Monday, 5 April 2021

Nova V1405 Cas 2016 and 2021

Here is a picture combining an image of the area of the recent Nova in Cassiopeia.

The 2016 part was cropped from a image posted by Jakub K here

https://www.astrofotoblog.eu/?p=774

Thank you Jakub.

 

My 2021 image was taken 04/04/2012, compiled from about 45 x 120s exposures.

Scope:     Sky Watcher ED80 DS Pro
Mount:    Sky Watcher NEQ6
Camera:  Altair Astro Hypercam 183C

 



Sunday, 4 April 2021

Sun in Ha 30/03/2021

An impressive prominence, in height 7.5 times the diameter of the Earth.

Scope: Coronado PST

Imaging Camera: Altair Astro GP-CAM 3 178M

Mount: Sky Watcher NEQ6 Pro

Still image compiled from two images to show the prominences and surface.

 

There should have been a time-lapse video here, but blogger.com keeps inserting an old video despite showing the new one correctly in preview!!!!




Thursday, 25 March 2021

Nova V1405 Cas

Discovered on the 18th March by Japanese photographer Yuji Nakamura.

This image was compiled from 183 x 60s frames taken on 22nd and 23rd March.

Scope:     Sky Watcher ED80 DS Pro
Mount:    Sky Watcher NEQ6
Camera:  Altair Astro Hypercam 183C

Guide scope: Sky Watched Evoguide 50ED
Guide cam:   Altair Astro GP-CAM 290M

Image capture: SharpCap
Guiding:           PHD2
Planetarium:    Cartes du Ceil

Stacked in DSS.


 

 

 

 

Monday, 8 March 2021

New M1 the Crab Nebula

It's been over 2 years since last imaging M1, so here's a new image taken on 06/03/2021.

Scope:     Sky Watcher ED80 DS Pro
Mount:    Sky Watcher NEQ6
Camera:  Altair Astro Hypercam 183C

Guide scope: Sky Watched Evoguide 50ED
Guide cam:   Altair Astro GP-CAM 290M

Image capture: SharpCap
Guiding:           PHD2
Planetarium:    Cartes du Ceil

89 x 2min Lights + Darks and Flats

Stacked in DSS

1492 x 1030 pixel cropped from a 5440 x 3648 full frame image .



A new image of the Flame and Horse Head nebulas

Here's a new image of the Flame and Horse head nebulas created from sessions on 17/02/2020, 12/02/2021 and 07/03/2021

Scope:     Sky Watcher ED80 DS Pro
Mount:    Sky Watcher NEQ6
Camera:  Altair Astro Hypercam 183C

Guide scope: Sky Watched Evoguide 50ED
Guide cam:   Altair Astro GP-CAM 290M

Image capture: SharpCap
Guiding:          PHD2
Planetarium:  Cartes du Ceil

17/02/2020 - 40 x 2min Lights

12/02/2021 - 59 x 2min Lights

07/03/2021 - 89 x 2min Lights

Stacked in DSS.

Total of 188 subs of which 150 were stacked for a final total of 5 hour integration time.

Finished in Affinity Photo and Photoshop Elements.


Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Some more active solar prominences

Some more active solar prominences today.

Scope: Coronado PST

Imaging Camera: Altair Astro GP-CAM 3 178M

Mount: Sky Watcher NEQ6 Pro

Time lapse video created from 240 frames taken at 15s intervals and compiled to video using PIPP.