Earth Science Picture of the Day for 19th May 2020

Got yesterday’s EPOD with my recent Hyperstar III image of the M51 region.

https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2020/05/m51-and-group.html

 

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NGC3631 with the Hyperstar III and Trius 814C OSC CCD

Last night’s effort with the Hyperstar. Only 13 x 5-minute subs so still pretty noisy unfortunately. This is the NGC3631 region with a huge pile of faint fuzzies at the top (North).

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Arp214 (NGC 3718) and a pile of other galaxies in Ursa Major

Only 13 x 5-minute subs on the Hyperstar III on the C11 with the Trius 814C OSC CCD, so quite noisy. Arp214 and friends in Ursa Major.

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M51 and galaxy friends

Managed to get out last night with a clear, Moonless night, but lots of water vapour.

Grabbed 20 x 5-minute subs with the Hyperstar III on a C11 with the Trius 814C OSC CCD. Also added a similar amount of original Hyperstar data to this plus some star spikes.

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Supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins

Getting a bit faint now, supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins (a galaxy pair in Virgo), imaged last night using the HyperstarIII on the C11 using the Trius 814C OSC CCD and 19 x 300-second subs. At least I got it before it disappeared.

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EPOD – Earth Science Picture of the Day

Got today’s EPOD with “Superluminous Quasar” a very bright quasar in the constellation Lynx. Thank you Jim Foster at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

 

 

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Last night’s outing with the Hyperstar III and C11

Last night’s effort. 20 x 10-minute subs using the Hyperstar III on a C11 with a Trius 814C and Lodestar guider. Galaxy M101. Bit disappointed as I thought it might turn out a lot deeper than this. Now realising my skies have deteriorated a LOT since I first started imaging in Autumn 2004.

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The Double Cluster in perspective

I have put together a number of 200mm lens + Trius M26C OSC CCD images of the Double Cluster region to create this 2-frame mosaic/composite image of the region. Total number of imaging hours approximately 12.

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The Perseus Double Cluster – YET AGAIN!!

Still yet another clear, Moonless night, on 24th March 2020 (and it could be yet another one tonight!!) and the target this time (as it has been dozens of times before) was the Double Cluster – I guess I just can’t help returning to this one. 20 subs at 10-minutes per sub using the Canon 200mm lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. Glorious evening. If tonight is clear once again, I think I might try the Leo trio with both the 200mm lenses AND the Hyperstar.

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NGC 7822

Got out again on 23rd March 2020 with yet another clear, Moonless night. Target this time was NGC 7822 (the question mark nebula), turned out to be much bigger than I was expecting. Canon 200mm lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs got this one with 11 x 15-minute subs.

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