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Friday, August 30, 2013

Wonders of Gemini



The collection

I made a collection out of my images from the constellation Gemini. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur.

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~5MB and 1900x3200 pixels



Technical data and other information
You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio, with technical details.

Orientation




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wonders of Perseus



The collection

I made a collection out of my images from the constellation Cepheus. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur.

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~3.5MB and 1900x3100 pixels


Technical data and other information
You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio, with technical details.

Orientation









Treasures of Cepheus



The collection

I made a collection out of my images from the constellation Cepheus. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur.

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~5MB and 1900x2800 pixels


Technical data and other information
You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio, with technical details.


A Cosmic Question Mark
Cederblad 214

One of my favorite images, at top, Cederblad 214(Ced 214) surrounded by NGC 7822, a dot like nebula at bottom is known as Sharpless 170,(Sh2-170) More info and the technical details can be found from my blog post: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/01/what-project-finalized.html

Orientation






Monday, August 26, 2013

Nebulae of Auriga



The collection

I made a collection out of my images from the constellation Auriga. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur.

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~7MB and 1900x3600 pixels



Technical data and other information

You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio with technical details.
http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/


Large, 12-panels, mosaic of Auriga in higher resolution
Note. A largish image, 3.5MB and 2200x1200 pixels

Image is in mapped colors from emission of ionized elements, Red=Sulfur, Green=Hydrogen and Blue=Oxygen. More info about this mosaic in my blog post from March 8, 2012.
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/03/auriga-panorama-gets-bigger-12-panels.html


Orientation






Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wonders of Cassiopeia



The collection

I made a collection out of my Cassiopeia images. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur.

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~4.5MB



Technical data and other information

You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio with technical details.
http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/


Orientation

Click for a large image.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Treasures of Cygnus



I'm still waiting for an astronomical darkness to come, up here 65N. One of the best targets for astronomical imagers in Autumn sky is the nebula complex in constellation Cygnus. That'll be my first imaging target in this Autumn as well. I'll be able to shoot it around mid September.

The collection

I made a collection out of my Cygnus images. Pictures are taken between 2007-2013 with different instruments. Closeups are taken with my longer focal length instrument, an old Meade LX200 12" telescope. Wider field images are taken by using two camera lenses, Tokina AT-X 300 f2.8 and Canon EF 200mm f1.8 lens, both full open. All images are shot with QHY9 astronomical camera and the Baader narrowband filter set, H-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur. 

Be sure to click the image to see it in full scale!
Note. a large image, ~7MB

A collection of my images of constellation Cygnus. Photos are shot between 2007-2013.
The top most image is a large 18-panels mosaic of Cygnus, it spans 22x14 degrees of sky! (An apparent size of the full Moon fits in this area over 1200 times.)  At middle, there are images of individual objects. All but the Veil nebula supernova remnant, can be seen in top most image.
At the bottom , there is a single panoramic image of "Cirrus of Cygnus", it's from the top part of the large mosaic at a top. I added it as an individual image, since it's full of very dim filaments of gas, the formation is over 1000 light years long. I haven't seen a separate color image of this are before.

Technical data and other information

You will found all the images in this collection from my portfolio with technical details.
http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/

Collection of images from the Veil nebula supernova remnant
Note. a large image, ~3MB

I have published this image at Autumn 2012, more info in this blog post:
http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/11/veil-nebula-collection-as-poster.html


The Cygnus mosaic
Note. A large image 2200x1400 pixels and ~5MB.

The large mosaic of constellation Cygnus covers 22x14 degrees of sky. Total exposure time with QHY9 astrocam and Baader narrowband filters is ~120h.


A Chinese Dragon Nebula

The large panorama of Cygnus looks very much like a "Chinese Dragon"!
Original blog post here: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/11/a-chinese-dragon.html

Orientation








Monday, August 19, 2013

A two frame mosaic image, from Butterfly to the Crescent Nebula




I'm posting this older photo, since it hasn't been posted as an individual image before.
This is a two frame mosaic from the constellation Cygnus, showing the Butterfly and Crescent Nebulae. Image is shot at Nov. 18. 2011.
This image is part of a much large, 18-panel, mosaic of the constellation Cygnus.




Butterfly and Crescent Nebulae
in constellation Cygnus
Click the image to see it in large scale!

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A two panel mosaic image in mapped colors, colors for ionized elements, Red = Sulfur, Green = Hydrogen and Blue = Oxygen. Total exposure time for this image is around 5h.


Image is one part of this massive 18-panel mosaic of the Cygnus constellation 
Note. A large image 2200x1400 pixels and ~5MB.

18-panel mosaic of the constellation Cygnus, image is in mapped colors. The area of interest. in top most photo. can be seen at middle of this large mosaic.
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Technical details can be seen behind the link bellow.




Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An experimental 3D-study of NGC 1499, the California Nebula



This is an experimental test with a 3D-conversion of my astronomical images. Only real elements from my original image are used, there is nothing added but the volumetric information!

NOTE. This is a personal vision about shapes and volumes, based on some scientific data and an artistic impression.


California Nebula as an experimental 3D-model
In constellation Perseus


This is a looped video, click to start and stop. Original movie is in HD1080p resolution.


My original image of the California Nebula is used for the animation
Click for the large image

Original blog post about NGC 1499 with technical details
http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2012/02/california-nebula-ngc-1499-with-some.html

More 3D-experiments can be seen here: 
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/search/label/animations