NGC6888

NGC6888
NGC6888

2012-10-11 20:00-22:30
Clear followed by clouds and compact fog, no wind

2013-09-28 20:30-00:00
Scattered clouds followed by clear weather, no moon, no wind, 7 degrees C

NGC6888
Exposures:
10x120s+31x240s LIGHT
20x240s DARK
20 BIAS
20 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain + Meade Focalreducer 6.3
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

M56

M56
M56

2013-09-27 20:30-00:00
Clear with good seeing followed by increasingly worse seeing and scattered clouds, no moon, some
wind, 8 degrees C

M56
Exposures:
15x240s LIGHT
20x240s DARK
20 BIAS
20 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

M71

M71
M71

2013-09-27 20:30-00:00
Clear with good seeing followed by increasingly worse seeing and scattered clouds, no moon, some
wind, 8 degrees C

M71
14x240s LIGHT
20x240s DARK
20 BIAS
20 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

M81, M82

M81, M82
M81, M82

2013-09-24 21:00-22:00
Clear, weak wind, 10 degrees C

M81/M82
Exposures:
12x120s LIGHT
10x120s DARK
20 BIAS
20 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Canon EFS 55-250mm@250mm
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

SUPERNOVA 2013EV IN IC1296

M57, SN2013ev
M57, SN2013ev

Took an image of M57 – The Ring Nebula before the fog clouds rolled in this Friday. To my surprise I also caught the supernova SN2013ev in the far away spiral galaxy IC1296 (225 million lightyears) which lies in sight with the much closer M57 (2300 lightyears). Currently this supernova is shining at magnitude 17, close to the magnitude 15 of the whole galaxy IC1296, however to me in this picture it seems to have brightened somewhat.

M57

M57
M57

2013-09-13 22:00-00:00
Faint clouds followed by fog, half moon, moist, 15 degrees C

M57 /IC1296+SN2013ev
Exposures:
22x180s LIGHT
30x180s DARK
20 BIAS
20 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

M101

M101
M101

2013-09-06 22:00-02:00
Clear, no moon, no wind, 15 degrees C

M101
Exposures:
40x240s LIGHT
25x240s DARK
20 BIAS
16 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain + Meade Focalreducer 6.3
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight

M51

M51
M51

2013-09-02 22:00-01:00
Some faint fog clouds, no moon, no wind, little moist, 10 degrees C

M51
Exposures:
34x180s LIGHT
40x180s DARK
20 BIAS
16 FLAT

Camera: Canon EOS-600D, ISO800
Lens: Meade Model 2080 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain + Meade Focalreducer 6.3
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: BackyardEOS, PixInsight