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18 panel 85% Moon mosaic

By |2019-03-18T17:02:24+00:0018 March 2019|Categories: Moon, News|

18 panels were just enough. This is 3000 pixels reduce from the original 5000.

Object ID 18 panel Moon mosaic
Details 2019-03-17
Seeing III/V
Telescope 203mm RC8 @f8
Camera ZWO ASI290MC, Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 30s AVI for each image
17 fps at full resoltion
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert 2, Photoshop, MS ICE

4 Lunar features in infrared

By |2019-03-18T17:03:05+00:0018 March 2019|Categories: Moon, News|

Using the wrong telescope but pretty steady and sharp.

Object ID Copernicus, Clavius, Gassendi and Mare Humorum, Plato and J Herschel
85% illumination
Details 2019-03-17
Seeing III/V
Telescope 203mm RC8 @f8
Camera ZWO ASI290MC, Infrared pass filter
Exposure(s) 90s AVI for each image
Capture FireCapture
Processing AutoStakkert 2, Photoshop

M3 (NGC 5272) RGB just a few exposures

By |2019-03-14T09:57:11+00:0014 March 2019|Categories: Globular Cluster, M1-30, News|

Just a few exposures between gaps in the clouds. L not used because of dust on the filter.

Object ID M3 (NGC 5272)
Details Canes Venatici
Mag. 6.2, Size 18′
Telescope 203mm RC8 at f8
Camera Atik 460Ex @-20C
Badder RGB filters
IDAS P1 LP filter
Exposure(s) R,G 2x120s, B1x120s, 2×2
Capture APT, PHD2
Processing Nebulosity 4, Photoshop

Medusa Nebula PK205+14.1 / Abell 21 / Sharpless 2-274 Medusa nebula

By |2019-03-05T12:03:02+00:005 March 2019|Categories: News, Planetary Nebula|

A new find for me. Just red channel

Object ID PK205+14.1 / Abell 21 / Sharpless 2-274 Medusa nebula
Gemini
Details 2019-02-26
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
IDAS P1 filter
Camera Atik 460EX, Baader RGB
Exposure(s) 10 x 180s Red filter
darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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M82 RGB

By |2019-02-12T16:41:19+00:0012 February 2019|Categories: Galaxy, M61-90, News|

Just a few frames before clouds so a bit grainy.

Object ID M82 Cigar galaxy
Ursa Major
Details 2019-02-09
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
IDAS P1 filter
Camera Atik 460EX, Baader RGB
Exposure(s) 4 x 180s each filter
darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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M44 Praesepe / Beehive cluster

By |2019-01-30T14:43:15+00:007 January 2019|Categories: M31-60, News, Open Cluster|

Poor night of transparency and seeing so just got this in the passing. Lots of sky fog that got processed out.

Object ID M44 / Praesepe / Beehive cluster, Cancer
Details 2019-01-07
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Camera Atik 460EX
Baader RGB filters
Exposure(s) 10x60s each RGB 2×2
Darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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