Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Black Eye Galaxy - AAPOD

Hi all, a quick note to mention that Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day (AAPOD) selected my Black Eye Galaxy (M64) as their picture on 7 Sep 14! They notified me through email that I was the winner for that day, so I am honored with my second image there :)

Here is the link to the image for the day:  http://www.aapodx2.com/2014/20140907.html

Here is a small version of my image (not yet in this blog, and was imaged with the larger TOA-130F scope):

And here is a link to the image at my site:  http://jeffjastro.com/dso/M64_3Apr14.htm

All for now, and by the way...I am working on the new data I have collected, so hope to start putting up some new results on my main page. As normal, I will follow with entries here :)

Until next time... :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

M42 - Great Nebula in Orion (LHaRGB)

Hi again, all...catching the blog up. Also, this past weekend I was finally able to get out on a couple of nights (Sat and Sun) as conditions were great. A nice break in our weather which has been cloudy/rainy the past 2+ months. I will work on processing the data over the coming days (four objects, so will span the upcoming weeks). I am so happy to have new data to work on.

Ok, back to the current post...this was a late season Orion from earlier this year, and was my first try at it using narrowband, and was also the first time I imaged this since back in 2006!

Here is the link to the result on my main site: http://jeffjastro.com/dso/M42Ha_28Mar14.htm

And here is a small preview:

Thanks for looking and see you next time! :)