Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Flaming Star, Part 2

I redid my photo of the Flaming Star Nebula that I took with my SN10 and my DSLR. It brought out a lot more detail, but is still not perfect.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Added Some Color to the Eyeball...

Here is my DSI shot of spiral galaxy M94, but this time I added some color data. It is made of 18 frames of 30 sec LRGB with my DSI-C shot through my 10" schmidt-newtonian telescope, unguided. I was going to use the luminance from the earlier DSI-Pro shot, but this one actually turned out a bit better.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

M82 and M94 through the DSI

It was a very bright moon a few nights back, limiting my DSLR activities, so I broke out the DSI Pro and did some luminance shots with the 10" scope. Here is the result; M82 and M94, both with a fair amount of detail. M94 is above; M82 is below.

Yet again, I imaged two very violent galaxies.

Monday, April 14, 2008

M106 Again...

I decided to redo my image of M106 through a bigger scope. I took this image with my 300D and my 10 inch Schmidt Newtonian. It is 8 four minute images at ISO 1600. This galaxy is another violent one, and is suspected to have a black hole in the center with a density of 10 million suns!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sunflower Galaxy

Here is a view of M63 the "Sunflower" galaxy, done with my Meade SN-10 and my Canon 300D. It is made of 8 four minute images at ISO 1600.

Wide View of M100

The small spiral galaxy near the bottom center is known as M100. It is a face-on spiral that has produced several supernovae in recent years. I imaged this with my 100mm F6 refractor and my Canon 300 D. It is made up of six 4 minute images at ISO 1600, autoguided with my DSI Pro..

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Best Whirlpool Yet...

I shot this with my Canon 300D at 1600 ISO, 6 four minute exposures total. Much better results than last time I tried this object. I did it with my Orion 100mm F6 achro refractor, guided with my Intes-Micro M500. Goes to show you can't count a scope out simply because it is an achro refractor and not an ED.

I used a newer version of software to process this image than the others below. It turned out much better than I was expecting.