45 minutes worth of exposure. 6 x 5 minutes of luminance and 1 x 5 minutes each or Red, Green and Blue (RGB). Processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop.
A Waxing Gibbous. Taken from Oslo, not far from the Royal Palace. A Canon 5d Mark III was used with a Celestron 8 inch SCT.
Three galaxies, M66 (bottom left), M65 (bottom right) and NGC 3628 in the constellation of Leo.
NGC 253 aka The Sculptor Galaxy aka the Silver Dollar Galaxy lies a mere 10 million light years away in the constellation of Sculptor. It is 70 000 light years across and was first discovered by astronomer Caroline Herschel in 1783
Jupiter, three of its moons on the same plane (from left to right Callisto, Io and Ganymede) and the star HD 49201.
Found in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Tarantula Nebula or NGC2070 is a large star forming region similar to that of the Orion's Nebula. If it were as close to earth as Orion's Nebula, it would cast shadows!
The most famous, and possibly the nicest star cluster visible to the naked eye. 45 minutes worth of exposure. 6 x 5 minutes of luminance and 1 x 5 minutes each or Red, Green and Blue (RGB). Processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop.
A wonderful face on spiral galaxy at a distance of 30 million light years. 30 minutes of luminance with 3 x 3 minutes of RGB. 50 minutes of luminance and 5 minutes each of RGB.
NGC 2359, an emission nebula from Wolf-Rayet star HD56925. 22 Hours worth of exposure using Sulphur II, Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen III filters for RGB, respectively.
The image is a joint effort of data acquisition between myself and 9 other astronomers. All processing of raw data and the resultant image are my own work.
An astronomer observes our star using a Hydrogen Alpha telescope. N.B. Never look at the sun with the naked eye or a telescope/binoculars without first consulting with someone who understands the necessary safety precautions! Specialist equipment must be used.