Deep Sky Images

  • 47 Tucanae (47 Tuc/NGC104)

    Globular Cluster 13,050 light years away and 120 light years in diameter. Taken with the C8 HD Edge, stock Canon 1100D at 1600iso, 12x60sec + darks/flats/bias, Photoshop.

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  • Great Barred Spiral Galaxy 11/12/2020

    (NGC1365) 74x45secons (55m30s) +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge f/10 2032mm Alt/Az unguided, Stock Canon 1100D 1600iso, Backyard EOS, Deep Sky Stacker & Photoshop.

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  • Ghost of Jupiter Nebula 17/11/2020

    (Eye Nebula NGC 3242). 44x10s (7m20s) +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge f/10 2032mm Alt/Az unguided, Stock Canon 1100D 1600iso (cropped), Backyard EOS, Deep Sky Stacker & Photoshop.

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  • Horsehead Nebula 31/10/2021

    (Barnard 33). 39x2m41s average (2hr25m total) +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge, equatorial wedge, f/7 1422mm, ASI 1600MC-C, Optolong L-pro filter, 130mm guidescope with ASI224MC. APT, phd2, DSS & Photoshop.

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  • Great Orion Nebula 11/2020

    (M42) 71x20s (23m49s) with CLS filter, 34x10s (5m40s) no filter +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge 2032mm f/10 Alt/Az unguided, stock Canon 1100D 1600iso, Backyard EOS, DSS & Photoshop.

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  • Omega Centauri 26/03/2021

    (C80, NGC 5139). 220x2sec (7m20s) no calibration frames. Taken with the C8 HD Edge at 1280mm f/6.3, eq. wedge, unguided, ZWO ASI1600MC-C, ASI Studio, DSS & Photoshop. Note the .63 reducer was used which is not recommended for this scope and was done as a test. The distortion caused by over correcting the already corrected optics on the Edge HD is clearly visible at the edges.

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  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy 03/04/2021

    (M83, NGC5236). 240x30s (2hrs) +darks/flats/dark flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge 1280mm f6.3 (reducer test), ZWO ASI1600MC-C, guided (ASI224MC & 130mm guidescope), APT, phd2, DSS & Photoshop.

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  • M16 Eagle Nebula 25/05/2022

    44x1m20sec avg (68m30s) +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge 1422mm f7 on a wedge, ZWO ASI1600MC-C, guided (ASI224MC & 130mm guidescope), Optolong L-Pro, APT, phd2, DSS & Photoshop.

    5,700 light years away, the Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula,or HII region. The area is known for the Pillars of Creation famously imaged by the Hubble telescope.

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  • M20 Trifid Nebula 25/06/2022

    38x2m26sec avg (1h33m) +darks/flats/bias. Taken with the C8 HD Edge 1422mm f7 on a wedge, ZWO ASI1600MC-C, guided (ASI224MC & OAG), Optolong L-Extreme, APT, phd2, DSS & Photoshop.

    5,219 light years away and 42 light years in diameter, it illustrates 3 different types of nebulae - A red emission nebula (light from hydrogen atoms), a blue reflection nebula (dust reflected by starlight), and dark nebula, with dense dust that silhouettes the light behind it.

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