Sunday, October 23, 2022

Orion Mosaic


This Mosaic of M78, NGC2024, M42, M43, NGC1977, IC434. It was taken over two nights at the Darling Hill Observatory in Vesper, NY on October 21st and October 22nd, 2022. This is two panels. The right panel has eighty 180s guided subs while the right panel has 95 180s guided subs and twenty 10s guided subs. FOV is 8.45 x 2.92

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

EAA/Planetary session 10-11-22

As the moon was nearly full and I was not pleased with the AP results from the night before due to moon blocking OIII data. I decided to do some planetary and really give the EAA live stacking functionality of the ASI AIR a try for the first time. It was a nice change of place slewing from target to target. A few of which I had never looked at or photographed before. I spent just about 10 minutes on each target taking 30 second exposures on each target so that the darks would match for post processing. 

The pictures are not on the level of AP but i'm pleased with the results considering I spent no more than 10 minutes on each target. I also used the Celestron 127SLT Mak-Cas to magnify some of the smaller targets that would really be out of range for the wide field of my WO91.

Saturn in monochrome

Jupiter and moons in monochrome

The Moon

M57 The Ring Nebula in Lyra

M92 a globular Cluster in Hercules

M13 the great globular cluster in Hercules

M71 a globular cluster in Sagitta

M27 The dumbbell nebula in Sagitta.

M76 The little dumbbell in Perseus

M2 a globular cluster in Aquarius

NGC7009 The Saturn Nebula in Aquarius