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Omega Centauri – Two Data Sets

Omega Centauri. 3×300 sec @ ISO 1600, 42-180 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.

My last two sessions of Omega Centauri were combined and reworked into one image and here are the results.   Both sets were taken with my TV-85.   One set was taken from a dark sky site and the other was taken from an LP polluted site during moonlight.

Two Globular Clusters with the 6 Inch, F/8 Newt

M13. 70×4 sec, Gain 3704, RT Sony IMX224, Orion 6 inch, F/8 Newtonian.

Here are two globular clusters, M13 and M4, that I took with an Orion 6 inch F/8 newt and a Rising Tech Sony IMX224 eyepiece cam.

M4 Globular Cluster. 27×4 sec, RT Sony IMX224, Orion 6in, F/8 Newtonian.

I reworked the first M13 image and tried for better color.   Here’s what I got:

M13. 70×4 sec, Gain 3704, RT Sony IMX224, Orion 6 inch, F/8 Newtonian. Version 5.

Jupiter – Mar 23, 2018

Jupiter on March 23, 2018. 25 best frames out of 291. RT Sony IMX224, Orion 6in, F/8 with a Televue 2X Barlow.

An image of Jupiter, finally!   Its been ages since I shot it with a high-res setup.   The 6 inch, F/8 Newt I used was barely up to the task, but it did produce a usable image.   Seeing was poor, but otherwise it was a beautiful morning with beautiful and very transparent skies.

Plato and the Alpine Valley, Feb 26, 2018

Plato and the Alpine Valley, Feb 26, 2018. RT Sony IMX224, 6 inch, F/8 with Televue 2x Barlow (F/16.). Best 25 out of 100 frames.

For this imaging session of the Moon, I wanted to try shooting at 2400 mm focal length using a 2x Barlow with my 6 inch, F/8 Newtonian scope and Sony IMX224 eyepiece cam.  This was done in preparation to get some shots of Jupiter I’ve been meaning to do.   Conditions for this session were marginal, at best, however.

I had clouds galore and seeing was very poor.   I only managed three captures before the clouds came in force and shut me down.   At least I got a chance to try the rig on something easy before I attempt capturing Jupiter with it.

I left the mount setup outside and took in the scope and laptop, thinking that I could get Jupiter when I woke up the following morning.   Unfortunately, the skies were no better than the night before and although I could see Jupiter, clouds were coming and going over it.   So, no luck with getting Jupiter, just yet.    Maybe next time…