Submitted September 25, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
WR 134: “The Blue Dolphin”
“The details of the Dolphin are incredible making it easy to identify the nose, head, body, eye, dorsal fin, and tail fin. What a great target for the Planewave 12.5” CDK to show off its capabilities. Very pleased with my final stack image of WR 134. ”
David Collings – Blue Ridge Observatory | Sparta, North Carolina USA
CED214: “The Emission Nebula”
Check out the details of the rising pillars of dust and smoke from new young star formations.
Submitted August 7, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
IC5070: “The Pelican Nebula”
“The details show an active mix of star formations and evolving gas clouds. The foreground has a dark dust molecular cloud.”
Submitted July 21, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
This is M22 sitting in the middle of the Milky Way, a stunning amount of stars!
Being 3000 ft up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC allows for very dark skies yielding good details of the massive amount of stars in our Milky Way galaxy. Subframe captures were 60 secs each for Luminance and 120 secs each for RGB.
M22 has an estimated 80,000 Suns in its cluster. The age of M22 is estimated to be 12 billion years and is only 10,000 light years from Earth located in Sagittarius.
Submitted June 20, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
NGC6888: “The Crescent Nebula”
“NGC6888 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, about 5000 light-years away from Earth. NGC6888 has an apparent magnitude of 7.4. It is formed by the fast stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star (WR 136) colliding with and energizing the slower-moving wind ejected by the star when it became a red giant star. The result of the collision is a shell and two shock waves, one moving outward and one moving inward revealing the beautiful OIII and Ha of the Crescent.
Being 3000 ft up in the Blue Ridge Mountains allows for very dark skies yielding good details of deep space objects.”
Submitted June 12, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
M63: The Sun Flower Galaxy
This is M63 ‘The Sun Flower Galaxy’. It took me 6 weeks to capture all the data needed for this LRGB image due to weathering. I finally got it done after capturing 10 hours of LRGB data.
“I imaged M63 ‘The Sun Flower Galaxy’ 5 years ago that was published in Sky & Telescope magazine, but this image, today, of M63 using my Plane Wave 12.5” CDK telescope is 3 times the quality and details my old published image from just 5 years ago! Again, it sure says a lot about Plane Wave telescopes!”
Submitted June 5, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
“This is an extremely rare event that I captured on May 24, 2023.
When I heard NASA thought they saw a super Nova in one of the spiral arms of M101 on May 23rd, I imaged M101 again on May 24th. I did very clearly see the new huge Super Nova, an extremely rare event to image.
They are in black and white by inverting the images to make it easier to see all the stars in the galaxy and the Super Nova.
That says a lot about the Plane Wave 12.5” CDK !!”
The picture above depicts the original color image published in April, M101 by Dave Collings, now alongside M101 imaged on May 24, 2023.
Submitted May 8, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
LDN-43: “The Cosmic Bat Nebula”
“It has amazing detail that even blew me away for a 12.5” Plane Wave Telescope. What a joy to capture this target.”
A beautiful galaxy about 41 Million light years from Earth and spans 100,000 light-years across!
Submitted April 19, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
The M101 Pinwheel stacked after 14 hours of HaLRBG. Captured with the PlaneWave 12.5 CDK telescope.
Captured in LRGB 9-hour image all of 300-sec subframes with the PlaneWave 12.5 CDK telescope.
The M104 Sombrero in an LRGB 9-hour image all of 300-sec subframes. Captured with our PlaneWave 12.5 CDK telescope.
Submitted April 5, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
Imaged over 3 evenings during a Gibbous Moon! This narrowband image was captured on March 29, March 30 and April 2, 2023 by David Collings at the Blue Ridge Observatory in Sparta, NC.
Captured with our PlaneWave 12.5” CDK telescope using Chroma filters, 3 hrs. of Ha, 3 hrs. of SII and 3 hrs. of OIII for a total of 9 hours imaging.
Submitted March 28, 2023 by Chelsea Chin
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Imaged in HOS Narrowband with a PlaneWave CDK12.5.
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