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Monthly Archives: February 2022
Here is a composite image of M78 and the edge of Barnard’s Loop (off to the left). This is old Sky90 data combined with very recent Hyperstar4 data.
What do you make of this? 3 x 3-minute subs taken on the Hyperstar last night – the light is moving from bottom left to top right. The first sub was taken at 23:21. The gap between subs is a … Continue reading
The familiar “W” shape of the constellation Cassiopeia is seen in this 5-frame mosaic taken using an unmodified Canon 5D MkII DSLR, and a Canon 200mm prime lens. From the background you can see that Cassiopeia sits in the Milky … Continue reading
Well tonight will be the second clear Moonless night in a row – almost completely unknown! I am imaging M78 with the Hyperstar 4 with good collimation – but I don’t have long before it disappears behind the trees.
This is a very quick (and dirty) process of last night’s Gamma Cassiopeia data taken on the 200mm lens rig. It was final setting up time so I managed to get both cameras in portrait mode, aligned both cameras very … Continue reading
Last night was First Light for the new 200mm lens rig. I chose the Gamma Cass region as there’s plenty going on there. Two changes to make, need to rotate the cameras 90 degrees anticlockwise to get them in portrait … Continue reading
I have just completed a major upgrade to the MiniWASP array, specifically the 2 Canon 200mm f#2.8 prime lenses. You can now see there are a pair of red cameras on the back instead of the usual black ones. These … Continue reading
A reprocess of some old Sky90 data.
As there’s not been much imaging going on lately (weather), I’ve been browsing through old data. Just came across another 20 x 15-minute subs taken with the 200mm lenses which I’ve put together with 20 x 15-minute subs of the … Continue reading