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.

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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The 32 Cygni Region of Cygnus

This single-frame Sky90/M26C OSC CCD image contains a lot of interesting bits and pieces. The data comprises 8-hours and 10-minutes of 10-minute subs with a UV/IR cut filter. The bright orange/yellow star lying on the centre line about 1/3rd of … Continue reading

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The Heart Nebula

Another complete reprocess. This time it is the Heart nebula, captured on the Sky90/M26C MiniWASP array. A two frame mosaic totalling 39 x 20-minute subs (13 hours).

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