This is the sun today – another cloudless day. Best 300 of 1000 frames stacked in Registax. Captured using my Lunt LS35THa solar telescope and the IS DMK51AU02.AS CCD camera.
After photographing deep sky objects all winter, I spent this weekend photographing solar system object. The targets was the Sun, Jupiter and the moon. After a cloudy afternoon, the sky cleared a couple of hours before the moon rises above my horizon. I started imaging Jupiter in RGB (the result will be posted as soon as I´ve processed it). A few hours later the moon was within reach of my telescope. Here is the result:
First light for my new Imaging Source DMK51AU02.AS. I purchased this camera to be able to image the whole solar- and lunar disc in one image. This is an upgrade from my Imaging Source DMK21AU618.AS which has a smaller sensor.
The sun is captured using IC Capture. 1000 frames for surface details and 1000 frames for prominences. 200-300 best frames was stacked and processed in Registax 6 and Photoshop CS 5.
I have started to work on the Rosette Nebula. Due to the 45% illuminated waxing moon, I started with h-alpha. I managed to get 10 good exposures on the night of january 26th. I will continue to collect more h-alpha, and when the conditions are good enough RGB image data.
This is the result so far:
First light for my new telescope – The Takahashi FSQ 106-EDX III astrograph.
Not an ideal night for astrophotography, but I managed to get a few decent exposures of the comet between the clouds. Hopefully I´ll have another go at this comet before it disappears from my skies…
After a few nights without clouds, but with rather poor conditions for astrophotography, I´ve managed to create this image of the Bubble Nebula. This is a HaRGB: 6x1200sec Ha + 8x300sec RGB. I tried to make a better image after a third night of exposures, but I was most happy with this image. I have 15 unused LRGB exposures for another edit.
This is a work in progress. I managed to collect 6 x 20min successful H-alpha exposures last night. The rest of a total of 15 exposures were out of focus.
This object will be revisited soon to collect more light – including color-information.
After having my previous webpage for a little more than a year, I decided to move the whole thing to another server, and upgrade bouth the looks, and the “nuts & bolts” of the page.
Since most of my followers don’t speek norwegian, I have changed from being an all norwegian site, to write in engslish!
I hope you all enjoy my new site, and are looking forward to see your comments on my work! 🙂