Archive | January, 2014

M101

M101 Widefield

This image was taken on my first night out following the street light switch-off in the nearby towns (between midnight and 5:00am), helpfully the moon was also on the opposite side of the sky by this time. As you can see, I have also also managed to capture a fair few of M101’s companion galaxies […]

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M42 and M43

M42 plus M43 – Unmodded DSLR Image

M42 – The Orion Nebula, plus top left M43 – De Marian’s Nebula (aka “The Running Man Nebula”). This is 30 x 30 second exposures, plus 22 x 320 second exposures in an HDR composite, taken 11th Jan 2014. Again I was battling a nearly full Moon as we seem to get nothing but rain […]

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Do High ISOs Make DSLRs More Sensitive To Light?

Many new astro-imagers believe that they can make their camera more sensitive to light by using a higher ISO setting. This is not surprising given that there are a vast number of articles out there that continue to spread this myth (including photography magazines and other technical publications that really ought to know better). After […]

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