Another reprocess – note the two Carbon stars to the left hand edge.

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Noel Carboni’s new AstroFlat tool makes it very easy to bring lots of different datasets together (something that was a huge pain before the tool).

So this is the first image showing all 11.5 hours of 20-minute subs for IC2087 taken with the Canon 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

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Aldebaran, the Hyades and NGC1647 (200mm lens 2-framer)

Tarazed and Barnard’s “E” (200mm lens single-framer)

 

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And the last one for today is the 4-framer taken using the Canon 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

This is the whole of central Lyra.

 

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Now going back looking at old data where I have put mosaics together (not very well).  Noel’s AstroFlat tool allows you to flatten each frame of the mosaic so that they are dead easy to stitch together seamlessly.

Below there is a 4-frame mosaic of the Kemmble’s Cascade region taken with the Sky 90 array.  Each frame is 2-hours of 10-minute subs.  I have applied the Akira Fujii effect to make the Cascade stand out.

Also below is a 3-frame Canon 200mm/M26C image on the North America/Pelican region.  I overlaid some higher resolution Sky 90 data for the NA/Pelican as the 200mm data on its own at 6 arc seconds per pixel is a little soft.

 

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A Common Name for the IC1396 Nebula.

Why doesn’t this magnificent nebula have a “common name”?

What would you call it?

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This is a two-framer using the Canon 200mm lenses on the miniWASP array.

Left hand frame is centred on IC2087.

Image flattened using Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool.

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A two-framer of the Arcturus region using the Canon 200mm lenses on the miniWASP array.

Image flattened using Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool – soon to be released.

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There are no hours of darkness in the southern UK right now – but going out to a beautiful clear sky last night – I just had to take a piccie.

This is a 6-second exposure at ISO800 with the Canon 5D MkII and a Canon 15mm fisheye lens.

Pointing high up towards the south-west.

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Check out the You Tube video of last night’s 10 p.m. ISS pass here.

Mute the audio when playing.

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