October 14, 2008

NGC 6992

Another Kelling Hyperstar image!  I really struggled with reducing the stars in this image but I’m happy how it turned out in the end.  I’m hoping to get the rest of the veil later on during the year.

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October 13, 2008


This is another image from the Kelling Heath Star Party I attended at the end of September 2008. The image was taken using my Hyperstar setup, which has the perfect FOV for this object. M31 is however a difficult object to process give the range of brightness between the core and outer edges. I hope to capture some more data on this one, so keep an eye out for updates

OTA: celestron SCT C8 @ f/2 (Hyperstar v3)
Guiding: William Optics 72   DSI pro II   PHD
QHY8   MaximDL, 15x300s
Stacked using: DeepSkyStacker
Processed using PSCS2

Clear Skies


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October 3, 2008

NGC 7000

Well its been a while since I posted, mainly due to the poor weather. That being said I was lucky enough to go to the Kelling Heath star party at the end of September where we had 3 clear nights!!!!
This is the first image I took with my hyperstar set up and I have to say I’m very pleased with it. It was a steep learning curve but with help of my friend Steve L I have achieved some really good results.

Cheers Jon

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March 5, 2008


This is my second every Deep sky image using the QHY8 CCD camera. OK so its not great, for one the focus is out but after spending an hour try to get perfect focus I kinda gave up! Saying all that it was the first image I processed using darks, flats (taken using my homemade light box) and bias frames so I was quite pleased.


OTA: Celestron C-8 @ f10
Guiding: William Optics 72 + DSI proII mono + PHD
RGB Imaging: QHY8 + MaximDL, 8 x 600s
Stacked: DeepSkyStacker
Post Process: PSCS2 + Noel Carboni’s AstroTools

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