Deep Sky Images

 

 

The images below were taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106ED Flatfield Super Quadruplet apochromat on either an Astro-Physics 900GTO or Losmandy G-11 mount and a QSI 583ws cooled CCD camera, guided with a William Optics ZS66 Refractor using an Orion StarShoot Autoguider with PHD Guiding.  Processed with ImagesPlus and Photoshop.

 

Bubble Nebula and M52 and more - Aug 6/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Markarian's Chain of Galaxies - Apr 20/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 12 x 600 seconds (120 minutes total), Astrodon Luminance Filter , Takahashi FSQ reducer

Nebulosity in Auriga - Nov 8/9, 2010

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

The California Nebula - Nov 7/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

M35 and NGC 2158 - Mar 9/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, RGB - 240 sec exposures with FSQ-106ED, L - 300 sec exposures with TOA-130

Veil Nebula - Western Portion - Sep 5/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 9 x 900 seconds (135 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Sadr Region in Cygnus - Aug 30/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Cocoon Nebula and Dark Nebula - Aug 28/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Soul Nebula -  Aug 17/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Elephant Trunk Nebula - Aug 16/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Heart Nebula -  Aug 13/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

Crescent Nebula and surrounding area- Aug 12/10

 

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

NGC 7822 and CED 214 - Aug 7/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

North America and Pelican Nebula - Aug 5/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (150 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter, Takahashi FSQ reducer

LDN 1622 (The Boogie Man Nebula) - Mar 18/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 13 x 1200 seconds (260 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Horsehead and Flame Nebula - Mar 9/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 9 x 900 seconds (135 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Flaming Star and Tadpole Nebulae - Mar 8/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 10 x 900 seconds (Flaming Star) 5 x 900 seconds (Tadpole), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Rosette Nebula - Mar 6/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 9 x 900 seconds (135 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Jellyfish Nebula - Mar 5/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 7 x 900 seconds (105 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster - Mar 7/10

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 9 x 900 seconds (135 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Crescent Nebula - Oct 18/09

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 8 x 900 seconds (120 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Elephant Trunk Nebula - Sep 19/09

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 7 x 900 seconds (105 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter

Pelican Nebula - Sep 13/09

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 7 x 900 seconds (105 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter 

Eastern Veil Nebula - NGC 6992 - Sep 17/09

QSI 583ws CCD camera, Astrodon 5nm H-a filter 

 

Butterfly Nebula - Sep 19/09

QSI 583ws CCD camera, 7 x 900 seconds (105 minutes total), Astrodon 5nm H-a filter 

 

Images below taken with a Takahashi TOA-130s Ortho APO Refractor on a Losmandy G-11 mount, with a Hutech modified Canon 40D DSLR,  guided with a William Optics ZS66 Refractor using an Orion StarShoot Autoguider with PHD Guiding.  Processed with ImagesPlus and Photoshop.

 

Leo Triplet  - Mar 22/09

Horsehead & Flame - Mar 20/09

 

Horsehead & Flame - Mar 14/09

M1 - Crab Nebula - Mar 23/09

M45 - The Pleiades

Crescent Nebula

The Double Cluster

Bubble Nebula and M52

NGC 6939 / NGC 6946

NGC 6960

M13

NGC 6992

M27

M51

 

Images below taken with a Tele Vue TV-101 APO Refractor, 540 mm EFL, f/5.4 on a Losmandy G-11 mount, with a Hutech modified Canon 40D DSLR,  guided with a William Optics ZS66 Refractor using an Orion StarShoot Autoguider with PHD Guiding.  Processed with ImagesPlus and Photoshop

 

M51

     

M42

M27

   

The Rosette

M13

Leo Trio

NGC 4565

M101

M97 (Owl) + M108

M81 / M82