I've been using a 300mm f/4 prime lens that I'm borrowing for a bit, with my ZWO asi071mc pro camera.Some interesting resultshttps://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/51251172481/in/datetaken/The Trifid and Lagoon Nebulas. 2 hours of data taken on June 15-16, 2021 at the Northern Cross Observatory
November 8, 2020 Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) near closest approach to Earth.http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/141833769@N05/50580247627/in/datetaken/45 x 30 second frames, stacked on the core of the comet.In addition, a short video.http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lujbOb0ZjE
While at the Boon Hill Observatory I setup to take images of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)Data taken on 7/23, 2020Location: Boon Hill ObservatoryProcessed 7/26, 2020. First stack of 9 x 90 second frames (cropped)Stacked on the core only so there are trailing stars.No darks, so there is a lot of noise.Canon T3i, 75mm @ f/4.5, […]
Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) is coming north right now in May 2020. Here is a video of it's path from May 12 - 30, 2020 in the morning sky.It will also be visible in the Evening sky after the 25th of May as it moves north. This is f rom Michigan skies, i.e. 42+ degrees […]
The ZWO ASIAIR Plus is the third generation of the popular ASIAir wireless controller. This tiny red aluminum box aims to replace your laptop computer, imaging software, USB hubs, power supply, and even your WiFi connection. The goal of this device is to make collecting images of deep-sky objects (or planets) easier, and automated. You […]
I'll get straight to the point. I’m going to walk you through how I took a detailed picture of the planet Jupiter through my telescope. Compared to photographing deep-sky objects, like galaxies and nebulae like I normally do, photographing planets is a breath of fresh air. I am not a planetary imaging expert by any […]
Taking impressive deep-sky astrophotography images is not reserved for those using an astronomical telescope. A budget camera lens can be used to take images of some of the best deep-sky objects in the night sky. A telephoto zoom lens can provide enough magnification to pull distant objects in space in for a closer look, but […]
NASA’s Lucy mission, the agency’s first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, launched at 5:34 a.m. EDT Saturday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The COSI mission will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The post NASA Selects Gamma-Ray Mission to Explore Positron Sources, Supernovae appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A group of Japanese astronomers just discovered a potential new impact at the planet Jupiter. The post Jupiter Whacked Again? Japanese Astronomers Record Possible Impact appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
NASA’s ambitious Lucy mission has launched to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, pristine examples of the solar system's early years. The post NASA Launches Lucy Mission to Trojan Asteroids appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
My own Hubble View! These galaxies lie between 10 to 50 million light years away. How many galaxies do you see?A pretty tricky part of the sky to image, really. You're utilizing almost your entire field of view with an 80mm scope, so dealing with all that comes with wide-field. This is the best iteration […]
A nice clear night last night until around 12:30 when clouds rolled in. Managed to get this image of the lovely M51 Whirlpool galaxy. It lies around 23 million light years away and it is interacting with a smaller galaxy (yellow~ish bulge to the left). Three supernova (star explosions) have been detected in this galaxy […]
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