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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 : Biwa red by priapus by priapus

at Biwa Lake Japan via Tumblr http://ift.tt/1NTvMZo
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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