Archive | March, 2020

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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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

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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

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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. […]

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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 […]

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