Sunday, March 26, 2017

3.7hrs of H-alpha - Cone Nebula region

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Hi all :) This is just a single channel/filter of data (H-alpha) - so, is monochrome - but, it is getting close to 4hrs of data in just this channel. I am still working the Lum (clear) and color (RGB) data, but this is from data collected over two nights on this object at the end of January:

Cone Nebula and surroundings (mono)
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg, 11x20min (3.7 hrs) H-alpha only

I'll post again when the color is added, but a few objects such as this one I like in mono as it brings out different features.  :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula (and surroundings)

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Hi all, here is my latest processing result - this is from January and again, from my backyard in Las Cruces, NM. :)

Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula (and surroundings):


Larger/details: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/IC434_26Jan17.htm

Friday, February 17, 2017

NGC 7331 Astronomy Magazine POD!

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Hi all :) My NGC 7331 and Stephan's Quintet image was Astronomy Magazine's Picture of the Day on 16 Feb 2017! Here is a screengrab from yesterday:


Original image is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC7331_26Nov14.htm

Monday, February 13, 2017

NGC 6888 and surroundings

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Hi all :) Here is my latest result from the backyard - this was the same night as M31 (i.e., back on Thanksgiving eve):

NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) and surroundings
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg
6x20min Ha, 2x5min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias


Full image is here:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC6888_23Nov16.htm

Friday, January 13, 2017

Space.com features my B343 image in article!

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Hi all :) Earlier this week on 8 Jan 2017, Space.com had an article which features my Barnard 343 (B343) image!  Here is a screengrab with a link to the article, below.


Article: http://www.space.com/35234-dark-nebula-glows-red-amateur-photo.html

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Astronomy Magazine Picture of Day (27 Dec 2016)

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Hi all,
Just noticed late last night (after the fact) that my IC 410 - Tadpoles Nebula image made Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day this past Tuesday (27 Dec 16)!

Here is a screengrab of the page:

Original image is here:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/IC410_6Jan14.htm

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

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Hi all :)  Here is my latest result. I imaged this on Thanksgiving eve (23 Nov 2016) here in my city. As normal, imaged this using my backyard portable setup. Hope you enjoy - I was so happy to get out again after so much time since my last imaging session. Also, this image was a test of the focus on my small Tak FS-60C telescope - it performed beyond my expectations. Love this scope.

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

Larger/details: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/M31_23Nov16.htm