EPOD 20th Anniversary – The Splendid Andromeda Spiral Galaxy

September 24th, 2020 – Got today’s EPOD with the single framer of M31 using the Sky90 array. My aim this season is to get a DEEEEEEP 2-framer of this one with the Sky90s so that I get the tips of both ends of the galaxy in the field of view. I must say the season so far has not been too bad at all, certainly better than the last 3 or 4 years that’s for sure.

https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2020/09/epod-20th-the-splendid-andromeda-spiral-galaxy.html

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20th Anniversary of EPOD

Got today’s (20th Anniversary) EPOD with “First High-Quality Real Stereo Image of Pluto” with Brian May (who did all the work on this one).

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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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