Category Archives: DSO

Fornax Cluster

Fornax Cluster

A cluster of galaxies in the constellation Fornax. NGC1365 looks to be the most attractive to our eyes.

Date:
August 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (105:65:65:165min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal

Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal

An elliptical dwarf galaxy in the constellation Fornax

Date:
August 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (100:125:115:70min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Grus Quartet

The Grus Quartet (NGC7552, NGC7582, NGC7590, NGC7599)

A group of 4 galaxies (55-60m ly away) located in the constellation Grus.

Date:
June 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure:
LRGB (95:135:125:125min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

M 20

M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

A dense cloud of dust and gas, an H II region located in Sagittarius.

M20 (NGC6514, the Trifid Nebula)

Date:
June 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (85:90:110:110min) + 10x1min subs for the core
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

NGC 6121

Messier 4 (M4 or NGC 6121)

A globular cluster located in the constellation Scorpius, very close to its brightest star named Antares.
 
Messier 4 (M5 or NGC5904)

Date:
June 2018
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (170:100:85:90min)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6