Category Archives: Hyperstar and SXVF-M25C

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

Still learning how to use the Hyperstar III

Bit embarrassed to say that I am still learning how to use the Hyperstar III.  Rather humbling when I thought I knew all there was to know about getting the best out of the Hyperstar.  I had done a few … Continue reading

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The Coathanger Cluster

Noel Carboni combined the Hyperstar III and mini-WASP data for this image.

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Diamonds on Black Velvet

The famous Double Cluster in Perseus.

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Globular cluster M56 lost in a Milky Way background

Noel Carboni just processed this earlier Hyperstar III data of the globular cluster M56 almost lost in a rich Milky Way background star field.  

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Hyperstar III and mini-WASP array images from the same night.

    The same night I got the California nebula data with the mini-WASP array, I also got some earlier Double Cluster data with the array, and, some M33 deep data with the Hyperstar III.  The Hyperstar was using 20-minute … Continue reading

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A clear night :)

Nice clear night (so far) tonight and I have both the mini-WASP array and the Hyperstar III grabbing data.  Took one of two frames with the mini-WASP and then moved onto the California nebula for some half-hour subs (that’ll be … Continue reading

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Hyperstar reunited with the M25C

I have returned the faithful old M25C to the Hyperstar and taken the new M26C into the mini-WASP observatory (North dome) awaiting the arrival of the TS 80mm triplet APO.  Expect rain and cloud for at least the next 6 … Continue reading

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Spica Star name:                                          Spica Other names:                                      Alpha Virginis, Azimech, Alaraph, Dana Constellation:                                     Virgo Other ID:                                             67 Virginis, HR5056, HD116658, SAO157923, HIP65474 Magnitude:                                         +1.04 Absolute magnitude:                          -3.55 Luminosity, Sun = 1:                          12,100 R.A. 2000:                                          13hr 25min 11.5793sec … Continue reading

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Spica – the brightest of the very blue stars in the night sky

Whereas there are lots of very red stars in the night sky (not many bright ones though) there are fewer very blue stars, that is stars with a big negative B-V index.  The brightest very blue star in the night … Continue reading

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UU Aurigae – a Carbon star in the constellation Auriga

UU Aurigae Star name:                                           UU Aurigae Other names: Constellation:                                      Auriga Other ID:                                             SAO 59280, HD 46687, HIP 31579, HR 2405, BD+38 1539 Magnitude:                                          5.446 Absolute magnitude:                            -3.1 +/- 1.1 Luminosity, Sun = 1:                           1400 +/- 1400 R.A. … Continue reading

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