1. APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17)Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141017.html

    APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17)
    Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141017.html

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  2. Chris ZifferPerseus, the warrior hero, co-starring the Double Cluster and the Seven SistersCamera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D)Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm, dialed to 27mmSettings: ISO 800, f/5, 90 sec expMount: AstroTrac TT320X-AG11 lights, 5 darks, stacked in DSSProcessed with Photoshop CS5Full resolution here: http://astrob.in/129811/0/

    Chris Ziffer

    Perseus, the warrior hero, co-starring the Double Cluster and the Seven Sisters

    Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D)
    Lens: Canon EFS 18-55mm, dialed to 27mm
    Settings: ISO 800, f/5, 90 sec exp
    Mount: AstroTrac TT320X-AG
    11 lights, 5 darks, stacked in DSS
    Processed with Photoshop CS5

    Full resolution here: http://astrob.in/129811/0/

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  3. The Magellanic Clouds.Luc PERROT Photographies

    The Magellanic Clouds.
    Luc PERROT Photographies

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  4. Great Details from Michael Morgan. The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man.Taken at Cherry Springs State Park the morning of 9-23-2014 William Optics SD66 QSI 583wsg L(H-alpha 6 x10 minutes 10x1 minute false luminance from RGB) RGB 16 x 2 minutes each binned 2x2. 2 hours 46 minutes total exposure.West is up North to left. — at Cherry Springs State Park.

    Great Details from Michael Morgan. 

    The Great Orion Nebula and Running Man.
    Taken at Cherry Springs State Park the morning of 9-23-2014 William Optics SD66 QSI 583wsg L(H-alpha 6 x10 minutes 10x1 minute false luminance from RGB) RGB 16 x 2 minutes each binned 2x2. 2 hours 46 minutes total exposure.
    West is up North to left.
    — at Cherry Springs State Park.

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  5. Richard CardoeM33 Triangulum Galaxy, imaged 25th August 2014, near Cambridge, UK.Image Details:22 x 600sec @ ISO800 Lights for a total exposure of 3 hours 40 mins66 Darks, 200 Bias, 25 Flats.Optic - Altair Astro 8” Ritchey Chretien (CF) with AP CCDT67 reducer - 1110mm @ F5.46.Mount - HEQ5 PRO Synscan with Rowan Belt Drive mod.Sensor - Canon 1000D (Full Spectrum Modded) + Astronomik CLS-CCD filter.Guiding - ZWO ASI120MM + Orion 162mm/F3.2 guidescope with PHD2.Captured with BackyardEOS and processed with PixInsight.

    Richard Cardoe

    M33 Triangulum Galaxy, imaged 25th August 2014, near Cambridge, UK.
    Image Details:
    22 x 600sec @ ISO800 Lights for a total exposure of 3 hours 40 mins
    66 Darks, 200 Bias, 25 Flats.
    Optic - Altair Astro 8” Ritchey Chretien (CF) with AP CCDT67 reducer - 1110mm @ F5.46.
    Mount - HEQ5 PRO Synscan with Rowan Belt Drive mod.
    Sensor - Canon 1000D (Full Spectrum Modded) + Astronomik CLS-CCD filter.
    Guiding - ZWO ASI120MM + Orion 162mm/F3.2 guidescope with PHD2.

    Captured with BackyardEOS and processed with PixInsight.

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  6. Ron BrecherNGC7331 and Stephan’s Quintet


    Ron Brecher
    NGC7331 and Stephan’s Quintet

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  7. Orion’s Belt and The Flame Nebula: Wide-field viewThis spectacular visible light wide-field view of part of the famous belt of the great celestial hunter Orion shows the region of the sky around the Flame Nebula. The whole image is filled with glowing gas clouds illuminated by hot blue young stars. It was created from photographs in red and blue light forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately three degrees.Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2Acknowledgment: Davide De MartinEuropean Southern Observatory (ESO) 

    Orion’s Belt and The Flame Nebula: Wide-field view
    This spectacular visible light wide-field view of part of the famous belt of the great celestial hunter Orion shows the region of the sky around the Flame Nebula. The whole image is filled with glowing gas clouds illuminated by hot blue young stars. It was created from photographs in red and blue light forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately three degrees.

    Credit: ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2
    Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
    European Southern Observatory (ESO) 

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  8. APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17)Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141017.html

    APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17)
    Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141017.html

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  10. Aras Teohe SH2-124 is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Cygnus. It is very faint target and rarely imaged.Instruments and exposure data:W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattenerFeatherTouch 3”” focuserStarizona MicroTouch autofocuserW.O ZS80 EDSBIG ST10XME CFW9Meade DSIFilters: Ha 5nm Astrodon_S[II] 8nm Baader_O[III] 3nm AstrodonSky-Watcher EQ6 ProHa:50*10min bin1x1S[II]:34*15min bin1x1O[III]:39*15min bin1x1Total exposure time:26h35min

    Aras Teo

    he SH2-124 is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Cygnus. It is very faint target and rarely imaged.

    Instruments and exposure data:

    W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattenerFeatherTouch 3”” focuser
    Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser
    W.O ZS80 ED
    SBIG ST10XME CFW9
    Meade DSI
    Filters: Ha 5nm Astrodon_S[II] 8nm Baader_O[III] 3nm Astrodon
    Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

    Ha:50*10min bin1x1
    S[II]:34*15min bin1x1
    O[III]:39*15min bin1x1

    Total exposure time:26h35min

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