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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

Nature

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 : Orion Nebula M42 by TonyTribolet by TonyTribolet

Shot this last night in my backyard with a Canon 5D MK3 attached to Celestron 9.25″ Telescope with focal reducer. 3 images merged. via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1P7B0Qa
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New on 500px : Milky Way Panorama by rafaeldefavari by rafaeldefavari

Milky Way Panorama made with more than 1100 pictures.

18 panels to compose this image, shot from Campinas, Brazil with a 50mm lens, 5D mkII camera, and a homemade motorized barn-door tracker.

Each one of the 18 panels is composed of 60 x 60s stacked pictures, resulting in more than 18 hours of total exposure time. Pictures taken on moonless nights between the 2013-2014 Milky Way season.

You can see the full resolution panorama (120Mp) in full screen on this link: http://bit.ly/1StNmmD via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1OsV94I

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New on 500px : Nebulae and Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) – by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/mikeoday ) by MikeODay by MikeODay

Nebulae and Clusters in the North East Quadrant of the Small Magellanic Cloud ( Tucana Constellation ) ( NGC 292, 299, 306, 330, 346, 371, 411, 416, 422 ) by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay )

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a small spiral galaxy about 7000 light years in diamater and is one of our near neighbours. At ‘only’ around 200,000 light years distance, it shines brightly in the southern sky and is clearly visible to the naked eye even in moderately ligh polluted skies.

Links:

500px.com/MikeODay
http://ift.tt/1EqMoWd

Details:

This image ~ RA 1h 2m, Dec -72deg 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 & UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
59 x 200 sec ISO 800 over two nights.

Pixinsight & Photoshop
9 September 2015 & 11 October 2015 ( processed 11 Oct 2015 ) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Qr6uAD

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New on 500px : Nebulae and Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) – by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/mikeoday ) by MikeODay by MikeODay

Nebulae and Clusters in the North East Quadrant of the Small Magellanic Cloud ( Tucana Constellation ) ( NGC 292, 299, 306, 330, 346, 371, 411, 416, 422 ) by Mike O’Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay )

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a small spiral galaxy about 7000 light years in diamater and is one of our near neighbours. At ‘only’ around 200,000 light years distance, it shines brightly in the southern sky and is clearly visible to the naked eye even in moderately ligh polluted skies.

Links:

500px.com/MikeODay
http://ift.tt/1EqMoWd

Details:

This image ~ RA 1h 2m, Dec -72deg 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 & UHC-S ‘nebula’ filter.
Nikon D5300 (unmodified).
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90.
59 x 200 sec ISO 800 over two nights.

Pixinsight & Photoshop
9 September 2015 & 11 October 2015 ( processed 11 Oct 2015 ) via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1Qr6uAD

In the Moment

New on 500px : Space Nebula by grdezign by grdezign

High resolution image of beautifully formed nebula, after space explosion.

via 500px http://ift.tt/1Keb3wl