Category: Galaxies

M31 from Oregon Star Party

I have a few images from the fantastic dark skies at Oregon Star Party¬†which I will be posting over the next few days. I ranked the pictures in order of how much I like each of them, and will be writing them up in reverse order; this one is number 5. This is M31, also…


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…