Nov. 2, 2011
FIRST QUARTER MOON
First quarter moon taken with the Explore Scientific Comet Hunter 6" f/4.8 Mak Newtonian and Canon 60D DSLR.
Oct 14, 2010
North American - Pelican Nebula Complex
North American-Pelican Nebula Complex (Color Enhanced Version)
-Image taken Oct 9, 2010 at Hidden Hollow Star Party, Belleville, Ohio
-Canon XSi (modded)
-22 x 6 min subs at ISO 800
-AT66ED Refractor with 0.8x WO ff/fr (f/4.8 and 320mm f/l)
-Stacking and DDP in Images Plus 3.82
-Detail colors enhanced in ACDSee Pro for Mac
-Curves, Levels, Sharpening, and Misc Editing in Photoshop CS3
-Mount: CPC1100 on a Mitty Wedge
-Guided with the C11 and PHD Guiding
North American and Pelican Widefield Image
Here is a new shot of the North American and Pelican Nebulas.
Imaging Scope - AT66ED Refractor with WO 0.8x Focal Reducer/Flattener (320mm f/l)
Camera - Canon XSi DSLR modded
Exposures - 19 x 6 mins at f/4.8
Mount - CPC1100 on a Mitty Wedge
Guide Scope - C11 at f/6.3 with Meade DSI c camera and PHD Guiding
Processed with Images Plus 3.8 and Photoshop CS3
Horse Head and Flame Nebula Complex
-AT66ED mounted on a CPC1100 on a Mitty wedge; 0.8x WO focal reducer
-Canon XSi (modded)
-9 x 6min at f/4.8
-guided with a Meade DSI color camera and PHD guiding
-processed in Images Plus 3.8 and Photoshop CS3
This is a black and white image of the Cygnus Region of the Milky Way with the North American Nebula just left of center. Notice the major dust lanes present as well as the smaller lanes just below the North American Nebula.
Imaged with a Canon XSi DSLR and Sigma 17-70 zoom lens at 17mm focal length and f/4. The camera was mounted on a Vixen GP2 Photo Guider mount. Tracking was unguided. There are 60 x 2 minutes exposures processed using Images Plus and Photoshop CS3 software.
M17 The Swan Nebula
Captured with an AT66ED refractor piggybacked on a CPC1100 on a Mitty wedge. I used a William's Optics 0.8x focal reducer, bringing the f/ratio down to f/4.8. Canon XSi DSLR with Gary Honis mod.
45x120 second exposures with darks and flats. Processed in Images Plus and Photoshop CS3
M27 The Dumbbell Nebula
Celestron CPC1100 imaging scope with AT66ED autoguider. Canon XSi DSLR camera.
22x120 seconds subframes processed in Images Plus and Photoshop CS3.
M13 with CPC1100 and Canon XSi
M13 Globular Cluster located in Hercules.
30 x 120s exposures at 1750mm focal length.
CPC1100 on Mitty Wedge. F/6.3 focal reducer, Canon XSi DSLR (modded).
Astronomiks CLS light pollution suppression filter.
Lagoon and Trifod Nebula
This is a widefield image of the Lagoon Nebula (M8). The Trifid Nebula (M20) is in the upper left corner of the image.
22x120s subframes; Canon XSi (modded); imaging scope AstroTech AT66ED refractor; Celestron CG5-GT mount with a C6 SCT used as a guide scope; PHD guiding software; processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop CS3.
The Summer Triangle...Deneb, Altair, and Vega
This shot illustrates what can be done with very modest equipment. The photo was taken with a simple Canon 30D DSLR sitting on a photo tripod. 9 x 25sec exposures at 17mm focal length and f/4.0. Stacked in Images Plus and stretched in Photoshop.
Cygnus-Lyra Region of the Milky Way
Milky Way Looking South
Can you pick out the asterism called the 'coathanger' in this shot?
Milky Way Southern Skies With Jupiter