Saturday, August 5, 2017

Jellyfish Nebula: Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day!!

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Hi all... my Jellyfish Nebula (IC 443) image was Astronomy Magazine "Picture of the Day" on Wednesday, 2 August 2017! Here is a screengrab:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Galaxy NGC 3184 (approx 40 million light years away)

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Hi all... here is the latest result (and first time I tried this object). :)
Galaxy NGC 3184 (approx 40 million light years away)
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI540wsg
14x10min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2);
10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

 Image on my site is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC3184_1Feb17.htm

Monday, July 10, 2017

Boogie Man Nebula: Astronomy Magazine POD!

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Hi all... my Boogie Man Nebula image was Astronomy Magazine "Picture of the Day" on 7 July 2017 (so it was there for the weekend)! Here is a screengrab:


Original image is here:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/LDN1622_11Feb16.htm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Leo Triplet Astronomy Magazine POD!

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Hi all... my Leo Triplet image was Astronomy Magazine "Picture of the Day" on 29 June 2017! Here is a screengrab:


Original image is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/LeoTriplet_29Jan17.htm

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Boogie Man Nebula

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Hi all :) Here is a close look at "The Boogie Man" Nebula - LDN 1622  I used the big (TOA-130F) scope for this one, and was the first object that night. I imaged it when the EM200 mount was quite a ways past the meridian, which is impressive. Focus was not perfect as this started just as a test. The RGB from that night was not usable, so I used the RGB from the widefield / smaller scope from one year ago nearly to the day of this image.

TOA-130F (FS-60 for RGB), EM200, QSI540wsg
5x20min Ha, 3x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2);
10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias.


Original image: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/LDN1622_1Feb17.htm 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Leo Triplet

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Hi all,
Here is the Leo Triplet from data collected this year. Distance to these 3 galaxies: Approx 35 million light years. :)


Original image and more details here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/LeoTriplet_29Jan17.htm

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Published in BBC Sky at Night (online)

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Hi all, another quick note...(still behind!). BBC "Sky at Night" Magazine published my Cone Nebula image in their gallery (Apr 2017)! Here is a screenshot:


Original image is here:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC2264_26Jan17.htm