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Images - Deep Sky 

Please note: I am not a professional photographer (the experts can see it!).
Anybody could have these results spending 'time' and 'effort' at low expense and in a light polluted area.
I hope to take better images in a non or less light polluted area soon + better equipment.

 
   
 
M42 Trapezium, etc. - 17 Nov 2017
250PX 178C
~33 short 5s exposure with HIGH gain - stretching etc.
   
   
C23 NGC891 17 Nov 2017
250PX 178C
Comet c/2016 N4 Master Wide Field Mono 4 Nov 2017
Tested 178M on TS60
   
   
C11 NGC7635 & M52 Wide Field Mono 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178M on TS60
C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178c on AR152
Pulled out more Nebula details!
   
   
C11 NGC7635 Bubble Nebula 29 Oct 2017
Tested 178c on AR152
IC59 and IC63 - 24 Oct 2017
Tested 100D on AR152
   
   
NGC281 IC11 - 24 Oct 2017
Tested 100D on AR152
M103 - 14 Oct 2017 ~00:00UT
Tested 178c - 178M cameras on AR152
   
   
M45 - 14 Oct 2017 ~23:00UT
Dirty guiding scope glass!
 
C27 Crescent Nebula and some of its HUGE surrounding area
Tested 'again' ST80 + 100D DSLR
07 Oct 2017
 
   
   
M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 4x Light ~120s using guidecam and scope
 
M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 1x Light [out of 4] ~120s using guidecam and scope
 
   
   
M27 Dumbbell Planetary Nebula - 19-20 Sep 2017
Just 9x Lights 240s ISO800 etc. - see image - to make a bad night better!
 
C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT
Previous Re-edited 25 Sep 2017 - there is always something to learn!
   
   
C33 NGC6992 Ced182d 03 Sep 2017 _ 00:20UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s various ISO!
C34 NGC6960 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:35UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 60s 1600ISO!
   
   
M13 in Hercules 02 Sep 2017 _ 22:00UT
PHD2 was not working and had to do test images at 45s ISO 800!
NGC7209 in Lacerta + Perseids strike 17 August 2017
   
   
C19 Cocoon Nebula 17 August 2017 - ~23:42UT
Tested my fisrt 600s long exposures
Cassiopeia Cepheus Lacerta - 10 August 2017 ~ 21:30UT
Was testing Perseids and ended up doing something else - more testing!
   
   
M57 - 16 July 2017 ~ 23:30UT

REAL stars!
Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO!
M57 - 12 July 2017 ~ 22:30UT

REAL stars!
Could not do what I needed to do and played with ISO and notice how many stars I got just after  dusk - it is not the foirst time !
   
   
M56 - 12-13 July 2017 ~ 00:00UT

REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!
M57 - 17-18 June 2017 ~ 01:00UT

REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!
   
   
   
   
Arcturus [Alpha Bootis] - 30 May 2017 ~ 22:35UT

REAL stars, only enhanced their colours to make it look nicer!
M3 - 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT

Different take
   
   
M3 - 25 May 2017 ~00:00UT

One year later, still the same Poop!
M13 in Hercules - 14 May 2017 ~23:42UT
Stack of a few Colour images + added Monochrome as Luminance
LX200 10" 0.5x reducer 178c camera
   
   
   
M13 in Hercules - 14 May 2017 ~23:00UT
Stack of 14 Monochrome images
LX200 10" 0.5x reducer 178c camera
M81 x5 stacked shots - 02 April 2017 ~21:30UT
Short Exposure 250PX + 178c Cam test
Note: frame is smaller than the actual Galaxy!
   
   
M82 - 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter - no extra filters used - see neighbour's light halo [bottom left!]
x30 45s different monochrome stacked takes
M82 - 02 April 2017 ~21:10UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with internal IR filter - no extra filters used - see neighbour's light halo [bottom left!]
x65 45s stacked takes
   

 

   
M82 - 02 April 2017 ~20:06UT
Tested 250PX + 178c Cam with a 45s shot then edited with Photoshop - all stars are real
   
   
My latest test with a VERY old LX200R - in need of mirror re-coating - and a Canon 100D. The centre of Rosette Nebula C49 - imagine 8 images all around it to make C49
Playing with stars - Betelgeuse
19 Nov 2016 ~ 23:00-01:00 UT
   
   
Just a Testing shot [again] near IC443 - I think top left of it
2-3 Jan 2017 23:00-01:00 UT
[PHD2 was not working]
Rosette Nebula C49 centred on 12 Monoceros
2 Jan 2017 21:00-22:00 UT

[after GOOD Polar Alignment and a LIVE EQ6 tuning - yes, while working to smooth DEC & it seems to have worked - DEC was steady all then time]
   
   
M45 Pleiades Arm
1 Nov 2016 23:00-00:00 UT
[PHD2 was not working]
A weird one!
What is it?

Just Telescope optics affected by atmospere?
   
   
   
M42 Orion Nebula camera testing
01 November 2016 ~00:32UT

Short fast exposures.
Testing guide camera but PHD did not work - could not find mount!
Re-edited in Feb 2017
M57 - Ring Nebula camera testing
18 October 2016 ~20:20UT
Re-edited in Feb 2017

Short fast exposures.
Testing guide camera before clouds came over!
   
   
M31 M32 Centre - i.e. out of frame
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT

Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!
M15 and a possible meteor
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT

Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!
   
   
M15 NGC7078 Mel234
02 October 2016 20:55-23:00UT

Short fast exposures.
Cannot use PHD until I get a new guiding cam, when I can afford it!

M5 NGC5904 Mel 133
24 May 2016 ~ 01:00UT

Wished to test PHD, but guide cam decided to pack up & started to play with M5- will get a new on when I can afford it!
   
   
M94 [NGC 4736] - 03 May 2016 - ~23:00UT
Re-edited in Mar 2017
Consider being a fast shot, it does not have the full external arms or M94  would be about 4 times larger
Leo Triplet M65 M66 NGC3628 and IC2745 in the woods!
03 May 2016 - ~22.30UT
   
   
M3 [NGC 5272 Mel 119] - 01 May 2016 - ~00:05BST
Special with sparks!
M3 [NGC 5272 Mel 119] - 01 May 2016 - ~00:05BST
   
   
M42 Orion Nebula with 'added' sparkles - it seems to be the 'hobby' of some imagers, a bit like the 'habit' of using silly Comic-Sans-Serif characters!
I might take it on, as it does embellish images - but NOT ComiCAL-Sans-Serif!
Re-elaborated 27 Apr 2016
M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots - 10 Feb 2016 - 19:09UT
Re-elaborated 28 Mar 2016
   
   
NGC2024 Flame Nebula - IC434 Horsehead Nebula - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:26UT - BLOW-UP !
NGC2024 Flame Nebula - IC434 Horsehead Nebula - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:26UT
   
   
   
M95 M96 M105 NGC3367 NCG3377 NCG3384 - 11 Feb 2016 - 00:10UT
M42 Orion Nebula Test Shots - 10 Feb 2016 - 19:09UT
   
   
   
   
   
M31 M32 M110 Andromeda Galaxy - 10 Feb 2016 - 20:17UT
M35 - 2 February 2016 - re-elaborated in July 2017
   
   
NGC2237 - NGC2238 - NGC2239 - NGC2246 - Rosette Nebula - Take two - 2 Feb 2016 - 19:55UT
Re-edited in March 2017
IC443 - Jellyfish Nebula - 2 Feb 2016
Re-edited on Mar 2017
   
   
M45 - Pleiades - 7 Sisters - 2 Feb 2016 - 19:55UT
M81 - M82 - 2 Feb 2016 - 23:46UT
   
   
   
Betelgeuse [Alpha Orionis] - 27 Jan 2016 - 22:29UT
NGC2244 [ Rosette Nebula] - 27 Jan 2016 - 22:39UT - First attempt
   
   
   
Capella [Alpha Aurigae] - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:00UT
M38 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:02UT
   
   
   
NGC1746 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:16UT
M37 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:09UT - Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR
A very awful image indeed!
Re-edited in March 2017
   
   
   
M36 - 27 Jan 2016 - 23:05UT - Taken with a unmodified Nikon DSLR
A very awful image indeed!
Re-edited in March 2017
M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 - 17:35UT
Re-elaborated
   
   
   
   
M42 Orion Nebula 27 Jan 2016 - 17:35UT
Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016
   
   
   
Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016
Orion Nebula M42 - 15 Jan 2016
   
   
   
Orion M42 Trapezium
15 Jan 2016 20:04UT
JUST Orion Constellation !
10 Jan 2016 - 23:33H GMT
   
   
Orion Constellation [The Hunter]
10 Jan 2016 - 23:32H GMT
Cygnus NGC6910
19 Sep 2015 - 22:45H GMT
   
   
Lyrae - Ring Nebula [M57]
19 Sep 2015 - 22:22H GMT
M13 - managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this 'ugly' image
Re-edited in July 2017
This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features
   
   
M13 - managed to get Y Propeller and whole Hexagon in this 'ugly' image
Re-edited in July 2017
This is a re-editing of the below images and pushed on Luminosity to show the features
Alpha Lyrae - Vega
19 Sep 2015 - 21:45H GMT
   
   

Globular Cluster M13
M13 'single' shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR - no use of LRGB ones!

   
M13 'single' shot with a UHC filter, Nikon unmodified DSLR - no use of LRGB ones!
Re-edited in March 2017
Globular Cluster M13
15 August 2015 - 22:07H GMT
   

Orion Nebula - Cropped Frame

Re-elaborated on 20 Jan 2016

Orion Nebula

Re-elaborated on 20 Jan 2016

[Cropped - 2x stacked] [Full frames - 2x stacked]
Orion Nebula [M42]
30 December 2014 - 15:29H GMT
Orion Nebula [M42]
30 December 2014 - 15:29H GMT
   

Pleiades [Seven Sisters] - 1 January 2015 - 15:38H GMT
ONE shot with UHC filter on a unmodified Nikon DSLR - Before and After the cure!

Re-elaborated on March 2017
Top = Heavily & quickly  Photoshopped
Bottom = As is, with minor enhancements

   
Pleiades [Seven Sisters] - 1 January 2015 - 15:38H GMT
ONE 'amateur' shot with UHC filter on a unmodified Nikon DSLR - Before and After the cure!
Pleiades [Seven Sisters]
30 December 2014 - 15:23H GMT
   
 
   
Pleiades [Seven Sisters]
30 December 2014 - 15:23H GMT
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

 

 

 

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