Friday, September 9, 2022

M63 - Sunflower Galaxy

OBJECT M63 - Sunflower Galaxy Distance: 25 million light years Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2 Guider SX Lodestar Settings 16x5min L (bin1x1); 5x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (uncropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias) Date/Location 7 April 2022 - Las Cruces, NM

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Milky Way from Las Cruces, New Mexico

OBJECT Milky Way from New Mexico backyard Distance: Various Telescope N/A (Samyang 14mm lens) Mount N/A (tripod) Camera Canon T3i (stock/unmodded) Filters N/A Guider N/A Settings 20x15sec, 14mm, f/4.0, ISO3200; AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped, reduced-size) Date/Location 28 Aug 2022, Las Cruces, NM

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Stars over the Fence (Las Cruces)

From my backyard in my city... the same place where I capture all of my images. (1 Apr 2022, Las Cruces, NM) Equipment: Canon T3i, Samyang 14mm F/2.8, normal tripod http://jeffjastro.com/dso/

Thursday, July 28, 2022

M81 - Bode's Galaxy

OBJECT M81 - Bode's Galaxy (and satellite galaxy Holmberg IX, left of M81) (image above is reduced-size | other sizes: medium , large) Distance: 12 million light years Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2, Astrodon Ha (3nm) Guider SX Lodestar Settings 20x5min L (bin1x1); 5x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (uncropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias) Date/Location 7 April 2022 - Las Cruces, NM This image is LRGB.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

M78 - NGC 2068 (reflection nebula)

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OBJECT M78 - NGC 2068 (reflection nebula) Distance: 1,600 light years Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2, Astrodon Ha (3nm) Guider SX Lodestar Settings 15x10min L; 3x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias) Date/Location 28 October 2021 - Las Cruces, NM

Thursday, December 16, 2021

NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy

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OBJECT NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy (image is reduced-size | other sizes: medium ,,large) Distance: 11 million light years Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2 Guider SX Lodestar Settings 4x10min L (bin1x1); 1x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias) Date/Location 28 October 2021 - Las Cruces, NM

Friday, November 19, 2021

M27 - NGC 6863 (Dumbbell Nebula)

http://jeffjastro.com OBJECT M27 - NGC 6863 (Dumbbell Nebula) (image is reduced-size crop | other sizes: medium ,,large) Distance: 55 million light years Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2 Guider SX Lodestar Settings 6x10min L, 4x10min Ha (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias) Date/Location Notes 28 October 2021 - Las Cruces, NM