Category Archives: DSO

IC1613 (Caldwell 51)

IC1613 (Caldwell 51)

An irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation Cetus.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (290:45:45:45 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC1269 (NGC1291)

NGC1269 (NGC1291)

A ring galaxy in the constellation Eridanus.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (120:55:45:50 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Omicron Velorum Cluster (Caldwell 85)

IC2391 – The Omicron Velorum (also Caldwell 85)

A bright open cluster in the constellation Vela.

Date:
June 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (200:25:25:25 minutes)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula (The Veil Loop)

A cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It was created by a supernova (probably 20 times more massive than our Sun), which exploded ca. 8,000 years ago.
The whole Veil Loop includes:

  • The Western Veil (Caldwell 34), consisting of NGC 6960 (the “Witch’s Broom”, “Finger of God”, Lacework Nebula, “Filamentary Nebula”) near the foreground star 52 Cygni (right part of the image);
  • The Eastern Veil (Caldwell 33), whose brightest area is NGC 6992 and NGC 6995 (known as “Network Nebula”), visible at the right side of the image, and
  • Pickering’s Triangle (or Pickering’s Triangular Wisp), brightest at the north central edge of the loop.
Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (720:250:150:125:175)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC 1499

NGC 1499 (Sharpless 2-220, The California Nebula)

A famous emission nebula located in the constellation Perseus.

Date:
October 2018
Location:
Roztoki Gorne, Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee U16803
Scope:
FSQ ED @F5
Mount:
AP 600GTO
Exposure
HaLRGB (720:250:150:125:175)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6