Photos of Nebulae

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This is the Bubble Nebula NGC 7635. The nebula is near a giant molecular cloud which 
contains the expansion of the bubble nebula while itself being excited by the hot 
central star, causing it to glow.

Taken from the Nutwood Observatory, and availble as always in 32 bit, but for emailing 
purposes in 8bit (much degraded).

Data -32 hrs of taken over seveal nights to receive this image in L+Ha+(HaRGB). 
Processing roughtly a week.
 
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Cone Nebula.

Ceravolo f9 Astrograph
Astrodon 3mm filters
ME

16 hrs at LHaRGB (6-4-2-2-2) hrs respectively

12 hrs using PS-Cs5x and maxIm DL
March 26-28-2011
Brian McGaffney at Nutwood Observatory
The Cone Nebula is a famous nebula in the Orion Arm surrounding the NGC 2264 star cluster.
The 'cone' is a triangular dark nebula near the bottom of the nebula. Resembling a 
nightmarish beast rearing its head from a crimson sea, this monstrous object is actually a 
pillar of gas and dust. Called the Cone Nebula because of its conical shape in ground-based
images, this giant pillar resides in a turbulent star-forming region. The entire nebula is 
7 light years in length. The Cone Nebula resides 2,500 light-years away in the constellation
Monoceros.

This image is an 8 bit jpeg, but the original is a 32 bittiff with much greater detail 
obviously. This 32 bit version is available for seperate downloads.
 
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The Crescent Nebula (also known as NGC 6888, Caldwell 27, Sharpless 105) is an emission 
nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light years away. It is formed by the fast 
stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star WR 136 (HD 192163) colliding with and energizing 
the slower moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant around 400,000 years 
ago. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and 
one moving inward. The inward moving shock wave heats the stellar wind to X-ray-emitting 
temperatures. This object is about 25  light years wide.

Details: (2 images included, 1 wide, and one close-up)
CCD image taken from the Nutwood observatpory Dec 9th/10. This object is fading from view 
into the western sky, but managed to get fair results. CCD camera an Apogee U16M, with a 
300mm Ceravol Astrograph on an ME mount using Astrodon Filters. This image is a composite 
of Luminance, Ha (substituted  for red by 80%)BG, hence LHa+HaGB. 
 
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VDB 152
 
Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula vdB 152 
really is very faint. It lies about 1400 light-years away, along the northern Milky Way in 
the royal constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, pockets of cosmic 
dust in the region block the light from background stars or scatter light from the embedded 
bright star (top) giving parts of the nebula a characteristic blue color. Ultraviolet light 
from the star is also thought to cause a dim reddish luminescence in the nebular dust. Though 
stars do form in molecular clouds, this star seems to have only accidentally wandered into 
the area, as its measured velocity through interstellar space is very different from the 
cloud's velocity .

In this close-up it can be seen that the wandering star (blue nebulosity) actually is 
displaying a giant bubble around it. Look closely to see it. Most probably because to the 
defraction on the light through the dust.

This image taken from the Nutwood Observatory, Dec 11th. Total exposure 10 hrs. as a LLRGB.
Using a Cerovolo astrograph.
 
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IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)









Nutwood Observatory
 
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Lagoon Nebula
 
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M1 (The Crab Nebula) was taken here at the Nutwood Observatory last
month (October 28th). This is a hi res. deep space image using the
following. A 300 mm astrograph telescope, an Apogee U16m CCD camera 
and 50 mm Astrodon filters.  Aquistion was achieved by guided data  
an WO 110 for approx 8 hrs.  Telescope was a carbon fibre Cervolo 300.
This image is an (Ha+L) (R+Ha) G B.

Brian McGaffney
 
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M16







Combine Files Avg 2 copy 1.26mb 800x600 75dpi
 
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8 second shot of M17, the Swan nebula. I did some further processing
with Astro Toaster.

Image by - Rodger Forsyth
 
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M27







Stack crop web
 
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M27 the Dumbbell

Taken Oct. 20, 2017
Mallincam Jr Pro camera
Vixen 8 Optical Tube
SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro mount

Image by Rodger Forsyth
 
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M27, the Dumbbell, taken with Mallincam Jr Pro on SkyWatcher ED120 APO riding
the SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro mount.

Image by - Rodger Forsyth
 
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M42 Orion Nebula







10 stacked 2.5min exposures at ISO 800
 
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M42







LRGB

Nutwood Obseratory
 
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M42
 
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M57  the ring nebula 2300 light years away

Shot with Mallincam Jr. Pro with MFR-5 focal reducer on a 
Mallincam VRC-6 6 RC optical tube mounted on the 
EQ6 Pro mount. M57 was a 20 second integration.

Short videos were captured then image created using RegiStax 6.

Taken by Rodger Forsyth
 
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Just for fun I imaged M57 in Lyra on 
a wide field set up. Sometimes it is 
just fun to see what is around for 
shooting wide field.

Brian McGaffney
 
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HaLRGB image of NGC 6888 the Cresent nebula 
in the Constellation Cygnus of the Cygnus 
Region. This is an emission nebula  about 
5000 light years away. Discovered by William 
Herschel.

The purpose of the image attempt was to acquire 
a large  frame format, while capturing the 
subtle detail of the nebula itself and include 
the surrounding regions. 

Equipment used was a 14 inch carbon fibre 
astrograph telescope at f8 guided on an ME mount.  
The camera was a an Apogee U16M.

Acquisition was 15, 6 minute guided frames L, 
and  15, 4 minute subs RGB. The Ha subs 
were 15 at 10 minutes guided.

Brian McGaffney
 
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NGC7635 - Bubble Nebula
 
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North American Nebula
 
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Newly processed image of NGC 281 the PacMan 
Nebula. Taken here last year at the observatory.  

This is a composite format image using the 
following spectrum files. Ha+((HaL)+HaR+GB).  

This is a close up image using a 16 inch 
astrograph and a large format CCD camera.

Brian McGaffney
 
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Some fun with one of the DSLR cameras 
the other day when I had time, and 
took these nice images of M42.

Brian McGaffney