Monthly archives of “October 2016

NGC 6744

NGC 6744

Deep in the southern sky lurks a Milky Way analog, seen from a distance. It's called NGC 6744. One of the nice things about using a short and fast refractor is the ability to capture a whole blob of the sky at once, while at […]

NGC7000

NGC7000

"First light" in my new observatory. The mount was poorly polar aligned - about 1 degree off. Inspired by Mark-Jaap ten Hove's idea 1)http://www.mark-jaap.nl/, deepsky section, image of M31 27-08-2014 using 30s subs of using very small sub-times, I decided to give the North America […]

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

"Second light" image from my new observatory, with guiding and dew heating. Guiding Lodestar SX (borrowed from Bas - thank you!) WO-Guide scope 200mm F/4 INDI 1.2 on Linux/Debian PHD2 Imaging Dew heaters on guide scope and telescope, powered by lab supply Canon 6D, capturing […]