Category Archives: DSOs

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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NGC 4631 Group – WIP

Current work in progress is the “Whale and Hockey Stick” galaxies, NGC 4631 and NGC 4656, along with the surrounding group. Been wokring on this one for about 6 weeks now.  Plan is to gather 6+ hours each of R, … Continue reading

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IC1795 – The Fishhead Nebula

October started with a glorious 4-6 days around the new moon, courtesy of Hurricane Matthew well to our east. I took advantage, and imaged every night from 10/5 to 10/9. 🙂 Another NB-only image, definitely starting to feel like this … Continue reading

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NGC 1491

NGC 1491 is an emission nebula in the Perseus constellation, located ~ 10,000 ly away.  it is captured here in 3 narrowband emissions, Hydrogen Alpha, Ionized Sulfur, and Doubly-ionized Oxygen, or Hα, SII, and OIII. More posts about the processing … Continue reading

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Creating an Astro Image Part V – Data Acquisition

Short post today, as I hope to bring this element of the process to you via Live Streaming on my YouTube channel. Beginning @ 2100 CST tonight, 9/23, I’ll stream the setup, config, and various steps to get ready for, … Continue reading

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NGC 6888

This one was a real challenge, and frankly I’m not terribly happy with it.  Never really did get the balance of OIII vs Ha the way I wanted it, and good masking to protect stars and fainter nebula during processing … Continue reading

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IC 59 & IC 63

September has been very good to me.  Clouds skunked me for the entire month of August, but September has provided 10 clear nights out of 15, 8 of which were used to create this image. This was my first “Narrowband … Continue reading

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