Sunday, June 10, 2018

M1 - Crab Nebula
Hi all - here is my most recent result - this was the last of my data from earlier this year (imaged from my backyard in my city). Really not great weather most of this year... oh, well! :)
M1 - NGC 1952 (Crab Nebula)
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg
6x10min Ha, 2x5min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/bias

Monday, May 28, 2018

M81 (Bode's Galaxy) is Astronomy Magazine APOD
Hi all, my M81 (Bode's Galaxy) with Holberg IX was  featured by Astronomy Magazine ( today (Monday), 28 May 18 as their Astronomy Picture of the Day! Here is a screengrab from their site:

Original image is here:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Asteroid video
Hi all - During a session earlier this year, I picked up an asteroid that was only discovered a few years ago (video of what I picked up is below). I was using the TOA-130F telescope. In the past, I picked up one only *2 weeks* after it was first discovered. Close! In any case, I certainly enjoy the science side. :)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Seagull Nebula is Astronomy Magazine APOD
Hi all, my Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) was recently featured by Astronomy Magazine!

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 16 Apr 18 (screenshot).
    - also on Twitter, here. 

Original image is here:


Thursday, April 26, 2018

M81 - Bode's Galaxy
Hi all, here is the latest result!

M81 - NGC 3031 (Bode's Galaxy, with faint Holmberg IX)
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg
18x10min L, 2x5min R, 3x5min ea GB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Monday, March 26, 2018

NGC 2264 (Cone Nebula) and surroundings
Hi everyone, here is my latest processed result... a close look at the Cone Nebula! :)

NGC 2264 (Cone Nebula) and surroundings (a close look)
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg
8x20min Ha, 2x5min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Sunday, March 11, 2018

M33 and NGC 7331 (and Stephan's Quintet)
Hi all, here are a couple of images I finished recently. The first one (M33) I referenced earlier in the blog (due to publishing by Astronomy Magazine), but just did not put up the image until now :)  As always, more details and larger images available at the links!

M33 (Triangulum Galaxy):

NGC 7331 (plus Stephan's Quintet):