Astrophotography

The Dumbbell Nebula (NGC6853) imaged on 8/8/2019 from South Bend, IN

100 x 120s Ha + 120 x 120s  Oiii+ on 139 Gain using ZWO ASI1600mm (color combined using R=Ha, G=Ha*Oiii*0.9, B=Oiii).


The Crescent Nebula (NGC6888) imaged on 7/10/2019 from South Bend, IN

100 x 60s Ha + 120 x 120s  Ha+ 60 x 300s Oiii on 300 Gain using ZWO ASI1600mm.


The Great Orion Nebula (M42) & Running Man Nebula imaged on 3/11/2019 from South Bend, IN

30 x 5s + 30 x 10s + 30 x 30s + 10 x 90s on Medium Gain Preset using Atik Horizon OSC


Bode’s Galaxy (M81) & Cigar Galaxy (M82) imaged on 4/8/2019 from South Bend, IN

150 x 60s on Medium Gain Preset using Atik Horizon OSC


The Horsehead & Flame Nebula & Alnitak (leftmost star in Orion’s belt) imaged on 3/16/2019 from South Bend, IN

40 x 10s + 40 x 30s on Medium Gain Preset + 40 x 30s on 0 Gain using Atik Horizon OSC


Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) imaged on 6/12/2019 from South Bend, IN

200 x 30s L – 20 x 30s in each R/G/B – ASI1600MM Pro @ 139 Gain (Medium Preset)


Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) imaged on 4/20/2019 from South Bend, IN

100 x 60s on Medium Gain Preset using Atik Horizon OSC


Globular Cluster (M003) imaged on 5/5/2019 from South Bend, IN

150 x 15s + 30 x 30s + 30 x 60s on Medium Gain Preset using Atik Horizon OSC


My current gear setup for astrophotography:

  • Celestron C11 EdgeHD Optical Tube Assembly
  • Celestron CGEM DX Equatorial Mount
  • Starizona Hyperstar V3 Focal Reducer/0.7x Celestron Focal Reducer
  • ZWO ASI1600MM Pro Monochrome CMOS Camera
  • ZWO LRGB + Narrowband 1.25″ Filters in ZWO 8 Position Filter Wheel
  • ASIair Control Unit/Acquisition Software + Pixinsight/Photoshop Processing Software