Category Archives: Gallery of Astrophotography

Messier 5 (M5 or NGC5904)

Messier 5 (M5 or NGC5904)

A globular cluster located in the constellation Serpens.

M 5

Date:
June 2017
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (160:80:80:120min) + 10x1min subs for the core
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Centaurus Area

Centaurus Area

A multi panel mosaic of the main part of the constellation Centaurus with Omega Centauri globular cluster and Centaurus A galaxy.
 

Centaurus Area

Date:
June 2017
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
Canon 6D (mod)
Scope:
Carl Zeiss Sonnar APO 135mm L2 @F4
Mount:
Astrotrac
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

IC1848 (Soul Nebula) & IC1805 (Heart Nebula)

Heart & Soul Nebulae

Both nebulae are emission type nebula, associated with open clusters, located in Cassiopeia (the Queen).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB, 2 panels (120:60:60:60) each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

IC1396

IC1396 Emission Nebula

IC1396 is an emission nebula complex located in Cepheus (the King).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB (240:70:65:70)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Sagittarius (the Archer) Region

The Milky Way in Sagittarius (the Archer) from Bateleur Nature Reserve (South Africa)

The fabulous star field in Sagittarius.

 Sagittarius star field from Bateleur Nature Reserve (South Africa)

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
Canon 6D (mod)
Scope:
Carl Zeiss Sonnar APO 135mm L2 @F3.5
Mount:
Astrotrac
Exposure
50 min total
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop