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Category Archives: Deep Space Objects
A Carbon star in the Gamma Cass region
I was just looking at an old Gamma Cass image (for another reason) and saw a bright red dot for the first time. Yep, it was a Carbon star that had been there all the time and I hadn’t noticed. … Continue reading
M42 and the Running Man
After the CTB1 experiment – M42 was well-placed in the South and I managed to get 10 x 3-minute subs before the cloud rolled in from the West. This is pushing me to get 100 x 3-minute subs just to … Continue reading
The Andromeda Galaxy, M31.
This is a composite image incorporating very recent Hyperstar 4 data with very old Sky90 data.
The California nebula processed from DSS2 data.
Yet another boring grey day with absolutely no chance of imaging. So to keep my hand in with the image processing I decided to have a go at the California nebula region using DSS2 data. I tell you how to … Continue reading
V1331 in Cygnus captured by the Sky90 array.
V1331 Cygni is a young star in the constellation Cygnus. V1331 Cyg is located in the dark nebula LDN 981. V1331 Cygni is most noted for having an arc-like reflection nebula surrounding it. This circumstellar disc is a great birthplace … Continue reading
Absolutely everything I have on the Pelican Nebula combined together.
Every sub of the Pelican Nebula from every imaging system all combined together to give this result.
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Just a reminder
Here’s a reminder that I used to take deep-sky images at the New Forest Observatory. This is a single-framer of the Sadr region in Cygnus taken with the 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses and the 2 x Trius M26C … Continue reading
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
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
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