Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO

Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO

Central Milky Way Mosaic taken by Alan Erickson of Highlands Ranch, CO on 05/27/2014 with a Modified Canon Rebel XS 1000D camera through a Two part mosaic of the Sagittarius and Rho Ophiuchus regions, scaled to 20% of original size. Shot through the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (“Nifty Fifty”) lens at f/4.0. Five hours of total exposure time, using three-minute sub-exposures. Shot on the iOptron SkyTracker camera mount.. Initial white balance, mild noise reduction, and lens correction were applied to all sub-exposures with Adobe Camera Raw in Adobe Bridge. Sub-exposures were imported to Photoshop as layers and aligned and stacked. Mosaic stitching and post processing were done in...

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M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH

M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH

M101 taken by ALAN ERICKSON of HIGHLANDS RANCH on 05/05/2013 with a QSI 540wsg camera through a Intes 7″ f/4 Mak-Newt. Imaged over several nights. 20 min L, 90 min each RGB, 60 min Ha. Stacked in Maxim DL, post-processed in...

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Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE

Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE

Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE on 05/13/2013 with a Nikon D800 camera through a This is 10 60 second exposures combined. Nikon D800 camera and Hyperstar F1.9 Celestron 14 telescope. Taken at the Texas Star Party May 13, 2013. . Images combined and processed with...

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Omega Centauri taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE

Omega Centauri taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE

Omega Centauri taken by BOB HATFIELD of SOUTHLAKE on 05/13/2013 with a Nikon D800 camera through a This is 10 50 second exposures combined. Nikon D800 camera and Hyperstar f1.9 Celestron 14 telescope. Taken at the Texas Star Party May 13, 2013. Images combined and processed in Pixinsight...

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NGC 5139, Omega Centauri taken by Bob Van Gulick of Austin

NGC 5139, Omega Centauri taken by Bob Van Gulick of Austin

NGC 5139, Omega Centauri taken by Bob Van Gulick of Austin on 05/20/2012 with a Canon T2i modded to remove IR filter camera through a Prime focus thru AT106LE telescope on CGEM mount. Guiding through ST80 with PhD. 2 minute subs, total of only 42 minutes of data in this shot.. This image is Omega Centauri and won TSP 2013 People’s Choice Award in the astrophotography contest! Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker. Processed in Photoshop CS2 with Levels, Curves, and Unsharpen mask. Noel Carboni Photoshop tools used to remove gradient colors and enhance...

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Hickson 61 “The Box” taken by TED SAKER of COLUMBUS

Hickson 61 “The Box” taken by TED SAKER of COLUMBUS

Hickson 61 “The Box” taken by TED SAKER of COLUMBUS on 05/09/2013 with a ST8-XME camera through a 10×600 secs. L, 10×450 secs. RGB, AT6RC, ST8XME w/Custom Scientific...

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Rho-Ophiuchis Complex taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE

Rho-Ophiuchis Complex taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE

Rho-Ophiuchis Complex taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE on 05/06/2013 with a QHY8PRO camera through a Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 M42 SLR lens . Rho-Ophiuchus Complex in Scorpius RGB: 13X600 Camera: QHY8PRO Lens: Vivitar 100mm f/2.8 Mount: iOptron iEQ45 Location: Texas Star Party Lower Field Date: May 6,...

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Omega Centauri taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE

Omega Centauri taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE

Omega Centauri taken by JOHN BOZEMAN of ABILENE on 05/05/2013 with a QHY9C camera through a Explore Scientific ED127 Astro-Tech AT2FF field flattener Takahashi NJP mount . 6X300 second exposures calibrated and stacked in Nebulosity3 processed in PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop...

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NGC4565 taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE

NGC4565 taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE

NGC4565 taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE on 05/05/2013 with a QSI640wsg8 camera through a AG Optical 12.5″ F/3.8 Newt. Lodestar OAG, Astrodon Filters, AP1200GTO mount. 12 x 600sec Lum 1×1 10 x 300sec ea RGB 2×2 MaximDL, CCD Stack,...

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M100 and neighbors taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE

M100 and neighbors taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE

M100 and neighbors taken by DEAN SCHWARTZENBERG of NICHOLASVILLE on 05/05/2013 with a QSI640wsg8 camera through a AG Optical 12.5″ F/3.8 Newt, Lodestar OAG, Astrodon filters, AP1200GTO. 12 x 600sec Lum 1×1 10 x 300sec ea RGB 2×2 Darks, flats. MaximDL, CCD Stack,...

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