So it takes lot of coincidences to make the most of the weather !

IT HAD TO BE CLEAR! There needed to enough dark and enough time without work! and there had to be a small moon (although it is at 1st Quarter.)


When all of those items come together then its Telescope time !!! If only the bugs knew to remember this fact

Image a couple of objects here is the first on this is a 25 min combination of the Lagoon M8. A series of 5 min Subs were used and stacked in Pixinsight etc.





NGC7000 new mount and big lens

so here is a quick shot of NGC7000 from last night. 5 x 3 min at 300mm f5

Aurora and moving skies !

here is a very long time lapse from last night 22nd April 2017




Twin Quasar close to NGC3079

some 9.1 billion light years away this is one of the farthest objects i have imaged. — Not really sure if i could image this but it is present and split in the image although faint.


This was just 10 x 10 mins of images and really needed more to smooth out the noise in the background.


More Aurora Another movie from the other night — it really never gets boring.


Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák

It was at it closest approach on the 1st of April the same day that Ikea and BBC had the best April fool jokes ! On that day it will be only 13 million miles away and almost visible on the naked eye. The attached image was taken on the 1st of April between 9:45 pm and 10:15 pm. It is a stack of 10 1 min images at ISO5000 with 400mm zoom.



Reprocess of the plaedies

OK so the reason for capturing the plaedies was not for the main component but was due tot he precedence of dust in the outer regions…. The original processing really did not pull out this so here is more of the image…..

A couple of movies from very cold nights and some bright light shows


Filling the frame!

The images of the Orion region with the Sigma 150-600mm Lens are great but I have to crop the images and i’m not fully able to process. Well i sucked it up and created from Flat field frames and master of the flat field. The image on the right is the latest with the flats applied. The image on the left is the previous process of the region from the data but only focusing on the M42 region.

M42 and Friends with 150mm Zoom Lens on Canon 6D

M42 and friends with the full frame showing the witches head on the right

M42 and friends

So finally getting around to some of the images that i have bagged ! this is a series of 72 x 30s images at ISO3200. Image was shot at 150mm using Sigma 150-600mm lens at f5.6


M42 and Friends with 150mm Zoom Lens on Canon 6D

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