Messier 22 (M22, NGC 6656) is one of the brightest and remarkable clusters in the sky and next to M13 this my favorite Globular Clusters. M22 is also a great binoculars object! At 10,400 light years, M22 is one of the nearer globular clusters. At this distance, its 32′ angular diameter, slightly larger than that […]
The weather cleared and I got to go out to the Astro Hut last night! My tracking was off and I could not find a bright enough star do to a drift alignment. So I only got this 1 picture of M11 (Wild Duck Cluster) Its pretty easy to find in Scutum and it a […]
A scoping buddy let me borrow his Orion 120mm f/5.0! I have sort of been wanting one of these scopes to use for astrophotography! Last night I got my chance. The Moon was at 89% and viewing was not that good. I am more then surprised at how nice the picture came out! Here is […]
This is M20 the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius This is 11 subs @ 15 sec Scope Starblast 4.5 imaging Camera Meade DSI-C Mount CG5GT unguided Stacked with MaxIm DL Essentials Edition processed with PhotoShop 6 This what one of the subs look like.
M57 The Ring Nebula is one of my favorite deep sky object. It BRIGHT for a planetary nebulae and its very easy to find! I can see it in my little Celestron StarSeeker 80mm. I was out in the HUT till the wee hours this morning and M57 cleared the trees so I had the […]
I got up a bit early this morning to go out to the Astro Hut. This is 3 subs @ 15 sec Scope Starblast 4.5 imaging Camera Orion StarShoot II Mount CG5GT unguided Stacked with MaxIm DL Essentials Edition (it comes with the SS II) processed with PhoteShop 6 The Moon is waning gibbous