Today we embarked on a journey twenty thousand leagues under the sea aboard the Stellina station. We never imagined meeting a huge celestial jellyfish on our way. Bewitched by the movements of her radiant and transparent body, we spent 5 hours watching her swimming majestically in this sea of ??stars called Gemini. What marine animal are we going to meet again?
Object: IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula Date: 08/02/2021 Total exposure time: 5 hours Location: United-States Auhor: Brian P.
Two years after the launch of Stellina, Vaonis is pleased to present its new creation, Vespera. Our team has put all of Stellina’s technology into a smaller, lighter but also more affordable version to make astronomy even more accessible.
We have highlighted the essential and the best of Stellina to design Vespera, which still offers the same simplicity of use, thanks to its initialization, automatic pointingand tracking system, its intelligent and very powerful image processing.
Vespera is designed for everyone, for sky lovers looking for simplicity and unforgettable experiences to share. As for Stellina, the instrument offers more manual possibilities (image processing), as well as a larger aperture and resolution.
We were cruising through the Carina, heading to HD95358 star’s station for a research project, when we got lost on our way, deviated by unexpected interstellar winds. It was darkness into darkness, a space where time seemed like it has never begun. We managed to find our way back, annoting our discovery in our journal, determined to unveil the secrets of this dark nebula some day.
Object: Dark nebula near HD95358
Stacked images: 761x10s
Total exposure time: 2 hours and 7 minutes
We thought we had discovered two dusty seashells in the midst of the sky. Around them, tiny lights sparkling like cristals in the sand. Estimating their distance to be 12 million light-years away, we prepared our engine for a long road at the speed of light.
Half-way, we spot a bizarre object: an intriguing cone. A Brownish red, as though wrapped in crispy dried leaves. It seems to be burning from one end. It was not a seashell after all… We could smell its warm flavors.
Acid pink winds, electric green shades, and frosty gray haze… In the winter sky, Pierik witnessed a whirlwind of color, drawn by a majestuous large-winged celestial butterfly swirling across the stars, ready to perpetuate the stellar life cycle. There you are: the Orion nebula cradling new-born stars.
Object: M42 Orion Nebula Date: 17/01/20 Total exposure time: 50min Location: Switzerland Author: Pierik F.
Captured with #myStellina, processed manually with astrophotography softwares.
10:53PM Travel to 8000 light years under the sea. We would almost be tempted to catch the cosmic bubbles escaping from the depths of space to hear them pop in this environment where silence prevails. The NGC7635 bubble reaches more than 35,000 degrees, we step back and let ourselves simply be entertained by the ballet of bubbles and stars offered by Cassiopeia.
Object: NGC7635 Bubble nebula
Stacked images: 600x10s
Total exposure time: 1 hour and 41 minutes
Location: Paris region
Authors: Jean-Marc L. (capture), Astroguigeek (image processing)
This picture has been manually processed using the raw images of STELLINA.
Softwares used: Deep Sky Stacker (stacking), Lightroom and Photoshop.
Simple witnesses to a world in which we have everything to discover, we observe the storms growling through the cosmos. Balls of energy about to explode, beams of flaming saber clashes in the night, a real cosmic battle is taking place in the distance, creating thick clouds of gas and dust. Suddenly we see a silhouette pierce the sky at the speed of lightning. It wears a winged helmet which we have often heard about. Thor has arrived.
Object: NGC 2359 Thor’s Helmet nebula
Stacked images: 1440x10s
Total exposure time: 4 hours
11:49PM We’re off on an expedition through the nebula Barnard 33, a mysterious region of the Orion constellation. In the distance, it looks as though a thick black cloud of gas and dust is spreading, progressively covering the burning sky. Moments pass, we hear the galloping and hedging of a horse. A shape appears: the head of a lonely horse popping out of the ragged clouds. We are witnessing a ghost rider in the sky.