Saturday, May 25, 2013

My guidescope set-up.

My guidescope set-up. by Mick Hyde
My guidescope set-up., a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.

Guidescope is a Nikon 135mm lens. Camera is a b/w DMK with 2x barlow lens screwed into the nosepiece. Works great.

The Eastern Veil - Negative Mono

The Eastern Veil - Colour

The Eastern Veil - Colour by Mick Hyde
The Eastern Veil - Colour, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.
Sky 90 Takahashi, Atik 460EX, Baader filters - 5 x 600s 35nm Ha 1x1, 1 x 600s OIII 2x2 & 1 x 600s SII 2x2
Processed in DSS and PS.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

IC1318 - The Gamma Cygni Nebula

4 image mosaic.
Takahashi Sky-90, Atik 460EX. Processed in DSS and CS5. Mosaic stitched in MS ICE.
Each image is 5 x 600s Ha 35nm 1x1
Using Noel's 'Ha false colour black space' action in PS.

Gamma Cygni:
(γ Cyg, γ Cygni) is the Bayer designation for a star in the northern constellation Cygnus, forming the intersection of an asterism of five stars called the Northern Cross. It has the traditional name Sadr

Compared to the Sun this is an enormous star, with 12 times the Sun's mass and about 150 times the Sun's radius. It is emitting over 33,000 as much energy as the Sun, at an effective temperature of 6,100 K in its outer envelope. This temperature is what gives the star the characteristic yellow-white hue of an F-type star. Massive stars such as this consume their nuclear fuel much more rapidly than the Sun, so the estimated age of this star is only about 12 million years old
Credit Wiki

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Gamma Cassiopeia, IC63 & IC59

20 x 600s Ha 35nm 1x1
I tried the 7nm Ha filter but it was very dim.
My previous effort:-

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

The Cocoon Nebula HaLRGB - IC5146

Leo Trio LRGB

Leo Trio LRGB by Mick Hyde
Leo Trio LRGB, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.

Cocoon Nebula - IC5146

Cocoon Nebula - IC5146 by Mick Hyde
Cocoon Nebula - IC5146, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.

Just a quick process on the night.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula by Mick Hyde
Veil Nebula, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.

Iris Nebula LRGB

Iris Nebula LRGB by Mick Hyde
Iris Nebula LRGB, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.

The Leo Trio

The Leo Trio by Mick Hyde
The Leo Trio, a photo by Mick Hyde on Flickr.