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Paul C. Swift Moonrocks Astro
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Astrophotographer based in Valencia Spain
Astrophotographer based in Valencia Spain

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Thank you for looking at this amazing spiral galaxy in Pegasus.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/43009488602/

The galaxy NGC 7331 is a spiral galaxy in Pegasus, apparent size 10' x 3', mag 10.35. It is is the larger galaxy of a group of galaxies known as the Deer Lick Group.

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Telescope data provided by Douglas Gardner.
Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK reflector, 1940 mm FL
Camera: FLI-PL6303E, 3072 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 9x3m R:3x3m G:3x3m B:3x3m, HA:1x10m from the the Kitt Peak Observatory

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Thank you for looking at this amazing spiral galaxy in Pegasus.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/43009488602/

The galaxy NGC 7331 is a spiral galaxy in Pegasus, apparent size 10' x 3', mag 10.35. It is is the larger galaxy of a group of galaxies known as the Deer Lick Group.

Processing Paul C. Swift
Telescope data provided by Douglas Gardner.
Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK reflector, 1940 mm FL
Camera: FLI-PL6303E, 3072 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 9x3m R:3x3m G:3x3m B:3x3m, HA:1x10m from the the Kitt Peak Observatory

#fineart #Astrophotography #Space #astronomia
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Thank you for looking at this amazing spiral galaxy in Pegasus.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/43009488602/

The galaxy NGC 7331 is a spiral galaxy in Pegasus, apparent size 10' x 3', mag 10.35. It is is the larger galaxy of a group of galaxies known as the Deer Lick Group.

Processing Paul C. Swift
Telescope data provided by Douglas Gardner.
Telescope: Planewave 17" CDK reflector, 1940 mm FL
Camera: FLI-PL6303E, 3072 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 9x3m R:3x3m G:3x3m B:3x3m, HA:1x10m from the the Kitt Peak Observatory

#fineart #Astrophotography #Space #astronomia
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Thankyou for looking at "Like diamonds"

(Note the tiny pair of distant galaxies just below the cluster slightly to the right')

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/27185952877/in/dateposted-public/

M 12 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It was discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier on May 30, 1764


This image was produced by Swift and Faclo. Photographed under northern sky from Sicily.

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Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Aspin GG16m
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar

Filters: Baader LRGB set

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Thankyou for looking at "Like diamonds"

(Note the tiny pair of distant galaxies just below the cluster slightly to the right')

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/27185952877/in/dateposted-public/

M 12 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It was discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier on May 30, 1764


This image was produced by Swift and Faclo. Photographed under northern sky from Sicily.

Technical card

Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Aspin GG16m
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar

Filters: Baader LRGB set

#Astrophotography #Space
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Thankyou for looking at "Like diamonds"

(Note the tiny pair of distant galaxies just below the cluster slightly to the right')

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/27185952877/in/dateposted-public/

M 12 is a globular cluster in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It was discovered by the French astronomer Charles Messier on May 30, 1764


This image was produced by Swift and Faclo. Photographed under northern sky from Sicily.

Technical card

Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Aspin GG16m
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar

Filters: Baader LRGB set

#Astrophotography #Space
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A hidden seascape located some where near the Tarantula Nebula.
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NB Data: NASA, ESA, Hubble

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/40889690414/in/dateposted-public/

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A hidden seascape located some where near the Tarantula Nebula.
Processing Paul C Swift
NB Data: NASA, ESA, Hubble
https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/40889690414/in/dateposted-public/

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Thank you for looking at : The Sword of Orion. Old and new data from 2012 & 2017

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Colour and Form

Processing Paul C Swift M42 in colour!
Data: NASA, ESA, Hubble

Thank you for viewing this close up of M42 the full image can be viewed here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrocksastro/41343882461/in/dateposted-public/

Note on Coloration

source Wiki:

Observers have long noted a distinctive greenish tint to the nebula, in addition to regions of red and of blue-violet. The red hue is a result of the Hα recombination line radiation at a wavelength of 656.3 nm. The blue-violet coloration is the reflected radiation from the massive O-class stars at the core of the nebula.

The green hue was a puzzle for astronomers in the early part of the 20th century because none of the known spectral lines at that time could explain it. There was some speculation that the lines were caused by a new element, and the name nebulium was coined for this mysterious material. With better understanding of atomic physics, however, it was later determined that the green spectrum was caused by a low-probability electron transition in doubly ionized oxygen, a so-called "forbidden transition". This radiation was all but impossible to reproduce in the laboratory at the time, because it depended on the quiescent and nearly collision-free environment found in the high vacuum of deep space.

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