14 November 2012

IC 1795 in Ha filter

IC 1795 in Ha filter

IC 1795, also called the North Bear Nebula and the Running Dog Nebula, is a nebula in Cepheus approximately 6000 light-years from Earth.

08 November 2012

M 33 in Luminance

M 33 in Luminance

More information about this photo: www.astropixel.gr
The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101.

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in HaRGB

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula in HaRGB

-Telescope : William Optics FLT 110 with F/T 3025  focuser and Starizona usb motor focus
-Mount : Skywatcher EQ6 Skyscan pro with EQMod & EQDir
Chip: Qhy2 pro with FF/FR x0.8 type3 by W.O
-Guiding: TS finder 8x50 with Meade DSI I & Starlight Xpress usb  filter wheel 7x1.25
-Location: Salamina ,GR  21/07/2012
-Astrodon Ha(5nm) : 195minutes
- Baader RGB : 48/48/60minutes
-Total : 351minutes
-Programs I have used: Maxim dl , Photoshop CS5 , The Sky6 , FocusMax

Information about Sh2-101

The Tulip Nebula, or Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) or the Cygnus Star Cloud is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is so named because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years (5.7×1016 km; 3.5×1016 mi) from Earth.

The Tulip nebula, at least in the field seen from earth, is in close proximity to microquasar Cygnus X-1, site of one of the first suspected black holes. Cygnus X-1 is the brighter of the two stars (lower star) in close vertical proximity just to the right of the Tulip nebula.

07 November 2012

NGC 6888 HaO3RGB

 NGC 6888 in HaO3RGB

-Telescope: William Optics FLT 110 with F/T focuser 3025 and Starizona -Mkit 35 usb motor focus
-Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Skyscan Pro with EQMod & EQDir
-CCD: Qhy2 Pro at -0c
-Guiding: TS finder 8x50 & Meade DSI 1 
-Location:Salamina,GR and Manor Obs at Piraeus,GR
-Ha 5nm Astrodon(bin 1x1) 200 minutes
-O3 5nm Astrodon 210 minutes
-Baader RGB 126 minutes
-Total exposure: 536 minutes

Information about NGC 6888

The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light years away.

It was discovered by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel in 1792.[2] It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 250,000 to 400,000[citation needed] years ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward. The inward moving shock wave heats the stellar wind to X-ray-emitting temperatures.