M101 Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

M101 on Jan 29, 2017. 23×60 sec @ ISO 800, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.

Here’s one I have not shot in a while.   I was hoping it would come out better, but unfortunately, I lost quite a few of the sub-images to bad guiding.  I was supposed to get 40 or more, but only 23 were good enough to use.

UPDATE:

M101 with more time added. 64×60 @ ISO 400 and 23×60 @ ISO 800 or 87 minutes total.

I was able to shoot this again and get lots more sub-images.   Not too bad considering the light pollution that I had to endure.

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)

Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) on Jan 29, 2017, 10:27 UT. 40×60 sec @ ISO 800, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) on Jan 29, 2017, 10:27 UT. 40×60 sec @ ISO 800, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.

Another Comet Johnson image.   It seems to be a bit brighter than last time, but not much bigger.   Eventually, it should get more photogenic as it gets closer to Earth and the Sun..

 

M51 Spiral Galaxy Red Zone Image

M51 on Jan 24, 2017. 40×60 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.

Another Bortle Red Zone image with a relatively short exposure of 40 minutes in 1 minute subs.   I have another batch of 1 minute subs taken at ISO 800 to add to this, but here is the preliminary image for the time being.

Update:

M51 on Jan 24, 2017. Close-up crop. 40×60 sec @ ISO 400 and 40×60 sec @ ISO 800, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
M51 Full Frame.

The additional 40×60 sec @ ISO 800 subs-images are added into the mix and the updated full frame image and a close-in crop are above.   🙂

Just for fun, I added the above image with 2 previous images of M51 taken with bigger scopes and the results are below:

M51 Combined Data. C-8, SN-8 and TV-85 scopes with DSI and two Canon Cameras.

Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2)

Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) on Jan 24, 2017. 22×60 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.  StarFreeze version.
Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2) on Jan 24, 2017. 22×60 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.
Comet Johnson (C/2015 V2). Close-up crop.

I’ve finally bagged a new comet after almost 2 years since I shot my last one, which was Comet Lovejoy.   This one is small and dim at the moment, but it has a neat tail.

Comet Johnson is predicted to get better with the best views coming this summer.   So far, it looks like it will be an easy target for the next few months.  I’ll probably get more images of this one as it develops.