Category Archives: Deep Space Objects

The NGC6914 region in Cygnus

Last night I got 7 hours of 20-minute subs on the NGC6914 region using the Sky 90 array.  The result is shown here.  As it is clear (and now Moonless) I am going for a bunch more 20-minute subs tonight … Continue reading

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You too can make your own high resolution deep-space images – without a telescope!

You too can make your own full-colour, high-resolution, deep-space images, just like the Tulip nebula mega-mosaic below – and you don’t even need to own a telescope. However, you do need a copy of Photoshop and a copy of Noel … Continue reading

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Tulip nebula in Cygnus – The Full Monty

I have been putting together a full-colour mega-mosaic of the Tulip nebula region in Cygnus using the wonderful DSS2 data. As this is a pretty huge mosaic you can imagine the dataset was getting a bit unwieldy – and in … Continue reading

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Astronomical Images on Flickr

Just a reminder that you can see most of my Astronomical images on Flickr.

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The Double Cluster and Stock 2

I am in the final stages of setting up a new imaging system based on a Canon 200mm prime lens with M25C OSC imager and a 52 mm IDAS filter on the front of the lens giving me f#3.85 and … Continue reading

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Carbon star V623 Cassiopeiae

In putting together the next book “Experimental Photography” I came across some unprocessed data from a while back.  It was Carbon star V623 Cassiopeiae or SAO23858 – a very nice Carbon star lying just below Pazmino’s cluster in the constellation … Continue reading

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Registar says 68,200

A number of people have asked me how many stars appear in the Cocoon nebula 3-frame mosaic.  I use a program called Registar to link separate frames together so I can see how they all fit – and Registar will … Continue reading

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NGC6883 and NGC6871 open clusters in Cygnus

This pair of open clusters has a Milky Way backdrop and they are surrounded by faint emission nebulosity.  They can be found in the constellation Cygnus lying just underneath the Crescent nebula region.  Image taken 19th August 2009 using the … Continue reading

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A galaxy group in Bootes

I have no idea why I took this image of a galaxy group in Bootes on January 29th 2011.  I also have no record of it in the logbook.  I ran an astrometry check on it to find where it … Continue reading

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The Brightest Known Object in Our Universe

According to the Guiness Book of Records this Quasar in the constellation Lynx is the brightest known object in our universe and who are we to argue with them [oops – see the Postscript below]!

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