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M42 for 2017

By |2017-01-02T12:55:02+00:002 January 2017|Categories: M31-60, Nebula, News|

Got to do it every year – this is the 2017 version. Also trying out my new Revelation x0.75 reducer for the RC8. Seems to work very well for a very reasonable price £69. Spacing should be 80mm +/- 5mm. I managed to get 75mm with my filter wheel and 460EX.

Orion Nebula, Diffuse Emission Nebula, Orion
Mag 4.0 Size 85’x60′
2017-01-01
200mm f8 RC at f6 (new Revelation x0.75 reducer)
Piggyback guiding with new 70mm f/7 achromatic refractor
L 15×60s 2×2, RGB 15×30s 4×4 BPM
Atik 460EX (-25C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

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M31 core

By |2016-10-03T13:24:12+00:003 October 2016|Categories: Galaxy, M31-60, News|

Haven’t visited this one for ages. FOV obviously too small to fit the whole galaxy in.
Had to stop after 6 exposures because sky transparency was reducing and dew was becoming an issue.
Dust lanes show up nicely.

2016-10-02
200mm f5 Newtonian, piggyback guiding C80ED
L 6×90 1×1, RGB 6×60 2×2
BPM, flats
Atik 460EX (-21C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

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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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