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Messier 97 in SHO + L first narrow band attempt and using the "Hubble Palette"

Messier 97: The Owl Nebula


Imaged on the first of two clear nights in April and is my first complete SHO image using the ASI1600MM Pro. Imaged with Bresser 150mm@f4.8 using a Skywatcher 0.9 CC. Mounted on my CEM70G.

Conditions were very good and the CEM70G tracked wonderfully well with sub 0.5" in RA and 0.61" overall. Which is exactly where you need it for this scope.

Sadly the Bresser lost its collimation by the time the L-subs were taken, this resulted in the stars not being round.

Final image:
Gain139,offest50 @-15C. S 10x300s, H 16x300s, O 16x300s, L 12x120s approx.

Processed in Pixinsight with a final tweak in Paintshop Pro.

M1 The Crab nebula - my first decent image of 2021

The winter has not been great so far with heavy clouds and rain for most of January. February 10th 2021 was predicted to be clear and it was all night with temperatures dropping to -5C. My mount played up and the hub refused to work but I eventually managed to get 2hrs of decent images of the crab.
Messier 1: The Crab nebula.

40x180sec @ISO800 550D L-PRO filter, Skywatcher coma corrector, Orion Optics 250mm newt and CEM70G mount. Processed with Deepsky Stacker and Startools7.

M101

M101 The Pin Wheel Galaxy. A classic spiral galaxy in Ursa Major (Big Dipper).
M101 The Pin Wheel Galaxy. A classic spiral galaxy in Ursa Major (Big Dipper). This is the result of 2hrs of images. It really needs several nights to improve the signal to noise and better conditions but I am pleased with it. Its surprising what can be done with a small scope.

This is the result of 2hrs of images. It really needs several nights to improve the signal to noise and better conditions but I am pleased with it. Its surprising what can be done with a small scope (Bresser 150mm F5, Skywatcher coma corrector and 550D @ISO800 on HEQ5)

M13, my deepest image yet

M13 the great cluster in the constellation of Hercules. You can also see a nice little galaxy off to the left. Not bad for my first serious attempt after 2+yrs. I've imaged this several times in the past but this is the best one yet.

Comet Neowise Over MRAO Cambridge

A lucky shot of Neowise C/2020 F3 over an MRAO radio astronomy dish.
Trying to find the perfect spot driving around for 1/2 an hour only to find this great location just around the corner from my house. Thanks to the owner of the farm for permission to access his field.