From left to right, the Lobster Claw Nebula (Sharpless 157), the Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) and open cluster M52. I captured this image of all three in October 2018 using the Esprit 100 triplet, Moravian 16200EC CCD camera and Optolong H-alpha filter. They lie in the constellation Cassiopeia. To the lower right in the image is a smaller emission nebula, NGC 7538.
- Skywatcher Esprit 100mm APO refractor, F5.5
- Moravian G3 16200 CCD @ -10deg
- Optolong filters Ha 7nm
- Skywatcher EQ6 mount / Skyshed Pier
- 300min / 10min subs
- SGP, PHD, EQmod softwares for acquisition
- Pixinsight 1.8 calibration, processing
- Seeing and transparency average
- Location: Kitchener, Ontario
My story began more than 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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