RTI-Zone

Deep Space Objects

M15

Date
September 24th 2016
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
CFF RC250
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
L: 7x10min bin 1x1, R: 6x5min bin 2x2, G: 6x5min bin 2x2, B: 6x5min bin 2x2
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M15 / NGC 7078

M5

Date
June 25th 2016
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
CFF RC250
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
L: 4x5min bin 1x1, R: 4x2min bin 3x3, G: 2x2min bin 3x3, B: 3x2min bin 3x3
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M5 / NGC 5904

M3

Date
April 17th 2016
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
CFF RC250
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
L: 1x5min bin 1x1, R: 1x2min bin 3x3, G: 1x2min bin 3x3, B: 1x2min bin 3x3
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M3 / NGC 5272

IC434 The horsehead Nebula and NGC 2024 the Flame nebula

Date
December 26th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter, Astrodon Gen II LRGB, Astrodon Ha 5nm
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
L: 10x10min bin 1x1, Ha: 5x10min bin 1x1, R: 8x5min bin 2x2, G: 8x5min bin 2x2, B: 8x5min bin 2x2
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight, Ha combined with Red, then LRGB combining
Astrometry.net
IC434 / NGC 2024

M33 The Triangulum Galaxy

Date
October 18th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
7 x 10 minutes
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M33

M2 globular cluster

Date
October 18th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
6 x 5 minutes
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M2

M52 and the Bubble Nebula

Date
October 4th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
6 x 10 minutes
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M52 and Bubble Nebula

M81

Date
March 15th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -10°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD2, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
3 x 10 minutes
Capture
TheSkyX Professional Edition
Processing
PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M81

M81, M82 and SN2014J

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Date
February 1st 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -15°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
1 x 5 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M81 M82
Note
The second image is the same but with the new super nova SN2014J in M82. The imaging conditions were very bad as cloud were comming in and this was taken through some clouds.

M74

Date
November 23rd 2013
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -15°C
Telescope
Astro-Tech AT12RC
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Guiding
PHD, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
12 x 10 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M74

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy with M32 and M110

Date
September 28th 2013
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -15°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
12 x 5 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M31/Andromeda Galaxy

M27 - The Dumbbell Nebula

Date
September 28th 2013
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M at -15°C
Telescope
Meade 102ED Triplet APO
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Hotech 2" Field Flattener
Guiding
PHD, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
12 x 5 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and PixInsight
Astrometry.net
M27/Dumbbell Nebula

M3

Date
June 29th 2013
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M
Telescope
Meade SN8
Mount
AP 900GTO
Filters
Lumicon Deep-Sky filter
Corrector
Baader MPCC Mark III
Guiding
PHD, Stellarvue SV50 with DMK 21AF04.AS
NB Frames
1 x 5 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and Photoshop CS4
Astrometry.net
M3

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy (and M32)

Date
October 6th 2012
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M
Telescope
Meade SN8
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
10 x 1 minutes
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and Photoshop CS4
Astrometry.net
M31/Andromeda Galaxy

M42 / M43 - The Orion nebula

Date
December 30th 2012
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
SBIG STF-8300M
Filter
Lumicon Deep Sky Filter (2")
Telescope
Meade SN8
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
8 x 1mn for main nebula, 10 x 15 seconds + 10 x 2 seconds for the core
Capture
Equinox Image
Processing
Equinox Image and Photoshop CS4
Astrometry.net
M42/Orion nebula

M42 / M43 - The Orion nebula

Date
December 14th 2003
Location
San Francisco, CA
Camera
Canon D60
Telescope
Meade SN8
Mount
LXD-55
NB Frames
6 x 1 minutes
Capture
On camera with TC-80N3
Processing
Photoshop CS2
Astrometry.net
M42/Orion nebula

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