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):

Friday, March 2, 2018

Featured in BBC "Sky at Night" Magazine!
Hi all,

I just received the magazine BBC Sky at Night (February 2018 issue) from the UK... (takes a while to get here :)

My Bubble Nebula image (and small pic of me) featured on pg 31 - HUGE honor!!!

Here is a picture of the magazine (w/inset of feature):

Original image is here:

Saturday, February 24, 2018

First light image of M33 - Astronomy Magazine
An extra special honor - one of the objects that was imaged during the "first light" use of my new QSI 690 camera was selected as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day! It was selected on 21 Feb 2018 - you can find it at their site as well as directly on Twitter.

Twitter link:

Screengrab of their main site page:

Original image on my site: