March 2016

The sands of time and space.

This is a mosaic of the nebula structures in constellation Auriga. It is a rework of my February narrow-band data with some additional Ha.

This is a mosaic of the nebula structures in constellation Auriga.
It is a rework of my February narrow-band data with some additional Ha.

Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC

 

This is a mosaic of the nebula structures in constellation Auriga. This image is made up of 6 panels with an integration of around 95 hours of exposure. This spans about 6 degrees across.

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M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3031

Contains: M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3031

Contains: M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3031

This image is a mosaic of three panels. M 81 and m82 were shot using an  Ikharos 8″ RC and the background was shot using my Vixen astrograph.

This image shows the two RC panels and how they integrate into the main image.

This image shows the two RC panels and how they integrate into the main image. 

Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens: Ian King Ikharos 8″ RC

 

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M45 – Pleiades Wide field

M45 - Pleiades Wide field Contains: IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)

M45 – Pleiades Wide field
Contains: IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)

M45

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD

Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18

Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD

Guiding camera: sx loadstar

Software: Photoshop CS5,  Sequence Generator Pro,  PixInsight 1.8,  PHD,  Main Sequence Software

Filters: Baader B 2″,  Baader G 2″,  Baader R 2″,  Baader Luminance 2″

Accessory: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel

Resolution: 2000×1463

 

Frames:
Baader B 2″: 20×300″ bin 1×1
Baader G 2″: 20×300″ bin 1×1
Baader Luminance 2″: 40×600″ bin 1×1
Baader R 2″: 20×300″ bin 1×1

Integration: 11.7 hours

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A frosty veiw of the M81 region

It’s galaxy season again!

A frosty veiw of the M81 region Contains: NGC 3077, M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode's nebulae, NGC 3031

A frosty veiw of the M81 region
Contains: NGC 3077, M 82, NGC 3034, M 81, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3031

A frosty view of the M81 region of space. Ursa Major
Integration: 46.0 hours

his image is made up of Wide field data from 2016 and close up data from 2015

Vixen 2016
RC 2015

Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
This image is made up of Wide field data from 2016 and close up data from 2015

 

 

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