Sep 5

Sh2-132 Lion Nebula

The Lion Nebula is much more faint than I thought. So I spent the last 2 nights for it. It’s a very star rich region. More than 4 hours integration. Each session is calibrated for it’s own, then registered and integrated all at once. Details Shooting impression:

Sep 3

IC1848 Soul Nebula

Finally again clear skies 🙂 This time only 4 out of 79 lights were unusable due to slight DEC trails… still searching for the ideal MGEN settings. Details

Aug 15

NGC 7822

After my polar scope disaster and recovery I captured NGC 7822 last night to check if everything works fine again. It was a very warm night. More than 20°C even at the end of the session… ​​​​​​​Drizzled 2x and resized to original resolution. Details

Aug 14

Caldwell 9 – Cave Nebula

Still not happy with DEC performance, but at least I can setup the mount in the darkness without light now 🙂 This image contains only 75% of the lights… On the other 25% there are clouds or DEC error 🙁 Details

Aug 12

Bubble Nebula Wide Field

Again testing the gear mesh adjustment… and I’m still not done 🙁 So far I adjusted the gear meshing 4 times in the range of 1/8 turn counter clockwise and 1/8 turn clockwise, since the manual says not more than 1/4 turn in total. I contacted iOptron again regarding this issue and they told me […]

Aug 11

NGC281 Pacman Nebula

I still looking for the ideal adjustment for gear meshing… this time around 15% useless subs. The other subs resulted in this image: Details

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