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.

Greg’s Lambda Asterism

This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs. Centre-bottom is the bright star Epsilon Cassiopei, and above left is the asterism Greg’s Lambda.

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The Perseus Double-Cluster and Stock 2

I just did a quick reprocess on this one and it looked nice enough to re-post. This is the famous Double-Cluster in Perseus, with the less famous Stock 2 (the stick-man lying on his side at top right). A 2-frame … Continue reading

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M31 – the Final Cut

I just found another 6-hours of 40-minute subs of M31 taken with the Sky90 array, and I added this to the earlier composite. You can see the result above and it is virtually no different from the previous result. I … Continue reading

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Definitive M31

I sent a friend a low-res version of M31 and they asked if they could have the hi-res version to print out and put on their wall. Now it gets embarrassing – can’t find the hi-res version anywhere. So I … Continue reading

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Starless IC410/405 in Auriga

A starless version of the IC410/405 nebulae in Auriga taken on the Sky90 array with the M26C OSC CCDs. Tadpoles clearly visible, and the blue reflection nebulosity in the head of the Flaming Star nebula is very noticeable.

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Hind’s Variable Nebula

A reprocess of Hind’s Variable nebula in the constellation Taurus. Taken on the Sky90 array with M26C OSC CCDs and UV/IR cut filters. This image comprises 65 x 20-minute subs (or almost 22-hours of exposure time).

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The Coma Cluster of Galaxies

The famous Coma Cluster of galaxies, where in 1933 Fritz Zwicky first proposed the existence of Dark Matter.

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A Panoramic Kemble’s Cascade

This is a 4-frame mosaic taken using the Sky90s and M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array. The image comprises 18 x 10-minute subs per frame.

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Mighty Merak Reprocess

I just took a close look at the old Merak 4-framer taken with the Sky90/M26C OSC CCD array, and I couldn’t believe the number of satellite trails and colour blotches that I had left in there. So I got rid … Continue reading

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A Very Deep Image of the Pleiades

This is a very deep image of the Pleiades (M45) in Taurus. This comprises 27 x 40-minute subs (18-hours) on the Sky90 array with M26C OSC CCDs.

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