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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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LBN552 and Other Dusty Stuff

LBN552 appears as a small orange patch to the lower left of this image, with dark dust and reflection nebulae from the borders of Cepheus, Ursa Minor and Draco. Acquisition: William Optics GT81, WO Flat 6AIII 0.8x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik LRGB 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence […]

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M31 – The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is our nearest (big) galactic neighbour, at a distance of 2.5 million light years. It is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy and the two are expected to merge in to a single galaxy in about 4.5 billion years time. Acquisition: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Sky-Watcher 0.85x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, […]

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The Cygnus Wall

The Cygnus Wall is part of the North America Nebula (NGC7000).  It is a huge cloud of ionized Hydrogen gas estimated to be 1,600 light years away and the location of some intense star formation. The darker region to the right of this image is not the empty background of space; we are looking at […]

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AR2673 Inverted version

AR2673 with M-Class Flare

Today I managed to capture the end of a large M-Class flare from AR2673 which has been very active for most of this week: Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow (for detail images) Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher AZ-GT Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8 Date: 9th September 2017, 12:04UTC

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AR2662 (left) and AR2663 (right)

Sun in Ha – 18th June 2017

AR2662 (left side of image) and AR2663 (right side),  11:35UTC in Hydrogen Alpha (inverted image). Close up of AR2662 plus filaments, 14:19UTC: Detail of the larger prominence on the limb, 13:42 UTC: Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow (for detail images) Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher AZ-GT Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8 Date: 18th June 2017

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Sun Full Disk Hydrogen Alpha - 7th April 2017 10:15UTC

AR2645 Class C Flare – 6th April 2017

AR2645 (right side of animation) plus large prominence (left side). AR 2645 flared at class C shortly after 12:00UTC, unfortunately whilst the camera was not capturing for the first part of this, but the tail end of the flare is captured as can be seen when the AR jumps in brightness about 2/3rds of the […]

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Comet 41P

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from last Saturday (25th March). 82 x 1 minute exposures over the course of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Acquisition: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Sky-Watcher 0.85x 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 1.8.04 Date: Mar. 25, 2017 Lights: […]

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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 is estimated to be approximately 23 million light years away.  It is interacting with its smaller companion galaxy, NGC 5195, which is just above and to the left of it in this image. To the center right of the image a much more distant galaxy IC4263 can be seen, approximately 144 million light years away. […]

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