Saturday, May 31, 2014
Image 1: LBN159 SH2-99 NGC6857 in Cygnus
LBN159 is a dark nebula towards the "Orion Spur" of our galaxy. Dark nebulas are huge amount of dust obstructing the light of the background stars.
Image 2: Digital zoom on both emission nebulas SH2-99 and NGC6857
NGC6857 (up) is a tiny emission nebula having a brightness of 11.4m and an apparent size of 0,6". The second nebula SH2-99 is apparently located under it.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Image 1: The worlds around the Christmas Tree star cluster
Image 2: The double star on the top of the Conus nebula NGC2264
Image 3: Details in the Hubble reflection nebula NGC2346
Three sub exposures of 1200s each, stacked and processed with MaximDL and Aperture.
The focal length was 660mm (f/5.2), a QHY8L one-shot-color camera, auto guided with a Lodestar on a FS60C was on prime focus.