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M1 in h-alpha

Date: 22/3-2013

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694, guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

H-alpha 8x15min), captured and stacked in Maxim Dl, processed in Photoshop CS5

 

 

NGC7331

NGC 7331 (test image)

Date: 12/11-2012

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H694 (first light), guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

LRGB (60:15:15:15min), captured and stacked in Maxim Dl, processed in Photoshop CS5

 

 

twin quasar

"Twin Quasar"

Date: 21/12-2011

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H18, Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

QSO 0957+561 A and QSO 0957+561 B are the two components of a double-imaged quasar located 8.7 billion light years away, meaning that an
intervening mass concentration between Earth and the quasar bends light so that two images of the quasar appear in the sky.
As shown below this is known as gravitational lensing, and is a consequence of Einsteinian warped space-time.

Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org

 

 

NGC891

NGC 891

Date: 9/12-2010

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H18 (first light), guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

LRGB (60:30:30:30min), captured and stacked in Maxim Dl, processed in Photoshop CS4

 

 

M42

M42

Date: 1/2, 2/3-4/3-2010

Camera: QHY8 guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

27x10min + 4x1min (core), Nebulosity 2, gain 10, offset 70, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop CS4.

 

 

M42

M42

Date: 1/2-2010

Camera: QHY8 guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

5x10min, Nebulosity 2, gain 10, offset 70, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop.

 

M97_M108

M97 and M108

Date: 23/2-2010

Camera: QHY8 guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

11x6 min + 1x10min, Nebulosity 2, gain 10, offset 70, stacked in DSS and processed in Iris + Photoshop

 

M81

M81 and M82

Date: 26/1-2010

Camera: QHY8 guided with QHY5, PhD Guiding

Telescope: Vixen R200SS @ f/4.6

8x10min, Nebulosity 2, gain 1, offset 100, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop

 

Crop of M81 from above

 

Leo Trio

Date: 27/3-2008

Camera: QHY8 guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

19 x 300s, Nebulosity, gain 40, offset 117, stacked and processed in Iris + Photoshop

 

 

 

M106 & friends

Date: 27/3-2008

Camera: QHY8 guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

21 x 300s, Nebulosity, gain 40, offset 117, stacked and processed in Iris + Photoshop

 

100% crop from above

 

M51 - QHY8 1st light

Date: 15/2-2008

Camera: QHY8 guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

17 x 300s, Nebulosity, gain 20, offset 120, stacked and processed in Iris + Photoshop

 

M42 - QHY8 1st light

Date: 15/2-2008

Camera: QHY8 guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

5 x 300s, Nebulosity, gain 20, offset 120, stacked and processed in Iris + Photoshop

 

M31

Date: 5/10-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 6x600s + 11x300s, ISO 800, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop and PixInsight

Same as above - but with Local Contrast Enhancement from Noel's Astronomy Tools

 

M45

Date: 5/10-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with Q-guider, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 3x600s, ISO 800, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop and Neat Image

Same as above - but with Dynamic Background Extraction in PixInsight to remove vigneting

 

M57

Date: 12/9-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 6x300s, ISO 800, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop

Same as above - just cropped.

Same as above - just processed further.

 

M13

Date: 12/9-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 3x300s, ISO 800, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop

 

M27

Date: 6/9-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 5x300s, ISO 800, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop

 

Crop from above

 

NGC 891

Date: 6/9-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 1x300s, ISO 1600, darks, processed in Iris and Photoshop

 

 

M33

Date: 6/9-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 12x300s, ISO 1600, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop, Neat Image

 

M31

Date: 24/8-2007

Camera: Canon 350D guided with DSI, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 2x300s, ISO 1600, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop, Neat Image

 

M51

Date: 14/4-2007

Camera: Canon 300D guided with Philips SPC900NC, PhDGuiding

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 8x300s, ISO 1600, darks, stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop, Neat Image

 

Crop from the picture above.

 

Leo Triplet

Date: 11/4-2007

Camera: Canon 300D, unguided

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 

M81 and M82

Date: 26/3-2007

Camera: Canon 300D, unguided

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS

 

M45

Date: 18/11-2006

Camera: Canon 300D, unguided

Telescope: Orion ED80 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS, Alt-Az mounted.

19 images (17x60s + 2x90s, ISO 1600) stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop, no darks.

 

M42/42 and 'The Running Man'

Date: 20/03-2006

Camera: Canon 300D, unguided

Telescope: Celestron ST102 f/5 piggy-backed on Nexstar11GPS, Alt-Az mounted.

5 images (3x30s + 2x60s, ISO 1600) stacked in Iris and processed in Photoshop, no darks.