Messier 76


Known as the “little dumbbell” in Perseus. 26-120second light images. Cropped. DSS and GIMP stripped out the color for unknown reasons. No darks. Canon T7 DSLR, Optolong L-Pro. Meade LXD SN-10, Skywatcher EQ6 mount unguided.

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NGC7479, 7332, M15


Region of Pegasus. More data is needed for the galaxies as they are quite faint. All images are 20-40sec light frames @ ISO400, 10 dark frames. Filter: Optolong L-Pro. Canon T7 DSLR. Telescope: Meade Schmidt-Newtonian 10″. Skywatcher EQ6-r mount, unguided.

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M27, NGC7331


SN-10″ DSLR, Optolong L-Pro

Messier 27: 30sec, ISO800 19lights, 6 darks.
NGC 7331: 40sec, ISO800 102lights, 10 darks.

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M33


Stacked 37 90-second images, one dark frame with ISO400 DSLR. No filters, Canon T7. Meade LXD sn-10 on Skywatcher EQ6-r. Orion autoguider with PHD. Flat frames will make it better. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and edited with Gimp.

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NGC884 in Perseus


Single 30 second shot at 200ISO. No filters, unguided. Canon T7 DSLR. Meade LXD75 Schmidt Newtonian-10″, Skywatcher EQ6-r. Cleaned up with GIMP.

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Oct 13 2020


Bortle 7 sky. I have been using the Optolong L-Pro lately but I wanted to see results with an unfiltered optic train. No filter tonight. 10″ Schmidt-Netwonian. I am finding out the hard way that I need to start using flat frames to prevent vignette.

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Sadr: The Heart of The Swan


A shot of Sadr: 6 lights @ 120sec, 3 darks. Canon T7 DSLR, Optolong L-Pro filter. Meade Schmidtt-Newtonian on Skywatcher EQ6-r mount. Unguided.

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NGC7635 Bubble Nebula: second image


In constellation CEPHEUS. 30 – 90sec lights @ 800 ISO. One dark. 10″ Schmidt-Newt w/ Cannon T3. Optolong L-Pro filter.

Stacked with Nebulosity, edited in GIMP. I need more images (more data) to get a better (and more detailed) image.

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Picture saved with settings embedded.
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First image of NGC7635 – Bubble Nebula


In constellation CEPHEUS. 10 – 20sec lights @ 800 ISO 10″ Schmidt-Newt w/ Cannon T3. Optolong L-Pro filter.

First image of the Bubble Nebula. Edited in GIMP. I need more images (more data) to get a better (and more detailed) image.

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M1 from 2010


https://mo-www.cfa.harvard.edu/OWN/index.html

Observing With NASA

I have been digging out old images and re-editing them. This image was captured via Observing with NASA – a public education site in which one can send schedules to robotic telescopes in Arizona and obtain selected images via email. This is a project in collaboration with Harvard University and is part of the MicroObservatory Robotic Observatory Network. This is used in primary education. I have used it in the past.

Here is an old image of the Crab Nebula from ten years ago that I have edited in GIMP.

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In the control room


A screenshot of operations and the home office. I operate it all from inside over WiFi. Each telescope has its own on-board mini PC: I then remote desktop into each one.

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M57: Ring Nebula


M57 – The Ring Nebula. 30sec x20 @ISO800. Optolong L-Pro. DSLR. sn-10 OTA. 

Getting better at using the dark light levels in GIMP.

The Ring Nebula (also catalogued as Messier 57M57 or NGC 6720) is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra.[4] Such objects are formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a star in the last stages of its evolution before becoming a white dwarf. (Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Nebula)

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M27


M27 – The Dumbbell Nebula. 30sec x20 @ISO800. Optolong L-Pro. DSLR. sn-10 OTA

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core NebulaMessier 27M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1227 light-years.[1] This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars,[5] and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes. (Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Nebula).

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Tonight’s targets


Mirfak
ngc1245
ngc6946
ic4996
ngc7261
sadr
m29
ic342
ngc6951
23Cephei

…Processing images.

Next targets:

*IC342 spiral galaxy in Camelopardalis
*NGC 869 double cluster in Perseus
*IC 348 star-forming region in the constellation Perseus
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_348)

http://annesastronomynews.com/burst-of-light-discovered-in-a-suspected-binary-protostar/ic-348/

 

10″ Schmidt-Newtonian telescope with Canon T7 DSLR w/ Optolong L-Pro.

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