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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption

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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption #1

A trip to Iceland in September, with high hopes to see the Fagradalsfjall volcano in action. At first a bit disappointed, because activities stopped just before we arrived, we were lucky on the last but one day and the fourth hike into the volcano area. A splendid display of lava fountains and flows from the late afternoon into the night. More images/videos to come!

NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Ha

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NGC 6888 – Crescent Nebula – Jul 2021 – Ha BW

Still a work in progress, mastering the QHY268M with the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set. Seems like a setup with reserved filters is required for the Esprit 100 ED with the original flattener, in order to avoid strange reflections from bright stars such as Deneb or Sadr. Shooting a familiar target here.

Technical details at Astrobin.

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North America and Pelican

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NGC 7000 – North America Nebula and IC 5070 Pelican Nebula – Ha BW – Jun 2021 Mosaic v1

Continuing the explorations with the QHY268M, a two panel H-alpha mosaic. And the first time I used NINA to control the imaging session.

Backyard astrophotography in light-polluted Cologne-Dellbrück (SQM 19.7)
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Skywatcher Flattener, Optolong Ha 7nm / QHY268M
OAG with Lodestar X2
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: CdC, NINA, PHD2, dithering
Ha: 2 x 6 x 600s, mode 1, gain 56, offset 10, -5C, 10 flats, 50 bias, 20 darks
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom, two panel mosaic