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New on 500px : Andromeda / M31 by ClausSteindl by ClausSteindl

Andromeda/M31 Galaxy

Canon EOS 7Da | Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Guidingscope: Skywatcher 80/400 Achromat
Guidingcam: Astrolumina ALccd5-IIc

Imaging Data:
at f/5.6, ISO400, 6x 600sec + 4x 900sec
Flats, Flatdarks, Bias
no LP-filters used via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1UuzzNk

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New on 500px : Andromeda Galaxy (M31) by smashingshare by smashingshare

The Andromeda Galaxy also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.s via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1YWHGsx
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New on 500px : Happy New Year by fulllifephotoadventures by fulllifephotoadventures

A reindeer stands on a frozen lake, while the aurora borealis glows in the sky above; Lapland, Finland.

Happy new year! As the year progresses, I also wish you to discover, cherish, and enjoy the beautiful Nature of our planet.

Photo: Karim Sahai | Facebook | Instagram via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1MMkHUM

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New on 500px : Rosette Nebula ( NGC 2237 ) by Mike O’Day ( http://bit.ly/1NjdiCa ) by MikeODay by MikeODay

Rosette Nebula in Monoceros ( NGC 2237, 2238, 2239, 2244, 2246 )
by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay ).

The Rosette Nebula surrounds a cluster of bright young stars (NGC 2244) and is around 5,200 light years from Earth.

Links:
http://bit.ly/1PCEfzj
http://bit.ly/1VGHLeU

This image ~ RA 6h 31m, Dec 5deg 2′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount.
Orion Short Tube 80mm guide scope & auto guider – PHD2.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector (no filter used).
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90..71 x 30 sec ISO 800.
Pixinsight & Photoshop.
20 December 2015 via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1OzfnW6

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New on 500px : The Jewel Box ( NGC 4755 ) by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/mikeoday ) by MikeODay by MikeODay

The Jewel Box Cluster in the Crux Constellation ( NGC 4755 ) by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay )

Viewed through a telsecope, John Herschel described the Jewel Box Cluster as “a casket of varioulsy coloured precious stones” – hence the name. The Jewel Box, visible only from the Southern Hemisphere and appearing as a bright fuzzy star to the naked eye, is a cluster of around 100 ( mostly blue giant ) stars approximately 7000 light years from Earth.

Links:

500px.com/MikeODay
http://bit.ly/1VGHLeU

Details:

NGC 4755 – RA 12h 54.5m, Dec -60deg 26′.
Skywatcher Quattro 10″ f4 Newtonian.
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount.
Unguided.
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector.
Nikon D300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
Combination of 15 images 30 sec @ ISO800.

Registax & Photoshop
24 April 2014 (re-processed Nov 2015) via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1O0P4sx

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New on 500px : M42 – Orion Nebula by JamesBillings by JamesBillings

I took this when the moon was about 2/3rds full, so the fainter nebulosity required a lot of processing to pull out. Hoping for some clear nights once the moon retreats! via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Zsbha3
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New on 500px : The Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula by JoelTonyan by JoelTonyan

The Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula. This shot is a labor of love. All told, I’d estimate 20 hours of work went into producing this image.

Taken with a TMB92L, Hutech-modified Canon T3i DSLR, Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, and Celestron AVX mount. Consists of 31 300-second light frames, 25 25-second light frames, and 15 5-second light frames, plus darks, flats, and bias frames. Captured with BackyardEOS, stacked in DeepSkyStacker, and processed in Photoshop. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1PkaD9T

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New on 500px : Pale Blue, Moon by pkwicki by pkwicki

This is a 1200mm shot of the moon from my driveway yesterday afternoon. A very similar image to my “Craters” except during daylight instead of night.
I used a Tamron 150-600mm lens with a Tamron 2x Teleconverter. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1UWHvrt
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New on 500px : Geminids Over Carrizo Badlands by itwasthelight by itwasthelight

I love taking photos in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park​. This one was taken during the Geminids meteor shower earlier this week. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1mtmV6y