Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Single 10 Minute Shot of Swan Nebula 15th July 2017


Star Clusters in Scorpius 15th July 2017

 Messier 6
 Messier 7
 NGC6124
 NGC6281
NGC 6321(Star Cluster top right)  and 6227(Nebula bottom left)

Friday, June 30, 2017

M17 The Eagle Nebula

Skywatcher EQ6 Mount and ED80 Refractor, Canon 450D (Modified), Autoguide with Orion 70mm Short Refractor and G3 camera and PHD(Push Here Dummy), Image capture and mount control with APT(Astrophotography Tool) linked to CDC and EQMOD.  Image stack, stretching,noise reduction and sharpening of stars of 5 x 10 minute frames(50 minutes exposure all up) in nebulosity and further colour enhancement, noise reduction and cropping in Photoshop.
Wide Field View (above)

Cropped View shows 'Pillars of Creation' (below).



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

M17, Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae 26th June 2017

EQ6, SWED80, Canon 450D, 10 x 5 Minute Exposures aligned and combined and processed in Nebulosity and further tweeks in Photoshop.