Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Van den Berg 152 Messier 101 Heart Nebula (IC 1805) Elephant Trunk Nebula IC1396
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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Flaming Star Nebula IC405

About IC405 Popular Name Flaming Star Nebula Catalogue Names IC 405, SH 2-229, or Caldwell 31 Constellation Auriga Distance (Light Years) 1500 LY Photographic Information Exposure TBD Equipment SBIG ST-8300M, Atlas EQ-G Processing Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight Imaging Location Lake San Antonio, CA Notes: The Flaming Star nebula is in the constellation of Auriga. It is an emission […]

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Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

About the Triangulum Galaxy Popular Name Triangulum Galaxy Catalogue Name M33 Constellation Andromeda Distance (Light Years) 2 million Additional Information The Triangulum Galaxy is a close companion to the Milky Way, and is a part of the Local Group of galaxies. It is the farthest permanent object visible without a telescope, but can only be […]

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Leo Triplet

About the M66 Group Popular Name Leo Triplet Catalogue Name M65, M66, NGC 3028 Constellation Leo Distance (Light Years) 36 Million 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 […]

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Trifid Nebula (M20)

  About the Trifid Nebula Popular Name Trifid Nebula Catalogue Name M20, NGC 6514 Constellation Sagittarius Distance (Light Years) 5000 Additional Information Trifid is a combination of reflection (blue portion), dark (dark regions) and emission (red portion).  The nearby (8 light years away) cloud of hot gas and embryonic stars produce jets which are brightened […]