Astronomy and Astrophotography - Archives 2
Jupiter:
Taken with NexImage imager
through the 8SE - Registax
processed
Moon:
Canon 5D reduced through Denk
S2 diagonal - 8SE scope - 800
iso, 1/500th exp, f10
M42 (Orion Nebula):  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 19 x 30
second exposures taken with
Nebulosity.  Stacked with DSS.  
Post processing - PS CS4.
Andromeda Galaxy:  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 10
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 10
x 2m exposures. Post
processing - PS CS4.
Crab Nebula (M1):  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 54 x 2
minute + 30 x 30 second
exposures taken with
Nebulosity.  1/3rd raw, 1/3rd
IR-Cut Filter, 1/3 UHC-S
Filter. Stacked with DSS.
VIDEO AND STOP MOTION: Just started trying this.  Click a link.  Self explanatory objects.
Horse Head Nebula:  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 10 x 1
minute exposures taken with
a Hyperstar lens at f2 in the
11" Celestron Edge HD
SCT.  Stacked with DSS.
Post processing - PS CS4.
Great Nebula in Orion and
Running Man Nebula:  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 10 x 1, 5 x
2m with Hyperstar. DSS and Post
processing - PS CS4.
The Rosette Nebula:
Celestron 11" Edge
HD.  Canon
Globular Cluster near Antares - Anguilla:
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 11 minute
exposure (20s stacked) taken with an
ED80 refractor @ f6.0, no darks, flats or
bias applied.  Stacked with DSS.  Only
processing was auto color.
Milkyway Core in Sagittarius
- Anguilla:
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 24x20
second exposures taken
25-105mm lens on Orion
Teletrack mount.  f 4.0.
Moon and Venus Rising -  Anguilla:
Canon 5D, iso 1600, AV exposure -
35mm.
STILL IMAGES:
BEST STILL IMAGES: : Still early attempts, but these came out better than most.  Long way to go to get good.
Terrestrial:
Nebula:
Galaxy:
Planetary:
Stellar/Globular:
Nebulosity around the Pleiades:  
Canon 5D, iso 1600, 20 x 1m
with Hyperstar. DSS and Post
processing - PS CS4.
M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy:
Canon 5D, iso 1600, about 1
hr of 1-2m exposures.  
Hyperstar.
Bodes Nebula (M81 and M82):
Canon 5D, iso 1600, about 1
hr of 1-2m exposures.  
Hyperstar.
M86 and 'The Eyes' - Virgo
Cluster of Galaxies:
Canon 5D, iso 1600, about 20
minutes of 1 and 2m
exposures.  Hyperstar.
M13 - Glubular Cluster:  
SXVR-M25C Camera,
ED127mm Refractor. 35
m of RGB subs.
Dumbbell Nebula: SXVR-M25C Camera,
Hyperstar in C11 Edge HD through a
Denkmeier diagonal and reducer lens.  Test
work and only 1h 30 m of RGB subs.
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy:  
SXVR-M25C Camera,
Nebulosity, DSS, PS CS4.  
ED127 Refractir. 2hr, 55 m of
RGB subs.  No darks.
Moon:  
SXVR-M25C Camera,
Nebulosity, Maxim stack, PS
CS4.  ED127 Refractor. 30x.04s
subs.
Orion V2.0: Nebulosity and
PHD.   DSS for stacking and
PS CS4 post-processing.
Image details: 51 minutes of
1,2 and 3 minute exposures in
RGB over two nights.  
Un-modified Canon EOS 5D
Un-modified Canon EOS 5D
DSLR and a Hyperstar III lens
on a Celestron 11" Edge HD
SCT Telescope (f1.8).  
Lagoon Nebula done in July, 2011 from only 28
minutes total using 4 min. sub frames and a
UHC-S filter on the M25C camera.
Saturn using a now returned
evaluation camera from
Point Grey Research in
Canada.  The Flea3 GigE
ICX445 based unit had
major ghosting and
bleeding issues and is now
being re-evaluated for a
firmware update.  This was
also an early LRGB
attempt  Processing done
with Registax 6.0 and PS4.
Fireworks Galaxy.  
Low time through the
ED127 refractor using
the M25C camera and
an IDAS-LP filter.  1
hour and 32 minutes
of 3 and 4 minute sub
frames.
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M33 Triangulum
Galaxy.  Low time
through the ED127
refractor using the
M25C camera and an
IDAS-LP filter.  3
hour of 3 and 4
minute sub frames.
First picture - December, 2010.  First scope -
C8".  Canon EOS 5D at F10.  Got me
adicted.... :)
Archive and first attempts
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Equipment and Field Setup
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Planetary Work - Click
Here
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I have long been interested in the this and I am now trying it.  Bought my first scope on 11/1/10.  
The photography side of it is difficult and will take years to learn.  Below is archives of first and
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