Saturday, August 18, 2018

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy in mono...
Hi all... wanted to put this up here. The color version is coming soon - I have this on my facebook page, but neglected to put it here - so here you go! :)
Mono view of M51 (Whirlpool Galaxy) - cropped, 75% of original size - data from my last outing. I have color (RGB) data I am still working.
TOA-130F, EM200, QSI690wsg, 17x10min L.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Flying Bat Nebula is Astronomy Magazine APOD
Hi all, my Sh2-129 (Flying Bat Nebula) was  featured by Astronomy Magazine ( on (Monday), 23 July 18 as their Astronomy Picture of the Day! Here is a screengrab from their site:

Original image is here: