Tag Archives: ASI1600mm-cooled

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 [...]

The Iris Nebula NGC 7023 in Cepheus

Iris Nebula NGC 7023 taken from Oliphant, Ontario in September 2017.
The Iris Nebula, NGC 7023, is a deepsky object I have imaged before. It's a mysterious looking reflection nebula. Sometimes referred to as the keyhole nebula. This colour data was taken in September from our cottage up north in Oliphant, Ontario. The night skies up there are still prestine and dark, although with the introduction [...]

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 [...]

The Rosette Nebula in Hubble Palette

NGC 2237 The Rosette Nebula and open cluster NGC 2244 at center.
I will admit it has been a while since I have posted a new image. Between looking after my businesses, family life and the light pollution advocacy work I do it's not always easy to find time to image new data and process it... then add to this very few good clear nights, equipment issues [...]