Category Archives: Deep Sky

Objects that are outside our Solar system

The Andromeda Galaxy M31

This is the result of 3hrs and 50 minutes of 5min subs @ ISO800 using my resurrected Canon 550d, Optolong L-pro, Altair 70mm EDT-F on my trusty HEQ5pro. I’m pretty happy with picking up the star bridge between M31 and … Continue reading

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Now take my Soul, IC1848 the Soul nebula in SHO

Right next to the Heart ( IC1805 The Heart Nebula – SHO) you will find the Soul. This was trickier for me to process than the Heart nebula. Although it was clear, conditions were not great and I had few … Continue reading

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IC1805 The Heart Nebula – SHO

This is my first imaging season using narrow band filters on a mono camera. I’m enjoying the freedom to image and not fight moonlight or light pollution from the city. The Heart nebula (IC1805) is in the constellation of Cassiopeia. … Continue reading

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The NorthAmerican Nebula NGC7000 in SHO

This image is the result of 13 hrs of imaging. I still have much to learn about image processing but I am quite happy with this result. The S1, Ha and Oiii subs were 120s @gain 200 to avoid burning … Continue reading

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SH2-101 The Tulip Nebula

I imaged this nebula over 2 nights, several weeks ago in August but I had a terrible time processing the data. I was convinced I had some issues with my flats and then my subs. Then I was sure I … Continue reading

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IC 1396 The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

This is a narrow band S2, Ha, O3 image taken over 6 hours (2hrs each) in one night. Imaged with my Altair Astro 70mm ED-Triplet and my ASI1600mm pro camera. This image is a reprocess of the same data with … Continue reading

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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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