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Caldwell 33, The Eastern Veil

This is the result of 4 hrs each of S2, Ha and O3 subs taken over three nights, I was lucky to have excellent conditions. I have been able to pull out the gas from the background with very little … Continue reading

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Caldwell 34 – The Witch’s Broom and Pickering’s Triangle in HOO

Rare are nights of clear skies and then two in a row allowed me to capture over 7 hours of data of the Western Veil or Filamentary nebula – it has many names. The imaging was done on my “portable” … Continue reading

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Messier 51 and first light for my Orion Optics 250mm rebuild

This LRGB image is the result of 3 hrs of imaging with many lost subs due to cloud and some RA imbalance issues. Probably only 1.5hrs with most of those softened by clouds. This results in a noisy and more … Continue reading

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Messier 63 – LRGB

I had a few things to crack like the differential flexure and misting up of the camera that trashed a lot of the subs I took in a 3hr session. As a result, at first when I processed the image … Continue reading

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M13 imaged over the years

I have been fascinated by astronomy ever since I was a boy (even making a telescope with simple lenses) but it wasn’t until 2005 that I really started taking astronomy and astrophotography seriously. But as is common with me, my … Continue reading

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NGC 6888 LRGB + HOO

This is my first image of this season after a long break. It’s the result of two nights of roughly 1hr total for LRGB, 2hrs Ha and 5hrs Oiii. I’ve been practicing with methods to combine the images… This final … Continue reading

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