Archive for February, 2017

M45 - The Pleiades

M45 – The Pleiades – Kelling Heath, Sep 2015

Another image taken at Kelling Heath Star Party – M45, the Pleiades in Taurus.  This is the closest star cluster to us, and glows blue with the young stars, embedded in whispy nebulosity.  Captured in 2015, but only now am I happy with the processing.  It consists of 60 mins of 10-min subs (my longest […]

Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)

Western Veil Nebula

This Image of the Western Veil Nebula (NGC 6960) was captured at Kelling Heath in September 2015.  It’s around 2 hours of exposure with my modded Canon 1100D with my Starwave 102ED mounted on the HEQ5 and guided by my Lodestar via the Altair 10×60 finder guider.   Its about 2 hours of 5-minute subs, […]

M33 - the Triangulum Galaxy

M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy Reprocess

I’ve recently started experimenting using a different set of tools for processing my astro shots.  I’ve moved away from using Deep Sky Stacker, and have started using MaximDL for the initial stacking, calibration and first steps of processing.  I’ve found that it gives me a more natural look without the need to carry out as much […]


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