Category Archives: DSOs

LDN889

Finished a 4-panel mosaic of LDN889 over the weekend.  ~48 hours of total integration time in this image. Stellarvue SV80ST Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO Atik 414ex Astrodon 1.25″ 3nm NB filters QHY5L-II guidcam in a Starlight XPress mini filter wheel w/ … Continue reading

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Another livestream :)

Livestream tonight, NGC 2174 data acquisition. 6:15pm CST Come watch the robots do their thing! https://www.twitch.tv/eorequis

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Data acquisition live stream

Happening now!  🙂 https://www.twitch.tv/eorequis

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NGC 2237 – The Rosette Nebula in Narrowband

Presented here is a 4-panel narrowband mosaic of NGC2237, the Rosette Nebula.  From Wikipedia : The Rosette Nebula (also known as Caldwell 49) is a large spherical H II region (circular in appearance) located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky … Continue reading

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Public Data Repository

Hey folks! I’m beginning to make all my AP data available publicly, under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.  It is located at http://tristarobservatory.space/PublicData/ The repository currently contains all 2017 DSO data.  More will be added as time allows. Should you create your … Continue reading

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Narrowband NGC 7822 – Modified SHO

NGC 7822 Figured I’d try to throw in some NII for a change since…well…I have the filter, why not use it? Overall, not really worth the effort imo. It does show some VERY minor differences from the Hα signal in … Continue reading

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IC 1396 : The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Narrowband – Modified SHO Palette

Feel pretty good about this one.  Decided to go for a nice big bright object this time, for a little “relaxation”. The Elephant’s Trunk is an area of active star formation in the constellation Cepheus, some 2,400 LY away. The … Continue reading

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Sh2-91 Bi-color Mosaic

This one was a significant challenge.  Between imaging a faint narrowband target from what is now a white zone (thanks, Nashville!) and trying to cover it as a mosaic, looooooooooots of processing wharrgarbl. I am, to be frank, not terribly … Continue reading

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NGC4631 & NGC4656 – The Whale and the Hockey Stick

From Wikipedia NGC 4631 (also known as the Whale Galaxy or Caldwell 32) is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. This galaxy’s slightly distorted wedge shape gives it the appearance of a herring or a whale, hence … Continue reading

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Current works in progress

Been too long. 🙂 The trip to Marathon was less than I’d hoped.  Well, let me correct that…the TRIP was fantastic.  Had a great time, loved being down there, and thoroughly enjoyed the time with friends and my son.  The … Continue reading

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