MadMan's Astronomy and Astrophotography Pages - Photos of the Week
Photos of The Week (/YEAR?) - May, 2017 to January, 2019

Spent most of my little free time finishing an observatory.  Did manage to image
the solar eclipse, a comet, some planetary and the Wolf Blood Moon lunar eclipse
on 1/20-21/19.   Most recent to oldest order below.  Enjoy!
Partial Eclipse - August, 2017
Planetary Imaging - Mars at opposition (and during global sandstorm), Jupiter timelapse
Landscapes and Timelapse - Canton, GA (Geminids), St. George Island (Bob the Owl) - Canon Modified 6D
Comet 46P/Wirtanen - 12/17/18 and on or about Christmas Eve - stills and time lapses:

Takahashi FSQ-106 EDx iii @ f5 (prime). Modded Canon 6D.  32 x 180s exposures (1.6 hours) - ISO 800.  Registered and Calibrated (Lights, Darks, Flats, Bias) with DSS.  No further processing
of time lapse frames.  Time Lapse Editor - Final Cut Pro.  Also spotted non-Earth orbital movement determined to asteroid Niobe in 2nd series.  Can you spot it in the latter half of the below
timelapse video?  I forgot where it is personally, but it's there above the comet.
Pre-processing runs: 32 x 180s Stacks - Registered on
Stars - DSS and 32 x 180s Stacks - Registered on
Comet - DSS
Setup 1: Takahashi FSQ-106 + modded Canon 6D @ prime (f5).

Not a great focal length, but was what I had on the mount.  Captured with BackyardEOS software in Planetary mode. Resultant resolution not
very satisfactory but the timelapse (1st of 2 in the video) nicely shows the color change using the modified 6D.  

Setup 2: Side-by-Side saddle mounted ES ED-80 mm refractor @ f6 and a ZWO ASI174MM high speed video camera.

This setup had a much better fov for this event.  Using Firecapture, I was unable to automate multiple RGB filter sequences so I chose to
capture but was what I had on the mount.   During totality, captured two sets of RGB images between frame sets to produce color stills to the
Example of Combination Processing - PixInsight and
Wolf Blood Moon - Lunar Eclipse - January 20-21, 2019
1st full session from NorthStar Farms Observatory.
Dual camera and dual refractor simultaneous video imaging attempt resulted in some ok pictures.  Dome tracking at the meridian (combined with need for sleep) curtailed
the session not long after totality.  

Timelapse composed of 24 stills from each camera, processed from the best 20% of 500 frames (ASI174MM) or 1000 frames (Canon 6D) each.  Capture rate was once every 10 minutes over 4 hours.  
Timelapse playback is 20 seconds for each of the two image sets.  First down below is the Canon/Tak.  2nd timelapse in video was the ASI174/ED80 and, even though in monochrome, much more detailed.
Above image:  Stages of the eclipse
captured with ASI174MM camera.  Credit
goes to someone on-line whose collage was
similarly presented!
Above image:  In the style of APOD from
1/26/19 done by Antonio Finazzi.  The
Umbra of Earth.