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Monday, February 29, 2016

IC 410 as a cinemascope format photo


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie from my photos for a movie theater presentation. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

IC 410, a "Cosmic Fertilization"
Be sure to click for a full resolution image, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE


A wide field photo of the constellation Auriga
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The area of IC 410 photo, at top of the page, is marked with a white regtangle. 
Image details can be seen HERE


Previously published sets of cinemascope format astro images

http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/bubble-nebula-as-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cirrus-of-cygnus-as-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/filaments-of-cygnus-in-cinemascope.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/a-dramatic-panorama-of-ic-1805-heart.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/two-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/more-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cinemascope-format-panoramas-from-my.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/i-have-worked-with-cinemascope-format.html




Friday, February 26, 2016

Bubble Nebula as a cinemascope format photo


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie from my photos for a movie theater presentation. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.


Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia
Be sure to click for a full resolution image, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE


A wide filed photo
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The area of the panoramic photo can be seen as a white rectangle. Note the size of the full Moon is marked as a white circle at lower right corner for a scale. The Moon has an angular dimension of 30 arc minutes, that's about 0,5 degrees of sky. Image details can be seen HERE

Previously published sets of cinemascope format astro images

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cirrus-of-cygnus-as-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/filaments-of-cygnus-in-cinemascope.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/a-dramatic-panorama-of-ic-1805-heart.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/two-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/more-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cinemascope-format-panoramas-from-my.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/i-have-worked-with-cinemascope-format.html





Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cirrus of Cygnus as a cinemascope format photo


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie from my photos for a movie theater presentation. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

Cirrus of Cygnus
Be sure to click for a full resolution image, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE


Orientation in Cygnus
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution image, ~2300 x 1500 pixels, ~4MB

Image details can be seen HERE.
Note, a size of the full Moon is marked as scale in the lower right corner. 
The Moon has an apparent diameter ~30 arc minutes, that's about 0,5 degrees of sky.


Previously published sets of cinemascope format astro images

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/filaments-of-cygnus-in-cinemascope.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/a-dramatic-panorama-of-ic-1805-heart.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/two-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/more-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cinemascope-format-panoramas-from-my.html

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/i-have-worked-with-cinemascope-format.html


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Filaments of Cygnus in cinemascope format


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentation from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

Filaments of Cygnus x 3
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE


Image details can be seen HERE


Image details can be seen HERE

Orientation in Cygnus
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1700 pixels, 6.7MB

Three panoramic images above are marked in this wide field image of constellation Cygnus as a white rectangles. Image details can be seen HERE











Monday, February 22, 2016

A dramatic panorama of IC 1805, the Heart Nebula


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentation from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

A dramatic view to IC 1805
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE







Saturday, February 20, 2016

Two high resolution, cinemascope format, panoramas from my astro photos


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentation from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

Half a Moon with a 3D twist
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels


Image details can be seen HERE


Lagoon Nebula
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels


Image details can be seen HERE


Published sets of cinemascope format astro images

http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/more-high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html


http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/high-resolution-cinemascope-format.html


http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/cinemascope-format-panoramas-from-my.html


http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2016/02/i-have-worked-with-cinemascope-format.html




Friday, February 19, 2016

More high resolution, cinemascope format, panoramas from my astro photos



I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentation from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

A large ten panels mosaic of Cepheus
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE

A large eighteen panels mosaic of Cygnus
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE





Thursday, February 18, 2016

High resolution, cinemascope format, panoramas from my astro photos


I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentation from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of  individual panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

Veil Nebula supernova remnant details
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution images, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Eastern Veil, a closeup

Image details can be seen HERE

Western Veil, Pickering's Triangle, a closeup

Image details can be seen HERE

The Veil Nebula supernova remnant
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The whole Veil, areas in panoramic images are marked with a white rectangles.






Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cinemascope format panoramas from my astro photos



I have worked with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre presentations from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

Flying Dragon nebula, Sh2-114
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE


Half a Moon
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Image details can be seen HERE




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cinemascope format panoramas from my astro photos



I'm publishing some experimental material since the weather up here has been cloudy for months.
I have working with a cinemascope format movie for a movie theatre from my photos. This is an extra wide ~21:9 format used in movie theaters. The actual film is not ready yet but I have some of my images converted to this ultra wide format. I think they will look great at a large movie screen! I'll publish some of panoramic format photos here, images are downscaled for the web.

NGC 281
Please, be sure to click for a full resolution, ~2600 x 1200 pixels

Ngc 281, the Pac-Man Nebula. Image details can be seen HERE


Nebulae of the constellation Auriga
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A large 12-panel mosaic of the constellation Auriga. Image details can be seen HERE




Friday, February 12, 2016

NGC 1499, the California Nebula, project continues



It has been very cloudy up here for about several months now. At January 4. I was able to shoot some lights for the NGC 1499, the California Nebula. We had few hours of clear sky at February 1. I shot three hours of H-alpha light next to previous image to build a two frame mosaic. Colors are partly from an older wide field photo of the california Nebula.

Detail of the NGC 1499 as a two frame mosaic
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Image area spans about two degrees of sky horizontally. The photo is in mapped colors from the light emitted by an ionized elements, red=sulfur, green=hydrogen and blue=oxygen.


An older wide field photo of the NGC 1499
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A wide field image of the NGC 1499 from January 2012 was shot with a Tokina AT-X 200mm f2.8 lens, QHY9 astrocamera and Baader narrowband filter set. The white circle at lower right corner shows an apparent size of the full Moon at the same scale. (Moon has an apparent diameter of 0.5 degrees = 30 arc minutes.) This is a large target with a lowish surface brightness, total exposure time is around 30h.

INFO

The California Nebula is an emission area located in constellation Perseus. It appears to resemble outlines of State of California on long exposure photographs, like this one. It has a very low surface brightness and it's very difficult to observe visually. Distance from my hometown Oulu, Finland, is about 1000 light years.
this image spans around five degrees horizontally. The Wikipedia article states, that the angular size is about 2,5 degrees (Five full Moons side by side) but as can be seen in this image, the actual size, with a dim outer parts, is much large.

Detail of the NGC 1499
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The left side of the two frame mosaic at top of the page was shot at At January 4. 2016. 

Technical details

Processing work flow

Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack2.
Deconvolution with a CCDStack2 Positive Constraint, 21 iterations, added at 25% weight
Color combine in PS CS3
Levels and curves in PS CS3.

Imaging optics
Celestron Edge HD 1100 @ f7 with 0,7 focal reducer for Edge HD 1100 telescope

Mount
10-micron 1000

Cameras and filters
Imaging camera Apogee Alta U16 and Apogee seven slot filter wheel
Guider camera, Lodestar x2 and SXV-AOL

Astrodon filter, 5nm H-alpha
Astrodon filter, 3nm O-III
Astrodon filter, 3nm S-II

Exposure times
H-alpha, 24 x 1200s =8h
O-III, 3 x 1200s binned = 1h
S-II,  3 x 1200s binned = 1h
Total 10h
Part of the S-II and O-III signals are borrowed from the older wide field photo.