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Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:25:41 -0700
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Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:25:50 -0700
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Wed, 17 Jul 2024 16:25:49 -0700
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The moon and the clouda

prettografia posted a photo:

The moon and the clouda

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 15:25:12 -0700
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st marys

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st marys

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:19:19 -0700
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Bee Hive

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Bee Hive

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:19:20 -0700
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experiment: moon · venus · mars conjunction & tiny stars

tom berkeley posted a photo:

experiment: moon · venus · mars conjunction & tiny stars

waxing crescent, planets, &
distant pinpoints / sky lights .

humble p+s did pretty well on tripod !
zoom in for backdrop of far lights .

from back stairwell,
berkeley ca us .

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fz28 superzoom

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:09:06 -0700
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Moon 85%

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:47:58 -0700
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Celestial Beacon 5:4

Chriskellyphotography posted a photo:

Celestial Beacon 5:4

When I ventured into the darkness towards Peggy’s Cove, one of the images I was determined to capture was the Milky Way mirrored in a tranquil water pool among the rocks. Until then, my standout shot had been the lighthouse silhouetted against the Milky Way, its reflection shimmering in another pool—though the Milky Way itself missing due to the nearby lights that prevented the long exposure needed to capture those details.

After scouting, I discovered a water pool that harmonized with all the elements I envisioned, despite a touch of algae and a less-than-perfect Milky Way reflection—it marked first image with a reflected Milky Way. This vantage point minimized light pollution effects, lending a natural ambiance compared to some of my earlier images I have shared from this outing.

This vertical panorama blends four images. Three for the panoramic to capture what I needed. A 35mm I likely could have got it without the need of the vertical stack. One for the long exposure of the night sky with the use of the Move Shoot Move star tracker.

I now consider it my favourite image from Peggy’s Cove in my collection.

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 10:45:12 -0700
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Polaris and IFN Space Dust

Eric A Smith posted a photo:

Polaris and IFN Space Dust

Polaris is a star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Ursa Minor and is commonly called the North Star or Pole Star.
With an apparent magnitude of around 2, it is the brightest star in the constellation and is readily visible to the naked eye at night.
The position of the star lies less than 1° away from the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star.
The stable position of the star in the Northern Sky makes it useful for astrophotographer in the Northern hemisphere to align our telescopes with the central axis of the Earth. [Wiki]

Imaged over 11 nights in June and July 2024 while waiting for my main target to reach altitude.

I have always wanted to capture the IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) around our pole star in the Northern hemisphere.
I thought that while I am waiting for my main target to rise in altitude, just sitting on Polaris would be a cool idea.

The main problem is guiding your telescope at the pole. In the end none of the frames were guided, Plate solving was interesting too. I attempted to centre the star but the mount would never end up plate solved and locked on. The solution was to place Polaris off centre. The result was that I obtained a better view of the IFN surrounding the star.

735 x 2 minute images were originally taken without a filter and reduced down to the best 349. This left me with over 11 hours of the best frames to process.
I am very pleased with my first attempt. I must look at either making a mosaic or using a wider FOV telescope to feature more of the surrounding space dust.

A higher resolution image with imaging details can be found on my Astrobin page at: astrob.in/fdzm9m/0/
Thank you for looking.

Technical summary:
Captured: 11 Nights in June and July 2024
Location: Turismo Astronómico, Los Coloraos, Gorafe, Spain
Bortle Class: 3

Total Integration: 11h 39m
Filters: None
Pixel Scale: 1.4 arcsec/pixel

Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 100ED
Image Camera: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro
Mount: Skywatcher EQ 6R Pro

Capture software: NINA, PHD2
Editing software: PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Wed, 17 Jul 2024 08:25:00 -0700
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