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Taken earlier this year, Noel has just finished processing one of the few single star images taken using the Sky 90/SXVF-M25C combination.  This time it is the bright star Regulus.  If you invert the image colours (to pick up the faint stuff) you’ll just make out the dwarf Leo I galaxy lying directly to the left (and very close to) Regulus itself.

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Great news again!  The Parker/Carboni double-team got their rendition of the Jellyfish Nebula region in this month’s Astronomy Now as Picture of the Month!!  Thank you once again to Nik Szymanek for a very nice accompanying description.

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Noel added the 3rd frame to the mega Markarian Chain mosaic and I converted it to a negative black and white image so you can clearly see all the faint fuzzies.

I didn’t place M87 in the correct place in the third frame so it just got chopped off at the bottom of the image – very annoying!  This was the biggest mosaic taken with the Sky 90/M25C combination.

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Noel has just completed processing the 3rd frame in the Markarian Chain mosaic.

This frame will be added to the previous 2-frames to give a panoramic view of the region containing not only the whole of Markarian’s Chain, but also a fair few Messier galaxies as well.

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Noel is plugging away at old data in every spare minute he has whilst working on a big software project.  He has created this superb image of the Cave nebula in Cepheus taken with the Sky 90/M25C combination.  This image is a total exposure time of 16.6 hours using RGB and H-alpha data.

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Noel has just completed processing a widefield image of the region in which the quasar APM08279+5255 resides.  The image is composed of 28 sub-exposures using an exposure time of 6-minutes per sub.  This object used to hold the record as the most distant object ever imaged [it was in the Guinness book of Records] at nearly 13 billion light years.

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Noel completed Star Vistas late last night, and this was the final image to be prepared for publication.  This is IC443 the Jellyfish nebula, and IC444 is the large emission nebula (which also contains a reflection nebula and a very small planetary nebula) to its left, both are in Gemini.  This image comprises 3 hours of RGB, 9 hours and 40 minutes of H-alpha, and 3 hours and 40 minutes of SII.

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Noel Carboni is putting the finishing touches to Star Vistas as this post goes out, and he created this deep-space masterpiece from a collection of old NFO data.  The appropriately named Heart Nebula is a favourite target for Northern-Hemisphere amateur astroimagers.

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A couple of weeks ago I imaged La Superba – a carbon star in Canes Venatici.  This is only 11 subs at 6-minutes per sub, but you can just make out a few interesting faint fuzzies in the background.  I will try for more RGB on this one as well as some infrared data (R72) as well.

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Spring is galaxy season in the imager’s diary, and for my April imaging object of the month I am choosing not a single galaxy, but a whole chain of galaxies, Markarian’s Chain at the border of the constellations Virgo and Coma Berenices.

You need a wide field of view to capture this galaxy-rich region of space, and the accompanying image is a 2-frame mosaic using the already large field of view of 3.33 by 2.22 degrees of a single Sky 90/M25C frame!  Read the rest of this entry »

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