New hobby keeping me busy during COVID

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lokie

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #20 on: 27 Mar 2021, 04:04 pm »
Thanks for the pictures. Very cool.

I don't know what the Veil Nebulas means but whoever named that... nailed it. Very ominous. I would have an uneasy feeling looking out my starship front portal while entering that territory.

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #21 on: 28 Mar 2021, 05:21 pm »
I'm looking outside the Milky Way right now, to the galaxies beyond.  Here is my latest, NGC2093:




This galaxy is 30 million light years from the Milky Way and almost as big as the Milky Way at 100K light years in diameter.
« Last Edit: 11 Apr 2021, 05:30 pm by audioengr »

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #22 on: 7 Apr 2021, 07:21 pm »
These photo's are crazy good, please keep posting.

How are you dealing with light pollution?

I'm Bortle 2 here, almost none.  Problem is clouds and wind.

Here's another, the North American Nebula NGC7000:




Here it is before I final process it, an ocean of stars on top of the object (all from the Milky Way BTW):




These 20 stacked frames already have some intensity stretch and color saturation applied or you would only see black and stars, no nebula.  Here is a single frame:





Nick B

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Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #23 on: 8 Apr 2021, 06:20 am »
Great pics  :thumb: Thank you!

audioengr

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« Reply #24 on: 9 Apr 2021, 06:38 pm »
California Nebula (NGC1499):




audioengr

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« Reply #25 on: 10 Apr 2021, 05:55 pm »
Soul Nebula (IC1848):




toocool4

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #26 on: 10 Apr 2021, 06:18 pm »
Those are cool pictures, must be a very peaceful hobby looking at the night sky.  8)

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #27 on: 10 Apr 2021, 10:19 pm »
Those are cool pictures, must be a very peaceful hobby looking at the night sky.  8)

I would describe it as a state of reverence and awe every time I do it.  You never know what you will see until you see it.

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #28 on: 11 Apr 2021, 05:02 pm »
M78 NGC2071 NGC2064 NGC2067 nebulas

This was a difficult one because it's small and dim.  Took 5 nights combined to get this:




1350 light years from Earth, this set of diffuse reflection nebulas comprised of gas and dust are illuminated by the stars in the photo.  It's approximately 5 light years across.  At least 4 of our entire solar systems would fit inside of it.

Nick B

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Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #29 on: 11 Apr 2021, 05:50 pm »
Are the different colors the result of different gasses, dust and possibly distance?

audioengr

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« Reply #30 on: 11 Apr 2021, 08:47 pm »
Are the different colors the result of different gasses, dust and possibly distance?

Mostly different gases/elements and in some cases, red doppler shift due to the distance of the object and that fact that it is accelerating away.  Doppler shift occurs in some objects that are outside of our Milky Way, like other galaxies and stars.  Most of the Nebula that I can capture are in the Milky Way.

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Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #31 on: 11 Apr 2021, 09:39 pm »
Those photos are a whole new Universe opening up before my eyes.
I live downtown apt big city so not likely to be able to do stuff like that.
Thank you for sharing. they are marvelous.

Russell Dawkins

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #32 on: 12 Apr 2021, 06:22 am »
My favorites so far are the Orion Nebula, the M78 NGC2071 NGC2064 NGC2067 Nebulas, Horsehead, Flame and Veil Nebulas, and the Andromeda Galaxy.

I'm surprised that you get get images of this quality from the ground with an 8" telescope. I guess image stacking and other contemporary technical advancements have made this possible. I thought this image quality required the likes of the Mauna Observatory in Hawaii or the Hubble telescope. I must simply be out of touch.

These are beautiful images; thanks for sharing.

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #33 on: 12 Apr 2021, 05:37 pm »
Wizard Nebula NGC7380:




audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #34 on: 13 Apr 2021, 05:18 pm »
Pac-Man Nebula (NGC281):




audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #35 on: 14 Apr 2021, 04:33 pm »
Jellyfish nebula (IC443):




toocool4

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #36 on: 14 Apr 2021, 04:45 pm »
Pac-Man Nebula, who names them? I am a big Pac-Man arcade game fan. 8)

audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #37 on: 15 Apr 2021, 06:39 pm »
Bodes Galaxy (M81):




audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #38 on: 16 Apr 2021, 05:24 pm »
Dumbbell Nebula (M27):




audioengr

Re: New hobby keeping me busy during COVID
« Reply #39 on: 17 Apr 2021, 11:19 pm »
Triangulum Galaxy (M33):