Iris Nebula

The Iris Nebula In Cepheus

The Iris Nebula ( NGC 7023) is a reflection nebula where dust in our galaxy is being illuminated by a hot blue star at the centre of the image. It is approximately 1,300 light-years away and six light-years across. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, WO Flat 6AIII 0.8x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik L, R, G, […]

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Solar Prominence in Hydrogen Alpha

Large Solar Prominence

A long solar prominence showing evolution and disappearance over the course of two and half hours. Scope: Lunt LS60PTHa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Capture: 97 frames, 3000 frames per capture using best 25% Processing: AutoStakkert! 3, PIPP, PixInsight 1.8 Date: 31st Jul 2020, 13:57UTC – 16:36UTC

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Heart & Soul Nebulae in HSO

Heart & Soul Nebulae in HSO

The Heart Nebula (IC 1805, left) and Soul Nebula (right) are emission nebulae in the constellation of Cassiopeia at a distance of c. 7,500 light years. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, WO Flat 6AIII 0.8x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik Ha, OIII, SII 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator […]

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Comet NEOWISE over Rooftops

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) 11th & 13th July 2020

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), 11th to 13th July 2020. Unfortunately the comet was not well placed to be imaged telescopically from my observatory, so I had to make do with my DSLR and small lenses. Acquisition: Canon EOS 500D, Pentax 28mm manual lens at F2.8 Mount/Guiding: Static Tripod Processing: Affinity Photo Date: 02:22UT, Jul. 11, […]

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The Pleiades (M45)

The Pleiades (M45)

The Pleiades (M45, The Seven Sisters or Subaru) is a star cluster in the constellation of Taurus. Acquisition: Skywatcher ED80 DS Pro, Skywatcher 0.86x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik Ha, OIII, SII 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Dates: Dec. 26th 2017 Lights: L […]

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Rosette Nebula in HSO

Rosette Nebula in HSO

The Rosette Nebula (C49) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Monoceros. Acquisition: Skywatcher ED80 DS Pro, Skywatcher 0.86x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik Ha, OIII, SII 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Dates: Dec. 26-27th 2017 Lights: Ha 20 x 300s, OIII […]

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C2019/Y4 (ATLAS)

Comet 2019/Y4 ATLAS 31st March

Comet 2019/Y4 (ATLAS), 31st March 2020. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, William Optics 0.8x Flat6AIII, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik L 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date: Mar. 31, 2020 Lights: L 30 x 60 seconds Bias: No Darks: No Flats: No

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C2019/Y4_ (ATLAS) LRGB

Comet 2019/Y4 ATLAS 27th March

Comet 2019/Y4 (ATLAS), 27th March 2020. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, William Optics 0.8x Flat6AIII, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik L 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date: Mar. 27, 2020 Lights: L 100 x 30 seconds Bias: No Darks: No Flats: No Acquisition: William Optics […]

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Comet 2017/T2 (PANSTARRS)

Comet 2017/T2 PANSTARRS

Comet 2017/T2 (PANSTARRS), between Perseus and Cassiopeia, at approximately magnitude 12. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, William Optics 0.8x Flat6AIII, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik L 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8 Date: Mar. 1, 2020 Lights: L 142 x 30 seconds Bias: No Darks: No […]

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