Star Trails Over Kitt Peak Pickering’s Triangular Wisp Van den Berg 152 Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Heart Nebula (IC 1805)
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Star Trails Over Kitt Peak

  We visited the Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona on November 7th and 8th. Shishir and Shashank had reserved (through NASA) the 3.5 meter WIYN telescope to observe a candidate exoplanet that they discovered. We arrived on the 7th morning from Tuscon, Arizona and checked in at the Glaspey house. We then toured the observatory buildings and […]

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Pickering’s Triangular Wisp

About Pickering’s Triangular Wisp Popular Name Pickering’s Triangular Wisp Catalogue Names Part of Veil Nebular, Part of NGC6992 and NGC6990 Constellation Cygnus Distance (Light Years) 1450 LY Photographic Information Exposure 7,5 Hours, 4 Hrs Ha, 3.5 Hrs OII Equipment QSI 630 SWG, Paramount MyT, Orion SSAG guider Processing Pixinsight Imaging Location Santa Clara, CA Notes: […]

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Van den Berg 152

Updated with GSSP and Likely, CA data taken during 2016. About VDB 152 Catalogue Name VdB 152 Constellation Cepheus Distance (Light Years) 1400 LY Photographic Information Exposure L-7x20min R-4x15min G-4x15min B-4x15min Total Integration Time: 5 hours and 20 minutes Equipment SBIG ST-8300M, Paramount MyT, Astro-Tech 111mm refractor Processing Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight Imaging Location Lake San […]

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Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year Category Winner The Horsehead Nebula (IC434):  The famous Horsehead Nebula is arguably the most recognizable celestial object. This image comprises the dark nebula (Barnard 33), the surrounding red emission nebula (IC 434) and the Flame Nebula (NGC 2024). We took the image during a trip to remote Lake San […]

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Heart Nebula (IC 1805)

About the Heart Nebula Popular Name Heart  Nebula Catalogue Name IC 1805 Constellation Cassiopeia Distance (Light Years) 7500 Additional Information Heart Nebula is diffuse emission nebula that , when viewed from Earth, happens to take the shape of a heart. It is quite large as seen from Earth, taking up more space than 2 Full […]

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Melting Ice Cream Nebula (IC59 & IC63)

IC 59 and IC63 in Cassiopeia   Popular Name Melting Ice-cream Nebula Catalogue Names IC59 and IC63 Constellation Cassiopeia Distance (Light Years) 600 LY Photographic Information Exposure 5.5 Hours total (1.5 Hrs Luminance, 4 Hrs RGB) Equipment Astro-tech AT111, QSI 630 SWG, Paramount MyT, Orion SSAG guider Processing Pixinsight Imaging Location Adin, CA and Likely, CA […]

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Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster   Popular Name Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree Cluster Catalogue Names NGC 2264 Constellation Monoceros Distance (Light Years) 2700 LY Photographic Information Exposure 6 Hrs Total (1.5 Hrs L, 1.5 Hrs RGB, 3 Hrs Ha) Equipment Astr-tech AT111, SBIG 8300M, Orion Atlas EQ-G, Orion SSAG guider Processing Pixinsight Imaging […]

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Messier 101

Popular Name Pinwheel Galaxy Catalogue Name M101 Constellation Ursa Major Distance (Light Years) 21 Million Photographic Information Exposure Ha-9x15min L-8x10min RGB-5x5minTotal Integration Time: 5 hours and 5 minutes Equipment SBIG ST-8300m, Atlas EQ-G, Astro-Tech 111mm refractor, Processing Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight Imaging Location Golden State Star Party, CA Notes: Each red speck within this galaxy […]

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Elephant Trunk Nebula IC1396

About the Elephant Trunk Nebula IC1396 Popular Name Elephant Trunk Nebula Catalogue Name IC1396 Constellation Cepheus Distance (Light Years) 2400 LY Photographic Information Exposure L-2x15min, 8x10min, RGB-6x10min Equipment SBIG ST-8300m, Atlas EQ-G, Astro-Tech 111mm refractor, Processing Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight Imaging Location Lake San Antonio, CA Notes: We took this image during the wee hours of morning […]