Monthly Archives: January 2022

How did I image the Trapezium with 30-second subs on the Hyperstar 4?

I said I wouldn’t divulge the secret if the result was good. As the result wasn’t particularly good, I’ll tell you how it was done. The ultra-fast Hyperstar 4 at f#2 will blow the core of M42 (the Trapezium region) … Continue reading

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Struve’s Lost nebula with the Hyperstar 4

Clear Moonless sub-zero night last night so I was expecting some great results from the Hyperstar 4. Managed to get 25 x 5-minute subs with good collimation, and the above image is the result. It’s terrible. Virtually no dust which … Continue reading

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The Trapezium region of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion

This is the result of 60 x 30-second subs on the Hyperstar 4 with the C11 and a secret ingredient optical device. Still plenty of noise even with 60 subs, so it looks like I’ll be needing nearer 200 subs … Continue reading

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