Saturday, August 18, 2018

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy in mono...

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Hi all... wanted to put this up here. The color version is coming soon - I have this on my facebook page, but neglected to put it here - so here you go! :)
 
Mono view of M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) - cropped, 75% of original size - data from my last outing. I have color (RGB) data I am still working.
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg, 17x10min L.



Sunday, August 5, 2018

Flying Bat Nebula is Astronomy Magazine APOD

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Hi all, my Sh2-129 (Flying Bat Nebula) was  featured by Astronomy Magazine (Astronomy.com) on (Monday), 23 July 18 as their Astronomy Picture of the Day! Here is a screengrab from their site:

Original image is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/Sh2-129_29Oct14.htm

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cone Nebula in Amateur Astronomy Magazine

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Hi all, my Cone Nebula image (using the new camera) was featured in the Summer 2018 issue of Amateur Astronomy Magazine. Here is a screengrab:


Original image is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC2264_15Dec17.htm

Sunday, June 10, 2018

M1 - Crab Nebula

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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

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


Original image is here: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/M81_23Jan18.htm

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Asteroid video

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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

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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: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/IC2177_13Jan16.htm

:)