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Category Archives: Sky 90 and SXVF-M26C
I think somebody up there knew it was my Birthday today and kept a clear pocket of sky over the New Forest Observatory last night when the rest of the UK was under cloud cover. Here are 9 x 5-minute … Continue reading
I saw on the Sky 6 that there were 3 bright asteroids in Leo, namely 16 Psyche, 29 Amphitrite and 62 Erato. So when I processed the data this morning and only saw 2 I wondered what was wrong. Checked … Continue reading
Found I had this one on the hard drive while processing last night’s Procyon data. This is the bright star just above Procyon – Gomeisa. 15 subs of 15-minutes taken with the Sky 90 array and M26C OSC CCDs.
No Moon and some clear sky between 8:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Set up the 2 x 200mm lenses on the Procyon region for the first of 2 frames containing Procyon and Gomeisa. Got the Procyon frame and cropped it … Continue reading
And here’s what can be done with my data when Noel Carboni (Florida, U.S.A.) gets his hands on it. Sure hasn’t lost his touch!!
I composited last night’s deeeep M45 data with some older shallower data with good colour and ended up with this result:
Yet another beautiful clear Moonless night last night – and best positioned for some deeeeep imaging was M45, the Pleiades. Managed to grab 18 x 40-minute (yes that IS 40-minute!!) subs and very quickly processed (leaving in the plane trails) … Continue reading
Hind’s Variable nebula, Struve’s Lost nebula, Burnham’s nebula, NGC1555 – they’re all the same thing and it is the orange thing in the centre of this image. A beautiful clear night last night allowed me to grab 41 x 20-minutes … Continue reading
Got 6 x 20-minute subs with the Canon 200mm lens which I added to some earlier Sky 90 data.