About Astrojohn

I am a science geek! Interests Astronomy, Skiing, Philosophy, basically any form of technology including writing automation software for my observatory. I will also share this with others using the same EQMOD/Astroart tool set.

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Horsehead Nebular – Last night 150 sec X 3 per colour

Part of the Veil Nebula – Moon 75%!

Veil nebula is a cloud of dust and ionised gas (Sulphur Oxygen and Hydrogen) in the constellation of Cygnus. It contains a radio source and is about 1470 light years away.

Veil Nebula

New software AA6 and Observation Manager script has improved accuracy.

The original data (images) have been re-scanned using new script.

UX UMA variable star. 14/8/2017

M51- Good seeing and good target

My image of M51 in colour came out really well:

M51 Colour

Star trails looking for Meteor shower?

Hi,

This is a 2 hour exposure with the star trails but no meteors??

11th August 2016 10:30 to 12:30

North East at 45deg

First images from the new observatory- Full Moon -some thin cloud.

M51 Galaxy

M51 Monochrome

Monochrome Veil Nebula.

Veil Nebula.

 

Next step is to get focus automated. Just need script..

 

Heart Nebula – AA5 Observation Manager 9.06 – 80mm Skywatcher..

I started trying to get a colour version of the Heart nebula but the cloud rolled in at about 01:00 and I only got the red channel.

So here it is 4 X 500sec plus 2 darks and Master red flat.

However, not as good as the other nights image?

 

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Image of Supernova in M82 on 13 April 2014

Mag 13.051 V filter at 30 sec

 

Still quite visible and measurable even with full moon.

 

Image of M51 taken this month.

Notice the nice dust lanes in the spiral arms.

Taken 10 March 2014