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Terry Hancock
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WooW Great...! Beautiful shot +Terry Hancock ...! Once again, the Universe appears with all its beauty in your lens...!!!
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Terry Hancock, 60, took these incredible photographs of the night sky from his back garden in Michigan.
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thanks everyone :)
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The Rosette Nebula (NGC2244) Under A Full Moon
This active star forming nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only 5,200 light-years distant.  This massive cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.

This is work in progress. Normally we wouldn't think of trying to shoot color under a full moon, however I have a lot of catching up to do this year due to poor weather and sky conditions and out of desperation :)

Full moon here in Western Michigan was 13:10 EST March 16th 
I think I timed it just right, with the Rosette just passing the meridian and at nautical twilight at 20.52 EST only several hours following full moon I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before the glow of the moon upset my  chances. This is 3 x 2 minute exposures each RGB bin 1x1 (no luminance) and a total of 18 minutes added to the h-alpha data which I captured 3 days ago using the QHY11S/Takahashi Epsilon-ED180
Total Exposure time 2 hours 48 mins. 
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The Rosette Nebula (NGC2244) Under A Full Moon
This active star forming nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only 5,200 light-years distant.  This massive cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.

This is work in progress. Normally we wouldn't think of trying to shoot color under a full moon, however I have a lot of catching up to do this year due to poor weather and sky conditions and out of desperation :)

Full moon here in Western Michigan was 13:10 EST March 16th 
I think I timed it just right, with the Rosette just passing the meridian and at nautical twilight at 20.52 EST only several hours following full moon I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before the glow of the moon upset my  chances. This is 3 x 2 minute exposures each RGB bin 1x1 (no luminance) and a total of 18 minutes added to the h-alpha data which I captured 3 days ago using the QHY11S/Takahashi Epsilon-ED180
Total Exposure time 2 hours 48 mins. 
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When did you get an ED180?  Jerome just bought one those as well.  He's had some bad luck with collimating though.
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Astrophoto: Gorgeous Panorama of the Orion & Horsehead Nebulae and Orion’s Belt


Astrophotographer +Terry Hancock  has been working on this for several weeks and the results are fabulous. This panoramic view of the Orion region includes two of the most recognizable objects in this constellation — the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula. It also takes a look at the three bright stars of Orion’s belt Alnitak (to the left of the image), Alnilam and Mintaka. Additionally, it shows part of the Orion molecular cloud.

Wow!


Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/110211/astrophoto-gorgeous-panorama-of-the-orion-horsehead-nebulae-and-orions-belt/#ixzz2vb9hOv7L
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You are welcome dear +Terry Hancock . Have a nice time.......
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The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888)

Often referred to as "The Brain" Nebula unofficially because of it's likeness to the human brain, The Crescent Nebula, also known as NGC 6888 and Caldwell 27 seen here in Color wth H-Alpha it is surrounded by the very dusty region of hydrogen filiments that you can see here in my process of just the H-Alpha. https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/13234357413/ 
In the constellation Cygnus about 5000 light years away it is classified as an emission nebula.

Total Exposure time 4.4 hours

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Location: DownUnder Observatory, Fremont MI
Date of Shoot: March 12th, April 5th
H-Alpha 150 min 15 x 10 min H-Alpha 7nm bin 1x1
RGB 84 min 7 x 4 min ea, bin 1x1 
Luminance 28 min 7 x 4 min, bin 1x1 

Equipment
QHY11S monochrome CCD cooled to -20C 
Takahashi E-180 F2.8 Astrograph
Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount
Image Acquisition Maxim DL
Stacking and Calibrating: CCDStack
Registration of images in Registar
Post Processing Photoshop CS5
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Nice work Terry, thank you for sharing. It's always so great to get your next picture. I appreciate, thank you
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The Rosette Nebula (NGC2244) Under A Full Moon
This active star forming nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only 5,200 light-years distant.  This massive cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.

This is work in progress. Normally we wouldn't think of trying to shoot color under a full moon, however I have a lot of catching up to do this year due to poor weather and sky conditions and out of desperation :)

Full moon here in Western Michigan was 13:10 EST March 16th 
I think I timed it just right, with the Rosette just passing the meridian and at nautical twilight at 20.52 EST only several hours following full moon I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before the glow of the moon upset my  chances. This is 3 x 2 minute exposures each RGB bin 1x1 (no luminance) and a total of 18 minutes added to the h-alpha data which I captured 3 days ago using the QHY11S/Takahashi Epsilon-ED180
Total Exposure time 2 hours 48 mins. 
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The Rosette Nebula (NGC2244) Under A Full Moon
This active star forming nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only 5,200 light-years distant.  This massive cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.

This is work in progress. Normally we wouldn't think of trying to shoot color under a full moon, however I have a lot of catching up to do this year due to poor weather and sky conditions and out of desperation :)

Full moon here in Western Michigan was 13:10 EST March 16th 
I think I timed it just right, with the Rosette just passing the meridian and at nautical twilight at 20.52 EST only several hours following full moon I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before the glow of the moon upset my  chances. This is 3 x 2 minute exposures each RGB bin 1x1 (no luminance) and a total of 18 minutes added to the h-alpha data which I captured 3 days ago using the QHY11S/Takahashi Epsilon-ED180
Total Exposure time 2 hours 48 mins. 
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Stunning image, beautifully captured and processed. Nice to see it in a wider field. 
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This active star forming nebula lies in the Monoceros Constellation (the Unicorn) only 5,200 light-years distant.  This massive cloud of hydrogen has been condensing to form new stars and is thought to be very similar to the environment that gave birth to our own Solar System.

This is work in progress. Normally we wouldn't think of trying to shoot color under a full moon, however I have a lot of catching up to do this year due to poor weather and sky conditions and out of desperation :)

Full moon here in Western Michigan was 13:10 EST March 16th 
I think I timed it just right, with the Rosette just passing the meridian and at nautical twilight at 20.52 EST only several hours following full moon I figured I had maybe 20 minutes before the glow of the moon upset my  chances. This is 3 x 2 minute exposures each RGB bin 1x1 (no luminance) and a total of 18 minutes added to the h-alpha data which I captured 3 days ago using the QHY11S/Takahashi Epsilon-ED180
Total Exposure time 2 hours 48 mins. 
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there is somthing very skull like about that formation
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Orion, Horsehead Nebulae and Orion's Belt

A panoramic view Including the very familiar three bright stars of Orion's belt Alnitak (to the left of the image), Alnilam and Mintaka. Part of the Orion Molecular Cloud and two of the most recognizable sky objects in the constellation Orion, these immense stellar nurseries are approximately 1500 light years distant "The Great Orion Nebula and The Horsehead Nebula".

This is data I captured in January, February and early March 2014 over 8 nights using a QHY11S Monochrome CCD/Takahashi E-80 F2.8 from Downunder Observatory in Fremont MI. 
190 individual exposures make up this 5 panel mosaic for a Total Exposure time of 11 hours

Equipment
Camera: QHY11S monochrome CCD cooled to -20C
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon F2.8 ED-180 Astrograph
Mount: Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount (with MKS 4000)
Image Aquisition Maxim DL
Stacking and Calibrating: CCDStack
Registration of images in Registar
Post Processing Photoshop CS5
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Astronomy and Photography have been my lifelong hobbies. I have combined the two hobbies and today I do my astro photography from my BYO (back yard observatory) located in a little town called Bridgeton, close to Fremont MI.

It was always a dream of mine to be able to see Andromeda and here with our relatively pollution free skies it can see it with the naked eye. My dream has been fulfilled and more that I have been able to capture the beauty and glory of the northern skies with my astro photography   

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