Astro

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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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
#Astrophotography #Space

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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

Enjoy!

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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
#Astrophotography #Space

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