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M31 (NGC 224)

By |2016-11-01T10:32:50+00:0031 August 2009|Categories: Galaxy, M31-60|

Includes M32 (lower right) and M110 (top)
Spiral Galaxy, Andromeda – THE Andromeda Galaxy
Mag 3.4 Size 178’x63′
2009-08-17
C80ED f7.5, Canon EOS 350D, DS Filter, Guided
5x120s 5x180s subs
Reprocessed 1/11/2016
Stacked in Nebulosity 3, Processed in PS CC
Well it’s my first attempt. Still need more photons.

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M33 (NGC 598)

By |2017-01-31T10:52:42+00:009 October 2015|Categories: Galaxy, M31-60, News|

Spiral Galaxy, Traingulum
Mag 7 Size 73’x45′
2015-10-08
200mm f8 RC, piggyback guiding C80ED
L 8×300 2×2, RGB 8×240 3×3
BPM, flats
Atik 460EX (-10C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

Updated 2015-10-09 using the 460EX. Older one below.
Low surface brightness. Hard to image effectively.

M33

2012-09-18
200mm f8 RC, OAG
15x240s, 2x360x ISO 1600, darks, flats
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5

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M35 (NGC 2168)

By |2013-11-03T16:19:38+00:0029 August 2009|Categories: M31-60, Open Cluster|

Open Cluster, Gemini
Mag 5.3 Size 28′
2012-01-27
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
15x120s, darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5
Not great sky conditions – a little foggy.

 

25-01-2009
C80ED f7.5, Canon EOS 350D
9x30s subs
Processed in Nebulosity and PhotoShop CS3
NGC 2158 is also visible to the upper right

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M42 (NGC 1976)

By |2017-01-31T10:52:45+00:0015 January 2012|Categories: M31-60, Nebula, Slideshow|

Orion Nebula, Diffuse Emission Nebula, Orion
Mag 4.0 Size 85’x60′
2012-01-14 First time out in ages. New attempt with modded 350D, MPCC and Astronomik CLS
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
5x30x, 5x60x, 10x180s, darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

Latest image first light using new 200P
2009-01-16
200mm f5 Newtonian, Canon EOS 350D
No DS filter, guided
25 subs 10s – 30s
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS3

 

 

Reprocessed by stacking with frames taken from 20th January 2010 unfiltered. A total of 40 frames stacked. Far less noise and more detail. Had to crop much closer though because of rotation stacking issues.

An experiment to see how this would come out taken with an f/15 Mak-Cass. Certainly not what you’re meant to use for this type of object. It means you can still actually see the trapezium.

M42

26-12-2008
7″ f/15 Mak-Cass, Canon EOS 350D 6m19s of subs 5s – 30s unguided.
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, Processed in PhotoShop CS3

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