This is well overdue and I owe this to Explore Scientific. We can sum it up to 3 words: Incredible. Customer. Service. Michelle Rodriguez @ Scientific Explore deserves an award, along with all of the team and techs. There, I said it. (Some of you may recall this awesome chain of events.) Am I going […]Read more "After a year and a half : Explore Scientific 6” Apo Carbon Fiber Reviewed"
At last!!!!! Clear sky and temperature above minus 30C !!! Quick pass at M106 after re-installing the mount on the pier. At this time of the year the Canes Venatici constellation is right at the Zenith during the darkest hours. Perfect time for imaging.Read more "M106"
Well, this has been an utterly crappy autumn with a total of 2 good nights worth of astrophotography……. First one was good, but the second night out, the filter wheel’s motor failed ( related to cold?) and ruined the night. So, I’m not moving super forward with my 2 big projects im working on. The […]Read more "NO LIGHT :("
Visiting an old friend, did the same object last summer and started to gather some OIII. Added 9 X 45 min of Ha to it, and came out with a Bicolor version of the Bubble Nebula!Read more "Quick Bubble Nebula"
Here are 2 nice pictures I took with only narrowband filters. They are by far the best option for my light polluted night sky. Now that the night grows longer, more data can be acquired! I’m very glad the way they came out, especially Melotte 15, since the image was shot unguided ( no second […]Read more "Narrowband images: NGC 6888 and Melotte 15"
Finally some time off to process what i’ve acquired during this crappy summer. Looking back, I forget easily how far I’ve come in terms of astrophotography for past 20 months. The Journey is starting to get even more amazing with incredible nebulas in fall and winter! Hopefully I get the chance to capture them and […]Read more "Making up time! M101 with colors and M27!"
First time I get the chance to get the scope out this summer! And the auto-guider wrecks havoc on the whole setup! Yay! So I went the unguided way, and I’m quite impressed by that Paramount MX once again! A little over the top on the processing I admit, but I like it 😉 L […]Read more "Cocoon Nebula"