Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

The Sun Online and solar activity. June 18, 2014

A partial halo CME first visible in the SOHO/LASCO C2 field of view at 09:12 UT on June 17 is related to a far side eruption in the former NOAA AR 2080 situated around S10W210, with the associated flare peaking at 08:45 UT (the last frame before a data gap) according to the STEREO A EUVI data. The CME will therefore not arrive at the Earth and will not produce any geomagnetic consequences.

Equipment: Coronado 90 +  Imaging Source DMK  + LX75
Processing: Photoshop, Avistack 300 frames
Date: 06/18/14
Time UT: 16:00
Exposure 1/500 sec.

Observatory Sponli


NGC 6334: The Cat’s Paw Nebula 

Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari and SONEAR Obs.; Color data: Robert Gendler & Ryan Hannahoe

 Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat’s Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat’s Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat’s Paw nebula.

NASA APOD 18-Jun-14

NGC 6992: part of Veil Nebula

 About 7,500 years ago that star exploded in a supernova leaving the Veil Nebula, also known as the Cygnus Loop.
NGC 6992 is  east part of  the Veil Nebula,  it lies about 1,400 light-years distant.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED102 APO
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider
Focal reducers: Astro-Tech AT2FF
Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro, Scott Davis AAPPS, Luc Coiffier’s DeepSkyStacker, Adobe Photoshop CS6
Filters: One-Shot Color, Astronomik 12nm OIII Clip-In Filter, Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter
Accessories: Robofocus, Home Made Peltier Cooler for T3i
Astronomik 12nm OIII Clip-In Filter: 235×180″ ISO1600
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 142×300″ ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 51×150″ ISO1600
Integration: 25.7 hours
Darks: ~43
Flats: ~40
Flat darks: ~40
Bias: ~40

Author: Scott Davis
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
18 June 2014