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Saturn - February 27 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 19:13

Kevin M. Gill posted a photo:

Saturn - February 27 2017

Assembled using raw uncalibrated near-infrared, green, and blue filtered images (CB3, GRN, BL1) taken by the Cassini spacecraft on February 27 2017.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

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Saturn - February 27 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 19:13

Kevin M. Gill posted a photo:

Saturn - February 27 2017

Assembled using raw uncalibrated near infrared filtered images (CB2, MT2) taken by the Cassini spacecraft on February 27 2017.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill

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Orions Belt and Orions Sword

Tue, 2017-02-28 14:16

stephanhaverland posted a photo:

Orions Belt and Orions Sword

In this photo of Orions Belt and Orions Sword you can nicely see the Flame Nebula, the Horsehead Nebula, the Running Man Nebula and the Great Orion Nebula. Shot with a Canon EOS 550D and a EF 35-135mm pump-zoom-lens.

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The Pleiades

Tue, 2017-02-28 14:16

stephanhaverland posted a photo:

The Pleiades

This is M45, the pleiades. You can achive nice deepsky-photos even with a relatively low end lens. Shot with a Canon EOS 550D and a EF 35-135mm pump-zoom-lens.

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Flare from Satellite Iridium 24

Tue, 2017-02-28 14:16

stephanhaverland posted a photo:

Flare from Satellite Iridium 24

This is an Iriudiumflare from satellite Iridiudm 24. Shot on the 27th of february 2017 at 20.42 CET with a Canon EOS 550D and a EF 35-135mm pump-zoom-lens.

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Venus-2017-01-19-1744_ap4

Tue, 2017-02-28 14:15

astroado posted a photo:

Venus-2017-01-19-1744_ap4

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Aurora & Milky Way - Malin Head - Ireland

Tue, 2017-02-28 12:30

Gareth Wray - 9 Million Views - Thank You posted a photo:

Aurora & Milky Way - Malin Head - Ireland

“Ballad of the Heavens”

Banba's Crown, Malin Head, County Donegal, Ireland

Malin Head is Ireland’s most northerly point & these are the most northerly building on the mainland. The large tower to the right was named ‘Banba’ after the mythological patron goddess of Ireland. It was built by the British in 1805 as a Napoleonic lookout tower to help defend against a possible French invasion. It’s location was vital for daily shipping as the coastline around Malin Head are some of the most treacherous waters in the world with over 400 ship wrecks being recorded.

Malin Head is the best area in all of Ireland to observe the Aurora & Milky Way. This is due to it being so far north & there is nothing looking outwards to sea only total darkness. Total darkness with a clear sky & no light pollution is the secret to capturing great vivid photos of these two natural wonders of the heavens

I travelled here in hope of capturing the Aurora Borealis this particular clear night. Fortune shone down on me & I was able to capture both the Northern Lights & the galactic core of the Milky Way all in one photo! It really was like a ballad of the heavens above me!

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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Widefield L Negative - Feb 20, 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 10:50

Joseph Brimacombe posted a photo:

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Widefield L Negative - Feb 20, 2017

Taken from New Mexico Skies Observatory using an SBIG STXL-11000 camera and Takahashi FSQ 106 telescope on a Software Bisque PME 2 Mount with AOX guiding.
Single 20 min exposure
08h 50m UT
LINK
Positive image: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/33008905062/
Info about this comet: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45P/Honda%E2%80%93Mrkos%E2%80%93Paj...

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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Widefield L Positive - Feb 20, 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 10:50

Joseph Brimacombe posted a photo:

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Widefield L Positive - Feb 20, 2017

Taken from New Mexico Skies Observatory using an SBIG STXL-11000 camera and Takahashi FSQ 106 telescope on a Software Bisque PME 2 Mount with AOX guiding.
Single 20 min exposure
08h 50m UT
LINK
Negative image: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/32320053144/
Info about this comet: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45P/Honda%E2%80%93Mrkos%E2%80%93Paj...

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NGC 2438 – Planetary Nebula in Puppis

Tue, 2017-02-28 10:44

Tom Wildoner posted a photo:

NGC 2438 – Planetary Nebula in Puppis

NGC 2438 is a planetary nebula found inside the open cluster M46 in the constellation Puppis. I remember the first time I imaged M46 and spotted this fuzzy planetary nebula, I thought I discovered something new! My star atlas, at the time, did not show this NGC object. This planetary nebula is actually not part of the open cluster, it just appears in the same line of sight. It’s estimated distance is 3,000 light years away and has a magnitude of 10.8.
Tech Specs: This image is composed of 40 x 15 second images at ISO 5,000 with 5 x 15 second darks and 5 x 1/4000 second bias frames using a Meade LX90 12” telescope and Canon 6D camera mounted on a Celestron CGEM-DX mount. Imaging was done on February 18, 2017 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania.

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_MG_3396r - _MG_3399r_s1024

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:48

Pooua posted a photo:

_MG_3396r - _MG_3399r_s1024

Photos shot from Franklin Mountains State Park. Panorama assembled in Hugin using manually-selected control points.

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Waxing moon

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:47

mythicalireland posted a photo:

Waxing moon

The waxing moon, taken on 5th of February. Since then, the moon has waxed and waned and tonight, on the last evening of the month, the first slender crescent of the new moon will be visible (weather permitting) in the western sky after sunset.

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Seagull Nebula

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:16

neilcreek posted a photo:

Seagull Nebula

The astrophotography learning curve is a very long and steep one! I'm slowly learning more, getting better bit by bit, and overcoming hurdles towards achieving the results I want. But even so, it feels like I'm going so slowly! This photo was my first of this target, and the first to use 5min long sub-exposures. I've worked out autoguiding, and am having fewer struggles with computer control of everything, and yet it feels like I'm going backwards with my telescope's collimation. I am doing everything right according to all the guides I can find online, but my images are consistently soft, and the edges and corners seem to be getting worse and worse! I think I'm going to have to call on the help of my expert friends! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this image.

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Clavius 2 Novembre 2014

Tue, 2017-02-28 08:05

Reynolds Sr. posted a photo:

Clavius 2 Novembre 2014

Luna, cratere Clavius 2 Novembre 2014, Telescopio Celestron C 11, camera CCD Lumenera SKYnyx2-2M

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Melotte 15 SHO

Tue, 2017-02-28 07:26

kuyaeyik posted a photo:

Melotte 15 SHO

2016-2440
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Ha 32×20 min - 10.67 hours
OIII 19×20 min - 6.33 hours
SII 21×20 min - 7.33 hours
LRGB [15:15:15:15]×5 min - 5 hours
Total Integration: 29 hours
Taken on August 23, 24, 27, 29, September 14, October 5, 6, 7 (2016)
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C6-N + MPCC Mk2
Advanced VX
Atik 314L+ Mono
Baader Ha (6nm), OIII (8.5nm), and SII (7nm)
Astronomik Type 2c LRGB

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25 February 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:48

Earth & Sky NZ posted a photo:

25 February 2017

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Chris Murphy - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.
All group photos will be available to view and download for two months, after this time frame you may contact Earth & Sky with your photo request.

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25 February 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:48

Earth & Sky NZ posted a photo:

25 February 2017

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Chris Murphy - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.
All group photos will be available to view and download for two months, after this time frame you may contact Earth & Sky with your photo request.

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25 February 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:48

Earth & Sky NZ posted a photo:

25 February 2017

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Chris Murphy - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.
All group photos will be available to view and download for two months, after this time frame you may contact Earth & Sky with your photo request.

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25 February 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:48

Earth & Sky NZ posted a photo:

25 February 2017

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Chris Murphy - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.
All group photos will be available to view and download for two months, after this time frame you may contact Earth & Sky with your photo request.

Categories: space news

25 February 2017

Tue, 2017-02-28 06:48

Earth & Sky NZ posted a photo:

25 February 2017

EARTH & SKY Photo taken by Chris Murphy - Location: University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. For some stunning Earth & Sky time-lapse animations, please refer to Earth & Sky Limited Partnership on You Tube.
All group photos will be available to view and download for two months, after this time frame you may contact Earth & Sky with your photo request.

Categories: space news