Friday, February 19, 2021

The Great Conjunction (Jupiter and Saturn)

 Hi all, here are some details on the main result from my effort on the Great Conjunction.

I collected the data on 20 Dec 20 - the day before the closest approach, as 21 Dec had forecast for possible clouds.

OBJECT     The Great Conjunction (Jupiter and Saturn)
Telescope     Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7 (1000mm FL)
Mount     Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera     Canon T3i
Guider     Unguided
Settings     8x1/25s, ISO100, Registax6, CS4 (cropped) 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

M45 - Pleiades (and distinct violet)

M45 - Pleiades
FS-60C, EM200, QSI690wsg
25x5min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias

Saturday, January 2, 2021

My image featured in "Annals of the Deep Sky" !!!

 As an astro-imager, this is an honor beyond any other publication (internet or hard print) in the world.

The writers of the book series reached out to me and asked to use my Sadr image in the 8th (and final) volume of their book!!!! I couldn't believe it - and at first thought the book I received in the mail last week was a Christmas gift from a friend ... until I read the enclosed note. It was a complimentary copy!!!

I am still stunned. What a beautiful end to 2020!!!

Here is a link to my post on Twitter (as I am using my laptop right now as I re-build my main home machine - starting with motheboard):