Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The center of the Nebula NGC 281 in Cassiopeia - The Pacman Nebula

The NGC 281 Nebula in Casseopeia - The Pacman Nebula, is quite hard to get. The field of view in my picture does not quite cover the whole nebula. I will have to come back on the target with larger field of view using my refractor later.

The Nebual is about 10 kLY from us and IC 1590 in the center is an open cluster of stars. It is believed to be a Nebula with star formation.

Telescope Celestron CPC 11, 2800 mm, f10 with Canon 40D modified, guided with Stellarvue 200 mm, f4 and Neximage.

5x10 min ISO 1600.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

MGC 7331 Group in Pegasus

The NGC 7331 group of galaxies in constellation Pegasus. The larger galaxy NGC 7331 is 40-50MLY from us. It is often reffered to as the Milkyway's twin galaxy.

Telescope CPC 1100, 2800 mm, f10, Canon 40D modified, Guided with Celestron 80 ED and NexImage.

11x5min, ISO1600.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NGC7662 - The Blue Snowball in Andromeda

The Blue Snowball - a planetary nebula - in constellation Andormeda is small, you need a larger telescope to see i good. Here I have used CPC 11oo, Focal length 2800, f10 with Canon 40D modified. 19x2 min ISO 800 and 8x4min ISO1600, guided with Celestron 80ED and NexImage videocamera.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Messier 52 Open Cluster and The Bubble Neblua, NGC7635

The M52 in the upper center of the image is an open cluster in Cassiopeia with about 200 stars.

The Bubble Nebula in the middle right of the image has a very distinct 'bubble' emmison nebula.

The image is a crop from in the upper right coner, thus some coma in the picture.

Celeston ED80, 600 mm, f7.5, 3x 10 min ISO 800, guided.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Pleiades, Messier 45 or Seven Sisters

The Pleiades in Taurus.

Celestron 80ED piggyback on CPC11, Canon 40D modified, 9x10 min ISO 1600, darks. Guided.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Pelican Nebula, IC5067 and IC 5070

The Pelican Nebula, IC5067 and IC5070, in the constallation Cygnus. With some imagination you can resemble a pleican in the red nebula. 1800 LY away from us.
Celestron 80ED, 600 mm f7.5, piggyback on CPC11, 6x10 min ISO1600 with Canon 40D modified. Gudied, 20 darks.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Messier 27 - The Dumbell Nebula

The M27-Dumbell Nebula in Vulpecula is 1360 LY from us. There is a white dwarf in the central region of the nebula.
Celestron 80ED - 600 mm f7.5, piggyback on CPC11, no filters, guided. 10 x 10 min ISO 800, darks, cropped.

NGC 1499 - The California Nebula

The Carlifornia nebula is a beautiful red Nebula in Perseus. 1000 LY from us. Celestron ED80 600mm f7.5, piggyback on CPC11, Canon 40D modified, No filters, Guided.

Only 4x10 min, ISO 1600 before the clouds stopped the session.

Friday, September 11, 2009

NGC6992 - Estern Veil Nebula in Cygnus

The Estern part of the Veil Nebula. Celestron refractor 80ED, 600 mm f7.5, piggyback on CPC 11, Canon 40D modified, 7x20 min ISO 1600. Darks and flats, guided. I will go back to this target when I have some serious filters!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Western Veil nebula, NGC6960

NGC6960, The Western Veil nebula in Cygnus is beautiful. The large star is 52 Cygnus, mag about 4. The image has been obtained by Celestron 80ED refractor 600mm f7,5 - piggy back on CPC 11, Canon 40D modified DSLR, 14x10 min at ISO 1600 and full moon. 20 darks, no flats. Guided with NexImage and Stellarvue 200mmf4 guide scope. Full frame.

Monday, September 7, 2009

North American Nebula, NGC7000

The North American nebula, Canon 40D modified, Celestron ED80 600mm f7,5, 6x10min ISO800, 20 darks, no flats. Guided. Binned 2x2. Under full Moon - not at all good conditions.
I really need to get some filters to enhance the nebulas. I plan to come back to that.

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