Monday, June 26, 2017

The Boogie Man Nebula
Hi all :) Here is a close look at "The Boogie Man" Nebula - LDN 1622  I used the big (TOA-130F) scope for this one, and was the first object that night. I imaged it when the EM200 mount was quite a ways past the meridian, which is impressive. Focus was not perfect as this started just as a test. The RGB from that night was not usable, so I used the RGB from the widefield / smaller scope from one year ago nearly to the day of this image.

TOA-130F (FS-60 for RGB), EM200, QSI540wsg
5x20min Ha, 3x10min L (bin1x1); 2x5min ea RGB (bin2x2);

Original image: 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Leo Triplet
Hi all,
Here is the Leo Triplet from data collected this year. Distance to these 3 galaxies: Approx 35 million light years. :)

Original image and more details here: