Submitted January 27, 2021 by Matt Dieterich
Submitted January 19, 2021 by Matt Dieterich
NGC1512 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
NGC1398 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
NGC1055 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
NGC289 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
NGC 1977 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
M104 by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
Gem Cluster by Martin Pugh with a CDK17.
Submitted September 18, 2020 by Matt Dieterich
NGC 7023 with a CDK500 by Jeff Lovelace.
Comet NEOWISE with a CDK600 by Kurious George
NGC 225 with a CDK350 by Kevin Morefield.
PK 136+05 with a CDK500 by Jeff Lovelace
M101 with a CDK600 by Kurious George.
Submitted July 3, 2020 by Matt Dieterich
NGC 4565 with a CDK600 by Kurious George.
Submitted May 8, 2020 by Planewave Instruments
NGC 3718 by Martin Pugh
Submitted July 26, 2018 by Planewave Instruments
The Hercules Galaxies Cluster (Abell2151) taken with CDK17.
Submitted August 6, 2016 by Planewave Instruments
Abell 2151 – The Hercules Galaxy Cluster
by Bob and Janice Fera
Planewave CDK17 17″ f/6.8 Cassegrain
Apogee U16M CCD Camera
L:460 R:100 G:100 B:100 minutes
Sub Exposures: L:23x20m R:5x20m G:5x20m B:5x20mAll exposures unbinned
Image acquired with CCDAutopilot
Processed in CCDstack and Adobe Photoshop
Taken June 4-7, 2016 from Sierra Remote Observatories, CA
Submitted June 1, 2016 by Planewave Instruments
Taken by Saran Poshyachinda and Thanakrit Santikunaporn
CDK 700 from Thailand
Submitted May 30, 2016 by Planewave Instruments
Submitted July 21, 2015 by Planewave Instruments
CDK20″ with FLI-PL6303E camera. LRGB. L: 60mins. RGB: 5mins.
Located in the southern constellation Sculptor, this collisional ring galaxy was likely formed from a collision between two galaxies in the distant past. The blue ring of material is a region of active star formation dominated by hot blue stars. This ring of material is 150,000 light years in diameter which is larger than our own milky way galaxy. The Cartwheel Galaxy is 500 million light years away and glows at 15th magnitude.
CDK20″ @ F4.5. FLI camera. RGB: 45mins.
Possibly the finest globular cluster in the entire sky. Visible to the naked eye alongside the Small Magellanic Cloud, the massive ball of stars is 16,700 light years away from our solar system and is 120 light years in diameter. Unlike Omega Centauri (the skies bright cluster of this type) 47 Tucanae is much denser toward the core giving the cluster a “3D” appearance in the telescope.
Submitted March 19, 2015 by Planewave Instruments
M31- Andromeda Galaxy
Scope Planewave CDK17
Camera SBIG STXL 11002 with AO-X
Filters Astrodon HaLRGB
Exposures 8 panel mosaic
Location SRO Sierra remote Observatories CA. 2015
Filters Astrodon Ha3nm OIII3nm SII3nm
Exposures Ha 10hrs OIII 5.5hrs SII 7.5hrs 30min subs Total hrs 23 hrs
Submitted December 30, 2014 by Planewave Instruments
Exposures Ha 7hrs OIII 6hrs SII 6hrs 30min subs Total hrs 19 hrs
Location SRO Sierra remote Observatories CA. 2014
Submitted August 25, 2014 by Planewave Instruments
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)
Paramount ME II
24 hours HaLRGB
Submitted December 14, 2013 by Planewave Instruments
Submitted November 30, 2012 by Planewave Instruments
© Snyder, BillCamera Apogee U16Mount Paramount MEFilters Astrodon LRGBExposures RGB 1.5Hrs each L 7.5Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 12hrsLocation Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Heavens Mirror Observatory SRObillsnyderastrophotography.com
© Snyder, BillCamera Apogee U16Mount Paramount MEFilters Astrodon LRGBExposures RGB 2Hrs each L 8Hrs LRGB 15min subs Total time 14hrsLocation Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Heavens Mirror Observatory SRObillsnyderastrophotography.com
© Snyder, BillCamera Apogee U16Mount Paramount MEFilters Astrodon Ha5nm OIII3nm SII5nmExposures Ha 4.3hrs OIII 4hrsSII4hrs 20min subsLocation Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Heavens Mirror Observatory SRObillsnyderastrophotography.com
© Fera, Bob and JaniceThe Horsehead Nebula in Orion
Planewave CDK17 17″ f6.8 CassegrainSBIG STL11000M CCD CameraAstrodon FiltersLRGB CompositeL:100 R:60 G:60 B:60 minutesSub Exposures: L:5x20m R:6x10m G:6x10m B:6x10m RGB exposures binned 2×2Image acquired with CCDAutopilotProcessed in CCDstacK, PIXInsight LE and Adobe PhotoshopTaken December 17, 18, 2009 from Eagle Ridge Observatory, Foresthill, CA
© Fera, Bob
© Fera, Bob and Janice
M1- The Crab Nebula in Taurus
Planewave CDK17 17″ f6.8 Cassegrain
SBIG STL11000M CCD Camera
L:180 R:75 G:75 B:75 minutes
Sub Exposures: L:9x20m R:5x15m G:5x15m B:5x15mRGB exposures binned 2×2
Processed in CCDstacK and Adobe Photoshop
Taken November 14, 15, 2009 from Eagle Ridge Observatory, Foresthill, CA
© Tony Hallas
© Trottier, HowardObject: IC1396A, “Elephant’s Trunk Nebula”.Instrument: PlaneWave CDK17.Focal Ratio: f4.5 (with PlaneWave focal reducer).Mount: Paramount ME.Camera: SBIG STL-4020M.Dates: August 6-15 2010 (3 nights).Integrated exposure: L (300 minutes unbinned), RGB (100 minutes each, 2×2 binning).Location: Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.Image Capture: MaxIm DL, TheSky6, FocusMax.Image Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDInspector2, CCDStack2, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS5.Website: http:www.sfu.ca~trottierobservatory.html
© Hallas, Tony(Ha)(OIII) R (Ha) G (OIII) B (OIII)L = 900 x 9 each 1 x 1RGB = 900 x 7 2 x 2Ha = 2700 x 10 1 x 10 III 2700 x 6 1 x 1Plane Wave CDK 17 f6.8Apogee 16803 cameraAstrodon Gen II filtersAP 1200 GTO mountTaken July 2010
Submitted June 28, 2012 by Planewave Instruments
Scope Planewave CDK17
Camera Apogee U16
Mount Paramount ME
Filters Astrodon LRGB Ha5nm
Exposures R2hrs G1.5hrs B1.5hrs L 7.5Hrs Ha 3hrs Ha 20min subs LRGB 10min subs
Location Sierra Nevada Mountains CA. Heavens Mirror Observatory SRO
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