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NGC_6820_and_6823.jpg
NGC 6820 and 6823869 viewsNGC 6823 is an open cluster in Vulpecula, whose center contains 9th magnitude stars along with fainter members that is immersed in the faint emission nebula NGC 6820. Photographed with a Takahashi Epsilon 180 f/2.8 and Canon 20Da DSLR on a Paramount (Ten 5-minute exposures at ISO 800; calibrated, aligned, combined and processed in Images Plus V 3.80 (DDP stretch) followed by Adobe Photoshop CS4).
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The Active Sun in Hydrogen Alpha868 viewsThis image was taken through a 40mm Coronado PST of the Sun on 12/27/2011 at 1925UT. The photograph is centered on the hydrogen alpha emission line at 656.28 nanometers (nm) and shows the chromosphere. Active Region 1384 is the dark region near the center of the photograph. A very large prominence is seen erupting along the rim of the Sun on the right.
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The Trifid Nebula Messier 20867 viewsMessier 20, aka the Trifid Nebula, is both an emission nebula (H-II region imaged in red) and reflection nebula (blue coloration), which is found in the constellation Sagittarius. M 20 is a young star forming region. Image was taken with a TeleVue 140 f/5 refractor and a SBIG ST2000xcm camera (@ -15 degrees) on an Astro-Physics 1200 mount. Image is a total of 4 hr 20 min exposure (26 x 10 min lights, 64 flats, 64 bias, 15 darks) that was calibrated, aligned, integrated (PixInsight nomenclature for combined), and processed in PixInsight 1.8 with final levels/curves in Photoshop CS6. Optec Alnitak panel used for flats.
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M17865 viewsThis is 2 - 5 min guided shots with a ST-2000XCM camera on Tak FS102 Mounted on a G11
Messier_78_in_the_constellation_Orion.jpg
Messier 78 in the constellation Orion861 viewsMessier 78 is a reflection nebula that is a part of a larger complex of nebulae in the constellation Orion . Several other reflection nebulae are seen in the image along with large clouds of dust (dark molecular cloud Orion B). Image is a total of 6 hr 50 min exposure (41 x 10 min lights @ -20 degrees; 20 darks, 64 flats, 64 bias) taken with a SBIG ST2000xcm CCD camera and a TeleVue 140 f/5 refractor on an Astro-Physics 1200 mount. Image acquisition software MaxIm DL; grading, calibration, registration, integration, processing with PixInsight 1.8.2 with final adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CC.
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St2000XCM-M33 10-13-07860 viewsThis is a single 10 minute image. It shows better detail than the last one, just not enough signal.
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The Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia856 viewsThe bubble nebula, NGC 7635, is a large emission nebula in Cassiopeia. The “bubble” is the result of a stellar wind from a massive young star, which is thought to be 10 to 40 times the mass of our sun. The image exposure time was a total of 12 hours 5 minutes (145 x 5 minutes lights; 33 darks; and 64 flats) with an Astro-Physics 130 mm f/8 refractor and SBIG ST2000xcm ccd camera on an Astro-Physcs 1200 mount.
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Ryan's attempt at M31852 viewsThis was an image last month that Ryan took. I finally got around to uploading it.
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St2000XCM Moon Shot852 viewsThis was just a quick 0.01 second shot of the moon. Who said the moon didn't have color
Comet_PanSTARRS.jpg
Comet PanSTARRS on March 13th847 viewsComet PanSTARRS taken with a Canon 50D and a Canon telephoto lens at 200 mm. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6
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The Pleiades Open Star Cluster845 viewsMessier 45, commonly known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, is found in the constellation Taurus. The structure in the nebulous regions is created by interstellar magnetic fields. The image was captured using a Takahashi E-130D f/3.3 astrograph and a SBIG STF-8300c camera on a Paramount. Total integration time was 4 hr 20 min (26 x 10 min lights @ -20 degrees C; 20 darks; 64 flats, 64 bias). Images were graded in Images Plus 5.0; Subs calibrated, registered, integrated, and processed in PixInsight 1.8 Ripley with final levels/curves adjustment in Adobe Photoshop CC.
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Polaris Star Trails843 viewsMy first attempt at this. I will upload a new one later. This is a 10min shot.
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