Category Archives: Hyperstar and SXVF-M25C

Images taken with the new Hyperstar lens and the SXVF-M25C camera.

Well at least it’s there innit!

So what’s the excuse for such a grubby image then? Half the sky (towards the East) was clear at 6:00 p.m. but half the sky running north to south and covering the whole of the West was black and overcast. … Continue reading

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Definitive Cygnus Wall from the NFO

As it has been non-stop rain for days on end now, I have resorted to taking a look at old data. Just put together all the datasets I could find of the Cygnus Wall region taken with the Hyperstar III … Continue reading

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Wide-field image of the Cocoon nebula and Barnard 168

The Canon 200mm prime lens and the Canon 5D MkII DSLR were put to good use a few days back grabbing a massive (10 x 6.8 degree) wide-field around the Cocoon nebula in Cygnus.  Using ISO 400 and f#4.5 with … Continue reading

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Witch’s Broom region in Cygnus – an M25C composite image

This is a composite image combining the recent 8 x 20-minute subs from the Hyperstar III with earlier Sky 90/M25C which incorporated H-alpha and OIII narrowband data.

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SAO 69360 S-type star in Cygnus

Taken with the HSIII on 04/07/2013 this is an S-type star, SAO 69360 in Cygnus.

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Oops – tired and didn’t set up properly

There was a fair bit of thin high cloud wandering over last night (as it turned out it didn’t get in the way of Cygnus) and so I only set up the Hyperstar III and didn’t run the mini-WASP array. … Continue reading

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Clear night – no Moon

So I’m spending a couple of hours imaging in Cygnus with both the mini-WASP array and the Hyperstar III 🙂

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Hyperstar III test-shot #2

For the second test of the newly aligned M25C camera on the Hyperstar III I chose the Stephenson 1 region of Lyra.  Although I didn’t have the optics spot-on they were pretty close and I’m quite pleased with the resulting … Continue reading

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Hyperstar III test-shot

Recently imaged M57 as a test-shot for the recently flattened M25C chip.  This is 14 x 5-minute subs with a blazing nearly full Moon overhead.  Looks pretty reasonable considering 🙂  

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The Hyperstar III

The Hyperstar III is so fast that all other amateur imaging systems are extremely slow and have very disappointing performance in comparison – and that includes the mini-WASP array as currently configured.  

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