Jul 22

Caroline’s Rose Cluster

Since it’s almost Full Moon I decided to capture a star cluster to continue testing my new mount. This time with 90 seconds exposure time, like on the Star Adventurer. A slight DEC error was present on 4 of 48 subs… The interesting fact is that the error appears in a 10 minute interval = […]

Jul 21

NGC7000 – iOptron GEM28

Next first light with the iOptron GEM28. OK, the coming moon is annoying, but so far I’m really happy with the result. Even 6 minute subs were no problem at all. Since my apartement’s lights were fully illuminated, to be able to read my notes and statistics, there is a faint reflection in the right […]

Jul 12

NGC7380 Wizard Nebula

Finally the sky was clear last night, so I captured once again the Wizard Nebula. With my last results I never was really happy. It is a difficult object for 400mm focal length… f/5.6, 2x drizzled and resized to original resolution. Details Cropped:

Jul 6

NGC7000 & IC5070

First light for my new UV-IR block filter. I want use it instead of the CLS-CCD filter, mainly to gather light wavelengths that are blocked by the CLS-CCD filter. 2x drizzled, resized to original resolution, almost no color manipulations except of calibration. I’m really sursprised about the result. It looks more dynamic to my last […]

Jun 15

Cygnus Loop

Once again I captured the Cygnus Loop during the last two fantastic nights 🙂 The first night I’d to fight with wind… half of the subs were unusable…Yesterday was perfect! No wind and absolutely clear sky… Unsure how much star size reduction… I chosed this “medium” version 😉 Details

Jun 2

Dark Shark Nebula

This was a bit challenging after 3 years break. I simply didn’t take the moon into account… 🙁 I started to capture the Dark Shark Nebula a few days ago when the moon was already visible from midnight. Bad idea…Even at 4° altitude above horizon the Moon reflects too much light to capture dark nebulae, […]

May 31

Propeller Nebula

My first shot of the Propeller Nebula in the “nebula-rich” Cygnus region. 2h21′ integration. Captured on my balcony. 2x drizzled, resized to original resolution (50%). Details Propeller Nebula cropped: