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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Published in Sky & Telescope Magazine!

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Hi all, I am a little behind here, but just a quick note that I received 2 free copies of Sky & Telescope, June 2017 issue, as they featured my Barnard 343 image in their Gallery!

Here is a screenshot:
Full screen here:  http://jeffjastro.com/pubs/B343_SkyTelescope_Jun17.jpg

Original image is here:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/B343_8Nov13.htm

Sunday, March 26, 2017

3.7hrs of H-alpha - Cone Nebula region

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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)

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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):


Larger/details: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/IC434_26Jan17.htm

Friday, February 17, 2017

NGC 7331 Astronomy Magazine POD!

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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: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC7331_26Nov14.htm

Monday, February 13, 2017

NGC 6888 and surroundings

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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:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/NGC6888_23Nov16.htm

Friday, January 13, 2017

Space.com features my B343 image in article!

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


Article: http://www.space.com/35234-dark-nebula-glows-red-amateur-photo.html