IOTW: NGC 7293 by Kemal Oz

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Name: Kemal Oz Object: NGC 7293 – Helix Nebula Description: From where I live(39-40 degree north) this target is very low on the sky and on the night I was imaging there was slight haze and lots of humidity. So not the optimal conditions but still I think it came out quite well. Imaging telescope […]

IOTW: Christopher Massa’s Jones-Emberson 1

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Name: Christopher Massa Object: Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1) Description: A 14th magnitude planetary nebula in Lynx. 1600 light years away. Imaged in bicolor (Ha and OIII) with Atik 383L+ and Baader filters. Scope is 8″ EdgeHD SCT with 0.7x reducer on a Paramount MX+. Location is my backyard observatory in northern California. 15.5 hours of […]

IOTW: Diego Colonnello’s NGC 6164 & NGC 6165

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Name: Diego Colonnello Object: NGC 6165 NGC 6164 Description: Imaging telescope or lens: Saxon Velocity 2001, Klaus Helmerich CF tube Imaging camera: ZWO Optical ZWO ASI 1600MM cool Mount: TAKAHASHI NJP Temma 2 Guiding telescope or lens: Saxon Velocity 2001, Klaus Helmerich CF tube Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Software: Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro, […]

IOTW: Bubble Nebula Region by Nicolas Kizilian

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Name: Nicolas Kizilian Object: The Bubble Nebula Region. Description: The Bubble Nebula Region. In this Narrowband image you can see the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635, center), the stars clusters M52 (NGC7564) & NGC7510, and the nebulae NGC7538, Sh2-151 and Sh2-157. This is a combination of a Bi-color Ha/Oiii and a SHO image. 10h20mn of exposure […]

NGC 5033 & Friends by Arturas Medvedevas

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Name: ArtÅ«ras Medvedevas Object: NGC5033 with friends Description: Equipment/Acquisition Details: Imaging Scope: SkyWatcher Explorer 130PDS 650mm F5 newtonian reflector Imaging Camera: Starlight Xpress Trius-SX694 Mono CCD Filter Wheel: Starlight Xpress Mini Filter Wheel w/ Integrated OAG Filters: 1.25″ mounted Baader LRGB filters, 1.25″ mounted Astrodon 3nm Ha filter Guide Camera: Lodestar X2 Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 […]

IOTW: NGC4725 by Christopher Gomez

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Name: Christopher Gomez Object: NGC4725 Description: Galaxy season is coming to a close but I’m glad I was able to finish this one up, NGC4725 in LRGB+Ha shot with my QSI690 WSG-8 and RC8 Please paste the following link to see full resolution http://www.astrobin.com/full/295861/0/ Enjoy!

IOTW: M81, M82 and IFN by Jeff Weiss

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This weeks IOTW goes to Jeff Weiss for his IFN around M81 and M82 Name: Jeff Weiss Object: M81, M82 and IFN Description: 9.8 hr HaLRGB with emphasis on the surrounding IFN at good transparancy (SQM 21.6+). Composited with 12.2 hours of HaLRGB on the M81,M82 galaxies only for 22 hours total exposure on the […]