More with the QHY268C camera and Optolong L-eXtreme

I’ve been continuing to image with the QHY268C camera and Optolong L-eXtreme filter. This combination has proven to be very good for astrophotography. The results I am getting are really [...]
Crescent Nebula NGC 6888

The Crescent Nebula NGC 6888

The Crescent nebula NGC 6888 is a faint, diffuse nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. A beautiful star field of the summer night sky. This shell of gas (resembling a [...]
wizard nebula ngc 7380

The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380

The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380 is shown in this image comprised of 15 hours of data. The Wizard Nebula NGC 7380 is located in the constellation of Cepheus. It gets [...]
Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3

Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3

A photo of Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 high in the evening sky during July 2020. It’s been 4500 years since Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 last passed by the Earth on [...]
L-extreme Optolong

Optolong L-eXtreme filter for Astrophotography

An image of the Elephant’s Trunk nebula in IC1396 taken with the Optolong L-eXtreme filter. The Optolong L-eXtreme filter for astrophotography is dual band, allowing one shot colour cameras (OSC) [...]

Quasi Hubble Palette processing in Pixinsight

A quasi Hubble Palette image of the Cygnus Wall in the North America Nebula. As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been experimenting using OSC data to recreate a [...]
Pixinsight GAME mask script

Pixinsight GAME mask script update!

The GAME mask script for Pixinsight has been updated. If you want to create masks easily within Pixinsight for your image processing give it a try! In the video I’ll [...]
Starless version of Cygnus Wall image

The Cygnus Wall in NGC 7000

In June 2020 I pointed the Skywatcher Esprit 100 and new QHY268C camera at the Cygnus Wall for 5 nights. We had a run of clear nights in a row and it [...]
Pixinsight noise reduction TGVdenoise

Noise reduction in Pixinsight – TGVDenoise

Hello everyone! Thanks for watching another one of my videos. I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about noise reduction in Pixinsight so I thought I’d do another video covering [...]
pixinsight tip

Pixinsight tip to make your images look better

Here’s a Pixinsight image processing tip to help make your images look better. If you’ve ever had globs of red/magenta hues appearing within your image (colour cast) then this little [...]
Pixinsight SHO processing

Pixinsight SHO processing of NGC 7822 – Tutorial

Hey folks! Hope all is well and you’ve been getting some clear skies. In this astrophotography video I gather data on NGC 7822 nebula region in Cepheus using my Skywatcher [...]