Category Archives: Hyperstar and SXV-H9C

Images taken with the Hyperstar and SXV-H9C Camera

The Rosette nebula reloaded

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

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Blast from the past

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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Blast from the past

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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The Cave nebula in Cepheus – blast from the past

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 … Continue reading

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M78 blast from the past

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 … Continue reading

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Blast from the past II

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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Blast from the past

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 … Continue reading

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The base rungs by which we ascend

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 … Continue reading

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The Belt region of Orion as never seen by the naked eye

Here is the second marathon processing session by Noel.  This time it’s the Belt region of Orion.

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Definitive wide field image of the Cave nebula in Cepheus

Taken over several years this image is a composite of Hyperstar I, Sky 90 and Hyperstar III data.

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