Astrophotographer, Physicist, Coder.
Setup and ready to image.
Acquiring 30 flats @ iso 800 with hi-tech astro-pillowcase :)
Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) It was snowing where I was standing.
M51 again but only got two 5 min subs before clouded over. ISO 800, no darks but flats and bias helped.
Bode's Galaxy (M81) Lights: 31x240s+8x600s (Total 3hrs 24 mins) Darks: 10x240s+8x600s, 25 flats, 25 bias. ISO1600
Light: 6x30s+9x120s core+8x240s+4x480s outer, 1hr 25mins Dark: 10x240s+8x600s, 25 flats, 25 bias/offsets. ISO1600
Io passing behind Jupiter between 2145 and 2245 last night. #stargazinglive #bbcstargazing @Paul_Abel
Orion Nebula (M42) Had guiding problems so was limited to 30s subs. Also intermittent cloud.
Jupiter, Io and Europa from last night. Seeing wasn't great. SCT fogged up not long after this was taken.
Ring Nebula (M57) (10x15s + 7x30s1600iso; 6 mins total. Unguided)
Whirlpool Galaxy M51. Canon 5DMkII Celestron C9.25 f/6.3 reducer 30x30s unguided. Taken 15/5/2012 with @rojsmith
Dumbbell Nebula (M27) 8x120s @ 1600 ISO. Still experimenting with guiding so didn't do any darks.
Messier 101 the Pinwheel Galaxy (C9.25, Canon 600D. 30mins, 6x300s @ ISO 800, stacked) First guided image.
First attempt at imaging Jupiter and Io with C9.25 & NexImage 5. No darks so a bit noisy.
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