I recently took some data on Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo using the 200mm lenses on the MiniWASP array, around 4 hours of data in total. I have inserted some old Sky 90 data (again around 4 hours) so you can see the narrow-field incorporated into the wide field data.
One of the bright stars in the “3” is SAO 98676 so you can find this region on your planetarium program.
The mega-computing array found a new Prime Number last Sunday.
The Prime Number is:
Imaging Diatoms. A focus-stacked photomicromosaic.
This is the recent M44 (Beehive Cluster) within the “Stargate”. The two bright red stars over to the far left are both Carbon stars. Image taken with the 200mm lenses and the Starlight Xpress Trius M26C OSC CCDs.
Last night I got 18 x 15-minute subs on the M44 region with the 200mm lenses and I combined it with some earlier 200mm data.
Aldebaran and the Hyades has been looking splendid on any clear Moonless night this Winter. This is a 2.5 frame mosaic taken with the 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs. You don’t often see images containing the nice little open cluster in the top left hand corner.
I have been extremely lazy in trying to maintain an Image of the Month, so with a New Year just starting, let’s see if I can do better.
Up there, right now, are the Pleaides (in Taurus) and this is a total of fifteen hours exposure time using 40-minute sub exposures, taken over two years using the 3 x Sky90s with 3 x M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array.
Taken just last night, here is my first look at comet Wirtanen 46P grabbed quickly with the Canon 5D MkII and a 15mm fisheye lens. Moon up so no point in bringing out the big guns really. May try with a 50mm lens on the 5D MkII if I get some more clear sky.
I took 6 hours of 40-minute subs with the Sky 90 array on 9th December 2018 and added this to 9 hours of 40-minute subs taken last year to get this result.
Alpha and Beta Canis Minoris taken with the 200mm lenses and a 2-frame (horizontal) mosaic.