Sunday, April 21, 2013

16th April Galaxy NGC 4945 and Surrounding Star Field


Taken with Modified Canon 350D, Skywatcher ED80 Refractor, EQ6 German Equatorial Mount, Autoguided Meade DSI II with PHD and SWED80 Refractor.


Image consists of 17x 4min exposures captured with DSLR focus and Canon EOS software

Stacked and Processed in Nebulosity,Dark and Flat Frames Subtracted.

Eta Carinae NGC 3372 11th April 2013


Taken with Modified Canon 350D, Skywatcher ED80 Refractor, EQ6 German Equatorial Mount, Autoguided Meade DSI II with PHD and SWED80 Refractor.

Image consists of 10x2min exposures captured with DSLR focus and Canon EOS software
 Stacked and Processed in Nebulosity,Dark and Flat Frames Subtracted.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Eta Carinae

This image of the Eta Carinae Nebula was taken 11th April with a Canon 350D & 80ED Refractor, Skywatcher EQ6 German Equatorial Mount, Autoguiding with Meade DSI Pro and 80ED Refractor and PHD, Canon EOS Image Capture, Post Processing in Nebulosity.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Devonport, Tasmania Timelapse and Stills 9th April 2013

Click for Timelapse

Single cropped frame from timelapse where we witnessed a low flying meteor trail, very slow, bright and spectacular!





Star Trails from Orion 15 min exposure


Star Trails from Crux (The Southern Cross) 15 min exposure


Orion Star Field (The Iron Pot) 1 min exposure


 Time lapse setup.  30 second exposure



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time-lapse sequence taken at York Creek Observatory Georgetown Tasmania 6th April 2013

Click to see time-lapse sequence.



Image of the Seagull Nebula IC2177 5th April 2013

We had some fun at our last community viewing night  discovering this lesser known nebula that lies some 3700 light years out towards the rim of the Milky Way in Canis Major.

The image was taken with a modified Canon 350D, ED80 Refractor, EQ6 mount and auto-guided with a Meade DSI Pro II also with an ED80 using PHD.


I recorded the nights viewing on this time-lapse on which I made these light swirls during some of the 30 second exposures