Category Archives: CCD Images

CCD Astrophotography Images

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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M31 – the Final Cut

I just found another 6-hours of 40-minute subs of M31 taken with the Sky90 array, and I added this to the earlier composite. You can see the result above and it is virtually no different from the previous result. I … Continue reading

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Composite Rosette Nebula

This image of the Rosette nebula is a composite using data from the 200mm lenses with ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS camera and Optolong filter, together with Hyperstar 4 data using an ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS camera and a UV/IR cut … Continue reading

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Definitive M31

I sent a friend a low-res version of M31 and they asked if they could have the hi-res version to print out and put on their wall. Now it gets embarrassing – can’t find the hi-res version anywhere. So I … Continue reading

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy

Absolutely all the data I have on the Triangulum Galaxy.

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The IC2087 Region in Taurus

Lots of Taurus Molecular Cloud dust in this one taken using the 200mm lenses and the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras on the MiniWASP array. This image comprises 26 x 15-minute subs and could do with at least the same … Continue reading

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Larger Field of View Flaming Star Nebula

Here is a larger field of view of the Flaming Star nebula region taken on the 200mm lenses, without stars.

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Starless IC410/405 in Auriga

A starless version of the IC410/405 nebulae in Auriga taken on the Sky90 array with the M26C OSC CCDs. Tadpoles clearly visible, and the blue reflection nebulosity in the head of the Flaming Star nebula is very noticeable.

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