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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 [...]
TED Talks The problem of light pollution

The problem of light pollution – TED Talks

IC 1805 the Heart Nebula in Hubble Palette SHO

Meet IC 1805, the Heart Nebula.  This is an image I’ve been working on for a while in the Fall here. Mostly due to weather not cooperating.   I was able [...]
NGC 281 pacman nebula SHO

NGC 281 Pacman Nebula in Hubble Palette SHO

Meet NGC 281, also known as the Pacman Nebula. Can you spot the pacman? NGC 281 is a bright emission nebula and part of an H II region in the [...]

NGC 7822 Nebula in Hubble Palette SHO

Meet NGC 7822. This is 29 hours of data I collected over 6 clear nights. This is a Hubble palette image (false colour). NGC 7822 is a young, star-forming region [...]
Starfest 2019

I went to the Starfest 2019 star party!

I went to Starfest 2019 which is an annual star party held in Ayton, Ontario during the month of August. It’s considered a top ten star party with hundreds of [...]

Optolong L-eNhance Filter for Astrophotography

The Optolong L-eNhance filter is fast becoming the talk of the astro town. It’s affordable for even the tightest astro budgets but also delivers exceptional performance for imaging emission nebula [...]

Deepsky astrophotography with and without a narrowband filter

City lights, neighbours outside lights, limited number of clear nights and astrophotography from your backyard, all mean having to battle not only light pollution but time and opportunity to engage [...]

A new city light pollution filter! Triad Quadband Ultra Filter.

The Triad Quadband Ultra Filter from OPT is both amazing and fun to use. For many amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, light pollution makes things difficult and in some cases impossible [...]
polluting the night with light

Dr. Emily Fobert; polluting the night with light

Dr Emily Fobert delivering the Flinders University #EcologyandEvolution public lecture: ‘Polluting the night with light’ “So even today in a landscape of plastic pollution and climate change, artificial light at night is [...]