I pointed the telescope at Cepheus and captured 8 hours of data of NGC 7822. A star forming complex, where hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust all seem to be packed into this nebula region. Image data acquired with the Esprit 100 triplet refractor, QHY268C cooled cmos camera, Optolong L-eXtreme filter and NINA. Processed in PixInsight.
- Skywatcher Esprit 100mm APO refractor, F5.5 http://bit.ly/36w1F7Y
- QHY268C @ -10deg 26mp https://bit.ly/37OeYS5
- Optolong filter L-eXtreme http://bit.ly/32a9Gfu
- Skywatcher EQ6 mount
- Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Advance https://bit.ly/3aTBUiO
- 5min subs, 56-gain/30-offset
- NINA, PHD2, EQmod softwares for acquisition
- Pixinsight 1.8 calibration, processing
- Seeing and transparency average
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.