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About Jedi2014

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  1. Jedi2014

    NGC 5033

    Hey, guys, In april NGC 5033 was one of my targets. Interesting astronomical detail that the Seyfert nucleus of this galaxy is not in the kinematic center of the galaxy (the point around which the stars rotate). This has been interpreted as evidence that this galaxy has undergone a fusion. The displacement of the Seyfert core from the kinematic center can destabilize the rotation of the gas at the center of the galaxy, causing gas to fall into the core. This unbalance might explain the distortions in the spiral arms. I processed the galaxy inner core without luminance, purely from the RGB data. This made it sharper and more detailed. Here is my version, 13 hours LRGB. I hope you like the picture. https://www.astrobin.com/343052/0 http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/ngc-5033 Jens
  2. Jedi2014

    M 63

    Hi, 2 hrs. is far away from enough for getting the dust lanes. I captured 18 hrs. !
  3. Jedi2014

    M 63

    Here my M 63 galaxy from the early days of April and some other data I had already gathered in 2017. I tried to visualize the weak star stream around the galaxy. Well, you can see something, I could also stretch brutely, then it would be clearer, but I find it more natural that way. The color of the outer areas of the galaxy looked more magenta in the raw data, but I adapted it to the mainstream by changing the color calibration and worked it out bluish. With the saturation I considered it quite strong for my taste, but hopefully not excessive. Form your own judgment: Data and video blog: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/m-63 or https://www.astrobin.com/340713 Many greetings Jens
  4. Jedi2014

    MonR1 DN Complex

    Thank you all.
  5. Jedi2014

    MonR1 DN Complex

    Thanks. EQ8 is a workaholic. It runs without any complain.
  6. Jedi2014

    MonR1 DN Complex

    According to Skysafari the object is called "MonR1 DN Complex", but I could not find anything else about it. In any case, the structure is quite well known, occasionally also seen as LRGB image. To the left of it is the open star cluster NGC 2259, which is how I called the picture on my website. That much I can say: it is right to classify it as a dark nebula! Even with f 3,3 and narrow band I had to give it a lot of exposure time, so that acceptable details came to light. Since the area is now very low, I could only expose 3 hours at a time per night. So for 18 hours 6 part-nights were due. Hope you like it. It is a hubble palette with RGB stars. A bicolor version and more on my homepage: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/nebula/ngc-2259 or https://www.astrobin.com/338436/I/ Jens
  7. Jedi2014

    A cigar on fire (M82)

    Thanks again for all comments. You are very kind. Jens
  8. Jedi2014

    A cigar on fire (M82)

    Thank you very much, your comments are a big motivation for my next image :-) Jens
  9. Jedi2014

    The Veil and other summer nebulae

    Very nice story and images. It gives me the feeling to look right through the ocular. Jens
  10. Jedi2014

    M33 HaLRGB Reprocss

    Hi Rodd, so many versions and I must admit I still like version 1 most :-) Sometimes you have to leave a picture a few weeks to get it mature. And then start processing again. I know it by myself. Jens
  11. Jedi2014

    M13 LRGB with 130pds

    Hi Alex, very nice rendition. I like the crisp look of the cluster. And colors are wonderful. Jens
  12. Jedi2014

    Sunflower galaxy

    Nice color and great detail. The faint outer regions need much more exposure time, to make them visible. You did a nice job. Jens
  13. Jedi2014

    A cigar on fire (M82)

    My last "cigar" was two years ago. When I looked at the old image, I thought it might need a refresher. Here therefore is the 2018 version, into which the 2016 data were also included. Would be too bad to throw them away. It's now about nine hours HaLRGB: Data, bigger and more info: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/m-82-halrgb or https://www.astrobin.com/340160/ Jens
  14. Jedi2014

    NGC 4559 a faint galaxy

    Hi Rodd, check the link under the image. thank you all for the encouraging comments. A natural look is always my goal. Glad that I reached it in your oppinion. Jens
  15. Jedi2014

    NGC 4559 a faint galaxy

    Last weekend there were some clear nights in a row up here, which I could use perfectly despite a strong wind. I selected a rarely shown galaxy NGC 4559 in the constellation Coma Berenices. In 1941 a +13.2 mag type II supernova explosion was observed in this galaxy (SN 1941a). At first glance, it looks a bit like M33, but is only about 1/50 of the brightness. The image shows a series of background galaxies and groups of galaxies. The most prominent are IC 3598, IC 3593 and IC 3592. The high surface brightness in the central area is deceptive, because the spiral arms are very weak and therefore difficult to image and rarely seen in pictures. http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/ngc-4559 or https://www.astrobin.com/337886/0/ Jens

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