Category Archives: AstroImages

Some activity on the Sun after a quiet March

Sun has been surprisingly active the last couple of days, after nearly a month of what appeared to be copypasta of a ping pong ball. The weekend afforded me a couple of hours of prime observation and and imaging. For … 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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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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SCIENCE!

One of the absolute COOLEST things about the world we live in is how science has “changed”. Ok…science hasn’t changed…it’s still science.  But the ability of “the common man” to participate has skyrocketed in just the last decade.  The rapid information … 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.V – Data Acquisition (Roman Decimal Edition!)

Gonna try this whole YouTube Livestreaming of Data Acquisition thing again.  🙂 Tonight’s goal will be to “finish off” a final 6-8 frames for each filter. Once again, at 2100 CST tonight, 9/27, I’ll stream the beginning steps to get ready … 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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Creating an Astro Image Part IV – The Problems

Welllllllll….this is a post I was really hoping NOT to write, but I should have known better. 🙂  And, frankly, if this series is to be at all “accurate”, it really ought to include problems…this is AP, there are always … Continue reading

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Creating an Astro Image Part III – Selecting a Target

Ok, so we’ve got a rig that can do this, and software that can tell it how…so…what are we gonna shoot??? Target selection is part personal preference (I’m a fan of flowy knotty nebulae myself), part conditions (both physical : … Continue reading

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