NGC5070 Pelican nebula DSLR

20140727_NGC5070_Canon350D_mtsalkidis

Just found some data from the early tries in astrophotography from the summer of 2014 and gave them a go at post processing.
A lot of comma on the edges since I didn’t have an FFR at the time.
The image was captured with a Canon 350D with IR mod (filter removal). Halos around the stars are due to UHC-S filter.

This image contains: Pelican nebula, IC 5070, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg

Sky-Watcher 80ED Pro Black Diamond
Canon 350D
Filters: Baader UHC-S
HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescope : SKYWATCHER 70/500
Guiding camera : QHY CCD QHY5 mono

Software: PixInsight

Resolution: 3574×2414
Dates: July 28, 2014
Frames: Baader UHC-S : 6×720″ ISO800 bin 1×1

Integration: 1.2 hours
Darks: ~10
Flats: ~10
Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 0.94 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.00%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 28.00
RA center: 312.657 degrees
DEC center: 44.441 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.198 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 94.943 degrees
Field radius: 1.317 degrees

Location: Katsaros obs, Katsaros, Kalamata, Greece

NGC6960 – Veil Nebula

20140727_NGC6960_Veil_nebula_mtsalkidis

Just found some data from the early tries in astrophotography from the summer of 2014 and gave them a go.
A lot of comma on the edges since I didn’t have an FFR at the time.
The image was captured with a Canon 350D with IR mod (filter removal). Halos around the stars are due to UHC-S filter.

This image contains : Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
Sky-Watcher 80ED Pro Black Diamond
Canon 350D
HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescope: SKYWATCHER 70/500
Guiding camera: QHY CCD QHY5 mono

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Baader UHC-S

Resolution: 3253×2306
Dates: July 27, 2014

Frames: 12×1200″
Integration: 4.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.05 days
Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%
RA center: 311.481 degrees
DEC center: 30.732 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.200 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 105.796 degrees
Field radius: 1.219 degrees

Locations: Katsaros obs, Katsaros, Kalamata, Greece

Galaxy M101 – Location Greece Mount Taygetus

The famous M101 Galaxy!

M101 Galaxy
M101 Galaxy

Technical details :

Contains: NGC 5477, NGC 5473, M 101, NGC 5457
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 80ED Pro Black Diamond
Imaging cameras: Canon 350D
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 80ED Pro Black Diamond
Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Resolution: 1016×936

Dates: July 24, 2014
Frames: 30×243″ ISO400
Integration: 2.0 hours
Darks: ~10
Flats: ~30
Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 26.86 days
Avg. Moon phase: 7.86%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00
Temperature: 22.00
RA center: 210.790 degrees
DEC center: 54.363 degrees
Pixel scale: 4.405 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -89.651 degrees
Field radius: 0.845 degrees