Monday, October 8, 2018

Saturn - a re-visit of past data
Hi all, I went back and updated my Saturn image (from 2006) using new processing techniques - and could thus reasonably enlarge the result. Here it is...

On my main site:

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Hi all - here is the final result for M51. Link below goes to main page with more details. :) 
M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) - A close view
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg
17x10min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Saturday, August 18, 2018

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy in mono...
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
Hi all, my Sh2-129 (Flying Bat Nebula) was  featured by Astronomy Magazine ( on (Monday), 23 July 18 as their Astronomy Picture of the Day! Here is a screengrab from their site:

Original image is here: