Thursday, July 31, 2014

IC 410 - Tadpoles (HaRGB)
Hi all :)  Ok, I am going to spend a little time catching up on my blog, here.  Working forward from the last new image I put up here, here is a shot of IC 410 (also known as the Tadpoles) together with IC 417 in the upper left corner.  This image is still using the smaller (very capable) FS-60C scope.  This is more from data I collected earlier this year.  It is a good thing I collected so many photons, as we are now in our monsoon season, here - meaning the past weeks have been cloudy as well as recent rains.  Not much rain, granted, but it is the clouds/winds (even a little) that are enough to mess things up!

So, as normal, here is a small version, and the full version can be seen at my main site, here:

As always, thanks for looking and see you next time! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Irregular Galaxy NGC 4214 featured on!
Hi all :)  Well, I recently found out my image of NGC 4214 made Astronomy Magazine's 'APOD' on 9 Jul 14 - last Wed! Image was one I took last year, so pretty cool. Below is a screengrab from the archive, small version of the image, and link to image: also had an article about this last year that I didn't realize was out there until recently Here is that article:


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rosette Nebula - my first try on this object
Hi again, all - just updating/playing catch-up on my blog, here :)  So, here is the Rosette Nebula in LHaRGB - my first try at this particular (and often imaged) object.  This was published on as one of the images of the month.  Here is a description of what is in this image from my notes area at my site:

"Burning Rose on a Stem" LHaRGB image - my first try at the Rosette. This image is LHa_HaRGB, where Ha:L (80:20) was used for Luminance, and Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel. Lastly, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare 

Image at main site (where you can find larger images):

See you all next time! :)