Category Archives: Wide fields

The Nouthern Coalsack

The Northen Coalsack

A dark nebula located in the constellation Cygnus.

Date:
October 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
Canon 6D modified
Scope:
Zeiss Sonnar APO F2 @F4 lens
Mount:
Astrotrac
Exposure:
16×5 minutes each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

LMC (The Large Magellanic Cloud)

A satellite galaxy to the Milky Way.

Date:
August 2019
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
Canon 6D modified
Scope:
Canon 200mm L F2.8 @F4 lens
Mount:
Astrotrac
Exposure:
2-panel mosaic, 17×5 minutes each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

A wider look of the Milky Way

A wider look towards the center of the Milky Way

A wider look (a multi panel mosaic) at treasures like the open clusters Messier 6 and Messier 7 or emission nebulae NGC6334 and NGC6357.
 
NGC 6334 and NGC 6357

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

Musca

Musca (the Fly)

A wide filed image (a multi panel mosaic) of the constellation Musca and its treasures.
 
 Musca (the Fly)

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

Eta Carina

Eta Carina

A very impressive emission nebula in the constellation Carina (longer subframes version)
 
Eta Carina

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