Category Archives: Gallery of Astrophotography

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

Omega Centauri (NGC5139)

Omega Centauri (NGC5139)

NGC5139
The largest globular cluster in our skies. NGC5139 is located in Centaurus.
 NGC5139

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (125:50:50:75)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

47 Tucanae (NGC104)

47 Tucanae

NGC104
The second largest globular cluster in our skies, second only to Omega Centauri/NGC5139. NGC104 is located in Tucana.
 NGC104

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

Messier 83 (M83)

Messier 83

M83
One of the most impressive galaxies in our skies, located in Hydra. It is also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy.
 M55

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (95:80:75:65)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6