Monday, May 8, 2017

NGC2516 Bright Open Star Cluster in Carina

NGC3114 Open Star Cluster Carina

Nebulosity in Carina (in the vicinity of NGC3572 and NGC3532)

Multiple exposures taken with a modified Canon 450d  and SwED80 and processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop, I was attracted to this nebulosity between or in the vicinity of  two reasonable well known deep sky open clusters NGC's 3572 and 3532.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Regulus Moon Occultation 4th May 2017

On Thursday the 4th May 2017 approximately between 8.19 pm and 9.19pm the bright star Regulus in Leo was occulted(passed in front of) by the moon.  As the moon was is a waxing gibbous phase the initial egress behind the darkened eastern limb of the moon was much easier to detect despite the cloudy conditions at the time.  The clouds thankfully cleared for egress but the bright western limb made it harder to spot with the relative glare of the illuminated portion of the moon.  Imaging was carried out with a 70mm Zenith Star William Optics Refractor, Canon 760d dslr on a motorised Eq2 mount.  A basic but quick and handy grab and go setup!
Just before Ingress (Cloudy!!)
Just after egress(Not so cloudy!!)

Shorter exposure for lunar detail.  Regulus just visible!

Telescope Gear

Picture of Canon LCD screen

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Carnival Of Monsters In Carina

A Carnival of Monsters in Carina!
Just revisited these two objects. The first is 'Running Chicken Nebula' where I have doubled the exposure to boost the brightness of the image. The same again with the second but I have also flipped the usual orientation where it reminds me a little of a huge bird or monster.