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  1. Taken last night with the Sky watcher Sky-max 150 pro, ZWO ASI 120 MC and a 2 X Barlow. 55 X 1000 frames SER files. Each SER file was stacked in Autostakkert. Adjusted with Registax wavelets. Video compiled in PIPP.
    15 points
  2. Derbyshire Dave

    Pickering's Triangle in Narrowband Colour

    Pickering's Triangle in the Veil Nebula in Cygnus Taken over Saturday and Sunday nights, a total of 85 five minute exposures, i.e about 7 hours of data in total. Taken through the William Optics GT81, with ZWO 183mm pro cooled camera. Equal exposure on Ha, Oiii and Sii. Losmandy GM8 mount. Captured using Sequence Generator Pro, with PHD2 set to multi-star guiding. Stacked and pre-processed in PixInsight, finished off in Photoshop, with the use of a luminance layer Click and click again in Flickr for full resolution.
    14 points
  3. alis80b

    The Crescent Nebula

    Not my finest hour but here is my first attempt at the Crescent Nebula. I'm limited to one night on one target at the moment (due to my technique) so didn't manage to get lots of photos before it started to get light, and can't add more data to it ☹️ 66 lights (70 second exposures, ISO 1600) 47 darks 22 flats Canon Ra Sky Watcher 80ED (with 0.85x reducer) L-eXtreme filter
    12 points
  4. Derbyshire Dave

    Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn

    Whilst my refractor was churning out subs of the Veil nebula, I got in the car and took my DSLR up to the top of the hill This is a crack at the Milky Way, as a bonus caught Jupiter and Saturn as well. Isn't it nice to have some clear nights again! This was taken from the top of the hill above Holloway, Derbyshire about midnight last night. Stacking did not seem to give me much benefit, so just developed this single 15 second exposure taken on the Canon M5. Sigma lens set at 14mm, ISO was 500. Single fixed, none tracking tripod. Noise filtering applied in Photoshop. Click and click again in Flickr for full resolution..
    12 points
  5. Ibbo

    M20 Ha

    William Optics FLT 132 QSI 690 Astrodon 31mm 3nm HA: 12x600" Despite the stateof the guide graph. M20 transits at a massive 13° above the horizon from here and skirts the obs roofline. This is so far as low as I can go from the obs. Do the clicky dance for full res.
    12 points
  6. Derbyshire Dave

    M57 The Ring Nebula

    It was definitely time to try the LX200 again. I had major grief earlier in the year with Sequence Generator Pro never starting sequences properly when I used the longer focal length scope. It turned out it was PHD2 setting time needed to be increased to allow for the greater arcsecs/pixel generated by the longer focal length. Set it all up on Wednesday night, with a pretty full moon and poor seeing, so I wasn’t expecting much. Only got 10 minutes on each filter and there were horrendous gradients because of the moon. So stacked in PIxInsight, and then opened the file for each filter in Photoshop, and used the Gradient Xterminator Plugin to remove the gradients. I must say it did a fantastic job. Reduced the size of the final image to sharpen it up, as I had so little data. Really pleased to get this in such poor conditions.
    11 points
  7. Doc

    New Forest Holiday

    A few photos from my holiday in the New Forest. The weather was great, sunny every day, in the end I started to hate it and wanted it to rain, it was so draining. Visited so many places, ate and drank way to much but enjoyed every minute of it. Nature wise visited Latchmore Brook, Crockford Stream, Stagbury pond, and Hatchett pond on the hunt for dragonflies. Managed to add another three to my list which now stands at 35 out of 44 UK odonata. Small Red danselfly male Golden Ringed Dragonfly Beautiful Demoiselles Scarce blue tailed damselflies Keeled skimmer female Southern damselfly male Mating pair of silver studded blues
    11 points
  8. philjay

    Moon 18th July

    To complement my solar from today I couldnt resist getting out in the cool of the evening for this. Scope - Towa 339 80mm f15. Camera - Olympus OM D EM1. 200asa, 1/65s x 100 subs. Pipp, AS3 and a touch of sharpening and contrast in PS Click and click to zoom in
    11 points
  9. Bottletopburly

    Messier 27 -ZWO 533MC -First light

    First light zwo 533mc ,very good first light everything seemed to go well other than forgetting Bias frames approx 4hrs of data guiding in Ra needs sorting rms coming in at 1.08rms so m37 first target binned 2x2 using the 200pds this is going to be excellent on galaxies ,so a quick process i will gather bias later and restack
    11 points
  10. Bottletopburly

    Ngc 6888

    3.5 hrs on the crescent nebula ,zwo533MC /200pds , forgot flats Doh ,so 15 Darks stacked in ASTAP ,processed in Startools 1.8
    10 points
  11. Derbyshire Dave

    The Plough above Tansley

    Whoops.. Didn't mean to post without a picture.. blush.. 30 seconds at ISO 500, Canon M5 and Canon 10-18mm zoom at 14mm Cheers
    10 points
  12. alis80b

    The Heart Nebula

    Ok, So you're probably getting sick of me by now, but with all these clear nights I'm like a kid in a sweet shop trying loads of new targets 😂 This is my attempt at the Heart Nebula. After stacking it 5 times I was about ready to bin it as it was suffering with lots of vertical banding all over it 🙈 After taking advice from a new Astro friend, I tried stacking it one last time and added some bias frames to the mix (and got super picky with the light frames I used) I definitely want to revisit this as it is lacking in detail and suffering from noise because of the limited data. I so pleased that I managed to salvage something so the night of imaging wasn't a complete waste 😊 59 lights (70 second exposures ISO 1600) Dark, flat and bias frames. Canon Ra Sky Watcher 80ED L-eXtreme filter Stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop (using Camera Raw)
    9 points
  13. Graham

    Solar from today 18.07.2021

    Not much change today. False colour added in PS 6.
    8 points
  14. Glafnazur

    M27 and a Quick NGC 7000

    I decided to try my hand at imaging again last Saturday (it's been over a year) and here are my attempts using the Nikon D750 & Esprit 100. Due to unforeseen circumstances I wasn't able to stay out for as long as I'd have liked and NGC 7000 was sort of an experiment to see if I could capture any data from my back garden, I was quite surprised by the result. These were processed in Photoshop, probably quite badly as I really need to spend some time learning how to process images properly. I've got a copy of Making Every Photon Count so I'll have read and may try processing these again sometime 🙂 M27 - 31 x 30s ISO 800 NGC 7000 10 x 30s ISO 1600
    7 points
  15. RonC

    Something new for me!

    Last night I added my AA Tri band filter to my Canon 1000d and tried for the Eastern veil again. Although I need to rotate the camera 90', I was amazed at the extra colours (mainly blue and cyan) that were in the image. So next time out I will try longer exposures and spend more time imaging!! Nearly a full Moon and a not too dark sky, 12 x 180s ISO 800 in APT guided in PHD and finished with DSS and PS6.
    7 points
  16. Brady

    The usual two planets :)

    Tried the new zwo ADC last night, only had an hour but a notable difference in the colour..hoping to get a better run tonight if work permits..
    7 points
  17. philjay

    Todays sun, 18th July

    This must be my first solar in about 3 years reckon. Part of my getting the Towa fully up and running I made an adaptor this am to fit a 1.25" nosepiece to an Micro 4/3 camera ring so had to try it out. White light using Lunt wedge on my Towa 339 80mm F15 refractor. Taken with Olympus OM D EM 1 mirrorless. 100 subs at 640s 200asa. Pipp, AS3 and Photoshop for sharpening, curves and false colour. It was flippin hot doing this so I didnt hang about but I enjoyed it. Click and click for zoom
    7 points
  18. Chris P.

    Jovian Moon Shadow 0200(ish) 18-07-2021

    I've concluded I don't do enough planetary. Nice to get Jupiter after so long. 75% of 2000 frames at f20 with my C8 and Altair Astro 290C
    7 points
  19. RonC

    NGC 6692 East Veil Nebula

    Changed the Hypercam for my modded 1000d and spent time setting it all up. 60 x 60s ISO 800 +Darks, Bias and Flats. APT, guided, DSS and PS6 I will try longer exposures in future now it is running OK!!
    7 points
  20. Clive

    Preparing for the Perseids

    It's probably nearly 5 decades since I last intentionally tried to image meteors, but given the favorable Perseids return this year (the Moon is only 4 days old at the peak) I thought I might have another go. However, with my shortest focal length lens of 50mm on my Canon D200 APS-C camera, the FOV is somewhat limited (26 x 17 deg) so, being optimistic for a clear spell over the maximum, I treated myself to a Canon EF-S 10 - 18 mm lens (giving a FOV of 128 x 85 deg at 10mm). Thought I should try it out in advance so used a fixed tripod with 30sec exposures. DSS failed to stack any of the images properly so I inspected the individual images and began to think I had wasted my money - stars were round in some portions of the images and appeared elongated in different directions in other areas. It wasn't until I stacked the images with no alignment to understand what I was seeing, the rotation of the sky north and south of the celestial equator. And certainly, 30s exposure is too long to give 'round stars' at the equator even at 10mm! In the end, using the manual alignment tool in IRIS (which caters for all kinds of alignment and scaling differences between images) I stacked just 9 of the images. Being taken at ISO3200 on a very warm night, the noise is horrendous and I've yet to create any calibration images. However, reasonably pleased with the result (the bright star just above centre is Vega).
    7 points
  21. Derbyshire Dave

    Leafcutter Bees

    Spent an hour on Thursday photographing leafcutter bees arriving at our bee box. Amazing creatures.. They fly pieces of leaf into their homes (in our bee box) to block up the entrances to protect the eggs that they lay there.. I've made a collage out of some of the shots of them flying in.. Click and Click again in Flickr to see them in more detail. This all started by taking chunks out of leaves.. like this.. And it ends by them sealing their offspring in their own secure homes..
    6 points
  22. Peter Shah

    M31 bathing in ionised Hydrogen

    M31 the Andromeda Galaxy bathed in ionised Hydrogen. Imaged from Spain with the FSQ 106ed at f3.6 and the stunning ZWO ASI-6200 full frame Cmos camera. Exposure times were 140 x 240s frames in H-a with LRGB 100 x 180s in each channel a total of nearly 31hours and 65Gb of data. The faint H-alpha in the background was very difficult for me to pull out probably making this my most challenging process to date. Thanks for looking Peter Shah
    5 points
  23. RonC

    Eastern Veil

    Well I tried this object with the Tri band filter on the Canon 1000dm, not entirely happy with it as I expected more Green and Blue to show in the image?? This is 40 x 180s at ISO 800 with the usual kit. Nearly a full Moon and clouds drifting in and out all night! !
    5 points
  24. BAZ

    Happy Birthday Steve.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE. (IBBO) HAVE A GREAT DAY MATE.
    2 points
  25. Sunny Phil

    Melotte 20

    The 300mm focal length one was not that good but I preferred this at 70mm.
    2 points
  26. philjay

    Dont tempt me :-)

    Been doing some repairs to a dorma window on the abode and had a scaffold built last week cos my old bones get a bit stiff working off ladders. The scaffold rental is half the price of a roofer doing the job (if you can tie them down to actually coming out that is), and I have been able to take my time doing a couple of hours here and there. The views up on the roof are really good and I couldnt resist stitching a panorama from up there. Some great horizons 🙂 The views from up there are excellent and I must admit to them seeding a gem of an idea for a dome 😁
    2 points
  27. Sunny Phil

    Summer Triangle

    As usual, description via the link The Summer Triangle https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/51328603895/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/51328603895/in/dateposted-public/
    2 points
  28. alis80b

    Daytime moon

    Maybe not to everyone's taste but I love seeing the moon during the day against a bright blue sky. Spotted it this afternoon whilst enjoying the sunshine in my garden. I had to get a quick photo 😍 1 shot 1/250 ISO 100 Canon Ra Skywatcher 80ED (with reducer attached as I can't get it off 🙈)
    2 points
  29. seven_legs

    Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn

    lovely shot. i wish we could have more of these photos.🙂
    2 points
  30. Graham

    Solar from today 17.07.2021

    Things have quietened down a bit. False colour added in PS 6.
    2 points
  31. Bottletopburly

    Messier 27 -ZWO 533MC -First light

    I couldn’t believe so many stars in such a small Fov , well happy graham I’m going to like this cooled camera mularky 👍
    2 points
  32. Bottletopburly

    Latest Purchases

    New camera bag to hold the zwo533mc with extensions and cc connected can’t be doing with breaking that down every time shame as the zwo bag is neat just not long enough.
    2 points
  33. Ibbo

    Jupiter 17-7-21

    A random set of RGB files stacked and processed from this am. My yearly battle with WinJupos is about to begin-I could be sometime. Imaging telescopes Ceslestron C11 Imaging cameras: ZWO Asi178 mono Mounts: NEQ-6 Pro Software: Autostakkert 2 · Registax6 · Firecapture Filters: Astronomik RGB Type II (31.8mm) Accessory: ZWO ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector
    2 points
  34. Graham

    Leafcutter Bees

    Fascinating stuff Dave.
    1 point
  35. Peter Shah

    Something new for me!

    lovely capture
    1 point
  36. Kurios

    Starting out too

    I just worked out how to know my bortle score. Bortle 6 here
    1 point
  37. Sunny Phil

    Cygnus

    1 point
  38. Derbyshire Dave

    New Forest Holiday

    Glad you have got away Mick, and sympathise about the heat! Great set of images, well done
    1 point
  39. Glafnazur

    Moon 18th July

    That's very nice Phil 👍
    1 point
  40. Glafnazur

    Pickering's Triangle in Narrowband Colour

    That's right grand Dave, lovely colours 👍
    1 point
  41. BAZ

    Pickering's Triangle in Narrowband Colour

    That's good! Nicely done Dave.
    1 point
  42. Graham

    Preparing for the Perseids

    For an experiment that came out rather well Clive. 👍
    1 point
  43. Graham

    Moon 18th July

    I like that Phil 👍
    1 point
  44. Graham

    Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn

    Interesting image there Dave. I do like a good wide field shot.
    1 point
  45. Peter Shah

    NGC 6692 East Veil Nebula

    great work Ron
    1 point
  46. Derbyshire Dave

    Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn

    Thanks Tony. Tannenbaum calling out?
    1 point
  47. seven_legs

    Happy Birthday David.

    happy birthday🙂
    1 point
  48. Graham

    NGC 6692 East Veil Nebula

    Good one Ron. Loads of fine detail in there.
    1 point
  49. Graham

    Jovian Moon Shadow 0200(ish) 18-07-2021

    Great image Chris. It was something to behold last night.
    1 point
  50. Glafnazur

    Happy Birthday David.

    Happy birthday David 🎂
    1 point
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