Deep Sky

M31 M32 M110 Andromeda Galaxy 6-9 Oct 2018

M31 M32 M110 Andromeda Galaxy 6-9 Oct 2018

 

M31 M32 M110 - 17 August 2018 ~0017UT

M31 M32 M110 – 17 August 2018 ~0017UT
One 180s 800ISO frame AR102 0.8x 100D

 

NGC7000 area - 16 Aug 2018

NGC7000 area – 16 Aug 2018

 

NGC7000 area - 10 Aug 2018

NGC7000 area – 10 Aug 2018

 

c34 19 July 2018 - only 12m - cloudy

c34 19 July 2018 – only 12m – cloudy ~01:00UT

 

Astronomo.space - NGC6888 C27 25 June 2018

NGC6888 C27 25 June 2018 ~00:01UT

 

M51 19 May 2018 - only 15m

M51 19 May 2018 – only 15m – ~01:00UT

 

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy 13 May 2018 ~00:00UT - 50m total - not enough takes

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy 13 May 2018 ~00:00UT – 50m total – not enough takes

 

M57 07 May 2018

M57 07 May 2018

 

M52 near C11 - 16 Dec 2017 LX200 10" 178C x41 30s stacked exposures

M52 near C11 – 16 Dec 2017
LX200 10″ 178C
x41 30s stacked exposures

 

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula - 16 Dec 2017 LX200 10" 178C x97 30s stacked exposures

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula – 16 Dec 2017
LX200 10″ 178C
x97 30s stacked exposures

 

M42 Trapezium, etc. - 9 Dec 2017 LX200 178C ~49 short 30s

M42 Trapezium, etc. – 9 Dec 2017
LX200 178C
~49 short 30s

 

M43 The Plume of Orion (M42) - 9 Dec 2017 LX200 178C x3 shots

M43 The Plume of Orion (M42) – 9 Dec 2017
LX200 178C
x3 shots

 

M52 9 Dec 2017 LX200 178C x59 (possibly) short 30s exposures

M52 9 Dec 2017
LX200 178C
x59 (possibly) short 30s exposures

 

 

M42 Trapezium, etc. - 17 Nov 2017 250PX 178C ~33 short 5s exposure with HIGH gain - stretching etc.

M42 Trapezium, etc. – 17 Nov 2017
250PX 178C
~33 short 5s exposure with HIGH gain – stretching etc.

 

C23 NGC891 17 Nov 2017 250PX 178C

C23 NGC891 17 Nov 2017
250PX 178C

 

C11 NGC7635 & M52 Wide Field Mono 29 Oct 2017 Tested 178M on TS60

C11 NGC7635 & M52 Wide Field Mono 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178M on TS60

 

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017 Tested 178c on AR152 Pulled out more Nebula details!

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178c on AR152
Pulled out more Nebula details!

 

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017 Tested 178c on AR152

C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178c on AR152

 

IC59 and IC63 - 24 Oct 2017 Tested 100D on AR152

IC59 and IC63 – 24 Oct 2017
Tested 100D on AR152

 

NGC281 IC11 - 24 Oct 2017 Tested 100D on AR152

NGC281 IC11 – 24 Oct 2017
Tested 100D on AR152

 

M103 - 14 Oct 2017 ~00:00UT Tested 178c - 178M cameras on AR152

M103 – 14 Oct 2017 ~00:00UT
Tested 178c – 178M cameras on AR152

 

M45 - 14 Oct 2017 ~23:00UT Dirty guiding scope glass and no Flats!

M45 – 14 Oct 2017 ~23:00UT
Dirty guiding scope glass and no Flats!

 

C27 Crescent Nebula and some of its HUGE surrounding area Tested 'again' ST80 + 100D DSLR 07 Oct 2017

C27 Crescent Nebula and some of its HUGE surrounding area
Tested ‘again’ ST80 + 100D DSLR
07 Oct 2017

 

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017 Just 4x Light ~120s using guide-cam and scope

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula – 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 4x Light ~120s using guide-cam and scope

 

 

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017 Just 1x Light (out of 4) ~120s using guide-cam and scope

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula – 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 1x Light (out of 4) ~120s using guide-cam and scope

 

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017 Just 9x Lights 240s ISO800 etc. - see image - to make a bad night better!

M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula – 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 9x Lights 240s ISO800 etc. – see image – to make a bad night better!

 

C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT Previous Re-edited 25 Sep 2017 - there is always something to learn!

C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT
Previous Re-edited 25 Sep 2017 – there is always something to learn!

 

C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s various ISO!

C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s various ISO!

 

C34 NGC6960 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:35UT PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s 1600ISO!

C34 NGC6960 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:35UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s 1600ISO!

 

M13 in Hercules 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:00UT PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 45s ISO 800!

M13 in Hercules 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:00UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 45s ISO 800!

 

NGC7209 in Lacerta + Perseids strike 17 August 2017

NGC7209 in Lacerta + Perseids strike 17 August 2017

 

C19 Cocoon Nebula 17 August 2017 - ~23:42UT Tested my first 600s long exposures

C19 Cocoon Nebula 17 August 2017 – ~23:42UT
Tested my first 600s long exposures

 

 

 

M57 - 16 July 2017 ~ 23:30UT REAL stars! Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO!

M57 – 16 July 2017 ~ 23:30UT
REAL stars!
Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO!

 

 

M57 - 12 July 2017 ~ 22:30UT REAL stars! Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO and notice how many stars I got just after dusk - it is not the first time !

M57 – 12 July 2017 ~ 22:30UT
REAL stars!
Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO and notice how many stars I got just after dusk – it is not the first time !

 

 

M56 - 12-13 July 2017 ~ 00:00UT REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!

M56 – 12-13 July 2017 ~ 00:00UT
REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!

 

 

M57 - 17-18 June 2017 ~ 01:00UT REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!

M57 – 17-18 June 2017 ~ 01:00UT
REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!

 

 

 

M3 - 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT Different take

M3 – 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT
Different take

 

 

M3 - 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT One year later, still the same Poop!

M3 – 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT
One year later, still the same Poop!

 

 

M13 in Hercules - 14 May 2017 ~23:42UT Stack of a few Colour images + added Monochrome as Luminance LX200 10" 0.5x reducer 178c camera

M13 in Hercules – 14 May 2017 ~23:42UT
Stack of a few Colour images + added Monochrome as Luminance
LX200 10″ 0.5x reducer 178c camera

 

M13 in Hercules - 14 May 2017 ~23:00UT Stack of 14 Monochrome images LX200 10" 0.5x reducer 178c camera

M13 in Hercules – 14 May 2017 ~23:00UT
Stack of 14 Monochrome images
LX200 10″ 0.5x reducer 178c camera

 

M81 x5 stacked shots - 02 April 2017 ~21:30UT Short Exposure 250PX + 178c Cam test Note: frame is smaller than the actual Galaxy!

M81 x5 stacked shots – 02 April 2017 ~21:30UT
Short Exposure 250PX + 178c Cam test
Note: frame is smaller than the actual Galaxy!

 

M82 - 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter - no extra filters used - see neighbour's light halo (bottom left!) x30 45s different monochrome stacked takes

M82 – 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter – no extra filters used – see neighbour’s light halo (bottom left!)
x30 45s different monochrome stacked takes

 

M82 - 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter - no extra filters used - see neighbour's light halo (bottom left!) x65 45s stacked takes

M82 – 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter – no extra filters used – see neighbour’s light halo (bottom left!)
x65 45s stacked takes

 

M82 - 02 April 2017 ~20:06UT Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with a 45s shot then edited with Photoshop - all stars are real

M82 – 02 April 2017 ~20:06UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with a 45s shot then edited with Photoshop – all stars are real

 

My latest test with a VERY old LX200R - in need of mirror re-coating - and a Canon 100D. The centre of Rosette Nebula C49 - imagine 8 images all around it to make C49

My latest test with a VERY old LX200R – in need of mirror re-coating – and a Canon 100D. The centre of Rosette Nebula C49 – imagine 8 images all around it to make C49

 

 

Just a Testing shot (again) near IC443 - I think top left of it 2-3 Jan 2017 23:00-01:00 UT (PHD2 was not working)

Just a Testing shot (again) near IC443 – I think top left of it
2-3 Jan 2017 23:00-01:00 UT
(PHD2 was not working)

 

Rosette Nebula C49 centred on 12 Monoceros 2 Jan 2017 21:00-22:00 UT (after GOOD Polar Alignment and a LIVE EQ6 tuning - yes, while working to smooth DEC & it seems to have worked - DEC was steady all then time)

Rosette Nebula C49 centred on 12 Monoceros
2 Jan 2017 21:00-22:00 UT
(after GOOD Polar Alignment and a LIVE EQ6 tuning – yes, while working to smooth DEC & it seems to have worked – DEC was steady all then time)

 

 

M45 Pleiades Arm 1 Nov 2016 23:00-00:00 UT (PHD2 was not working)

M45 Pleiades Arm
1 Nov 2016 23:00-00:00 UT
(PHD2 was not working)

 

A weird one! What is it? Just Telescope optics affected by atmosphere?

A weird one!
What is it?
Just Telescope optics affected by atmosphere?

 

 

M42 Orion Nebula camera testing 01 November 2016 ~00:32UT Short fast exposures. Testing guide camera but PHD did not work - could not find mount! Re-edited in Feb 2017

M42 Orion Nebula camera testing
01 November 2016 ~00:32UT
Short fast exposures.
Testing guide camera but PHD did not work – could not find mount!
Re-edited in Feb 2017

 

 

M57 - Ring Nebula camera testing 18 October 2016 ~20:20UT Re-edited in Feb 2017 Short fast exposures. Testing guide camera before clouds came over!

M57 – Ring Nebula camera testing
18 October 2016 ~20:20UT
Re-edited in Feb 2017
Short fast exposures.
Testing guide camera before clouds came over!

 

 

M31 M32 Centre - i.e. out of frame 02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT Short fast exposures. Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

M31 M32 Centre – i.e. out of frame
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT
Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

 

 

M15 and a possible meteor 02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT Short fast exposures. Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

M15 and a possible meteor
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT
Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

 

 

M15 NGC7078 Mel234 02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT Short fast exposures. Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

M15 NGC7078 Mel234
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT
Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

 

 

M5 NGC5904 Mel 133 24 May 2016 ~ 01:00UT Wished to test PHD, but guide cam decided to pack up & started to play with M5- will get a new on when I can afford it!

M5 NGC5904 Mel 133
24 May 2016 ~ 01:00UT
Wished to test PHD, but guide cam decided to pack up & started to play with M5- will get a new on when I can afford it!

 

 

M94 (NGC 4736) - 03 May 2016 - ~23:00UT Re-edited in Mar 2017 Consider being a fast shot, it does not have the full external arms or M94 would be about 4 times larger

M94 (NGC 4736) – 03 May 2016 – ~23:00UT
Re-edited in Mar 2017
Consider being a fast shot, it does not have the full external arms or M94 would be about 4 times larger

 

Leo Triplet M65 M66 NGC3628 and IC2745 in the woods! 03 May 2016 - ~22.30UT

Leo Triplet M65 M66 NGC3628 and IC2745 in the woods!
03 May 2016 – ~22.30UT

 

M3 (NGC 5272 Mel 119) - 01 May 2016 - ~00:05BST Special with sparks!

M3 (NGC 5272 Mel 119) – 01 May 2016 – ~00:05BST
Special with sparks!

 

M3 (NGC 5272 Mel 119) - 01 May 2016 - ~00:05BST

M3 (NGC 5272 Mel 119) – 01 May 2016 – ~00:05BST

 

M42 Orion Nebula with 'added' sparkles - it seems to be the 'hobby' of some imagers, a bit like the 'habit' of using silly Comic-Sans-Serif characters! I might take it on, as it does embellish images - but NOT ComiCAL-Sans-Serif! Re-elaborated 27 Apr 2016

M42 Orion Nebula with ‘added’ sparkles – it seems to be the ‘hobby’ of some imagers, a bit like the ‘habit’ of using silly Comic-Sans-Serif characters!
I might take it on, as it does embellish images – but NOT ComiCAL-Sans-Serif!
Re-elaborated 27 Apr 2016

 

M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots - 10 Feb 2016 - 19:09UT Re-elaborated 28 Mar 2016

M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots – 10 Feb 2016 – 19:09UT
Re-elaborated 28 Mar 2016

 

NGC2024 Flame Nebula - IC434 Horsehead Nebula - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:26UT - BLOW-UP !

NGC2024 Flame Nebula – IC434 Horsehead Nebula – 10 Feb 2016 – 20:26UT – BLOW-UP !

 

NGC2024 Flame Nebula - IC434 Horsehead Nebula - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:26UT

NGC2024 Flame Nebula – IC434 Horsehead Nebula – 10 Feb 2016 – 20:26UT

 

M95 M96 M105 NGC3367 NCG3377 NCG3384 - 11 Feb 2016 - 00:10UT

M95 M96 M105 NGC3367 NCG3377 NCG3384 – 11 Feb 2016 – 00:10UT

 

M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots - 10 Feb 2016 - 19:09UT

M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots – 10 Feb 2016 – 19:09UT

 

M31 M32 M110 Andromeda Galaxy - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:17UT

M31 M32 M110 Andromeda Galaxy – 10 Feb 2016 – 20:17UT

 

M35 - 2 February 2016 - re-elaborated in July 2017

M35 – 2 February 2016 – re-elaborated in July 2017

 

NGC2237 - NGC2238 - NGC2239 - NGC2246 - Rosette Nebula - Take two - 2 Feb 2016 - 19:55UT Re-edited in March 2017

NGC2237 – NGC2238 – NGC2239 – NGC2246 – Rosette Nebula – Take two – 2 Feb 2016 – 19:55UT
Re-edited in March 2017

 

IC443 - Jellyfish Nebula - 2 Feb 2016 Re-edited on Mar 2017

IC443 – Jellyfish Nebula – 2 Feb 2016
Re-edited on Mar 2017

 

M45 - Pleiades - 7 Sisters - 2 Feb 2016 - 19:55UT

M45 – Pleiades – 7 Sisters – 2 Feb 2016 – 19:55UT

 

M81 - M82 - 2 Feb 2016 - 23:46UT

M81 – M82 – 2 Feb 2016 – 23:46UT

 

 

NGC2244 ( Rosette Nebula) - 27 Jan 2016 - 22:39UT - First attempt

NGC2244 ( Rosette Nebula) – 27 Jan 2016 – 22:39UT – First attempt

 

 

M38 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:02UT

M38 – 27 Jan 2016 – 23:02UT

 

NGC1746 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:16UT

NGC1746 – 27 Jan 2016 – 23:16UT

 

M37 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:09UT - Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR A very awful image indeed! Re-edited in March 2017

M37 – 27 Jan 2016 – 23:09UT – Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR
A very awful image indeed!
Re-edited in March 2017

 

M36 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:05UT - Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR A very awful image indeed! Re-edited in March 2017

M36 – 27 Jan 2016 – 23:05UT – Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR
A very awful image indeed!
Re-edited in March 2017

 

M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 - 17:35UT Re-elaborated

M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 – 17:35UT
Re-elaborated

 

M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 - 17:35UT

M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 – 17:35UT

 

Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula M42 – 15 Jan 2016

 

Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula M42 – 15 Jan 2016

 

Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula M42 – 15 Jan 2016

 

Orion M42 Trapezium 15 Jan 2016 20:04UT

Orion M42 Trapezium
15 Jan 2016 20:04UT

 

JUST Orion Constellation ! 10 Jan 2016 - 23:33H GMT

JUST Orion Constellation !
10 Jan 2016 – 23:33H GMT

 

Orion Constellation (The Hunter) 10 Jan 2016 - 23:32H GMT

Orion Constellation (The Hunter)
10 Jan 2016 – 23:32H GMT

 

Cygnus NGC6910 19 Sep 2015 - 22:45H GMT

Cygnus NGC6910
19 Sep 2015 – 22:45H GMT

 

Lyrae - Ring Nebula (M57) 19 Sep 2015 - 22:22H GMT

Lyrae – Ring Nebula (M57)
19 Sep 2015 – 22:22H GMT

 

M13 - managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this 'ugly' image Re-edited in July 2017 This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features

M13 – managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this ‘ugly’ image
Re-edited in July 2017
This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features

 

M13 - managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this 'ugly' image Re-edited in July 2017 This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features

M13 – managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this ‘ugly’ image
Re-edited in July 2017
This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features

 

 

M13 'single' shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR - no use of LRGB ones! Re-edited in March 2017

M13 ‘single’ shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR – no use of LRGB ones!
Re-edited in March 2017

 

Globular Cluster M13 15 August 2015 - 22:07H GMT M13 'single' shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR - no use of LRGB ones!

Globular Cluster M13
15 August 2015 – 22:07H GMT
M13 ‘single’ shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR – no use of LRGB ones!

 

 

Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula M42 – 15 Jan 2016

 

 

 

Orion Nebula (M42) 30 December 2014 - 15:29H GMT (Cropped - 2x stacked) Re-elaborated on 20 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula (M42)
30 December 2014 – 15:29H GMT
(Cropped – 2x stacked)
Re-elaborated on 20 Jan 2016

 

 

Pleiades (Seven Sisters) - 1 January 2015 - 15:38H GMT ONE 'amateur' shot with UHC filter on a unmodified Nikon DSLR - Before and After the cure! Re-elaborated on March 2017 Top = Heavily & quickly Photoshopped Bottom = As is, with minor enhancements

Pleiades (Seven Sisters) – 1 January 2015 – 15:38H GMT
ONE ‘amateur’ shot with UHC filter on a unmodified Nikon DSLR – Before and After the cure!
Re-elaborated on March 2017
Top = Heavily & quickly Photoshopped
Bottom = As is, with minor enhancements

 

 

Pleiades (Seven Sisters) 30 December 2014 - 15:23H GMT

Pleiades (Seven Sisters)
30 December 2014 – 15:23H GMT