Category: Galaxies

M63 from Oregon Star Party 2016

Finally processed this data of M63, the Sunflower Galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. This required quite a bit of work in PixInsight to fix residual gradients, and it has taken me a while to get to the point where I have a final image that I’m happy with. As always, I’m sure I will…


NGC5905 & NGC5908 from Oregon Star Party 2016

This is the best process so far of just over 4 hours of data featuring the pair of galaxies NGC5905 and NGC5908 in the constellation Draco. These are extremely faint galaxies (both magnitude 12) and pulling a good image from the background noise is extremely challenging, even with several hours of data. I will probably…


M33 from Oregon Star Party 2014

Getting caught up with old data. This is a reprocess of M33 from last year’s Oregon Star Party. This took me quite a while to get processed correctly because I messed up the capture due to incorrectly noting the position of the filters in my filter wheel. I had positions 1 – 4 of the…


NGC891 from Oregon Star Party 2014

  This was my one carefully pre-planned image for the 2014 Oregon Star Party: taking into account the large field of view afforded by the Takahashi FSQ-106, I mapped out a view that would encompass a large number of galaxies around the region of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC891. NGC891 is a 10th magnitude galaxy…