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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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

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?