May 2017

Iris Nebula

Photographed from my back-yard in Valencia. over one night with quarter moon light interference.
Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph
Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Filters: chroma, luminance 300×40, chroma RGB x300 x 15
Contains: NGC 7023 , a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. 1,300 light-years away from earth and spanning six light years. The dominate central color is blue however there is also a faint red luminescence.

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The Cigar Galaxy, M82

Contains: M 82, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3034
M 82, Bode’s nebulae, NGC 3034
M82 was previously believed to be an irregular galaxy. In 2005, however, two symmetric spiral arms were discovered in near-infrared images of M82.
This image was photographed at my home in Valencia.
Imaging telescope or lens:AG14
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Chroma LRGB Ha CCD Filter set
Baader Luminance 2″: 40×600″ bin 2×2
Integration: 36 hours
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain

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M13: Great Cluster in Hercules 2017

I teamed up with Carmelo Falco to produce this image of M13. We talked about doing a full throttle version of this Northern gem. We both set about collecting lots of data over the past week, Carmelo with is wonderful 16″ RC in Sicily and me with my AG14 Newtonian telescope here in Valencia. The combined effort resulted in this image which I processed this morning. We hope you enjoy it.

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