Deep Sky Images

 

Flame & Horsehead Nebula
SFR Observatory
(December 10-11 & 24, 2011)
SBIG ST8300; Takahashi FSQ-85 w/Focal Reducer; F5;
Ha - 10 Min Frames - 22 Frames;  Luminance - 7 min Frames - 13 frames;  RGB - 3 min - 4 frames (36 min; binned 2x2)
Processed in Images Plus and Photoshop
Total 5 hrs 45 minutes imaging
 (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding

 

 

Flame & Horsehead Nebula
SFR Observatory
Full Moon (December 10-11, 2011)
SBIG ST8300; Takahashi FSQ-85 w/Focal Reducer; F5;
Ha - 10 Min Frames - 22 Frames (3 hrs 40 min)
 (Dark adjusted) w/autoguiding
Flame & Horsehead Nebula
SFR Observatory
Full Moon (December 10-11, 2011)
(Note:  Same image with Flats Applied)

 

 
 

 

First Light
SBIG ST-8300
(NOTE: Lots of Processing Errors - Poor Alignment for LRGB-Ha)
(Will preprocess after my move)

North American Nebula
Almost Heaven Star Party (Sept 4, 2010)
Spruce Knob, WV
Takahashi FSQ-85 w/Focal Reducer; F3.9;
LRGB - 5 min Frames - Total of 31 Frames
Ha - 10 Min Frames - 5 Frames
 (Dark adjusted) w/autoguiding
Andromeda Galaxy
Almost Heaven Star Party (Sept 4, 2010)
Spruce Knob, WV
Takahashi FSQ-85 w/Focal Reducer; F3.9;
LRGB-Ha - 5 min Frames - Total of 38 Frames
 (Dark adjusted) w/autoguiding

 

 

 

Recent Images From The
Winter Star Party - 2010

 

 

North American & Pelican Nebula
Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob, WV (09-18-09)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
RBG - 300 secs - 20 Frames - ISO 1600
Ha - 600 secs - 10 Frames - ISO 1600
RGB + Ha Processed & Combined in Images Plus
Dark adjusted w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH

 

Lagoon & Trifid Nebula
M8 & M20
Spruce Knob, WV (07-18-09)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
240 sec - 18 Frames - ISO 1600 (RGB);
Dark adjusted w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH

 

Recent Images From The
Winter Star Party - 2009

 

 

Horsehead Nebula
South Riding, VA (01-31-09)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
130 sec - 45 Frames - ISO 400 (RGB);
330 Sec - 12 Frames - ISO 1600 (Lumicon Ha Filter)
Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
Cropped 50%
Canon 40DH

 

 

 

Complete Veil Nebula
South Riding, VA (10-31-08)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
ISO 1600; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
8 min Ha - 14 Frames; 2 min Visible - 8 Frames
Canon 40DH
Witch Head Nebula
South Riding, VA (01-16-09)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
ISO 400; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
130 sec - 45 Frames
Canon 40DH

 

 

Elephant Nebula
Savage Farm, VA (07-02-08)
F4 - 200mm lens; 5 mins; 20 images Stacked
ISO 400; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH
Elephant Nebula
Savage Farm, VA (08-31-08)
F4 - 200mm lens; 5 mins; 28 images Stacked
ISO 800; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH

 

 

 

Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Spruce Knob, WV (08-02-08)
F7 - 110mm; 4 min frames; 19 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding/Flat
Canon 40DH
Lagoon Nebula (M8)
Spruce Knob, WV (08-02-08)
F7 - 110mm; 4 min frames; 19 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding/Flat
Canon 40DH
Trifid Nebula (M20)
Spruce Knob, WV (08-02-08)
F7 - 110mm; 4 min frames; 20 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding/Flat
Canon 40DH

 

 

Complete Veil Nebula
South Riding, VA (10-31-08)
Takahashi FSQ-85; F3.9; Fl-330mm (focal reducer attached)
ISO 1600; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
8 min Ha - 14 Frames; 2 min Visible - 8 Frames
Canon 40DH
Complete Veil Nebula
Savage Farm, VA (07-02-08)
F4 - 200mm lens; 5 mins; 9 images Stacked
ISO 800; (Dark & Flat adjusted) w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH

 

First Light w/ Canon 450D
M51
South Riding (8-12-06)
F10-8in;  300secs; 30 image Stack
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/Autoguiding
NO FLAT - It Shows
2nd Light w/ Canon 450D
Ring Nebula
South Riding (8-12-06)
F10-8in;  240secs; 15 image Stack
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/Autoguiding
NO FLAT - It Shows

 

 

M45 - Pleiades
Savage Farm, VA (10-21-06)
F7 - 80mm; 3 mins; 11 images Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Canon 20Da
M45 - Pleiades
Savage Farm, VA (01-03-08)
F7 - 110mm; 5 min frames; 12 images Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Canon 40DH

 

 

The Crescent Nebula
Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob, WV (08-12-07)

F7-110mm;  5.5 mins; 15 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding (50% Cropped)
The Dumbbell Nebula
South Riding, VA (10-13-07)
F10 - 2000mm; 5.0 Min Frames; 22 Image Stack
ISO 1600; (Dark Substract) w/eFinder Autoguiding
(50% Cropped)

 

 

Leo Triplet
NOVAC Astronomy Day 2007
Sky Meadows (04-21-07)

F7-110mm;  3.5 mins; 14 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
M81 & M82
NOVAC Astronomy Day 2007
Sky Meadows (04-21-07)

F7-110mm;  3.5 mins; 13 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

 

Horsehead Nebula
WSP 2007 (02-13-07)

F7-110mm;  5.0 mins; 7 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Rosette Nebula
WSP 2007 (02-14-07)

F7-110mm;  4.0 mins; 21 image Stack
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

M51
WSP 2007 (02-13-07)

F7-110mm;  5.0 mins; 11 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
M51
WSP 2007 (02-13-07)
(Cropped)

 

 

Andromeda Galaxy
Spruce Knob, WV (8-24-06)

F7-80mm;  3.5mins; 15 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Pinwheel Galaxy (M33)
Savage Farm, VA (10-21-06)

F7-80mm;  3.0mins; 19 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

NGC 891
South Riding (11-25-06)
Full Frame w/ New WO FLT 110
F7-110mm;  3.0mins; 18 Image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
NGC 891
South Riding (11-25-06)
F7-110mm;  3.0mins; 18 Image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Image Cropped

 

 

Eastern Veil (NGC 6992)
South Riding (1-26-06)

F7-80mm;  3mins; 17 image Stack; slightly cropped;
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
(see  extra Link)
Western Veil (NGC6960)
Savage Farm, VA (10-21-06)

F7-80mm;  3.0mins; 19 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

 

M42 - Orion
South Riding (1-28-06)
Canon 20Da
F7-80mm;  1 min - 7 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract)
Horsehead Nebula
South Riding (1-26-06)

F7-80mm;  4mins; 16 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

 

Lagoon Nebula & Trifid Nebula
NOVAC Helipad (5-28-06)

F7-80mm;  3mins; 8 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract)

Leo Triplet
(Messier 65, 66 & NGC 3628)
NOVAC Helipad (5-28-06)

F7-80mm;  3mins; 18 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract)

 

M13
South Riding (8-06-06)
F10-10in;  90 Sec - 9 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract)

 

M13
South Riding (8-11-06)
F10-10in;  150 Sec - 4 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract); Autoguide

 

M13
South Riding (7-20-07)
F10-8in;  270 Sec - 5 images; Stacked
ISO 400; (dark subtract)

 

 

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Camp Highroad (09-03-07)

F10-8in;  210secs; 15 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
NOTE: 8" LX200 mounted on Losmandy G11
M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
South Riding (10-13-07)

F10 - 8";  300sec Frames; 22 Image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark substract); w/eFinder Autoguiding
(50% Cropped)

 

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
South Riding (9-27-05)

F10-10in;  180secs; 10 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
M27 - Dumbbell Nebula
South Riding (10-01-06)

F10-10in;  302secs; 4 image Stack
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

Ring Nebula
South Riding (9-18-05)
F10-10in;  2mins; 6 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract)
Ring Nebula
South Riding (8-12-06)
F10-10in;  270secs; 10 image Stack
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/Autoguiding

 

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
South Riding (05-27-06)
F10-10in;  180sec - 6 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
South Riding (08-12-06)
F10-10in;  270sec - 10 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
South Riding (04-20-07)
F10-8in;  180sec - 10 images; Stacked
ISO 1600; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding

 

 

Orion (M42)
 03-30-07

(1st Light)
8" LX200R Mounted on Losmandy G11
F10 - 2000mm; 
(90 sec - 19 image Stack) & (10 sec - 20 image stack)
ISO 800; (dark subtract) w/autoguiding
Dumbbell  (M42)
 09-07

Left 8" LX200R Mounted on Losmandy G11
F10 - 2000mm;  Canon 20Da
Right FLT110 Mounted on Losmandy G11
F7 - 770mm;  Canon 10D