Space Journal

Cosmic geode: “Watermelon tourmaline”

Expanding out across NGC 7822 with mixed refactors on this 3 panel mosaic.
Image credits:
Processing by Swift.
Data acquired by Swift by and a little by Candini
Hope you enjoy this one!
#Astrophotography #Space

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Dust-Scape in Cygnus

New and old data from 2017 & 2015 was combined to produce this new image of the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus. Higher resolution detail was photographed with a large Newtonian telescope and the wide-field data, with a fast refactor. Hope you enjoy the results.

 

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NGC 6888, The Crescent Nebula

NGC 6888, The Crescent Nebula
Composite image with H alpha, OIII, and the RGBL image
Image credits:
Processing by Paul C Swift
Narrow-band- data acquired by Paul C Swift and RGB by Carmelo Falco.
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Pickering’s Triangle in the Veil

This is a two panel mosaic featuring the entangled strands of differing types of emission nebula located in the Veil. These wonderful nebular remnants signify massive high energy events in the cosmos in the distant past. Pickering’s Triangle is located approximately 1500 light years away in Cygnus.
This image was photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.
Viewing in full screen is recommended.

Chroma Filter NB filters
AG14 Newtonian astrograph.
camera: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814
Chroma Filter NB

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Celestial Splendor

Thank you for viewing the Bubble Nebula
Wikipedia: NGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, Sharpless 162, or Caldwell 11, is a H II region emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52.

Image credits:

Processing by Paul C Swift

Data aquired by Carmelo Falco.
Enjoy!

Technical card

Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Alta F9 (kaf6303)
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar
Filters: Baader LRGB set, Baader Ha 3.5nm

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The beast and the bubble

This is a four panel mosaic featuring the Soap Bubble planetary nebula and Crescent Nebula. These wonderful nebular remnants signify massive high energy events in the cosmos. These structures are located in the constellation Cygnus about 5000 light-years away from Earth.
 
 
This image was photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.
 
Chroma Filter NB filters
AG14 Newtonian astrograph.
camera: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814
Chroma Filter NB

#Astrophotography #Space

#narrowband

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The Cocoon Nebula

The Cocoon Nebula
Thank you for viewing IC 5146 in Cygnus:

 

Approximately 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away from earth.The bright red part of IC 5146 is hydrogen emission nebula and blue ring is reflection nebulae.
The faint chocolate dust is part of Barnard 168.

The data for this image was photographed in Sicily by Carmelo.

Image credits:
Processing by Paul C Swift
Photography by Carmelo Falco
Enjoy!

Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Alta F9 (kaf6303)
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar
Filters: Baader LRGB set, Baader Ha 3.5nm

Integration: About 32 hours

Locations: LeMaitre Obs, Mount Serrone, Racalmuto (AG), SICILY
#Astrophotography #Space #narrowband

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Pop

Thank you for viewing the Soap Bubble Nebula. This well known planetary nebula is located in the constellation Cygnus, near the Crescent Nebula.
This image was photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.
Viewing in full screen is recommended.
Optolong filters – narrowband
Chroma Filter NB filters
AG14 Newtonian astrograph.
camera: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814
Chroma Filter NB
#Astrophotography #Space #narrowband #Optolong. This well known planetary nebula is located in the constellation Cygnus, near the Crescent Nebula.
This image was photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.
Viewing in full screen is recommended.
Optolong filters – narrowband
Chroma Filter NB filters
AG14 Newtonian astrograph.
camera: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-814
Chroma Filter NB

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The Giant Squid & Flying Bat Nebula

The Giant Squid & Flying Bat Nebula

This Hybrid broadband- Narrow-band image of the Sh2-129 Nebula region was brought to you through the collaborative efforts of European astrophotographers Maurizio Cabibbo and Paul C. Swift.

Swift:
Imaging telescope: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm and Chroma SII 3nm
Frames: 44×1800″ at F3
Integration: 42.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 1.81 days
Avg. Moon phase: 3.67%
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain

Cabibbo
Imaging telescope:Takahashi Fsq 106 EDXIII f/3,6
Imaging cameraSbig Stl11000
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding telescope or lens: Orion SSAG on Orion Short Tube 80/400
Filters: Astrodon Ha 6nm, Astronomik CLS CCD and
Astronomik DeepSky RGB
Frames: Ha 24x900sec, L 12x600sec,
and RGB 11x600sec
Location Casole d’Elsa Italy

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