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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
Venus 50% Illuminated

Venus 50% Illuminated

A quick snapshot of Venus. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, WO Flat 6AIII 0.8x reducer, 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 1.8.8 Dates: Mar. 1st 2020 Lights: L x <1S, Unity Gain, -15C Bias: No Darks: No Flats: No

Continue Reading
Waxing Moon

Waxing Moon

A quick snapshot of the waxing Moon. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, WO Flat 6AIII 0.8x reducer, 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 1.8.8 Dates: Mar. 1st 2020 Lights: L x <1S, Unity Gain, -15C Bias: No Darks: No Flats: No

Continue Reading
Heart Nebula in HSO

Heart Nebula in HSO

The Heart Nebula (IC1804) is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It is approximately 7.500 light years away. 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 Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8.8 Dates: Mar. […]

Continue Reading
Scope and Flat Panel

Cheap DIY Remote Controlled Flat Panel

When astro-imaging, taking flat frames is essential to calibrate your images. A flat frame is just an image of a uniformly illuminated, featureless surface that essentially creates a “map” of how light travels through the telescope, filters and camera. When processing the images, the light frames (i.e. images of the night sky) are divided by […]

Continue Reading