Another backyard galaxy before the summer break, details here at Astrobin.Continue reading
When the ISS flew over Cologne, Germany on 15 May 2020, 02:17 – 02:24 CEST, the path went straight through M106 which I was imaging at that time.
Given the recent Starlink upheaval, I was a bit angry that one of my subexposures had been ruined by a bright satellite. But on second thought I realized that this was a special event. The path of the ISS flyover can be seen here on heavens-above.com.
Single image, exposure time 10 min, not stacked. See below for technical details.Continue reading
Almost full moon shortly after perigee, “supermoon” as the hype goes. Distance at Perigee 356,908 km.Continue reading
Waxing moon with “Golden Handle” (Montes Jura above Sinus Iridum).
Another lunar piece.
Following the lunar cycle as weather permits.
16 hours photon collection in January and Marc. Bicolor processing similar to my recent IC 1848.
Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.6-19.9)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong L-enhance, ASI 294MC Pro
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, APT, PHD2, dithering
64 x 900s, gain 120, -10C, 120 flats, 30 darkflats, 16 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Starnet++, Photoshop, Lightroom
More details at Astrobin.