Very hazy today and the Sun is quite low now even around midday.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Sunday, 28 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
This was taken on Friday night – A total of 4 h 10mins exposure – of the Galaxy M33 in the constellation Triangulum. Bizibilder has imaged this before but decided to go for a really long exposure with his modified camera. Unfortunately the rest of the weekend was not clear so he will have to wait for another clear night to get more data. Whilst the galaxy would appear about as large as the Moon in the sky it is very faint indeed! The pinkish blobs within the galaxy are huge dust clouds where new stars are forming. Click to enlarge:
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
I set up last night with the skies looking none too promising - some high haze and a few clouds, with a forecast of mist forming. I decided to persevere and chose an "easy" target - the Double Cluster in Perseus. Luckily the skies cleared up quite a bit after about half an hour (I had to discard the first three subs) and I was able to collect 2h 20mins in 5min subs, 30 flats and 30 darks from the dark library were used. There is still a little "softness" due to the high haze but at least I got an image!
SW ED120 APO, HEQ5, EQMOD, ST80 QHY5 guiding via PHD, Modded Canon 1000D ISO 800, SW LP filter, 5min subs. Processed in DSS and PS CS5.