Monthly Archives: February 2012
A most fantastic evening’s imaging last night – 5 and a half hours of data on two objects. The first was in Monoceros (next door to Orion) where I captured this fascinating, and very busy region around IC 2169. We … Continue reading
Very nice globular cluster M3 in the constellation Canes Venatici. Taken with the Hyperstar III data from 22nd April 2009, 61 subs at 60-seconds per sub. I see that I left out a processing step in the cluster below so … Continue reading
I like clusters (open or globular) with a Milky Way background – and here’s one in the constellation Lyra – Messier 56. O.K. so it’s not much of a globular to look at, but the Milky Way background certainly brightens … Continue reading
The Sunday Telegraph on 26th February 2012 will contain a colour glossy brochure of deep-sky objects produced with Astronomy Now magazine – and judging by the cover it will contain a few of my images 🙂 Be sure to order your copy … Continue reading
In order to see all the galaxies and the asteroids more easily – here’s the image below in negative B&W 🙂 Enjoy!
A slightly more careful processing of the earlier data. At least 4 asteroids in there and North is to the right 🙂
This is Hyperstar III data from 23rd May 2009 and consists of 64 subs at 80-seconds per sub.
I found a couple more frames lurking in the archive, as well as realising that I’d lost a few with M89, M90, M91 🙁 I will have to retake those again. This massive field of view is precisely what I … Continue reading
Data from 21st September 2009 just processed. 57 subs at 2-minutes per sub.
This is a 4-framer mosaic from the Hyperstar III taken on 31st December 2008. Each frame was 1 hour exposure time using 40 x 90-second subs at f#2 on an 11″ Celestron SCT.