The full moon on the 17th of September 2016 was so bright that it hurt the eye, when looking from a fast newtonian F4 with 24mm eyepiece!
So i decided to put the new Canon 6D at work and this is the result, hope you enjoy :)
The Tadpoles (IC410) is a great target that i have to revisit at some point to add OIII & SII data and possibly combine into a great mosaic with IC405 :D
This image, of the Flaming Star nebula (IC405), is a test of processing with a synthetic luminance instead of a proper one.
One of the most spectacular sights in the night sky, The Double cluster in Perseus makes a good target for short exposure target due to its brightness. Continuing the testing of IDAS LP2 light pollution filter, it looks
NGC6946 and NGC6939 in one go!
Imaging with RGB filters from the center of the light polluted Athens, Greece with the moon shining brightly on top, is hardly ideal but i gave it a go anyway!
After fixing a badly tilting focuser on the Skywatcher ED80 and guiding problems due to the differential flexure introduced by having the QHY5 - 8x50 Finder set-up a bit higher than it should be with a finder shoe, It was prime time for testing lo
Pleiades! One of the best sights in the nightsky (even with the naked eye!). Pleiades according to the Greek mythology where the seven daughters of Atlas turned into a group of stars.
This is the Crescent nebula in narrowband. HA and OIII filters where used, but due to unstable tracking most of the frames did not make it into the stack which comprises barely from 8 frames of each channel.
One of the most glorious globular clusters, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, has about 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules. I was out tonight testing a relatively new setup.