Well, new to me any way. 2nd hand off AB&S – bought specifically for planets.
“First Light” (for me) was on Tuesday night – Mars big – limited detail as very windy but held planet in field of view quite a few minutes – some surface detail but hoping for more on still nights.
Also tried it on Double Cluster and Pleaides – OK but without the zazz of my 10″ Dobsonian! (as you’d expect 10″ just brings in the light and gives that wonderful diamonds on velvet effect I love so much!)
…..But clearly has resolution.
Taken on with the Williams Optics 81. 3 hours of 7min subs frames.
I’ve decided to start processing some of my images again as i have a poor tendency to dwell on things for a while testing and testing. So here is the first one in hubble palette.
20x5min HA 36x5min Oiii 7x5min Sii
Hope you like it 🙂
M33 – galaxy Less than two hours of data. I will revisit if i get a clear night!
Whole Veil nebula taken with my ZS61 and non modified Nikon. 2 hours 40 mins of 5 min exposures. I may add to this over time. Looking at imaging the Sadr region next.
The 130pds strikes again!
This is from 28/10, imaged under a 94% moon. I did this one a year ago and accidently cut off the bottom, so it’s always been on the list to go back and have another go. This is a HOO blend using the ASI1600MM Pro, with 80x60sec at gain 250 on both channels.
Here is my attempt at NGC 7635. This image was composed of 40 x 15 minute frames stacked in Deep Sky stacker and processed in Pixinsight and photoshop. I wanted to add more data but the weather just hasn’t been great lately ☁️☁️.
These are my photos of parts of NGC 7000 this week – the main problem I have is that my mono camera simply does not have the field of view to catch the whole nebula.
Both attempts at Hubble Palette – first image shows bottom of nebula & Cygnus Wall, and the second was attempt to get part of nebula further up – located around the star HD 199870. In the second image, I kept more of the green colour when using SCNR in PixInsight (first image 100% removal, second 50% green removal).
- Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA
- HEQ5 Pro mount.
- Altair Astro 183M mono camera
- Baader narrowband filters.
I had previously imaged the Heart Nebula at the start of my Astrophotography journey back in May. At the time I was delighted with the image. However, 5 months on, new scope and new editing skills I thought its time to revisit this beautiful target. I have attached my previous image and the new one, that now also includes the Fish Head nebula.