Quite nervy this one. Imaging ngc6888 as it crosses the meridian at the zenith.

Relative success as the eq6 auto flipped the telescope to the other side. No idea what to do afterwards so I chose a new guide star and set APT going again. Maybe it can be automated? I took snaps either side of the meridia and DSS took care of alignmnet. Looks quite nice though.
ngc6888 the crescent nebula in cygnus
700d + ar120s 25 x 120s @ ISO800 with wratten and moon filter

shapless cygnus

The sinisterly named shapless 2 looks like a tulip hence the tulip. Finally getting to grips with the processing bearing in mind that we don't do this for its simplicity...
sh2-101 the tulip nebula in cygnus
canon 700d with ar102s 25 x 240s @ ISO 800


festes 2016

Quiet this year. Relatively so, of course. The fiesta that is. Not the mascletà. A steady llovizna fell upon la nucía, just as last year.


galactic centre

Looking toward the centre of the galaxy. Dust gas and stars.
small galactic cloud m24 with dark nebulae barnard 92 and 93 in sagittarius
canon 700d on an 80mm f5 refractor 24 x 120s @ ISO 800

first attempt

the 80mm f5 with 60mm f4: cute
cluster detail of  m24 with an ar102s


astro lenses

Cheepo ebay special. 30 year old built-like-a-tank-they-don't-make-'em-like-that-any-more screw thread lens. 135mm, which in old money was a telephoto. Now giving wide field views for €30.

with sadr bottom left: the milky way in cygnus 

 cluster tr37 and nebula ic1396 in cepheus
canon 700d with porst 135mm @ f 5.6 : 24 x 240s @ ISO 800  on the good old eq6

And this one. A really cute zeiss 50mm f2.8

with both the sadr clouds and tr37 in the same frame
canon 700d with zeiss 50mm @ f5.6  24 x 120s @ ISO 800

But, I think we have a winner...

but the colour continues to haunt me...


doble value

cúmulo abierto y nebulosa de emisión

hey, slowly getting there with the colour balance...
 cluster ngc 6823 and nebula ngc 6820 in vulpecula
canon 700d + ar152s      30 x 120s @ ISO 1600