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Monthly Archives: November 2011
Having sat here for an hour or so not believing I could possibly have bleached all the colour out of Capella in the imaging I decided to reprocess the image from scratch and got this result. O.K. so that’s a … Continue reading
I imaged Capella at f10 a few nights back with the C11 (still not collimated the camera to the scope properly, but will work on it) and got a nice bright yellow star with a pretty boring background. O.K. so … Continue reading
This week the New Forest Observatory is honoured to present the masterful work of the man who is in my opinion, currently the best amateur deep-sky imager on the planet – may I introduce you to Rogelio Bernal Andreo who … Continue reading
Here is a wide-field composite image of M78 and its relation to Barnard’s Loop taken using both Sky90 and Hyperstar I data.
Steve Collingwood (Telescope House, Lingfield, Sussex) kindly spent a not inconsiderable amount of time collimating my 2 Sky 90 refractors. Steve showed me the process as he worked away on his custom-built rig. All very impressive and now I … Continue reading
Here’s Aldebaran in the correct orientation (North is now up) and a touch of extra processing.
Clear night last night and no obtrusive Moon – only one Sky 90 operational at the moment (I’m taking 2 x Sky 90s to Steve Collingwood tomorrow to see if he can collimate them for me). Anyway – managed to … Continue reading
This week’s jaw-droppingly beautiful Image of the Week is from an accomplished imager based Down-Under, Alex Cherney. I met Alex at the Starmus Festival held last June in Tenerife where I was a judge of the deep-space image submissions. Alex’s … Continue reading
This week’s Deep-Sky Image is provided by fellow PAIG forumite Peter Shah who kindly sent in this beautiful capture – The Ghost nebula, vdb141, in the constellation Cepheus. Peter tell us that: Van den Berg 141, the Ghost nebula is … Continue reading