Saturday, April 12, 2014

Astronomy Magazine publishes my Barnard 343 image! (my first magazine pub)
Hi all, I am honored to have my image of Barnard 343 featured in "Astronomy Magazine" May 2014 issue!!!  The image is on page 73 and next to some big names in the astro came as quite a surprise to me.

Here is a screenshot of the publication (they sent two copies of the magazine to me):

And here is a small version of the image which was featured:

Original B343 image is here:

And I talk some about this image within this blog, here:


Monday, April 7, 2014

Sadr surrounded by IC 1318
Hi all...updating the blog with a recent result as I continue to process data :)  I did (recently) get out in the backyard, again, too.  I switched to the larger scope for three different targets, one of which is the supernova in M82.  Those images to come later (thanks for your patience!) :)

Meanwhile, here is reduced-size version of "Sadr" (full size and details are here:

Imaged over 2 nights. Cygnus area supergiant Sadr (also known as Gamma Cygni, γ Cygni, or γ Cyg) is the center bright star, together with the diffuse emission nebula IC 1318 that lies in the background (red and dark color). This image is Ha_HaRGB, where Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel, and Ha for Luminance.