Images

Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)

Comet ATLAS (2019 Y4) on Mar 27, 2020, 3:05 UT. Base was 5×60 sec and I added another 10 minutes with 15 sec and 30 sec subs. QHY183c, UHC-S filter, TV-85 @ F/5.6.

I fought clouds on Mar 27, 2020 and also two nights before that on Mar 25, 2020.  The March 27th session produced this image.  The image data from the 25th was not worth posting.  This image, even though it is only a few minutes of exposure that I pieced together, was decent enough to post online.  Better than nothing, I suppose.

I am hoping that better conditions are coming soon.  I need to get a continuous set of  sub-images for this comet instead of having to put together a hodgepodge of exposures taken between bouts of cloud cover.

The Whale & Crowbar Galaxies

Whale & Crowbar Galaxies on Mar 7, 2020. 184×30 sec, Gain 37, Offset 0, QHY183c cooled -20C, UHC-S filter, Televue TV-85 @ F/5.6

Not the best of nights with moonlight and high clouds, but I did manage to get enough data for a preliminary image of the Whale and Crowbar Galaxies.

Here is the detail view:

Whale Galaxy and Pup on Mar 7, 2020. 184×30 sec, Gain 37, Offset 0, QHY183c cooled -20C, UHC-S filter, Televue TV-85 @ F/5.6. Detail view.