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North America Nebula - Gordon Rogers

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Gordon Rogers
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13/09/2010 - 14:00
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The North America Nebula, NGC 7000, in Cygnus taken on 2010-09-10 and 11. Imaged using an ST10 camera on a Takahashi FSQ, mounted on 16" RCOS with ST8 & AO8. Mapped colour using the Hubble Palette - 160 mins Ha (G), 200 mins SII (R), and 220 mins OIII (B).

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Jupiter 31 August and 3 September - Peter Edwards

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Peter Edwards
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06/09/2010 - 15:00
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The image illustrates the changes in the NEB over a couple of days. The bright snake like disturbance near the centre of the NEB has faded considerably in the image from 3rd September. Also the dark barge spots to the right of Oval BA have changed significantly. Jupiter is ever changing which is what makes it such an interesting planetary target.

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Veil Nebula - Bob Winter

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Bob Winter
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31/08/2010 - 13:30
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The Veil Nebula supernova remnant in Cygnus. Data is: Takahashi FSQ 85 QSI 583 Camera. LRBG using L,Ha,Olll. Total 45min. Wales 16.8.10

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Milky Way from Cygnus to Aquila - Martin Griffiths

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Martin Griffiths
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23/08/2010 - 11:45
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Milky Way
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Canon 1000D SLR
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200 seconds
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A photograph of the milky way taken from Hardwick churchyard, Herefordshire on Tuesday 10th August as I was awaiting the perseids. This church is where T W Webb (Celestial objects for common telescopes) spent most of his years and wrote the book in the rectory a few yards away. Exposure was 200 seconds on a piggybacked Canon 1000DSLR at ISO800 with a 18mm f5.6 lens.

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Perseids - John Kemp

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John Kemp
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16/08/2010 - 14:30
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A composite photo of Cassiopeia taken overnight on 12-13th Aug from Whitstable, UK. It shows 10 Perseids and a faint sporadic (top left) - or possibly as many as 3 are sporadics. As you will realize, this could be logically presented in either landscape or portrait (rotate counterclockwise) format. Ten shots showing meteors and 19 background shots with no meteors were combined, selected from several hundred 30 sec exposures made beteen 10.45pm and 3.45 am: KonicaMinolta Dynax 5D DSLR, 400 ISO, 50mm f/1.8 lens, tracked to maintain field of view over the hours. Processed in DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop. Big learning curve to produce this! I've tried to be as faithful as I could to the data but can guarantee only aproximate photometric consistency accross the whole field of view, as some of the meteors were against thin cloud, and I've had to remove the cloudglow as best I could. John Kemp

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Aurora - August 5th - Alan Tough

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Alan Tough
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09/08/2010 - 14:15
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Dark skies have returned to the North of Scotland. This welcome auroral display started off as a green arc, quite close to the horizon, with a purple haze above it. Once it became active there were some nice, bright rays. At 00:34 UT, approx., a second, fainter, green arc formed above the main one. This was short-lived. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 40D and Sigma EX 24-60mm lens; 30 Second exposures @ f/3.2, ISO-800. Observer: Alan C Tough Location: Elgin, Scotland; 57 deg 39'N, 3 deg 29'W Date: 2010 August 04-05 Time: 23:59-01:19 UT Condition: a Qualification: Structure: R2 Form: RA Brightness: 2 Colour: f Altitude: maximum height 30 deg. Azimuth: 320 - 050 deg.

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Saturn Animation - 2010 - Martin Lewis

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Martin Lewis
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02/08/2010 - 14:00
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A gif animation showing shadow and tilt changes for Saturn from Feb to June 2010.  All individual frames taken with 222mm Dobsonian on tracking platform and DMK21AF04AS webcam.

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Eta Carina Nebula - Bob Winter

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Bob Winter
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26/07/2010 - 12:33
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An image of the Eta Carina Nebula taken at 'Space Ops'in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, while on an eclipse tour to Easter Island. Eta Carina is a massive star (100x Solar Masses), emitting dust and gas, and will be a Supernova at some point. Image Data: Pentax 75 APO refractor.QSI 583 Astro camera, LRBG image using L, Ha, Olll, Hb.33 files at 30secs each, total 16.5 min. Calibrated bias and dark. Unguided.Short exposures had to be used as there was star trailing at longer ones due to the great difficulty of polar alignment in the S Hemisphere. In fact the whole thing was very demanding!
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Total Solar Eclipse - Diamond Ring - John Mason

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John Mason
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19/07/2010 - 13:26
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Taken on 2010 July 11 - from Hao, French Polynesia. Multiple diamond ring near large prominence at third contact.  1/320th sec, ISO 200, 500mm mirror lens at f/8, Canon EOS 450D
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Noctilucent Clouds - Dennis Boon

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Dennis Boon
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12/07/2010 - 12:11
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Dennis writes: "A superb show of noctilucent cloud occured last night (09/07/2010) between 10.30 and 11.15 BST. The details :- South Suffolk on 9th July 2010 at approx 10.30 BST. Canon 450D, two exposures of 15 secs at ISO 400 and stitched together using Photomerge to create a wide field view."
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