I send a composition made of the Full Moon in perigee and apogee maximum this year. Moon at perigee was photographed on March, when the Moon (Super Moon) was the largest in nearly twenty years. The Full Moon has been photographed in apogee today, October 12 (Columbus Day) at dawn, at the farthest point of its elliptical orbit this year. Both pictures of the Moon have been captured as it passes through the meridian.
Telescope: Sky Watcher Refractor 120/1000 Camera: Canon EOS 500D at prime focus Exposure: 1 / 500 ISO: 100 Composition: Photoshop CS5 Jose Manuel Villa (villanus)http://ochominutos.mifotoblog.com/
Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day - October 05 2011
Elephant’s Trunk LRGB combination (Ha + RGB)
This is a variatIon of an existing RGB picture, combined with another Ha picture used as luminance.
The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula is a concentratIon of interstellar gas and dust and Ionized gas regIon located in the constellatIon Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the Nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant Trunk Nebula because of its appearance at visible wavelengths, where it is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim.
California nebula. Ha 24x720 sec, Sll 12x900 sec, Olll 8x900 sec. Ha taken in France in 11 september, Sll and Olll taken 1 oktober in the Netherlands. Telescope: WO 72 mm F6. Mounts: Eq6 pro and Mesu#2.Camera Atik 383L mono.
Submitted by: Dick van Tatenhove (dickvantatenhove)
Location: Domaine de Pradienes France and Almere the Netherlands
A classic summer view in the core of Sagittarius with Nebulae M8, M20 and NGC6559 dominating the image. What is less usual is the visibility of both HII regIons Sharpless 22 and 34, not so often spot in similar fields of view. Total exposure was 4 hours (HaRGB) with a Pentax lens 67 300mm f/4 and a FLI Proline. Nebula appearance of M8 and M20 was improved by adding to the lens image details from two other former images I took with a TEC 140 (RGB) and an SDHF75 (Ha).