III: Astrophotography

August 30/31, 2019
M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
46 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 9 Minutes
30 Dark Frames, 50 Flat Frames, 55 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
Andromeda 25% CroppedAndromeda Full Frame

July 26/27, 2019
M57, The Ring Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/8, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
33 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 50 Minutes and 3 Seconds
20 Dark Frames, 55 Flat Frames, 55 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8


June 27, 2019
Io’s Transit of Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 1600
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 3200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 23, 2019
Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 6400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 22, 2019
Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 800
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 3/4, 2019
Vega and Epsilon Lyrae
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/8, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
20 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 30 Minutes
30 Dark Frames, 50 Flat Frames, 50 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8

June 1/2, 2019
The Hercules Globular Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
20 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 40 Minutes
20 Dark Frames, 33 Flat Frames, 50 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
Hercules 100% CroppedHercules 50% CroppedHercules Full Frame

May 28/29, 2019
M81, M82, NGC 3077, NGC 2976
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
54 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 49 Minutes
21 Dark Frames, 32 Flat Frames, 32 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
M81 and M82 33%

M81 and M82 50%

May 22, 2019
M81, M82, NGC 3077, NGC 2976
Skyguider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm Zoom Lens, ISO 1600
35 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 35 Minutes
26 Dark Frames, 32 Flat Frames, 32 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in GIMP 2.10

May 10, 2019
Marek, M108 and the Owl Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm Lens, ISO 1600
25 Separate 58 Second Light Frames Stacked to 24 minutes and 10 seconds
25 Dark Frames, 33 Flat Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in GIMP 2.10

January 20, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse
Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm, Various ISO
Edited and Processed in GIMP 2.10
2019 Total Lunar Eclipse

December 11, 2018
Comet Wirtanen
75 Separate 11 Second Exposures Staked to 13 Minutes and 45 Seconds
30 Dark Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Canon SL2, f/4, 18mm, ISO 3200
Stacked with DeepSkyTracker 3 and processed with GIMP 2.10

December 11, 2018
Pleiades Star Cluster
75 Separate 11 Second Exposures Staked to 13 Minutes and 45 Seconds
30 Dark Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Canon SL2, f/4, 18mm, ISO 3200
Stacked with DeepSkyTracker 3 and processed with GIMP 2.10
Pleiades Star Cluster

September 3, 2018
Venus
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/320 Shutter Speed, ISO 100
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

September 2, 2018
Mars
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

August 24/25, 2018
Tracking Sunspots
Celestron EclipSmart Solar Telescope, iPhone X
1080p Video Frame Capture Edited in Photoshop Elements 6

June 29/30, 2018
Copernicus Crater
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/125 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with Pipp 2, Autostakkert 2, Registax 6 and Photoshop Elements 6
Copernicus Crater

Jupiter, Io and Europa
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/125 Shutter Speed, ISO 3200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6
Saturn

June 28, 2018
Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6
Jupiter
June 8, 2018
Saturn
Orion Xt8i, 6mm Zhumell Planetary Eyepiece
iPhoneX, Filming at 1080p, 60 FPS, 2x Optical and 3x Digital Zoom
Total Magnification: 1200x
Edited with Registax 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 6

June, 6, 2018
Jupiter, Europa and Io
Orion XT8i, 6mm Zhumell Planetary Eyepiece
iPhoneX, Filming at 1080p, 60 FPS, 2x Optical Zoom
Total Magnification: 400x
Edited with Registax 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 6

February 2, 2018
Orion and Flame Nebulae
Canon SL2, 85 Separate 4 Second Exposures Staked into 5 Minutes and 40 Seconds,
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 3200
Processed with DeepSkyTracker 3
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 2018Picture saved with settings embedded.Picture saved with settings embedded.

January 20, 2018
Orion Nebula
Canon SL2, 19 Separate 4 Second Exposures Stacked into 76 Seconds,
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 1600
Processed with DeepSkyStacker 3
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0

December 27, 2017
Orion Nebula
Canon SL2, 4 Seconds, f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 3200
Enhanced with Digital Photo Professional 4
IMG_07791IMG_07792IMG_07793

December 11, 2017
Andromeda Galaxy
Canon SL2, 15 Seconds, f/4, 18mm, ISO 800
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0
IMG_0512 Enhanced

Cropped Image of Andromeda
IMG_0512 Enhanced and Cropped

Star Field
Canon SL2, 10 Seconds, f/4, 18mm, ISO 800
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0
IMG_0534 Enhanced

December 10, 2017
Pleiades Open Star Cluster
Canon SL2, 8 Seconds, f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 1600
Pleiades Open Star Cluster

December 3, 2017
The Moon
Canon SL2, 1/640 Second, f/5.6 55mm, ISO 100
IMG_0108

Cropped and enhanced image with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0
IMG_0108 Edit 1