Archive for August, 2014

Only 4 x 10-minute subs at ISO 800 from last night – but – I was amazed at how bright the blue-green parts of the Veil came out (and not at all surprised at the lack of red 🙁 )

The whole of the Veil nebula easily covered and a nice open cluster NGC6940 thrown in as well.

AS I mentioned a while back, and this image confirms it, it has got to be worth putting an OIII filter on the front, going for much deeper subs, and using the massive FOV of this combo to scan for planetaries.

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Managed to capture a few 5-minute subs of comet Jacques when it was close to Epsilon Cassiopeiae on the evening of 22nd August 2014.

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Last night was one of those very rare nights.  Completely clear, Moonless, and the Milky Way like I’ve never seen it before from here – magic.

Put the 200mm lens and M26C onto Kemble’s Cascade.  31 subs at 5-minutes per sub, all subs good 🙂

The smudge on the bottom of the image (which I initially processed out) is in fact a planetary nebula.

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Here is a Noel Carboni process of the recent Delphinus data taken from the New Forest Observatory.

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The Canon 5D MkII/Canon 200mm prime lens combo gives a field of view that can grab the whole of the constellation Delphinus in one go!
I started imaging around 11:15 p.m. on 02/08/2014 and finally packed up at 2:00 a.m. on 03/08/2014. As I was coming indoors I saw the Pleiades low down in the NE, winter is not far away.
The data for this Delphinus image comprises 26 x 4-minute subs at ISO400 and f#4. Lodestar guiding with everything piggy-backed on a C11.

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