The galaxy season started, here’s a modest try at M51. See at Astrobin and below for more 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.
Moon shot at the end of a perfect clear skies week …
Skywatcher Esprit 100/550 ED, Tele Vue Powermate 2x, Astronomik L2, ASI 294MC Pro
Mount AZ EQ6 GT
Image acquisition: SharpCap
10% of 1000 frames, 35 ms, gain 120, 0C
Data calibration/integration: AutoStakkert
Image processing: PixInsight, Lightroom
New processing of the Gamsberg 2018 data for Jupiter and Saturn, taken with the mighty “70er” at the IAS Observatory Gamsberg, Namibia.Continue reading
A new time-lapse video, showcasing the nightsky at the IAS Observatory Hakos, Namibia.
Also posted to Youtube.
As there seems to exist some interest in my image processing workflow for the recent IC 1848 image, here we go …Continue reading