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  1. Jedi2014

    NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle

    Thank you for your nice comments. I‘m glad you like the image.
  2. Mornin', finished another picture. It shows a section of Pickering's triangle. This celestial object was discovered in 1904 by Williamina Fleming. It was commissioned by Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard College Observatory, to examine photographic plates and catalog the stars and other celestial bodies. As was usual at the time, newly discovered objects were named after the employer and not after the assistant of the observatory who made the discovery. Williamina Fleming made many discoveries during her work for Edward Pickering. One of the most famous objects she discovered is the Horsehead Nebula. The picture was worked out as HaOIIIRGB. Besides the narrowband data, which clearly show the structures, there are also many hours of RGB in the image, which give the whole thing the beautiful colours. More data and larger view here: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/nebula/ngc-6979 or https://www.astrobin.com/364407/ Many greetings Jens
  3. Jedi2014

    M 101 just before summer break

    Like Rodd wrote, I used method 2. The result was better than every single stack. The 15s exposures where only a test because of the new camera. As I did not see any advantage, I will not do it again.
  4. End of may I captured M 101 during three nights with my 10" inch newt and the ASI 1600 MMC. Here is the final result right before summer break. data and more: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/m101-galaxie-detail or https://www.astrobin.com/347019/ Greeting Jens
  5. Jedi2014

    Molecule clouds LBN 552 and LDN 1228

    Thanks for all nice comments. Marcel not only flipped his image, he streched the luminance more than me. Something to make a difference between our both images.
  6. The Molecule clouds LBN 552 and LDN 1228 consist mainly of a diffuse dark nebula on the right and a light nebula on the left, which were catalogued by Beverly T. Lynds in 1965 as LDN 1228 or LBN 552. Near the center of the image there is a unique orange reflection nebula, which is catalogued as GN 21.00.4 as well as RNO 129 and appears as a hill from the diffuse dusty region. This picture shows only a part of the LBN 552 and LDN 1228 structures, which cover a much larger area and are part of an even larger cloud system in this area of the Milky Way. This molecule cloud is considered the weakest in the Lynds Bright Nebula catalog (5 and 6 on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the weakest). The last days in april brought quiet and sunny weather during the day, waning moon at night and a lot of clear sky. The right time for a molecular cloud. I would not have had the idea to photograph LDN 1228 and LDN 552 alone, the suggestion came from Marcel Drechlser, with whom I had already successfully photographed Sh2-174 in a cooperation. We arranged a cooperation on short notice. Marcel was to contribute the luminance and I should do the color. This made sense, because Marcel's sky at about 900 m above sea level is darker and more transparent than mine by far - if the weather is right. Therefore, its luminance should provide the details and depth. My RGB images would make the picture more colorful. To cover as large a field as possible, I used my Epsilon with 430mm focal length and my Atik 490 Exm. Marcel used his RASA and an ASI 1600 MMC. bigger and more information about the image: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/nebula/lbn-552-ldn-1228 or https://www.astrobin.com/343865/ I hope you enjoy. Jens
  7. Thank you all for your nice feedback. Barry, the Atik 460 Exm will take a break now. Maybe I do images with it in autumn again. For now the ASI became my standard with the newtonian. Jens
  8. Today I like to present the first and second light with my new camera, ASI 1600 MMC. First an emission nebula in Cepheus, SH2-140, 11 hrs. HaLRGB: More info: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/nebula/sh2-140 or https://www.astrobin.com/345427/ Second the Coma galaxy cluster Abell 1656, 13 hrs. LRGB: The picture also shows the Quasar QSO[HB89] 1256+280. With a redshift of 2.66, this quasar has a distance of 11.3 +/- 1 billion light years. It is thus located shortly after the Big Bang and thus the observable part of the universe: More info: http://www.spaceimages.de/en/astrophotos/galaxies/abell-1656 or https://www.astrobin.com/346175/H/ I hope you enjoy the images as I did. The camera is worth every cent. Jens
  9. Jedi2014

    NGC 5033

    Thanks for all nice comments. John, I cropped only a little bit. But I roteted the original image by 90°. Jens
  10. 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
  11. Jedi2014

    M 63

    Hi, 2 hrs. is far away from enough for getting the dust lanes. I captured 18 hrs. !
  12. 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
  13. Jedi2014

    MonR1 DN Complex

    Thank you all.
  14. Jedi2014

    MonR1 DN Complex

    Thanks. EQ8 is a workaholic. It runs without any complain.
  15. 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

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