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Thursday, December 30, 2010

All my images from the Autumn/Summer season 2010



The year 2010 is about to end. 

Here is a collection from all of my astronomical images from Summer/Autumn season 2010.
I can't do any imaging from my observatory during Summer months, due the high latitude, 65N.
I was lucky enough to have an access to a Northern Galactic groups Australian remote telescope for few months this year.

Happy new year to all readers and followers!





The whole collection can be seen in my portfolio, with the technical details:








NGC7000 & the Pelican nebula as a Stereo Pair 3D



I have made animated 3D versions from most of the stereo pairs, they can be found here:


Parallel vision 3D


Cross vision 3D

Other 3D-formats:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Sh2-171 reprocessed




I did reprocessed this nebula since my skills are much better now, than two years ago.
3D-studies from this object can be found from previous posts.


Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.




Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.

An older version of processing and technical details can be found here:

Sh2-171 as an animated 3D




Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!






 Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:


NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sh2-171 a stereo pair 3D





Parallel vision 3D



Cross vision 3D

Other 3D-formats:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sh2-171 as an anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D





You'll need Red/Cyan Eyeglasses to be able to see this image right.
Note, if you have a Red and Blue filters, you can use them! Red goes to Left eye.



Other 3D-formats:



Original 2D-image with the technical details:


NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

IC405 & 410, reprocessed





I did reprocessed this nebula since my skills are much better now, than two years ago.
3D-studies from this object can be found from previous posts.


Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.



Image is in HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

An older version of processing and technical details can be found here:





IC405 & 410 as an animated 3D




Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!



Other 3D-formats:


Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

IC405 & 410 as a stereo pair 3D





Parallel vision 3D



Cross vision 3D


Other 3D-formats:


Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

IC405 & 410 as an anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D




You'll need Red/Cyan Eyeglasses to be able to see this image right.
Note, if you have a Red and Blue filters, you can use them! Red goes to Left eye.


 

Other 3D-formats:


NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry and Happy to all...





Seasonal greetings from a snowy Finland, -32 C (-25.6F)

Astro Anarchy observatorio, J-P Metsävainio 




Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NGC 1499 as a Stereo pair 3D




Stereo pairs in "Natural" colors

Parallel vision 3D



Cross vision 3D

Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:
http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2010/12/ngc-1499-reprocessed.html

Stereo pairs in HST-palette

Parallel vision 3D


Cross vision 3D



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

NGC 1499 as an animated 3D





Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!




Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

NGC 1499 as an anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D





You'll need Red/Cyan Eyeglasses to be able to see this image right.
Note, if you have a Red and Blue filters, you can use them! Red goes to Left eye.





Other 3D-formats:
Original 2D-image with the technical details:





NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sh2-234, IC417, Project finalized







Sh2-234, IC417, sometimes called as "Spider Nebula", in constellation Auriga. H-alpha 22x1200s, binned down 2x2 to boost the sensitivity. HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.

Distance is about 10.000 light years. Image is about 30' wide and covers about 100 light years.
Ra 05 hr 28 min 05.9 sec , Dec +34 hr 25 min26 sec

This is not too commonly imaged target due the lowish surface brightness and the proximity of two eye catchers, IC 405 and IC 410. This image was one of the most difficult one to process due the very weak signal. There was some very dim O-III emission in the target, it can be seen as a Blue.



Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.
Technical details:

Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack. 
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations, 50% mix..
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 4,5Hz
Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel
Baader H-alpha 7nm 22x1200s, binned 2x2
Baader O-III 8,5nm 4x1200s, binned 3x3
S-II is taken from my older wide field image


Wide field image of the area.

Area of interest is marked with a Red rectangle.

Imaging data of this wide field image can be seen here:

Sh2-234 as an animated 3D




Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!


NOTE. All the stars have been removed due the amount of artifacts. The actual nebula can be seen better now.

Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:


NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sh2-234 as a Stereo pair 3D






Parallel vision 3D



Cross vision 3D

Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:


NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Sh2-234 as an anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D





You'll need Red/Cyan Eyeglasses to be able to see this image right.
Note, if you have a Red and Blue filters, you can use them! Red goes to Left eye.



Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sh2-234 aka IC 417, start of the new project.





Sh2-234, IC417, sometimes called as "Spider Nebula", in constellation Auriga. H-alpha 15x1200s.
Distance is about 10.000 light years. Image is about 30' wide and covers about 100 light years.

Ra 05 hr 28 min 05.9 sec , Dec +34 hr 25 min26 sec

This is not too commonly imaged target due the lowish surface brightness and the proximity of two eye catchers, IC 405 and IC 410.  Sh2-234,  contains a young open star cluster that ionizing the surrounding gas.
I will shoot more lights for this object later, including O-III and S-II data.

HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.


Color data is taken from my older, wide field image.



Area of interest is marked with a Red rectangle.

Imaging data of this wide field image can be seen here:



Technical details:

Processing work flow:
Image acquisition, MaxiDL v5.07.
Stacked and calibrated in CCDStack. 
Deconvolution with a CCDSharp, 30 iterations, 50% mix..
Levels, curves and color combine in PS CS3.

Telescope, Meade LX200 GPS 12" @ f5
Camera, QHY9 Guiding, SXV-AO @ 4,5Hz
Image Scale, 0,75 arcseconds/pixel
Baader H-alpha 7nm 15x1200s, binned 2x2



Friday, December 17, 2010

NGC 1499, reprocessed



I did reprocessed this nebula since my skills are much better now, than two years ago.

All the exposures I have taken for this object are used. Total exposure time is now about 20h together.

Two camera lenses was used to capture the data, a Tokina AT 300mm f2.8 and a Canon EF 200mm f1.8, both lenses was used at full aperture.




NGC 1499, the "California Nebula" locates in constellation Perseus. Distance is about 1000 light years.
The nebula covers about 2,5 degrees of sky.
RA 04h 03m 18.00s Dec +36° 25′ 18.0"
Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements, R=80%Hydrogen+20%Sulfur, G=100%Oxygen and B=85%Oxygen+15%Hydrogen to compensate otherwise missing H-beta emission. This composition is very close to a visual spectrum.




HST-palette, (HST=Hubble Space Telescope)
from the emission of ionized elements, R=Sulfur, G=Hydrogen and B=Oxygen.



Narrowband data was used for Star colors this time, mixture of channels was the same as in first "natural" color composition image here.

There is a formation at Seven a clock, kind of half circle, it might be an old uncategorized planetary nebula?


The original Blogpost can be seen here:



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

NGC 1499 as a Stereo pair 3D





Parallel vision 3D


Cross vision 3D

Other 3D-formats:

Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

NGC 1499 closeup as an Anaglyph Red/Cyan 3D





You'll need Red/Cyan Eyeglasses to be able to see this image right.
Note, if you have a Red and Blue filters, you can use them! Red goes to Left eye.






NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

NGC 1499 as an animated 3D



Animations are made by creating artificial parallax to an image. Then two images are animated together by using conversion web service, Start3D. There can be some artifacts in images, due the experimental nature of this work! The volumetric models are based on some known facts and an artistic impression.

Please, let the images load for few seconds to see them animated!





Other 3D-formats:
Original 2D-image with the technical details:



NOTE! This is a personal vision about forms and shapes, based on some known facts and an artistic impression