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Tanja Schmitz
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Mom, business owner, amateur astrophotographer.... and lots of other stuff.
Mom, business owner, amateur astrophotographer.... and lots of other stuff.

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A post on how I imaged & processed M42 in light pollution.

http://photographingspace.com/behind-the-image-m42-inthecity/
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5 Anytime Anywhere Astrophotography Challenges.

Whether you’re starting out in astrophotography or an experienced imager, these 5 anytime and anywhere projects will get you capturing awe-inspiring photos wherever you are!

http://photographingspace.com/5-astrophotography-challenges/
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ESO’s VLT Reveals the Carina Nebula's Hidden Secrets
The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.

The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

This particular image of the Carina Nebula was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.

Image Credit: ESO/T. Preibisch
http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1208a/
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Looking forward to reading this edition!
Cover of the next issue of the Amateur Astrophotography Ezine which will be published on the 9th of this month. Issue 25
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As I enter my 4th year of being an astrophotographer, I can finally tick this target off my list.
I've imaged Bernard's before but wasn't satisfied with the result.

And so, it became the 1st target of #EveryNewMoon, an imaging project +Cory Schmitz and I started for 2016.

I'll write more about the project in the next few weeks.

For now: Image and workflow details here: http://www.astrotanja.com/barnards-loop/
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Zodiacal Light Rising
Venus and Saturn are rising while the zodiacal light shines bright.
(Venus is the bright star (planet) just above the horizon - and Saturn the one just above to the left)

Zodiacal light is caused by sunlight scattered by space dust in the zodiacal cloud, it is so faint that either moonlight or light pollution renders it invisible. To catch a sight like this you need to photograph from dark skies!

Photographed 09/01/2016 In Sutherland, South Africa.
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