Tag Archives: ASI1600

M31 Andromeda Galaxy from the suburbs of Kitchener

M31 Andromeda Galaxy ASI1600MM-C and Esprit 100
M31 Andromeda Galaxy is a popular target for both observers and astrophotographers in the Fall months. It's well positioned for viewing in the NE sky after sunset when dark arrives. It remains visible for most of the night as well which is perfect for imaging this nearest galaxy friend of ours. This data was acquired [...]

Eastern Veil narrowband H-alpha with Esprit 100 triplet refractor and ASI1600MM-C

NGC 6992 Eastern Veil supernova remnant
I've had more clear nights to use my new Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 triplet telescope. I've been collected HaRGB data between July 28 and Aug 7, on the Eastern Veil nebula NGC 6992. NGC 6992 is one part of the visible portions of the Cygnus Loop, a large but relatively faint supernova remnant (SNR). These are [...]

M13 first light with Esprit 100 triplet refractor

M13 globular cluster imaged with an Esprit 100 triplet and ASI1600mm-c
So I finally had some clear skies to collect some data using the new Esprit 100 triplet refractor. This data was taken without the use of the field flattener that comes with the telescope. I have to get a custom spacer/adapter manufactured in order to attached my camera/filter wheel to the field flattener. That is [...]

M31 90min LRGB test using ASI1600mm-cooled CMOS camera

M31 90min LRGB test image with ASI1600mm-cooled

I performed some more test imaging with the ASI1600mm-cooled camera. This time I centered the telescope and camera on M31, the great Andromeda galaxy. I have imaged M31 before a few years ago using different equipment. This galaxy is a popular target at this time in the northern hemisphere when it rises high in the […]

First image tests with ASI1600MM-Cooled astro camera

ZWO ASI1600MM-Cooled astronomy camera
The new ASI1600MM-Cooled astrophotography camera from ZWO is breaking new ground in technology  for imaging the night sky. It's one of the first cameras that can do both planetary imaging and deep sky imaging. I have spent a couple clear nights recently taking some test images with it. I am really impressed with the camera's [...]