Archive for 'Nebulae'

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, […]

NGC281 - The Pacman Nebula - 30/09/2014

NGC281, The Pacman Nebula – Isle of Wight – 29/09/2014

A new nebula to add to my collection!  Unfortunately not as much data on this one as Id have liked.  This is only about 35 minutes of 4-minute subs with darks, flats and bias frames.  The night was very hazy, and although I did more, some had to be discarded.  This was stacked in Deep […]

Orion Featured Image

The Orion Nebula – 02/02/2014 – Progress!

It’s nice to see measurable and obvious progress on imaging an object for the first time in a year.  This is my latest image of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion (along with some other objects including the famous ‘running Man Nebula’ – NGC 1977 – blueish near the top of the image – see […]


The Heart Nebula – 25/01/2014

This is the Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805, imaged on the evening of 25th January 2014.  It’s an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia, which is a counterpart of the nearby ‘soul’ nebula.  This is the most ‘whispy’ and faint nebula I’ve attempted yet, and it’s definitely a bit harder to pull […]


The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) – 23/01/2014

This is my first image of another of the finest objects in the sky.  This is the object known as Caldwell 49, or more descriptively, the Rosette nebula.  It is an emission nebula in the constellation of Monoceros.  The image consists of a total of 30x 4minute exposures at ISO800 on my astro-modified Canon EOS […]

The Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Orion - Click to Enlarge

Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Orion – 04/01/2014

I’ve finally got my first image of my favourite set of objects in the entire sky – the Horsehead nebula (IC 434) and Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) complex in Orion.   These objects are part of a large complex of nebulae throughout Orion.  However, as a photographic target, I think this area is one of […]


M42 – The Orion Nebula – Jan 2013

This image was taken in January 2013.  Originally, I thought I’d lost the original RAW files when a hard disk failed, but I managed to get them back, and produced this.  It’s around 12x 60sec subs minutes of data at ISO at ISO1600, taken unguided with the Skywatcher 200P on the HEQ5 mount. Strictly speaking […]

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