Lovely image of the Orion nebula captured by Ted Pearson on 30 December.
Here is another go by Kevin Brown at M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. This time using sub-images captured in Canon 1000D RAW format.
This resulting image is made from 5 lights plus 1 dark, each of 180s exposure at 1600 ISO, stacked using Deep Sky Stacker software.
The settings used with DSS were rather random (more experience needed), so a better final result is probably possible…
The first decent picture taken from Kevin Brown’s DIY observatory. A very pleasing result after the build this summer, which was helped so much by CADSAS member Terry.
M31 Andromeda Galaxy plus M32 and M110. This is a stacked, colour adjusted composite image from .jpg lights (yes, mistake, should have been raw format).
Captured using Canon 1000D camera and Skywatcher ED80 refractor.
Image of the Sun captured on 7th July 2014 by our member Graham Caller. Comprising 80 frames at 1/4000 sec exposure, stacked in Registax software.
An image of double star Albireo in constellation Cygnus, imaged with the Alan Young Telescope.
Albireo consists of an orange giant of magnitude 3, together with the blue/green magnitude 5 companion.
It is good to see that our work on improving the Alan Young Telescope is now producing results, in the form of better quality astro-images.
This picture was captured on my Orion Starshoot Imager, with a run of 1 minute taking 600 frames and then aligning and stacking using “Registak” software.
In the same frame “Io” is peeking out from behind the planet, (just on the edge), at about 8 o’clock and about one jupiter diameter away is “Ganymede” on the same side. On the version I have sent you, Ganymede is dificult to see, but on the original it is clearer
Yesterday Robin Stafford-Allen from the Culham Centre For Fusion Engineering visited us at Cranbrook School and gave an excellent lecture.
He spoke about his work on fusion energy since the early 1980s as an engineer on the JET (Joint European Torus) project at Culham, and most recently, the ITER tokomak project at Cadarache in France.
He kindly provided a copy of his slide presentation: [Download] (warning large file)
Also, here are the two short videos captured within JET, included in his presentation (warning large files, wmv format):
1) A Burst [Download]
2) A Plasma Disruption [Download]
Image of M52 made by stacking 10 x 30 secs shots through a Skywatcher 150mm f/8 refracting telescope on 20 August 2013, taken at Brickfield Observatory by Ivan Walton and Ted Pearson.
Image captured by our member Brian Bennewith.
On Monday 4th June at about 12:40am, I managed to capture this attached picture of Saturn. I was using a Meade Lunar, Planitary Imager, (LPI), coupled to my Skywatcher 5.7 inch reflector telescope. The software is Meade Autostar Suite and the image is a composite of 10 separate images of better that 95% quality.
Image of comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4) captured by our member Graham Caller on 30th April 2013.
I captured Panstarrs on 30th April as it was just above Cassiopeia. A tricky one to find.
This image comprises 6 x 6 min lights that have been stacked in DSS using the very useful ‘comet stacking’ option.