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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Astro Anarchy, the year 2015



HAPPY NEW YEAR
This post is about all of my astronomical photos from the year 2015

All my photos from the Spring and Autumn seasons of 2015 are taken with my new imaging setup. Celestron Edge HD 1100 with 0.7 reducer at 10-micron mount. Apogee Alta U16 camera with Astrodon filters and an active optics unit, SXV AO LF, from Starlight Xpress.

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Year 2015 as an image poster
Please, click for a large image, 1920 x 2800 pixels, 5MB

Individual blog posts about images in the poster with the technical details. (Up left to lower right)

A short video out of my 2015 photos
(I tested some morphing algorithm, duration 2:58)



As usually, I made my experimental 3d-studies out of my astrophotos. Here is a collection out of them.

A deep deep space
A HD video, ~11 min.


 Original movie is in HD 1080p resolution. Please, click the Youtube logo at lower right to see this video in Youtube. Click the Gear symbol, at lower right in Youtube window, and select the Quality to 1080p.
Then watch the video in full screen for the best viewing experience.
More info about technique used, http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2015/08/a-large-collection-of-my-experimental.html
Some highlights of the year 2015 
In reversed chronological order












This is a broadband LRGB image of the Rosette Nebula from a remote observatory in Tenerife.







This photo get published by WIRED and CNET



Dr.Ioannis - Hugh Seiradakis Professor of the Physics Department of AUTH
J-P Metsavainio Finnish astrophotographer
The Dr.Fiori Anastasia Metallinou is an associate of the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens.
Dr.Kosmas gauze is Lecturer of the Department of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, University of Athens






Two concerts with two vocal ensemble Cappella pro Vocale from Oulu and Punctum from Rovaniemi. Thousand year old vocal music with my astronomical photos turned to be a timeless combination.

My imageshow was matched with music and it was projected on the walls and ceiling with four power projectors. Concert took place in two places, first one was in Oulu, Finland at the Church of St Thomas, the second one took place in Rovaniemi in Northern Finland at the Chapel of Korkalovaara.

Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)

Concert in my hometown Oulu at Church of St Thomas

Concert in my hometown Oulu at Church of St Thomas

Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)

Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)


Friday, December 25, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Concert, thousand year old vocal music with astronomical photos



During last weekend I have had two concerts with two vocal ensemble Cappella pro Vocale from Oulu and Punctum from Rovaniemi. Thousand year old vocal music with my astronomical photos turned to be a timeless combination. This was my second production with Cappella pro Vocale, we did a similar Christmas concert in Oulu last year.

My imageshow was matched with music and it was projected on the walls and ceiling with four power projectors. Concert took place in two places, first one was in Oulu, Finland at the Church of St Thomas, the second one took place in Rovaniemi in Northern Finland at the Chapel of Korkalovaara.

Many thanks to Cappella pro Vocale, Punctum and all of the visitors!

Photos from two concert
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Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)




Concert in my hometown Oulu at Church of St Thomas




Concert in my hometown Oulu at Church of St Thomas




Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)




Concert in Rovaniemi, Chapel of Korkalovaara at Polar Circle (Image is taken during rehearsal)



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Astro Anarchy gets published, Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland



Galleria Kajaste  Bulevardi 32/Albertinkatu 30, 00120 Helsinki

1. - 20.12. 2015
Opening hours, wednesday - Thursday 13-19.00 and Saturday-Sunday 12-16.00 
Monday and Tuesday closed


Art exhibition, PER ASPERA AD ASTRA
Astrophotographer J-P Metsavainio

Exhibition poster


Some Photos in exhibition

Museum quality art prints and very large aluminium prints






Saturday, December 5, 2015

Astro Anarchy gets published, art exhibition in Oulu



An art exhibition in Oulu, Finland. "Uusi Muoto" 1. - 23.12. Open every day 12 - 19.00, welcome!
Address: Torikatu 14, Oulu, Finland.

Astrophotographs, photographs and paintings ,  J-P MetsavainioChristelle Mas and Anni Arffman
Lots of new artworks from all of us. 

Pictures from the exhibition


Astrophotographer is cleaning the extra stardust out of the framed image of NGC 281.



Visitors



From left to right, Christelle Mas, J-P Metsavainio and Anni Arffman


Exhibition poster





Sample images from three artists


Anni Arffman, Christelle Mas and J-P Metsavainio








Saturday, November 14, 2015

IC 1936, a closeup



I have spent most nights at this Autumn season by shooting dim targets around Cygnus.
At night of  2. November I shot few frames from a brighter target, IC 1396, in Cepheus. Just one hour of H-alpha light and one 20 min frame for O-III and S-II before clouds rolled in. Just got the data processed and the photo turned to be kind of nice, so I'm publishing it here. This is a second photo out of IC 1396 at this Autumn. The first one from the Elephant's Trunk Nebula can be seen HERE.

IC 1396
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Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements.


IC 1396 in mapped colors
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Image in mapped colors from the light emitted by ionized elements. 
Red=Sulfur, Green=Hydrogen and Blue=Oxygen.


Orientation in IC 1396
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More info about this image can be seen HERE.


Orientation in constellation Cepheus
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A ten panel mosaic image of Cepheus, exposure time 92h. More info about this image can be seen HERE.

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, 3 x 1200s = 1h
O-III, 1 x 1200s binned = 20min.
S-II,  1 x 1200s = 20min.
Total 1h 40min.





Thursday, November 12, 2015

Filaments of Cygnus, a new processing for natural colors



As usually, I reprocessed the two frame mosaic of Cygnus filaments. The color balance and stars are better now and more details are visible. This area in Western Cygnus is rarely imaged since it has a low surface brightness and more attractive targets are nearby. 


Cygnus filaments in visual spectrum
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Natural color composition from the emission of ionized elements. 
This palette is very close to a visual spectrum. Image in mapped colors can be seen HERE


A large mosaic image of the area
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A large mosaic of "Cirrus of Cygnus" 2012. More info HERE
An area left from the center is seen in longer focal length photo above.


Even larger mosaic of the Cygnus
Click for a much large image

Info about this image HERE


Overlaid with a Cartes Du Ciel screenshot.


Technical details

Technical details can be seen in this blog post,
http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2015/10/filaments-of-cygnus-project-continues.html




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

More filaments of Cygnus and couple of planetary nebulae



I just got this photo processed. It's showing an area near the Propeller Nebula, I noticed this dim planetary nebula candidate,  PN PM 1-320, back in 2011 while I was shooting the Propeller Nebula with my 300mm Tokina lens. At the same image field there is another planetary nebula too, PK 84+9.1


Filaments of Cygnus with couple of planetary nebulae
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Image in mapped colors from the light emitted by ionized elements. Red=Sulfur, 
Green=Hydrogen and Blue=Oxygen. A large blueish spot at middle left is a PN PM 1-320. 
A small pale red dot at upper right is a planetary nebula PK 84+9.1


An experimental starless view
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It looks to me, that the PN PM 1-320 forms a bubble shaped shock front in the interstellar gas.


Closeup of the PN PM 1-320



Closeup of the PK 84+9.1



Wide field image of the area

A pale bluish area at upper right is the PK 84+9.1 This image was taken at Autumn 2011, original blog post can be seen here: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2011/10/first-light-for-autumn-season-2011.html


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, 9x 1200s = 3h
O-III, 6 x 1200s binned = 2h 
S-II, from an older wide field photo = 1h 
Total 6h