Archive for the “mini-WASP Array” Category
The creation and use of the New Forest Observatory mini-WASP array
Jan 24 2017
Jan 22 2017
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) just to see what I caught.
This shows more of the faint stuff in the region than I have managed to grab before with this kit.
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 to go with the 24 x 20-minute subs taken in 2014.
Sky 90 array with the M26C OSC CCDs.
Dec 31 2016
And here is a 2-frame mosaic combining the IC2087 and SAO76573 frames taken with the Canon 200mm prime lenses and M26C OSC CCDs.
Dec 31 2016
Taken a couple of nights back, this is 10-hour’s worth of 20-minute subs centred on SAO67573 one frame to the right of IC2087 also taken with the Canon 200mm lenses and M26C OSC CCDs.
At the top/centre there is a very interesting nebula Vdb 27. The whole region of course is full of dust and dark nebulosity all part of the Taurus giant molecular cloud.
Dec 03 2016
A rather “quick and dirty” image of the region. I need to get a lot more, deeper, subs of this region if I can this winter.
Dec 02 2016
Unbelievably last night was the 3rd clear night in a row – Moonless too!!
So – making best use of this gift I managed to grab the final left hand frame on the North America 3-pane mosaic.
This is a 29-hour total exposure time marathon using 20-minute sub-exposures.
2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses with 2 x Trius M26C OSC CCDs.
The first 3-framer with the Canon kit.