Sunday, March 26, 2017

3.7hrs of H-alpha - Cone Nebula region
Hi all :) This is just a single channel/filter of data (H-alpha) - so, is monochrome - but, it is getting close to 4hrs of data in just this channel. I am still working the Lum (clear) and color (RGB) data, but this is from data collected over two nights on this object at the end of January:

Cone Nebula and surroundings (mono)
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg, 11x20min (3.7 hrs) H-alpha only

I'll post again when the color is added, but a few objects such as this one I like in mono as it brings out different features.  :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula (and surroundings)
Hi all, here is my latest processing result - this is from January and again, from my backyard in Las Cruces, NM. :)

Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula (and surroundings):


Friday, February 17, 2017

NGC 7331 Astronomy Magazine POD!
Hi all :) My NGC 7331 and Stephan's Quintet image was Astronomy Magazine's Picture of the Day on 16 Feb 2017! Here is a screengrab from yesterday:

Original image is here:

Monday, February 13, 2017

NGC 6888 and surroundings
Hi all :) Here is my latest result from the backyard - this was the same night as M31 (i.e., back on Thanksgiving eve):

NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) and surroundings
FS-60C, EM200, QSI540wsg
6x20min Ha, 2x5min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Full image is here:

Friday, January 13, 2017 features my B343 image in article!
Hi all :) Earlier this week on 8 Jan 2017, had an article which features my Barnard 343 (B343) image!  Here is a screengrab with a link to the article, below.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Astronomy Magazine Picture of Day (27 Dec 2016)
Hi all,
Just noticed late last night (after the fact) that my IC 410 - Tadpoles Nebula image made Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day this past Tuesday (27 Dec 16)!

Here is a screengrab of the page:

Original image is here:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

M31 - Andromeda Galaxy
Hi all :)  Here is my latest result. I imaged this on Thanksgiving eve (23 Nov 2016) here in my city. As normal, imaged this using my backyard portable setup. Hope you enjoy - I was so happy to get out again after so much time since my last imaging session. Also, this image was a test of the focus on my small Tak FS-60C telescope - it performed beyond my expectations. Love this scope.

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy