We unexpectedly got a few clear hours (unfortunately not Moonless) on New Year’s Day 2013 – this is after a whole month of cloud and rain!  We are now back to the cloud and rain again, so that one clear night was definitely a Godsend.

Here is a 2-framer of the Sirius region taken with the mini-WASP array.  Sirius really blazes away in the centre of the image, so bright it makes you squint even at the image 🙂  Noel Carboni put the two images together and I did a little final processing as I don’t think Noel has quite finished with this one yet.  No matter – I wanted to share this one with you ASAP 🙂  Happy New Year to you all.

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2 Responses to “A New Year’s Day treat – Sirius 2-framer”
  1. Tom says:

    Fantastic control of such a bright object. What exposures did you use?
    I’m shooting Rigel tonight and I’ll try some 5s exps to blend in to longer ones. I still get an orb like glow from it, which spoils it a little in my opinion.

  2. Greg Parker says:

    I used 2-minute subs.

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