Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2/18/17 Imaging Session

It's been a while since I posted here. The winter has not been good here in Indiana, and the Spring has been mostly cloudy with clear skies coinciding with full moons and evening events that kept me from the scope.

Here's a few images I captured on an unseasonably warm February evening. These pix were captured with the 8 inch f/4 astrograph and Mallincam DS 16c.

The Crab Nebula
This image shows the Crab as captured by the DS16c. The combination of F/4 scope and large imaging ship captures a very wide field. It's not ideal for the Crab and other small planetary nebulae, but for large objects, like M42 (below), it is a perfect combination.

Orion Nebula
The wide field is also useful for capturing groupings of objects, as in this image of the Cigar Galaxy and Bode's Galaxy:

Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy