Space Journal

Soul Nebular

This image of Soul Nebula was photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.

The Soul Nebula is an emission nebulae in Cassiopeia. This is a close-up of a small section of the larger complex. This image is a two panel mosaic having an total Integration 60 hours of exposure.

Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph
Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters: Chroma SII 3nm, Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm

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“Entanglement”

Somewhere in Cygnus : “Entanglement”

This two panel mosaic photographed under northern skies, at my home in Valencia.
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Weiburger’s classic Planetary Nebular.

Thank you for viewing Weiburger’s classic blue- (OIII) Planetary Nebular. Appearing to be held in animated suspension by the streams of effervescent Hydrogen emitting dust an gas. Last year while expanding a mosaic of Cygnus out to the lower left quadrant just past Sharpless 115, I noticed a small perfectly formed planetary nebulae that looks very similar to the well known soap bubble in shape and size! This year, I re-visited Weiburger’s and photographed it with higher magnification for a more detailed look.
Twelve nights of photography from my home in Valecia.

Chroma Filter NBOptolong filters -Ha
camera: SX814
AG14 Newtonian astrograph.
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M16 and Pillars of Creation

The data for this Narrowband image of M16 was shot at my Home observatory in Valencia and in Sicily by Carmelo. By combining the data from these two very different telescopes the fast Newtonian 14″ telescope and Carmelo’s 16″ home build RC, we were able to benefit from the two very different optical systems.

Image credits:

Processing by Paul C Swift

Photography by Carmelo Falco and Paul C Swift

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Super-giant Star

This Super-giant Star is located in the northern constellation of Cygnus. After A bit of a rain disaster during the previous night, I decided to run this test sequence of one of my favorites.
Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph
Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters: Baader RGB and Chroma LowGlow for lume
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M16 and the Eagle Nebula.

M16 and the Eagle Nebula in Ha, LRGB.

The data for this image of M16 was shot at my Home observatory in Valencia and  in Sicily by Carmelo.  By combining the data from these two very different telescopes the fast Newtonian 14″ telescope and Carmelo’s 16″ home build RC, we were able to benefit from the two very different optical systems.

Image credits:

Processing by Paul C Swift

Photography by Carmelo Falco and Paul C Swift

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Swan nebular in narrowband

Welcome back Milky way galaxy! Our home.

It is so good to be shooting narrowband again.
Thank you for looking at the Swan nebular in narrowband. The brownish red colour is caused by emission from ionized hydrogen gas.

Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph
Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters: Chroma narrow-band filters
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The Trifid Nebula

M20 another well know jewel encrusted object from the stellar mine fields of Sagittarius. Excavated low on my southern horizon, last night.
#Astrophotography #Space L180x60 binx2 at F3.8 with drizzle integration plus RGB x 180 x 26×3.

Distance to Earth: 5,200 light years
Magnitude: 6.3
Coordinates: RA 18h 2m 23s | Dec -23° 1′ 48″
Constellation: Sagittarius
Apparent dimensions : 28 arcmins
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The Swan Nebula

I hope you enjoy viewing this Ha, RGBL image of the Swan Nebula. This wonderful structure is located in the rich star-fields of Sagittarius. The Swan has a very high dynamic range an provides an exiting processing and photography challenge for and budding astrophotographers out there.

Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph
Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters: Chroma narrow-band filters
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Magnitude: 6
Constellation: Sagittarius
Coordinates: RA 18h 20m 26s | Dec -16° 10′ 36″
Distance: 5,000-6,000 ly
Apparent dimensions (V): 11 arcmins
Designations: M17, Swan Nebula, Sharpless 45, RCW 160, Gum 81

 

 

 

 

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