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6 hours ago

Question Of The Day: Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?⁣⁠ Heres a picture I took of the milky way core. ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Skylar Keck was one hell of a great wingman. contributing to the trip any chance he could. He learned alot about photography, light painting, and astro photography. This is a photo we both took together. A 3 min exposure at 35mm F4. Nothing like staying in a billion star hotel (a tent ) with a great view of the sky⁣⁠ 103,000 Steps, 55 miles walked 2,400 miles driven, 7 days camping and exploring the most amazing places and finally Skylar and I were home. time to sleep⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ lyrics of the moment⁣⁠ I don’t know how to warn you / for what I’m gonna say⁣⁠ Cause you’re holding so tight to / what I’m taking away⁣⁠ I got demons inside me / so I’m faced with a choice⁣⁠ Either try to ignore them / or I give them a voice⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ #MyCanonStory #CanonFanPhoto ⁣⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa ⁣⁠ Camera: #Canon EOS 6D⁣⁠ Lens: Canon EF L ‑ 24mm‑105mm ‑ F/4.0⁣⁠ Aperture: f4ISO: 4000⁣⁠ Shutter Speed: 240sec tracked ⁣⁠ Focal Length: 35mm⁣⁠ I used my Skywatcher Star Adventurer sky tracker from @highpointscientific ⁠ ⁣⁠ #moodygrams #master_gallery #amazing_longexpo ⁣⁠ #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #allbeauty_addiction #highpointscientific #nightscaper #master_gallery #ourmoodydays #hubs_united #ourplanetdaily #nightphotography_exclusive #canon_photos #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #randommagazines #ig_bliss #fatalframes #milkyway #stargazing #fantasticuniverse ⁣⁠ #milkywaychasers #Universetoday

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19 hours ago

NGC 6726 Thanks my Friend Zhuoqun Wu for sharing files of this lovely nebula I always wanted to work on this Target it's on of the finest Object in southern hemisphere **I didn't remove the Red Gradients because to be they added another Color in image but next time I'll 'remove them ** Follow @mr_deepsky NGC 6726/6727 and IC 4812 are blue reflection nebulae, where bright stars are embedded in a large cloud of dust which reflects the blue light of the stars. NGC 6729 is a butterfly-shaped emission/reflection object that is a variable nebula, powered by the irregular variable star, R Coronae Australis (R CrA ). R CrA was discovered about 100 years ago. HH objects are shown as delicate, small arcs of glowing gas. They originate as energetic outflows from embryonic stars that are still forming and cloaked inside gas and dust. Bernes 157 is dark nebula that is so dense that stars inside the nebula and behind it cannot shine through. The Corona Australis star forming region has incredible diversity and is a wonderful imaging target 20" ASA FLI PROLINE 16803 CCD 3.7 HOURS of LRGB Chilescope T2 Stacked in PI , Processed n Ps

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2 days ago

M16 Eagle Nebula located near the center of the Milky Way at ~5700 light years away. This image took me around a month to gather all of the data due to the horrible weather. The center portion of this nebula is more commonly known by the infamous Hubble Pillars of Creation image. Equipment: Orion ED80, ASI178MM-Cool, SkyView Pro mount, Astrodon SHO filters, 50mm guide scope Data: 25 x 240" Oiii, Gain 300, -15C 30 x 120" Ha, Gain 300, -15C 39 x 180" Sii, Gain 300, -15C

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4 days ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Tom Masterson ( @transient_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠ ⁠ "Hi! Tom again back for my 3rd and final post! Thank you to High Point Scientific for featuring my images! This final image is a narrowband image of the Pacman Nebula NGC 281 also taken at Grand Mesa Observatory in collaboration with the Observatory Director, Terry Hancock. This image taken over several nights in September 2018 is a result of 4 hrs of Ha, 4 hrs of O-III and 2 hrs of S-II images with 4xLum 3xRGB 600sec for more correct star color. This image was taken with an Astro Tech 12in RC and a QHY16200 Monochrome CCD using Chroma LRGB Ha O-III S-II filters. This was guided with an OAG and driven by a Paramount ME mount."⁠ ⁠ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #qhyccd #grandmesaobservatory #astronomy #astrophotography #nebula #deepsky #jaw_dropping_shots #earthofficial #ig_shotz_le #earth_shotz #amazing_longexpo #hotshotz #transfer_visions #main_vision #narrowband #narrowbandimaging #pacmannebula #awesome_photographers #Takeover #master_gallery ⁠

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5 days ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Tom Masterson ( @transient_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠ ⁠ "Hello! It's Tom again with my second image, this one taken remotely from Grand Mesa Observatory. This is an image of the recent flyby of Comet 46P Wirtanen as it passed by the Pleiades Star Cluster and California Nebula in December 2018. When I was capturing this image I could tell how awesome the sky conditions were and was really excited to process this image. On top of the excellent sky conditions, the functionality of Grand Mesa Observatory is top-notch the staff and equipment are always awesome to work with big thanks to the Grand Mesa Observatory team. As a bonus, this image was featured on NASA's APOD for 12/20/2018. This image was taken with a Rokinon 135mm lens, and QHY367C camera piggybacked on a 12in RC driven by a Paramount ME."⁠ ⁠ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #californianebula #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #longexposure #longexpo #longexposureoftheday #longexposures #longexposurephotography #nasa #apod #spacelife #natgeospace

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5 days ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Tom Masterson ( @transient_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠ ⁠ "Hi High Point Scientific Instagram fans! My name is Tom Masterson and I go by the moniker Transient Astronomer @transient_astro www.transientastronomer.com. I've been into astronomy all my life but have been deep into astro imaging after I was gifted my first scope, an Orion 120 ST back in 2013. I am a Beta Tester for Grand Mesa Observatory, a photographer for Mount Wilson Observatory, and a member of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society and Western Colorado Astronomy Club.⁠ ⁠ For my first image I would like to share a recent 3-panel panoramic area around the constellation Scorpius. In this image, the Cat's Paw and War and Peace nebula can be seen on the right glowing red while the Ptolemy Cluster is on the far left with it's bright blue and yellow stars. This image was captured using a William Optics Star 71 Astrograph, a Canon 6D astro modded by Hutech on a Celestron AVX mount with a Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider and a 50mm guide scope. Each frame is around 10x 240sec exposures at 1600 ISO. I stacked the image in Deep Sky Stacker and did post-processing in PixInsight and Photoshop. This image was taken in the southern part of Los Padres National Forest around the Lockwood Valley area on 7/4/2019."⁠ ⁠ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠ ⠀⁠ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #longexposure #longexpo #lazyshutters #slowshutter #longexposureoftheday #longexposures #amazing_longexpo #fantasticuniverse

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5 days ago

North America and Pelican Nebula Discovered by William Herschel or perhaps his son Jon Herschel on October 24th 1786. At about 2200 light years away lies the tail of the swan in the constellation cygnus that presents a beautiful emission nebula. To the left is the North America Nebula and to the right is the pelican (I still can't find the pelican ). By the way, real life pelicans are jerks, anywho! this is estimated to be 1800 light years across. This nebula takes up the size of 4 full moons in our sky. Due to its low surface brightness it normally can't be seen with the unaided eye, however with binoculars and telescopes you'll see it as a foggy patch. Using a UHC filter will help discern some details. This was shot in my backyard at bortle 7 and data captured is with scientific narrowband filters to help reveal it's elemental structure. When captured with straight color under dark skies the nebula is mostly red with faint faint faint hints of blue due to it being dominated in hydrogen alpha. With narrowband I can show you the other elements at play such as oxygen III and sulfur II by using the famous Hubble pallet and some personal tweaks myself. Data: 105x3min halpha 105x3min Oiii 121x3min Sii Total integration: 16.6 hours Equipment: Canon 200mm L at f/4 @deep sky.dad autofocuser Zwo asi1600mm cooled to -10c Frankenstein setup for imaging Qhy polemaster Stellardrive heq5 Zwo efw8 Astrodon filters 5nm halpha, 3nm oiii, and 5nm sii Software: Sgpro, stellarium, eqmod and pixinsight for calibrating and processing.

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6 days ago

Im was pretty excited about this one!!! This was my first Galaxy!!! After Hours and hours exposing this under a beautiful night sky, to the last 7 hours straight post processing this has seriously been a mission. This is also the farthest object I have photographed. I made the jump from 4,000 Light years in my last deep space image (Trifid Nebula ) to 21 MILLION light years away! Id like to introduce to you the Pinwheel Galaxy also known as M101. Located in Ursa Major also known as the Big Dipper and is over twice the size of the Milky Way. Its a star making machine with over 3000 star birthing regions in its spiral arms and has produced over a trillion stars. Just to get an idea of how far it is away the Juno Space Probe is the fastest man made object in history and is traveling though space at 150,000 MPH, and even that ship would take 400 billion years to reach. The thing that fascinates me the most is that when light left that galaxy 21 million years ago there was only 2 continents. California was underwater, prehistoric creatures were regrowing after the wipe out of the dinosaurs, Humans didn't exists... we were just straight up apes. Ive always said that Telescopes are time machines. Its amazing that i was able to capture and store 21 million year old light traveling though the depths of space uninterrupted by anything....until it hit my lens. Brilliant. I hope to revisit this Galaxy with at least 6-8 hours of data and a larger telescope in the future. Enjoy Photo Details: Camera: Canon 60d Lens: Explore Scientific 80mm Carbon Fiber Refractor Focal Length: 480mm Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Polar Align: Polemaster Shutter Speed: 180 seconds x 40 images Apature: F6 Iso: 1000 Calibration frames: 40 Light -40 Dark -50 Bias Total Exposure Time: 2 hours Edited in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom Gear purchased from @Highpointscientific #MyCanonStory #highpointscientific #Teamhighpoint #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #photoshop #longexposure_shots #natgeospace #ig_astrophotography #deepsky #weownthenight_la #space #nasa #universet #galaxies #clusters #celestial #cosmic #explorescientific #APOD

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1 weeks ago

A few months ago i spontaneously wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree. I called up a few friends who i know are always super down for any adventure, any time. Monica Vidaurre, Jenene Curry, Christie Newby, and Dominique Nichole Love got in the car and drove 3 hours with me in the dark to White Tank Campground, we parked our car, i gave everyone head lights and he hiked in the desert to find the very well known Arch Rock. they found a nice place to settle down, put down their pads, eat some food, play some games under a beautiful night sky.I on the other hand was on a mission to get some good shoots,s o go figures i was climbing on rocks, off exploring and trying to be creative with lights when i came up with this idea. This picture symbolizes the cage of comfort (The Orb ) we all have and for the most part, are stuck in. Its a cage that keeps us doing the same thing, staying in the same city and stops us from doing something risky and crazy. It keeps us in our comfort zone. Doing something spontaneous like randomly leaving in the midle of the night to go hike in the desert to me is leaving your comfort cage, its breaking free to explore the unknown. The Idea is this Light Man has broken free of his cage and for the first time in a long time can look upon the great unknown, the vastness of mystery and dream and ponder things outside his normal frame of mind. We should all be like the Light Man and open up ourself to new things, take risks, be adventurous and see what is out there for us to discover. Details Camera: #Canonusa 6d Lens : #Rokinon 35mm F1.4 Exposure Time: 120 seconds / 6 seconds Focal Length: 35mm ISO 2000 Aperture: F4 Foreground 35mm Gear: Skywatcher Star Adventurer from @highpointscientific , Camera Flash with Gary Fong Light Sphere, Stater Brothers Crispy Chicken. #moodygrams #master_gallery #universetoday#canon_photos #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #allbeauty_addiction #igtoday #highpointscientific #nightscaper #master_gallery #ourmoodydays #hubs_united #ourplanetdaily #nightphotography_exclusive #canon #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #randommagazines #ig_bliss #fatalframes #california #milkyway #TeamHighpoint

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2 weeks ago

Did you know that the world's largest single telescope is located on the Canary Islands in Spain? The Gran Telescopio Canarias is by far the largest telescope on earth and measures 34 feet (or 409 inches ) across! It took about 1,000 people to design and over 10 years to build.⁠ .⁠ Photo credit: @gtctelescope ⁠ .⁠ What's your favorite observatory? Let us know in the comments below!⁠ ⁠ #HighPointScientific #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #lunar #solarsystem #universetoday #ig_astrophotography #moon #fantasticuniverse#natgeospace #telescope #observatory #space#CanaryIslands #GranTelescopio ⁠ ⁠

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2 weeks ago

This is another shot of the North America Nebula taken a few weeks ago with my simple DSLR setup. This time using a #cokinusa light pollution filter, which did a great job in bortle class 7 skies. . . . . . . Tech stuff: 200x45 second subs (ISO 3200 ), shot with a Nikon D3400 with a kit 55-200mm zoom lens at ~100mm (~150mm effective due to the crop sensor on the camera ) on an iOptron Skytracker Pro, stacked, dark/bias corrected and processed in Pixinsight. Finished in Lightroom. #astrophotography #nebula #hubble #universetoday #nasa #photography #longexposure #deepsky #spacedotcom #nikon #ioptron #apod #highpointscientific @ioptron_telescopes @nikonusa @highpointscientific @aaadotorg @aaany_astrophotography @cokinusa

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2 weeks ago

Horsehead Nebula in LRGB Image credit Copyright : Utkarsh Mishra & mike Petrasko ( Team INSIGHT observatory ) Shot with 16" f3.7Dreamscope astrograph FLI proline 16803 50mins lum 40 mins RGB each Pie town new mexico Sky pie observatory Follow @mr_deepsky

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2 weeks ago

NGC5985, NGC5982 NGC5980 Referred to as a Triplet of Galaxies in Draco. Look carefully and you will see more in this photo. To the right is NGC 5976 and carefully there is more. these galaxies all do lie roughly 100 million light-years from planet Earth. 80 Frames @ 60s, ZWO ASI1600MM PRO, Gain 75, Offset 15. CGX-L Mount, Celestron EdgeHD 1100 w/0.7 Reducer. Software: SGP, APP, Pi, PS, PHD2. Done with @deb4king , #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #ioptron #nightsky #skywatchers #explorescientific #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #nightsky #skywatchers #allstartelescope #ontariotelescope #highpointscientific #zwo #celestron #beginnerastrophotography #astrophotography #galaxyphotography #nasa #space #telescope

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2 weeks ago

The first 🌌💚 IC1396 - La trompe de Céphée #zlochteam #astrophotography #astronomy #deepsky #astro #highpointscientific #universetoday #ic1396

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2 weeks ago

The Moon taken at @lakeafton on Saturday during Astrofest. All of the volunteers had a great time sharing the night sky with the public and a few people were able to take images of their own through my telescope . . . As usual, I upped the saturation to show off mineral concentrations on the surface. The color contrast between the Seas of Tranquility and Serenity are actually strong enough to be seen visually and it indicates high amounts of rust, silica, and aluminum and titanium oxides. In some parts of the lunar surface the concentration of this titanium in the lunar soil approaches 10%, making the Moon a lucrative opportunity for mining.

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2 weeks ago

Yesterday I posted a work in progress. After getting some good feedback, I made some corrections and finalized the edit. So, once again, the Triangulum Galaxy (M33 ). But a properly edited version. Let me know what you think of this! ....... Prints are available for many of my images. Link in bio. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 10 + 11, 2019 ....... @CanonUSA 60D (stock ) + William Optics Zenithstar 80mm f/6.3 ED II APO + @CelestronUniverse AVX Mount + QHYCCD 5II-M guide camera + ZWO 60mm f/4 guide scope ....... 545mm | 180s + 240s | 3h 30m total integration time | ISO 800 ....... Polar aligned with SharpCap Guiding with PHD2 Star alignment with Cartes du Ciel Acquisition with Astrophotography Tool ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regrams allowed with credit. Personal and commercial use licenses are available for many of my images. Don’t be a jerk and steal images. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The #️⃣ Hashtags . #teamcanon #MyCanonStory #UniverseToday #igworldclub #ipulledoverforthis #raw_usa #ig_unitedstates #usaprimeshot #natureprimeshot #naturalmassachusetts #beautifulmassachusetts #massachusetts_igers #igersmass #visitMA #igersnewengland #milkywaychasers #nightshooters #night_captures #nights_dreamworld #nightscaper #night_owlz #nightskychasers #rsa_night #thegreatmilkywaychase #milkywayshooters #landscape_nightscape #s_shot #highpointscientific

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2 weeks ago

Katherine Coleman Johnson, born August 26, 1918, is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped the space agency pioneer the use of computers to perform complex tasks. She has been called a "human computer", and without her we may have not broken as many barriers in spaceflight. ⁠ ⁠ Johnson's work included calculating trajectories, launch windows and emergency return paths for Project Mercury spaceflights (including those of astronauts Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and John Glenn, the first American in orbit ) and rendezvous paths for the Apollo Lunar Module and command module on flights to the Moon. Her calculations were also essential to the beginning of the Space Shuttle program, and she worked on plans for a mission to Mars. In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson as a lead character in the 2016 film Hidden Figures. Safe to say, this woman is a hero!⁠ ⁠ Credit: Wikipedia Photo by: NASA ⁠ #nasa #highpointscientific #womeninspace #ourhero #womeninmath #nasasocial #natgeospace

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2 weeks ago

Fun Fact ... did you know the moon is made out of cheese. This was discovered by 2 British scientists Dr. Wallace and Dr. Grommit on November 4th 1989⁠ ⁠ Anyways hope you all enjoy.⁠ -Mack Murdoc⁠ Photo Details:⁠ Camera: #CanonUSA 60d⁠ Lens: Explore Scientific 80mm Carbon Fiber Refractor got at @highpointscientific ⁠ Focal Length: 480mm⁠ Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G⁠ Polar Align: Polemaster⁠ Shutter Speed: 1/600th⁠ Apature: F6⁠ Iso: 100⁠ ⁠ #nightsky #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #photoshop #longexposure_shots #astrophoto #nightimages #milkywaychasers #nightshooters #natgeospace #ig_astrophotography #deepsky #weownthenight_la #space #nasa #universet #galaxies #clusters #celestial #stars #highpointscientific #Teamhighpoint #explorescientific #APOD

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2 weeks ago

This is my first go at the Triangulum Galaxy (M33 ) this year. This is a spiral galaxy that sits a bit below Andromeda in the night sky. PLEASE NOTE: This is a work in progress. ....... Prints are available for many of my images. Link in bio. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 10 + 11, 2019 ....... @CanonUSA 60D (stock ) + William Optics Zenithstar 80mm f/6.3 ED II APO + @CelestronUniverse AVX Mount ....... 545mm | 180s + 240s | 3h 30m total integration time | ISO 800 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regrams allowed with credit. Personal and commercial use licenses are available for many of my images. Don’t be a jerk and steal images. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The #️⃣ Hashtags . #teamcanon #MyCanonStory #UniverseToday #igworldclub #ipulledoverforthis #raw_usa #ig_unitedstates #usaprimeshot #natureprimeshot #naturalmassachusetts #beautifulmassachusetts #massachusetts_igers #igersmass #visitMA #igersnewengland #milkywaychasers #nightshooters #night_captures #nights_dreamworld #nightscaper #night_owlz #nightskychasers #rsa_night #thegreatmilkywaychase #milkywayshooters #landscape_nightscape #s_shot #highpointscientific

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2 weeks ago

The Elephant Trunk Nebula through my 8” SCT, only 2,400 lightyears away in the constellation Cepheus. Just a bit over an hour of exposure. Celestron EdgeHD 8 ZWO ASI294MC Pro Celestron .7 Reducer #astrophotography #astro_photography #astronomy #space #photography #astropics #spacepics #nightsky #nightphotography #sky #lookup #highpointscientific #astro_photography_ #nebula #stars #starrynight #longexposure #milkyway #highpointscientific #opteam #celestron #celestronrocks

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2 weeks ago

NGC 6888, the Crescent Nebula. Around 25 lightyears across, its 5,000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. Celestron EdgeHD 8 ZWO ASI294MC Pro Celestron .7 Reducer #astrophotography #astro_photography #astronomy #space #photography #astropics #spacepics #nightsky #nightphotography #sky #lookup #highpointscientific #astro_photography_ #nebula #stars #starrynight #longexposure #milkyway #highpointscientific #opteam #celestron #celestronrocks

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2 weeks ago

The Lagoon Nebula, M8, 2.4 hrs integration. Orion 8” Astrograph with ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro

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3 weeks ago

The 54% illuminated moon from last night. I would have stayed out and waited for Jupiter but there are way. too. many. mosquitoes in Indiana. Celestron EdgeHD 8 ZWO ASI294MC Pro Celestron .7 Reducer #astrophotography #astro_photography #astronomy #space #moon #photography #astropics #spacepics #nightsky #nightphotography #sky #lookup #astro_photography_ #moon_of_the_day #moon_awards #highpointscientific #opteam #celestron #celestronrocks

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3 weeks ago

Doing a double post today. Another shot of Andromeda, but I added a second night’s worth of images to the original one I posted a couple days ago ....... Prints are available for many of my images. Link in bio. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ August 1 & 6, 2019 ....... @CanonUSA 60D (stock ) + William Optics Zenithstar 80mm f/6.3 ED II APO + @CelestronUniverse AVX Mount ....... 545mm | 90s + 120s | 3h 30m total integration time | ISO 800 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Regrams allowed with credit. Personal and commercial use licenses are available for many of my images. Don’t be a jerk and steal images. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The #️⃣ Hashtags . #teamcanon #MyCanonStory #UniverseToday #igworldclub #ipulledoverforthis #raw_usa #ig_unitedstates #usaprimeshot #natureprimeshot #naturalmassachusetts #beautifulmassachusetts #massachusetts_igers #igersmass #visitMA #igersnewengland #milkywaychasers #nightshooters #night_captures #nights_dreamworld #nightscaper #night_owlz #nightskychasers #rsa_night #thegreatmilkywaychase #milkywayshooters #landscape_nightscape #s_shot #highpointscientific

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3 weeks ago

Did you know⁠?⁠ The Northern Lights are created by electrons from solar winds, which are attracted to the poles by the magnetic fields found there. The electrons mix with gases in the atmosphere, causing the gases to glow. Solar flares can also cause the Northern Lights to appear.⁠ ⁠ Have you seen the Northern Lights? Let us know in the comments below. Tag #Highpointscientific in your Northern Lights photo to have a chance at getting featured!⁠ ⁠ Photo by @juusohd ⁠ ⁠ #northernlights #northernlightsphoto #astrophotography #nightscapes#auroraborealis ⁠ ⁠

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3 weeks ago

Earthshine, my final image from this past Saturday. Usually when people refer to the "Dark Side" of the Moon they really mean the Far Side, since the Dark Side is constantly moving during the Moon's 29 day-long rotation. . . . I'm getting better at blending the different exposures together, though this one was much easier to work with since the contrast on the Earthlit portion of the Moon was quite low . . . Canon T3i through my Celestron C8: 2, 1/2, 1/20, and 1/200 second exposures blended together shortly after sunset at @lakeafton

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3 weeks ago

Jupiter with the onset of an Io transit (the little dot on the left ), also from my surprisingly clear Saturday night. Jupiter has 4 Moons which are typically visible from Earth, and their varying orbits mean there is almost always something interesting going on. . . . Io is one of Jupiter's closest Moons. Being so close to such a massive planet, Io experiences significant tidal forces which have contributed to the fact that it is one of two known volcanically active bodies in the solar system (you're either standing on or orbiting the other one if you're reading this ). Since Io's gravity is relatively low, the surface volcanoes are actually able to spew sulfuric material beyond the orbit of the Moon which have caused many adjacent smaller moons to become covered in yellow powder. . . . I almost shouted when this stacked image opened because I've never been able to capture a sharp Moon at 6000mm of focal length before. I wish I'd known just how good the conditions were when shooting because I would have taken a few more video captures

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3 weeks ago

Repost Tuesday! ⁠⠀ Thank you @jerrypena_ ⁠ for hashtagging #highpointscientific in your amazing photo! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ."M 106 & NGC 4217⁠⠀ M 106 is about 22-25 million Light Years away, contains about 400 billion stars and spans about 135,000 Light Years across. A supermassive black hole lives at the center of M106 which causes the galaxy to emit more X-ray than visible light. The edge on spiral NGC 4217 (top right, first photo ) is about 60 million ly away and might be a companion galaxy of M106. The second photo is a close up of M106, the white smudge at top left is a smaller satellite galaxy (NGC 4248 ).⁠⠀ The last photo, close up of NGC 4217.⁠⠀ 📸 🔭: about 16 hours from my backyard."⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Photo credit: @jerrypena_ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Be sure to hashtag #highpointscientific for a chance to get featured on our repost Tuesdays! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #amateurastrophotography ⁠ ⁠ #astrophotography ⁠⠀ #astrophotographer#astrophoto#universetoday ⁠⠀ #astronomy #practicalastrophotography #igworldclub_astrophotography ⁠⠀ #deepspace ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #astro_photography ⁠⠀ #astronomer#practicalastrophotograph#space#deepsky#skywatchertelescope ⁠ ⁠ #galaxyseason #pixinsight #nasa #astrophotography #messier106 #messier #universetoday #esa #apod #deepskyobject #space #skywatcher120mm #bos ⁠⠀

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3 weeks ago

Saturn, taken this past Saturday night at @lakeafton Saturn is probably the most requested object to view at Lake Afton, mostly because of the brilliance of its rings. The rings themselves are over 280,000km wide, but on average less than 1km thick, and being made of largely water-ice they are quite reflective. Somewhere in this image are the remains of the Cassini probe as well (comment F to pay respects ) . . . This is probably my best image of the planet so far; despite an initially cloudy forecast, the surprisingly clear skies and recent rains gave way to good Seeing, allowing me to capture this detail. It's still hardly comparable to some of the incredible images from equatorial telescopes, but I'm just happy to have semi-clear air for once . . . Top 5% of 10,000 frames using my C8, ASI290MC, 3x Barlow, and a ZWO ADC

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3 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Terry Hancock ( @hancockterry ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ "I get my most enjoyment doing Narrow band and here at GMO we have a pair of Takahashi E-180’s set up as binos, we have one setup with a QHY11 Mono CCD with a 24mm x 36mm sensor for doing luminance and narrow band and the other setup with a QHY367c/QHY128C with it’s 24mm x 36mm sensor also, this allows us to capture the same objects at the same time in color and narrow band and therefore allowing a lot of flexibility and creativity for processing, for the California Nebula I processed this in Color and added H-Alpha and I also processed this in Hubble Palette style and added the stars from the color image as the stars in a Hubble palette image are never natural color. "⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Total Acquisition Time 11.3 hours⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Image capture details⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ By Terry Hancock⁠⁠⠀ Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado⁠⠀ QHY128C⁠⁠⠀ Dates: 13th, 14th November 2018⁠⠀ Color 230 min, 115 x 120 sec⁠⁠⠀ Camera: QHY128C⁠⠀ Offset 60, Gain 2200 Calibrated with flat, Dark & Bias⁠⁠⠀ Optics: Takahashi E-180 F2.8 Astrograph⁠⠀ Mount: Paramount GT1100S⁠⁠⠀ Image Acquisition software Maxim DL5⁠⠀ Pre Processed using Pixinsight⁠⁠⠀ Post Processed using Photoshop CC⁠⠀ ⁠QHY11⁠⠀ Image capture details⁠⁠⠀ By Terry Hancock⁠⠀ Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado⁠⁠⠀ Dates: over 3 nights, 7th, 16th and 17th Nov 2018⁠⠀ H-Alpha 150 min, 15 x 600 sec⁠⁠⠀ OIII 150 min, 15 x 600 sec⁠⠀ SII 150 min, 15 x 600 sec⁠⁠⠀ Camera: QHY11 Mono CCD⁠⠀ Offset 157, Gain 5 Calibrated with Dark & Bias⁠⁠⠀ Optics: Takahashi E-180 F2.8 Astrograph⁠⠀ Mount: Paramount GT1100S⁠⠀ Image Acquisition software Maxim DL5⁠⠀ Pre Processed using Pixinsight⁠⠀ Post Processed using Photoshop CC⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #lunar #longexposure ⁠⠀

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3 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Terry Hancock ( @hancockterry ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ "All of the data I capture these days is from Grand Mesa Observatory, my goal as always is to push my imaging ability and the equipment to the limits by doing long exposures and long integration times as can be seen in this 2 panel mosaic of the Iris Nebula and the surrounding faint dust. I’m fortunate to have access to some of the best equipment in order to capture high-quality data such as the Takahashi FSQ130 and the QHY367C that were used to capture this image. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The setup I used is System 1 and one of 3 telescopes currently available through Grand Mesa Observatory’s Subscription services⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ grandmesaobservatory.com/equipment-rentals/⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Total Integration time 7.66 hours⁠⠀ Image capture details⁠⠀ Dates: November 8th 12th,13th, 14th⁠⠀ Color Panel 1. 260 min, 26 x 600 sec⁠⠀ Color Panel 2. 200 min, 20 x 600 sec⁠⠀ Camera: QHY367C⁠⠀ Offset 76, Gain 2850 Calibrated with flat, dark & bias⁠⠀ Optics: System 1, Holloway Takahashi FSQ130 APO Refractor⁠⠀ Filters by Chroma (Narrowband are 5nm )⁠⠀ Image Acquisition software Maxim DL5⁠⠀ Pre Processed in Pixinsight⁠⠀ Post Processed in Photoshop⁠⠀ Iris and Ghost Nebulae (crop )⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ To the right of the image is Sharpless 136 (Sh2-136 ), LDN 1177, and surrounding The Iris Nebula to the left of the image is LBN 487, LDN 1174 and LDN 1172"⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #grandmesaobservatory #irisnebula #space #apod #telescopes ⁠⠀

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3 weeks ago

Unnamed Galaxy NGC7331, about 50 Million Light Years away. The image also has smaller images of other galaxies (about 9 ) which are actually 500 Million Light Years Distant. 157 frames @ 60s ZWO ASI294MC-Pro, Celestron EdgeHD 1100 on CGX-L mount, Software SGP, APP, PixIn, PS, AFF. With @deb4king #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #ioptron #nightsky #skywatchers #explorescientific #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #nightsky #skywatchers #allstartelescope #ontariotelescope #highpointscientific #zwo #celestron #beginnerastrophotography #astrophotography #galaxyphotography #nasa #space #telescope #galaxys

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3 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Terry Hancock ( @hancockterry ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⠀ ⠀ Born in England, I migrated with my parents as a child to Australia, where I soon became enchanted by the writings of astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and the dark skies of the Australian outback. In the mid-1980s I moved to the United States, where I decided to combine my two loves- photography and astronomy. My images have been published by NASA's APOD, and featured in Astronomy, Sky at Night, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, and National Geographic magazines, as well as The Daily Mail, and Yahoo.com, Space.com, and many other well-known online publications.⠀ ⠀ For many years, I imaged from my backyard, but upon retirement, I project managed the construction of Grand Mesa Observatory in Colorado, where I currently serves as Director. ⠀ ⠀ BEAUTY NEAR THE BELT "Sky & Telescope April 2018" ⠀ ⠀ I really love doing images in black and white and this image of the Horsehead is one of my deepest. Early last year I was asked to provide a grayscale image of the Horsehead that I had captured from when I lived in Michigan, I thought to myself….damn I can do better than that!! where I live now at GMO where we have a high altitude, great weather and low light pollution and the main reason I moved here. it just so happened I was imaging IC434 once again and was able to produce this image once again using some fine equipment, The Takahashi 130 FSQ together with the QHY367C. This image ended up being published as a double page spread in April 2018 S&T⠀ ⠀ Total exposure: 6.9 hours.⠀ ⠀ Image Details⠀ Terry Hancock downunderobservatory.com⠀ Location: GrandMesaObservatory PurdyMesa, Colorado⠀ Date: 13th, 14th October 2017⠀ RGB 43 x 4 min,⠀ H Alpha 5nm 24 x 10 min⠀ Camera: QHY367C⠀ Gain 2850, Offset 76 with Dark Frames no Flat.⠀ Optics: The Walter Holloway Takahashi FSQ 130 APO Refractor @ F5⠀ ⠀ EQ Mount: Paramount ME⠀ ⠀ Post Processed with Pixinsight and Photoshop CS6"⠀ ⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out

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3 weeks ago

The Elephant Trunk Nebula and many many stars. An hour and a half of one minute exposures. Celestron CGX Meade 6000 70mm ZWO ASI294MC Pro UV/IR Filter #astrophotography #astro_photography #astronomy #space #photography #astropics #spacepics #nightsky #nightphotography #sky #lookup #highpointscientific #astro_photography_ #nebula #stars #starrynight #longexposure #milkyway #opteam #meade #meadeinstruments #celestron #celestronrocks

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3 weeks ago

Hope you are all having a great (and hopefully sunny! ) weekend. Today we will be giving you 8 fun facts about our Sun that you might not know.⁠ ☀️⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 1. Our sun is 4.6 billion years old and scientists predict it has another 5 billion left to go.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 2. The Sun accounts for 99.86% of the mass in the solar system. It has a mass of around 330,000 times that of Earth. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 3. The Sun is almost a perfect sphere. Considering the sheer size of the Sun, there is only a 6-mile difference in its polar and equatorial diameters, making it the closest thing to a perfect sphere observed in nature.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 4. It takes the Sun approximately 225-250 million years to complete one orbit of the center of the Milky Way moving at 137 miles per second.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 5. It takes eight minutes for light to reach Earth from the Sun. Which means if the sun were to go out one day, it would take us 8 minutes to notice it. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 6. The Sun rotates in the opposite direction of Earth⁠.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 7. Without the Sun, we wouldn't have the Northern Lights, which are caused by solar winds and radiation hitting our magnetosphere.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ 8. Temperatures inside the Sun can reach 89.6 million degrees Fahrenheit⁠.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ How many of these facts did you already know? Do you have any other fun ones to share? Leave them in the comments⁠ below!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Photo credit: @astrostace ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #solarphotography #space #astrophotography #astronomy #amateurastronomy #amateurastronomer #solarsystem #sun #sunshine #suninhalpha #solarphoto #solarprominence#highpointscientific ⁠⠀

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4 weeks ago

Rosette Nebula in SHO Image credit copy right : Irving Pieters & Utkarsh Mishra Follow @mr_deepsky for more astrophotography stuff The Rosette Nebula is a large spherical H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter. Data source :Astrobin Public data TS power Newtonian f2.8 8" QSI 583wgs , NEQ6 Asa reducer 0.73 total integration 16.7hours

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4 weeks ago

The Cocoon Nebula IC 5146 is a stellar nursery where star-formation is ongoing. Like butterfly’s from their cocoons. Have tried to get this for some time but weather and travel have made it difficult. 45 Exposures 240s, ZWO ASI294MC-Pro, CGX-L Mount, Celestron EdgeHD 1100. With @deb4king #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #ioptron #nightsky #skywatchers #explorescientific #astrophotography #clearskies #mindblown #outofthisworld #nightsky #skywatchers #allstartelescope #ontariotelescope #highpointscientific #zwo #celestron #beginnerastrophotography #astrophotography #galaxyphotography #nasa #space #telescope

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4 weeks ago

Repost Tuesday! ⁠⠀ Thank you @_astro_dude_ for hashtagging #highpointscientific in your amazing photo! ⁠⠀ ⁠.⁠⠀ "Did some lunar imaging with my Celestron 6” Newtonian and canon 80d ⁠⠀ 70 images reprocessed in #pipp and stacked in #registax6 ⁠"⁠⠀ ⁠.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Be sure to hashtag #highpointscientific for a chance to get featured on our repost Tuesdays! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #deepsky #lunar #longexposure ⁠⠀ #astrophotographer #moon #nasa #apod #celestron #newtonian

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4 weeks ago

The core of our home Galaxy Dark starry skies have always been a humble and peaceful place ever since I was a kid. When life gets to me and I begin to feel overwhelmed I have many outlets to help relieve that frustration, however this has always been my most favorite and I always come back home feeling ready to take life on and roll with the punches. This here was captured out in Chillicothe tx at a bortle 2 site. Equipment used: Canon t1i @ iso 1600, canon 24mm pancake lens @ f/4, standard photo tripod and the omegon mini track lx2. 16x3min subs with darks and bias frames to calibrate. Calibrated, stacked and processed in pixinsight. Thank you all for looking and always keep your head up to the stars!

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I’m excited to share this one with everyone…. Here is my composite image of the Veil Nebula in Ha and OIII. I previously imaged the Eastern and Western portions of the Veil Nebula separately and have been working over the past few weeks to capture the gaps in those two images to create a complete view of the Nebula. This image is a mosaic of 6 different frames created from data gathered over the past month. This is my first mosaic astrophotography image and there was definitely a learning curve for me in building it. The added challenge of ensuring the data gathered over many different nights was both consistent and fit together correctly turned out to be more difficult than I anticipated going in. But that challenge is one of the things I love about astrophotography… there’s always something new to learn. The Veil Nebula is 110 light years across and in it’s entirety covers an area of the Earth’s sky equivalent to 6 full moons. As mentioned in previous posts the Veil Nebula is the remnant of a supernova explosion 8 thousand years ago and in this image you can see the spherical shape the nebula takes on as it continues to expand out from the point of that explosion. Image Details Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 80ED Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Mount: Skywatcher AZEQ6GT Guide Camera: ZWO ASI 120MM Guide scope: Orion 50mm guidescope Filters: 7nm Ha and OIII #astrophotography #deepskyphotography #astronomy #astrophoto #veilnebula #amateurastronomy #amateurastrophotography #backyardastronomy #nightphoto #universetoday #space #highpointscientific #stargazing #passion #skywatcherusa #zwoasi1600 #stars #supernova #nebula

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4 weeks ago

IRIS NEBULA like never before NGC 7023 Highest quality -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/163350986 @N06 /48404158282/in/dateposted-public/ Follow @mr_deepsky The Iris Nebula, also known as NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is lit by a magnitude +7 star, SAO 19158. It shines at magnitude +6.8. Data requested by our Paul C Shot through 16" F3.7 dream scope astrograph FLI proline 16803 ccd paramount www.insightobservatory.com Data requested by our Paul C

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4 weeks ago

Been fighting the #irisnebula for a few days now. If anyone has any advice on how to process dust lanes I’m listening. -160x90” 4hr total integration -30 of each d/f/b calibration frames -Baader moon and sky glow ir/uv cut -my workhorse slt 130 reduced to f3 with the #highpointscientific 5 reducer -zwo asi 178 mc #celestron #telescopes #amateurphotography #astrophotography #astrophoto #astronomy #astronomyphotography #galaxy #space #stars #milkyway #clearskies #starrynights #stargazing #skyatnight #photography #practice #stargazer #instagood #clouds #night #nature #universetoday #skywatcher #milkywaychasers #exposure #longexposure

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4 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Kurt ( @gorilla_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠⠀ ⁠.⁠⠀ Melotte 15 (The Sequel )⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The heart of the heart nebula (ic 1805 ). Melotte 15 is a star cluster of young "O" type supergiant stars at 1.5 million years old and a lovely nebula formed with those stars in an interstellar dance of gravity and radiation bringing ferocious stellar winds to shape the "swirly" nebula you see. Melotte 15 is named after its discoverer Philibert Jacques Melotte. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This lovely wonder is located about 7,500 lightyears away. "O" type stars are the brightest and most massive known stars, ranging from 20-100x larger than the sun and have a lifespan of 3-6 million years ⁠⠀ This here is a bicolor rendition of the h-alpha and oxygen III regions and was shot in my backyard at Bortle 7 (severe ) light pollution. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Data: 122x360s halpha, 100x600s Oiii⁠⠀ Total integration= 28hrs 54min⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Equipment: 🔭GSO RC6, 📷ZWO ASI1600mm-c, self-modified ZWO off-axis guider using ASI290mm mini for guiding, Stellardive heq5 mount, astrophysics cctd67 reducer, Astrodon h-alpha, and Oiii in an 8 position electronic filter wheel. QHY Polemaster⁠⠀ Sensor cooled to -20c ⁠⠀ Software: ⁠SGPro, PHD2, Plate Solve 2, Stellarium, EQMOD, and Pixinsight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ For now and always thanks for looking and always keep your head up to the stars! 🎶🎸🎶"⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #zwoasi #⁠zwo #astrodon #stellarium #melotte15 #supergiantstar #halpha #nebulae ⁠⠀

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4 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Kurt ( @Gorilla_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠The full-resolution version of this image is available in the link on his page.⠀ ⁠.⠀ M33 The Triangulum Galaxy⁠: One of the closest galaxies to us at about 3 million light-years away located in the constellation Triangulum. M33 is quite the spiral galaxy, as it has a good amount of bright nebulas in it - as you can see the red "jewels" I managed to bring forth in this rendition. ⠀ ⠀ This galaxy is home to about 40 billion stars. Some sources state that it was "possibly" first discovered by Italian astronomer Giovanni Battista Hodierna before 1654, and independently discovered by Charles Messier in August 1764. ⠀ ⠀ In September of 1784, William Herschel separately cataloged the brightest hydrogen-alpha region as H III.150 which later on became known as NGC 604. Much like our other neighbor the Andromeda Galaxy, M33 is also heading towards us on a collision course moving at a speed of 62K mph (100K kph ). ⠀ ⠀ NASA has added that if the h-alpha region NGC 604 was located at the same distance as the Orion Nebula (1,344 lightyears away ) that it would be the brightest part of our sky apart from the Moon. Scientists have estimated that NGC 604 is 100x larger than the Orion Nebula.⁠⠀ ⠀ This wonderful galaxy under dark skies can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars, small telescopes and more. With larger telescopes, you can see NGC 604.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Data: 54x600s h-alpha, 48x360s Luminance, 57x360s Red, 30x360s Green, 33x360s Blue. Total integration= 25hrs 48min⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Equipment: 🔭GSO RC6, 📷ZWO asi1600mm-c, self-modified ZWO off-axis guider using ASI290mm mini for guiding, Stellardive HEQ5 mount, astrophysics cctd67 reducer, Astrodon h-alpha, and ZWO LRGB filters in an 8x electronic filter wheel. QHY Polemaster⁠⠀ Software: ⁠SGPro, PHD2, Plate Solve 2, Stellarium, EQMOD, and Pixinsight.⁠⠀ ⠀ For now and always thanks for looking and always keep your head up to the stars! 🎶🎸⁠⠀ .⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check ou

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4 weeks ago

For this week's Takeover Sunday, we invited Kurt ( @gorilla_astro ) to introduce himself and talk about a few of his astrophotos. ⁠⠀ ⁠.⁠⠀ Hello everyone, my name is Kurt, some of you may know me as @gorilla_astro I'm a proud father who loves the deep vastness of the cosmos. Grill master of sorts, occasional gamer, musician and metal head. ⁠I am from Fort Worth Texas in the USA.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What I love about astrophotography is an appreciation of just a small piece of sky I can take home with today's modern technology and share it with you. Astrophotography also teaches you patience and optimism. For the most part, I enjoy being away from all the busy hubbub and rush, lights everywhere of the big city. I love kicking back and soaking in a big picture, staring out into time and how humbling it is.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174 )⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ A hydrogen-alpha emission nebula in the constellation Orion. Said to be about 6,400 lightyears away from Earth. Honestly to me, it looks more like a gorilla than a monkey. One of my favorite deep sky objects of winter. What do you see?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Data:⁠⠀ 95x6min h-alpha⁠⠀ 48x10min oiii⁠⠀ 30x10min sii⁠⠀ Total of 22.5 hours of integration time⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Would you like to be a part of our takeovers? Would you like to get featured? Be sure to use the hashtag #highpointscientific or tag us @highpointscientific and we'll check out your page.⠀⁠⠀ ⠀⁠⠀ #astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #nebula #deepsky #monkeyheadnebula #halpha ⁠ #orionconstellation #nebulae #outerspace ⁠⠀

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4 weeks ago

Bonjour à tous, 🔭🌌 Voici la nébuleuse de la bulle alias NGC7635. Faite avec télescope RC10’’ GSO Carbon f/8, caméras QSI683wsg8 avec filtres astrodon 3nm H-alpha, OIII, SII, le tout sur EQ6 pro GoTo. Prise de vue avec AstrophotographyTool, et traitement avec pixinsight Ha : 116x10mn bin1 -30° SII : 33x10mn bin2 -30° OIII : 30x10mn bin2 -30° Intégration : 29h50 Technique SHO. Sur astrobin : https://www.astrobin.com/417226/ #astro #astrophotography #astronomy #deepsky #skylover #skywatcher #sky #zlochteam #darkskygear #universetoday #highpointscientific #longexposure_addiction #nightphotography_exclusive #nights_dreamworld #longexposure_official #eq6 #rc10 #pixinsight #astrophotographytool #nebuleuse #ngc7635 #lodestar #bulle #qsi683wsg #toplongexposure #darkskyshots #astrodon #nebula #bubble #deepsky

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5 weeks ago

Statue of liberty in SHO and HOO mix Image acquintion by Zhuoqun Wu Image processing by yours truly! Follow @mr_deepsky NGC 3576 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. This nebula even received six different classification numbers Shot through 20" ASA Newtonian FLI PROLINE 16803 CCD chilescope Thanks buddy for sharing files!

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Repost Tuesday! ⁠⠀ Thank you @stephanhamel_astrophotography ⁠ for hashtagging #highpointscientific in your amazing photo! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ The Needle Galaxy (NGC4565 ) is an edge-on spiral galaxy about 30 to 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It has a visual magnitude of approximately 10, so fairly bright for a galaxy at that distance. It is known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile. First recorded in 1785 by William Herschel, it is a prominent example of an edge-on spiral galaxy. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ NGC 4565 is a giant spiral galaxy more luminous than the Andromeda Galaxy. It has a giant central bulge.⁠⠀ NGC 4565 has at least two satellite galaxies, one of which is interacting with it. Both satellite galaxies are visible on the picture. There are a number of other small galaxies in the picture further away but Instagram compression makes it hard to see them, unfortunately. Two of them are on the middle left and three more at the top to the left. Rumour has it this where Stars Wars is going on... :- ) ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Imaged last week with my 8inch SCT, a ZWO 1600MM in LRGB on an AZ-EQ6 mount from my balcony.⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ Photo credit: @stephanhamel_astrophotography ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #amateurastrophotography#amateurastrophotographyezine#astrophotography ⁠⠀ #astrophotographer#astrophoto#universetoday ⁠⠀ #astronomy #practicalastrophotography #igworldclub_astrophotography ⁠⠀ #deepspace#pinwheelgalaxy #ngc4565#needlegalaxy ⁠ ⁠ #astrography_#astro_photography ⁠⠀ #astronomer#practicalastrophotograph#space#deepsky#skywatchertelescope#regram ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Be sure to hashtag #highpointscientific for a chance to get featured on our repost Tuesdays! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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Bonjour à tous, 🔭🌌 Mosaïque de la Voie Lactée. Objectif photo Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8, caméras QHY183m et QHY163 » avec filtres astrodon 3nm H-alpha, L, et astronomik Halpha, Luminance, RVB le tout sur EQM35 pro GoTo synscan. Prise de vue avec AstrophotographyTool, et traitement avec pixinsight Ha : 531x1mn bin1 -25° L : 1340x1mn bin1 -25° RVB : 502x1mn bin1 -25° Intégration : 39h30 Mosaïque de 2 panneaux. Avec l’aide de @orisnpl Sur astrobin : https://www.astrobin.com/416575/ #astro #astrophotography #astronomy #deepsky #skylover #skywatcher #sky #zlochteam #darkskygear #universetoday #highpointscientific #longexposure_addiction #nightphotography_exclusive #nights_dreamworld #longexposure_official #eqm35 #sigma1835 #pixinsight #astrophotographytool #nebuleuse #astronomik #qhy163m #milkyways #qhy183m #toplongexposure #mosaic #voielactée #nebula #canarias #mosaique

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Here is my picture of the North America Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha. I’m still working on a color version of the nebula combining OIII and SII with this Ha, however, the signal from the Ha was so much stronger than the other channels that it makes for a cool image by itself. The North America Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Cygnus very near the bright star of Deneb which makes up the point of the summer cross in Northern latitudes. The nebula is quite bright at magnitude 4 but is spread out over a large portion of the night sky, roughly the size of 4 full moons put together. The North America Nebula is one of the deep sky objects that looks like its name as it doesn’t take much imagination to see the outline of the North American continent. The most striking feature of the nebula is the Cygnus Wall, a W shaped formation of gas and dust in the part of the nebula which looks like Mexico. This is the part of the nebula where the most concentrated star formation occurs. Image Details Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 80 ED Camera: ZWO ASI 1600 MM Pro Mount: Skywatcher AZEQ6GT Integration Time: 30 x 300 seconds with 7nm Ha filter #astronomy #astrophoto #astrophotography #amateurastronomy #amateurastrophotography #backyardastronomy #nebula #deepskyphotography #telescope #universetoday #space #nightphoto #skywatcherusa #zwoasi1600 #highpointscientific #stargazing #backyardastrophotography

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Eastern Veil Nebula, 4.5 hrs integration time #astrophotography #astronomy #space #highpointscientific

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3 weeks ago

Another shot from @casanovadineri_relais in Montalcino, Tuscany. This is the Andromeda Galaxy, which is home to more than a trillion stars and is around three million light years away. There are probably tens of trillions of planets in this one image. This was also taken using a standard Nikon D3400 and a kit 55-200 telephoto lens at 160mm on a star tracker #astrophotography #galaxy #universetoday #nasa #photography #longexposure #tuscany #hubble #spacedotcom #casanovadineri #highpointscientific @optcorp @aaadotorg @aaany_astrophotography @universetoday Tech stuff: 100x60 second exposures at 160mm with a Nikon D3400, shot on an ioptron sky tracker pro. Stacked and calibrated in pixinsight

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