Thursday, December 8, 2016

Clarenden 3rd December 2016

Took these shots with a Canon 760D  with a Vixen Polaire tracking the sky.   Generally each astrophoto is 10 x 1 minute exposures then combined with some processing in Nebulosity and then a few final tweeks in Photoshop.

Crab Nebula and nearby Star Cluster

Southern Cross.


Southern Cross and the dark Coalsack Nebula.


The Hyades with the red giant star Aldabaran in Taurus,


The 'Iron Pot' of Orion featuring the great orion nebula top centre right and the Horsehead and Star burst nebulae bottom centre right.


The Small Magellanic Cloud with two Globular clusters, 47 Tucanae centre right and the smaller NGC362 just above left of centre.





Below is the Constellation of Carina featuring the massive Eta Carinae 'Keyhole' nebula and surounding star clusters.  The faint red nebula just rigt of and above centre is part of the fainter  Running Chicken Nebula.







Waddamana, Tasmania, 25th 26th November 2016

















Saturday, October 29, 2016

NGC6193/6188 taken 28th October 2016

10 x 5 Minute frames(50 minutes total) Canon 450D, Skywatcher ED80, Stacked and Processed Nebulosity and tweeked in Canon DPP..  NGC 6193/6188 taken 28th October 2016 combined star cluster centre of frame.

NGC 6193/6188 taken 26th October 2016

9 x 2 Minute frames Canon 450D, Skywatcher ED80, Stacked and Processed Nebulosity and tweeked in Canon DPP..  NGC 6193/6188 taken 26th October 2016 combined star cluster and nebula bottom left of frame.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Southern End of the Milky Way Rising early morning 12th September 2016 Stills and Timelapse

 This shot appears to have a satellite or meteor? trail in the top left.  The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds top right,


Just before dawn

Friday, September 9, 2016