Pleiades, in Greek mythology, the seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Celaeno, Alcyone, Sterope, and Merope. They all had children by gods (except Merope, who married Sisyphus).
Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth.
6 hours from Athens with IDAS LPS P2 filter as a test to the new OSC CMOS camera. Did the job of achieving more integration time per frame but at the usual (in broadband) expense of color/info.
One hour mistake, while fighting with cable drag, platesolving, configuring NINA for the first time and having a go at it, after 2+ years of absence in the hobby!
Turned out superb :)
Two years after building a concrete pier to save time while on vacation to the summer house, time and work permitted for some astrophotography fun!
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