Astronomy Astrophoto Gallery en-us http://www.astrophotogallery.org Wed, 27 May 2015 11:34:27 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 M8 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13345-m8.html"><img title="cacoon.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/cacoon.jpg" alt="cacoon.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13345-m8.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13345-m8.html Wed, 27 May 2015 09:31:32 -0400 M83 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13341-m83.html"><img title="M831.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M831.jpg" alt="M831.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: Southern Pinwheel http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13341-m83.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13341-m83.html Sun, 24 May 2015 12:53:50 -0400 m101 pinwheel galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13340-m101-pinwheel-galaxy.html"><img title="m101_pinwheel_galaxy_lrgb_x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/m101_pinwheel_galaxy_lrgb_x.jpg" alt="m101_pinwheel_galaxy_lrgb_x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: lum 21 im @ 10 min ha 6 im @ 10 min red 8 im @ 10 min each green 6 im @ 10 min each blue 8 im @ 10 min each 06-12-may 2015 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13340-m101-pinwheel-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13340-m101-pinwheel-galaxy.html Fri, 22 May 2015 07:24:49 -0400 Messier 101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13338-messier-101.html"><img title="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" alt="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman<br /><br />Description}: 25@600sec Processed with Startools http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13338-messier-101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13338-messier-101.html Wed, 20 May 2015 09:35:38 -0400 Messier 101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13337-messier-101.html"><img title="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" alt="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13337-messier-101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13337-messier-101.html Wed, 20 May 2015 09:35:38 -0400 Messier 101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13336-messier-101.html"><img title="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" alt="M101-Final_Medium_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman<br /><br />Description}: 25@600sec Processed with StarTools http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13336-messier-101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13336-messier-101.html Wed, 20 May 2015 09:35:38 -0400 Leo Triplet <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13335-leo-triplet.html"><img title="Leo_triplet_LLRGBfilter_5_18_2015_final3LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/768/thumbs/Leo_triplet_LLRGBfilter_5_18_2015_final3LR.jpg" alt="Leo_triplet_LLRGBfilter_5_18_2015_final3LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: TMB triplet f6 losmandy G11 G2 LRGB 33x15min, 9x15min,9x15min &amp; 9X15min<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13335-leo-triplet.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/messier-catalog/p13335-leo-triplet.html Mon, 18 May 2015 23:34:10 -0400 M51 Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13334-m51-galaxy.html"><img title="M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" alt="M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: TMB 100 triplet f6 QSI 683WS losmandy G11 G2 LRGB 51x15min, 9x15min,8x15min &amp; 8x15min http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13334-m51-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13334-m51-galaxy.html Mon, 18 May 2015 23:27:56 -0400 M51 Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13333-m51-galaxy.html"><img title="M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" alt="M51LRGB_5-18-2015finalHDR_LR.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: orionis10<br /><br />Description}: TMB 100 triplet f6 QSI 683WS losmandy G11 G2 LRGB 51x15min, 9x15min,8x15min &amp; 8x15min<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13333-m51-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13333-m51-galaxy.html Mon, 18 May 2015 23:27:56 -0400 M88_M91 LRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13332-m88-m91-lrgb.html"><img title="M88-M91_Lan_36_c_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/M88-M91_Lan_36_c_Gal.jpg" alt="M88-M91_Lan_36_c_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: M88_M91 LRGB Taken 4/18/15 at LAAS, Lockwood Valley, CA LRGB 8 x 8 min subs for each filter. TEC-140 @ f/5.4 ML8300 AP900<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13332-m88-m91-lrgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13332-m88-m91-lrgb.html Mon, 18 May 2015 15:00:01 -0400 x <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13331-x.html"><img title="x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1328/thumbs/x.jpg" alt="x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13331-x.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13331-x.html Sat, 16 May 2015 23:24:58 -0400 One night Beneficial! <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13330-one-night-beneficial.html"><img title="y1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1328/thumbs/y1.jpg" alt="y1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />Description}: One night Beneficial! After seeing the results of only 9 photos I took tonight decided by making this wall rather than publish each photo separately since found it amazing all have come out with an acceptable quality. Each photo measures approximately 1000 X 750 pixel and the wall in the set has exactly 2992 X 2280 pixel being quite interesting to observe in full resolution. All photos were made on the night of May 7, 2015 between the 4:33 and 4:53 TU using a C14 Edge with a camera QHY 5L II colorful and IR filter 742. Photo 1: Lunar South Pole to highlight the Moretus crater in the foreground and an interesting text about this region can be found at the following link: http://astroavani.no.comunidades.net/index.php?pagina=1415107823_03 Photo 2: A magnificent view of the region's return Aristoteles and Eudoxus Photo 3: Theophilus and Cyrillus two of lunar craters best known and photographed. Photo 4: Piccolomini and Neander, but what really draws attention in this photo is the failure situated right Neander cutting a possible ancient crater. This failure known for Failure Neander was photographed in a masterly way by Wes Higgins and can be seen here: http://higginsandsons.com/astro/Pictures-iin-templets/Neander-Fault-10-29-07.htm. For those who are interested in more detailed information recommend this link: http://lpod.wikispaces.com/April+5%2C+2013 Photo 5: Capella, Gutenberg and Goclenius. The set of Rilles that cuts the region north of Gutenberg and Goclenius is an extraordinary sight for lovers of lunar topography of this adds to the Vallis Capella that seems to divide the midst of that crater. Photo 6: Posidonius is a remarkable crater due to its fractured ground, the floor fractured craters are subdivided into various types and an explanatory text can be found here: https://tellescopio.com.br/crateras-de-chao-fraturado Already some interesting information about their own Posidonius we read here: http://astroavani.no.comunidades.net/index.php?pagina=1415107823_02 Photo 7: Cauchy and its stupendous Rima and Rupes. This is also a region rich in Domes, and the main one called Dome Cauchy Omega can be seen perfectly in the picture including the orifice through which ran the magma that gave rise to it. For those who want to know more about this region suggest segunte reading: http://astroavani.no.comunidades.net/index.php?pagina=1414959683_02 Photo 8: Atlas and Hercules, conhecidíssimas craters of the moon's northeastern region. Photo 9: Jansen and Jansen Rimae. Adaptation and text: Avani Soares http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13330-one-night-beneficial.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-solar-system/p13330-one-night-beneficial.html Sat, 16 May 2015 22:51:11 -0400 HaLRGB NGC3938 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13329-halrgb-ngc3938.html"><img title="HaLRGBn3938t05c.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HaLRGBn3938t05c.jpg" alt="HaLRGBn3938t05c.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: After seeing sdbodin's recent image of NGC3938 I thought I would give it a try. It is a bit faint for my setup and bright skies, but might be useful as a comparison. Ha: 1x1 binned 600s L: 1x1 binned 720s R&amp;G: 2x2 binned 420s B: 2x2 binned 660s The image is cropped. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13329-halrgb-ngc3938.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13329-halrgb-ngc3938.html Sat, 16 May 2015 14:10:23 -0400 Messier 101 Pinwheel Galaxy M101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-hard-galaxy/p13328-messier-101-pinwheel-galaxy-m101.html"><img title="82_M101_2min_exposures_5-14-15_LXD-55_and_M101_6-14-13_108_1_min_12_in_Meade_SCT_sm_wavelet.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1327/thumbs/82_M101_2min_exposures_5-14-15_LXD-55_and_M101_6-14-13_108_1_min_12_in_Meade_SCT_sm_wavelet.jpg" alt="82_M101_2min_exposures_5-14-15_LXD-55_and_M101_6-14-13_108_1_min_12_in_Meade_SCT_sm_wavelet.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: Messier 101 Pinwheel Galaxy plus several satellites. 82 2 min exposures 10&quot; LXD-55-5-14-15 and 108 1 min exposures 12&quot; meade SCT 6-14-13<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-hard-galaxy/p13328-messier-101-pinwheel-galaxy-m101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/may-2015-hard-galaxy/p13328-messier-101-pinwheel-galaxy-m101.html Sat, 16 May 2015 13:25:23 -0400 HaLRGB NGC4051 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13327-halrgb-ngc4051.html"><img title="HaLRGBn4051t01c.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HaLRGBn4051t01c.jpg" alt="HaLRGBn4051t01c.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Ha: 1x1 binned 600s L: 1x1 binned 720s R&amp;G: 2x2 binned 420s B: 2x2 binned 600s<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13327-halrgb-ngc4051.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13327-halrgb-ngc4051.html Mon, 11 May 2015 20:02:53 -0400 M-99_NGC4302_NGC5298 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13326-m-99-ngc4302-ngc5298.html"><img title="M99_NGC4302_NGC4298_b_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/M99_NGC4302_NGC4298_b_Gal.jpg" alt="M99_NGC4302_NGC4298_b_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: M-99_NGC4302_NGC5298 LRGB LRGB 8 minute subs 9 each filter<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13326-m-99-ngc4302-ngc5298.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13326-m-99-ngc4302-ngc5298.html Mon, 11 May 2015 14:45:42 -0400 Centaurus A <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13325-centaurus-a.html"><img title="CA.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/CA.jpg" alt="CA.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13325-centaurus-a.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13325-centaurus-a.html Mon, 11 May 2015 09:59:33 -0400 NGC5033_NGC5005 In LRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13324-ngc5033-ngc5005-in-lrgb.html"><img title="NGC5033_NGC5005_b_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/NGC5033_NGC5005_b_Gal.jpg" alt="NGC5033_NGC5005_b_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: NGC5033_NGC5005 In LRGB LRGB 8 minute subs/16 subs each filter ML8300 TEC140@f/5.4 AP900<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13324-ngc5033-ngc5005-in-lrgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p13324-ngc5033-ngc5005-in-lrgb.html Sat, 09 May 2015 16:49:48 -0400 Impressive Solar Filament <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13241-impressive-solar-filament.html"><img title="20150503_UT_12-57_LEMERCER_1200.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/20150503_UT_12-57_LEMERCER_1200.jpg" alt="20150503_UT_12-57_LEMERCER_1200.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is the longest filament captured by me till now. Very impressive indeed! http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13241-impressive-solar-filament.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13241-impressive-solar-filament.html Sun, 03 May 2015 14:23:37 -0400 Hickson 44 - Galaxy group. <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13240-hickson-44-galaxy-group.html"><img title="Hickson_44_LRGB.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Hickson_44_LRGB.jpg" alt="Hickson_44_LRGB.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: The group comprises of NGC3190 (centre), a striking spiral seen edge-on, with a nice dust lane, characteristic of spiral galaxies, At the bottom is NGC3193, a good example of an elliptical galaxy. Top left is NGC 3187, another spiral, but with a prominent central bar. Top right is NGC 3185. This is a barred spiral,<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13240-hickson-44-galaxy-group.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13240-hickson-44-galaxy-group.html Sat, 02 May 2015 16:25:13 -0400 solar Prominence - 31st. March 2015 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13239-solar-prominence-31st-march-2015.html"><img title="20150331_UT11-45-LEMERCER_PROM_GROUP.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/20150331_UT11-45-LEMERCER_PROM_GROUP.jpg" alt="20150331_UT11-45-LEMERCER_PROM_GROUP.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Leonrd<br /><br />Description}: This is an impression solar prominence complex which was present on the 31st. of March. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13239-solar-prominence-31st-march-2015.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13239-solar-prominence-31st-march-2015.html Sat, 02 May 2015 16:03:09 -0400 VdB142; Elephant's trunk in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13238-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-hargb.html"><img title="VdB142inIC1396HaR30-HaR30GB-2013-1000px.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/VdB142inIC1396HaR30-HaR30GB-2013-1000px.jpg" alt="VdB142inIC1396HaR30-HaR30GB-2013-1000px.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astrovirus<br /><br />Description}: Date: August 25, 26, and 27, 2013 Exposure: Ha: 7 hours (21x 20 min), ISO800, 12 Darks, 30 Flats, and 30 Flat darks; RGB: 6 hours 30 min (39x 10 min) ISO800, 18 darks, 60 flats, 20 bias Telescope: 8&quot; Skywatcher Newton @F/5 with MPCC and Baader 7 nm Ha-filter Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD Camera: Peltier-cooled Canon 350Da (TEC@10°C) Location: Emmen, The Netherlands http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13238-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13238-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-hargb.html Fri, 01 May 2015 04:24:09 -0400 VdB142; Elephant's trunk in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13237-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-ha.html"><img title="VdB142inIC1396Ha-2013-2000px.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/VdB142inIC1396Ha-2013-2000px.jpg" alt="VdB142inIC1396Ha-2013-2000px.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astrovirus<br /><br />Description}: Date: August 25, and 26, 2013 Exposure: 7 hours (21x 20 min), ISO800, 12 Darks, 30 Flats, and 30 Flat darks Telescope: 8&quot; Skywatcher Newton @F/5 with MPCC and Baader 7 nm Ha-filter Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD Camera: Peltier-cooled Canon 350Da (TEC@10°C) Location: Emmen, The Netherlands http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13237-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13237-vdb142-elephant-s-trunk-in-ha.html Fri, 01 May 2015 04:24:08 -0400 NGC6992; The Eastern Veil Nebula in Cygnus <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13236-ngc6992-the-eastern-veil-nebula-in-cygnus.html"><img title="NGC6992-2013-DSLR-LRGBfinal-1000px.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC6992-2013-DSLR-LRGBfinal-1000px.jpg" alt="NGC6992-2013-DSLR-LRGBfinal-1000px.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astrovirus<br /><br />Description}: Date: August 3, and 4, 2013 Exposure: 3 hours and 20 min (20x 10 min), ISO800, 18 Darks, 30 Flats, and 20 Bias Telescope: 8&quot; Skywatcher Newton @F/5 with MPCC Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD Camera: Peltier-cooled Canon 350Da (TEC@10°C) Location: Emmen, The Netherlands<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13236-ngc6992-the-eastern-veil-nebula-in-cygnus.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13236-ngc6992-the-eastern-veil-nebula-in-cygnus.html Fri, 01 May 2015 04:24:07 -0400 LOMO first light; Hickson 68 &amp; NGC5371 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13235-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html"><img title="NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" alt="NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astrovirus<br /><br />Description}: First light image from my new balcony observatory (LOMO). Exposed for 9 hours and 20 minutes in 5 min subs at ISO800 with the Canon 350Da (TEC@0°C), calibrated with 80 darks, 100 bias and 60 skyflats. Processed with the DSLR-LRGB method using DSS/Nebulosity 2.5/PS CS3. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13235-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13235-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html Fri, 01 May 2015 04:24:04 -0400 LOMO first light; Hickson 68 &amp; NGC5371 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13234-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html"><img title="NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" alt="NGC5371_Hickson68_DSLR-LLRGB-2015-1500px-2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astrovirus<br /><br />Description}: First light image from my new balcony observatory (LOMO). Exposed for 9 hours and 20 minutes in 5 min subs at ISO800 with the Canon 350Da (TEC@0°C), calibrated with 80 darks, 100 bias and 60 skyflats. Processed with the DSLR-LRGB method using DSS/Nebulosity 2.5/PS CS3. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13234-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13234-lomo-first-light-hickson-68-amp-ngc5371.html Fri, 01 May 2015 04:24:04 -0400 NGC 3938 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-hard-galaxy/p13233-ngc-3938.html"><img title="n3938_16f7.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1322/thumbs/n3938_16f7.jpg" alt="n3938_16f7.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sdbodin<br /><br />Description}: NGC 3938 imaged with Meade 16 LX200 at f6.7. Exposed 8/5min lum, 2/5min RGB all2x2 binned, efl 2800mm scale 0.68 &quot;/pixel. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-hard-galaxy/p13233-ngc-3938.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-hard-galaxy/p13233-ngc-3938.html Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:28:32 -0400 m104 lrgb sombrero galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13232-m104-lrgb-sombrero-galaxy.html"><img title="m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgbx.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgbx.jpg" alt="m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgbx.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: rgb 60 min @ 5 min each lum 180 min @5 min each 18/22 april 2015 redone to remove noise http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13232-m104-lrgb-sombrero-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13232-m104-lrgb-sombrero-galaxy.html Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:04:50 -0400 m104 sombrero galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13230-m104-sombrero-galaxy.html"><img title="m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgb.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgb.jpg" alt="m104_sombrero_galaxy_lrgb.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: rgb 60 min @ 5 min lum 180 min @ 5 min 18/22 april 2015 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13230-m104-sombrero-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13230-m104-sombrero-galaxy.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:17:50 -0400 Leo Triplet with Tidal Tail and Dwarf Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13231-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html"><img title="LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" alt="LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: The Leo triplet or M66 group is located in the constellation Leo at approximately 35 million light years and contains M66, M65 and NGC 3628. NGC 3628 (Hamburger galaxy) has a 300000 light year long tidal tail that is visible in this image taken mostly at SQM 21.7. The vertically-oriented feature visible at the very end of the tidal tail is a tidal dwarf galaxy (TDG) that was discovered by Nikiel-Wrocynski et al. only last year (2014). The idea of dwarf objects forming from the tidal debris left by galaxy mergers was first proposed by Zwicky in 1956, with many such ‘recycled’ galaxy candidates now known in various merging galaxy systems, with this one the closest to the Milky Way. Pre-discovery, some amateurs (Crawford and others) apparently reported this feature to the Polish and German astronomers who then made the official discovery. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13231-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13231-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:27:43 -0400 Leo Triplet with Tidal Tail and Dwarf Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13229-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html"><img title="LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" alt="LeoTripletDecLRGB_CT_WTps1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: The Leo triplet or M66 group is located in the constellation Leo at approximately 35 million light years and contains M66, M65 and NGC 3628. NGC 3628 (Hamburger galaxy) has a 300000 light year long tidal tail that is visible in this image taken mostly at SQM 21.7. The vertically-oriented feature visible at the very end of the tidal tail is a tidal dwarf galaxy (TDG) that was discovered by Nikiel-Wrocynski et al. only last year (2014). The idea of dwarf objects forming from the tidal debris left by galaxy mergers was first proposed by Zwicky in 1956, with many such ‘recycled’ galaxy candidates now known in various merging galaxy systems, with this one the closest to the Milky Way. Pre-discovery, some amateurs (Crawford and others) apparently reported this feature to the Polish and German astronomers who then made the official discovery.<br /><br />6 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13229-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13229-leo-triplet-with-tidal-tail-and-dwarf-galaxy.html Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:27:43 -0400 M104 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13228-m104.html"><img title="M104c.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M104c.jpg" alt="M104c.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: Sombrero Galaxy http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13228-m104.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13228-m104.html Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:42:16 -0400 NGC 7000 North America Nebula Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13227-ngc-7000-north-america-nebula-ha.html"><img title="NGC7000_314e_20_min_fs-60_314E_19042015_Hydrogen_Alpha.png" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/NGC7000_314e_20_min_fs-60_314E_19042015_Hydrogen_Alpha.png" alt="NGC7000_314e_20_min_fs-60_314E_19042015_Hydrogen_Alpha.png" /></a><br /><br />by: asmatiks<br /><br />Description}: NGC 7000, North America Nebula, Cygnus Wall. Avalon Linear fs-60 imaging Atik 314E Mono Mewlon 210 ( guiding) http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13227-ngc-7000-north-america-nebula-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13227-ngc-7000-north-america-nebula-ha.html Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:09:36 -0400 m51 halrgb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13226-m51-halrgb.html"><img title="m51_halrgb_copy.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/m51_halrgb_copy.jpg" alt="m51_halrgb_copy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: red 18 im @5 min green 14 im @ 5 min blue 18 im @ 5 min ha 10 im @ 5 min lum 24 im @ 5 min http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13226-m51-halrgb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13226-m51-halrgb.html Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400 M83 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13225-m83.html"><img title="M832.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M832.jpg" alt="M832.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: 40 frames at 2 minute=80minutes ISO800 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13225-m83.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13225-m83.html Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:50:41 -0400 M83 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13224-m83.html"><img title="M832.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M832.jpg" alt="M832.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork<br /><br />Description}: 40 frames at 2 minute=80minutes ISO800 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13224-m83.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13224-m83.html Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:50:41 -0400 HaLRGB image of NGC3344 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13223-halrgb-image-of-ngc3344.html"><img title="HaLRGBn3344t15.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HaLRGBn3344t15.jpg" alt="HaLRGBn3344t15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Ha: 1x1 binned 600s L: 1x1 binned 600s R &amp; G: 2x2 binned 300s B: 2x2 binned 420s http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13223-halrgb-image-of-ngc3344.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p13223-halrgb-image-of-ngc3344.html Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:23:33 -0400 Markarian's Chain (fragment) <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13222-markarian-s-chain-fragment.html"><img title="Markarian_Chain_sm_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Markarian_Chain_sm_.jpg" alt="Markarian_Chain_sm_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Igor<br /><br />Description}: Markarian's Chain 04/11/15 Coyle field, NJ 6-inch Astro-Tech AT6RC Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph Celestron advanced VX mount, guided 50 mm finderscope, f3.2/ QHY 5L-II 23 x 300 sec; ISO800 ; Canon 1100D, full mod, cooled EXIF temperature -8 to -10C Processing: IRIS v. 5.59 and Photoshop CS2 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13222-markarian-s-chain-fragment.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13222-markarian-s-chain-fragment.html Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:00:29 -0400 M101 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13221-m101.html"><img title="M101d.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M101d.jpg" alt="M101d.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Gork http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13221-m101.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13221-m101.html Mon, 13 Apr 2015 01:57:45 -0400 Needle_Galaxy_APG <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13217-needle-galaxy-apg.html"><img title="Needle_Galaxy_APG.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/914/thumbs/Needle_Galaxy_APG.jpg" alt="Needle_Galaxy_APG.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Islandwatcher<br /><br />Description}: This is my first attempt at this galaxy . In some ways it's more tricky bringing out the details in edge-on galaxies as the viewer has a tighter area to focus all their attention on and so become less forgiving of careless processing..? Anyway..I hope this proves appealing...possibly a little green ? Location and date ;Bardsey Island ,UK. April 10th 2015 Scope; 10&quot; LX200R at f8 Mount; Avalon LFR Imaging;Canon 6D at iso1600 . 40 x 5mins 30darks and flats . Process; Stacked and Processed in Nebulosity 3 tweaked in CS4 .50% crop Thanks for looking ! Steve. Guiding; Lodestar on OAG.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13217-needle-galaxy-apg.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13217-needle-galaxy-apg.html Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:43:25 -0400 Lighthouse_Startrail_for_APG <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/earth-and-sky/p13216-lighthouse-startrail-for-apg.html"><img title="Lighthouse_Startrail_for_APG.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1022/thumbs/Lighthouse_Startrail_for_APG.jpg" alt="Lighthouse_Startrail_for_APG.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Islandwatcher<br /><br />Description}: The lighthouse here on Bardsey Island has recently been changed to a red LED in order to minimise the impact on migrating birds . The old white light used to attract the birds during periods of poor visibility and result in many exhausted casualties . The red light has also been a blessing to astronomy here...far less impact on dark-adapted eyes and astro-photography ! This shot was taken with a Canon 6D during full moon using a 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens at f4 and iso 800 . This is a stack of 2hrs' worth of 30 second exposures combined in Starstax . Thanks for looking. Steve.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/earth-and-sky/p13216-lighthouse-startrail-for-apg.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/earth-and-sky/p13216-lighthouse-startrail-for-apg.html Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:21:25 -0400 Pat and Honey <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13215-pat-and-honey.html"><img title="Pat_Honey.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1330/thumbs/Pat_Honey.jpg" alt="Pat_Honey.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: Pat and Honey<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13215-pat-and-honey.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13215-pat-and-honey.html Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:28:16 -0400 Trike and Trailer <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13214-trike-and-trailer.html"><img title="Side_View_Gal.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1330/thumbs/Side_View_Gal.jpg" alt="Side_View_Gal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: Trike and Trailer http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13214-trike-and-trailer.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/other-hobbies/p13214-trike-and-trailer.html Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:27:03 -0400 Saturn, the Lord of the Rings! <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13213-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html"><img title="xx1.png" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1323/thumbs/xx1.png" alt="xx1.png" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />Description}: I think I got last night one of my best Saturn taken in the season that is approaching. Cassini division well defined with the inclination that the planet is has become commonplace thing, but this time I noticed traces of the Encke Division and the Division Maxvel between B and C. ring The tracks have been well defined but what surprendeu me was a nearby oval possible the hexagon in the northern hemisphere (highlighted with yellow arrow). I am under the impression that the walls of the hexagon are not perfectly straight as myself had already captured in other previous years photos, however this year appear to be deformed and this is evident as well in color photos but I'm afraid it's a capture defect or processing is necessary photos of other colleagues to prove or disprove this suspicion. Avani. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13213-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13213-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:55:39 -0400 Saturn, the Lord of the Rings! <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13212-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html"><img title="Sem_t_tulo12.png" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1323/thumbs/Sem_t_tulo12.png" alt="Sem_t_tulo12.png" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />Description}: I think I got last night one of my best Saturn taken in the season that is approaching. Cassini division well defined with the inclination that the planet is has become commonplace thing, but this time I noticed traces of the Encke Division and the Division Maxvel between B and C. ring The tracks have been well defined but what surprendeu me was a nearby oval possible the hexagon in the northern hemisphere (highlighted with yellow arrow). I am under the impression that the walls of the hexagon are not perfectly straight as myself had already captured in other previous years photos, however this year appear to be deformed and this is evident as well in color photos but I'm afraid it's a capture defect or processing is necessary photos of other colleagues to prove or disprove this suspicion. Avani.<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13212-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/april-2015-solar-system/p13212-saturn-the-lord-of-the-rings.html Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:55:36 -0400 M63 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13211-m63.html"><img title="6D_M63_for_APG.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/914/thumbs/6D_M63_for_APG.jpg" alt="6D_M63_for_APG.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Islandwatcher<br /><br />Description}: After another long break from posting images here it's good to have some photons to share ! Here's my first attempt at M63...and with a new camera AND a new mount. Yikes...it's always stretching on the learning curve ! I'm just satisfied to have an image to enjoy...it even looks OK to me ! Location; Bardsey Island , North Wales , UK. Scope; 10&quot; LX200R with AP .7 reducer Camera; Canon EOS 6D (unmodded) Mount; Avalon Fast Reverse Linear Guiding;TS OAG with Lodestar ,PHD . Lights; 60 x 4mins at iSO 6400 Darks and flats; 30 each Process; Pre-processed &amp; Stacked in Nebulosity 3 , tweaked in CS4 . Comments welcome . Steve.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13211-m63.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/galaxies/p13211-m63.html Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:34:26 -0400 Messier 1 Crab Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13210-messier-1-crab-nebula.html"><img title="Figure_8_160_minutes_Messier_1_RC-6.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Figure_8_160_minutes_Messier_1_RC-6.jpg" alt="Figure_8_160_minutes_Messier_1_RC-6.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: Over several evenings, I captured a few 1 minute images of the Crab nebula (Messier 1). I accumulated 160 minutes of exposure. The Crab nebula is a 1054 supernova remnant with a neutron star pulsar spinning at 30.2 revolutions per second and emitting electromagnetic radiation from gamma rays to radio waves. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13210-messier-1-crab-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13210-messier-1-crab-nebula.html Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:57:04 -0400 Messier 43 Running Man Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13208-messier-43-running-man-nebula.html"><img title="Figure_10_61_Running_man_nebula_m43_3-17-15.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Figure_10_61_Running_man_nebula_m43_3-17-15.jpg" alt="Figure_10_61_Running_man_nebula_m43_3-17-15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: I have often imaged the Great Orion Nebula (M42) but never intentionally captured its neighbor, the Running Man Nebula (M43). The nebula was directly overhead and ideally positioned for early evening viewing. M43 is at the top of Orion’s sword. This image is from 61 thirty sec. subs and was captured on 3-17-15. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13208-messier-43-running-man-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13208-messier-43-running-man-nebula.html Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:47:40 -0400 Jupiter and Io <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13207-jupiter-and-io.html"><img title="Figure_14_Jupiter_Io_Shadow_Transit_3-12-15.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Figure_14_Jupiter_Io_Shadow_Transit_3-12-15.jpg" alt="Figure_14_Jupiter_Io_Shadow_Transit_3-12-15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: On March 12 2015, Io made a shadow transit on Jupiter. I was able to make an animated video showing planet rotation and moon orbits. Io is on the face of the disk in the first image and just leaving the disk in the second image. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13207-jupiter-and-io.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13207-jupiter-and-io.html Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:06:55 -0400 Moon Vallis Alpes area <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13206-moon-vallis-alpes-area.html"><img title="Figure_5_moon_vallis_alpes_region_2-25-15.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Figure_5_moon_vallis_alpes_region_2-25-15.jpg" alt="Figure_5_moon_vallis_alpes_region_2-25-15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jkcomeau<br /><br />Description}: This is a shot of the Vallis Alpes region on 2-25-15. Craters 3 Km in diameter were visible in the Registax 6 processed images. Vallis Alpes is a lunar valley feature that bisects the Montes Alpes range. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13206-moon-vallis-alpes-area.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p13206-moon-vallis-alpes-area.html Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:01:41 -0400