My latest backyard result ... M101.
Details/larger image at: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/M101_6Feb21.htm
Hi all, here are some details on the main result from my effort on the Great Conjunction.
I collected the data on 20 Dec 20 - the day before the closest approach, as 21 Dec had forecast for possible clouds.
OBJECT The Great Conjunction (Jupiter and Saturn)
Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 (1000mm FL)
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera Canon T3i
Settings 8x1/25s, ISO100, Registax6, CS4 (cropped)
As an astro-imager, this is an honor beyond any other publication (internet or hard print) in the world.
The writers of the book series reached out to me and asked to use my Sadr image in the 8th (and final) volume of their book!!!! I couldn't believe it - and at first thought the book I received in the mail last week was a Christmas gift from a friend ... until I read the enclosed note. It was a complimentary copy!!!
I am still stunned. What a beautiful end to 2020!!!
Here is a link to my post on Twitter (as I am using my laptop right now as I re-build my main home machine - starting with motheboard):
Hi all, here is a screengrab of the pages where my NGC 1023 image was featured... by request (they found my work on the internet!).
December 2020 issue!