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.

Coddington’s nebula

Last night I got 5 hours of data on Coddington’s nebula and Carbon star SAO 51274 (bottom left hand corner). I added this to around 12 hours of data taken over 2 nights some time ago.

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Pleiades – superdeep

I took 6 hours of 40-minute subs with the Sky 90 array on 9th December 2018 and added this to 9 hours of 40-minute subs taken last year to get this result.

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Sky90 array image of M31 the Andromeda galaxy

9 hours of data using 20-minute subs (so 3 hours of actual imaging time) using the Sky90 array on 1st November 2018. 6:52 p.m. start and no Moonrise until midnight.

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Vega plus two Carbon stars

North is to the left in this image showing brilliant star Vega and two nearby Carbon stars.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day APOD

November 30th 2018 – Struve’s Lost nebula https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2018/11/struves-lost-nebula.html

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NGC 7209 in Lacerta

A Sky90 array image of open cluster NGC7209 in Lacerta. 18 x 10-minute subs taken on 1st September 2018. 

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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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