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by Ian Papworth
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula

I am using a Polemaster for alignment which is pretty good but I do guide with Phd2 for extra control. Thanks for all the comments, first time I had attempted this object, processing the image with Alnitak in the fov was a real test with the combination of a bright star and faint nebulosity.
by Ian Papworth
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula

Thanks Jeff. It was 60 x 120 sec exposures stacked in DSS with darks and flats added.
by Ian Papworth
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Barnard 33 The Horsehead nebula

An image of The Horsehead nebula captured during a brief clear spell. Imaged captured using the Altair hypercam 183c pro and skywatcher 150p.
by Ian Papworth
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 103
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Messier 103

Would love to see the Jewel Box Brian, a trip to New Zealand is on our list when I retire in 4 years time, going to visit relatives and purchase a telescope whilst there for 3 weeks and explore the wonders of the southern hemisphere.
by Ian Papworth
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 103
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Messier 103

Image of Messier 103 in Cassiopeia captured last night with the 150p and hypercam 183c pro.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 3rd November
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Mars 3rd November

Thanks Brian. It is a Messier Mc 100, at f14 gives a nice large image. Cannot do planetary with the skywatcher 150p f5 so picked up the Messier for lunar and planetary observations.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Perseus Double cluster
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Perseus Double cluster

An image of the Perseus double cluster, well a portion of it anyway. I could only obtain a few subs as there was a bit too much cloud cover at times
by Ian Papworth
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 3rd November
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Mars 3rd November

A couple of images of Mars from tonight using an asi120 and Bresser f14. Deep sky alas was washed out by persistent cloud cover. It did give a nice clear patch around Mars.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mars 22 Oct 2020 Eyepiece Sketch
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Mars 22 Oct 2020 Eyepiece Sketch

Really impressed with your eyepiece sketches Bob, an art that has suffered from the imaging era. I remember sketching DSOs and something I keep meaning to rekindle.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 457 The Owl cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: NGC 457 The Owl cluster

Thanks all. I am a traditionalist so Owl cluster it remains

Here is a closer view of it.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 7635 The Bubble nebula
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: NGC 7635 The Bubble nebula

Thanks Brian. I really do need to fit the Tri-band filter to the OSC camera to bring more detail out. The filter is still in its box. Next mission is to replace current filter with it and refocus.
by Ian Papworth
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 33
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Messier 33

Messier 33 spiral galaxy in Triangulum. Imaged using again the Skywatcher 150p and Altair hypercam 183c pro.
by Ian Papworth
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 51
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Messier 51

Thanks both. I agree Brian, I often look at books I bought in the 1970s and 80s and remember being amazed at the wonderful images contained within. I never would thought that the amateur could obtain the results we do today with very modest equipment in ones own garden with less than favorable seein...
by Ian Papworth
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 457 The Owl cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 94

NGC 457 The Owl cluster

Image of another open cluster, NGC 457 The Owl cluster in Cassiopeia. Imaged with the skywatcher 150p and Altair hypercam 183c pro.
by Ian Papworth
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 6819 The Fox Head cluster
Replies: 0
Views: 227

NGC 6819 The Fox Head cluster

Image of open cluster NGC 6819 The Fox Head Cluster in Cygnus. Image again captured using the same set up.