Images take in 2011

M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

LRGB 60:30:30:30 taken with a Takahashi 106FSQ, Baader 36 mm filters, Atik OAG, EFW2 and 383L+ guided with a 320 on an EQ6 mount.

M31 LRGB Small

 

M51 Wirlpool Galaxy

LRGB 60:30:30:30 taken with a Takahashi 106FSQ, Baader 36 mm filters, Atik OAG, EFW2 and 383L+ guided with a 320 on an EQ6 mount.

 

M51 April 2011

 

M52, NGC 7635 The Bubble Nebula

LRGB 60:30:30:30 taken with a Takahashi 106FSQ, Baader 36 mm filters, Atik OAG, EFW2 and 383L+ guided with a 320 on an EQ6 mount.

 

M45 The Pliadies

LRGB 120:60:60:60 taken with a Takahashi 106FSQ, Baader 36 mm filters, Atik OAG, EFW2 and 383L+ guided with a 320 on an EQ6 mount.

 

 

NGC 281 and Pacman Nebula

A narrowband version of NGC 281 The Pacman nebula in Cassiopeia. Taken from Norwich UK with a Vixen VC200L with reducer / flattener giving a focal length of 1297mm at f6.48, and an Atik 383 binned 2 x2 to give a resolution of 1.72 arc seconds per pixel. Exposures of 1 hour each Ha, O3 and S2 filters were combined in that order to give this pleasing red version.

 

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