IOTW: The French Heart by Thomas LELU

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Name: Thomas LELU Object: French Heart Description: Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula’s newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young, the cluster stars are scattered in this colorful […]

IOTW: The Eagle Nebula by Andrew Klinger

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Name: Andrew Klinger Object: The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in SHO Description: Here is my completed image of the Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged with Sulphur, Hydrogen, and Oxygen narrowband filters. This false-color widefield image of the nebula represents the strong oxygen signal as cyan, hydrogen as yellow/orange, and the stronger sulphur signal as red. WOGT81 […]

IOTW: Western Veil Nebula by Chad Andrist

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Name: Chad Andrist Object: Western Veil Nebula in HOO Description: Scope: FSQ106EDXIII reduced .73x Camera: ZWO ASI1600MMC Mount: Mach1GTO Guiding: Lodestar/ZWO OAG Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha/ 3nm OIII Ha: 25x300s OIII: 25x300s 4.16 hours Software: Acquisition:Sequence Generator Pro Guiding: PHD 2.6 Processing: Pixinsight 1.8.5, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5

IOTW: Messier 8 by Chris Garner

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Name: Chris Garner Object: Messier 8 Description: Imaging telescope or lens:Sky-Watcher Quattro 10 f/4 Imaging camera:ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Mount:Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Guiding camera:QHYCCD 5 L II M Software:Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, Astro Pixel Processor, PHD2 Guiding Software, EQMOD EQASCOM, Sequence Generator Pro v3 Filters:ZWO O-III 7nm, Astrodon 5 nm SII, Astrodon 5 nm […]

IOTW: The Dark Shark Nebula by Chad Andrist

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Name: Chad Andrist Object: LDN 1235 The Dark Shark Nebula Description: Scope: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII with QE .73 reducer (f/3.65, 385mm FL) Mount: AP Mach 1 GTO Camera: ZWO ASI1600MMC Guiding: SX Lodestar/ZWO OAG Filters: Astrodon LRGB/ZWO EFW8 Software: AP ASCOM, SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS5 Sub Gain:70 Offset:12 Temperature: -15C L: 288x30s […]

IOTW: Sadr Region by Jeffery Shoker

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Name: Jeffrey E. Shokler Object: Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 and IC 5067) in Context Description: The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 and IC 5067) shown inset in its context within the constellation Cygnus. Pelican inset tech details: Canon 5D Mark II (astromodified; Baader UV/IR cut); Stellarvue 130EDT (f7); Celestron CGEM mount; 1600 ISO; 10×5 min subexposures […]