Imaging

This section will be devoted to SVAS member
Astrophotography


 

NGC 281- The Pacman Nebula NGC 2244- The Rosette Nebula
NGC 281- The Pacman Nebula NGC 2244- The Rosette Nebula
M42- The Orion Nebula
M42- The Orion Nebula

The above shots were taken by Member Adam Phillips. All shots were taken with a Stellarvue SV80 and a QSI 6120 CCD Camera. Click images to view full size.


Lagoon Nebula Horsehead Nebula
The Lagoon nebula taken on 08/15/15. This is a single 37 sec exp using a Mallencam Video Camera.  The Horsehead nebula taken on 10/14/15 at
2 am. This is a single 2 min exp using a Mallencam Video Camera.
 
The above shots were taken by Board Member Charles Jones. Both shots were taken with a Celestron C6 and a Mallencam Video Camera. Click images to view full size.


The shots below were taken by Board Member Kevin Heider. He used a Canon T3i camera attached to the 80mm Stellarvue Refractor mounted on top of the Richey 16" at HGO.
Comet Lovejoy Venus & Mercury
This 2 min exposure of
Comet Lovejoy was shot on 1/12/15.
A 20 second exposure of the Venus & Mercury pairing captured on 1/13/15.

Comet Lovejoy GShuluk
Comet c/2014 Lovejoy - Imaged by Gary Shuluk - 240 sec using HGO's 80mm Stellarvue and a Canon 450 DSLR - Click image for full size preview.

m17 The Omega Nebula

M17 – Imaged by Gary Shuluk

This is a section of m17 The Omega Nebula (or the Swan) taken with the 16″RC at HGO on 8/16/14. I shot a total of (20) 2 minute shots with a Canon 450D DSLR. I used my SBIG STV Guide Camera with the Stellarvue 80mm as a guide scope. I processed this image as a monochrome shot, and did not use any dark frame subtraction. Now that this scope is fully automated, the imaging possibilities with a basic camera are unlimited. I’m looking forward to what other members will come up with. I’d like to thank Lonnie and Perry for all the work they’ve done in turning this old 16″ RC into a high quality goto scope!

Blue Canyon Nights (BCN) - Auriga IC Complex

While the observatory at Blue Canyon (HGO) is blocked by snow this year, members have still walked in to take advantage of the dark nights, using the C 14 in the Dome or their own equipment. One of the more interesteing constellations to observe during these winter months is Auriga, the Charioteer. Auriga has more sights that just the sixth brightest star in the Galaxy, Capella and the Messier Clusters, M36, M37 and M38. Read full article here...