Monday, November 28, 2016

Re-visit of B343 data
Hi all :) Due to an exceptionally long time without imaging (due to weather and just generally bad timing), I re-visited data from 2013. Here is the result:

Barnard 343 - Dark nebula in Cygnus
More details on the image/data are here:

I have since been able to get out on the day before Thanksgiving here, so I will be working on that dataset in the coming days :)

Monday, October 31, 2016

M27: Astronomy Magazine POD - 4 Oct 16
Hi all :)  I was out for the better part of the month of October on a trip to China. Just before I left, my M27 image was featured by Astronomy Magazine as their Astronomy Picture of the Day (4 Oct 16)!

Original image is here:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

M96 Group in Astronomical Society of Las Cruces publication
Hi all :)  Thanks to the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces (Clyde Tombaugh co-founded) for featuring my M96 Galaxy Group image in the September 2016 issue. Here is a screengrab from their publication.

Original image here:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

M96 group of galaxies
Hi all:  Last object from earlier this year.  Here is data I have saved from back in Feb - purposely waited to process as we have had generally poor imaging weather, since. I actually picked up 3 asteroids during this imaging session :)  I have more info about that in the "Notes" area at the link.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Boogie Man Nebula - LDN 1622
Hi all - a little delay on posting this one here :)  Anyway, very poor conditions for several months, so still slowly (purposely) working on data from earlier this year.  Here is one I have not imaged, before (but have wanted to for some time).  It took me about 30 minutes to get this centered correctly as it was not in my object database, so used RA/DEC coordinates to find it - dim object!

The Boogie Man Nebula - LDN 1622
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg
6x20min Ha, 3x5min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2);


Monday, May 30, 2016

Seagull Nebula - IC 2177
Hi all, here is the latest processing result - I am *way* behind processing data, but that's ok since our weather hasn't been great here in Las Cruces :)

Seagull Nebula - IC 2177
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg
9x20min Ha, 3x5min L (bin1x1); 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Larger/details here:

Friday, April 29, 2016

M78 - NGC 2068 (reflection nebula and surroundings)
Hi all :)  Quick entry as I finish processing data from my backyard - still have a few more objects, which is good since the weather is not great for collecting more data.  Here is the fairly dim reflection nebula M78 in Orion.