Astro

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.
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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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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.
#Astrophotography #Space

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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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