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.

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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Asteroid JO25 2014 annotated version

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Asteroid JO25 2014

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

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Asteroids in Leo from last night

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

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Gomeisa from 23rd February 2017

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.

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Procyon region from 22/03/2017

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

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