Category Archives: CCD Images

CCD Astrophotography Images

Mu Cephei – the Garnet star

A reprocess of a Sky90/M26C OSC CCD composite image of the Garnet star in the IC1396 nebula.

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A 10-year Project Finally Completed

Last night (staying up until 3 a.m.) I was able to get the 3rd and final frame of this 3-frame mosaic of the whole of Corona Borealis. I first had the idea to capture this one a decade ago, but … Continue reading

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Greg’s Lambda Asterism

This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs. Centre-bottom is the bright star Epsilon Cassiopei, and above left is the asterism Greg’s Lambda.

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The Methuselah Star!

Is that the most boring and uninspiring star field you have seen on here to date? Quite possibly. But the brightest star you can see here, almost dead centre, is none other than the Methuselah star!! SAO159459, HIP76976, HD140283 – … Continue reading

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Spica Deep Down in the Murk

Unbelievably it was actually clear last night AND there was no Moon. Choice was between Arcturus and Spica, and as I’d only done Spica once before with the Sky90 array, Spica won. Just as with the Sky90 array image, Spica … Continue reading

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An Altair/Barnard’s “E” Composite

Using Registar I combined the Altair/Barnard’s “E” images taken with the Canon 5D MkII and a 200mm lens together with the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras and the 200mm lenses. This is the result.

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An Image from Last Night

Castor (blue-white star top right) and Pollux (orange star bottom left) the Twins in Gemini taken last night under a blazing Moon with the 200mm lenses and the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS camera. This is only 4 x 10-minute subs, … Continue reading

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Aldebaran

Only 6 x 10-minute subs from last night, so pretty noisy, but at least it’s the first image since November 14th 2023, so a major landmark. 200mm lenses and the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras. Need to take some new … Continue reading

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The Perseus Double-Cluster and Stock 2

I just did a quick reprocess on this one and it looked nice enough to re-post. This is the famous Double-Cluster in Perseus, with the less famous Stock 2 (the stick-man lying on his side at top right). A 2-frame … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

A regular visitor to this website made the valid comment that the Andromeda image has been the latest one to be shown for far too long. Why has it been up there for so long? Very simple really, I haven’t … Continue reading

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