Category Archives: Gallery of Astrophotography

Vela (the Ship’s Sails) SNR Region

The Vela Supernova Remnant region

A dusty star field of the constellation Vela (the Ship’s Sails).

 The Vela Supernova Remnant region

Date:
June 2015
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve/South Africa
CCD:
Canon 6D (mod)
Scope:
Zeiss Sonnar APO 135mm F2 @F3.5
Mount:
Astrotrac
Processing:
Photoshop, Pixinsight, MaximDL

Scutum (the Shield) Region

Milky Way in Scutum (the Shield) from Bateleur Nature Reserve (South Africa)

The Scutum star field.

 The Scutum 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

Aquila (the Eagle) Region

Milky Way in Aquila (the Eagle) from Bateleur Nature Reserve (South Africa)

The Aquila star field.

 The Aquila starfield 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
2 panel mosaic 50-100 min each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) – Helix Nebula Rendezvous

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) and Helix Nebula (NGC7293)

Comet – Helix Nebula meeting
C/2013 X1 on 4/5 June 2016 met each other when the comet was passing by the Nebula. The meeting occurred in Aquarius.
 C/2013 X1 and Helix Nebula

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (70:50:75:65)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC6334)

Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC6334)

NGC6334
Cat’s Paw Nebula is an emission nebula complex located in Scorpius.
 NGC6334

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (180:80:30:75)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6