Category Archives: Galaxies

NGC 891 (2nd Try) – Sony IMX224

NGC 891 on Dec 12, 2017. 60×20 sec @ 1832 Gain, RT Sony IMX224, TV-85 at F/5.6, SharpCap 2.9.

This version of the Outer Limits Galaxy came out better than my first go of it with the Rising Tech IMX224 cam, even though it seems to be slightly out of focus.    I bet I will be trying again soon, since I think it could be better with the right exposure/gain, location and of course, better focus.   🙂

M82 Galaxy – Sony IMX224

M82 Galaxy on Dec 11, 2017. 333 x 8 sec @ 2098 Gain, RT IMX224, SharpCap 2.9, TV-85 at F/5.6.

I imaged this galaxy with the Rising Tech Sony IMX224-based Eyepiece/Guider cam the other night.   It could use more time, but what I did get shows it well enough.   Color on the stars were lacking since the gain settings I was using washed them out.

EAA Roundup

M103 Open Cluster. 10×15 sec, 30×8 sec, 540×2 sec @ 2000 Gain. RT Sony IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6.
M15 Globular Cluster. 9×8 sec, 47×2 sec @ 2000 Gain. RT Sony IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6.
NGC 891 Edge-On Galaxy. 152×4 sec @ 2000 Gain. RT Sony IMX224, TV-85 at F/5.6.
Gamma Cass Ghost Nebula. 50×8 sec @ 2000 Gain. RT Sony IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6.
The Little Dumb Bell Nebula. 51×8 sec @ 2000 Gain. RT Sony IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6.

Here is a roundup of objects I was able to see during my most recent Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA) observing session.  These were taken in a Bortle Red zone and under a nearly full moon on Dec 1, 2017.