Astro ramblings

Esprit 100 telescope and ASI camera imaging the distance cosmos

Had a bit of clear tonight before some clouds rolled in. A warm up to this weekends marathon of clear nights. If forecast holds Sat, Sun and Mon nights are clear. Will be doing more imaging into the wee hours of the morning. Tonight I got another hour on the Eastern Veil Nebula (blue channel) an while the Esprit 100 telescope and ASI1600mm-c camera were imaging the distant reaches of the cosmos… I took a photo of them!

A Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 triplet refractor and ASI1600mm-cooled camera mounted on a Sky-Watcher EQ6 mount
Shawn Nielsen

My story began nearly 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5" reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.

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