Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rosette NGC 2237 2238 2239 and 2246

Taken with Canon 450D and SWED80 Telescope.  6 x10 minute frames (had nine but guiding went badly on last three with cloud).  Stacked and procesed with Nebulosity and Photoshop.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Horsehead Nebula and surrounds from 15th January 2018

Taken with modified Canon 450D with SWED80 on EQ6 mount.   5 X 10 minute frames stacked and processed in Nebulosity and further processing in Photoshop CC.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Full Lunar Eclipse 31st Jan / 1st Feb 2018

A wonderful clear night in an otherwise stormy and tempestuous week weather wise greeted us for the viewing and imaging of a full lunar eclipse.    The eclipse was purported to be a trifecta of a Supermoon (Moon at it's closet pass to Earth or Apogee), a Blood Moon (Full Lunar Eclipse) and a Blue Moon (2nd Full Moon in same calendar month).  However due to the adjusted daylight savings hours the full moon actually occurred in the first hour of the 1st of February at our location in Launceston Tasmania.  I am prepared to say that this adjustment is of no consequence and happy to let the trifecta be.

Images taken with a William Optics ZS70 Refractor Telescope and Canon 760D Camera.  I setup with the Northern Valleys Astronomy Group at Bruce Nye's Eagle Rock Observatory at Riverside on the outskirts of Launceston in Tasmania.  Other images from the night are here.

Totality and background stars!


Faint star near the limb of the moon.

Eclipse Sequence in visible white light.














 Totality













Eclipse sequence in Red (reflected light from Earth)
















Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NGC's 253

80mm Skywatcher ED Refractor Canon 450D Modified 6 X 5min frames processed in Nebulosity
 6 Inch Skywatcher Matsukov Canon 30D Modified 3 X 5 Minute frames processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pavo Globular Galaxay and LMC NGC 1968

Images acquired with 6 Inch Skywatcher Matsukov, Canon 30D on EQ6 Mount.   Guided with Meade DSI C and 50mm Prostar Guidescope.   


 NGC1968  Large Magellanic Cloud   6 X 300 second exposures. Stacked and processed Nebulosity and Photoshop
 NGC6752  PAVO Globular Cluster..  6 X 60 second exposures stacked and processed in Nebulosity.
NGC6744  PAVO Galaxy. 6 X 300 second exposures. Stacked and processed Nebulosity and Photoshop