LEN-DI observatories, Malta. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13737-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13737-barnard-s-loop-in-halpha.html Sat, 14 May 2016 07:30:24 -0400 Omega Centauri <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13736-omega-centauri.html"><img title="omega_centauri1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1408/thumbs/omega_centauri1.jpg" alt="omega_centauri1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Aanvat<br /><br />Description}: NGC 5139 - omega Centauri Taken at the TSP on May 5th 2016. 60 x 10sec. exposures stacked and processed in Nebulosity. 8&quot; F3.7 reflecting telescope on Meade LD600 mount. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13736-omega-centauri.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13736-omega-centauri.html Wed, 11 May 2016 15:30:31 -0400 Omega Centauri <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13735-omega-centauri.html"><img title="omega_centauri1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1408/thumbs/omega_centauri1.jpg" alt="omega_centauri1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Aanvat<br /><br />Description}: NGC 5139 - omega Centauri Taken at the TSP on May 5th 2016. 60 x 10sec. exposures stacked and processed in Nebulosity. 8&quot; F3.7 reflecting telescope on Meade LD600 mount. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13735-omega-centauri.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13735-omega-centauri.html Wed, 11 May 2016 15:30:31 -0400 Omega Centauri <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13734-omega-centauri.html"><img title="omega_centauri1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1408/thumbs/omega_centauri1.jpg" alt="omega_centauri1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Aanvat<br /><br />Description}: NGC 5139 - omega Centauri Taken at the TSP on May 5th 2016. 60 x 10sec. exposures stacked and processed in Nebulosity. 8&quot; F3.7 reflecting telescope on Meade LD600 mount.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13734-omega-centauri.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-cluster/p13734-omega-centauri.html Wed, 11 May 2016 15:30:31 -0400 Mercury Transit 5-9-16 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13733-mercury-transit-5-9-16.html"><img title="084112-50-50-40.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/084112-50-50-40.jpg" alt="084112-50-50-40.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13733-mercury-transit-5-9-16.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13733-mercury-transit-5-9-16.html Tue, 10 May 2016 19:09:05 -0400 Texas Star Party <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-widefield/p13732-texas-star-party.html"><img title="MilkyWay-GeneHunter4.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1407/thumbs/MilkyWay-GeneHunter4.jpg" alt="MilkyWay-GeneHunter4.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: admin<br /><br />Description}: Texas Star Party Wide Field using 28-70mm sigma lens at 28mm with Canon 350d modified by Thom Iwancio.<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-widefield/p13732-texas-star-party.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2016-easy-widefield/p13732-texas-star-party.html Fri, 06 May 2016 22:40:03 -0400 NGC 4039 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13730-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Try as I might I'm just not able to get the tidal tail-too much light pollution. The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039, are a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13730-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13730-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html Fri, 06 May 2016 15:23:03 -0400 NGC 4039 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13731-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_4039_20160506_C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Try as I might I'm just not able to get the tidal tail-too much light pollution. The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038/NGC 4039, are a pair of interacting galaxies in the constellation Corvus. They are currently going through a starburst phase, in which the collision of clouds of gas and dust, with entangled magnetic fields, causes rapid star formation http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13731-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13731-ngc-4039-from-the-city.html Fri, 06 May 2016 15:23:03 -0400 Sun 4-17-16 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13742-sun-4-17-16.html"><img title="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" alt="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: After a year long hiatus, we finally got to do a little solar imaging.....here's the color version. This is an image of the sun captured on April 17, 2016. The sunspot in this shot to the upper right is AR2529 and shows some nice plages and filaments around it. Some nice prominences were visible along the solar limb. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 ms Gain: 303 Length: 90 sec. @ 30fps each panel; best 20% of all frames Acquisition: Fire Capture 2.0 Processing: Register 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CC Capture date/time: April 17, 2016 @ 2:47 pm CST Capture conditions: Transparency 5/5, Seeing 5/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13742-sun-4-17-16.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13742-sun-4-17-16.html Sun, 01 May 2016 20:07:50 -0400 Sun 4-17-16 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13729-sun-4-17-16.html"><img title="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" alt="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: After a year long hiatus, we finally got to do a little solar imaging.....here's the color version. This is an image of the sun captured on April 17, 2016. The sunspot in this shot to the upper right is AR2529 and shows some nice plages and filaments around it. Some nice prominences were visible along the solar limb. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 ms Gain: 303 Length: 90 sec. @ 30fps each panel; best 20% of all frames Acquisition: Fire Capture 2.0 Processing: Register 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CC Capture date/time: April 17, 2016 @ 2:47 pm CST Capture conditions: Transparency 5/5, Seeing 5/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13729-sun-4-17-16.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13729-sun-4-17-16.html Sun, 01 May 2016 20:07:50 -0400 Sun 4-17-16 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13728-sun-4-17-16.html"><img title="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" alt="Sun_144706_4-17-16_Color_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: After a year long hiatus, we finally got to do a little solar imaging.....here's the color version. This is an image of the sun captured on April 17, 2016. The sunspot in this shot to the upper right is AR2529 and shows some nice plages and filaments around it. Some nice prominences were visible along the solar limb. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 ms Gain: 303 Length: 90 sec. @ 30fps each panel; best 20% of all frames Acquisition: Fire Capture 2.0 Processing: Register 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CC Capture date/time: April 17, 2016 @ 2:47 pm CST Capture conditions: Transparency 5/5, Seeing 5/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13728-sun-4-17-16.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13728-sun-4-17-16.html Sun, 01 May 2016 20:07:50 -0400 Sun in B&amp;W 4-17-16 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13727-sun-in-b-amp-w-4-17-16.html"><img title="Sun_144706_4-17-16_B_W_Final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/753/thumbs/Sun_144706_4-17-16_B_W_Final.jpg" alt="Sun_144706_4-17-16_B_W_Final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: After a year long hiatus, we finally got to do a little solar imaging.....here's the B&amp;W version. This is an image of the sun captured on April 17, 2016. The sunspot in this shot to the upper right is AR2529 and shows some nice plages and filaments around it. Some nice prominences were visible along the solar limb. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: JMI EV1n motorized focuser Mount: iOptron Mini Tower Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 ms Gain: 303 Length: 90 sec. @ 30fps each panel; best 20% of all frames Acquisition: Fire Capture 2.0 Processing: Register 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CC Capture date/time: April 17, 2016 @ 2:47 pm CST Capture conditions: Transparency 5/5, Seeing 5/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13727-sun-in-b-amp-w-4-17-16.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p13727-sun-in-b-amp-w-4-17-16.html Sun, 01 May 2016 20:07:50 -0400 M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13726-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html"><img title="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/620/thumbs/M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" alt="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Wow, it has been a while since we had an image to share here, but finally got one :-) This was our first session using CCD Autopilot and we are super excited that it worked like a champ. Now maybe we can actually capture more images!! M3 is a globular star cluster located approximately 33,900 light years away from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is made up of about 500,000 stars, making it one of the largest and brightest clusters, and is estimated to be 8 billion years old. It was discovered by Charles Messier on May 3, 1764 and around 1784 was resolved into stars by William Herschel. M3 has an apparent magnitude of 6.2, which makes it difficult to see with the naked eye, even under dark conditions. The small galaxy located near the 2:00 position in this image is NGC 5263. Other designations: NGC 5272; Messier 3 Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Aurora flat panel Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: Lum: 6 x 10min. binned 1x1 ; RGB: 4 x 5min. binned 2x2 each channel Acquisition: CCD Autopilot 5; The SkyX Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date(s): April 24, 2016 SQM reading (begin - end): 20.69 - clouds Temperature (begin - end): 61.5ºF – 59.7ºF Capture conditions: TRANSPARENCY: Above Avg 4/5; SEEING: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13726-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13726-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:23 -0400 M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13725-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html"><img title="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/620/thumbs/M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" alt="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Wow, it has been a while since we had an image to share here, but finally got one :-) This was our first session using CCD Autopilot and we are super excited that it worked like a champ. Now maybe we can actually capture more images!! M3 is a globular star cluster located approximately 33,900 light years away from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is made up of about 500,000 stars, making it one of the largest and brightest clusters, and is estimated to be 8 billion years old. It was discovered by Charles Messier on May 3, 1764 and around 1784 was resolved into stars by William Herschel. M3 has an apparent magnitude of 6.2, which makes it difficult to see with the naked eye, even under dark conditions. The small galaxy located near the 2:00 position in this image is NGC 5263. Other designations: NGC 5272; Messier 3 Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Aurora flat panel Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: Lum: 6 x 10min. binned 1x1 ; RGB: 4 x 5min. binned 2x2 each channel Acquisition: CCD Autopilot 5; The SkyX Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date(s): April 24, 2016 SQM reading (begin - end): 20.69 - clouds Temperature (begin - end): 61.5ºF – 59.7ºF Capture conditions: TRANSPARENCY: Above Avg 4/5; SEEING: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13725-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13725-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:23 -0400 M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13724-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html"><img title="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/620/thumbs/M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" alt="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Wow, it has been a while since we had an image to share here, but finally got one :-) This was our first session using CCD Autopilot and we are super excited that it worked like a champ. Now maybe we can actually capture more images!! M3 is a globular star cluster located approximately 33,900 light years away from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is made up of about 500,000 stars, making it one of the largest and brightest clusters, and is estimated to be 8 billion years old. It was discovered by Charles Messier on May 3, 1764 and around 1784 was resolved into stars by William Herschel. M3 has an apparent magnitude of 6.2, which makes it difficult to see with the naked eye, even under dark conditions. The small galaxy located near the 2:00 position in this image is NGC 5263. Other designations: NGC 5272; Messier 3 Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Aurora flat panel Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: Lum: 6 x 10min. binned 1x1 ; RGB: 4 x 5min. binned 2x2 each channel Acquisition: CCD Autopilot 5; The SkyX Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date(s): April 24, 2016 SQM reading (begin - end): 20.69 - clouds Temperature (begin - end): 61.5ºF – 59.7ºF Capture conditions: TRANSPARENCY: Above Avg 4/5; SEEING: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13724-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13724-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:23 -0400 M3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13723-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html"><img title="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/620/thumbs/M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" alt="M3_SVR105_QSI683_LRGB_Final_1280x968.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: templec<br /><br />Description}: Wow, it has been a while since we had an image to share here, but finally got one :-) This was our first session using CCD Autopilot and we are super excited that it worked like a champ. Now maybe we can actually capture more images!! M3 is a globular star cluster located approximately 33,900 light years away from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is made up of about 500,000 stars, making it one of the largest and brightest clusters, and is estimated to be 8 billion years old. It was discovered by Charles Messier on May 3, 1764 and around 1784 was resolved into stars by William Herschel. M3 has an apparent magnitude of 6.2, which makes it difficult to see with the naked eye, even under dark conditions. The small galaxy located near the 2:00 position in this image is NGC 5263. Other designations: NGC 5272; Messier 3 Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 Apo @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Aurora flat panel Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI683wsg-8 CCD @ -25C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Filters: Astrodon E-Series Gen II LRGB filters Exposure: Lum: 6 x 10min. binned 1x1 ; RGB: 4 x 5min. binned 2x2 each channel Acquisition: CCD Autopilot 5; The SkyX Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date(s): April 24, 2016 SQM reading (begin - end): 20.69 - clouds Temperature (begin - end): 61.5ºF – 59.7ºF Capture conditions: TRANSPARENCY: Above Avg 4/5; SEEING: Avg 3/5 Location: Portland, TN, USA<br /><br />5 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13723-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/clusters/p13723-m3-globular-cluster-in-canes-venatici.html Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:23 -0400 Gekko_Patterson_Gal <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13722-gekko-patterson-gal.html"><img title="Gekko_Patterson_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1330/thumbs/Gekko_Patterson_Gal.jpg" alt="Gekko_Patterson_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: Patterson Drive Installed http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13722-gekko-patterson-gal.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13722-gekko-patterson-gal.html Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:07:48 -0400 Sunspot AR2529 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13721-sunspot-ar2529.html"><img title="2016-04-17_Sol.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/2016-04-17_Sol.jpg" alt="2016-04-17_Sol.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Verio http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13721-sunspot-ar2529.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13721-sunspot-ar2529.html Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:54:58 -0400 M101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13719-m101.html"><img title="M101LumcombinedCorrected.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/M101LumcombinedCorrected.jpg" alt="M101LumcombinedCorrected.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: frat26<br /><br />Description}: The Pinwheel. 5 minute subs for each color on RGB all binned 2X2. Luminance was 10 five minute subs binned 1X1. This image has been reduced to about a third of the actual size. Imaging at 2800 mm with a Celestron 11 Edge HD so the stars were not perfect. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13719-m101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13719-m101.html Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:57:51 -0400 NGC2903 Barred Spiral <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13720-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html"><img title="NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" alt="NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: Managed to get an image in this uncooperative winter season and post it here (to have something to show). Added 3.4 hrs collected with new ML16200 camera before moonrise on 3/31/16 to the original 6.9hr LRGB from 2/6/16 for 10.3 hrs total LRGB collected at D.A.R.C. Observatory, Mercey Hot Springs, CA. Conditions were dark but with very poor seeing on both nights; worse on the second night. NGC2903 barred spiral galaxy in Leo about 20 MLY away and slightly smaller than the Milky Way. Thanks for looking. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13720-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13720-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:42:13 -0400 NGC2903 Barred Spiral <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13718-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html"><img title="NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" alt="NGC2903LRGBps1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: Managed to get an image in this uncooperative winter season and post it here (to have something to show). Added 3.4 hrs collected with new ML16200 camera before moonrise on 3/31/16 to the original 6.9hr LRGB from 2/6/16 for 10.3 hrs total LRGB collected at D.A.R.C. Observatory, Mercey Hot Springs, CA. Conditions were dark but with very poor seeing on both nights; worse on the second night. NGC2903 barred spiral galaxy in Leo about 20 MLY away and slightly smaller than the Milky Way. Thanks for looking. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13718-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13718-ngc2903-barred-spiral.html Sun, 10 Apr 2016 13:42:13 -0400 Jupiter + Europa &amp; Io. And small Red Spot <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13717-jupiter-europa-amp-io-and-small-red-spot.html"><img title="20160804_UT_20_00.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/20160804_UT_20_00.jpg" alt="20160804_UT_20_00.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is an 18min. data in RGB of Jupiter (6 min. per channel) and de-rotated with WinJupos. UT. 20.00.09 on 8th. April 2016. An interesting feature is a small Red Spot at the lower right hand corner of the planet. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13717-jupiter-europa-amp-io-and-small-red-spot.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13717-jupiter-europa-amp-io-and-small-red-spot.html Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:56:39 -0400 M-67 with Sol Twin from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13716-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" alt="M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 miles from a Ralphs Shopping Center. M67 has more than 100 stars similar to the Sun, and countless red giants. YPB 1194 is the twin of our own star http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13716-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13716-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:08:39 -0400 M-67 with Sol Twin from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13715-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" alt="M-67_20160401_C-8_f6-Marked.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 miles from a Ralphs Shopping Center. M67 has more than 100 stars similar to the Sun, and countless red giants. YPB 1194 is the twin of our own star http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13715-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13715-m-67-with-sol-twin-from-the-city.html Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:08:39 -0400 NGC 3242 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13714-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. NGC 3242, commonly known as the Ghost of Jupiter, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra. William Herschel discovered the nebula on February 7, 1785, and cataloged it as H IV.27. John Herschel observed it from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in the 1830s, and numbered it as h 3248, and included it in the 1864 General Catalogue as GC 2102; this became NGC 3242 in J. L. E. Dreyer's New General Catalogue of 1888. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13714-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13714-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:40:24 -0400 NGC 3242 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13713-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_3242_20160401_C-8_f6_Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. NGC 3242, commonly known as the Ghost of Jupiter, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Hydra. William Herschel discovered the nebula on February 7, 1785, and cataloged it as H IV.27. John Herschel observed it from the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, in the 1830s, and numbered it as h 3248, and included it in the 1864 General Catalogue as GC 2102; this became NGC 3242 in J. L. E. Dreyer's New General Catalogue of 1888. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13713-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13713-ngc-3242-from-the-city.html Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:40:24 -0400 jupiter rgb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13712-jupiter-rgb.html"><img title="jupiter_rgb3.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/jupiter_rgb3.jpg" alt="jupiter_rgb3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: jupiter rgb @ 2 min each filter derotate with winjupos 2016-03-30<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13712-jupiter-rgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13712-jupiter-rgb.html Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:21:09 -0400 M-96 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13711-m-96-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" alt="M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Messier 96 (also known as M96 or NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo(the Lion). It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on March 20, 1781. After communicating his finding, French astronomer Charles Messier confirmed the finding four days later and added it to his catalogue of nebulous objects. Finding this object is extremely difficult with binoculars. With a telescope of 25.4 cm (10.0 in) aperture, the galaxy is visible as a 3 × 5 arcminute halo with a brighter core region http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13711-m-96-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13711-m-96-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:47:10 -0400 M-96 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13710-m-96-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" alt="M-96_20160327_C-8_f61.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Messier 96 (also known as M96 or NGC 3368) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo(the Lion). It was discovered by French astronomer Pierre Méchain on March 20, 1781. After communicating his finding, French astronomer Charles Messier confirmed the finding four days later and added it to his catalogue of nebulous objects. Finding this object is extremely difficult with binoculars. With a telescope of 25.4 cm (10.0 in) aperture, the galaxy is visible as a 3 × 5 arcminute halo with a brighter core region http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13710-m-96-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13710-m-96-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:47:10 -0400 NGC 2261 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13709-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken March 26 from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralph Shopping Center. NGC 2261 (also known as Hubble's Variable Nebula or Caldwell 46) is a variable nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. NGC 2261 was imaged as Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope's first light by Edwin Hubble on January 26, 1949, some 20 years after the Palomar Observatory project began in 1928. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13709-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13709-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:41:24 -0400 NGC 2261 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13708-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html"><img title="NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" alt="NGC_2261_20160327-C-8_f6-Cropped.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken March 26 from home less than 1/4 mile from a Ralph Shopping Center. NGC 2261 (also known as Hubble's Variable Nebula or Caldwell 46) is a variable nebula located in the constellation Monoceros. NGC 2261 was imaged as Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope's first light by Edwin Hubble on January 26, 1949, some 20 years after the Palomar Observatory project began in 1928. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13708-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13708-ngc-2261-from-the-city.html Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:41:24 -0400 Object by Sirius <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13707-object-by-sirius.html"><img title="Star-Sirius_20160324-C-8_f6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Star-Sirius_20160324-C-8_f6.jpg" alt="Star-Sirius_20160324-C-8_f6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken two nights worth of images of Sirius and the first night discovered an object next to Sirius, it was only a total of 5 minutes worth of 30 sec Luminance. The second night I took Luminance, Red, Green Blue for a total of 80 minutes worth of images. The object had moved. Any one else see it??<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13707-object-by-sirius.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13707-object-by-sirius.html Fri, 25 Mar 2016 22:30:56 -0400 jupiter rgb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13701-jupiter-rgb.html"><img title="jupiter_rgb2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/jupiter_rgb2.jpg" alt="jupiter_rgb2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: rgb @ 2 min each deroted in winjupos 2016-03-19 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13701-jupiter-rgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13701-jupiter-rgb.html Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:52:15 -0400 Jupiter and Great Read Spot <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13700-jupiter-and-great-read-spot.html"><img title="Jupiter_Tv15s_400iso_944x632_20160317-00h22m20s_g3_ap40_Drizzle15Wav1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Jupiter_Tv15s_400iso_944x632_20160317-00h22m20s_g3_ap40_Drizzle15Wav1.jpg" alt="Jupiter_Tv15s_400iso_944x632_20160317-00h22m20s_g3_ap40_Drizzle15Wav1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: StevenWissler<br /><br />Description}: Jupiter and Great Read Spot captured on 3/17/2016 Captured with BackyardEOS, Stacked with AutoStakkert, processed in registax and photoshop http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13700-jupiter-and-great-read-spot.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13700-jupiter-and-great-read-spot.html Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:19:59 -0400 saturn rgb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13698-saturn-rgb.html"><img title="saturn_rgb2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/saturn_rgb2.jpg" alt="saturn_rgb2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: rgb @ 2 min each 2016-03-20 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13698-saturn-rgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13698-saturn-rgb.html Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:06:03 -0400 Lunar Mosaic <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13697-lunar-mosaic.html"><img title="Moon_Tv15s_400iso_928x616_20160316-20h09m12s_g3_ap431_stitch_Color_MSC.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Moon_Tv15s_400iso_928x616_20160316-20h09m12s_g3_ap431_stitch_Color_MSC.jpg" alt="Moon_Tv15s_400iso_928x616_20160316-20h09m12s_g3_ap431_stitch_Color_MSC.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: StevenWissler<br /><br />Description}: This is a 12 frame mosaic shot on Wed night. Each frame is from a video captured with the Canon T1i, then aligned and stacked in Autostakkert, then processed with Astra Image Deconvolution Studio, then stitched together with Microsoft Image Composite Editor<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13697-lunar-mosaic.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13697-lunar-mosaic.html Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:11:34 -0400 Gyulbudaghian's nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13696-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html"><img title="LBN468_1200.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/LBN468_1200.jpg" alt="LBN468_1200.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Ginge<br /><br />Description}: Slightly above and to the right of the center of this image is an object called Gyulbudaghian's Nebula, named after Armenian astronomer Armen Gyuldubaghian who discovered it in 1977. This bright yellowish, fan-shaped structure is a so-called Herbig-Haro object, which means it is a newborn star (in this case PV Cephei) shooting out two jets of gas in opposite directions from it's north and south poles. In this image we can only see one of the jets as the other one is mostly obscured by dark molecular dust. This object catalogued HH215 or GN 20.45.4, is actually changing in intensity over only a few years, which is quite fast in astronomical timescales. Luckily, the HH215 was really bright at the time of these exposures. IN images shot as close as 2012 the fan is much less visible. The dark and dusty nebulae stretching downwards from the center of the image is called LBN 468 and contains amongst others LDN1158, LDN1157, LDN1148, LDN1155 and Rno 124 Cepheus. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13696-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13696-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:03:08 -0400 Gyulbudaghian's nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13695-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html"><img title="LBN468_1200.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/LBN468_1200.jpg" alt="LBN468_1200.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Ginge<br /><br />Description}: Slightly above and to the right of the center of this image is an object called Gyulbudaghian's Nebula, named after Armenian astronomer Armen Gyuldubaghian who discovered it in 1977. This bright yellowish, fan-shaped structure is a so-called Herbig-Haro object, which means it is a newborn star (in this case PV Cephei) shooting out two jets of gas in opposite directions from it's north and south poles. In this image we can only see one of the jets as the other one is mostly obscured by dark molecular dust. This object catalogued HH215 or GN 20.45.4, is actually changing in intensity over only a few years, which is quite fast in astronomical timescales. Luckily, the HH215 was really bright at the time of these exposures. IN images shot as close as 2012 the fan is much less visible. The dark and dusty nebulae stretching downwards from the center of the image is called LBN 468 and contains amongst others LDN1158, LDN1157, LDN1148, LDN1155 and Rno 124 Cepheus.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13695-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13695-gyulbudaghian-s-nebula.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:03:08 -0400 B-35 (reprocessed) <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13694-b-35-reprocessed.html"><img title="B_35_3-16-16-Dec_Soft_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/B_35_3-16-16-Dec_Soft_Gal.jpg" alt="B_35_3-16-16-Dec_Soft_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: B-35 (reprocessed) Conditions were poor so I did a bit more work on the data. Using Deconvolution and other tools I think this one brings out the color and stars better.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13694-b-35-reprocessed.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13694-b-35-reprocessed.html Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:33:26 -0400 Orion Widefield <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13693-orion-widefield.html"><img title="Orion-WideField.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Orion-WideField.jpg" alt="Orion-WideField.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: joemorris<br /><br />Description}: Synthetic Lum HaRGB where RGB=9x300sec bin 1x1@f5.6 each. Ha=11x600sec bin1x1@f3.2<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13693-orion-widefield.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13693-orion-widefield.html Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:13:40 -0400 M95 reprocessed <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13691-m95-reprocessed.html"><img title="LRGBm95t01.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/LRGBm95t01.jpg" alt="LRGBm95t01.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Reprocessed image of M95: L: 1x1 binned 600s R &amp; G: 2x2 binned 240s B: 2x2 binned 600s http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13691-m95-reprocessed.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13691-m95-reprocessed.html Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:46:44 -0500 NGC 2170 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13690-ngc-2170.html"><img title="NGC-2170.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC-2170.jpg" alt="NGC-2170.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: joemorris<br /><br />Description}: SynLumHaRGB where RGB=22x600sec, Ha=15x1200sec<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13690-ngc-2170.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13690-ngc-2170.html Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:48:58 -0500 NGC 4565 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13689-ngc-4565.html"><img title="NGC-4565.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC-4565.jpg" alt="NGC-4565.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: joemorris<br /><br />Description}: RGB = 29x10min each SynLRGB combination http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13689-ngc-4565.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13689-ngc-4565.html Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:54:01 -0500