Astronomy Astrophoto Gallery en-us http://www.astrophotogallery.org Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:02:18 -0400 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 yyy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12891-yyy.html"><img title="yyy.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1266/thumbs/yyy.jpg" alt="yyy.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: astroavani<br /><br />Description}: You can see Mars, Jupiter or Saturn, that these are the most spectacular planets that may appear in the eyepiece of a telescope, and never see any change as can be seen in one night of observation of the Moon. Impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994 generated impressive and rapid changes in Jupiter's atmosphere, and the great storm of Saturn proved spectacularly for us here on Earth, since late 2010 but these events are observed once in a lifetime, so if the observer has luck and may occur in a small strip of the planet. Already the moon changes occur across its surface and continuously, these changes are due to the angle of illumination that switches on the moon approximately half a degree per hour. In the attached photo the eastern limb of the Moon is well known. The craters exist there are nearly visible, or can even be visible to the naked eye, depending on the quality of vision of the observer. Yet the picture is dominated by the crater Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;in the corner below right. To recognize it more easily simply observe the crater that has a groove connecting the central peak to its edge. The Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;is perhaps the most fascinating crater located along the eastern limb of the Moon. She is young enough to have their massive central peaks and terraces blocados reasonably preserved, but what separates it from similar Langrenus and complex craters is your characteristic interior. The trench that arises from the central peaks and moves toward the west wall does not compare to any other channel crater on the Moon. A wonderful connection that has only clue that image but that is revealed in images taken by the Lunar Orbiter probes IV and the Chinese Chang'e-1, is that the massive main channel bends slightly at the peak and continues northward (left), making it incredibly narrow. Another channel radiating southward from the peaks. As the main channel and the channel to the north, it is also wider near the peaks and thins as you get away from them. This suggests that all three are connected with the uplift peak and the center of the inner crater. Previous observations indicate that the center of Petavius&amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;, was uplifted, but to have a confirmation of data needed for high-resolution topography. Two types of materials flow in Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;and close it. The old dome located slightly below the south wall was probably built from lava that erupted and the soft shells of material beyond the southern ring materials are melted by the impact. With all these fascinating features with which the other Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;could share the spotlight in this region of the Moon? Filled the walls of the crater Langrenus terraces are well observed here with dozens of secondary craters on the plain around. Trio of craters in the northern Langrenus, Bilhars, Atwood and Naonobu there is a beautiful cluster of these secondary craters. These secondary craters would be the Langrenus or some other? Among Langrenus craters Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;and the area is dominated by Vendelinus and houses younger and smaller craters. One of these craters in particular stands out, is the crater Petavius &amp;#8203;&amp;#8203;B with its system of rays well known. I'll ending here, because the amount of notable formations visible in this photo alone would merit a treaty and not just these few lines! Source: LPOD / CIENCTEC - Virtual Moon Atlas Adaptation: Avani Soares Mosaic of three images obtained in iMerge Stacking 240 frames in AS! 2 Treatment in Photofiltre, Irfan and Fitswork http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12891-yyy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/july-2014-solar-system/p12891-yyy.html Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:55:50 -0400 SH2-115 Hubble Palette <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12890-sh2-115-hubble-palette.html"><img title="Final_SH2-115.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Final_SH2-115.jpg" alt="Final_SH2-115.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12890-sh2-115-hubble-palette.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12890-sh2-115-hubble-palette.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:50 -0400 SH2-115 in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12889-sh2-115-in-ha.html"><img title="SH2-115_Ha.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/SH2-115_Ha.jpg" alt="SH2-115_Ha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12889-sh2-115-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12889-sh2-115-in-ha.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:36:17 -0400 Horsehead in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12888-horsehead-in-ha.html"><img title="Horsehead_Flame_in_Ha.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Horsehead_Flame_in_Ha.jpg" alt="Horsehead_Flame_in_Ha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12888-horsehead-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12888-horsehead-in-ha.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:45 -0400 Jellyfish in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12887-jellyfish-in-ha.html"><img title="IC443_ha_darker_background.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/IC443_ha_darker_background.jpg" alt="IC443_ha_darker_background.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12887-jellyfish-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12887-jellyfish-in-ha.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:22:37 -0400 Cave Hubble Palette <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12886-cave-hubble-palette.html"><img title="SH2-155_Hubble_palette_levels_in_PS.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/SH2-155_Hubble_palette_levels_in_PS.jpg" alt="SH2-155_Hubble_palette_levels_in_PS.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12886-cave-hubble-palette.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12886-cave-hubble-palette.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:19:26 -0400 Lobster Claw in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12885-lobster-claw-in-ha.html"><img title="SH2-157.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/SH2-157.jpg" alt="SH2-157.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12885-lobster-claw-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12885-lobster-claw-in-ha.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:15:36 -0400 NGC1333 2 Years Reprocessed <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12884-ngc1333-2-years-reprocessed.html"><img title="NGC1333_10-21-14_Reprocessed.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/NGC1333_10-21-14_Reprocessed.jpg" alt="NGC1333_10-21-14_Reprocessed.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: NGC1333 2 Years Reprocessed I have been looking back at images from 2011 and trying new processes that I have developed. This is an attempt to improve this Image and bring out more natural colors and nebula. I would appreciate your input on this. Thanks, Floyd http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12884-ngc1333-2-years-reprocessed.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12884-ngc1333-2-years-reprocessed.html Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:34:49 -0400 Lagoon Hubble Palette <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12883-lagoon-hubble-palette.html"><img title="M8_Hubble_palette.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M8_Hubble_palette.jpg" alt="M8_Hubble_palette.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12883-lagoon-hubble-palette.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12883-lagoon-hubble-palette.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:04:49 -0400 Lagoon Nebula in Ha <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12882-lagoon-nebula-in-ha.html"><img title="M8_Ha.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M8_Ha.jpg" alt="M8_Ha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Budboy49 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12882-lagoon-nebula-in-ha.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12882-lagoon-nebula-in-ha.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:39 -0400 NGC 7789 Caroline <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12881-ngc-7789-caroline.html"><img title="ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1283/thumbs/ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" alt="ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: NGC7789 aka Caroline’s Rose… NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. This cluster is also known as “The White Rose” Cluster or “Caroline’s Rose” Cluster because when seen visually, the loops of stars and dark lanes look like the swirling pattern of rose petals as seen from above. Exposure: Lum 15x600s RGB 3x600s each http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12881-ngc-7789-caroline.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12881-ngc-7789-caroline.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:04:08 -0400 NGC 7789 Caroline's Rose <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12880-ngc-7789-caroline-s-rose.html"><img title="ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1283/thumbs/ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" alt="ngc7789_carolines-rose-1600x1200-small.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: NGC7789 aka Caroline’s Rose… NGC 7789 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia that was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Her brother William Herschel included it in his catalog as H VI.30. This cluster is also known as “The White Rose” Cluster or “Caroline’s Rose” Cluster because when seen visually, the loops of stars and dark lanes look like the swirling pattern of rose petals as seen from above. Exposure: Lum 15x600s RGB 3x600s each TMB92SS-QSI583ws-NEQ6<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12880-ngc-7789-caroline-s-rose.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-easy-cluster/p12880-ngc-7789-caroline-s-rose.html Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:04:08 -0400 A Wizard and Lion in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12879-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html"><img title="Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" alt="Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: The constellation of Cepheus contains a plethora of all types of nebulae. Spanning 8 degrees by 5 degrees, this widefield view is peppered with many of these nebulae. Included in this image are the Wizard Nebula (the large and bright red emission nebula towards the upper left), the Lion Nebula (Sh2-132 - the large emission nebula near the bottom of the image), Sh2-134 (the large and faint complex of emission nebulae at upper right), and Barnard 171 (the large dark nebula in the upper right corner). In this image, North is up. This image is cropped to 74% of the original frame. Photographed on August 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2014, this image is made from 13 2/3 hours of Ha data plus 4 1/3 hours of RGB data. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control, Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star masking, and star shrinking. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, hue/saturation colorizing, hue adjustments, lab color, selective color, high pass filter, and unsharp mask. Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Registar for registration and stack alignment. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. HLVG for additional color adjustment. Pixinsight for plate solving and annotating. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12879-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12879-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:44 -0400 A Wizard and Lion in HaRGB <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12878-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html"><img title="Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" alt="Wizard-Sh2-132--200-6D-200-2014-08-17-18-19-20--26x600--Ha-82x600--2048x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: srosenfraz<br /><br />Description}: The constellation of Cepheus contains a plethora of all types of nebulae. Spanning 8 degrees by 5 degrees, this widefield view is peppered with many of these nebulae. Included in this image are the Wizard Nebula (the large and bright red emission nebula towards the upper left), the Lion Nebula (Sh2-132 - the large emission nebula near the bottom of the image), Sh2-134 (the large and faint complex of emission nebulae at upper right), and Barnard 171 (the large dark nebula in the upper right corner). In this image, North is up. This image is cropped to 74% of the original frame. Photographed on August 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2014, this image is made from 13 2/3 hours of Ha data plus 4 1/3 hours of RGB data. Images Plus 5.75 for camera control, Images Plus 6.0 for calibration, stacking, digital development, feature mask, star masking, and star shrinking. Photoshop CS5 used for levels and curves, hue/saturation colorizing, hue adjustments, lab color, selective color, high pass filter, and unsharp mask. Gradient Xterminator for gradient removal. Registar for registration and stack alignment. Carboni Tools for additional noise reduction and smoothing. Focus Magic for focus restoration. HLVG for additional color adjustment. Pixinsight for plate solving and annotating.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12878-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12878-a-wizard-and-lion-in-hargb.html Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:10:44 -0400 ic1848 soul neb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12877-ic1848-soul-neb.html"><img title="ic1848_sii-ha-oiii_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/ic1848_sii-ha-oiii_.jpg" alt="ic1848_sii-ha-oiii_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: ha 4 im @ 30 min each oiii 5 im @ 30 min each sii 4 im @ 30 min each 15-18-oct 2014 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12877-ic1848-soul-neb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12877-ic1848-soul-neb.html Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:35:47 -0400 Pelican Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12876-pelican-nebula.html"><img title="PelicanNB-4sat.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/PelicanNB-4sat.jpg" alt="PelicanNB-4sat.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jimstar<br /><br />9 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12876-pelican-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12876-pelican-nebula.html Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:14:33 -0400 ic1805 heart neb in hst palett <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12875-ic1805-heart-neb-in-hst-palett.html"><img title="ic1805_sii-ha-oiii_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/ic1805_sii-ha-oiii_1.jpg" alt="ic1805_sii-ha-oiii_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: ha 4 im @ 30 min each oiii 4 im @ 30 min sii 4 im @ 30 min 08-oct-2014<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12875-ic1805-heart-neb-in-hst-palett.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12875-ic1805-heart-neb-in-hst-palett.html Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:05:51 -0400 NGC40 Bow-Tie nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12874-ngc40-bow-tie-nebula.html"><img title="ngc40_20140715.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1284/thumbs/ngc40_20140715.jpg" alt="ngc40_20140715.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: November 2013/Juli 2014 Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) LX200 12&quot;GPS with Starizona reducer-coma corrector F/7.1 CCD QSI 540wsi cooled -20 e Astrodon RGB Gen.2 True-Balance I-series filters and Narrowband 5nm Autoguide with Magzero MZ5-M and PHDguiding on ETX105 HA-OIII-RGB: H-alpha 67x5', OIII 65x5', R 30x3', G 85x3', B 29x3' Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart4, AstraImage4, StarTools1.3 and Paint Shop ProX6<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12874-ngc40-bow-tie-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12874-ngc40-bow-tie-nebula.html Mon, 13 Oct 2014 04:41:21 -0400 Ghosts <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12873-ghosts.html"><img title="vdb141_16f7Atik2.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1284/thumbs/vdb141_16f7Atik2.jpg" alt="vdb141_16f7Atik2.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: sdbodin<br /><br />Description}: Halloween is near and there are ghosts in the sky. Imaged in Meade 16 LX200 at f6.7. Exposed 12/5 minutes lum, 2/5 minutes RGB with Atik460ex.<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12873-ghosts.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/october-2014-medium-nebula/p12873-ghosts.html Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:22:27 -0400 Lunar eclipse 2014, Oct. 8 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12871-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html"><img title="IMG_0019APG.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1142/thumbs/IMG_0019APG.JPG" alt="IMG_0019APG.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: Surveyor<br /><br />Description}: Taken from my company parking lot, between cloud passes. Canon T1i, iso1600, 0.5 sec. shot through Orion express 480mm refractor, F6.0 Reposted, with curves adjusted to more clearly indicate sky conditions, that is, clouds<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12871-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12871-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:39:06 -0400 Lunar eclipse 2014, Oct. 8 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12872-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html"><img title="IMG_0019APG.JPG" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1142/thumbs/IMG_0019APG.JPG" alt="IMG_0019APG.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: Surveyor<br /><br />Description}: Taken from my company parking lot, between cloud passes. Canon T1i, iso1600, 0.5 sec. shot through Orion express 480mm refractor, F6.0 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12872-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/solar-system/p12872-lunar-eclipse-2014-oct-8.html Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:39:06 -0400 M45 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12870-m45.html"><img title="M45_1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M45_1.jpg" alt="M45_1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jbozeman<br /><br />Description}: M45 The Pleiades RGB: 12X900 seconds Camera: Celestron Nightscape 8300C Telescope: William Optics 81 GTF Mount: Takahashi NJP Location: 3RF CSAC Date: Sept 10, 2013<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12870-m45.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12870-m45.html Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:51:54 -0400 NGC 869/884 Double cluster in a different way... <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12869-ngc-869-884-double-cluster-in-a-different-way.html"><img title="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb-Ha-web_27092014.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb-Ha-web_27092014.jpg" alt="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb-Ha-web_27092014.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: This image shows the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. The Double Cluster (also known as Caldwell 14) is the common name for the naked-eye open clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 (often designated h Persei and &amp;#967; Persei, respectively), which are close together in the constellation Perseus. NGC 869 and NGC 884 both lie at a distance of 7500 light years. NGC 869 has a mass of 3700 solar masses and NGC 884 weighs in at 2800 solar masses; however, later research has shown both clusters are surrounded with a very extensive halo of stars, with a total mass for the complex of at least 20,000 solar masses. Based on their individual stars, the clusters are relatively young, both 12.8 million years old. In comparison, the Pleiades have an estimated age ranging from 75 million years to 150 million years. There are more than 300 blue-white super-giant stars in each of the clusters. The clusters are also blueshifted, with NGC 869 approaching Earth at a speed of 39 km/s and NGC 884 approaching at a similar speed of 38 km/s. Their hottest main sequence stars are of spectral type B0. I started this image using my TMB92SS telescope with a QSI583, resulting in a LRGB image of this region. When looking on the internet I found a wonderful image of Fabian Neyer of this region in H-alpha (http://www.starpointing.com/ccd/ngc869_ngc884.html). After some mail contact with Fabian I decided to combine his H-alpha layer with my image to bring out this region in a way that is not very often shown. Huge clouds of hydrogen surround the clusters and show the complex interactions going on in this region. The image consists of the following exposures: André van der Hoeven: TMB92SS - QSI583ws L: 16 x 600s R,G,B: 6 x 600s each Fabian Neyer: Televue NP101 - SBIG STL11000M Ha: 66 x 1200s Total exposure time: 27,7 hours Link to high res image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/avdhoeven/15443084461/sizes/l<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12869-ngc-869-884-double-cluster-in-a-different-way.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12869-ngc-869-884-double-cluster-in-a-different-way.html Sun, 05 Oct 2014 08:25:49 -0400 LDN-1355 VDB-7/9 (Reprocessed) <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12868-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9-reprocessed.html"><img title="LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_10-02-14.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_10-02-14.jpg" alt="LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_10-02-14.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: LDN-1355 VDB-7/9 (Reprocessed) I have been asked to process the data again and this is my attempt to achieve what was asked. I would like your opinion on this compared to the first image. Thanks, Floyd<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12868-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9-reprocessed.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12868-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9-reprocessed.html Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:26:37 -0400 LDN-1355 VDB-7/9 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12867-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9.html"><img title="LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_9-29-14_b.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_9-29-14_b.jpg" alt="LDN-1355_VDB-7_9_9-29-14_b.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: LDN-1355 VDB-7/8/9 in LRGB Approximately 7 hour total Another Cassiopeia object. A combination of Dark Nebula (LDN-1355) and reflection nebula (VDB-7/9) with VDB-9 in the middle and VDB-7 in the lower right.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12867-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12867-ldn-1355-vdb-7-9.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:47:54 -0400 SH2-163 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12866-sh2-163.html"><img title="SH2-163_9-28-14_c.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/SH2-163_9-28-14_c.jpg" alt="SH2-163_9-28-14_c.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: SH2-163 in LRGB Approximately 7 hours total time. This object is found in Cassiopeia. It is a most Ha emission object with little in the way of structure. Some dark lanes are present but would require more data to bring them out. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12866-sh2-163.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12866-sh2-163.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:39:56 -0400 SH2-150 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12865-sh2-150.html"><img title="SH2-150_9-29-14_Flip_Full.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/SH2-150_9-29-14_Flip_Full.jpg" alt="SH2-150_9-29-14_Flip_Full.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: SH2-150 in LRGB Approximately 7 hours total time. Another object in Cepheus, this one has a lot of character with shades of color. I have wanted to capture this for several years but just got the chance.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12865-sh2-150.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12865-sh2-150.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:36:42 -0400 Sh2-135 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12864-sh2-135.html"><img title="SH2-135_9-28-14_Crop_b.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/522/thumbs/SH2-135_9-28-14_Crop_b.jpg" alt="SH2-135_9-28-14_Crop_b.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Fblue<br /><br />Description}: SH2-135 in LRGB Approximately 7 hours total time. Located in Cepheus this object is mostly Ha emission with some dark lanes. It is dim and does have some detail. It is a nice object with an interesting field. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12864-sh2-135.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/floyd-s-pics/p12864-sh2-135.html Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:33:43 -0400 IC1396_reprocess <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-medium-nebula/p12862-ic1396-reprocess.html"><img title="IC1396_reprocess.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1278/thumbs/IC1396_reprocess.jpg" alt="IC1396_reprocess.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: gardnerdgerry<br /><br />Description}: This is centered on the star forming region IC 1396, about 2,400 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. TV-101 @ f/5.4 QHY9C @ -20°C 24 x 300 sec All processing in PixInsight 1.8 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-medium-nebula/p12862-ic1396-reprocess.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-medium-nebula/p12862-ic1396-reprocess.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:02:27 -0400 M-27 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12861-m-27-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-27-20140927.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-27-20140927.jpg" alt="M-27-20140927.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home, less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Five clear nights in a row, first time for that happening. C-8, F6.3 Reducer, STF 8300m, AstroDon LRGB filters, total time 10 hours of 6 minutes stubs in each filter. CCDSoft Data acquisition, CCDStack for stacking and creating TIFF files, Photoshop for creation of RGB image with Luminance layered on top. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12861-m-27-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12861-m-27-from-the-city.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:23:35 -0400 M-27 from the City <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12860-m-27-from-the-city.html"><img title="M-27-20140927.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M-27-20140927.jpg" alt="M-27-20140927.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Kenn<br /><br />Description}: Taken from home, less than 1/4 mile from a Ralphs Shopping Center. Five clear nights in a row, first time for that happening. C-8, F6.3 Reducer, STF 8300m, AstroDon LRGB filters, total time 10 hours of 6 minutes stubs in each filter. CCDSoft Data acquisition, CCDStack for stacking and creating TIFF files, Photoshop for creation of RGB image with Luminance layered on top.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12860-m-27-from-the-city.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12860-m-27-from-the-city.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:23:35 -0400 M31, The Great Andromeda Galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12859-m31-the-great-andromeda-galaxy.html"><img title="M31_305RHA_PL16803_LRGB600_240_240_240_RUN2b-2400x2400crop.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31_305RHA_PL16803_LRGB600_240_240_240_RUN2b-2400x2400crop.jpg" alt="M31_305RHA_PL16803_LRGB600_240_240_240_RUN2b-2400x2400crop.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Eric_Zbinden<br /><br />Description}: The Great Andromeda Galaxy is arguably one of the most famous objects in the entire sky. The farthest object visible to the naked eye, it lies 2.5 millions light years away. First mentioned as a small cloud by Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi around 964AD, it was only in 1612 that German astronomer Simon Marius pointed a telescope at it. In 1764 Messier cataloged it as M31. In 1925 Edwin Hubble settled a long debate on the nature of M31 when he discovered a cepheid within it that proved it was a island universe and not part of the Milyk way.<br /><br />3 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12859-m31-the-great-andromeda-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12859-m31-the-great-andromeda-galaxy.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:48:28 -0400 NGC 869/884 Double cluster <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12858-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html"><img title="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" alt="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: This image was made on the night of 27 september 2014. It shows the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. Telescope: TMB-92SS Camera: QSI583ws Exposure: Lum: 16x600s R,G,B: 6x600s each Total: 5,7 hours http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12858-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12858-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:43:13 -0400 NGC 869/884 Double cluster <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12857-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html"><img title="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" alt="NGC869-doublecluster_final_lrgb_27092014-web.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: avdhoeven<br /><br />Description}: This image was made on the night of 27 september 2014. It shows the Double Cluster in the constellation of Perseus. Telescope: TMB-92SS Camera: QSI583ws Exposure: Lum: 16x600s R,G,B: 6x600s each Total: 5,7 hours<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12857-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12857-ngc-869-884-double-cluster.html Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:43:13 -0400 Sh2-115 Emission Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12863-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html"><img title="Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" alt="Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: HaLRGB 9.0 hours Sh2-115 is a faint emission nebula in Cygnus at 7500 light years within the larger Cygnus-X starforming region. It is only beginning to be hollowed out by the ~100 MY old OC Berkeley 90 powering the emission nebula and located slightly NE of the 5.6 magnitude star below the center of the image (North is up, East is left). The small circular object in the upper right (NW) is Abell 71 (Sh2-116) that was considered a planetary nebula (PK 85+4.1) but, due to lack of OIII, is now considered another very small hydrogen emission nebula. Close examination of it in the image shows two arms. This image was first light with a new Riccardi Focal Reducer for APM that brought a wider field of view for this image and f/4.5 for my setup. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12863-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12863-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:31:31 -0400 Sh2-115 Emission Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12855-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html"><img title="Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" alt="Sh2-115HaLRGB3crS1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jeffweiss9<br /><br />Description}: HaLRGB 9.0 hours Sh2-115 is a faint emission nebula in Cygnus at 7500 light years within the larger Cygnus-X starforming region. It is only beginning to be hollowed out by the ~100 MY old OC Berkeley 90 powering the emission nebula and located slightly NE of the 5.6 magnitude star below the center of the image (North is up, East is left). The small circular object in the upper right (NW) is Abell 71 (Sh2-116) that was considered a planetary nebula (PK 85+4.1) but, due to lack of OIII, is now considered another very small hydrogen emission nebula. Close examination of it in the image shows two arms. This image was first light with a new Riccardi Focal Reducer for APM that brought a wider field of view for this image and f/4.5 for my setup.<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12855-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12855-sh2-115-emission-nebula.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:31:31 -0400 Mily Way from Elliston Va <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12854-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html"><img title="2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1139/thumbs/2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" alt="2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Surveyor<br /><br />Description}: Milky Way, two 30 second exposure combined, Noiseware applied Sep. 27, 2014 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12854-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12854-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:55:42 -0400 Mily Way from Elliston Va <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12853-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html"><img title="2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1139/thumbs/2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" alt="2014_09_27_001Elliston-Milky-Way.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Surveyor<br /><br />Description}: Milky Way, two 30 second exposure combined, Noiseware applied Sep. 27, 2014 http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12853-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/land-and-sky/p12853-mily-way-from-elliston-va.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:55:42 -0400 three-section mosaic of NGC6995 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12852-three-section-mosaic-of-ngc6995.html"><img title="HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict13s.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict13s.jpg" alt="HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict13s.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: In the past week I was about to take exposures with six filters of another section of NGC6995 so I could create this three-section mosaic. The exposure times were the same as used on the other sections: Ha &amp; OIII: 1x1 binned 600s SII: 2x2 binned 600s R &amp; G: 2x2 binned 300s B: 2x2 binned 420s http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12852-three-section-mosaic-of-ngc6995.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12852-three-section-mosaic-of-ngc6995.html Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:31:54 -0400 M106 galaxy <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-hard-galaxy/p12851-m106-galaxy.html"><img title="m106_20140601.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1279/thumbs/m106_20140601.jpg" alt="m106_20140601.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cfm2004<br /><br />Description}: Location: San Romualdo - Ravenna (Italy) June/August 2014 Tecnosky Apo 130 f/6.9 on ASA DDM60PRO Unguided images CCD QSI 520wsi cooled -20 Baader RGB filters LRGB: L (synthetic), R 12x10min, G 11x10min, B 10x10min. Acquired with: MaximDL5 - Dark, Bias and Flat subtract Processed with: MaximDL5, Astroart4, AstraImage4, StarTools1.3, PhotoshopCS2 and Paint Shop ProX6<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-hard-galaxy/p12851-m106-galaxy.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/september-2014-hard-galaxy/p12851-m106-galaxy.html Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:41:53 -0400 M31 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12850-m31.html"><img title="M31final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31final.jpg" alt="M31final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12850-m31.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12850-m31.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:36:12 -0400 M31 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12849-m31.html"><img title="M31final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31final.jpg" alt="M31final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12849-m31.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12849-m31.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:36:12 -0400 M31 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12848-m31.html"><img title="M31final.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/M31final.jpg" alt="M31final.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman<br /><br />Description}: reworked to bring out more color and to try to control the stars a bit better.<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12848-m31.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12848-m31.html Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:36:12 -0400 NGC6995 mosaic <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12847-ngc6995-mosaic.html"><img title="HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict12s.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict12s.jpg" alt="HOmaxHSORGBn6995mosaict12s.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: Two-image mosaic of NGC6995: Ha and OIII: 1x1 binned 600s exposures SII: 2x2 binned 600s R &amp; G: 2x2 binned 300s B: 2x2 binned 420s I like the softness and colors of this mosaic better then my recently posted mosaic of NGC6960, which I need to rework. http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12847-ngc6995-mosaic.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12847-ngc6995-mosaic.html Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:21:17 -0400 NGC6960 mosaic <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12846-ngc6960-mosaic.html"><img title="HSORGBn6960mosaict11.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/769/thumbs/HSORGBn6960mosaict11.jpg" alt="HSORGBn6960mosaict11.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: tjr650<br /><br />Description}: A two image mosaic of NGC6960. For both images: Ha &amp; OIII: 1x1 binned 600s exosures SII 2x2: binned 600s R &amp; G: 2x2 binned 300s B: 2x2 binned 420s http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12846-ngc6960-mosaic.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/ngc-catalog/p12846-ngc6960-mosaic.html Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:09:53 -0400 IFN in Pegasus (MBM54) <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12845-ifn-in-pegasus-mbm54.html"><img title="IFN_en_Pegaso_MBM54_red.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/IFN_en_Pegaso_MBM54_red.jpg" alt="IFN_en_Pegaso_MBM54_red.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Lizarranet<br /><br />Description}: Very faint flux nebula in Pegasus 16h of Data with an FSQ106 (388mm) and an Atik 383L+ 39x15' L (1x1) 13x10' R 2x2 17x10'G 2x2 12x10'B 2x2<br /><br />2 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12845-ifn-in-pegasus-mbm54.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12845-ifn-in-pegasus-mbm54.html Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:02:13 -0400 M-8, The Lagoon Nebula <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-space-objects/p12844-m-8-the-lagoon-nebula.html"><img title="2014-0920-Lagoom-M8-1hr-AR-102-APG.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/1137/thumbs/2014-0920-Lagoom-M8-1hr-AR-102-APG.jpg" alt="2014-0920-Lagoom-M8-1hr-AR-102-APG.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Surveyor<br /><br />Description}: In four months there have been 2 nights suitable for AP in my part of the world, finally last night was clear. Here is the Lagoon Nebula through my AR-102 achromat and Canon T1-1. 1 Hour's worth of 30 second exposures, combined in Deep Sky stacker, run through Noiseware and Photoshop too. Taken in Pulaski County, Virginia, Sep. 20th, 2014<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-space-objects/p12844-m-8-the-lagoon-nebula.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-space-objects/p12844-m-8-the-lagoon-nebula.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:54:27 -0400 sh2-101 tulip neb <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12843-sh2-101-tulip-neb.html"><img title="tulip_neb_ha-sii-oiii_.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/tulip_neb_ha-sii-oiii_.jpg" alt="tulip_neb_ha-sii-oiii_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: winston<br /><br />Description}: ha 8 im @ 30 min each sii 5 im @ 30 min each oiii 5 im @ 30 min each 27-29-08-2014<br /><br />4 comments http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12843-sh2-101-tulip-neb.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12843-sh2-101-tulip-neb.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:23:40 -0400 NGC 6960 <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12842-ngc-6960.html"><img title="NGC69603.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/978/thumbs/NGC69603.jpg" alt="NGC69603.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: skysurvey<br /><br />Description}: Telescope: Takahashi TSA102 @ F/6 Mount: Takahashi EM200 Camera: QSI640 16x15min Halpha 5nm<br /><br />1 comment http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12842-ngc-6960.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/deep-sky/p12842-ngc-6960.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:49:50 -0400 vdb 152 region <a href="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12841-vdb-152-region.html"><img title="vdb_1521.jpg" border="0" src="http://www.astrophotogallery.org/data/500/thumbs/vdb_1521.jpg" alt="vdb_1521.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Cheman<br /><br />Description}: VdB 152 (also known as Cederblad 201) is a reflection nebula that glows at the end of a dark Bok globule called Barnard 175. This complex, also called Wolf's Cave, spans about 7 light-years and is located about 1,400 light years-away from Earth in the northern constellation of Cepheus. The area in this photo is full of interesting things. Not only do we see a dazzling array of multi-colored stars, but within this single area of space is a hidden an ancient planetary nebula, a reflection nebula, a dark dust cloud, a Bok globule, a peculiar low-mass protostar, the edges of a massive X-ray bubble and the fringes of a supernova remnant. More information about this area can be found here: http://www.universetoday.com/17215/the-cepheus-flare-lights-the-entrance-to-wolfs-cave-cederblad-201-and-van-den-bergh-152-by-kent-wood/ http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12841-vdb-152-region.html http://www.astrophotogallery.org/member-galleries/p12841-vdb-152-region.html Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:28:17 -0400