Category Archives: CCD Images

CCD Astrophotography Images

First light for the Hyperstar 4 and ASI2600MC-Pro CMOS colour camera on the C11.

Well I posted up the Second Light image from the Hyperstar 4 so I thought I might as well post up the (less-impressive) First Light image as well. This image comprises of 2 x 1-minute subs, 2 x 5-minute subs, … Continue reading

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Hyperstar 4 and ASI2600MC-Pro now on the Celestron C11 Nexstar GPS SCT.

Starizona sent me the latest Hyperstar 4 and an ASI2600MC-Pro CMOS colour camera to get me out the door and start doing some work again. How could I possibly say no? So the image below (expertly processed by Noel Carboni) … Continue reading

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First image of the season

Managed to get out a couple of nights back, clear AND Moonless, and fired up the Hyperstar III for my first image of the new season. It’s only 6 x 3-minute subs on the Pelican’s head – but at least … Continue reading

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A very quick tutorial for collimating the Sky90

I just received a mail asking how you collimate the Sky 90. I do not have a Sky90 in front of me, so some of this will be down to my failing memory. From memory I think there are 3 … Continue reading

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That was a bit unexpected!

Clear AND Moonless last night, so I managed to get out and image the Pi Geminorum region for an American lady who wanted a piccie of that area. Very surprised to find the equipment still worked after all that time … Continue reading

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Coddington’s nebula

Last night I got 5 hours of data on Coddington’s nebula and Carbon star SAO 51274 (bottom left hand corner). I added this to around 12 hours of data taken over 2 nights some time ago.

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January 2019 – Image of the Month

I have been extremely lazy in trying to maintain an Image of the Month, so with a New Year just starting, let’s see if I can do better. Up there, right now, are the Pleaides (in Taurus) and this is … Continue reading

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Pleiades – superdeep

I took 6 hours of 40-minute subs with the Sky 90 array on 9th December 2018 and added this to 9 hours of 40-minute subs taken last year to get this result.

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Sky90 array image of M31 the Andromeda galaxy

9 hours of data using 20-minute subs (so 3 hours of actual imaging time) using the Sky90 array on 1st November 2018. 6:52 p.m. start and no Moonrise until midnight.

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Vega plus two Carbon stars

North is to the left in this image showing brilliant star Vega and two nearby Carbon stars.

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