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#1 YossiZ

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 03:01 AM

Hi,

 

Last night's session concluded 2 months of EAA sessions mainly dedicated to galaxies in mono. Last year, I only had my ASI178MC and the galaxy season was colorful, but it took long time for each object to shine. The ASI178MM allowed for much faster results and observing many and fainter galaxies this season. I observed hundreds of galaxies, some times dozens in the same frame. Here I will add only the highlights. Most objects are with ~10 minutes of total exposure, some with a little more or less, up to 22.5 minutes max in M81. Darks only. All saved as seen in ASILive. MAK 150mm, f/6.3 reducer, no filters, bortle 6.

 

M51:

Light_Stack_26frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_27.8C_gain270_2022-06-19_230218.jpg

 

M64:

Light_Stack_20frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_28.0C_gain270_2022-06-19_214157.jpg

 

M63:

Light_Stack_21frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_27.7C_gain270_2022-06-19_224503.jpg

 

M104:

Light_Stack_14frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_25.2C_gain270_2022-04-26_235212.jpg

 

M102:

Light_Stack_21frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin1_27.2C_gain270_2022-06-19_235128.jpg

 

M94:

Light_Stack_20frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_28.0C_gain270_2022-06-19_223253.jpg

 

M83:

Light_Stack_17frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_30.5C_gain270_2022-06-16_220547.jpg

 

M109:

Light_Stack_21frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_25.6C_gain270_2022-06-01_220147.jpg

 

M108:

Light_Stack_15frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_25.5C_gain270_2022-06-01_214259.jpg

 

To be continued...


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 03:05 AM

Last few Messier objects before moving on to Caldwells and NGCs.

 

M81:

Light_Stack_30frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin1_26.2C_gain270_2022-04-26_214711.jpg

 

M82:

Light_Stack_14frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_28.8C_gain270_2022-05-30_210753.jpg

 

M61:

Light_Stack_26frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_25.5C_gain270_2022-04-26_233754.jpg

 

M60, NGC4647 and a supernova:

Light_Stack_5frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_27.8C_gain270_2022-05-30_222328.jpg


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 03:23 AM

The whale galaxy, C32:

Light_Stack_21frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_27.8C_gain270_2022-06-19_220843.jpg

 

The Needle galaxy, C38:

Light_Stack_23frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_30.3C_gain270_2022-06-16_223841.jpg

 

C7:

Light_Stack_16frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin1_26.5C_gain270_2022-04-26_210248.jpg

 

C36:

Light_Stack_21frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_28.0C_gain270_2022-06-19_231728.jpg

 

Centaurus A, C77, low at 12°:

Light_Stack_14frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_30.6C_gain270_2022-06-16_214743.jpg

 

C21:

Light_Stack_13frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_25.6C_gain270_2022-06-01_221243.jpg

 

C60+61, The Antenna galaxies:

Light_Stack_12frames_ASILive_45sec_Bin2_28.8C_gain270_2022-05-30_220057.jpg

 

The Box galaxies:

Light_Stack_37frames_ASILive_30sec_Bin2_29.1C_gain270_2022-06-26_220601.jpg

 

 

Now with my balcony that faces West, the globular clusters season is starting, and next are the summer nebulae which I really want to catch with my little refractor for the first time.

 


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 09:14 AM

Awesome shots!


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 10:26 PM

Awesome shots!


Thank you!

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:34 PM

I just got my setup set up. Now gotta learn how to use it!  Can't wait to see the things you've seen.


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Posted 28 June 2022 - 04:30 AM

Love thos targets in mono.  I have captured all the Messiers with C8 and 2 x 0.63 reducer on 290 mono and love it!


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Posted 28 June 2022 - 11:50 PM

Love thos targets in mono. I have captured all the Messiers with C8 and 2 x 0.63 reducer on 290 mono and love it!


Great. Yes, I like the color for nebulae and star clusters, but for galaxies the mono usually wins due to speed.


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