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AAPOD2 Picture of the Day
Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day2 is project of The Free Astronomical Society.
Crescent and Soap Bubble Nebulae - widefield was Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day2 for September 29, 2014. This Tele Vue-127fli with FLI Proline PL16803 camera image of NGC 6888 and PN G75.5+1.7nebulae was taken by Gordon Haynes. Exposure time was almost 12-hours using Hα, OIII, & SII filters to create an image in the HST palette. The 'Soap Bubble Nebula' is remarkable in that it was discovered in 2007 by an amateur astronomer imaging through a small refractor. See the 'Soap Bubble' location relative to the Crescent Nebula.
Tadpoles and Flaming Star was Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day2 for July 17, 2014. This Tele Vue-127fli with FLI Proline PL16803 camera image of IC405 and IC410 nebulae was taken by Gordon Haynes. Exposure time was over 10-hours.
Elephant's Trunk Nebula was Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day2 for August 8, 2014. This Tele Vue-127fli with FLI Proline PL16803 camera image of the IC1396 nebula was taken by Gordon Haynes. Exposure time was 11.5-hours.
APOD Image of the Day
Since 1995, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (or NASA APOD) has been a web resource
of the best astronomy images. To meet the enthusiastic response from a world-wide
audience of astronomy and nature lovers, the daily annotated image is available on globe-spanning
mirror-sites in various languages. At a glance, these viewers might assume
that all gloriously star-studded cluster and fine filamentary nebulae images on
the site were products of the Hubble Space Telescope or other exotic
observatory. But as the examples below showcase, some of these "Hubble-quality"
images were produced with much smaller, portable Tele Vue scopes!
Star Bubble was APOD Image of the Day for Christmas Eve 2013. This Tele Vue NP-127is and Atik 383L+ camera image of Sharpless 2-308 was taken by Jeff Husted. Exposure was made through various Astrodon 3nm filters: Ha(G)(15x20min),SII(R)(3x20min),OIII(B)(18x20min). This bubble-shaped nebula was created by a 'wind' of particles from a central Wolf-Rayet star. Read details on how this picture was made..
An "Etruscan Vase& Rising Moon was APOD Image of the Day for February 23, 2009. This Tele Vue NP-101 and Nikon 300 camera image of Moon was taken by Jeff Husted. The icon at left is only the middle-image of a sequence showing the Moon rising through an atmospheric inversion layer.
Rosette Nebula was APOD Image of the Day for Valentine's Day 2008. This Tele Vue 127is and Apogee U9000 camera image of NGC 2237 was taken by the The team of Block and Puckett. This 27-hour composite exposure was an appropriate APOD choice for Valentine's Day: a long stem of hydrogen gas can be seen descending from the "rose"..
The Pleiades Cluster was APOD Image of the Day for November 22, 2007. This Tele Vue NP-101is and SBIG STL-11K camera image of M45 + IC353 + IC1995 was taken by Tony Hallas. This remarkable color, wide-field image of the Pleiades region reveals dustlanes galore..
The Moon juxtaposed with the Andromeda galaxy was APOD Image of the Day for December 28, 2006. This Tele Vue-NP127is and Apogee U9000 camera image of the Moon and M31 was taken by Adam Block and Tim Puckett. A 22-hour exposure of the galaxy and a much shorter exposure of the Moon was made through the same equiptment to maintain image scale. The resulting images were composited together..
The Sun in Hydrogen Alpha light was APOD Image of the Day for December 6, 2004. This TV-102 image of Sun (cropped here) was taken by Greg Piepol. This must be one of the most republished APOD images. It was also Astronomy.com's Picture of the Day, ATWB Picture of the Day, and has been featured in a plethora of print, DVD and web-media..
Space.com Image of the Day
SPACE.com is the world's No. 1 source for news of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies. The Space.com "Image of the Day" features some of the finest astronomical images produced.
Stellar Sisters was Space.com Image of the Day for November 2, 2006. This Tele Vue-127is with Apogee U9000 camera image of the Pleiades (M45) was taken by Adam Block and Tim Puckett. Exposure time was about 7-hours.
Our Galactic Neighbor was Space.com Image of the Day for December 4, 2006. This Tele Vue-127is with Apogee U9000 camera image of The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) was taken by Adam Block and Tim Puckett. Exposure time was about 22-hours.
Closing in on the Cone was Space.com Image of the Day for April 6, 2007. This Tele Vue-127is with Apogee U9000 camera image of IC 2169 region in the Cone Nebula was taken by Adam Block and Tim Puckett. Exposure time was about 31-hours over 3-months.
Comet Swan's Omen was Space.com Image of the Day for October 13, 2006. This Tele Vue-85 image of Comet Swan was taken by Tony Cook. .