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  1. Hey.. So last night i went to a beach that had one side completely dark ,and the other filed with light pollution . In the dark side,the milky way gqlaxy was pretty obvious and the sky was full of stars. Andromeda was rising and i wanted to take a peak, however , it was low on the horizon and had a slight haze(skyglow).It wasn't visible with the naked eye and in my 10x50 binoculars i could just resolve the core. I heard Andromeda would be visible with the naked eye as its mag 3.3. But the milkyway was and Andromeda wasnt.What went wrong?
  2. NGC6559 at the center of the milkyway is a photo I created from RGB filters only and at BIN1. Telescope: ASA 12'' F3.6 Mount: DDM 85 Unguided Camera: FLI 16200 Mono Filters: Astrodon Thanks for watching Haim Huli My Flickr Page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/101543943@N04/
  3. From the album: Deep Sky Imaging

    This was imaged using a astro modded Canon 40D through a 50mm prime lens for the wide coverage, piggy backed on my SCT, so tracked and guided using my 80mm frac as a guide scope. Total Exposure was 2 hours, consisting of 30 x 120s, 15 x 60s and 30 x 30s subs at ISO800 With in we can see part of the stars making up the Scorpius constellation, Milky way, Rho Ophiuchus, Antares, M80 and M4 among the gas, dust and nebulosity.

    © Mariusz Goralski

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    From the album: widefield

    Canon EOS 1100D with 28mm m42 lens at F4 via a adaptor 40 x 30 sec lights 10 each dark and bias. Flats went wrong so i had to remove them, then used gradient extermiantor in PS Need to get a stepdown ring for my 2 inch neodynum filter
  5. Hello to all! Posting a photograph of the Summer Milky Way band that I took last week. However, I do not know how should I feel about this! This is when the band was right overhead, which is a rare sight for us and happens only when monsoon season is delayed. There was decent glow towards horizon but literally nothing at zenith. 19 degrees north latitude, around Bortle 3 level sky, taken using Nikon 5300, basic lens. And with this, I prepare to have no view of stars till September ends
  6. Happy new year folks! Long time since my last post. Lately I've been shooting some widefield. Here's my latest shots. Milky way mostly.. Venus sets. Sony A7s + Samyang 14mm ISO 10000 15 secs @f2.8 Old pilot station (is that correct english btw?) Samsung NX1 + Samyang 12mm ISO 320 10minutes (iOptron skytracker) Have a good one! -Thomas
  7. Barnard's Galaxy ( NGC 6822 ) in the constellation Sagittarius ( click on image to see larger ) Barnard's Galaxy is one of a number of dwarf galaxies relatively near to us in our Local Group of galaxies. Similar in structure to the Small Magellanic Cloud, Barnard's galaxy is thought to be about half the size and around eight times as far away at 1.6 M Light Years. Weather permitting I hope to add more subs to help bring the faint detail further out from the sky background. Details: Barnard's Galaxy ( NGC 6822 ). Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian telescope. Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount. Orion 80mm f5 guide scope and auto guider - PHD2. Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector, no filter. Nikon D5300 (unmodified). Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90. ISO400, 14bit NEF, Long Exp. NR on. 40 x 180sec (1/3 before & 2/3 after zenith) 25 Aug 16. Processed in PixInsight and finished off in Photoshop. Links: https://500px.com/MikeODay http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay
  8. Bright Nebula IC 4628 in the constellation Scorpius. ( a re-processed version can be found in a comment below - colour balance tweaked to add a little blue ) ( another re-processed version can be seen below - this time to increase the vibrance & saturation somewhat ( too much ? ) ( click on image to see full size ) IC 4628, called the Prawn Nebula by some, is an emission nebula in the far southern sky in the constellation Scorpius. Relatively faint, with a visual magnitude of +10, IC 4628 resides in a rich area of the Milkyway about 6000 light years from Earth. Links: https://500px.com/MikeODay http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay Details: centre of image: RA 16h 57m 4s, Dec -40 deg 21' 52" (nova.astrometry.net)f ield of view: 80 x 53.3 arcmins Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount Guiding: Orion Shortube 80 guidescope Starshoot Autoguider, PHD2 Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector Hutech IDAS D1 light pollution filter Nikon D5300 (unmodified) Long exposure noise reduction on 32 x 182 sec @ ISO800 (15 May 2016) Pixinsight
  9. Hi, just got back from Tenerife ,I was lucky enough to go on the Teide by night trip , the shot was taken with a Canon 50mm ISO 800 , 8 sec single shot . Thanks for looking
  10. Here is a picture I took with my wife on holiday in France. It was a rare evening of stargazing after 3 year toddler hiatus. We took it on a canon 6d with a 16mm wide angle sitting on the star adventurer. It’s based on 3 exposures where I stacked the sky part whilst only using 1 layer for the foreground. Maybe 20 second exposures I can’t quite recall now. Then bumped up the levels also in photoshop.
  11. I took these two photos only seconds apart. The top bit I took secondly. I’m not sure what it is I’ve captured. But can anyone tell me what it could be??
  12. Finally got the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and what a cracking lens it is - Canon 5DmkIII at the other end. Lit the rocks with a sweep from the headtorch for about 0.5 seconds. Steve
  13. ( Edit 20 Aug: adjusted to increase brightness ) ... The Fighting Dragons of Ara ( NGC 6188 ) ( please click/tap on image to see larger and sharper ) ...................... Original: The Fighting Dragons of Ara ( NGC 6188 ) ( please click/tap on image to see larger and sharper ) Bright Nebula NGC 6188 and open cluster NGC 6193 are embedded 4,300 light years away in the Sagittarius arm of our Milky Way galaxy and can be seen with the naked eye south of Scorpius in the constellation of Ara. With powerful stellar winds and energetic ultra-violet radiation, massive stars sculpt the interstellar gas and dust of the nebula into wonderful shapes and cause the interstellar gas to brightly fluoresce. Closer to the hot young stars of the cluster, bright blue “sunlight” reflects off the clouds of gas and dust to produce the blue reflection nebulae seenin the image. Magnitude +5.19, RA 16h 41m 42s, Dec -48deg 48' 46". Approx. 3800 light years away. Image details: Plate Solution: Resolution .......0.586 arcsec/px ( original full size image ). Rotation .......... 89.764 deg. Pixel size ........ 3.90 um. Field of view ..... 58' 41.6" x 39' 9.5". Image center ...... RA: 16 40 09.856 Dec: -48 41 22.50. Image bounds:. top-left ....... RA: 16 42 10.059 Dec: -49 10 30.54. top-right ...... RA: 16 42 06.489 Dec: -48 11 57.14. bottom-left .... RA: 16 38 11.010 Dec: -49 10 39.74. bottom-right ... RA: 16 38 11.897 Dec: -48 12 05.58. Telescope: Orion Optics CT12 Newtonian ( mirror 300mm, fl 1200mm, f4 ). Corrector: ASA 2" Coma Corrector Quattro 1.175x. Effective Focal Length / Aperture : 1410mm f4.7. Mount: Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT. Guiding: TSOAG9 Off-Axis-Guider, Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2, PHD2 . Camera: Nikon D5300 (unmodified) (sensor 23.5 x 15.6mm, 6016x4016 3.9um pixels). Location: Blue Mountains, Australia Moderate light pollution ( pale green zone on darksitefinder.com map ). Capture ( 24 June 2017 ). 12 sets of sub-images with exposure duration for each set doubling ( 1/8s to 240s ) all at ISO800. 34 x 240s + 10 each @ 1/8s to 120s. Processing ( Pixinsight - 19 Aug 2017 ). Calibration: master bias, master flat and no darks. Integration in 12 sets. HDR combination PhotometricColorCalibration.
  14. The Wishing Well Cluster ( NGC 3532 ) in the constellation Carina ( click on image to see full size / best resolution ) This large bright open cluster, when seen through a small telescope, looks like a collection of brightly gleaming silver coins shimmering at the bottom of a wishing well and hence the name. First recorded in 1752 by Nicolas Lacaille, NGC 3532 contains around 120 stars superimposed on the expanse of the Milkyway and is visible with the naked eye from lower latitudes. Links: https://500px.com/MikeODay http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay Details: Co-ordinates: ~ RA 11h 6.4m, Dec -58 deg 50.5' Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider - PHD2 Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector Hutech IDAS D1 Light Pollution Filter Nikon D5300 (unmodified) Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90 36 subs ranging from 30 sec 300 sec ISO 200 Pixinsight & Photoshop 10th April 2016
  15. Hello, This is my first Milky Way timelapse Canon eos 1200d with kit lens 18-55mm. Made 212 shots at 25s exporsure iso 3200.
  16. Managed to get out of the light pollution and take this at a dark site. Really pleased with it considering the short exposure time taken. Modded Canon 1000d, 18-55 mm stock lens @ 18mm 3x 3min exposures, ISO 800, f/4.5 Custom white balance The histogram is quite far to the left on the raw files (although no data touching the far left edge), does anyone know how I would correct this next time round? From an image capture point of view? Or is this expected for this part of sky? Thanks for looking, all feedback welcomed
  17. Ptolemy's Cluster in the constellation Scorpius ( Messier 7, NGC 6475 ) Scrapbook page ...
  18. Took this photo of the milkyway last week at the Namibian Kalahari desert. https://www.flickr.com/photos/101543943@N04/48039046618/in/dateposted/ Thanks for watching, Haim My Flicker Page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/101543943@N04/
  19. Hello to all! Just posting some of the images I took recently! (Total first attempt from someone who can't even hold a camera properly) I was out to conduct a public overnight sky observation event, which was the last event before 6 months of monsoon. For a lot of time, we had cloud cover too! These images don't include much of editing more than just some basic stuff in cellphone. I forgot to take the photos in RAW so either way I can't do much! Quite happy with the first attempt. Will improve even more in next season! Nikon 5300, with the basic 18-55 lens. Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks!
  20. From the album: Slynxx Learning Curve

    After packing up twice with my SW Star Adventurer, the skies eventually cleared enough for me to take a few frames of our beloved home Galaxy. 8 x 60sec frames. No Darks Canon 700D (Un-modded) Kit Lens 18-55mm ISO 1600 Stacked using Photoshop & the Median stacking process.
  21. Hi all. I was taking pictures of the southern part of the milkyway and after processing the images I noticed some reddish colored clouds at the bottom of the great rift. Are these gaseous clouds or is there another name for it? PS: I'm using a Canon T3 camera that is modified for full spectrum photography. I used an 18-55mm lens set to F/3.5 for 8 secs at iso 6400. Thanx.
  22. From the album: Deep Sky Imaging

    This is a photo of the Milkyway around Sagittarius and the center of our galaxy. This image was taken with a unmodded Canon 7D and a 24-105mm Lens set at 24mm and consists of a stack of 18 x 20 second subs taken at ISO6400. No tracking, just a camera pointed up on a standard tripod. The night I was imaging this, Sagittarius was at near zenith on a particularly clear night.
  23. Hi, I've been meaning to get out and try to get some Milky Way shots with my 18-55mm kit lens but I've been struggling to find any sites nearby that are actually dark enough to produce anything meaningful. I live in the Medway area and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as light pollution here is awful. Thanks, Billy
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