New Images of Saturn and Titan from Cassini

On August 30, 2012, in Astronomy, by admin

NASA posted some new images from the Cassini spacecraft today.  Simply stunning.

A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Saturn’s rings obscure part of Titan’s colorful visage in this image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn’s largest moon and sees sunlight scattering through the periphery of Titan’s atmosphere and forming a ring of color. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The recently formed south polar vortex stands out in the color-swaddled atmosphere of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, in this natural color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

The full article from NASA can be found here:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20120829.html

 

Veil Nebula East and West

On August 18, 2012, in Astronomy, by admin

Veil Nebula West, NGC 6960 08/17/2012
2 luminance@50s, 1 red@40s, 1 green@40s, and 1 blue@40s, binned 3×3

Veil Nebula East NGC 6992 08/17/2012
2 luminance@50s, 1 red@40s, 1 green@40s, and 1 blue@40s, binned 3×3

Veil Nebula East NGC 6992 08/17/2012
2 luminance@50s, 1 red@40s, 1 green@40s, and 1 blue@40s, binned 3×3

Telescope: 0.5 meter (20″) PlaneWave CDK20 @ f/6.8
Camera: ProLine PL09000
Processing: Maxim DL and Photoshop

 

Helix Planetary Nebula NGC 7293

On August 18, 2012, in Astronomy, by admin

This image of the Helix Planetary Nebula NGC 7293 is from 5 sets of FITS files (each set consists of 2 luminance@50s, 1 red@40s, 1 green@40s, and 1 blue@40s, binned 3×3) taken 08/18/2012 from the T1 telescope in the Canary Islands from slooh.com.

Telescope: 0.5 meter (20″) PlaneWave CDK20 @ f/6.8
Camera: ProLine PL09000
Processing: Maxim DL and Photoshop