Raw Data for M51

Here are the stacked and calibrated raw files from my latest M51 image. Images are in Pixinsight xisf format. Red 24x180s.xisf Green 38x180s.xisf Blue 34x180s.xisf Lum_28*900s Lum_18x30s Ha 8x900s     

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Super Nova

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Weather Prediction with Node-Red, forecast.io and a Raspberry Pi

A feature of Astro-Photography is the need to leave expensive equipment outside over night as it captures the hours of data necessary to create an image. You keep a careful eye on it but as […]

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Heart Nebula

A stack of 7 10 minute Ha exposures of the Heart Nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. (click on image for full res)

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Cygnus Wall – more data

After 2 more nights now of clear but fairly hazy conditions I have managed to capture a bit more data including some SII. The result is that the Cygnus image is starting to come together.  […]

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The Cygnus Wall

Another night of data to add to the North American Nebula from the last post, creating a two frame mosaic revealing more of the yellow stripe of gas, that I have since realised is the […]

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First HST

During this awesome weather we are experiencing I have been able to further work on refining the automation of the scope and collect a fair amount of data. I have had little inclination however to […]

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Eastern Veil Process

Here is a more thorough process of the Eastern Veil shot earlier this month. It soon became clear that more data is required for a truly clean result – as once I I had removed subs […]

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Witch’s Broom Process

Today I have had a crack at processing the Witch’s Broom data using the trial version of PixInsight. PixInsight is not immediatley intuitive and I would say that Harry Page’s excellent video tutorials (http://www.harrysastroshed.com) are […]

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Crescent Nebula

Fifth Clear night in a row. Sleep deprivation setting in now. Cygnus is still perfectly situated for me – so this time I went after another one of its finest – the Crescent nebula. My […]

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