Daily Archives: November 1, 2014

Eagle Nebula

1 ноября The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a youngopen cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the famous “Pillars of Creation”, photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV4
Imaging cameras: Pentax K10D
Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini II
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini Guidescope
Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG
Software: PixInsight, Deep Sky Stacker, Maxim DL, Stark Labs DSLR Shutter, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Filters: IDAS LPS D1, Baader Planetarium Ha 35nm
Accessories: Stellarvue SSF6
Resolution: 3792×2514
Dates: Sept. 23, 2014, Sept. 25, 2014
Locations: GSSP
Frames: IDAS HEUIB-II: 20×600″ ISO200
Integration: 3.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 14.52 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.01%
RA center: 0.917 degrees
DEC center: 67.164 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.911 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 0.214 degrees
Field radius: 1.207 degrees

Аuthor:Stephen Migol
Astrophotography of the day of  SPONLI, 01.11.2014

The Sun online and activity solar.31.10.2014



During the past 24 hours, solar flaring activity was at the C-level, with a C9.7 as strongest flare. The background irradiation is decreasing as Catania group 88 (NOAA 2192) is rounding the west limb. Flares originated from Catania groups 88, 98 and 3 (NOAA 2192, 2200 and 2201 respectively). The C6.9 flare, originating from Catania group 3, peaked at 13:12 UT on October 30 and C2.3 flare, originating from Catania group 98, peaked at 15:03 UT. Both flares were accompanied by radio type II bursts and narrow eastward propagating CMEs. These CMEs will not have any impact on Earth. Due to the position of Catania group 88, we retain the warning condition for a proton event. The solar wind speed, observed by ACE, increased from 350  to 450 km/s, the interplanetary magnetic field went up in magnitude to about 12 nT and also the temperature increased. A northern coronal hole (extending from N10 to N55) has passed the central meridian and the associated high speed stream might arrive at the end of November 2. Quiet to active conditions are expected, with limited chances for minor storm conditions.


Equipment: Coronado 90 +  Imaging Source DMK  + LX75
Processing: Photoshop, Avistack 300 frames
Date: 31/10/14
Exposure 1/500 sec.

Observatory of SPONLI