Category Archives: Sky 90 and SXVF-M26C

Images taken with the 10-Megapixel Starlight Xpress M26C one-shot colour CCD and the Sky 90 refractor.

The NGC6914 reflection nebula region in Cygnus

A complete reprocess of the data incorporating Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat plugin. 51 x 20-minute subs using the 3 x Sky 90s and M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array at the New Forest Observatory.

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A dense galaxy cluster just south east of Arcturus

This is last  night’s data taken between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the Sky 90 array.  18 x 10-minute subs, and a star has been labelled for reference.  One bright asteroid in the FOV only clear in the averaged … Continue reading

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Ceres

Clear until 9:00 p.m. last night with a very intrusive Moon.  Saw that Ceres was well-placed in Cancer so put the Sky 90 array on the region. Ended up with 18 x 15-minute subs.  Can even see Ceres in the … Continue reading

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Alcor & Mizar

From last night, 21 x 10-minute subs on the Sky 90 array.  Blazing half Moon causing trouble but as it was a beautiful clear (bitterly cold) night I imaged anyway.  Couldn’t be bothered to process out the plane trail.

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Gomeisa or Beta Canis Majoris

From last night, lovely blue Gomeisa or Beta Canis Majoris.  36 x 10-minute subs on the Sky 90 array – and yes the averaged data shows a very nice asteroid near the centre of the image. Doesn’t look like we … Continue reading

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A nice imaging run with the Sky 90 array last night.

Had my eye on a big band of rain and cloud running right down the East coast last night – by some miracle it just kept clear of Hampshire.  So yet ANOTHER clear and Moonless night for imaging. Decided to … Continue reading

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Asteroid 8 Flora plus an unknown

Managed to get some imaging in 2 nights ago (Jan 18th 2018) and got 30 x 10-minute subs on 8 Flora, middle of run at 21:32. You can see to the right and a little bit down from Flora there … Continue reading

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NGC1999 region from 15/12/2017

Got just 9 x 20-minute subs on the NGC1999 region last night using the Sky 90 array. Forgot just how many geostationaries swarm through this region.

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First “proper” image of the season – IC348 in Perseus

First “proper” image of this season. 21 x 30-minute subs on IC348 (in Perseus) on the 3 x Sky 90 array. It clearly needs even more exposure time to both reduce the noise and bring out more of the brown … Continue reading

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The Running Man nebula – Zoom-In and Zoom-Out image

One way of taking a high resolution zoom-in zoom-out of a deep-space image is to take the region concerned at 2 different focal lengths, or to take a single frame and then a mosaic of frames of the region. This … Continue reading

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