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The Crab Nebula – Messier 1

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO Mounts: Celestron AVX  Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope  Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider  Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x  Dates: Nov. 9, 2020 Frames: 6×240″ Integration: 0.4 hours Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days Avg. Moon phase: 39.87% Full capture details on Astrobin.

Triangulum Galaxy Messier 33

After a few hit-or-miss attempts at Mars during the few clear nights we’ve had this fall, I decided to go back to hunting down galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters. Triangulum is a early fall favourite, rising high in the sky while the nights begin to dramatically lengthen. Along with Andromeda, M33 is anticipated to merge […]

Pinwheel Galaxy in Widefield

After several nights of frustration with nebula near the Milky Way, I decided to look to the North Western sky and an old favourite, the Pinwheel Galaxy Messier 101. Taken with the widefield RedCat51, 2 minute exposures with the autoguider gave pinpoint stars with lots and lots of colour. You can clearly see it’s companion […]

“Final” Messier 61 & Supernova SN2020jfo

I wasn’t happy with the clarity & sharpness of the Messier 61 I took a few days ago, so I spent a few hours more trying to get nice round stars. This time, I was happy with the results! With improved tracking & a bit more time spent with the focuser (which is still giving […]