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Images taken with the Hyperstar and SXV-H9C Camera

Handled the old data slightly differently in this Registar composite reprocess.

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Here is a 4-frame mosaic of the Pleiades taken with the original Hyperstar lens assembly (on a C11) with a tiny little H9C one-shot colour camera.  Also happens to be one of my all-time favourite images.

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Here is a wide-field composite image of M78 and its relation to Barnard’s Loop taken using both Sky90 and Hyperstar I data.

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Another deep-sky image from the NFO archives, and another original Hyperstar/H9C composition.  This time the Cave nebula in Cepheus.  I recall the tracking was so good on this one that I actually got some vertical banding where the tracking error was well within 1-pixel for the whole imaging session.  Not sure why it was quite so good that time, something to do with where I was imaging in the sky as well as several other things all working together with me for a change, but I never managed to repeat the precision tracking with this system afterwards 🙁

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Another old image from the New Forest Observatory taken with the original Hyperstar and a little SXV H9C one-shot colour camera (1.4 megapixels only!).  The camera was highly sensitive and I regret selling it when I bought the APS-sized chip M25C.  This image of M78 was taken using just two hours of total imaging time showing the enormous speed (f#1.85) of the original Hyperstar.

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Another image using the original Hyperstar and the little H9C one-shot colour camera.  Pretty deep for just 2.5 hours total exposure time – shows the speed of the Hyperstar lens 🙂

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I just came across a load of very old imaging files taken using the original Hyperstar (no collimation screws) and a tiny little H9C one-shot colour CCD (1.4 Megapixels from memory).  Did a pretty good job all told, and this image was a huge pile (probably in excess of 100) short exposure subs (a minute or less per sub).  I wanted to catch the “thuderstorm region” between M43 and NGC1977.  I will post up more memory joggers as and when I find them.

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I came across this print of M42 while looking through some old notes.  Print you note – not data – the data has long gone.  So why a print?  Because when this first came out of the Hyperstar I and SXV-H9C camera I was completely gobsmacked!  A thirty second sub (I knew nothing about multiple subs and stacking when I started) with the faithful old C11 in Alt-Az configuration.  I thought this was the bees-knees.  In fact I was so pleased with it I printed it out and gave it as Christmas Cards to the neighbours in 2004.

O.K. so I’ve learned a little since then – but I can still remember the feeling of elation with those very first images I got at the New Forest Observatory 🙂

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Here is the second marathon processing session by Noel.  This time it’s the Belt region of Orion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Taken over several years this image is a composite of Hyperstar I, Sky 90 and Hyperstar III data. Read the rest of this entry »

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