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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula in narrowband

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula captured and processed with narrowband filters using the Hubble palette. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: Berkeley 54

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Nice job.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Berkeley 54

 

Berkeley 54 is a Trumpler class I 3 m open cluster located approximately 12,100 light-years away in Cygnus.

 

Luminance – 27x300s – binned 1x1 – 135 minutes

RGB – 10:8:10x180s – 30:24:30 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

219 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 39 minutes

 

Imaged June 24th and 25th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48138369212/sizes/l


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Re: vdB 100

Bernard Miller
 

Excellent processing Gregg.

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 100

Hi all:

vdB 100 is a small reflection nebula around the 6.5 magnitude star nu Scorpii. It is embedded in a much larger area of reflection nebulosity, IC 4592. Just to its northeast is a small dark nebula, B40:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB100_LRGB.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB100.html

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Re: DSNM Panorama

Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

Very cool. I can see my observatory 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] DSNM Panorama

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLmzyeHSjq/

 

See that bird near the sun?  It was just hovering in the wind.

 

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Berkeley 45

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 45 is a Trumpler class II 2 p open cluster located approximately 7,664 light-years away in Aquila.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged June 23rd and 24th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48154401532/sizes/l

 

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Arp 330

Dan Crowson
 

Arp 330 consists of six galaxies in the ‘Galaxy chains’ class. These galaxies (north to south) include:

 

MCG+09-27-095 (Shk 16-4)

MCG+09-27-096 (Shk 16-5)

MCG+09-27-094 (Shk 16-1)

MCG+09-27-092 (Shk 16-3)

MCG+09-27-093 (Shk 16-8)

MCG+09-27-091 (Shk 16-2)

 

(Shk = Shakhbazian)

 

Others that should have be included are:

 

2MASX J16491727+5327127 (Shk 16-7) - above the first galaxy

Shk 16-13 – between 16-4 and 16-5

2MASX J16491583+5325286 (Shk 16-12) – right (east) of the others, closer to the star

PGC 2439822 – between Shk 16-8 and 16-2

Shk 16-14, 16-6 and 16-15 below the chain

 

UGC 10853 is the barred spiral at the top left

 

Luminance – 34x600s – 340 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

460 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 40 minutes

 

Imaged May 28th, 29th and 30th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48154984742/sizes/l

 

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Re: Arp 330

Gregg Ruppel
 

Galaxies galore - very nice rendition.  Thanks for sharing it.

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On 6/29/2019 3:02 PM, Dan Crowson wrote:

Arp 330 consists of six galaxies in the ‘Galaxy chains’ class. These galaxies (north to south) include:

 

MCG+09-27-095 (Shk 16-4)

MCG+09-27-096 (Shk 16-5)

MCG+09-27-094 (Shk 16-1)

MCG+09-27-092 (Shk 16-3)

MCG+09-27-093 (Shk 16-8)

MCG+09-27-091 (Shk 16-2)

 

(Shk = Shakhbazian)

 

Others that should have be included are:

 

2MASX J16491727+5327127 (Shk 16-7) - above the first galaxy

Shk 16-13 – between 16-4 and 16-5

2MASX J16491583+5325286 (Shk 16-12) – right (east) of the others, closer to the star

PGC 2439822 – between Shk 16-8 and 16-2

Shk 16-14, 16-6 and 16-15 below the chain

 

UGC 10853 is the barred spiral at the top left

 

Luminance – 34x600s – 340 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

460 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 40 minutes

 

Imaged May 28th, 29th and 30th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48154984742/sizes/l

 

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Arp 91

Dan Crowson
 

Arp 91 consists of NGC 5954 (UGC 9904, VV 244b and others), the up and down spiral interacting with NGC 5953 (UGC 9903, VV 244/a and others) the distorted spiral to the right (west) of it. These are part of the ‘Spiral Galaxies – Companions on Arms – Large, High Surface Brightness Companions’ class. The newest study puts these at approximately 52 million light-years away in Serpens Caput. Older redshift distance estimates are nearly double.

 

NGC 5951 (UGC 9895 and others) is the nice galaxy at the bottom right.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged May 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48164633712/sizes/l

 

Dan

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M94

Dan Crowson
 

M94 (NGC 4736, UGC 7996 and many more) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 15 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

 

Luminance – 28x600s – 280 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

400 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 40 minutes

 

Imaged May 3rd and 4th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48200844731/sizes/l

 

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Re: M94

Gregg Ruppel
 

Very nice Dan.  Looks good to see a big galaxy that fills the frame.  Thanks for sharing.

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On Jul 4, 2019, at 5:54 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

M94 (NGC 4736, UGC 7996 and many more) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 15 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

 

Luminance – 28x600s – 280 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

400 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 40 minutes

 

Imaged May 3rd and 4th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48200844731/sizes/l

 

Dan

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Sharpless 189

Dan Crowson
 

Sharpless 198 (Simeis 5) is an emission nebula located approximately 7,500 light-years away in Cassiopeia. This nebula is often overlooked or imaged along with the more popular Soul Nebula (IC 1848).

 

Ha – 24x1800s – 720 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

840 minutes total exposure – 14 hours

 

Imaged over nine nights in 2016 and 2017 at Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

HaRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48201263231/sizes/l

 

Dan

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Sharpless 201

Dan Crowson
 

Sharpless 201 (IC 1871, LBN 675 and others) is an emission nebula located approximately 10,000 light-years away in Cassiopeia. This nebula is often overlooked or imaged along with the more popular Soul Nebula (IC 1848). This one is on the opposite side of my recently posted Sh2-189 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48201263231).

 

Ha – 25x1800s – 750 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

870 minutes total exposure – 14 hours 30 minutes

 

Imaged over eight nights in the fall of 2018 at Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

HaRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48207081791/sizes/l


Dan

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Sharpless 209

Dan Crowson
 

Sharpless 209 is an emission nebula located approximately 29,000 light-years away in Perseus.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged January 3rd, 24th and 25th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48207334616/sizes/l

 

I also captured 20+ hours of Ha but it didn’t really add anything to the image.

 

Dan

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Arp 105

Dan Crowson
 

Arp 105 (the Guitar or I’d call it the Geyser) consists of three galaxies in Arp’s ‘E and E-like Galaxies – Connected to Spirals’ class. The top galaxy with the plume is NGC 3561A (NGC 3561N, VV 237c and others). The middle galaxy is NGC 3561 (NGC 3561B, UGC 6224, VV 237a and many others). The bottom galaxy ‘area’ is known as Ambartsumian’s Knot (VV 237b and others). These all appear to be approximately 412 million light-years away in Usra Major.

 

While not on Arp’s list, NGC 3550 (UGC 6214 and others) appears to be the result of something that was probably really bad in the past. This is the large galaxy near the center top that appears to have three bright cores.

 

Most, if not all of the galaxies in this image are part of the Abell 1181 Galaxy Cluster.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged March 31st and April 2nd and 3rd, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48215609441/sizes/l

 

Dan

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vdB 136

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

vdB 136 is a small reflection nebula in Cygnus.  It is illuminated by a bright yellow star with lots of emission nebulosity in the background.  I was hoping to add some Ha but the monsoon clouds seem to be hovering over southwest New Mexico.

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB136_LRGB.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB136.html

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Re: [ASEMDigitalSIG] vdB 136

Dan Crowson
 

Gregg,

Really great colors. This area has a lot of good stuff.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/10710478935/sizes/l/

Dan

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Subject: [ASEMDigitalSIG] vdB 136

Hi all:

vdB 136 is a small reflection nebula in Cygnus. It is illuminated by a bright yellow star with lots of emission nebulosity in the background. I was hoping to add some Ha but the monsoon clouds seem to be hovering over southwest New Mexico.

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB136_LRGB.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB136.html

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Abell 1809

Dan Crowson
 

The right side of this image contains Abell 1809, a cluster of approximately 78 galaxies. The largest member might be NGC 5338 (UGC 8800 and others), the galaxy at the center of the image.

 

NGC 5348 (UGC 8821 and others) is the edge-on spiral on the left side.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 10x300s – 50 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes

 

Imaged June 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th, 2018 and April 2nd, 3rd and 8th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48217711891/sizes/l

 

Dan

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NGC 7424

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 7424. It is a barred, grand design spiral galaxy about 37 million light years away in the constellation Grus. It is about 100,000 light years in diameter, making it about the same sixe as the Milky Way galaxy. The reddish central core indicates presence of older stars, while the blue spiral arms indicate ionized hydrogen and clusters of younger stars.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC7424.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: NGC 7424

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi Bernard
That really is a “galaxy of a different color”.   I don’t recall many other spirals with such distinctly blue arms.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Jul 8, 2019, at 1:52 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 7424. It is a barred, grand design spiral galaxy about 37 million light years away in the constellation Grus. It is about 100,000 light years in diameter, making it about the same sixe as the Milky Way galaxy. The reddish central core indicates presence of older stars, while the blue spiral arms indicate ionized hydrogen and clusters of younger stars.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC7424.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: Arp 105

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Very nice galaxy cluster. The skies must be clearer over your observatory. I have no idea how you find enough clear skies for all these objects.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:05 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Arp 105

 

Arp 105 (the Guitar or I’d call it the Geyser) consists of three galaxies in Arp’s ‘E and E-like Galaxies – Connected to Spirals’ class. The top galaxy with the plume is NGC 3561A (NGC 3561N, VV 237c and others). The middle galaxy is NGC 3561 (NGC 3561B, UGC 6224, VV 237a and many others). The bottom galaxy ‘area’ is known as Ambartsumian’s Knot (VV 237b and others). These all appear to be approximately 412 million light-years away in Usra Major.

 

While not on Arp’s list, NGC 3550 (UGC 6214 and others) appears to be the result of something that was probably really bad in the past. This is the large galaxy near the center top that appears to have three bright cores.

 

Most, if not all of the galaxies in this image are part of the Abell 1181 Galaxy Cluster.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged March 31st and April 2nd and 3rd, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48215609441/sizes/l

 

Dan

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