Category Archives: Sky 90 and SXVF-M26C
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.